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Architecture Contest in UAE design by François Blanciak Architect

11 May 2009

Dubai Tall Emblem

François Blanciak Architect – Dubai Tall Emblem Structure Competition Proposal

View from Za’abeel Park
Dubai Tall Emblem

Performing a poetical connection between Za’abeel Park and the rest of the city of Dubai, the tower is conceived as virtually reversible, its top and bottom parts having similar circular characteristics. In sharp contrast with the surrounding office buildings, the circulation core here is not the focus of the plan but an element around which the program of the tower oscillates.

Bird’s eye view
Dubai Tall Emblem Structure

The lower part of the project contains a children’s library on level 1, and a series of 3 conference rooms on level 2. As a reference to islamic architecture, a shaded arcade surrounds the ground level courtyard that leads to the entrance of the children’s library.

Cross section & South-East elevation
Tall Emblem Structure

Hosting an art gallery and designed as a prolongation of the movement induced by the rest of the building, the generously cantilevered top-level viewing platform offers a 270° panoramic view of the most scenic part of the Dubai skyline.

Site plan
Dubai Tall Emblem Structure

Structurally, the tower is engineered as a continuous steel cage which transmits the load to the deep central foundations of the circulation core. As the two opposite horizontal parts of the tower are basically symmetrical, the weight of the podium is used to balance and stabilize the cantilever of the viewing platform.

Plans of levels 1, 2, 4 and intermediate level
Dubai Tall Emblem Structure

Images courtesy François Blanciak Architect

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