Known simply as ‘The Tower’, the new structure at Dubai Creek Harbour is being designed by world-renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava who is leading its design and engineering work. Calatrava has chosen Aurecon as the engineer/architect-of-record to collaborate with on a range of design and technical features for the ambitious project.
The supertall building’s striking design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer unprecedented, 360-degree views of the city and beyond. It will also serve as a beacon of light at night, with a lighting system that will evoke the features of a flower bud, as it seemingly hovers atop the structure.
The high-profile project was unveiled to the world at a launch ceremony by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Announcing the launch was Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, the Dubai-based company that commissioned the project, who hoped The Tower would encapsulate the spirit of Dubai.
According to Mr Alabbar, the Tower in Dubai Creek Harbour will be a shining beacon of hope for the world, celebrating diversity and human achievements. The iconic landmark will further amplify the country’s ambition and futuristic vision. The design is a perfect fit for Emaar’s requirements and integrates not just design excellence, but also strong environmental and smart-tech considerations. With the Tower, they are delivering a compelling destination that will add long-term economic value to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Aurecon serves as engineer/architect-of-record to collaborate with Calatrava on a range of design and technical features for the Dubai Creek Tower.
Dubai Creek Tower is scheduled for completion by 2021.