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We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Dubai Buildings. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Dubai. The focus is on contemporary UAE buildings but information on traditional architecture is also welcome.
We have 4 pages of Dubai Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.
Dubai Buildings : news + key projects
Dubai Architecture Designs : A-F (this page)
Dubai Architecture : G-P
Dubai Building Designs : R-Z
Dubai Architecture News : images + links of new Dubai buildings
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Key Dubai Building Projects, arranged chronologically:
0-14 tower, Business Bay Building
RUR Architecture - Reiser + Umemoto
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Dubai Business Bay tower
O-14 comprises 300,000 square feet and is a collaboration between RUR Architecture of New York and the Creek Side Development Company of Dubai. O-14 is located along the extension of Dubai Creek, occupying a prominent location on the waterfront esplanade. The design of O-14 fundamentally shifts away from the architectural norm in current Dubai towers by eliminating the now obligatory curtain wall and above ground parking in favor of a shade-producing, concrete load-bearing shell and an open public space at the tower base achieved by moving the parking below ground.
Burj Al Alam tower
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Burj Al Alam tower
The Burj Al Alam tower building features a crown that consists of a sky garden, club facilities and Spa. The designs include a full curtain wall system, with three external curtain wall ‘petals’. This Dubai skyscraper building will offer offices and serviced apartments of uncommon beauty and style - as well as the most enticing array of amenities, recreation and pleasure. The tower is strategically designed to accentuate the view of Business Bay Creek on the South side and the Burj Dubai super-high rise tower on the North. An extensive podium design, with specialty design retail spaces featuring luxury designer brands, will serve as the first point of approach.
Dubai Opera House Building
Zaha Hadid Architects
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Dubai Opera House
The Dubai Opera House design calls for an exciting new cultural centre in the new Seven Pearls district of Dubai. This landmark development will accommodate an opera house, playhouse, arts gallery, performing arts school and themed hotel on an island in Dubai Creek just off the mainland part of the district. All of these facilities will be state of the art to host world class performances and exhibitions. The Dubai Opera House will have a seating capacity of 2,500 while the playhouse will have a seating capacity of 800.
Burj Khalifa : tallest building in world
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Burj Khalifa Dubai
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai). Architect Adrian Smith, designed Burj Khalifa while at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Burj Khalifa's official height was announced at 828 meters, or 2,716.5 feet. Smith's design of the form of the building is geometric in plan, starting with three branches and three pods. Setbacks occur at each program element, decreasing the tower's mass as it rises toward the sky. At the tower's top, the central core emerges and is sculpted to form a finishing spire.
Burj al Arab Hotel
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Burj al Arab Dubai - the world's tallest hotel
This extraordinary 321m tower is entirely unique in design, fulfiling the clients brief for a landmark building in Dubai. The Burj al Arab looks set to take its place amongst the likes of Sydney Opera House & the Eiffel Tower as symbols of their countries. The Burj al Arab is the 15th tallest building in the world, and the tallest single structure hotel, standing 300m out to sea on a man made island, it has taken design and technology forward into the next millennium. Designed in the shape of a giant sail on a triangular plan the Burj al Arab Hotel is stunning in its simplicity and clarity.
Dubai Building Projects, A-F, alphabetical:
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Architectural Developments in Dubai
Burj Dubai skyscraper : tallest building in Middle East
Dubai Office Buildings
Dubai Architecture : Full List
AL MANAKH : analysis of Gulf Architecture
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