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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #321
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There's nothing happening. There are some pictures of the general area somewhere.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #322
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30/October/2009

Signature Towers site

good news , Al Habtoor at the site , massive mobilisation , generator, oil tank, water tank already there

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still no ide what going to be there, Signature Towers or The Habtoor Tower
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Old October 30th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #323
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Great! Lets hope for the Signature Towers to start soon...
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Old October 30th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #324
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IMO this location is better for a tower like the Nakheel Tower. Imagine the BD with the Nakheel tower just 1,3km away. WOW
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Old October 30th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #325
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I dont think so the Nakheel Tower but maybe this?

Al Habtoor strong company they can build this one:

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Spoke to the Architect, he said that Mr. Habtoor has sold his plot, the design will be used somewhere else but nothing planned as of now, will keep y'all posted.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #326
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So the site is active but those ugly crooked things won't get built? That'd be a double-win!
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #327
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I remember that the Al Habtoor Tower plot is very close to the Signature's one. I'm wrong?
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Old October 30th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #328
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I don't think anybody knew where the plot was.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 11:16 PM   #329
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Change the highest tower to 357 meters !!
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Old November 1st, 2009, 04:46 PM   #330
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Great information on signature towers and the financial market building on desmena.com



Signature Towers in Dubai by Zaha Hadid




Situated in the heart of Dubai’s new Business Bay in close proximity to SOM’s Burj Dubai, the Dancing Towers are a mixed use development, including offices, hotel, residential, and retail areas. The tower development also referred to as “Dancing Towers” incorporates two link bridges, waterfront park, and promenade on the central island of phase 1 of Dubai Properties’ Business Bay masterplan. The unusual fluid-lined triple tower proposal is the winning design of an international design competition including entries by Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles; RUR Architecture, New York; and Office of Metropolitan Architects, Rotterdam. Zaha Hadid’s design proposal is indicative of the architect’s distinctive style with the towers reflecting a dynamic fusion of volume and space.

The architects write: “The three towers rise above the creek and project themselves as an icon for the surrounding developments and for the Gulf region. The towers’ striking design creates a new presence that punctures the skyline with a powerful recognizable silhouette. The fluid character of the towers is generated through an intrinsically dynamic composition of volumes. The towers are intertwined to share programmatic elements and rotate to maximize the views from the site towards the creek and neighbouring developments.”

The masterplan foresees the plot directly connected to Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai’s main commuter artery- linking it to the opposite side of the artificial bay and the developments southern boundary marked by Al Khail road. The site includes four different elements, leading to the idea of the “woven” combination of connections and the interlocking public spaces, and the triple tower configuration was developed to suite the requirement for hotel, residential, and office area.

A common podium emphasizes the connectivity of the towers and evokes a continual movement of activities and users within the complex. There are numerous large multiuse complexes such as this one among Dubai’s basket of wannabe icons, but they often tend to create an image of severance or disembodiment, while Hadid has on the contrary sought an inviting movement, while remaining “iconic”, irrespective of any of the surrounding “statements” that can be expected on surrounding plots, but also consciously and successfully connected to the developing district.







Project Facts

PROGRAM: Mixed-Use Development Competition; Offices, Hotel, Residential, Retail, Bridge, WaterfrontPark and Promenade
CLIENT: Dubai Properties, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect Chris Lepine
Project Director Lars Teichmann
Project Team Chris Lepine, Stephan Wurster, Eren Ciraci, Alessio Costantino, David Campos Hoda Nobakhti,Chryssanthi Perpatidou, Bowornwan May Noradee, Nahed Jawad, Hussam Chakouf, Bassam Al Shiekh, Daniel Norell, Tomas Rabl, Don Burusphat Chiara Ferrari, Erhan Patat, Inanc Eray, Ceyhun Baskin, Jose Lemos, Josias Hamid, Arianna Russo, Carlos S. Martinez, Judith Wahle, Vincenzo Cocomero, Agata Kurzela
Project architect [competition] Tiago Correia
Design team [competition] Ana Cajiao, Saleem Abdel-Jalil, Sophie Le Bienvenu,
Hooman Talebi ,Mathias Reisigl, Diego Rosales,Tyen Masten, Daewha Kang, Renos Constantino, Graham Modlen
SIZE/ TOTAL AREA: 350,000 m2 above ground and 300,000 m2 below ground.
STOREYS: 75; 65; 51. Max height: 357m.


