Burj al Arab - 1:1000 scale

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  1. Louis R

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    The Burj Al Arab - a luxury hotel built on an artificial island in the Persian Gulf - has already become an iconic landmark of Dubai. Currently it stands for the world's tallest hotel and the world's tallest structure with a membrane facade. Our 1/1000 scale model depicts all the beauty of the building including the helipad and the hanging restaurant. Size when assembled: 12,8 x 5,5 x 5,1 inches / 32,5 x 14 x 13 cm.
    Precut & Scored.
    Difficulty Level: Medium (6/10)
    By: Paper Landmark

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    Original packaging.

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    The Base plate and main carcass.

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    Internal Stiffener

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    Main Facade

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    Shaped membrane panels and their attachment to the main facade

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    More images of model under construction

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    Added window strips to the buildings's accomodation wings

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    Truss members

    The trussed arches which can extend out from the supports by up to 13 metres are supported vertically at the 18th and 26th floors by a series of 52mm diameter cross-braced macaloy bars. Girders at these floors transfer the load to the core structure. These bars are then pre-tensioned to ensure that the whole structure remains in tension.

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    Helipad at top of building

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    A very interesting model.
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    Adding the two main trussed arches.

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    Added the hanging restaurant.

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    The Burj-al Arab completed!
    A very nice and interesting architectural model of the world's first six-star hotel in Dubai

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    More pics of Burj-al Arab completed!

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    Incredible. Dubai is going to have some amazing subject matter for card modeling.
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    Amazing.

    Dubai is/will have some amazing subject matter for card modeling.
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    Thats a cool model of an interesting building!
    Tho I don't know if I could eat there (even if I could afford it) with it hanging
    our over nothing like that! YIKES!

    Great job tho!
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    Wow ! Very nice one.
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    good job on the build. it is a beautiful peice of archetexture, and one of my favorite buildings.