Wind tunnel tests successfully completed at Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour in 2016
The tests determined the structural strength and durability of the building.
The Tower, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, will be in the heart of the 2.3 square mile master-planned community set by the historic Dubai Creek.
“From the materials selection to the technology used, every aspect of The Tower has been designed and developed according to the strictest international safety standards,” Calatrava Valls said. “The wind tunnel tests were an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of the new icon.”
Emaar Properties had commissioned the wind tunnel tests due to the wind’s factor as a major challenge in high-rise developments. The challenge especially occurs at high altitudes, and the tests help define the building’s final height and design aspects.
“An ambitious project on a never-before scale and design, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour demands high-precision engineering across all its facets,” Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said. “As a significant value addition to Dubai Creek Harbour, the tower is billed to attract visitors from across the world, and will serve as a beacon of hope and positivity for the city and the region.”