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Old April 13th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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ABU DHABI | Shining Towers | 42 fl | 33 fl | U/C

I've always been a fan of this project. It's been on this website for ages: Aedas.com. It's the architect's website. He is also the architect of the Ocean Heights tower in Dubai.

So definitely worth posting..

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Shining Towers (previously Harmony Towers)

Khalidiya, Sector W9 , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
HOOPS+HILGENDORFF

Conceived as a pair of dancers moving together without touching, each of these multi-storey towers appears to lean in two directions — sideways and towards one another. The shorter tower, a 33 storey concrete frame structure, houses apartments; for the taller tower, a 42 storey structure accommodating office space, we used a steel frame.

The two are linked by a three storey podium and three basement levels. These provide retail and leisure facilities, and car parking. Our considerable local experience in deep excavation and construction contributed to the water-resistant design of the basement levels.

For the towers, stability is provided mainly by eccentric concrete cores. Shear walls and framing action also contribute. We researched the future behaviour of the structure particularly thoroughly given the unusual loading involved, plus environmental stressors such as the difference between internal and external temperature. Both buildings are highly glazed and our designs incorporate the need for the glazing system to accommodate lean and shrinkage over time.



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Old April 13th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #2
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[2017] > Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Geneva, Annecy, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Barcelona, Zürich, Crete, Lisbon, Cascais, Málaga, Ronda, Dolomiti, Sistiana, Kitzbühel
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