Burj Vista, previously known as the Grand Boulevard, is a sophisticated two-tower residential presence on Dubai’s Boulevard, providing tenants with unobstructed, front-row views of Burj Khalifa, the current world’s tallest building.
At 22 and 69 stories, the towers are part of an urban amphitheater plaza that includes high-end retail. The need to maximize views of the Burj Khaifa in each unit while minimizing overall energy consumption and maximizing the comfort of residents were the key design challenges.
Each unit, regardless of size, features a combination of observation rooms and exterior terraces in a staggered configuration that maximizes views while keeping obstructions to the tower to a minimum. This strategy also helps reduce heat gain in the warm Dubai climate with the terraces and the sloped glass exterior walls maximizing shading, reducing heat gain, and reducing the collection of wind-born sand.
Other sustainable strategies include high-performance coatings on exterior glass; utilizing a significant amount of GFRC cladding systems to minimize the amount of glass; orienting the towers to minimize solar exposure; and connecting landscaped event areas with shaded paths. These architectural decisions make Burj Vista’s design specific to its program, location, and massing configuration, giving it a distinctive identity with high-performance characteristics.
Other features of the project include high-end finishes in all interiors; a semi-protected lounge area with decorative water features open to a landscaped garden; an indoor pool; and ready access to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Burj Lake Promenade, World Trade Center, and Sheikh Zayed Road.