O14 – Building Skin is its Structure by Reiser & Umemoto

A new tower rises at the heart of Business Bay. O14, a shining icon of cosmopolitan life where commerce and culture converge in an unprecedented new architecture. Rising above an exclusive site on the shore of Dubai Creek O14 is a tower formed around a new philosophy and space. The tower’s concrete shell not only is the structure of the building but also creates a lace-like faade open to light, air, and views. 21 stories of custom-designed office floors are carried without the barriers of conventional columns and walls. At ground level, exclusive shops link this site to Business Bay’s waterfront esplanade combining high-end shopping eminent culture and popular entertainment. Below grade, four levels of parking provide capacity for over 400 cars.

Architect: Reiser & Umemoto Via: Inhabitat