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Friday, October 1, 2010

What is Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai)?

 General Information
Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, formerly Burj Dubai, at the center of a large-scale development, is the tallest building in the world. The design combines cultural influences with cutting-edge technology to achieve a high-performance building. Its massing is manipulated in the vertical dimension to minimize the impact of wind on the tower's movement.
Project Facts
Completion Year: 2010
Site Area: 104,210 m2
Project Area: 454,249 m2
Building Height: 828 m

Project Awards
2010 • Arab Investment Summit • Arab Achievement Award 2010: Best Architecture Project
2010 • Chicago Athenaeum • International Architecture Award
2010 • Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in the Middle East and North Africa • Best Mixed Use Built Development
2010 • CTBUH • Best Tall Building Middle East & Asia
2010 • LEAF Awards • Best Structural Design of the Year: Shortlisted
2010 • Structural Engineers Association of Illinois • Excellence in Structural Engineering: Most Innovative Structure
2010 • World Architecture Festival • Award: Shortlisted
2010 • World Architecture Festival • Award: Shortlisted / Structural System 
see more about the design concept of the building

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