Analysis of architectural design sustainability issues of office towers in hot climates: UAE case

Khaled A. Al-Sallal

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Abstract

The UAE has been spending billions of dollars to construct new urban developments in order to satisfy the country’s fast development, which started since the country was founded in 2 December 1971. The architecture in the major cities such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah has been shifting into large-scale projects or the so-called mega projects. Such projects typically involve tower architecture. These huge developments are manifested by the continuous vibrant change of the cities’ skylines, which sometimes could be noticed easily within a few weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable High Rise Buildings in Urban Zones
Subtitle of host publicationAdvantages, Challenges, and Global Case Studies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages55-77
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319177564
ISBN (Print)9783319177557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science

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