Wind engineering consultancy for Dubai Creek Tower (UAE)

BMT was appointed as the wind engineering consultant for the Dubai Creek Tower. Our wind engineering experts completed their work in February 2018, taking this Dubai’s next signature structure to 100% design development.

7 December 2018

Built Environment

Wind engineering consultancy for Dubai Creek Tower (UAE)

BMT was appointed as the wind engineering consultant for the Dubai Creek Tower. Our wind engineering experts completed their work in February 2018, taking this Dubai’s next signature structure to 100% design development.

The iconic 928m Dubai Creek Tower, developed by Emaar Properties, has been designed by world-renowned architect and engineer, Santiago Calatrava who is also leading its design and engineering work. BMT was appointed as the wind engineering consultant for The Tower. Our work included: aerodynamic shape optimisation studies, wind loading analyses and façade wind pressure assessments. Once this work was completed in February 2018, the project reached a design milestone taking the Dubai’s next signature structure to 100% design development. 

Once completed, the superstructure will soar 100m taller than the Burj Khalifa. The building’s striking design includes a distinctive net of steel stay-cables that attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will house several observation decks, offering unprecedented, 360-degree views of the city and beyond. It will also 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.

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This article is part of #BestOfBMT (2018) campaign featuring the most interesting projects BMT was involved in throughout the year.

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