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Cayan Tower

Identification

Cayan Tower
Infinity Tower
244169

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
titanium
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

residential
shop(s) fitness center parking

Facts

  • The shape of the tower is a variation on Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, which also twists exactly 90˚.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are located in the core or within a zone between the central circulation corridor and the residential units, allowing straight vertical paths for these systems as the relationship between the apartments served varies between floors.
  • Deep concrete exterior columns clad in a metal skin with perforated screens help shield the building’s interior from the intense desert sun.
  • Each floor is rotated by 1.2 degrees to achieve the full 90˚ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. It is the world's tallest tower featuring a 90˚ twist.
  • The corner and interior columns twist as they ascend, but most of the perimeter columns have an identical shape and tilted relationship to the floor plate.
  • The building's twisted shape greatly reduces wind forces on the tower and channels the wind in a way that wind forces cannot organize themselves.

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Location

Al Sufouh Road
Dubai
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Technical Data

1,008.20 ft
73
6
2006
2013
8
610

Involved Companies

Alimak Hek Group AB

Khatib & Alami Dubai

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
acoustics consultant, consultant, developer, elevator consultant, elevator supplier, facade consultant, facade supplier, fire protection engineering, foundation company, general contractor, glass supplier, heating installation, landscape architect, lighting consultant, mechanical systems installation, project management, real estate agent, rebar supplier, safety consultant, security system consultant, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

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