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Pentominium Dubai by Aedas

Project: Pentominium Dubai
Designed by Dr Andrew Bromberg – Aedas
Client: Trident International Holdings
Site Area: 3,500 sq.m.
G.F.A.: 116,200 sq.m.
Completion date: 2012
Website: www.aedas.com
Pentominium, located in Dubai Marina, will potentially be the tallest residential tower in the world. This tower had a unique challenge, in that it had to respond to two different conditions on the site: the density/proximity of the neighbors and the extreme environment pressures of Dubai. Therefore, the building has two different sides that center around a shared core. One side is a simple extrusion that reaches the full height of the building. This side is primarily southern-oriented and utilizes a system of balconies and a vertical layer of glass to mitigate solar gain. As the building rises this layer of glass becomes wider and functions as a wind break to help protect the balcony from the higher-velocity winds as one gets to the extreme heights of the tower. More info under the cut:

The other side of the building is a staggered shape, alternating between apartments and voids of sky-gardens. This is achieved through the introduction of 65 storey-high pods that cling structurally to the core. This alternation allows for either communal or semi-private spaces and thus enables the tower to ‘breathe’ within its dense context. The result is a very thin, lightweight 516m tower that lightly sits into its setting of extruded neighbors and powerfully maintains its presence in its context and climate.

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Pentominium Tower won Best Apartment, Best Development, Best Architecture, Best Property and Best High-rise Architecture Category of 2007 CNBC Arabian Property Awards. – from Aedas

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