One of the tallest projects in the world
Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture has been selected as the landscape architectural consultants for the Dubai Creek Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour.
The Tower is another development by Emaar Development in Dubai, who are also behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building at 828 metres.
Paul Sangha was chosen from a closed international competition to collaborate on the design of the plaza at the base of the Tower, and will be working for world-renowned architecture and engineering firm Calatrava International, the lead consultant on the iconic project.
Poised to be amongst the world’s tallest structures - at an estimated 928 metres - the gleaming tower draws inspiration from the form of the lily, weaving together traditional Islamic elements with unparalleled structural ingenuity. Within Emaar’s Dubai Creek Tower, garden rooms, observation decks and glass viewing balconies offer visitors exhilarating vantage points of the city beyond.
The plaza at the base of the tower spanning 500 metres in diameter, becomes the plinth to the iconic lily-inspired structure. The selected design from Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture stood out as imaginative, timeless and a bold gesture that embraced Calatrava’s vision for the landscape and iconic centerpiece, as well as Emaar’s vision for the Dubai Creek Harbour Development beyond.
The proposed landscape design brings Calatrava’s concept for the grounds to life, who envision Emaar’s plaza as an elegant mosaic of spaces, large and small, which can be enjoyed at ground level and from the tower above. The landscape consultants’ design features a range of tranquil and active spaces, including children’s exploration gardens, a range of restaurants and cafes, shaded strolling gardens, and large and intimate event venues weaving throughout the site to provide ample opportunities for enjoyment at all hours of the day and throughout all seasons.
Work on the foundations for the Tower began in March last year and recently passed ground level. The Tower’s expected to be finished by 2020.