Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Burj Dubai interior work in progress

Work on the interiors of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building developed by Emaar Properties, is progressing alongside the tower's exterior cladding.

The tower is currently over 800 metres (2,624.7 ft) high. The interior design of Burj Dubai was conceptualised and led by designer Nada Andric of Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: "Burj Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime architectural accomplishment and is the Arab World's tribute to the art and science of modern engineering and design."

He added: "The interiors place a special focus on the region's heritage and geographical location in its design approach and selection of materials. The design emphasises on the best results in space planning and utilisation alongside the finest detailing, to give residents and visitors an unprecedented lifestyle experience."

Apart from glass, stainless steel and dark stones, the interiors also feature Silver Travertine flooring, Venetian stucco walls, handmade rugs, stone flooring and dark, intricate Brazilian Santos Rosewood to reflect shelter, comfort, and above all, restrained luxury. Surfaces on the upper floors will be advanced in finishes of silver metallic lacquers to provide a sense of brightness.

2 comments:

Marc said...

It is a fantastic buildung. I'm coming from Germany and I was in Dubai two weeks ago. I drove with a taxi 10 minutes through the sites. It was amazing, because next to the 800m tower they build some 400 m towers. We don't have this in Germany here and I never saw so many new and gloryful buildungs in the making never on one place. Now we will see if all this will be sold and rented in economic crisis. In my point of view it was fantastic to see.

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