Giant 500-metre tall ring encircling Burj Khalifa
To enhance the beauty and charm, the city has decided to come up with a ring around ‘Burj Khalifa’. The height of the ring is going to be erected above 500 metres from the ground and will provide a 360-degree view of the city from the air. This radical design was created by the co-founders of a Dubai-based architecture firm that will transform the city’s Skyline.
The ring will encircle the entire Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa neighbourhood in a 500-meter tall giant ring called the Downtown Circle. The circumference of the giant ring is about three kilometres. Najmus Chowdhury and Nils Remess of the Znera Space designed the giant ring.
The Znera Space Architects are a group that designs structures that focus on experimental designs which address socio-economic and environmental issues. This system will be broken down into smaller units containing private, public, and commercial spaces and will be self-sustainable and self-sufficient. The design was created during the pandemic challenging the idea of how we live in cities, particularly skyscrapers.
This tall ring project will take a long time, a lot of manpower, and a lot of resources, and a project like this one entails a lot of construction time and engineering. The tall ring encircling Burj khalifa would be supported by five vertical beams or columns 500 meters high. The span of the ring will be made of two main rings held together by a continuous green belt named the Skypark.
The design was created by the architecture to enhance the beauty of the city. Znera Space posted on their Instagram page that “Recreation of various natural scenarios were made inside the Skypark, forecasting a lively journey to the visitors and residents”. Visitors can enjoy the natural scenarios of the canyons, sandy dunes and plants from various floras. Swamp, waterfall and tropical vegetation or the digital caves, cascades, fruit trees and flowers of various hues and species are the main attraction of the tall ring.
Moreover, it also helps the passenger to transport from one node to another in the Downtown Circle. Najmus Chowdhury said “The suspended vessels travel through a network of rail at the bottom tier to get their destination. Some special pads for drones are also operated for delivery services. The design was originally an entry in a design competition launched by the Dubai Future Foundation.
Najmus Chowdhury stated that ” The architectures were trying to push the boundaries by using architecture as a medium. They believed that participating in and showcasing design competitions is necessary for the next phase of evolution in the plan. The project will absorb and reduce pollution and will recycle it into breathable air was shortlisted for the Experimental Future Project of the year award 2018 at the World Architecture Festival. Najmus Chowdhury and Nils Remess also created designs for the World’s first vertical Mosque.
The design was submitted two years ago and design has been shortlisted. Undoubtedly, the design is unique and amazing and will enhance the beauty of the Burj Khalifa. The tall ring offers an alternative to the singular and unconnected high rises that are found in most metropolitan areas.
The tall ring encircled the Burj Khalifa and you can enjoy the panoramic views and clean air from the Skypark which forms the central spine of the development. This design offers many varieties of office and housing typologies, from large offices and living/working units to lofts, townhouses, and terrace houses.
Its main aim was to establish a sustainable and self-sufficient vertical urbanism, creating a hyper-efficient urban centre that gives back to the environment. This design creates a three-dimensional urban green eco-system and the Skypark also connects the floors vertically.
For creating the natural environment, the plan includes proposed areas for rainwater harvesting and solar power. It also stores carbon and filters pollutants from the air, providing sanctuaries for wild plants and food production.
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