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Time Residences : Rotating Dubai Skyscraper

Time Residences Dubai: High-rise Architecture in UAE – design by Glen Howells

29 Nov 2006

Time Residences Dubai

Design: Glenn Howells Architects

The first fully rotating apartment building

Rotating Dubai skyscraper
Dubai apartments – image © Glen Howells Architects, from GHA

Dubai Apartment Tower – Building information from Glen Howells Architects

Dubai scores first with rotating residential tower

Glenn Howells Architects have been appointed to design and develop the first fully rotating apartment building, which offers its residents 360-degree views across the Dubai cityscape. Time Residences will revolve through the use of solar panelling, making it a fully integrated, eco-friendly design.

Glenn Howells Architects have been working with consultants to develop a facade system that not only provides residents with full, energy efficient control of their internal environment, but will also create a dynamic, multi-layered appearance from the outside. The pure, cylindrical form of the building is anchored by an organic podium, which allows the external landscape to permeate into it.

The top of the building is crowned by an elegant crescent element that accommodates an observatory and viewing gallery and will be the focus of dramatic light shows at night. Glenn Howells Architects have focused on producing equally strong top, middle and bottom elements of the building to ensure that Time Residences becomes a landmark building within the city.

Dav Bansal, Associate Director at Glenn Howells, commented:
“The Time Residences building in Dubai is a unique opportunity for us to be involved in a truly innovate and unique development, which could form the template for a series of iconic rotating buildings.”

Dubai Rotating Apartment Tower Building information + image from Glen Howells Architects

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UK-based, Glenn Howells Architects, has a strong track record in design excellence and innovative high quality projects. Established in 1990 with offices in Birmingham and London, the practice follows the principles of simplicity, attention to detail and intelligent use of materials.

Glenn Howells Architects has won numerous nationally acclaimed awards in the UK, including RIBA awards for residential developments such as Timber Wharf for developer, Urban Splash. Construction work is quickly developing on the Rotunda – a GHA designed, 22-storey apartment building in the centre of Birmingham – which follows similar principles to the Time Residences proposal of flexible, modern living with spectacular views.

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