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BUILDING
 
 
Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)
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DESIGNER
 
 
SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, steel, glass, aluminium
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
United Arab Emirates [Al-Imarat al-'Arabiya al Muttahida]
Emirate
Dubai
Town
Dubai
Address
1 Burj Dubai Boulevard
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Department stores, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2003     project winner of competition
Realisation
2004 - 2009
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Mission: Impossible. Ghost Protocol
Directed by
Brad Bird
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2011
Cast
Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Vladimir Mashkov, Jeremy Renner, Josh Holloway, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Anil Kapoor, Samuli Edelmann
Building's role
Appreciable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Rascacielos globales / Global Skyscrapers", Arquitectura Viva 146, 3/2012, "Obras / Proyectos / Works / Projects", pp. 34-64
SOM, "Burj Khalifa. Dubái, EAU", Arquitectura Viva 146, 3/2012, "Obras / Proyectos / Works / Projects", pp. 34-39 (34-64)
Jeremy Melvin, "Height: between possibility and responsibility", Architectural Review 1340, october 2008 [Height: between possibility and responsibility], pp. 42-83

"Burj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Skidmore Owings & Merrill", Architectural Review 1340, october 2008 [Height: between possibility and responsibility], pp. 80-83 (42-83)
Sam Lubell, "In a desert city, a skyline grows ever higher", Architectural Record 8/2008, august 2008, p. 32
Claudia Hildner, "Elefantenpalast", Baumeister B1/2008, januar 2008 [Voll Bad], p. 12
Dan Halpern, "Arabian Heights", Architect 96, may 2007, pp. 126-133
John E. Czarnecki, "SOM designs world's tallest tower for Dubai developer", Architectural Record 7/2003, july 2003, p. 30
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CLIENT
 
 
EMAAR Properties
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 1.500.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
spire m. 828,0
top floor m. 636,0
concrete structure m. 574,4
Floors
162 aboveground
2 underground
Surface
site sq.m. 104.210 (sq.ft. 1,121,707)
project sq.m. 464.515 (sq.ft. 5,000,000)
floor sq.m. 517.240 (sq.ft. 5,567,525)
Number
30.000 apartments
9 hotels
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STRUCTURES
 
 
William Baker, SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
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STAFF
 
General contractor
Samsung Engineering & Constructions
BESIX
Arabtec
 
 
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