The tower’s orientation at the given site allows the apartments to provide a view of the Burj Dubai tower from the exterior surfaces of the balconies and terraces. At the same time, such orientation is favorable since it allows the tower’s perimeter to open and extend towards the north and north-west, i.e. in the direction of the Burj Dubai tower.
On the basis of these postulates and the modularity of trapezoid residential units, a typical tower ﬂoor is designed. The result is a characteristic organic, blossom-like shape of a typical residential ﬂoor. The smaller apartments and those that may be combined are positioned on the northern and north-western side, and there are two larger apartments on the eastern and western side. The shape and the recognizable silhouette of the tower are determined both by the orientation of the residential units towards the Burj Dubai tower, and the solutions for the weather conditions. The tower is fully wrapped in a membrane that opens towards the north, where there are balconies looking over at Burj Dubai, and closes towards the south, where the risk of overheating is the biggest. The membrane made of prefabricated panels wraps itself around the tower, both on the podium and on the residential ﬂoors. The tower’s shape and the undulating membrane give the tower an iconic character, both from the distance and close up. The apartments in the tower are made up from hexagonal units that are assembled so as to provide maximum convenience and living comfort, as well as to ensure ﬂexibility within the units and the possibility of combining them.