West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

General rating of the project

  • Great

    Votes: 10 17.2%
  • Very Good

    Votes: 15 25.9%
  • Good

    Votes: 24 41.4%
  • So So

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Not Very Good

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • Terrible

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    58

UrbanWarrior

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If they go all-spandrel at the top, I will probably stroke out from anger.
 

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If they go all-spandrel at the top, I will probably stroke out from anger.
Prepare yourself. If you see how much spandrel is going on the tower at the bottom you’ll probably get an indication of how much will be at the top. I can’t bring myself to photograph it when I go by it.
 

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So our skyline is basically just ruined then, essentially. Way to go, Cidex.
 

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I think some of you guys might be being a bit harsh on this project (although it’s somewhat warranted based on the Hat). Regardless of cladding, I think the oblique angles of the MPH on this one really add some formal interest to the skyline, as we don’t have many angular shaped buildings right now. I don’t even mind the podium - the textured aluminum panel looks pretty good for what it is.
 

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I sort of agree, Art, but is the beautiful angular crown is completely clad in hideous grey-blue spandrel, then it will essentially ruin the entire tower's presence in the skyline. As the tower completely dominates the western side of the skyline, it will have potential to ruin the whole skyline (since there are gonna be three of these potential shitspires).
 

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I sort of agree, Art, but is the beautiful angular crown is completely clad in hideous grey-blue spandrel, then it will essentially ruin the entire tower's presence in the skyline. As the tower completely dominates the western side of the skyline, it will have potential to ruin the whole skyline (since there are gonna be three of these potential shitspires).
Yup. If the spandrel is dark...dark gray or dark blue, I think it'll be fine, even if it was bright white it'd be fine. 'Aura tower' gray, not so much.
 

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