185_Eman Mohammed: Mixed Use High-rise

Project Title: Mixed Use Highrise, Abu Dhabi  by: Eman Mohammed

Undergraduate, 4th year architecture student at Abu Dhabi University, UAE

Project Description/Concept:

Vertically Contouring Sand Dunes

A tower is an element that rises vertically accentuating its horizontal elements of floor levels while concealing its true vertical identity. So why not highlight a tower’s vertical identity and lessen its horizontal one. One approach to emphasize a building’s verticality is through the emphasize of its walls, and this is reflected through vertically contouring / sectioning a form ending up with each contour representing a wall. The form of the tower is inspired by the curvilinear form of sand dunes that was later contoured.