Location: Dubai, UAE
Client: Jumeirah Group
Requirement: Safety & Security , Solar Control
The Emirates Towers complex contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 23rd and 47th tallest buildings in the world. The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-storey retail complex known as “The Boulevard”. The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai.
A curiosity of the design is that the towers have a similar number of floors; the taller office tower actually contains 54 floors, while the hotel tower contains 56 floors. This is because the individual floor heights of the office tower are greater than that of the hotel.
The glass security of multiple areas in these iconic towers was to be enhanced to protect against the risk of glass breakage, accidental or otherwise in the interest to protect staff, guests and visitors. In some areas the solar control aspects of the glazing was causing excess heat gain and glare issues. Areas consisted of roof glazing, skylights, facade glazing and standalone doors in all areas of the complex.
We treated the Emirates Towers’ existing glazing with our high security clear 8mil security film and our Pentagon Flexible Anchoring profile, upgrading the existing glazing to withstand high impact damage and to contain glass fragments in the event of glass failure or accidental breakage. Our combined Solar/Safety product was used on roof skylights to reject heat gain and improve internal comfort levels.