Florian Busch Architects フロリアンブッシュ建築設計事務所

The Rings of Dubai

2009


The competition brief called for a tall landmark in the heart of Dubai. The response could not be another singular tower. Instead, a structure framing the many towers already defining Dubai’s skyline.

 

The programme is a very reduced addition to Zabeel Park surrounding it: Café and viewing platform at the top, children’s library and conference room at ground level.

 

While the structure’s sheer scale suggests strength and power, it is not preconceived form but result of a process in which the rings gradually find an interdependent balance.

 

A structure that is in balance and yet full of motion, the Rings of Dubai represent Dubai’s ever-evolving dynamism in the 21st century.

 

均衡を保ちつつ、動きのあるこのリングは、ドバイの21世紀におけるダイナミズムの象徴となる。

迫力のあるスケールで強さや権力が伝わってくる一方で、先入観にとらわれたオブジェではなく、相互依存の均衡を取り合う過程で形成していくランドマークである。

Dubai, UAE
ドバイ、アラブ首長国連邦

Type:
Cultural, 文化施設

Status:
Competition, コンペティション

Project Team:

Florian Busch, Takayuki Miyoshi, John Doyle
Structural Engineering: Cecil Balmond, Daniel Bosia (AGU Ove Arup & Partners, London)
Vertical Engineering: Peter Tomlinson (Ove Arup & Partners, Australia)



Ring Diameter 150m
直径 約150m