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Aurecon joins team for record-breaking Dubai tower

14 Jun 16 Santiago Calatrava has appointed Aurecon as the engineer/architect-of-record to collaborate with his team on a range of design and technical features for a record-breaking skyscraper being built in Dubai.

'The Tower’ at Dubai Creek Harbour. will be the focal point of a major new residential and leisure development. Calatrava who is leading the design and engineering work for the project, which has been commissioned by Dubai-based Emaar Properties.

Plans for the US$1bn (£700m) tower were announced in April. The final height has not yet been given, though it will reach a greater height than the 828m-tall Burj Khalifa, which has been the world’s tallest building since 2009 (link opens in new tab).

Aurecon project director Adrian Jones said: “The Tower will test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we play our part in making a mark on the built fabric of mankind. It is an absolute privilege to be entrusted by Santiago Calatrava and Emaar Properties to work on this project, and we have assembled a stellar team to bring this idea to life.”

“The design is a perfect fit for our requirements and integrates not just design excellence, but also strong environmental and smart-tech considerations,” said Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar. “With The Tower, we are delivering a compelling destination that will add long-term economic value to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.”

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