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D1 Tower

The four free-formed roofs of the D1 Tower are modelled as the petals of a flower. They serve as shading mediators between the air-conditioned interiors and the hot environment outside. The largest of the four roofs has a surface area of 600 m² and is unique due to the 370 different, individually manufactured glulam elements. The other three roofs are identical, each has a total area of 370 m². The D1 Tower itself is 284 metres high and has 80 floors. HESS TIMBER was commissioned with the planning of the free-formed roofs together with the engineering office Knippers Helbig. Following the planning, we were responsible for the complete production and delivery of the
components as well as precise assembly on site. This made HESS TIMBER the first glulam company to realise such a project in Dubai.

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Architect

innovarchi

Construction period

2012

Status

Completed

Project category

Free form, Façade, Glued laminated timber

Details

  • Wood species: Fir
  • Volume: 350 m³ glued laminated timber
  • Total area: 1.700 m²

Product / Solution

GLT PREMIUM, HESS FREE FORM

D1-Tower Dubai // Glulam structure by HESS TIMBER