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


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.