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The Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:06 pm    Post subject: The Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reply with quote

2011 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
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The Index            

The Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion Date: March 2011
Height: 326 m (1,070 ft)
Stories: 80
Gross Floor Area: 170,400 m² (1,834,170 ft²)
Use: Residential/Office
Owner/Developer: Union Properties
Design Architect: Foster + Partners
Associate Architect: Khatib & Alami; Woods Bagot
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners; BG&E
MEP Engineer: Roger Preston & Partners; WSP
Project Manager: Gerard Evenden
Main Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
The Index is a 328 m (1,076 ft) tall, 80-storey skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Of the 80 floors, the lower 25 are to be offices and 47 will be for residential use. The tower is oriented in such a way that the eastern and western concrete cores shelter the floors from the harsh, desert sun and the climatic effects of the area. The south-facing facade utilizes extensive sun shades to lower solar gain. The tower have a car parking of 2,681 cars. A double height sky lobby separates the offices and apartments and recreational facilities like a swimming pool and gym.

A long but narrow profile houses the mixed residential-over office functions of this tower within a coherent but well articulated form. The floors are supported by four A-frame concrete “fins,” revealing the building’s structural system and internal organization. The building is oriented to reduce solar gain, and employs a system of sunshades on the exposed south elevation. The building takes a particularly interesting approach at its base, with only its structural fins and cores coming all the way to the ground, while the rest of the space opens up in an open-air shaded atrium with large pools which create a cool micro-climate around the tower’s entrances.

“The Index presents a new environmental icon for the Middle East, showcasing important passive strategies of orientation, core placement and shading.”
  –  Werner Sobek, Awards Juror, Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH & Co., KG

See also:
http://www.halvorsonandpartners.com/
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Location: VADODARA, GUJARAT, INDIA.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow....

is it possible to make structure like this in India?
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