Published on: February 10, 2013
AWA lighting designers sent us a presentation of a project in Dubai, the 250 meter high U-Bora Office tower, located in the middle of Business Bay. For further reading, please read below:
A theme seen throughout the tower was the intention of providing a maximum amount of prime viewing angles. Oriented orthogonally to the street on the ground floor, the four faces of the tower actually begin to twist as they increase in height. The facade’s vertical thermometer further accents this unique curvature of the building.
The main circulation is located in a centralized core, maximizing usable areas and window space. Furthermore, the square footage of the floors increases toward the top of the 58 story tower. The bottom floors start at 1,100mĀ² while the top floors are 2,000mĀ², making the tower’s total square footage 80,000mĀ².
The mixed-use complex in which the tower is located contains 7,000mĀ² of retail space, a 10,000mĀ² public outdoor deck and a large 30,000mĀ² residential block. The juxtaposition of this shorter 16 story residential tower purposely does not compete with the height of its neighboring tower, and instead horizontally stretches along the lake, providing maximum views of the water.
Client: Bando Corporation
Posted by: Maja Apih