Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim

Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim

The emergent building has allowed the creation of an continuous botanical wonderland infused with ambient light. This shaded tapestry envelops the senses with subtle responses to sight, scent and sound.
Marina + Beach Towers
Design Team: Oppenheim
Location: U.A.E.
Status: Estimated completion 2012

For the U.A.E. Marina and Beach towers project, Oppenheim created an high-rise mixed-use building that in addition to the typologies, is a response that is simultaneously building and landscape; a project whose fluidity merges sky and water. This allows for more varied living experiences beyond the capabilities of the normative tower. Basing the unit types on a standard module has allowed its shifted repetition to develop into the woven tapestry of the facade; a surface that responds to every nuanced shift of light, while providing critical protection from the intense sun.

The symbiosis between building and landscape has also resulted in the opening of the promenade into a bazaar of curated retail and dining experiences and the opportunity for the nestling of exclusive yacht and beach clubs.

Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim
Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim

An integral aspect of this orchestration has been on self sustainability and an embrace of the natural resources. The building form itself becomes a device for luring cool breezes to spaces shielded from the sun, referencing the regional time-tested tradition of wind catchers. Inconspicuously and opportunistically the structure incorporates solar and wind arrays for the generation of some of this building's required energy. Other integral systems deployed towards complete self-sustenance, include various methods for the reuse of the vast amounts of water flowing through the site. Sustainability is imbued throughout the life cycle, where intelligent planning provides innovative opportunities for energy and resource conservation, up-cycling (as opposed to re-cycling), waste, and healthy building initiatives; where ecology and sustainability allow even greater guilt-free luxury, not self denial. The orchestration of all these imperatives has generated an elegance derived from simplicity that addresses all of the needs of development without any of the proliferating exuberance.

Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim
Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim
Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim

The Marina + Beach Towers remind me of The Wave Bølgen Residences.

via Oppenheim


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Is that true? Where can I find that unbelievable structure? How do they build that building? I thought it is impossible to build.

tibaldo said...

NOthing is impossible

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