The top four levels of the tower cantilever beyond the foot print of the L shape floor plan. The primary cantilever structure consists of a system of four structural steel built-up cantilever trusses located above the executive levels with only eight struts penetrating the office space.
The glass facades enable daylight harvesting, while the horizontal and vertical shading systems minimise glare. Combined with the L-shape of the building, it allows occupants to have a clear view over the city. The building also includes a 350-seat auditorium, staff dining room, and a landscape garden. The structural design allowed for the building to maximise the floorplan while providing flexibility.
WSP’s services also included a traffic impact study for the development, as well as design of service accessibility, on-site car parking and drop off areas, and general vehicular circulation. The site is located within a wider complex masterplan area, with a full junction assessment exercise undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of service could be achieved at all accesses to the site. We provided extensive stakeholder engagement to co-ordinate accessibility to the site with other developments in the area undertaken by various consultants.
This tower, due for completion in 2019, will become a new landmark on Dubai’s renowned skyline.