As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through connections between buildings at height has a vast potential for the enrichment of our cities. Recent technological advances have expanded the potential for skybridges to become true urban habitats in the sky. This program explores the skybridges under construction and completed in Dubai. Attendees will learn about the design challenges, as well as different approaches to programming these spectacular spaces.

Venue: The Opus
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program will run in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation 1
9:20 am 2:50 pm Presentation 2
9:40 am 3:10 pm Presentation 3
10:00 am 3:30 pm Q&A
10:15 am 3:45 pm Coffee Break
10:45 am 4:15 pm Tour of The Opus
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

The Opus

About The Opus

Structure: Two concrete tower blocks, connected by steel bridge with composite slabs, and steel atrium roof Flat facades: Fully glazed unitized curtain walling, glass with mirror pattern. Typical unit module: 3.9 x 1.5 m Framing members are silver color. Void facades: Fully unitized curtain walling (walls) and cassette type system (soffits, skylights). Flat, single curved, double curved, cold bent glazing. Glass is blue tinted, laminated, performance coated. Framing members straight and curved, dark blue coated. Ground floor facades: GRP composite mullions. Bulkheads: the slab- CW interface at ceiling is provided by complex shaped GRP composite element External lighting: Programmable LED system integrated to joints at void area at approx. 1.5 x 1.95 m grid Maintenance and cleaning access:… Read More

For more data, news, research papers, videos and the companies involved in this project, visit The Skyscraper Center.

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