The Address Boulevard

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Official Name The Address Boulevard
Other Names The Address Boulevard Hotel, The Address The BLVD, The Address Boulevard Dubai
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Downtown Dubai
Building Function residential / hotel / retail
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label Not Applicable
Proposed 2012
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2017
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #48 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #9 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #7 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #6 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Developer Emaar Properties
Design Atkins
Architect of Record NORR Group Consultants International Limited
Structural Engineer
Design NORR Group Consultants International Limited
Project Manager Turner International LLC
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
Façade Koltay Façades
• Interiors Hirsch Bedner Associates
• Landscape Cracknell
• Lighting neolight
• Quantity Surveyor MLC Quantity Surveyors
• Security Weqaya Security Consulting LLC
• Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
• Wind RWDI

About The Address Boulevard

The Address Boulevard is one of the tallest buildings in Downtown Dubai, located next to Burj Khalifa. The hotel and residential tower is situated with convenient access to Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, and near The Opera District, a cultural hub of the region. Crowned by two matching spires, the tower has a 196-room hotel operated by The Address Hotels + Resorts, and 530 serviced apartments. Residents and guests may enjoy stunning views of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain, and the Arabian Sea.

The structure sits on a multi-level podium, with the upper level providing separate lobbies for the hotel and serviced apartments. The podium base creates a protective wall separating the tower from the boulevard and the raised highway to the north, which works to minimize noise disturbance. In an elliptical shape, the tower’s gentle curves ensure that all apartments and guestrooms have unobstructed views of Downtown Dubai and beyond. The stepped ellipse form also lends a dynamic appearance to the building, with its proportions constantly shifting, depending on the vantage point.

Projected vertical fins act as blades that cut through the top of the building, creating a visual link between the two main façades. These fins, in conjunction with the balconies, provide both horizontal and vertical shading, which enhances the building’s thermal performance and helps reduce HVAC loads, relative to the region. The building’s façade utilizes a high- performance unitized system that aims to provide superior solar and thermal performance.

An enclosed moving walkway joins the tower to the Dubai Metro, The Dubai Mall, and other key developments. This increased mobility for guests and residents ties the structure into a greater urban context, connecting it with the rapidly expanding metropolis.

CTBUH Initiatives

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall
28 Nov 2018 – CTBUH Research

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

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