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Dubai Blossoming Flower Tower | Petra Architects

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Petra Architects the Greek firm have designed this Blossoming Flower Tower named ‘blossoming dubai‘ for their proposal for the zaabeel park tall emblem structure competition – The ThyssenKrupp Elevator Competition.

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Petra Architects based their design on the form of a blossoming flower. the tower is equipped with two elevators running on spiral rails (spiral of the most simple geometry turning 135 degrees while ascending 138 meters). these lifts ascend from lower ground floor (where the visitors enter) to the cafeteria level and the viewing platform above. apart from the previously mentioned elevators that can cover all visitor access (including disabled access), there are also two staircases fitted in the spiraling elements of the building. the latter can be used on an emergency case.

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main building access is on the ground floor and through the two symmetrical structures located on each side of the tower’s base. one of the structures houses the children’s library while providing (through skylights) an excellent view of the tower above. the children havethe chance to use both the enclosed library as well as part of the park outside. the conference rooms are located on the lower ground floor offering a more controlled environment. all thisarea is flooded with natural light from skylight-like holes on the ground above while framing views of the tower. the building’s cafeteria is located 135 meters above ground and provides a 360 degree view of dubai and the surrounding zaabeel park. there are also two staircases connecting the cafeteria level with the viewing platform above providing a connection between the two.

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