Blue Crystal Tower

Dubai / UAE / 2009

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Blue  crystal is  a 480m high ecosustainable tower, especially conceived for the environmental  and climatic  conditions in the Emirates.


Its innovative shape is determined by prevailing winds  and  sun irradiation. The building has movable  façade elements that can be oriented according to the weather conditions.   


Energetic efficiency is optimized by the bioclimatic project of RFR éléments together with the total building solutions by Siemens.


Main features:


Natural cooling thanks to jutting balconies.


The shadow and the huge surfaces where water flows become the technological elements that regulate environmental well-being  and define the spaces.


Vegetation between the external and the internal skin and in the greenhouses provides further shadow whereas vegetal walls in the amenities contribute to biorefining of internal air.


The 24000 sqm photovoltaic wall is made of orientable modules that follow the sun maximizing their energy efficiency.


The space.


Contrasts between the colours of nature, sand dunes, sunset light, the brightness of the sea surface define two dynamic vertical surfaces that are shaped by the wind with huge articulated internal volumes.


From the island-shaped base a series of vertical spaces take shape where the areas for collective activities are located and characterized by very accurate interior design.


The heart of the structure is formed by offices, apartments on more levels, a peculiar penthouse designed like a villa, business hotel, spa, restaurants and VIPs areas for top level meetings.


The island is self-sufficient from the functional standpoint thanks to the presence of shops, shopping centers, restaurants, spaces for cultural activities spaces.


The island is connected with its territory by means of a yacht  marina, an underground parking and a road with a “green” itinerary.


Blue Crystal Tower – Green Interior


The interior of all the towers - offices, hotel facilities, apartments or services - is cleverly designed for the greatest flexibility of areas harmonized with the mobile technology of the towers’ outer walls.


Such natural elements as plants and water, typical of environmental engineering, are used, as appropriate, to become elements in the furnishing and design.


Apartments and offices on one or two levels best express the idea of space in the tower through vast shaded balconies and the typical space created between the inner and outer mobile wall on both the north and south sides. This unique space ensures a completely new innovative living experience in this building compared to traditional towers.


These apartments jutting out on the sea are surrounded by greenery and cool breeze; they offer a lifestyle that blends the features of a luxury yacht and an environment rich in natural moving elements.


Simple linear furniture of top-quality design are integrated with materials in continuity with the wealth and essence of the colours and nature of the Emirates’ sophisticated arts and crafts.


Ochre and the colours of dunes and the light of the setting sun transforming the architectural space create an emotional experience.

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    Blue  crystal is  a 480m high ecosustainable tower, especially conceived for the environmental  and climatic  conditions in the Emirates. Its innovative shape is determined by prevailing winds  and  sun irradiation. The building has movable  façade elements that can be oriented according to the weather conditions.    Energetic efficiency is optimized by the bioclimatic project of RFR éléments together with the total...

    Project details
    • Year 2009
    • Status Current works
    • Type Tower blocks/Skyscrapers
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