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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #17881
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6 May 2009

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Netherlands architect's "Dubai Frame" wins first prize in 11th ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award

International jury selected winning ideas from 926 design proposals for a Tall Emblem Structure at Za’abeel Park

Dubai Municipality and ThyssenKrupp Elevator on Wednesday announced the winners of the ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Architecture Award 2009, which was held under the auspices of the International Union of Architects.

Thanking ThyssenKrupp for selecting Dubai from among the cities all over the world for the 11th ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Architecture Award. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality said it reflects the development of Dubai as a major city in the world.

He said this international creative competition, which received tremendous response from more than 70 countries, has put Dubai on the world map in a bigger way.

"The selection of Dubai City as the place for the XI ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award and the large number of participants in the competition represent an international indication and recognition of the distinctive urban development of Dubai and its role in the promotion of architecture in the world," said Lootah.

The first prize of $100,000 was won by Fernando Donis of the Netherlands for his proposal, "Dubai Frame". Rather than compete with the city, the Dubai Frame intends to do the opposite: simply to frame it, explains the winning team.

"The developmental process of the city – current and future – is captured within the ever-changing portrait framed by the building. Rather than building a massive structure, the purpose of this project is to build a 'void'. Measuring 150 meters by 105 meters, the void is a window to the development of the current and future skyline of Dubai."

At the base of the project, the podium, cultural and conference facilities accumulate. Open to the public, the podium can also be used for numerous events and functions, such as exhibitions, concerts, outdoor theatre and forums. At the top of the structure, at a height of 150 meters, a café is positioned offering breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire city: the roof top offers an open-air site with viewing terraces.

Luo Siwei of China was awarded the $50,000 second prize for the "Magic Mirror" proposal, which is a Twisted Ring structure 160 meters in diameter. The Magic Mirror can rotate in 360 degrees which brings all the view from around it into the frame of the Ring.

Three teams were awarded $20,000 each as the third prize winners. The team led by Alejandro Rios from Spain proposed "The Mirage", the team of Ferran Yusta in the Netherlands and Marta Pozo in France presented the "Big Beam", and the Canadian, Hongbo Lu residing in China, proposed "The Flying Colors of Dubai."

Announcing the winners, Javier del Pozo, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa & Middle East and President of the Jury of the Award, said that the participants were required to propose a new Tall Emblem Structure at Za’abeel Park-an emblem designed to add to the new face of Dubai, while promoting tourism, and other recreational, scientific and cultural activities.

He said a total of 926 conceptual design proposals were presented and evaluated for the Awards by an International Jury, which short-listed ten proposals with merit, and awarded the best five proposals.

Established in 1988, the Architecture Award was envisaged by ThyssenKrupp Elevator as a way to engage professionals to create outstanding proposals for major cities, globally.

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Photo: Hussain Lootah and Javier del Pozo during the press conference.

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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #17882
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I remember when they launched the iniciative, but I don't like the concept at all. It might look good in bragging rights on the "idea" about it, but ads nothing visually.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #17883
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Fantastic, its quite a show at night... crowds are great there.... going to be so amazing when everything is finished...
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #17884
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Burj Dubai interior work on track


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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #17885
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Good to hear something positive about the internal works!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #17886
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i can foresee people wanting to jump in the lake to cool off!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #17887
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I wish to see that ... so the ocasional drunk morons can learn what it means to mess with Darwin's theories.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #17888
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Exact height

Hi guys!
First post here, I've been following the construction of that giant thing for a year now.

Here's a small question : do we know the exact height of the beacons on top of the spire? So is the "real" height of the tower 818.9m or something?

And why are they not counting it as part of the structure? For example, when they say Taipei 101 is 509m tall, are they excluding in the count that .5 or 1m high "antenna" that's erected on the center of the big ball on top? (I hope I'm being clear here...)

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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #17889
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The fountains look great !!! Illumination will be the best !
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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #17890
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The realities of Dubai. very interesting

http://irannegah.com/Video.aspx?id=1142
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #17891
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The realities of Dubai. very interesting

http://irannegah.com/Video.aspx?id=1142
Also very untrue. You only have to read some of the comments made.

Many of the building shown that they stated as 'finished but left empty' is untrue most of them have people waiting to move into them as soon as there handed over.

They even said the Burj Dubai was left unfinished which we all know isn't true. The film feels like a propaganda movie to get people to invest in Iran rather than Dubai.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #17892
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Hi guys!
First post here, I've been following the construction of that giant thing for a year now.

Here's a small question : do we know the exact height of the beacons on top of the spire? So is the "real" height of the tower 818.9m or something?

And why are they not counting it as part of the structure? For example, when they say Taipei 101 is 509m tall, are they excluding in the count that .5 or 1m high "antenna" that's erected on the center of the big ball on top? (I hope I'm being clear here...)

Thanks!
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The height of Burj Dubai is 818m (see title) from the base, until the spire; through, the height of BD (Burj Dubai) might, may change because we 'll wait the official height from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #17893
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Hi guys!
First post here, I've been following the construction of that giant thing for a year now.

Here's a small question : do we know the exact height of the beacons on top of the spire? So is the "real" height of the tower 818.9m or something?

And why are they not counting it as part of the structure? For example, when they say Taipei 101 is 509m tall, are they excluding in the count that .5 or 1m high "antenna" that's erected on the center of the big ball on top? (I hope I'm being clear here...)

Thanks!

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Beacons will be count in the CTBUH fourth criteria
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #17894
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this tower is like amazing! I saw a pic of be yesterday n was like "OMG"
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Old May 6th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #17895
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Negah please seriously though , Students in foundation year media 101 classes make better quality films .... oh and its just a propoganda fiesta
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #17896
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Old May 7th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #17897
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Finally T/O...
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #17898
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #17899
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Those first 2 photos are the business!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #17900
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yes from countless plans and photograpic evidence, it seems burj dubai is 818m. if CTBUH decide to measure it from lower concourse , it will be 824m. with light beacons, we add 600mm. not sure if these will be counted.
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