An Australian design company are achieving the impossible with a 1km high skyscraper in Dubai.
November 21st, 2008
International design company Woods Bagot are set to change the skyline of Dubai forever, designing a tower over 1km high for developer Nakheel.
The tower is a set to be a landmark of modern architecture and engineering, utilising original design concepts and modern technology to build higher than ever before.
“It is truly a mark of the epoch. The project demonstrates Nakheel’s drive to provide a reflection of the future Arabia – a modern, global city of significance rightly assuming its place in the world,” Mark Mitcheson-Low from Woods Bagot explains.
The building represents a change in skyscraper design as well. Over 95 metres wide and made up of four individual towers, the tower is centered around an internal void – allowing the building to withstand high wind speeds around the upper levels.
“The design is an example of the human ability to overcome the forces of nature,” Mitcheson-Low says.
The tower is a part of the upcoming development by international company Nakheel, which includes a complete reconstruction of the city and harbour area.
Check out the Nakheel Harbour & Tower website at nakheelharbour.com
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