Millennium Tower Dubai, UAE

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Millennium Tower : Dubai Skyscraper

Skyscraper Architecture in UAE – design by Atkins, architects

19 Nov 2008

Millennium Tower Dubai

Architects: Atkins

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Dubai tower images © from Atkins

Atkins was appointed as lead consultant for architecture, interior design, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design, construction supervision and project management for this 285m, 59 storey tower on Sheikh Zayed Road comprising two- and three-bedroom apartments, a multi-storey car park, health facilities and retail outlets.

The Millennium Tower Dubai is located on a prominent plot adjacent to the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and rises to 285m. The client’s dual requirements were aesthetics and functionality. The client’s brief demanded a modern building which was reminiscent of the 20th century art deco movement that resulted in the design of such icons as the Chrysler Building and The Empire State Building.

This tower incorporates what looks like a sliding mass that is essentially achieved by slipping different elements over one another in vertical planes in a tapering fashion so that the lowest mass rises to the topmost of the building. A solid frame element anchors the Millennium Tower building to the ground whilst a second central body supported by the frame element expresses a vertical upward movement. The articulation of the main body into lighter elements at the apex of the building is further emphasised by the presence of the deep recess at the base which creates a sense of weightlessness to the ‘main body’ of the Millennium Tower Dubai.

The body glass, which is non-reflective, is tinted with fifty percent transparency to afford some view of the interior thereby creating a sense of animation to the facade.

The Millennium Tower apartment layouts are standardised to maximise functionality and cost effectiveness.

A total of 301 three-bedroom apartments and 106 two bedroom apartments are provided on 55 typical floors, and the building services are located on floors 10, 30 and 50. Parking facilities, for 471 vehicles, are provided in the multi-storey car park building, the roof of which accommodates a 25m long swimming pool, a gymnasium, squash courts and changing rooms.

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Millennium Tower Dubai images © from Atkins

Millennium Tower Dubai – Building Information

Client: Confidential
Facility: Residential
Features: 285m height; ground + mezzanine floor + 59-storey residential tower, 301 three-bedroom and 106 two-bedroom apartments, retail facilities, a swimming pool, gymnasium, squash court and a multi-storey car park for 471 vehicles.
Size: 99,800m2 total built up area
Status: Complete

Millennium Tower Dubai design : Atkins


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