Time Out has Aladdin City update with pictures and new information, a project including three huge genie lamps to be built in Dubai Creek
Aladdin City is one of those projects that’ll have the remarkable capacity to stand out in a city where there is already a flurry of extremely diverse and ground-breaking buildings.
Said to be inspired by the 11th century fables of Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor, the initial 2014 plan includes three golden towers – looking very much like giant genie lamps – housing hotels, restaurants and other commercial outlets.
These three main buildings are expected to be connected by air-conditioned bridges in the shape of dragons and lizards.
To cap things off, the whole structure will be set over the waters of Dubai Creek.
Understandably projects of this calibre can take some time to get off the ground but the great news is that international consultancy group Meinhardt Group has just been chosen to draft a detailed design of Aladdin City, and by the looks of it it’s going to be just as impressive as the initial plans!
“The concept design is there with the whole detailed design being completed in a year’s time," Daoud Al Hajri, Meinhardt’s assistant director general for engineering and planning, told Arabian Business.
The three lamp towers will have a built up area of 110,000 square metres.
The highest tower will be 34 floors high while the other two will be 26 and 25 respectively.
There will also be a total parking space for 900 vehicles.