View Full Version : Dancing Towers - Dubai (again)

June 26th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Dubai as usual :rolleyes: :D

Press release

Business Bay’s Dancing Towers unveiled in New York

The design of Business Bay, Dancing Towers, was revealed at New York’s prestigious Guggenheim Museum, as part of a retrospective exhibition on UK-based architect, Zaha Hadid.

The Iraqi-born architect was recently declared the winner of an international competition to design three iconic towers at Business Bay, the region’s business capital.

Hashim Al Dabal, CEO of Dubai Properties said: “Zaha Hadid’s design for the Dancing Towers confirms Business Bay’s role as a project that reflects Dubai’s rapidly changing future.”

“The towers incorporate avant-garde definitions of functionality and form that will not only create a distinctive landmark at Business Bay, but also symbolise a new phase in Dubai’s architectural standards.”

The bold design concept of Dancing Towers features a ‘choreographed’ fluidity that combines the three towers in one overall gesture.
Connecting the commercial, residential and hospitality sections of Business Bay, the three towers will share a common base, or podium, that will feature retail, restaurants and related amenities.

The three towers will be conjoined two by two, with the offices and hotel at the base and the hotel and residences at the top.

On Level 7, the floor spaces of the hotel and the office towers will merge to create a link to the hotel business centre with meeting rooms, office facilities and services for guests.

The residential tower merges into the hotel on level 38, for residents to share collective leisure facilities, including the indoor swimming pool and other amenities.

On level 65 of the hotel, the three towers meet again to share a panoramic restaurant offering spectacular views of Dubai Creek, Business Bay, Burj Dubai Downtown, and the Arabian Gulf beyond.

“The advantage of conjoining the three towers in one design is to allow people to live a full day cycle between the offices, residences and the hotel,” said Al Dabal.

Business Bay is Dubai Properties’ 80 million square feet master development, located along the extension of the Dubai Creek. It aims to provide world-class environment and infrastructure for global businesses, as well as a self-sustaining lifestyle for residents.
Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the distinguished Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. Once considered impractical, her architectural concepts are now seen in landmark projects across Europe, North America and Asia.






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June 26th, 2006, 12:32 PM
Wow, that sure is lyrical and graceful.

Some places, skyscrapers are becoming a branch of sculpture.

June 26th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Gorgeous towers. However, I have no idea how they plan to build elevators that will go up the incline. Are they going to go the funicular route, a la Eiffel Tower, or are they going to use sky lobbies extensively?

June 27th, 2006, 02:59 AM
Can you imagine stumbling out of a bar, a bit squiffy, and looking UP at those things??? :D :D :D Instant whirlies :eek:

June 27th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Bravo Zaha!

June 27th, 2006, 08:49 PM
Here's how I think the elevator shafts will work. First of all the largest tower (the one on the left) will have a normal core going up to the top. The one on the right will also have a core going straight to the top but since the tower bends a bit more it'll look more like in the 2nd pic. The middle tower however bends so much that it can't have a core going to the top so one will go from the bottom to about 2/3rds of the height. This tower is connected to the res tower at the top so I presume the top part of the middle one will be serviced by the core of the other.



June 29th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Those towers look very nice. It's artful.

July 9th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Childs had his version in the WTC competition. It had none of the grace or artistry.

July 19th, 2006, 10:53 PM
quite remarkable, architects are getting crazier and fancier all these years...

July 20th, 2006, 05:11 PM
if you go to zaha's exhibition in the guggenhiem you will see models of this and all her other projects

September 28th, 2006, 07:02 PM
:eek: wooooow
that`s crazy but beautiful it`s really artful
but how the structure goes:rolleyes:
also elevators is an important point,we need a section in that model:rolleyes:

September 30th, 2006, 03:58 PM
This must have been one of the other proposals. I like the look of this but I can see why they chose the Zaha one, it looks much more practical. I wonder if the chosen proposal includes a bridge and a museum since there that can't be seen from the renders.







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September 30th, 2006, 05:41 PM
http://images.google.com.tr/images?q=tbn:dBrfZDTkbiDyuM:http://www.dip.ae/news/common/image/download/DubaiTowersIstanbul.jpg (http://www.dip.ae/news/common/image/download/DubaiTowersIstanbul.jpg)

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October 12th, 2006, 03:11 AM
it looks really amazing... but i think its only a concept... i live in uae and its the first time i hear about it...

October 14th, 2006, 06:30 PM
it looks really amazing... but i think its only a concept... i live in uae and its the first time i hear about it...

no, it is not just a concept. the project is already ready. the place on which these skyscrapers are built is also ready. This project just waits for an "okey" from turkish parlement because there are lots of arhitectures and civil engineers who opposed to the project in Turkey because of technical (static, dynamics) grounds. that is why parlement assembled a commision to search about the technical grounds of the project scientifically. after the report of this commision, final decesion about these scycrapers will be built.