Naresh Chauhan | Jul 10 2009
Coming from the design house of architect Robert Ferry, the Almeisan Tower was an entry in a recent competition to design a tall emblem structure for Za’abeel Park, Dubai. Capable of generating 600KW of solar power, using 224 large heliostatic mirrors that track the position of the sun throughout the day, the tower carries a host of eco-friendly features. The building is designed with eight main concrete structural piers which are tied together with a tension ring before it blooms out like the bud of a flower. The eight wind piers that make up the structure passively cool the area by drawing the hot air to openings to create a chimney effect to cool the entire structure. The energy generated by the solar array is used to power the building and the neighboring Za’abeel Park.
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