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18 Degrees: Capital Gate – Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi : The Ultimate Diagrid / Jeff Schofield, Pierre Martin Dufresne.

Author/Creator:
Dufresne, Pierre Martin, author., Author,
Publication:
Basel : Birkhäuser, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Subjects:
Architecture -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate).
Architecture -- United Arab Emirates -- Abū Ẓaby.
Abū Ẓaby (United Arab Emirates).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
Spektakulärer Turm in Abu Dhabi
This spectacular building is at the crossroads of dominating architectural trends: parametrically designed, it features a Diagrid structural frame and an innovate structural core, allowing it to be the world’s furthest leaning tower. Developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, it will host, on its opening in 2013, the Exhibition Center and a Hyatt Hotel. The combination of technological pioneership with a striking appearance and a world-wide functional use will bring this building to the attention of all those who cherish the challenge in contemporary lifestyle. To be published in time for the buildings opening, this book by the building’s leading architects will convey the drama and the details in a stunning volume.
Contents:
Frontmatter
INHALT
PREFACE
THE SKYSCRAPER RECONSIDERED: THE COMPLEXITY OF SOARING
URBAN PLANNING AND CONTEXT
ARCHITECTURAL EXPRESSION
STRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS
FAÇADE INNOVATIONS
CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES
SUSTAINABLE ASPECTS
INTERIOR DESIGN
PROJECT DATA
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
Schofield, Jeff, author., Author,
ISBN:
3-03821-018-8
OCLC:
979752331
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783038210184 doi
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