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Balonodrom, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Thursday 22 Mar 2007

Full of hot air

Balonodrom by Balonodrom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Magdalena Filcek 
Balonodrom by Balonodrom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Balonodrom by Balonodrom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Balonodrom by Balonodrom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Designed by award winning polish architect Magdalena Filcek - Balonodrom sets to achieve new heights. 

'Balonodrom' combines a futuristic structural form with traditional themes derived from man's first forays into the sky in balloons and airships. As the central feature of the building is a working helium filled passenger carrying observation balloon, the function of the space doubles as a working hotel environment as well as a meteorologically secure 'port' for the balloon when at rest. Designed to be aesthetically imposing, without being overtly intrusive in the environment, the proposed extensive use of steel and glass to create a light and airy ambiance combined with an almost feminine elegance of curvature juxtaposed with rigid girder construction, make for an innovative and highly appealing structure. The concept is unique and would be the first in the world as a high technology hotel built around a port for a restrained passenger carrying balloon capable of carrying up to 30 passengers to a height over 150 metres, returning to the central atrium each time.

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