The 450,000 sq m concrete-frame project is located in the ‘trunk’ of Dubai’s Palm Island and occupies three basement levels, three floors and a roof level. Its flat slabs and column-free spaces are supported on existing piles, requiring close coordination with geotechnical consultants.
The number of cores in the building have been minimised, and escalators provide circulation. The plant is housed on a 25,000 sq m mezzanine located below roof level, and connected to the facade for air handling. The restaurant areas at roof level are separately serviced.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
photos : Oliver jackson
visualisation : RSP Architects