A rendering of the Dubai Creek Tower at the center of the upcoming harbour complex.
Building within the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbour complex, Emaar is looking to eclipse its most famous creation the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure since 2010. To do so has required laying 236ft deep foundation piles—a world record—set to be capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete. When completed, the 3,045ft tower will best the Burj by a massive 322ft.— CNN
The Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings joint venture is inspired by the lily flower and mosque minarets, say its developers, and will feature a 68-mile array of supporting cables. Swiss-Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has designed a 360-degree observation deck and a capacious Hanging Gardens of Babylon-style floor into the structure, with views over the nearby Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
With the new tower, the developer is looking to beat the record height of its most famous creation the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure since 2010, by 322 feet. Located within the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbor complex, the Dubai Creek Tower required the deepest foundation piles ever made—set to be capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete.
Image courtesy of Emaar Properties
An image from Emaar Properties dated August 13 shows workers constructing the pile cap frame on to which 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete will be poured.
Six teams have been shortlisted in a competition to restore and renovate the historic Clandon Park mansion in the county of Surrey, England, after the National Park property received heavy damage from a fire in 2015.
Organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the competition tasked teams with restoring and updating the interiors of the 18th-century Palladian house, as well as designing new flexible event spaces and visitor facilities within the existing building footprint.
Rather than scrub away the effects of the fire, the brief recommended incorporating the remnants and salvaged materials into the new design, responding to extensive research documenting the fire as part of the structure’s complex history. Historic interior spaces including the Marble Hall, Saloon, Library and Speakers’ Parlour, State Bedroom and the vaulted historic kitchen, will be restored in full, while the event and visitor experience program pieces will occupy modernized spaces.
“It’s exciting to be at this stage in the design competition, when we can see the thought processes and ideas from the six shortlisted teams come to life,” commented Paul Cook, Project Director at Clandon Park. “Whilst the concepts are not final designs for Clandon, they take us a step closer to choosing a team who will help us restore and rebuild this grand place.”
The full shortlist includes:
AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates with Arup and GROSS.MAX
Allies and Morrison and Feilden + Mawson with Price & Myers, Max Fordham, Tom Stuart-Smith and Nissen Richards Studio
Judged by a jury of heritage, architectural and local experts, the winning team will be announced later this Fall. That team will then continue to work with the National Trust to develop final designs. A complete plan is expected to be revealed in 2018, with construction slated to begin in 2019.
Learn more about the project and the public display of the shortlisted proposals, here.