Burj khalifa Park – Greenery Garden at Foot of TowerPosted by Continental Tour Guide in Guide | 0 comments
Inspired by the design of Burj Khalifa itself, 11 hectares of greenery garden or park and water features serve as both entry to Burj Khalifa as well as outdoor living space.
As the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa dominates the Dubai skyline, unforgettable to visitors of the emirate. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with the highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace on level 124 offering 360-degree views of the city, desert and ocean. This spectacular structure stands 829 metres tall against the sparkling Dubai cityscape, beckoning tourists to the Middle East. Each year thousands of visitors flock to see this record-breaking man-made structure on the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road in Downtown Dubai. The burj khalifa tower has many tourist attractions and sightseeing surrounding it. Burj khalifa green park is most famous among them.
At the tallest-building-of-the-world’s feet lies a park of equivalent grandiosity. 11 hactares or A 27-acre park surrounds Burj Khalifa, designed by landscape architects SWA Group, and inspired by the core design concepts of Burj Khalifa itself which is based on the symmetries of the unique triple-lobed shape desert flower, Hymenocallis. The landscape design includes three distinct areas to serve each of tower’s three uses: hotel, residential and office space. These exquisite grounds include a promenade along the Dubai lake, outdoor spaces, outdoor dining, prow lookout, leisure forest grove, playing area, water features and much more.
The Park’s broad hectares of greenery and water features serve as both entrance way to Burj Khalifa and outdoor living space. This greenery park is a beautiful view and attraction at end of the height of this tower foot. The park design reproduces the building’s curves following the same architectural language, which incorporates organic natural patterns. The plaza, the site furnishing – railings, benches and signs – and the tower itself had their design based on Hymenocallis (spider lily), this triple-lobed desert flower that has curious strap-shaped leaves. The three spaces are located at the hotel entry, residential entry and the grand terrace. The tower and pedestrian pathways link the three areas. Spectacular stone paving patterns welcome visitors at each entry. The main entry drive is circled with a palm court, water features, outdoor spaces and a forest grove above. The grand terrace features garden spaces, all-around pedestrian circulation, custom site furnishings, a functional island and a lake edge promenade. The grand water terrace is composed of several levels that step down towards the lake’s edge. The water terraces provide further visual interest by reflecting the tower on their surfaces. The landscape design includes six major water features: the main entry fountain, hotel entry fountain, residential entry fountain, the grand water terrace, children’s fountain pool and the sculptural fountain.
At the foot of burj khalifa tower, the green gardens are partly irrigated with water collected through Burj Khalifa’s Condensate Collection System. Hot and humid Dubai outside air, combined with the tower’s cooling requirements result in a significant amount of condensation of moisture from the air. This water, stored in the basement car park, provides about 15 million gallons of supplemental water per year, the equivalent to nearly 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
At the center of the park and the base of Burj Khalifa is the water room, which is a series of pools and water jet fountains. In addition, the railing, benches and signs incorporate images of Burj Khalifa and the Hymenocallis flower. The plants and the shrubbery is watered by the building’s condensation collection system which uses water from the cooling system, providing 68,000,000 L, equivalent to 15,000,000 imp. gals. annually. The developer of Dubai Fountain, WET Designers, was also the developer of the Burj Khalifa Park’s six water features.
Native Green Plants
The native green plants look amazing at foot of tower from at the top. The use of native plants give character to the landscape, which is made up of arid zone species such as palms, succulents, spiny shrubs and grasses; carefully selected as a result of extensive research on suitable plant material by SWA. The flowering season in desert countries is very short so designers traditionally introduce brightly colored tiles to provide some interest in the garden during dry seasons. Flowering trees and seasonal planting contributes to a long-lasting attractive scenery at the Burj, as well as providing shade, which is of major importance in hot climates. Reproducing a contemporary version of the geometrically shaped beds of classic gardens, the sinuous flower beds of the park display delightful shades of green, purple and pink that stand out in contrast with the cool gray pallete of the beautiful stone paving.