An architectural company named Znera Space has introduced a stunning concept design which will include the tallest free-standing structure in the world.
The planned concept which is known as Downtown Circle is a 550-metre-tall ring, which will surround the Burj Khalifa. Designers have given a lot of thought to this new structure which will be a welcome change from gated societies and skyscraper homes. It is also intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.
Z Nera Space’s conceptual Downtown Circle establishes a self sufficient vertical urban center in the heart of Dubai. 550 meters tall and 3,000 meters wide, the continuous ring like metropolis will hover above the city’s skyline supported by four vertical beams.
The structure will consist of five levels, divided into smaller units to create a range of residential, public, commercial, and cultural programs.
It is embedded with offices, research centers, cultural spaces, and a 3D urban and green ecosystem that will function as the ‘lung’ of the ring. Within the green belt, Z Nera Space infuses diverse climates and natural habitats, including canyons, sandy dunes, swamps, waterfalls, digital caves, and tropical vegetation.
A new contemporary symbol for the city and a green landmark, the Sky park is sandwiched between the two living rings. Forming the central spine of the Downtown Circle it offers clean, fresh air, abundant natural light, and panoramic views of the city. With a unique spatial hybrid and mixed urban typologies, it combines high densities with lavish greenery, and dynamic urban functions with high quality user experience.
Idea for a more sustainable living
With the aim of sustainability, the Dubai-based architecture studio redefines typical urban models with a more humane typology that seeks to emulate nature and create diverse public spaces. The mix-use complex pursues an efficient alternative to the traditional singular, unconnected high-rises in metropolitan areas, composed of two living rings held together by a continuous green suspended belt the S .
In addition, twenty spacious pods travelling up to 100 kilometers per hour would transport passengers around the Downtown Circle while offering 360-degree views of the city. The firm also plans to build a Skypark. Inside it, there is a plan to recreate different types of natural scenes and clients. Visitors and residents will have a different experience. The firm claims that there will be a variety of plants, sandy dunes, canyons, waterfalls, and digital caves inside this Skypark.