1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bhurj Khalifa is the most visible architectural marvel of Dubai. At 828 meters high Bhurj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Bhurj Khalifa has more than 200 storeys and 160 of them are habitable. The Bhurj Khalifa is one of the incomparable feat of engineering and most iconic destination of Dubai.
Bhurj Khalifa was built between 2004 and 2010. It was designed by popular American architect firm SOM. The Bhurj Khalifa was officially opened on 4th January 2010. The geometries of hymenocallis and different pattern systems described in Islamic architecture is the inspiration behind the great design of Bhurj Khalifa.
The Bhurj Khalifa displays an upward spiraling pattern. The engineers used a ‘Y’ shaped plan for the design of Bhurj Khalifa. The central core of the structure consists of three separate wings. The setbacks for these wings at each level gives very stable configuration for the building.
The Bhurj Khalifa offers residential units, offices and retail spaces. There is also an environmental friendly condensation system. Every year this system provides more than 15 million gallons of water.