Apple Dubai Mall

Structural glass and facade engineering services for Apple’s new 11m tall store in Dubai Mall - which attracts over 80 million visitors every year.

Location 
Dubai

 

Architect

Foster + Partners


Client 
Apple Inc

Eckersley O’Callaghan has provided structural glass and facade engineering services for Apple’s new store in Dubai Mall - which attracts over 80 million visitors every year. The structure has a 56.6m curved storefront spanning over 2 floors, with a 5.5m wide terrace.

We engineered the 11m high curved, south-facing, glass facade to meet the focus on energy efficiency. This glazing is partially shaded by 18 motorized ‘Solar Wings’ which we designed to respond to Dubai’s extreme environmental conditions. Our analytical modelling process revealed that the challenging solar gain continues throughout the year, particularly during the winter months when the solar gain is greatest as the sun sits lower on the horizon.

The double-storey glazing incorporates a high performance thermal coating which works in conjunction with the shading shutters as part of the energy management strategy.  Our contribution on the project also includes detailed engineering of bespoke sliding and pivot glass doors.

Apple Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

Dubai

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