U-Bora Tower 1

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Height: Architectural 262.8 m / 862 ft
Height: Occupied 246.3 m / 808 ft
Height: To Tip 262.8 m / 862 ft
Floors Above Ground 58
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 26
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 120,000 m² / 1,291,669 ft²


Official Name U-Bora Tower 1
Name of Complex U-Bora Towers
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Business Bay
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2011
Official Website U-Bora Towers
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #369 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #67 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #56 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #47 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner Midas
Developer Bando C&E Ltd.
Design Aedas
Structural Engineer
Design Ramboll Group
MEP Engineer
Design Ramboll Group
Main Contractor Bando C&E Ltd.
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
• Fire Ramboll Group
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About U-Bora Tower 1

U-Bora Tower is part of a mixed-use development, which includes the office tower, a much shorter residential tower, and a retail podium. By utilizing its location in the complex, the office-tower position is rotated from the orthogonal at the street level to help focus the office space down to the future view corridors, toward the water and past its surrounding developments. As the tower increases in height, its four faces respond directly to their three-dimensional context. They all twist at varying degrees and angles to reorient their faces to maximize available views. The contours bulge outwards as the tower ascends into the sky creating larger floor plates at higher elevations where lease rates will be highest.

The tower is clad in insulated glass units which have a color and reflectivity that was selected to make the tower stand out aesthetically in its vicinity. The incorporation of horizontal louvers across the façades shades the all-glass façade to help reduce heat gain.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Event Report

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

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