The Largest and Highest A letter in the world
“ The Largest and Highest A letter in the world”
The Emirates of Dubai is adding to its amazing urban skyline a new world record in design and construction of a residential skyscraper at the heart of the city.
A Tower is a new supertall iconic skyscraper occupies a prominent site along Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai, designed to embrace and stimulate the life of the future city.
Standing with 338 meters from the ground level and holds 61 Floors with an area of 58,300 square meters, and consisting of 422 super standard condominium and luxury residential units, ground and mezzanine level retail, and variety of entertainment spaces all positioned to maximize long-term value, plus 1 underground level that houses the electromechanical services.
The key feature of this masterpiece is the 480 tons 4 sides A shape steel structure with a cost of US$ 3 million, shaping the largest and highest A letter of its kind, with a soaring height of 100 m, crowning the top and can be seen from all Four sides.
The Dubai based AMA holding is the client and major developer of this vertical city with a great determination and shared efforts from day one with the architect to develop a unique world record masterpiece.
NEB’s Interior Design practice was involved in the space planning of the entire tower including the units.
All public spaces are finished with a lavish marble, wood materials, and architecture features.
The main entrance is a double-high welcoming space that directs the tenants and guests to 10 high standards passengers and service elevators.
The top view above the 61 levels explores dramatic urban surroundings of Dubai, mainly Burj Khalifa and the downtown city at the Sheikh Zayed Road side, and maximum panorama sea view from the rear side.
The 452 parking lots serving the towers’ tenants are housed in a separate multi-story parking building with a roof swimming pool facilities serving the tower’s tenants and connected to the tower from the ground level.
The tower’s architectural expression represents a holistic approach to merging programmatic, environmental, and structural considerations.
The A tower is one of UAE’s most distinctive and ambitious vertical residential city, ranked as the 7th highest tower in UAE.
Four years of planning, design and execution confronted with challenges and enthusiasm without compromising quality, efficiency, and the client’s and architects’ vision despite of the difficulties and challenges in different economic times.
Client: AMA holding- UAE Consultant: National Engineering Bureau –
UAE Architect: Dr. Issam Ezzeddine –
Dubai Structure and MEP engineering: National Engineering Bureau- UAE
Contractor: CRC – UAE
ROOF STEEL STRUCTURE:
Apart from steel design, the main challenge was the erection of 45meter mast with 40Ton weight since no crane could lift the heavy mast in height of 295 m
Therefore it was done by hydraulic jacking within 2 days which was a big achievement