Burj Al Arab inspires tower with “steel ribs” on UK’s south coast

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Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab has reportedly inspired the design of a new tower in a city in England, designed by UK-based Burke Rickhards Architects.

A “Dubai-style tower” is being planned in the south coast city of Plymouth at a cost of just under $54 million (AED193 million).

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Images by Burke Rickhards Architects

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The 11-storey Meridian waterfront development has taken its inspiration from the look of a ship’s sails – much like the Dubai landmark – according to the Plymouth Herald.

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It will be supported by a series of curved steel “ribs”, creating a sail-like shape that has resulted in it being “likened to the famous Burj Al-Arab hotel in Dubai”, reported the website of the UK newspaper.

No start date was given for the project, which will feature 64 luxury apartments as part of a complex including two other contemporary apartment buildings comprising 78 other apartments. The project  is being developed by UK firm Linden Homes.

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“Architecturally, the development is going to be very striking and will really fulfil the potential of this prestigious waterfront location – it will definitely have the wow factor,” said Nigel Palmer, managing director for Linden Homes.

 

 

 

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