Marina 106

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Height: Occupied
378 m / 1,240 ft
Height: To Tip
445 m / 1,460 ft
Height: Architectural
445 m / 1,460 ft
Marina 106 Outline
Height: Observatory
378 m / 1,240 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
111,493 m² / 1,200,101 ft²
Development GFA
163,510 m² / 1,760,007 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Marina 106
Other Names Plot 392 - 198, 106 Tower
Structure Type Building
Status On Hold
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Dubai Marina
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2009

Companies Involved

Developer Emaar Properties; Gulf General Investment Company PSC
Design National Engineering Bureau
Structural Engineer
Design National Engineering Bureau
MEP Engineer
Design Hydro; SIGMA
Main Contractor Al Qabdah Building Contracting
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Barker Mohandas, LLC
• Wind Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Elevator Fujitec Co., Ltd.
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Marina 106

Marina 106 is located in the dense Dubai Marina district, often referred to as the “tallest block in the world” for its concentration of supertall skyscrapers, including Princess Tower, 23 Marina, The Torch, and Marina 101. Located steps from the Persian Gulf and Dubai Media City, the area has become synonymous with luxury living, and Marina 106 seeks to continue that legacy. Designed primarily for residential uses, it will be among the tallest residential buildings in the world.

Like many of the buildings in the Dubai Marina, Marina 106 can not only be considered supertall, but also superslim. Despite its height, the building is relatively simple in design, with a single rectangular tower rising from a four-story podium. The structure offers little external ornamentation along its podium and tower. Mullions along the building’s façade provide an accent for the lower half of the tower, downplaying the perceived height of the tower. A single, uninterrupted strip of LEDs travels up the center of the building on two sides before opening up into a circular aperture at the top of the building that serves as its crown structure. Below the void at the top of the building, the highest occupiable floors are devoted to two private swimming pools reserved for residents of the tower’s exclusive sky villas. Notably, these open air floors will include full-size palm trees.

The tower’s restrained façade tastefully emphases the verticality of the building without becoming overbearing, a quality that distinguishes it from many of the other developments in the city. Its crowning ornamental feature, the circular aperture, manages to be visually engaging while remaining simple in design. This blend of visual appeal and simplicity makes Marina 106 a truly remarkable building to behold.

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