Country: United Arab EmiratesCategory: Domestic

Burj Khalifa – Dubai

A mixture of skyscrapers and low-rise, traditional Arabic architecture dominates the skyline of Downtown Dubai. In the middle of the district is a large, man-made lake which contains one of the biggest fountains in the world, with water jets of up to 150 metres. And it’s not just here that Downtown Dubai impresses with sheer magnitude – directly on the water’s edge stands the tallest skyscraper in the world. On 4 January 2010, the Burj Khalifa, named after the emir of Abu Dhabi and the president of the United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – was declared open and immediately broke several world records; tallest freestanding structure, building with the highest outdoor observation deck and building with the highest elevator installation are just a small selection of this giant’s conquests.

The Burj Khalifa is supported by 192 piles buried up to 55 metres in the ground. The latest developments in wind engineering and structural engineering were incorporated into its design, as were the most advanced building systems, materials and construction methods. The Burj Khalifa is a vertical town; in addition to the outstanding Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences, the tower contains over 185,000 square metres of living space and almost 30,000 square metres of offices. There are also luxurious spas, fitness areas, clubs and gourmet restaurants, as well as a breathtaking viewing platform, “At the Top”, on the 124th floor. The Burj Khalifa is equipped with numerous luxury brands, including Miele: 7,650 Miele household appliances, including ovens, hobs, cooker hoods and washing machines, are part of the Burj Khalifa – the tower where only the biggest and best will do.

Burj Khalifa
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) mit Adrian Smith FAIA, RIBA
Project developer: Emaar Properties PJSC
Surface area: approx. 560,000 m2
Purpose: 900 apartments
Completed: 2010
Miele product category: Household