Tower 111

Dubai,, N/A / United Arab Emirates

At 111 stories, Tower 111 enhances the Dubai skyline through its streamlined, three-winged form. The shape of the building maximizes prime views toward the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, located northeast of the Tower 111 site. Hotel, serviced apartments, and residential apartments are all located within the tower; the premium on planning for the best views places most of the units to the North. The structural innovations that made the Burj Khalifa possible—known as the "buttressed core"—are adapted and improved to serve this specific program. The tower's concrete frame uses cantilevered slabs with no perimeter columns to allow for sweeping panoramic views from every unit. The North wing's exterior walls are also subtly serrated to screen the harsh desert sun and frame the views from every room.

A public observatory cantilevers dramatically out from the North wing. Glass floors and ceilings provide a truly breathtaking experience from this lofty vantage point located above the height of the Burj's public outlook. The observatory will be one of the highest in the world and offer 360-degree views of the region, including the one building that can't be seen from the Burj—the Burj Khalifa itself.



Architect of record

Brian Lee
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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