Building at the Burj

Niki May Young
Wednesday 28 Jan 2009

New residential tower for Burj Dubai District

DeStefano Partners have designed a 38-storey residential tower for Emaar Properties located in Dubai, UAE. Burj 34 is part of the Burj Dubai District, a master-planned community combining residential apartments, offices, luxury hotels and the Dubai Mall. The building site is adjacent to the prominent Burj Dubai Boulevard, the major roadway of the complex, and directly north of the water channel.

The building has been tailored to the "urban professional" as a tower of quality and stature, with high attention to detail and easy-to-maintain materials. The structure is comprised of reinforced concrete while the facade is serated glass and concrete with metal detailing.

With its panelized skin, the building’s powerful form is reminiscent of the dragon fruit and will create a distinctive presence within the district. The exterior responds in its strength and detail to the urban scale of the Burj District, while the interior reinterprets this aesthetic vocabulary in detail and form to create an intimately scaled residential environment, full of richness and texture.

The building is sculpted to maximize unit views over the district while delivering a floor plate efficiency of 86%.

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