The United Arab Emirates is no stranger to beautifully designed skyscrapers and buildings! Here is a list of 5 Futuristic and Stunning Architectural Delights in United Arab Emirates:
1) Eko by 10 Raisons Architects
Critics may pan it for getting inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower, but the giant Eko looks like a tower with webs on the side. It boasts of 24 floors, 8500 Square meters of Nano Solar, 350 palms, a bar, a library and a big exhibition hall and is proposed as a futuristic housing high-rise for Zaabeel Park, City Center in Dubai.
2) Dancing Towers by Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid’s design for the Dancing Towers confirms the role of Business Bay Development at the very forefront of Dubai’s rapidly changing future. The three towers rise above the creek and project themselves as an icon for the surrounding developments and for the gulf region.
The tower’s striking design creates a new presence that punctures the skyline with a powerful recognizable silhouette. The fluid character of the towers is generated through an intrinsically dynamic composition of volumes.
The towers are inter-twinned to share programmatic elements and rotate to maximize the views from the site towards the creek and neighbouring developments.
The design quality of the towers to act as a symbol and icon extends beyond their scale and location. These qualities are derived from the boldness of the architectural concept, from the choreographed’ movement that combines the three towers in one overall gesture and weaves’ with a series of public spaces through the podium, the bridges and the landscape beyond.
Designer: Zaha Hadid
3) The Cube at Dubai Sports City
The Cube will be a five-star condo hotel, a unique and innovative landmark tower that will occupy a prime location within Dubai Sports City, right in the midst of the future home for the most thrilling sports events taking place all year round. The Cube will consist of 27 stories of generously-sized 561 ultra-modern condo hotel units, with large balconies, unparalleled views and quality finished of the highest possible standards, including use of marble and bright natural stone.
4) Trump Tower in Dubai, UAE
There is no stopping Dubai’s frantic construction boom, and Atkins, the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe, is not one to miss a part of the action. The company has recently revealed concept designs for the new Trump International Hotel and Tower, which is going to be the centrepiece of the Golden Mile residential and retail exclusive boulevard. A single glimpse leaves no doubt that the luxury building with its sharp glazed tips will set the standards for the whole area’s development.
The project is coordinated by local developers Nakheel and will be located on one of the area’s much talked-about man-made islands off the west coast of Dubai, the tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah, which aims to be one of the world’s prime resorts.
The complex itself is a breathtaking 60-storey building composed essentially of two asymmetrical halves forming a gateway to the island. The stainless steel, glass and stone faaded arch-like structure includes a 300-room five-star hotel, 400 residential apartments, boutique offices, retail, gym and spa, restaurants and of course, access to their very own private beach
5) Gateway Building for Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE by Snohetta Studio
Sheik Saud and Rakeen of Ras Al-Khaimah has appointed the Norwegian architecture firm Snhetta the prestigious task of creating an iconic gateway building for the new capital city of Ras Al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. The approx. 300,000 m2 complex will contain a Congress Center, Exhibition Halls, Shopping Center, 5+ Star Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, and a 4 Star Hotel.
6) Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid