Dubai – Place for the Drillers of Architecture.

Oct 16, 2019

Dubai, world’s most architecturally creative cities, never fade to amaze the world with its world-class architecture. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has invested all of his time in the architecture and engineering projects to lead the “wonders of the world”. The architecture, the intelligence attracts tourists from all over the world. Architecture is a subjective field – it comprises of different kinds of choices and options – some people like classics and some like ultra-modern.

Burj Khalifa:

The Burj Khalifa the tallest on the planet is Standing 830 meters tall, the rocket ship-like design makes this striking skyscraper look as if it’s going to take off any minute. The enormous building is a gift to the planet by Adrian Smith, Owings & Merrill (SOM). And was opened to the public in the year of 2010.

Burj al Arab:

Being one of the most iconic hotels in the world, Burj al Arab is the only 7star hotel in the world. The sail-like structure features a prominent helipad at the top, which has played host to number stunts including a game of tennis between Roger Feeder and Andre Agassi. Constructed and designed by Tom Wright (WKK Architects). It was opened to the public by 1999.

Cayan Tower:

The tower standing tall on the marina, in Dubai is a spectacular site. Cayan Tower, Standing at an impressive 306m tall and is of 73 storey. It’s not just the height but also the architectural twist which they have given. It is twisted 90degress and is standing infamously on the soils, remarkably designed by this architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). It was opened to the public by the year 2013.

W Marriott Marquis:

The architect of this vivacious twin-tower hotel is Ashok Korgaonkar at Arch-group International Consultants. Is the tallest in the world, just like we know that Dubai knows how to dart on the world board. The massive twin towers that form the hotel stand at 355 meters high, and the jagged design really makes them stand out in the busy Downtown skyline. It was opened to the public in the year 2013.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel:

The glowing, wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been a Dubai landmark ever since it first opened its doors in 1997. Despite not even making the top 100 tallest buildings in the city, it's still one of the most notable, thanks to a unique shape that perfectly complements the Burj al Arab, which it is in close proximity to. The architect of this beach hotel is WS Atkins.

Atlantis, the Palm:

Architects of this amazingly talented piece of art are Wimberley, Allison, Tong, and Goo. Located on the pinnacle of the Palm Jumeirah, the Atlantis makes it even more beautiful. Themed around the mythical lost city but incorporating a definite flavor of Arabia, the imposing arches can be seen from anywhere on the Palm and kilometers up and down the coastline. This immense beauty was opened to the public in the year 2008.

Dubai, You are blessed and so are we, the architects. We get to learn and admire the architects of such immensely choreographed buildings of a small city.