Expert Says It Is A Fully Integrated Building That Is A Destination
By Aya Lowe and Samia Badih
Dubai: The Burj Khalifa is a good example of a sustainable high rise, according to Walter Berukoff, chairman of Red Lion Management, a Canadian private holding company. Berukoff made the statement at a discussion of architecture for sustainable societies at the Dubai Forum, which was held yesterday. Leading architects, media critics, architectural historians and developers from 15 countries gathered for the day-long conference.
“It is a fully integrated building that is a destination, not just a home,” Berukoff said. “High rise buildings are very efficient but it really depends on the quality of life inside. If you’re going to build an apartment building you have to have the ability to provide something that people want to live, work, and play in. The inside climate should be welcoming, so the resident feels like they are part of that space.”
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source: Gulf News