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'A signal to the world': New details emerge about Calatrava's US$1bn Dubai tower
POSTED 11 Apr 2016 . BY Kim Megson
Santiago Calatrava has said The Tower will be 'a combination of geometry, mathematics and a deep sense of understanding of architecture in a most classical way' Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic tower design for Dubai will ‘be a notch taller’ than the Burj Khalifa, according to its developer Emaar Properties.

The real estate giant hosted an event in the city on Sunday (10 April) to officially unveil the project, now named as ‘The Tower’, two months after Calatrava was named as the winner of an international design project for the commission.

According to reports in Dubai, the structure will be built at a cost of US$1bn (€878.7m, £705.8m), exceed 828m (2,700ft) in height and form a spire supported by an intricate network of cables.

The Tower will serve as an observation deck with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Calatrava, the design is inspired by Islamic architecture fused with modern, sustainable design.

It will be located in Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour development, a planned 6sq km mini-metropolis with 22 hotels, a retail precinct, a yacht club, cultural amenities, educational facilities, thousands of new homes and “the tallest twin towers in the world.” Calatrava’s building is visualised as the Creek’s centrepiece, and is scheduled to open by the time Dubai hosts the World Expo in 2020.

Emaar chair Mohamed Alabbar said: “The Tower in Dubai Creek Harbour is our tribute to the positivity, energy and optimism that Dubai and the UAE celebrate, led by a leadership committed to all-around progress,” adding in a promotional video that the project is “a tower and a monument that adds value to the world with absolute elegance, technology, engineering beauty day and night.”

Calatrava said: “The project is inspired by the idea of welcoming people and sending a signal to the whole world. It is our ambition to create infrastructures that facilitate the everyday life of the people, who will use The Tower as the centre of a new city.

“It will be a combination of geometry, mathematics and a deep sense of understanding of architecture in a most classical way. It will use the most advanced technologies, using technology as a vehicle to beauty and art.”

The Tower is the latest high-profile, big budget project won by Calatrava, whose World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York and Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro have both recently opened.

The Tower will be 'a notch' taller than the world's highest building, the Burj Khalifa Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
The Tower is the latest high-profile, big budget project to be designed by Calatrava Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
The project has been described as a monument for Dubai and 'a signal to the world' Credit: Emaar Properties
Advanced technology will be used to realise the structure, which is supported by a network of cables Credit: Emaar Properties
According to Calatrava, The Tower is inspired by Islamic architecture fused with modern, sustainable design Credit: Emaar Properties
The Tower will be the crentrepiece of Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour development, a planned 6sq km mini-metropolis Credit: Emaar Properties
An elevated garden will evoke the Hanging Gardens of babylon Credit: Emaar Properties
The building is expected to open in 2020 to coincide with Dubai's hosting of the World Expo Credit: Emaar Properties
Emaar, who previously built the Burj Khalifa, are determined to put Dubai on the map for its ambitious projects Credit: Emaar Properties
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'A signal to the world': New details emerge about Calatrava's US$1bn Dubai tower
POSTED 11 Apr 2016 . BY Kim Megson
Santiago Calatrava has said The Tower will be 'a combination of geometry, mathematics and a deep sense of understanding of architecture in a most classical way' Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic tower design for Dubai will ‘be a notch taller’ than the Burj Khalifa, according to its developer Emaar Properties.

The real estate giant hosted an event in the city on Sunday (10 April) to officially unveil the project, now named as ‘The Tower’, two months after Calatrava was named as the winner of an international design project for the commission.

According to reports in Dubai, the structure will be built at a cost of US$1bn (€878.7m, £705.8m), exceed 828m (2,700ft) in height and form a spire supported by an intricate network of cables.

The Tower will serve as an observation deck with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Calatrava, the design is inspired by Islamic architecture fused with modern, sustainable design.

It will be located in Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour development, a planned 6sq km mini-metropolis with 22 hotels, a retail precinct, a yacht club, cultural amenities, educational facilities, thousands of new homes and “the tallest twin towers in the world.” Calatrava’s building is visualised as the Creek’s centrepiece, and is scheduled to open by the time Dubai hosts the World Expo in 2020.

Emaar chair Mohamed Alabbar said: “The Tower in Dubai Creek Harbour is our tribute to the positivity, energy and optimism that Dubai and the UAE celebrate, led by a leadership committed to all-around progress,” adding in a promotional video that the project is “a tower and a monument that adds value to the world with absolute elegance, technology, engineering beauty day and night.”

Calatrava said: “The project is inspired by the idea of welcoming people and sending a signal to the whole world. It is our ambition to create infrastructures that facilitate the everyday life of the people, who will use The Tower as the centre of a new city.

“It will be a combination of geometry, mathematics and a deep sense of understanding of architecture in a most classical way. It will use the most advanced technologies, using technology as a vehicle to beauty and art.”

The Tower is the latest high-profile, big budget project won by Calatrava, whose World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York and Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro have both recently opened.

The Tower will be 'a notch' taller than the world's highest building, the Burj Khalifa Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
The Tower is the latest high-profile, big budget project to be designed by Calatrava Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
The project has been described as a monument for Dubai and 'a signal to the world' Credit: Emaar Properties
Advanced technology will be used to realise the structure, which is supported by a network of cables Credit: Emaar Properties
According to Calatrava, The Tower is inspired by Islamic architecture fused with modern, sustainable design Credit: Emaar Properties
The Tower will be the crentrepiece of Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour development, a planned 6sq km mini-metropolis Credit: Emaar Properties
An elevated garden will evoke the Hanging Gardens of babylon Credit: Emaar Properties
The building is expected to open in 2020 to coincide with Dubai's hosting of the World Expo Credit: Emaar Properties
Emaar, who previously built the Burj Khalifa, are determined to put Dubai on the map for its ambitious projects Credit: Emaar Properties
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Santiago Calatrava’s centrepiece of the sprawling new transit facility at the World Trade Center complex in New York will open on Thursday (March 3).
'As great as the Burj Khalifa': Santiago Calatrava wins contract for futuristic Dubai tower


Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has beaten competition from five unnamed international rivals to design a landmark cultural tower in Dubai.
Santiago Calatrava's Museum of Tomorrow ready for Rio opening


Rio de Janeiro’s hotly-anticipated Museau do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) – designed by prize-winning Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava – will be officially opened tomorrow (17 December) by the city’s mayor.
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