Lighthouse Tower


Lighthouse Tower

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name=Lighthouse Tower


caption=Night render
location=DIFC, Dubai
use=Office
antenna_spire=convert|400|m|ft|abbr=on|0
floor_count=66
status=Approved
groundbreaking=
est_completion=2010
opening=2011 (est.)
floor_area=convert|84000|m2|sqft|abbr=on|0
total_built-up_area=convert|84000|m2|sqft|abbr=on|0
developer=DIFC
architect=Atkins

The Lighthouse Tower is a supertall, commercial skyscraper approved for construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is expected to be built in the DIFC, rise to 400 m (1,312 feet) and have 66 floors. The tower is a Green Building with a huge emphasis put on reducing its carbon footprint and conserving energy.

The tower rises as two separate towers, bridged from level 10, all the way up to approximately 300 meters above ground. The structure is to hold a number of skygardens.

Environmental aspects

There will be three large 225 kW wind turbines, 29 meters in diameter, on the building's south facing side in order to generate electricity. These turbines will have the freedom to yaw, in order to maximize power generation. It will also be clad in 4,000 solar panels to generate additional electricity. The tower will also reduce its overall energy consumption by 65%, and its water consumption by 40% in comparison to an equivalent building. At the building's base, a four storey glass lobby will house an environmental visitor centercite book | first=Herbert | last=Wright | year=2008 | title=Skyscrapers - Famous buildings that reach for the sky ] . It was designed by the Atkins group.

ee also

*List of tallest buildings in Dubai
*World Trade Center (Manama)
*Pearl River Tower

References

* [http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/05/the_lighthouse.php Treehugger article]
* [http://www.atkins-me.com/News.aspx?ItemNo=28]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=lighthousetower-dubai-unitedarabemirates Emporis.com]


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