By P. Deulgainkar

The oval-shaped bud atop the 928-metre The Tower, the centrepiece of six-square-kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour development, will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room that will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

1“The bud will serve as a beacon of light at night, with a lighting system that will evoke the features of a flower bud, as it seemingly hovers atop the structure,” Aurecon revealed the information in a statement announcing its collaboration with Santiago Calatrava, the architect of the new Dubai icon.

ermed the most “breathtaking” design feature on The Tower, the Australian company said that the net of cable that extends from the tower to the ground reflects the delicate ribbing of lily leaves.

The project, which is being developed by Emaar Properties, has a strong focus on energy efficiency and sustainability, including a cooling system to mitigate the region’s hot climate.

“The water collected from this system will also clean the structure’s facade, for example. Elegant landscaping and vegetation on and around the tower will encourage solar protection. An integrated shading system and wing doors will also contribute to its energy efficiency,” Aurecon statement said. More info