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Dubai Palm Islands : An iconic symbol of revolutionary Dubai architecture
Over the years, Dubai has emerged as a home to the ground-breaking architectural wonders of the world. A mix of the traditional and the contemporary elegance, Dubai architecture surpasses some of the finest architectural designs and themes in Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, and other skyscraper cities of the world.
While Dubai architecture boasts of several stunning hotels, shopping malls, urban residential developments, theatres, and tourist attractions, a lot is yet to come. For instance, the Palm Islands- the largest man-made artificial islands, though yet not completed, are already recognised as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ by several professional architects and art enthusiasts across the world.
The Palm Islands comprise three islands, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, located on the coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Designed exclusively to resemble a giant palm tree, the Palm Islands house super luxury spas, high-end holiday accommodation, themed boutique hotels, shoreline apartment buildings, beaches, restaurants, cafes, dive sites, theatres and a variety of exciting popular tourist attractions.
The Palm Islands are built from approximately 94 million cubic meters of sand and almost 7 million tons of rocks and stones dredged from the creek and the surrounding sea bed. The Palm Jumeirah, for instance, was created by pouring sand fill onto the 10.5 metre-deep seabed using dredgers. The Dubai architects used a special dredging technique, called rainbowing, to achieve 3 metres high reclamation above sea-level. Further, they used natural rock to create a curved breakwater resembling the natural reef in the Palm Islands.
All this and much more definitely make the Palm Islands a brilliant example of Dubai architecture.
The Dynamic Tower is going to be another feather in the cap of Dubai architecture. Designed by Italian architect David Fisher, the Dynamic Tower will feature 80 apartments rotating around a central column, with the help of 79 giant wind turbines placed between the floors. The whole world is waiting impatiently to view the world’s first moving building.
However, this is not all about Dubai architecture. Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Jumeriah Emirates Tower, Millennium Tower, 21st Century Tower, Al Attar Tower, Marina Heights Tower, and Le Reve are just few of the countless architectural marvels you get to see in Dubai.
If you are a professional architect, designer, student, or simply an enthusiast interested in the Dubai architecture, and want to get the latest architecture news and information about Dubai architecture, London architecture, architecture in New York, Barcelona, or anywhere in the world, you may visit www.e-architect.co.uk. It is the largest website offering the latest, contemporary architecture news and information from around the world.
Here you may also know about Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, SANAA architects, and other renowned architects and their works.
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Indianapolis Airport Terminal : HOK
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Art Fund Pavilion Architecture Competition : Winner
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Barcode : Woods Bagot
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UAE Pavilion Shanghai : Foster + Partners
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National Museum of African American History and Culture : Designs
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