Cayan Tower

Dubai Marina / UAE / 2013

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At 307 metres in height, Infinity is the highest twisting tower in the world. But remarkable though this unique achievement is, it’s just one of the features that makes Infinity so extraordinary. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the international award-winning architectural firm, the building is a masterpiece of contemporary design and style. The architects have used open-space architectural concepts to ensure that there are no pillars anywhere in the building, creating a true sense of space and light. Pre-finished titanium metal panels on cast-in-place concrete perimeter columns along with repetitive staggered screen panels filter the direct sunlight to the units. An inboard glass line creates a deep sill to minimize direct light and provide a screen effect, shading both glass and terraces. Infinity’s slender elegance conceals great strength: the tower’s structural system for the tower is a high strength, reinforced concrete column superstructure that rotates with the twisting shape to create a helix. The shape and size of these columns is determined by wind tunnel testing and innovative engineering using 3D computer modeling analysis. At all times, in creating such a unique and radical architectural project, safety and stability has been the architects’ primary concern, both in design and in the quality of materials and construction. Every stage of the Infinity project has harnessed the skills and experience of world-class professionals in every field.
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    At 307 metres in height, Infinity is the highest twisting tower in the world. But remarkable though this unique achievement is, it’s just one of the features that makes Infinity so extraordinary. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the international award-winning architectural firm, the building is a masterpiece of contemporary design and style. The architects have used open-space architectural concepts to ensure that there are no pillars anywhere in the building, creating a true sense of...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Client Cayan Investment and Development
    • Contractor Arabtec Construction LLC (Arabtec)
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Tower blocks/Skyscrapers / Shopping Malls
    • Websitehttp://infinitytower.com
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