Design Confidence has been appointed by Aurecon as the Fire and Life Safety consultant for the ‘The Tower’, a new structure at Dubai Creek Harbour that is being designed by world-renowned architect and engineer, Santiago Calatrava who is leading its design and engineering work. Calatrava has chosen global engineering consultants, Aurecon, as the engineer/architect-of-record to collaborate with on a range of design and technical features for the ambitious project.
The supertall building’s striking design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer unprecedented, 360-degree views of the city and beyond. It will also serve as a beacon of light at night, with a lighting system that will evoke the features of a flower bud, as it seemingly hovers atop the structure.
Images courtesy of Emaar Properties / Santiago Calatrava