11-hectare park unveiled at Burj Dubai site

The world's tallest tower, set to open on Jan 4, has a 'heart of green' - Emaar.
11-hectare park unveiled at Burj Dubai site
BURJ DUBAI: The landscaping around the worlds tallest tower. (Supplied)
By Elsa Baxter
Sun 20 Dec 2009 02:19 PM

An 11-hectare park surrounding the Burj Dubai has been unveiled by the developer of the world’s tallest building.

Emaar said the Burj Dubai had a "heart of green" as it announced The Park, which has six water features, gardens, palm lined walkways and flowering trees.

Plants and shrubbery will be watered by the tower's condensation collection system, a green initiative that uses water from the cooling system.

This system will provide 15 million gallons of water a year – enough to fill 20 Olympic-size swimming pools, Emaar said.

“The design of The Park is also inspired by the core design concepts of Burj Dubai, based on the symmetries of the desert flower, Hymenocalis, and regional motifs,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties.

At the centre of The Park and the base of the Burj Dubai is the ‘water room’ – a series of pools and water jets. Railing, benches and signs will incorporate images of the Burj Dubai and the Hymenocalis flower on which the tower's design was based.

Burj Dubai is set to officially open on January 4.

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