Client: Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Size: 170 m high
Status: international competition
Structural engineer: AKT
Our proposal of the World Tower as an emblem for Dubai is the embodiment of the world in a tall structure. To develop the concept of the World Tower we started from the platonic geometry of the sphere of the world. We followed a geometric process so that the map of the world is retained on the skin of the tower and unfolds itself along the height of the structure with no political or geographical connotation: as a world without any east, west, north or south.