World’s Tallest Tower
Soaring 800 meters above Dubai Desert, the World’s Tallest Tower is a feat of design and engineering marvel that has redefined the limits for skyscraper construction.
With the idea of deriving a landmark tower from the forms of the earth, the place that holds us all together, this design approach takes on the image of the wind shaped desert sand and seawater. Two different elements that, when shaped by a third, yield forms that are different, yet so similar that they appear to mirror each other. These beautiful forms are constantly changing and redefining themselves, yet their image is one and universal. This image of intertwining curves, ridges and valleys serves as the source of inspiration for this design.
The architecture is generated by the intertwining of two opposing oval shapes, which are extruded for 800 meters, thus forming elegant, organic forms. The extruded geometries are skinned in glass and metal making the two shapes come together as one. The program, like the geometry, is intertwined along the tower shaft like a city planned along a coastline, with neighborhoods, parks, and cafes laced together by streets. The office and business hotel are placed at the bottom floors for ease of access and have many contiguous floors. The residential program, consisting of mixed types, above is interrupted by the exhibition/theater space and by a health club, which can be used by both residents and hotel guests.
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
- TypeMixed Use / Office / Hotel / Residential / Retail
- Size2,500 Units / 450,000 M²
- Project Delivered Through AECOM