Topic: Burj Khalifa

Video: Take a fly-through tour of Calatrava-designed Creek tower

Emaar has released a new video that shows a drone-like flu-through video of the Santiago Calatrava-designed The Tower, which will be located in Dubai Creek. The Dubai Creek Harbour tower project will be taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest high-rise in … More

Burj Khalifa architects SOM to open Dubai office

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has announced the official opening of its new office in Dubai which will serve as a regional hub to provide a full range of architecture, design, and planning services. Thomas Behr, MENA managing partner, will oversee the region, … More

Burj Khalifa architect on jury for WAN Urban Design awards

Adrian Smith, the architect of the Burj Khalifa, is included on the jury of the WAN Urban Design competition, which awards the best in international urban design, transport and infrastructure. Projects completed on or after January 1, 2008, can be entered into the completed … More

Barr + Wray wins trio of UAE landmark contracts

Barr + Wray has secured contracts on three landmark buildings in the UAE. The company, which supplies spas, swimming pools and water treatment services has been appointed to carry out work at the Burj Khalifa Tower, Capital Gate and the Burj Al Arab. … More

Dubai has most hotels under construction in the world

A new report by hotel projects tracker website,, shows that Dubai is still undergoing a construction boom with the highest number of hotel projects in the world at the moment. With 97 hotels under development and 35,124 rooms under way, Dubai tops … More

Burj Khalifa architect Adrian Smith wins lifetime achievement award

Adrian Smith, the architect of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, is the 2011 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Recent winners of the award include John C. Portman Jr. of John Portman & Associates and … More

Burj Khalifa’s sky lobbies now open to the public

The sky lobbies in the Burj Khalifa are public spaces for residents and visitors that function as community centres, and have now been opened by Emaar for use. The sky lobbies lead to different community facilities, including fitness areas to swimming pools, jacuzzis … More

BBR Design completes its first design and fit out in the Burj Khalifa

BBR Design is celebrating after completing its first commercial design and fit out for a private client in the Burj Khalifa. The Australian company has 10 offices worldwide and has been in Dubai for four years. “This represents progress and a forward movement … More

In Pictures: LEGO Burj Khalifa

LEGO and Emaar Properties teamed up to unveil the Architecture Series model of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Emaar launches LEGO model of Burj Khalifa

Emaar Properties has teamed up with the LEGO Group to unveil the Architecture Series model of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. To mark the occasion, a 2.7-metre model of Burj Khalifa, constructed using 141,971 unglued LEGO bricks, will be displayed at the … More