Cluster Complex

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Competition 2006

A series of powerful architectural elements is set in a landscape formation – a unique response not only to the design of a podium, but also to the prevailing climate of Dubai.

The towers, which accommodate the office, hotel and residential uses, become striking complementary forms that integrate and appear to grow naturally out of the podium.  The overall composition can be perceived as three distinct elements: podium, cluster office tower, residential/hotel towers.

The concept proposes a living and working environment that layers activities vertically in a sequence progressing from private living / work areas through a privileged interactive zone to areas fully accessible to the public.

2011 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award – Winner Tall Buildings Category