Atlantis The Royal hotel – Designing multiperformance glass features
Date & Time

16 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00 GST

Location

Online

Price

Free

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Atlantis The Royal hotel – Designing multiperformance glass features

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Date & Time

16 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00 GST

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Online

Price

Free

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The UAE Regional Group committee invites you to an online talk on the topic “Atlantis The Royal hotel: case study – designing multiperformance glass features” to be presented by a team of speakers from Arup.

Atlantis The Royal is a new hotel in Dubai with a theme of water. The hotel features a multitude of pools, water features and aquariums in numerous shapes and forms. Arup was appointed to provide design services for multiple structural glass elements scattered across this vast project.

This talk will focus on the two structural glass elements located in the entry vestibule: Deluge – a pair of all-glass lifts with water cascading on the outer surface; and Alight – a feature involving fire, water and glass. These two glass components are excellent examples of how creative design and engineering can work together to deliver an awe-inspiring feature. Capturing the essence of water and fire, they provide a captivating entryway to the hotel and serve as a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the designers and engineers who brought them to life.
 
Arup’s design of the glass features is an excellent example of how creative design and engineering can deliver a technically complex design while maintaining high aesthetic aspirations.

Speakers

Mercedes Gargallo, Associate Façade Engineering, Arup
Mercedes is a highly accomplished professional in building design. She is a qualified architect with a PhD in Architectural Construction Technology. With her comprehensive technical knowledge and understanding of systems, materials, and construction techniques, she has seamlessly translated the visionary designs of many prominent architects into reality while effectively incorporating technical requirements.

Eva Babic, Structural Engineer, Arup
Eva is an experienced structural and façade engineer, with a diverse international portfolio, ranging from large scale projects to intricately tailored façade systems and specialist structural glass designs, employing first principles and innovation.

Driven by a passion for pushing the boundaries of glass as a structural material and promoting sustainability, Eva actively explores innovative recycling and reusing methods for glass.

Jordi Alcaine, Senior Façade Engineer, Arup
Jordi is a highly motivated and dedicated senior engineer with over 10 years of experience specialised in the design of structural glass and complex steel and glass structures, with a profound commitment to advancing the fields of glass technology and sustainability within the built environment through groundbreaking innovation and meticulous research.

Peter Lenk MIStructE, Façade Engineer, Arup
Peter is an enthusiastic and creative individual who brings strong engineering instinct, lateral thinking and an analytical approach to his projects. Peter is a highly qualified and creative structural engineer with over 20 years of professional experience, with a broad knowledge of innovative approaches for structural glass, façade systems, long span roofs, as well as more typical building frames using traditional materials .He delivers solutions to complex, technically demanding engineering problems by applying leading edge analysis and design techniques.          

 

Additional attendee information

Kindly note that you will receive another email, after registration, with the link to view and join the virtual session on Zoom.

Also be noted that seats are limited, but the lecture will also be live on the UAE Regional Group's YouTube channel.



 

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