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Burj Al Arab Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Facts

Realization membrane structures
Koch Hightex GmbH
Year
1999
Client

Jumeirah Beach Resort LLC

City
Dubai
Facade Area
15000 m²
Architect

W. S. Atkins, Overseas/UK

Engineering

Al Habtoor Eng., Abu Dhabi, UAE- Fletcher Construction, Auckland- Murray & Roberts, Bedfordview, S. Africa

location
UAE

Details

The Arabian Tower - The Worlds First Seven Star Hotel

The “Tower of the Arabs” is the world's tallest structure incorporating a membrane facade. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow (Arab sailing vessel) and intentionally placed so that its shadow does not cover the beach.The open side of the V-shaped floor plan is encased with a 15,000sq/m, 200m high membrane facade. 12 individual tensioned two layer membrane panels form the north facing facade, which enclose the vast 18 storey atrium. In the evening the translucent PTFE glass fibre facade becomes a gigantic projection screen. The membrane material has excellent resistance against the extremes of UV radiation, large temperature variation, sandstorms and fire.

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Hightex GmbH

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83059 Kolbermoor

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