Dubai Building News 2008: UAE Construction

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UAE Building News 2008

Contemporary Architecture in UAE : New Developments

Dubai Architecture News – 2008

Michael Schumacher Tower, Abu Dhabi
Design: LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture)
Michael Schumacher Tower
Michael Schumacher Tower
Inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 racing car, the Michael Schumacher Tower encapsulates speed, fluid dynamics, future technology and natural patterns of organisation. The architects learned from nature’s own geometrical orders creating highly efficient structures and intriguing spaces.

MOMEMA : Museum of Middle East Modern Art
In addition to the Museum of Middle East Modern Art, this landmark project will include an amphitheatre for live performances and international cultural festivals, an exhibition hall and smaller museums displaying local and international art, as well as a shipyard for traditional dhow builders. It will also include residential, commercial and retail zones.

Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Dubai
Woods Bagot
Nakheel Harbour & Tower
Nakheel Harbour & Tower Dubai
The Nakheel Harbour & Tower design has been founded on the influence of Islamic tradition to produce an aspirational display for the region. Described as “Dubai’s Capital” by its developers, the project is a dramatic demonstration of tower technology with a design that soars over one kilometre above ground level.

O-14 tower, Business Bay, Dubai
RUR Architecture – Reiser + Umemoto
O-14 tower
O-14 tower Dubai

Burj Dubai : tallest building in world – since renamed Burj Khalifa
Burj Dubai Tower
Burj Dubai

The Gateway Project – Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah Building

Sowwah Square, Business centre, Abu Dhabi
Goettsch Partners
Sowwah Square
UAE project

Strata Tower, Al Raha Beach development, Abu Dhabi
Designer: Asymptote Architecture
Strata Tower
Strata Tower

P-17 building
P-17 tower
Dubai skyscraper

Signature Towers
Zaha Hadid Architects
Dubai Signature Towers
UAE towers

Residential tower
A-CERO Architects
Dubai residential tower
Dubai residential building

Waterfront City Masterplan
Waterfront City Dubai
Dubai Masterplan

Ajman Municipal Headquarters, United Arabic Emirates
Ajman building
Ajman Municipal Headquarters

Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek
Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Masdar Headquarters
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Masdar Headquarters
Masdar Headquarters

Dubai Building News 2007

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the Middle East, western Asia

Dubai Architecture

Dubai Architecture Designs – chronological list

Feedback on Dubai Architecture welcome

Dubai Palm Island

“OMA also has a number of projects in the Middle East, the most recent being the jointly designed office and residential towers in Dubai and ‘Education City’, three new buildings for the Qatar Foundation. Several masterplans are also underway, including two in Dubai, a masterplan in Kuwait and another in Ras-Al-Khaimah.” Info from OMA 041206

Dubai Marina : due to be tallest residential tower in the world: 516m high

Palm Jebel Ali

Bahrain architecture

Iconic Buildings

Buildings / photos for the Dubai Building News 2008 page welcome