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Old June 13th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Signature Towers | 351m | 1152ft | 305m | 1001ft | 251m | 823ft | On Hold

Business Bay's Dancing Towers unveiled in New York

The design of Business Bay, Dancing Towers, was revealed at New York's prestigious Guggenheim Museum this week, as part of a retrospective exhibition on UK-based architect, Zaha Hadid.


Dancing Towers.

The Iraqi-born architect was recently declared the winner of an international competition to design three iconic towers at Business Bay, the region's business capital.

Hashim Al Dabal, CEO of Dubai Properties said: 'Zaha Hadid's design for the Dancing Towers confirms Business Bay's role as a project that reflects Dubai's rapidly changing future.'

'The towers incorporate avant-garde definitions of functionality and form that will not only create a distinctive landmark at Business Bay, but also symbolise a new phase in Dubai's architectural standards.'



The bold design concept of Dancing Towers features a 'choreographed' fluidity that combines the three towers in one overall gesture.

Connecting the commercial, residential and hospitality sections of Business Bay, the three towers will share a common base, or podium, that will feature retail, restaurants and related amenities.

The three towers will be conjoined two by two, with the offices and hotel at the base and the hotel and residences at the top.

On Level 7, the floor spaces of the hotel and the office towers will merge to create a link to the hotel business centre with meeting rooms, office facilities and services for guests.

The residential tower merges into the hotel on level 38, for residents to share collective leisure facilities, including the indoor swimming pool and other amenities.

On level 65 of the hotel, the three towers meet again to share a panoramic restaurant offering spectacular views of Dubai Creek, Business Bay, Burj Dubai Downtown, and the Arabian Gulf beyond.

'The advantage of conjoining the three towers in one design is to allow people to live a full day cycle between the offices, residences and the hotel,' said Al Dabal.

Business Bay is Dubai Properties' 80 million square feet master development, located along the extension of the Dubai Creek. It aims to provide world-class environment and infrastructure for global businesses, as well as a self-sustaining lifestyle for residents.

Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the distinguished Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. Once considered impractical, her architectural concepts are now seen in landmark projects across Europe, North America and Asia.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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Krazy, those fork towers are Abu Dhabi proposals
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Old June 13th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #5
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WOW....i like em wherever they are.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #6
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i will remove the abu dhabi proposal to avoid confusion... sorry abt that malec i had just woken up
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #7
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Here we go again another crazy tower posed by Krazy LOL.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:02 PM   #8
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Somehow it really gives me a "Madonna" impression.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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them thai ones.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #10
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it looks awkward . . .
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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #11
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Quite cool
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Old June 13th, 2006, 05:30 PM   #12
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it is awesome but i doubt the renders is totally correct.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #13
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they look funny, hope they'll built them.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #14
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I'd rather rent an office in that most straight one
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Old June 13th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #15
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interesting concept, i like the materials. but isn't there any concern over seismic stability?
i understand there was an earthquake in 97 off the coast of iran.
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That's why the two towers are joined at level 65 so they support each other, yet giving the impression of two separate towers
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The name fits well, do they name them in English, like do the people over then call the ttowers by their english names?
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it looks awkward . . .
It might look a bit in that render but I'm sure the real thing will be more than great. I'm sure Zaha has thought about the details, etc.
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I like it, it's clever!
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I wonder how the elevators will work
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