Burj al Arab Exterior Structure


Architect Tom Wright, W.S. Atkins as design and construction consultant and David Dexter as the structural engineer were involved in the magnificant conception, design and construction of the 7 star Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) Hotel in located in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Arabian Gulf Region.

This architecture image of the south-east Façade detail shows the panels of the screen wall, horizontally placed, ascending to the summit. It was built within the time period of 1994 to 1999.  It is classified as late 20th century, post modern-expressionism architecture.

Materials involved in the construction of this architectural detail of the façade are panels of two layers Teflon coated glass fibre fabric, measuring 1 mm thick, with a 500 mm air gap.  The architects aimed to design a hotel, representing a wind blown billowing sail of a sailboat.  The Burj al Arab hotel sits out on the sea.

Another architecture image on this website shows the interior of the Burj al Arab Hotel.  These images are a part of the architecture in the U.A.E. collection of architectural images.  This photograph is shown in lowered resolution and has been cropped for display on Veritas

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