Gallery: Foster + Partners’ Index Tower Takes Top Honors for Keeping it...

Set in the crowded avenues of Dubai, Foster + Partners' super-tall mixed-use Index Tower has stood out to win the 2011 award for the best building in the Middle East and Africa, bestowed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Foster + Partners seems to have the knack for building in the desert, as the skyscraper has multiple layers of heat-reducing elements but still allows daylight to penetrate deep into the interiors. Measuring in at at 1,070 feet, the tower is an icon of super-tall design for hot climates.

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  1. lazyreader June 16, 2011 at 8:06 am

    This building looks an awful lot like a building in Chicago. Even when we fear climate change we look to solutions that are at least a slightest bit helpful. But why do that, I’ve been contesting climate change is increasingly natural.

  2. arcilook June 16, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Some great ideas over there! Death to air conditioning!

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