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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #41
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i want nice and smooth roads like that in London, fed up of the poth hole roads here in the UK

the quality of that road is excellent
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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #42
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The supertalls keep on coming!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #43
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New tower?

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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #44
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Atkins unveil super slim design.



Atkins P-17 design unveiled at Cityscape Abu Dhabi
Leading international architecture and engineering firm, Atkins, have unveiled a design for a super slim tower at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The 379m tower will be located on Dubai's main artery, Sheikh Zayed Road.

P-17 is the latest in a long-line of Dubai creations by Atkins. WAN has reported on the architects' designs for The Lighthouse, 2CDE, Pier 8, Iris Bay and the renowned Trump Towers all of which are situated in the ever-evolving city.

P-17 gives the illusion of an ever changing appearance due to the reflective nature of the facade. The tower’s darker front elevation rises from the ground and twists slightly in a striking glass and steel design. Behind this form, increasingly taller blades gently splay outwards, conveying the appearance of layered planes which dynamically move sideways to produce a challenging, gravity-defying form.

At the mid-building level of the 77-plus storey tower, an angled atrium cuts straight through the tower filling a void over several storeys. This atrium serves the five-star business hotel above, and hosts a group of supporting amenities for the 18 floors of offices underneath. Seventy-five serviced apartments will be operated by the hotel to cater for the varied clientele. The top 19 floors of the tower are all residential apartments with views across the city.

Head of Architecture for Atkins in Abu Dhabi, Joe Tabet, said: “This design intends to integrate contemporary architectural thought with innovative engineering solutions.”

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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #45
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Incredible!!! Dubai is unstoppable!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:24 AM   #46
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Those ones are proposals in abu dhabi
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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #47
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This is for Abu Dhabi not for Dubai!!!

But both looks indeed awesome!!!!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #48
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That ATKINS design is the Hard Rock Hotel.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #49
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Off topic but, wjfox was started an "April fool" thread about "Durj al Fulsdi"(5,78km)

I'm just confused about what does Durj mean? Megatall burj?
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Old May 17th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #50
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Kuhne explains: "For Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens we were the master planners and designers and the concept architects on that, and it's the equivalent for Dubai to what we're doing in Kuwait.

"It's 88km², a huge chunk of land right in the heart of Dubai...for us to build four city centres there based on what we felt were the missing ingredients for Dubai," he continues. "[The project] is a gift - there's no other way to describe it.


Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens, Dubai. (EKA/CivicArts 2008)
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #51
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Holy shit
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #52
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Off topic but, wjfox was started an "April fool" thread about "Durj al Fulsdi"(5,78km)

I'm just confused about what does Durj mean? Megatall burj?
durj means a desk in Arabic. wjfox probably made it up without knowing its meaning.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #53
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With the "Burj dubai" end in the pic bevore "The index" the "Park towers".


PARK TOWERS
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #54
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durj means a desk in Arabic. wjfox probably made it up without knowing its meaning.


Aww man, Dubai is like.. CRAZY! In a good way
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Old May 19th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #55
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Dubai Supertall Madness (Updated2)
http://malaysiacity.wordpress.com/20...-supertall-80/

Supertowers with unique concepts to adorn Dubai skyline.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dubai's skyline is all set to be re-defined with numerous supertowers which comprise more than 100 storey and are more than 600 meters in height, which totals up to an estimated value of more than $7bn (Dh.25bn).



The projects, that are likely to be announced towards end of this year, will form a part of master-planned development, which will increase the Dubai's standards of urban development and masterplanning.


The projects titled as AC Towers, EP Site 07, 09 and 15, are designed by Adrian smith and Gordon Gill, and have been approved by the Dubai Government. The projects will be complete in five years time.


The Lead Architect, Smith also owns the credit of designing the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower.


"Dubai has already become host to maximum number of supertowers in the world. We plan to add a few more to the city's growing skyline. Among the 13 supertowers being designed by us, five will be located in the UAE and one in Qatar," Smith said.


These towers will stand out among all the other towers currently being developed in Dubai, due to their eco-friendliness, sustainability, energy efficiency and intelligent building systems.


According to new technology being employed by Smith, the buildings will draw air from the top floors that are 10 degree cooler and will spray them to lower levels where the temperature is higher. This unique technique has never been employed in any other supertowers in the world till date.


The new buildings have been so designed that they save energy by 40 to 60 percent and get zero level in energy consumption.


AC Towers:
AC is a cluster of three supertowers rising above 100 storeys and are connected at the base with an atrium, and skybridges. Being a mixed use project, it spreads over an area of 800,000 to 900,000 square meters and comprises residential, commercial, hotel, and entertainment space, with a capacity to accommodate upto 6000 people. A canal and waterway that pass through the AC Towers will create open space for educational and theatrical activities.


EP 07 Tower



As for the EP projects, EP 07 will be as high as 125 storeys and will be a true reflection of the pearl trading and farming heritage of Dubai. This mixed-use project will be nearly 600 meters in height and cover a built-up area of 350,000 square meters. EP 07 will be covered by ribbons of steel that help in utilizing the solar energy and making it sustainable. Also, the buildings are so designed that they withstand the wind pressure, managing it in a more effective manner.



EP 09 Tower


The curved structures of the EP 09 tower hosts two buildings each and includes six towers with 30 to 40 floors, spreading across a built-up area of 450,000 square meters. The mixed-use community will have one purely residential community and the other two which include retail, commercial, hospitality and entertainment amenities. All these are connected at the base, but separated above by a distance spanning 175 meters. The smart energy-efficient buildings will open up to landscaped roof, garden and podium. The energy save by one tower could be passed on the other, and hence the buildings complement the use of energy. This concept too, is unique to Dubai and is being implemented for the first time ever.


EP 15 Tower



The EP 15 tower blends together simple geometric principles with new, upcoming technologies to create a modern, soaring tower of light. The tower has a series of faceted surfaces which increase light and air travelling through the building and maximizes energy generation in building systems.


The tower filters light and wind and the prism shape helps in withstanding high wind pressures, minimizing risks. The six holes in the building helps wind pass through the building, with 25 percent less cost.


With a built-up area of more than 300,000 square meters, the tower will increase to more than 101 floors in height. It will be a mixed-use project featuring commercial and retail spaces and hotel and convention facilities.

link: http://www.estatesdubai.com/2008/05/...ncepts-to.html
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Lot of more tons of more projects!!!

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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #57
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Knew about those already. I updated the 2nd post with new renders and also some of the older proposals for the towers there (such as smaller versions of burj dubai, etc.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #58
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I love the Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens!! The use of the waterways are fanatstic, another great project for Dubai
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Old May 25th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #59
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Intervieuw with Eric Kuhne, the architectural evangelist

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The future of Dubai is amazing!
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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #60
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well... In my opinion in that huge mix of building, they individually loose their peculiarity...
if they were inserted in different landscapes not that huge, they wud have become icons... but not in Dubai...
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