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Dubai’s Wave Tower is a Spiraling “Seascraper”
Posted By Andrew Michler On September 13, 2010 @ 6:35 pm In Architecture,Urban design | 1 Comment
This soaring Wave Tower has been dubbed a “seascraper” for its planned proximity to the waterfront of downtown Dubai. Conceived by A-Cero , the design saves energy with a unique skin  and incorporates green zones  within to filter the air and boost the living quality of the 92-floor building.
The Wave Tower is designed with a double-skinned silk-screened window system that reduces heat gain. Its structure consists of four triangle sections that gently twist around each other, forming a fragmented peak. Inside is a series of sky gardens  that filter the indoor air while creating a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. The design vaguely promises to use ‘state-of-the-art’ technologies to save energy and water.
Like the massive Burj Dubai , the Wave Tower would be a small city unto itself, offering condos, a hotel, offices, shopping, a desalinization plant, and a wastewater  treatment plant. Although the Wave Tower was slated to begin construction last year, the economic crises has shifted that timeline.
+ A-Cero 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/13/dubais-wave-tower-is-a-spiraling-seascraper/new-6-58/
 A-Cero: http://www.a-cero.com/
 unique skin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/09/solar-building-skin-turns-sydneys-ugliest-tower-into-an-eco-marvel/
 green zones: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/03/latin-americas-tallest-skyscraper-aiming-for-leed-platinum/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/13/dubais-wave-tower-is-a-spiraling-seascraper/new-3-63/
 sky gardens: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=160623
 Burj Dubai: http://inhabitat.com/2010/01/04/burj-dubai-opens/
 wastewater: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/water-purification-skyscraper-purifies-jakarta-rivers/
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