Gallery: BURJ AL-TAQA: Zero-Energy Tower for the Middle East

 

The recent building boom in the Middle East has given rise to some of the world’s most extravagant and innovative buildings. The latest proposed tower to sprout up among the ever-changing skyline is the Burj Al-Taqa Energy Tower for the Middle East. Designed by Eckhard Gerber and cutting a 322 meter high silhouette, this commercial high rise will produce zero emissions and use sun, wind and water to create all of its own energy.

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  3. amna tahir hassan June 16, 2008 at 3:57 am

    i hope we will approach sustainablity in all manners in UAE

  4. Dubai web developer / d... March 10, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Zero-Energy Tower for the Middle East – would be interesting to review feasibility study of the project, in other words how many millions are needed to get Zero.

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  8. anna October 21, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    but what about the water? does this building have a desal plant all of it’s own? they use an enormous amount of energy, i’d imagine a lot more than could be generated on the roof.

    and i worry about who builds these buildings, there have been some really disturbing reports of Indian and Pakistani workers being treated like slaves to build these shimmering towers of wealth. it ain’t sustainable of you don’t pay your workers a living wage.

    still, let’s hope this is another small step in the right direction.

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  11. Nick Simpson October 20, 2007 at 6:09 am

    barraymian: “This state-of-the-art tower design comes from German architect Eckhard Gerber who envisions final builds in Riyadh, Dubai and Bahrain”. 1st sentence, 2nd paragraph…

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  14. Binksy October 19, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    lots of great eco-friendly elements and precesses that the completed building includes.
    I just hope that the building process and material selection reflects this commitment to sustainability, making it a truly remarkable structure.

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  16. barraymian October 19, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Middle East is a big place, do u know which country will this be in? its like saying a proposed tower for Europe.

  17. Michael October 19, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Even though this building is not truely an “eco-friendly” building, it is still a aesthetically pleasing structure:)

  18. Michael October 19, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I recently read an article on the “BURJ AL-TAQA” tower expressing deep concern how the architects and engineers dredged the waterfront destroying the natural eco-system. Is that really being “GREEN” or “ECO-FRIENDLY”, give me a break!!!

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  20. Pablo Sanchez October 18, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Wow these are some great photos… where did you get them? I have been looking for info on the new Burj Dubai, I am facinated with the sheer scale of the project. So far I found one site that has some videos, and pictures here:
    http://topictrends.com/topic/Burj_Dubai

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  22. gandalph October 18, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Every time I see a post on this middle east tower I read it as middle earth tower, very tolkeine-sk

    though i’d share

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