Santiago Calatrava is the winner of the international competition to design an Observation Tower in Dubai Creek Harbor.
The Santiago Calatrava‘s proposal for the Observation tower was selected over other five.
Santiago Calatrava, said:
“We feel extremely thankful and honored to have been selected for such an important project. Dubai is where innovative and revolutionary architecture is making incredible strides. In our proposed design, we have united local traditional architecture with that of the 21st century.”
The design was inspired by Islamic architecture with the intention to “fuse modern, sustainable design with the rich culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.”
Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, said:
“This architectural wonder will be as great as the Burj Khalifa and the Eiffel Tower.”
Mohammad Ali Al Alabbar, President of Emaar Properties, which will develop the tower, said:
“Combining Islamic architecture with modern design, the tower at Dubai Creek will become a national monument as well as a cultural and tourist destination.”