A paler shade of green

Nevertheless, the folk at Emaar Properties in Dubai are doing their best to improve the Burj Khalifa's energy diet. Today, they announced that the building's hot-water system had gone solar.

Elevator makers in race to top with rise of Burj Khalifa, Kingdom Tower

The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah would be the first of a breed of ultra-tall buildings to exceed 900 metres in height. That's more than twice as tall as New York's Empire State Building.United Technologies' Otis Elevator, Switzerland-based Schindler Group and Finland's Kone are racing to perfect technologies ranging from stronger brakes to smarter software to move elevator riders more efficiently and capture the market.

People live in cities not towers

Tall towers have come to symbolise the excesses of the boom years. The focus must be on city centres instead. Makkah’s Clock Royal Tower, the world’s second tallest tower at 577 metres, is scheduled to be complete in August this year. If the project meets its completion deadline, it comes just eight months after the opening of the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s 828-metre Burj Khalifa.

Czech firm played key role in construction of world’s tallest building

The completion of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai, made scores of international headlines this week. Among those who took part in the huge project in the United Arab Emirates was a Czech firm called Pega Hoist, whose high-speed construction elevators were used throughout the building stage.

Business as usual…

The recently completed Boulevard Plaza Towers, developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, were designed with the intention to introduce a meaningful space that integrated emblematic Islamic patterns while challenging the traditional model of a commercial building.

Architects win big in Dubai

Hundreds of architects, engineers and consultants packed out Dubai’s Park Hyatt last night for the third annual Middle East Architect awards. Projects from Saudi Arabia to Libya scooped awards, with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa winning project of the year and local firm X Architects winning both Best Boutique Firm and Best Principal, jointly awarded to founders Ahmed Al Ali and Farid Esmaeil.

Building the Largest LED Screen in the World

In pretty much every conceivable way, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa defies the imagination. At 2,722 feet it is far and away the tallest building in the world, it required $1.5...

Hyundai makes super-fast elevator

Hyundai said the new elevator can travel up to 600 meters in terms of distance. The elevators in Dubai’s Burj Kahlifa - which at 828 meters high ranks as the world’s tallest building - have a limit of 500 meters.

MBC to launch new drama channel

The new channel will go live within the coming weeks and will have its official launch at the Armani Hotel, Dubai, on 24 November in the presence of a host of television stars and celebrities from the Arab world. The Arabic-language station is to broadcast 24 hours and will focus primarily on soap operas and drama, including programmes from Egypt, Syria and the Gulf.

Cymbalic interpretation…

Commissioned by SOM and EMAAR Properties, ‘World Voices' is explained by Plensa as such: "The residential lobby area of Burj Khalifa is a meeting place of diverse cultures and nationalities - a metaphor of the diversity of our global society. World Voices is homage to this diversity and a celebration of life."

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Samsung takes over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to promote Galaxy S9

The company became the first tech brand to be represented on the building in an LED display. There was also a chance for consumers to...