Architects Design a Suspended City Surrounding Burj Khalifa

By: | September 12th, 2022

Image Credit: NZera

Dubai is the architectural epicenter of the world. The city is flush with spectacular examples of unique and groundbreaking architecture. With its myriad record-breaking feats and architectural landscape, UAE has put itself on the map as a luxury tourist destination. 

Now a Dubai-based architecture firm ZNera Space has developed a design for a high-rise building that encircles the Burj Khalifa. Dubbed “Downtown Circle”, the project is going to drastically redefine Dubai’s skyline with an elevated hyper-efficient urban center.

It will serve as both an urban and natural landmark for the UAE

The project features installing a giant 550-meter-tall (1,800 feet) ringed vertical city that encircles the world’s tallest free-standing structure. The structure’s diameter is 3 km.

Image Credit: NZera

For making it the most popular urban metropolises, it houses residential, public, and commercial spaces. It also features a green Skygarden to generate much-needed oxygen. For supporting the huge structure, there would be five vertical beams. 

The structure consists of two main rings which are held together by a continuous green belt – the “Skypark”. The “Skypark” connects the floors vertically and will also provide natural light, panoramic views, and clean air.

This green area includes features like canyons, sandy dunes, swamps, waterfalls, digital caves, and tropical vegetation. It will also incorporate the space for machines for rainwater harvesting and solar power stations. Not only this, but it will also be a sanctuary for wild plants and a place for cultivating and producing food.

Image Credit: NZera

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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