Rotana Hotel, UAE based hotel group, decided in 2006 to open their new hotel in Amman.
As a result of an international bid process, the project was awarded to the team led by Architecture Studio that started the design of this 5 stars hotel, with 11 floors dedicated office space and a shopping area.
The project reaches a height of 188m and is remarkably slender with a variable geometry. Some of the challenges in the design of this structure are the seismicity of the area, the big hall located in the lower ground floor and the 5-storey high “lantern” suspended from the core of the structure.
As part of an international team, setec tpi is the principal structural designer in partnership with a local engineering consultancy for the Design Development phase.
Setec tpi’s responsibilities are:
- Detailed Design of the tower’s structure, including a finite elements modelling.
- Define the project execution methodology
- Define additional project requirements such as geotechnics or wind tests
Sygma and setec tpi have developed a true partnership for the success of this project. The Rotana Tower’s 188m makes it the second highest tower in Jordan and one of the first in the country built with high-performing concrete.
- Mixed-use: commercial, hotel and offices
- 188m high
- 49 over ground floors
- 7 underground floors
- Total surface of 465,300m2
Client : Rotana Hotel
Designer : S. Architecture-Studio
Structural designer : setec tpi partenariat + Sigma (local engineering firm)
Period : 2006 – 2008