Burj Jumeira supertall skyscraper will rise from fingerprint of Dubai's ruler - architecture and design

Burj Jumeira supertall skyscraper will rise from fingerprint of Dubai's ruler



Visuals have been released of Burj Jumeira, a 550-metre-tall split-volume skyscraper in Dubai that will rise from a lake shaped like the fingerprint of the emirate's ruler. 
Unveiled by state-owned Dubai Holding, the supertall skyscraper has been dubbed as the "new icon in Dubai's skyline", however its architect has not been disclosed.
It will be located on the city's waterfront opposite the Sheikh Zayed Road, and form the centrepiece of the new Downtown Jumeira district, "a pedestrian friendly mixed-use urban destination".

The Burj Jumeira tower's oval-shaped base, which is patterned with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's fingerprint, will form the heart of the project. It will be used to host "social, cultural and artistic events and activities". The pond will be surrounded by shops, and be complete with water fountains and a terraced outdoor amphitheatre.

The tower will rise from one end of the lake, and comprise two connected, curved volumes that are modelled on desert topography and lined with digital displays.

"Burj Jumeira's design is inspired by the harmonious ripples of the United Arab Emirates' desert sand dunes and its flowing oases," said the state-owned global investment holding company.
"The tower's facade will be covered with digital displays that can be utilised for various occasions and celebrations, further reinforcing the tower's role at the heart of Dubai's community activities."

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