Dubai has never been a place to do things by halves and clearly not content with holding the title for the world’s tallest building in the impressive Burj Khalifa, plans have been unveiled for a new tower, ever slightly taller than it’s predecessor.
Today’s press conference was the first formal announcement of information on the new Dubai Creek Harbour project. This 6kn project – twice the size of Downtown Dubai to put it in perspective- aims to be an extension of the city itself, an individual destination if you will.
The full development will include nine distinct districts sitting adjacent to the Ras Al Khor Natural Wildlife Sanctuary. It will boast a yacht club, marina and harbour rivalling the very best in the world. There will also be 22 luxury hotels and a vast amount of residential and retail space. Keeping in balance with the ecology of the area, a network of waterfront gardens will frame the area, linked to the main city via the Creek Bridge.
‘The Tower’ however, brainchild of Santiago Calatrava will take centre stage. This iconic new monument will be a benchmark for engineering across the world, rivalling some of the most momentous of structures, Dubai’s very own Burj Khalifa being one of them.
Although the height of the building has not yet been disclosed it is expected to be taller than the current world record holder. The beautiful, sleek structure is breath-taking and will feature a 360 observation deck entitled ‘The Pinnacle Room’ alongside a VIP deck which will both resemble the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Balconies will extend outwards and rotate around the tower itself adding to the ground-breaking nature of such a structure.
Other notable projects from the architects responsible for this daring new project include the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain and Quarto Ponte Sul Canal Grand in Venice.
Dubai invites you again to watch this space…