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Burj Vista

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Burj Vista

Burj Vista, previously known as the Grand Boulevard, is a sophisticated two-tower residential presence on Dubai’s Boulevard, providing tenants with unobstructed, front-row views of Burj Khalifa, the current world’s tallest building.

At 22 and 69 stories, the towers are part of an urban amphitheater plaza that includes high-end retail. The need to maximize views of the Burj Khaifa in each unit while minimizing overall energy consumption and maximizing the comfort of residents were the key design challenges.

Each unit, regardless of size, features a combination of observation rooms and exterior terraces in a staggered configuration that maximizes views while keeping obstructions to the tower to a minimum. This strategy also helps reduce heat gain in the warm Dubai climate with the terraces and the sloped glass exterior walls maximizing shading, reducing heat gain, and reducing the collection of wind-born sand.

Other sustainable strategies include high-performance coatings on exterior glass; utilizing a significant amount of GFRC cladding systems to minimize the amount of glass; orienting the towers to minimize solar exposure; and connecting landscaped event areas with shaded paths. These architectural decisions make Burj Vista’s design specific to its program, location, and massing configuration, giving it a distinctive identity with high-performance characteristics.

Other features of the project include high-end finishes in all interiors; a semi-protected lounge area with decorative water features open to a landscaped garden; an indoor pool; and ready access to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Burj Lake Promenade, World Trade Center, and Sheikh Zayed Road.

7 Sep 16 | Mansion Global
Tradition and Contemporary Design Merge to Form Dubai’s New Skyline
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25 Jun 08 | gowealthy.com
The Grand Boulevard real estate project launched close to Burj Dubai
Emaar Properties, Dubai-based real estate developer, has announced te launch 'The Grand Boulevard', a 2-tower residential complex located on Burj Dubai Boulevard... MORE

24 Jun 08 | ameinfo.com
Emaar unveils The Grand Boulevard homes offering urban cultural experience in downtown Burj Dubai
Emaar Properties is ushering in a new urban cultural experience with the launch of The Grand Boulevard, an architecturally spectacular two-tower residencial complex located on Burj Dubai Boulevard and designed by international architects to maximize views of Burj Dubai... MORE

24 Jun 08 | Emaar Properties Press Release
The Grand Boulevard homes offering urban cultural experience in Downtown Burj Dubai
Emaar Properties is ushering in a new urban cultural experience with the launch of the Grand Boulevard... MORE

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Architect of Record
Dewan Architects and Engineers

Structural Engineering
Halvorson and Partners

MEP Engineering
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.


Rethinking the Future Awards, Housing Over 5 Floors, Burj Vista, Runner-up

Chicago Athenaeum, Greed Good Design Awards


AIA Chicago, Citation of Merit, Burj Vista Self-Shading Balconies