DCH The Tower

Dubai, UAE

Appointed to deliver the MEP and environmental design as part of the Design Competition winning team for an iconic observation tower in Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by the world-renowned Santiago Calatrava Architects and Engineers.

Calatrava’s monumental design is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural feature in Islamic culture.

The iconic structure combines modern, sustainable design with the rich culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates. The building’s numerous observation decks are part of an elongated, oval-shaped bud at the top of the tower. The slender stem serves as the spine of the structure and the cables linking the building to the ground are reminiscent of the delicate ribbing of the lily’s leaves. The structure also provides a beacon of light at night, with lighting that will emphasize the flower-bud design of the building.

The tower will be built by Emaar Properties in partnership with Dubai Holding. Emaar Properties is the developer behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Inspired by Islamic architecture, the design for the observation tower fuses the rich culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates with modern, sustainable design.


LocationDubai Creek Harbour, UAE
TypeNew Build Tower
Our RoleMEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant
1. Tall Building Design
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Project Website
"The design integrates not just design excellence but also strong environmental and smart-tech considerations. With the tower, we are delivering a compelling destination that will add long-term economic value to Dubai and the Emirates".

Shashank Jain, Associate Environmental Consultant, ChapmanBDSP