1 Park Avenue Skyscraper by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Image courtesy of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

1 Park Avenue Skyscraper by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

1 Park Avenue is a 550-meter, 116-story tower in Dubai, designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture. The development, with a trio of podium buildings as a base, is a signature design for Dubai’s Jumeira Gardens. Undulating sculptural form of the skyscraper, as a string of pearls – traditionally harvested and traded in Dubai for generations – ensures poetic and evocative appearance of this landmark architecture.


Image courtesy of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

1 Park Avenue is also a representative example of cutting-edge sustainable design. The transparent skin of the skyscraper features a high-performance exterior wall, controlling the heat transfer and light from outside, with the combination of the high-tech system of light shelves and light-sensor-activated shades. Shading fins jut out above each floor, shading the glass beneath, which allows for a more transparent curtain wall and adds visual texture to the building skin. The façade comes with the integrated photo voltaic cells, which harvest solar energy.


Image courtesy of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

The complex houses premium office space, condominiums and service apartments, along with high luxury hotel, on 600,000-square-meters of space. Three podium buildings, whose form complements the form of the tower, facilitate offices and support for the hotel. The tower features exclusive observatory space at the top, with a 20-storey high dome and two restaurants. Multi-storey atrium is another feature of this luxurious hotel – visitors enter through a multi-storey lobby with elevators and series of elevated and suspended glass walkways. The undulating form of the skyscraper required unique floor plates – some are almost round, while others resemble a triangle imposed on a circle. The most important is that each has ample access to views and daylight.

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