Global Tall Building Studio, at Manipal University Dubai

Dubai is a unique example of a city that has witnessed an Architectural development which has put itself in the global world map. The changing skyline is an example of transformation of the city in the past few decades to create architectural marvels. The Manipal University Dubai School of Design & Architecture, with which the UIC Barcelona has a Mobility Programme agreement, will host a new edition of the Global Tall Building Studio, in April 2017*.

Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is home to 911 completed high-rises, 88 of which stand taller than 180 metres. The tallest man-made tower ‘Burj Khalifa’ rises 828 metres and contains 163 floors. Overall, the city has 18 completed and topped-out buildings that rise at least 300 metres in height, which is more than any other city in the world, and based on the average height of the ten tallest completed buildings, Dubai has the tallest skyline in the world. Given its strategic location as the center of the global economy, Dubai is emerging as a global hub and with various design offices across the globe established in this region.01-mudc-tall-building-poster

Manipal Executive Education (MEE) is conducting a ten-days workshop titled Global Tall Building Studio for Students and faculty from Architecture, Civil Engineering and Interior Design from 9th to 13th April 2017, in Dubai. The studio is a platform to encourage students to conceptualize and innovate designs in high rise structures under the guidance of international consultants who have been associated with the tall building designs in the UAE.

The Global Tall Building Studio is a combination of workshop, interactive sessions and presentations on following topics:
• Dubai Skyline
• Conceptualizing design of tall buildings
• Challenges in Tall Building Construction
• Facade Engineering
• Vertical Transportation
• Structural Challenges
• MEP Services
• Sustainable Design
• Role of BIM
• Fire Safety

The studio is open to all Undergraduate and Graduate students of Architecture / Engineering / Interior Design School. Get an insight of the previous edition:

Registration fees include:
• Training fee
• Field trips and site visits
• Lunch
• Cost of study material issued

* Extended registration deadline for students of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture:

5th of February

Please, mention you are coming from UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, and copy Carmen Mendoza and Marta Benages when you send the email registration.

For registration, contact:
Sophia Rahman, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering & I.T.
Khyati Shetty, Assistant Professor, School of Business

For enquiries, contact:
Bhakti More, Assistant Professor, School of Design & Architecture

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