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Zaha Hadid’s design for the Signature Towers confirms the role of Business Bay Development at the very forefront of Dubai’s rapidly changing
future. The three towers rise above the creek and project themselves as an icon for the surrounding developments and for the gulf region. The tower’s striking design creates a new presence that punctures the skyline with a powerful recognizable silhouette. The fluid character of the towers is generated through an intrinsically dynamic composition of volumes. The towers are inter-twined to share programmatic
elements and rotate to maximize the views from the site towards the creek and neighbouring developments. The design quality of the towers to act as a symbol and icon extends beyond their scale and location. These qualities are derived from the boldness of the architectural concept, from the ‘choreographed’ movement that combines the three towers in one overall gesture and ‘weaves’ with a series of public spaces through the podium, the bridges and the landscape beyond.



Context

There will, in the future, be a silhouette of towers, whose pinnacles will represent the hearts of the new districts within the greater metropolitan
area of Dubai. On the ground, the Business Bay development site will become stitched into the proposed extended road and infrastructure network of the enlarged metropolitan area. The new pedestrian routes and roads passing under and around the Towers’ development will extend across the creek, bringing people directly from Sheikh Zayed Road via a grid of major and minor thoroughfares and boulevards.
Connectivity and Public Space
The site is composed by 4 different parts: (A) central circular plot, (B) an elongated park plot, (C) the surface of the creek on axis of plot A and (D) a rectangular plot across the creek at the west margin. Connectivity between these parts becomes therefore central to the project; in order to produce an articulated design that encompasses both the scale and the different qualities of each of the parts, transforming them into a coherent scheme. The circular shape of the plot and attached vehicular circulation layout creates a barrier of vehicular traffic around the site, generating an island that detaches the plot from the waterfront promenade. By incorporating the design of two new link bridges and a new ground the project effectively multiplies the potential and connectivity of the site, linking the park at the East - via the towers with the water’s edge at the West margin of the creek.



Programme

Programming of public and private life is an active tool to inject life into the space, integrating new layers of activity and landscape, creating a network of synergetic uses that can develop a new urban ecology.
The programme was addressed as a whole with the three towers corresponding directly to the three main functions: offices, hotel and residential. Together, the towers generate a critical mass of sustainable programmatic relationships. The towers share a common base / podium, designed as a materialized shadow of the towers and programmed with retail, restaurants and amenities that support the demand from the tower’s population. The three towers are conjoined two by two, the Offices and the Hotel at the base and the Hotel and the Residential
at the top. Through these adjacencies, the towers are strategically organized in a symbiotic relation, sharing certain segments of the programme. The advantage of joining the three towers in one organism, allows the development to be lived in a full day cycle: anchored in it’s residential population, it reaches the peak of activity during office hours and it mutates through the diversity of the ever-changing population
of the hotel. The heterogeneous population mix creates a cosmopolitan urban environment, constantly energized and renovated through it’s own life.


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Old November 1st, 2009, 08:49 PM   #331
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Very detailed
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:28 AM   #332
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Can't wait to see how will the tower in the middle be built with its big attractive twist
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:52 AM   #333
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One of the greatest pieces of architechture ever imagined. They must build this!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:01 AM   #334
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Not gonna lie, this look pretty incredible. Especially inside...
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:22 PM   #335
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03/November/2009

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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:39 PM   #336
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM   #338
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One of the greatest pieces of architechture ever imagined.
Nothing but generic boxy towers with a bend in the middle. Any amateur hobby architect could have come up with that in like five seconds.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #339
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Nothing but generic boxy towers with a bend in the middle. Any amateur hobby architect could have come up with that in like five seconds.
Any amateur hobby architect could do anything in five seconds.
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Nothing but generic boxy towers with a bend in the middle. Any amateur hobby architect could have come up with that in like five seconds.
Anything could be considered generic if you don't like it. I think that al Habtoor Tower is a tall, ugly, obelisk. Besides, if they are so generic, then show me other skyscrapers that look like them. They are sleek and innovative. I really hope they build them.
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