Future Architectural Marvels of Dubai
Dubai's future architectural structures will be designed in all shapes and sizes. You will surely get to experience 'star trek' kind of structures in Dubai soon. Here are some amazing future architectural marvels of Dubai.
A 22 storied building pricked with 1326 'holes' strangely reminds you of a sponge or cheese cube. This unusual structure is designed by Reiser for Dubai Business Bay that has about 200 towers along with 0-14 tower. At first look, these holes may be found random, but when watched closely and you will realize that they are placed in a systematic diagonal angle. The building is expected to be completed by August 2009.
A beautiful twist in architectural definitions, Al Sharq tower is made of nine compact cylindrical towers interconnected with each other challenging sky limits making it the tallest tower on Sheikh Zayed Road at 360 meters when built. SOM has designed the structure which is under construction.Almas Tower (Diamond Tower)
The tall towering building of Almas Tower or Diamond Tower, when completed will be the second tallest building after Burj Dubai. Having74 floors, 4 of them will be service floors while remaining will be commercial. Built on an artificial island, the Almas Tower will be the nucleus of the Jumeirah Lake estate development. It is being built by Nakheel Properties and designed by Atkins architects. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has already moved its offices in the unfinished construction that is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2009.
Apeiron Hotel - a futuristic 7-star hotel to be built by Sybarite Ltd on the lines of Burj Al Arab. Standing on its own lagoon about 300-350 meters from Dubai beachside, the hotel will be accessible only by yacht or helicopter. The 28 floors above ground will provide all the luxury facilities and amenities expected from a 7-star hotel including a crescent lagoon cultivated with its flora & fauna like underwater sea world offering a dramatic ambience to the guests.Arabian Blade
The Arabian Blade - designed by Claudio Catalano and will be residential, hospitability and commercial complex. Triangular, sky pointing structure, design inspired by the arrangement of plants with several layers integrated with one unit.
The Dubai Promenade is a hole shaped structure to be built on a man-made island along with a series of Channel Towers located in between the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, primarily for hospitability purposes. While the Channel Towers also have residential apartments, the wheel structure will house the 5-star "Icon Hotel". Along with this, a variety of luxury facilities and retail services will also be available.
Dubai City Tower/Dubai Vertical City
A twisted cone-shaped structure spiralling towards the sky can be one of the greatest excesses of Dubai if realized. When built it will taller than Burj Dubai. The building will comprise have 400 floors that can be accessed by a vertical bullet train as an elevator reaching max. speed of 200 km/h. Six curled structures will be wrapped around a central core every 100 floors. It will consume 37,000MWH of electricity per year supplied by solar, thermal and wind energy.Dubai Towers
Four towers swirling the sky tip in the shape of a timid flame, Dubai Towers is an artist's imagination named as Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates. Constructed for mixed-use, its completion date is estimated at end-2009 by its developer Sama Dubai. This project is a major part of the "The Lagoons" consisting of seven inter-linked artificial islands near the Dubai Creek. Ranging from 57 to 94 stories it will comprise of residential apartments, hotel, offices, retail spaces and restaurants.
Standing at the doorway of Burj Dubai, Emaar Towers is located right across the street from Burj Dubai; tallest tower in the world. Sheets of skins with sweeping lines merging together at 42nd and 34th floors of the two towers, the design has been textured keeping in mind the traditional Islamic traditions. As they reach the top, the sheets bend together to merge with each other. Designed by Aedas, it is primarily for commercial use.
The Golden Dome, as the name suggests is a golden plated semi-circular dome standing tall at 455 meters high with 2.2 million of surface area. One of the largest buildings in terms of surface area, it will host 3,000 luxury townhomes, 1,000 room luxury star hotel, 500 offices, 50,000 sq.mtr convention centre and sports arena, a 23,000 space car park and a shopping mall. A 120-floor dome, modern navigation wagons will transport five elevators with people in them to the necessary floor.
Hydropolis is an ambitious project undertaken by Prof. Roland Dieterle to be the world's first underwater luxury resort. A self-proclaimed 10-star resort with the most advanced hospitability facilities which includes 220 suites, villas, shopping malls, cinema theatre, children's Seaworld, restaurants and missile defence security, Hydropolis is estimated to cost £300 million. As big as London's Hyde Park, the resort is located 20 meters beneath the sea bed and shaped in a petal from the outside to benefit open-sky events. Designed by Joachim Hauser it has been completely assembled in Germany and re-construction work is expected to be started again in 2009.
Promoted as one of the tallest towers with a 90-degree twist, The Infinity Tower is designed by SOM and constructed for mixed-use. Standing 80 stories and 330 meters high, it will house luxury apartments, pools, state-of-art gymnasium, conference rooms, tennis courts and a luxury spa. Due to its design, each apartment faces a different direction with a breathtaking view depending on which ‘angle’ of the tower it is situated.Lam Tara Towers
The Lam Tara Towers, currently under construction is a complex of two towers situated across Sheikh Zayed Road, each escalating at 60 and 70 stories respectively. Totally they measure a height of 360 meters with construction planned to be completed by 2010.Lighthouse
An environmentally conscious decision to make a Green Building that sustains its architecture with the help of the sun as well as lowering its dependency on energy and water by 65%. A low carbon commercial tower uses large scale wind turbine and photovoltaic panels to generate renewable energy.
Proposed to be Dubai's tallest skyscraper, Nakheel Tower would defy sky limits at 1,400 meters. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road and built on the principles of Islamic design, the project also keeps in mind the environmental situation in Dubai; especially strong currents of wind and harsh sunlight. The multimillion Nakheel Tower and Harbour cover 150 hectares, 250,000 m2 of hotels and hospitality space, 100,000 m2 of retail space and sweeping green lush lands with beautiful landscaping.
A project by Atkins architects, this structure transmits views of a pack of cards arranged methodically in layers. A slim building will stand tall at 379 meters when completed by November 2011. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road the inner glass & steel panels of the building slightly tilt sideways protruding a gravity resisting appearance. It will hold 17 commercial floors, a five-star hotel, and 74 serviced and 176 residential apartments.Porsche Towers
Located in the prime location of Dubai Business Bay, Porsche Towers occupies a 30,000sqm residential tower and an 85,000sqm commercial tower that concatenate to form a project that will include office spaces, cafes, residential apartments, etc. The geometrically designed blocks consist of a square-shaped office tower with side wings to minimize sunlight effect and cylindrical shaped residential tower with an atrium as high as the tower itself. The interiors of the towers have been done up by Porsche Design Group while OMA is responsible for the outside architecture.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
The Trump International Hotel & Tower is located on the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah Islands and has been designed by Atkins Middle East. A joint venture between Nakheel properties and the Trump organization, the striking sculpture gives us the appearance of two nail shaped structures linked together at the top. It will feature top-class residential, hotel and office facilities all offering a breathtaking view of the Palm Islands and Jumeirah skyline.
A project by A-cero architects and touted as the world’s first sea scraper, the design is inspired by the gentle waves of the ocean. This wave-shaped curved bridge connects the form to the sea that sits on its own man-made island. The tower is planned as a Green Building in the Madinat Al Arab district by the Madrid based architects.
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