Dubai Palm Tower, UAE

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Palm Tower Dubai

UAE Landmark Building – design by Sybarite, architects

17 Dec 2007

Palm Tower

IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG ARCHITECTURE

Architecture is one of the most powerful weapons on earth. A single building of such design quality can transform a city, company or brand into in one of the world’s most recognisable destinations. When we think of Australia we immediately picture the Sydney Opera House and when we about Paris we capture images of the Eiffel Tower. Iconic landmarks of such power in this age are becoming rare commodities.

However, in recent years clients have begun to see the commercial value with commissioning buildings of architectural significance. Examples such as the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum or the Birmingham Selfridges department store in have clearly illustrated that confidence in progressive architectural styling can gain enormous financial reward.

The ‘Burj Al Arab’ hotel in Dubai continues to be the single largest pulling power for tourism in the country and has spurred on other colossal development projects such as the ‘Palm’ and ‘World’ islands. The future and variety of quality architectural statements is slowly becoming the only way to go forward with construction.

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Palm Tower Dubai – Facilities

OFFICES
– Uninterrupted floor plates with central vertical circulation & services core
– Flexible use of floor plan – open plan or subdivided
– Possibility of several companies on the same floor plate
– Fully air-conditioned
– Triple Glazed / Heat reflective / Solar electric glass (BIPV – building integrated
solar photovoltaics)

RESTAURANTS
– 30th floor panoramic restaurant
– Fantastic views of the city below & the Arabian Gulf
– Other restaurants & bar facilities can be located within the tower accordingly

GARDEN SPACE
– Acts as a solid base for the building to grow from like a skirt undulating up and
down
– The lower slopes allow access to the public gardens
– The higher sloped corner sections of the garden form the glazed openings to
the building.
– Large cantilevered canopies allow covered access and vehicular drop-off
points to the retail zones
– The garden space accommodates the fire escape routes for the offices above
and therefore creating fire separation from the retail space below

RETAIL / LUXURY BOUTIQUES
– Two luxury boutique levels with four internal courtyards cutting in at each
corner bring in natural light
– The courtyards will have fully glazed facades to allow the natural light to
penetrate into the retail space
– Palm trees & garden will be located in each courtyard.

PARKING
– Underground parking for 1,000 cars under the retail levels with direct access
to the building’s vertical circulation
– Separate VIP parking areas
– Dedicated taxi / bus drop & pick up zones
– Coach Parking
– Valet servicing

Palm Tower Dubai – Building Statistics

Total Gross Surface Area 124,650m²
Offices Gross Surface Area 98,000m²
Offices Net Surface Area 86,000m²
Retail Space Surface Area 12,200m²
Parking Surface Area 14,450m²
Overall Height 155m
Tower Diameter (at its widest point) 72m
Total Number of Floors 35

Palm Tower Dubai images / information from Sybarite UK Ltd, Dec 2007

Palm Tower Dubai design : Sybarite


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