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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #21
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For us yeah, for Dubai, the oil will end someday, but the boom....????
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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #22
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amazing design..
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Old November 15th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #23
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Will this boom ever end?????
Not for a long time
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Old November 15th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #24
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Beautiful glass design. I love it.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 12:18 PM   #25
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First Super Tall On Dubais Waterfront
Published on 2007-11-15 by Skyscrapernews.com http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1209
Fresh from winning a major design competition in Dubai, Spanish architects A-cero are back again with a simple yet elegant proposal for Dubai's Waterfront.

Sited at the Madinat Al Arab district which is currently under development and is expected to become Dubai's new Central Business District and stylish downtown, the tower named rather aptly the Wave Tower will be a mixed use development offering the all important retail space along with premium office space as well as top end, luxury residences - the sort with a pantry to put the butler in.

When built the tower will stand at a heady 370 metres or 92 floors, making it the highest tower designed by a Spanish architecture firm, something that will further enhance A-cero's position in the Hispanic architectural hierarchy.

Appearing as a very stylized stem, light torsion gives the impression of elegant movement that characterizes the project, the base of the tower extends outwards from the tower forming a pointed arch with smooth curves which will mirror the undulating shape of the Gulf Sea's waves but could just as easily evoke the rolling dunes of the nearby desert.

Minus a spire or a crown the top of the tower has a blade like appearance, giving the tower a sleek and slim appearance that is further exaggerated by the height. The structure will have V shaped unions between the different parts and all installations and elevators will be situated in the towers central core.

The tower also features a double skinned façade made up of silk screened glass to aid solar control and interior gardens in all common areas throughout the tower which will not only improve air quality but also work as natural temperature regulators.

The usual amenities found in today's up and coming skyscraper will more than likely be present, allowing residents and patrons to kick back and relax in the Dubai sun or make sandcastles on the nearby beach.

This height makes it the first super-tall tower to have been publicly revealed for Dubai's Waterfront Area however the area is still being heavily planned meaning there could be a while before the project progresses further and we see the crest of this particular wave.


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Old November 15th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #26
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Great design. I was becoming a bit worried about Dubai, afterall it has already been a couple of weeks since they released their last supertall....
ROFL!!!!!

IMO when Dubai built the a big part of its current projects it will look so unreal in this world. It will be like a 2. planet on our planet. If you know what I mean? Its everything so alienish.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #27
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Will this boom ever end?????

It usually ends with a bust, or simply demand for new developments levels out.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #28
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Is this one really approved???

Nothing in the UAE section!!??
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #29
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whoa!. what a hell of a design. NICE!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #30
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Yes, I don't see how this is approved either.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #31
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awesome design... hope it gets approved!
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Old November 19th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #32
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WOW! Fantastic elegant design!
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Old November 19th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #33
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I'm really impressed upon the design of this one. It just seems so elegant and beautiful. Looks like it will have some sort of foliage inside of the building.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #34
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http://www.dexigner.com/architecture/news-g12672.html
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Old November 20th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #35
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Wave tower in ArabianBusiness.com

Wave Tower
ArabianBusiness.com, 20 November 2007

"Madrid-based A-cero Architects wanted to design a building that was both natural and elegant. Architects Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares pictured a building that moved and flowed dynamically; something that balanced on a stem, poised to bloom, "like a flower". Its client, on the other hand, sought an energy-efficient iconic structure that would hold its own amidst New Dubai's rapid development. In the 370m, 92-storey, US$ 170 million (UAE 625 million), mixed-use Wave Tower, it would seem both have achieved their goal (...)"

Read the whole article:
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/504453-wave-tower

More info:
http://www.a-cero.com

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Old November 21st, 2007, 12:29 PM   #36
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Middle East Architect magazine
(It's the same publication as the one posted above)
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:42 PM   #37
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I know why the call it the wave tower...
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #38
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Yet antother mention of this project on the design website MNP:
http://architecture.myninjaplease.com/
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Old November 29th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #39
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Wonderful seaside tower. Burj Al Arab might get a new friend at the seaside altough some distance from it of course. Where in Dubai is this proposed to be built?

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Foliage in buildings have becae quite a popular design trait.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #40
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i believe it is proposed for the Madinat Al Arab.
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