Lighthouse Tower

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lighthouse Tower
General information
Status Never built[1]
Type Office
Location DIFC, Dubai
Coordinates 25°12′45.45″N 55°16′51.49″E / 25.2126250°N 55.2809694°E / 25.2126250; 55.2809694Coordinates: 25°12′45.45″N 55°16′51.49″E / 25.2126250°N 55.2809694°E / 25.2126250; 55.2809694
Estimated completion 2012
Opening 2012 (est.)
Height
Antenna spire 402 m (1,319 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 64
Floor area 84,000 m2 (904,168 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Atkins
Developer DIFC

The Lighthouse Tower is a supertall, commercial skyscraper to be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates designed by multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It will be constructed in the DIFC, is set rise to 402 m (1,319 feet) and have 66 floors. The tower is a Green Building with a huge emphasis put on reducing its carbon footprint and conserving energy.

The tower rises as two separate towers, bridged from level 10, all the way up to approximately 300 meters above ground. The structure is to hold a number of skygardens.[2] Construction was suspended in 2009.[3]

Environmental aspects[edit]

There will be three large 225 kW wind turbines, 29 meters in diameter, on the building's south facing side in order to generate electricity. These turbines will have the freedom to yaw, in order to maximize power generation. It will also be clad in 4,000 solar panels to generate additional electricity. The tower will also reduce its overall energy consumption by 65%, and its water consumption by 40% in comparison to an equivalent building. At the building's base, a four story glass lobby will house an environmental visitor center.[2] It was designed by the Atkins group.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]