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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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# PROJECT: HELIX HOTEL

The Other Guggenheim Abu Dhabi?
By Mason Currey

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:12 am

Architecture buffs who missed the opportunity to spend a night in the Guggenheim last fall may soon get a second chance—well, sort of. The winning design for Abu Dhabi’s five-star Helix Hotel, by Leeser Architecture, includes a spiraling floor plate that looks like a cousin of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous snail-shell structure. But, of course, the Helix—which is the centerpiece of a new waterfront development adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s dune-like Sheikh Zayed Bridge—boasts a legion of luxury amenities, standout among them a rooftop deck with glass-bottom swimming pool (so you can admire your fellow guests’ bikini bods from eight stories below). Leeser is also working with Atelier Ten on sustainable features like an interior-cooling waterfall and GROW cladding on the outside surface. If this all sounds a tad bit too ambitious for the current recessionary climate, fear not: even with neighboring Dubai’s economy in free fall, Abu Dhabi is forging ahead with several high-profile building projects, including its very own, for-real branch of the Guggenheim, by the loose-lipped Frank Gehry.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Abu Dhabi's Helix Hotel Will Feature Glass-Bottom Pool

Posted Apr 2nd 2009 10:01PM by Deidre Woollard
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The design for the Helix Hotel in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Bay have been released. The unique structure from Leeser Architects looks a bit like a stack of toliet seat lids but there is a method to the madness. Inside the building is a continuous spiral with a hollow center. One standout feature is the glass-bottom swimming pool suspended high in the air on the left. The Helix is part of the new waterfront development in Abu Dhabi near Zaha Hadid's striking Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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Interesting! Can't wait to see that in person!
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loooooooooooooooooool what the fuck is this?
Amazing shape but a bit weird
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Very nice design!!
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hehehe nice but strange design
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loooooooooooooooooool what the fuck is this?
Amazing shape but a bit weird
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hahah .. that's what the contractor is gonna say once he has signed the contract !! hahaha

But, of course, the Helix—which is the centerpiece of a new waterfront development adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s dune-like Sheikh Zayed Bridge—boasts a legion of luxury amenities, standout among them a rooftop deck with glass-bottom swimming pool (so you can admire your fellow guests’ bikini bods from eight stories below).


Shaikh Zayed bridge an excellent design for onlookers but a nightmare for the contractor Archirodon just opposite.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #12
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i guess this one is Never Built
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Wasn't this supposed to be built on the site where the gateway buildings may be built at some point?
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any one has more information regarding the contact details of the design company
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