Arcadis Consulting Middle East Limited
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A unique project and an unusual and ambitious application of a conventional structural form. The picture frame arrangement, very common as a structural stability system, has been realised on a massive scale, standing 150 metres tall with a connecting bridge between the two towers spanning 75 metres. The deliberately slender design of the towers adds to the drama of this tourist attraction whilst also reducing the volume of materials used and maximising efficiency of the structure. The construction considerations for lifting the connecting bridge at height added complexity for the engineers.