Fingerprint is a personal feature most people hold dear because, it is supposedly unique to each individual and hence, it is often use to ID a person. In other words, it is an intimate detail of a person. However, it looks like His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., and Ruler of Dubai, begs to differ. Apparently, the pattern of his fingerprint will be a feature in the upcoming Burj Jumeira skyscraper in Dubai.
As you can see in the concept art, the so-called fingerprint is only visible if you have a bird’s eye view of the entire development. Even as a concept art, the image of an aerodynamic structure emerging out of the fingerprint was really quite a sight. The fingerprint pattern is actually an oval shape ‘lake’ which will be surrounded by shops, along with water fountains and a terraced outdoor amphitheater. Not a lot of details were offered in the November 2019 press release.
However, we do know from the PR text that the upper stories will boast world-class dinning, active programming, and multiple observation decks with 360 degree views of Dubai. But really, the info are somewhat sketchy at this point. Then again, we all know why we are here. We are here because of the fingerprint base which we suspect is a reflecting pool rather than a ‘lake’ as our source has described. The 550-meter tall skyscraper, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrils LLP (SOM), will be one of the tallest buildings in the world when completed.
Burj Jumeira will be located in the Al Sufouh area of the popular Jumeirah neighborhood of Dubai, between the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel and the Sheikh Zayed Road. It will assume the honor as the new focal point in the Jumeirah neighborhood and in the Dubai skyline in general. The first phase of the project is expected to complete in 2023. So, yeah, it will be a while before this new shiny, towering, bifurcated shape structure will be sticking out of Dubai.
Images: Skidmore, Owings & Merrils (SOM)
Source: Yanko Design.