Sky View are two high-rise hotel and service apartment towers strategically located close to Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The harmonious towers are linked with a skybridge at their 51-54th storey and cladded with patterned stainless steel spandrels.
The building boasts a number of tourist attractions such as glazed floored sky walk and other engineered systems like glazed panoramic lift enclosure and large tension cable lobby facade system. Decorative flying beams elements are added to emphasize geometry. The shape of the building and the nature of the cladding introduces several challenges to the façade design and to the façade access strategy.
The presentation will gives an introduction to the building with some interesting highlights of the design and development process. Koltay Facades has been working from early schematic stage with architects SOM and Norr and with the developer Emaar and following up with the contractors, towards completion.
Session: Facade Engineering
Event: GPD Finland 2019
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