A new mixed-use development designed in the shape of a billowing sail and standing at the apex of the Maritime City’s headland location. Keeping out solar heat was essential for the design of the Landmark Tower, the tallest proposed tower in Dubai Maritime City at 229m.
Reducing energy use
Together our sustainability, fire and façades teams found a solution, preserving the specific architectural features while also achieving a LEED Gold Rating. as a result, the building will use 20-25% less energy than other similar buildings.
Our experts designed a façade solution significantly reducing the powered lighting needs of the building. Furthermore, our façade engineers were deeply involved in finding the right type of glass and coating to reduce heat transmission and minimise energy use. our sustainability team also incorporated renewable energy into the building’s design by using solar panels to heat water.
Our façades team played a further role in the signature look of the building, designing the huge central glass wall that upon completion will give the appearance of a waterfall cascading down its seaward aspect. This key feature will be emphasized by a water-effect lighting scheme to be built into the façade.
By working closely with the design team, our fire engineering team found the optimum fire safety solution without compromising the architectural features of the several large, open atria in the building.
Fire safety without compromise
Ramboll also provided fire engineering consultancy for this project, and the several large atria in the building proved a challenging assignment for them. Such large, open spaces often impose a serious threat in case of fire, due to the rapid spread of smoke and fire.
Our in-house fire engineering team worked closely with the design team in order to find the optimum fire safety solution without compromising the architectural features of the atria in the building. In order to ensure the optimum smoke management solution, our engineers simulated smoke development at several locations in the building by using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling techniques.