Had to wait until the third paragraph for the word 'iconic' to appear. I want to see more 'iconics' in the spiel and also 360, no make that 460, degree sky villa views before I invest. Wouldn't the snowflake geometry melt?Inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 racing car, the tower encapsulates speed, fluid dynamics, future technology and natural patterns of organisation to learn from rather than mimick these elements for beauty.
The lower levels of the tower, have been reinterpreted as a series of wharf apartments, terraced similar to that of cruise ship decks. By widening the base, the tower is anchored into its surrounding water basin similar to the surrounding mangroves and nearby canals. The top Sky villas offer 270- degree views opposite the new cultural district on Saadyiat Island.
The building features an iconic silhouette and a facade characterised by vertical slots with private balconies. A series of reflective fins generates a vertical dynamic and gives the building a constantly changing appearance. The fins track the sun, control the solar shading and dissolve the rationality of the plan into a continuously evolving building volume. The facade’s continuous surface enables curvature with a lot of repetition and the potential for standardisation in the building process. State-of-the-art engineering and innovative materials will be used to aim at achieving a fully sustainable performance.
Developed for clients Vedera Capital|Marasi, completion is expected around June 2011.
Add height to title please. I really hope this tower goes ahead, I it's among the best designs in the whole of Abu Dhabi.The MSWCT ABU DHABI will be the first Wharf Tower in the world. The lifestyle implications for the revolutionary integration of a high-rise tower and a wharf are nothing short of spectacular: yacht owning residents will never have to travel to a marina again as a private berth will now be part of the living environment. The 250m high structure, which emerges strikingly from the water, will offer an exclusive maritime lifestyle in the heart of a thrilling metropolitan location.
Located in Abu Dhabi's buzzing CBD (Central Business District) on Reem Island, every aspect of the tower is a translation of Michael Schumacher's winning values. For instance, the architecture converts the F1 principles of energy, power and speed to create a fluid, smooth and curved structure.
Forget one of the best designs in Abu Dhabi. This is one of the best designs in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Add height to title please. I really hope this tower goes ahead, I it's among the best designs in the whole of Abu Dhabi.
And docc, any chance you can rotate you pic? It really annoy's me every time I look at this thread.