Day 19 of #inktober
I choose the Millennium tower which is 285m, 59 storey tall skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road comprising apartments, multi-storey car park & health facilities.
The client’s demanded a modern building which was reminiscent of the 20th century art deco movement that resulted in the design of such icons as the Chrysler Building and The Empire State Building.
This tower incorporates what looks like a sliding mass that is essentially achieved by slipping different elements over one another in vertical planes so that the lowest mass rises to the topmost of the building. A solid frame element anchors the Millennium Tower building to the ground whilst a second central body supported by the frame element expresses a vertical upward movement. The articulation of the main body into lighter elements at the apex of the building is further emphasised by the presence of the deep recess at the base which creates a sense of weightlessness to the ‘main body’ of the Millennium Tower Dubai. @inktober