Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dubai Metro Station with Curtain Wall Tool!

Unlike Europe we do not have much of a public transportation in the Middle East. Dubai is the first and only city in the Middle East who has Metro.

I know it sounds strange but it is true.

The first Metro of the Middle East was launched on the 9 September 2009 with beautiful metro stations. Atkins is the designer and they definitely did an impressive job.

I am not able to use it daily since the metro stations are quite far from my house however if I have guests metro is our first option. The metro line is above the ground and it is not very fast so I use it as a sight seeing trip and works very well:))

Not only my guests but also His Highness  Sheikh Mohammed takes the metro from time to time. My colleagues came across with him a couple of times. I think it's pretty cool!

His Higness Sheikh Mohammed in Metro
All my guests loved the interior design of the stations as well. They are as beautiful as the ones on Moscow but with a contemporary touch.

Burjuman Station

Etisalat Station
MOE Station

Why am I talking about the Dubai metro?

Well, our office has the Dubai Metro station view and Jothi found his inspiration on the station for this week's technical video.

He used ArchiCAD's Curtain Wall Tool to re-model the top shell and then further developed the design with different custom panel options:))

The video would be a great tutorial for Custom Curtain Wall Panels!


Enjoy!

Diyane Koseoglu
Jothi Shanmugam
www.bimes.com

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