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Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 5:16 PM
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Dubai - Index Tower ~ 86F Res+Com ~ 328m (DIFC)

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The Index Tower - 328m/86F Res+Com - Dubai (DIFC)


Tower: The Index
Floors: 86
Height: 328m
Type: Res + Com
Status: Under Construction
Location: Dubai International Financial Centre
Facilities: 520 high-end residential apartments, including 12 penthouses; 25 floors of office
accommodation- mid-level sky lobby with recreational facilities, e.g. swimming pool,managed gymnasium, bar and restaurants - low-level retail
Parking: 2,681 car parking spaces: 768 residential spaces, 1,868 office spaces
45 visitor spaces
Gross internal area: Office: 66,508m²
Residential: 96,963m²
Net internal area: Office: 51,407m²
Residential: 74,910m²
Typical office floor plate: Low rise: 2,195m²
High rise: 2,080m²
Net retail area: 5,985m²
Apartments: 520 apartments (264 one-bed, 208 two-bed, 36 three-bed, 12
penthouses)
Structure: Four large tapering A-frame concrete ‘fins’, which are buttressed at the
East and West elevation, forming the basis of the building structure.
25 levels of office accommodation and 47 levels of residential
apartments are held within this structure
Cladding: It is designed to minimise adverse climatic effects on the building. It is
orientated so that the East and West cores shelter the floor plates from
the intense heat of the sun in this region. Sun shades are used on the
South façade to minimise the effect of solar gain.
Features: Each office floor plate is comprised of three 27m x 27m column free bays.
These long span structures allow maximum flexibility for space planning.
It is suitable for large international financial corporations and can also be
subdivided for multiple tenancies.
The design features a fully glazed double height sky lobby in between the
offices and apartments, occupying an entire level of the building. This
accommodates spaces for recreational activities such as a swimming
pool, a managed gymnasium, bars and restaurants, emphasising views
towards the city and coast.
The building is strategically designed to accentuate the metropolitan view
of Dubai International Finance Centre on the North side and the Dubai
cityscape on the South.
The landscape concept at podium level aims to provide an integrated
layout comprising formal boulevards and open spaces as public and
pedestrian links to the DIFC Master Plan. Expansive, elegant pools of
water at entrance level, together with planting and shaded areas are
adopted to create a comfortable and calming environment. Integrated
into the landscaping will be areas providing high quality restaurants, bars
and cafes to be used by both offices and residents during and after office
hours.
Lifts: 8 passenger lifts for low rise office
12 passenger lifts for high rise office
4 high speed residential passenger shuttle lifts
4 residential local passenger lifts
2 office goods lifts
1 residential goods lift
Construction Started: 2005
Construction End: 2008



A LITTLE BIGGER!!!



Typical residential apartment:


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Foster and Partners architects and designers London
Berlin
Singapore
Riverside Three
22 Hester Road
London SW11 4AN
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020 7738 0455
020 7738 1107|08
One Central Park
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2005 - 2008
Credits
Client: Union Properties
Architect: Foster and Partners
Norman Foster
David Nelson
Andy Miller
Toby Blunt
Edson Yabiku
Bob Atwal
Dara Towhidi
Wing Kei Wong
Emanuele Mattutini
Ho Ling Cheung
Gary Owen
Jarrett Pelletier
Sunphol Sorakul
Consultants
Structural Engineers: Halvorson and Partners
Services Engineers: Roger Preston & Partners
Cost Consultant: Currie & Brown
Project Manager: edara / APP
Collaborating Architect: Khatib & Alami







Early construction:




December 2006









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Old Posted Jan 11, 2007, 5:35 PM
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If you imagin that Durj Dubai is Sears tower then the Index would be the Big john..
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Such a stunning building under construction and nobody contributing, so sad!
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