Year
2008

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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A spectacular design achievement.

A spectacular design achievement, the Atlantis Hotel project in Dubai, consists of 27 levels of structure with 1,539 rooms.

Atlantis Hotel

STRUCTURAL / DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Situated on the outer rim of the Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island of over 25 square kilometers of reclaimed land, the Atlantis Hotel features a 40 acre water park and consists of two towers linked by a bridge.

We were responsible for redesigning the entire horizontal structure into a post-tensioned flat plate system.

The original design contained perimeter beams and structural folds for set downs. The perimeter beams were deleted and the floor slabs were successfully re-designed and re-documented as flat plates to incorporate pre-fabricated bathroom pods within a 60mm rebate and accommodate the perimeter façade loads.

The resulting structure provided significant material savings in concrete, formwork and reinforcing steel as well as delivering a significant reduction in construction time for the structural frame.