The recognition of the positive and beneficial effects of access to greenery, natural light, ventilation, visual variety, frequent interactions with neighbors and colleagues, and changes in scale and proportion throughout the day – combined with the impracticalities of returning to the ground level to achieve all these goals – has resulted in some astounding recent innovations in high-floor communal space in tall buildings, both indoors and out. The horizontal planes on the roofs and balconies of, and bridges between tall buildings have become highly-prized real estate, and the competition to create the most efficient use of these spaces is underway. This program, featuring Dubai’s Royal Atlantis, The Palm — which will have sky gardens, lounges, dining, and dozens of sky pools, some with transparent walls up to 100 meters above ground — convenes several of the key ingredients in this phenomenon.

Venue: Royal Atlantis
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program will run in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation 1
9:20 am 2:50 pm Presentation 2
9:40 am 3:10 pm Presentation 3
10:00 am 3:30 pm Q&A
10:15 am 3:45 pm Coffee Break
10:45 am 4:15 pm Tour of Royal Atlantis
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

Royal Atlantis

About Royal Atlantis

Located on the northern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, Royal Atlantis is positioned between the Persian Gulf and the artificial lagoons created from the formation of the palm’s landmasses. The curvilinear form of the building is punctuated by voids within the structure, creating sheltered outdoor spaces shaded from the desert sun while also taking advantage of gulf breezes passing through the openings to providing passive cooling for the building.

The structure’s vertical transportation system is set within six reinforced concrete building cores, from which extend a series of shifting floor plates arranged as a set of two towers stepping down to a large central voided topped with a “spa-bridge”. The spa-bridge features an expansive amenity deck complimented with pools,… Read More

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