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BUILDING
 
 
Burj Al Arab
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DESIGNER
 
 
W.S. Atkins
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
United Arab Emirates [Al-Imarat al-'Arabiya al Muttahida]
Emirate
Dubai
Town
Dubai
Address
Jumeirah Beach Road
 
 
Telephone
+971.4.301.7777
Fax
+971.4.301.7000
Website
E-mail
reservations@burj-al-arab.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1991    
Realisation
2000
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Philip Jodidio, Architecture in the Emirates, Taschen, Köln 2007, pp. 42-49 (40-55)
Naren Young, "Al Muntaha @ Burj al Arab. Dubai", Liquid 02/2002, february 2002, pp. 45-47
Edward McBride, "Burj al Arab", Architecture 8/2000, august 2000, pp 116-127.
Khuan Chew, Uschi Schmitt, 1001 Arabian Nights at the Burj Al Arab, ABC Millennium, 2000
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Owl City, Ocean Eyes, Universal Republic, USA 2009
Owl City Ocean Eyes Burj al Arab
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CLIENT
 
 
Chicago Beach Resort LLc, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 7.000.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
building m. 320.96 (1,053.00 ft)
atrium m. 112 (600 ft)
Floors
60
Number
18 elevators
202 suites (170 sq.m/780 sq.m)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Martin Halford
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Al Khatib Cracknell
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STAFF
 
Project
Tom Wright, W.S. Atkins Consultants (Epsom, Surrey, UK)
Project architect
Paul Roberts
Project leader
David Harris, Steve Irvine, Ian Ward
Systems
Steve Phillips
Interior design
Khuan Chew
Illuminazione
Jonathan Spears Associates (external)
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Tallest all-hotel building in the world and tallest atrium, when opened.
Built on an offshore artificial island, 1,300 ft from the beach.
There is an helipad on a platform at the 210 m level
 
 
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