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Mondeo’s signature is also on the “Address Residence Sky View”, a building that rises in the modern residential and business quarter of Downtown, in Dubai. It is an example of what are called “tall buildings”, in other words skyscrapers that compete to be the tallest, and which are becoming increasingly more popular in financial and business centres.
This type of building, which answers the growing urbanisation of the planet by uniting a large number of people in very little horizontal space, is clearly a test bench for engineers and architects. Just think about the sizes of the buildings: the Address Residence Sky View has two towers, Tower 1 that is 264 metres high with 60 floors, and Tower 2 that is 235 metres high and with 55 floors. Together, they hold more than 700 units. The 54th floor of Tower 2 has a single Sky Bridge where a restaurant and an infinity pool with a 360° view of the gulf are located.
Given the sizes, guaranteeing an optimal level of comfort truly requires extremely high-level integrated planning. The same is true for the water distribution, on which Mondeo collaborated with the building designers and installers.
Mondeo started by taking part in the pressurisation group study for optimal sizing, then supplied valves and manifolds that were customised according to specific project requirements. A lot of work went into hydraulic efficiency, associating the use of cutting-edge pumps with the installation of valves and manifolds that could guarantee low head losses. In addition, the valves and manifolds are made of stainless steel, a material that perfectly answers the highest quality standards, essential for this type of building. The properties of stainless steel, in terms of duration, resistance to corrosion and hygiene, are well known, but there is also the aspect of sustainability to consider. The growing attention given to the “life cycle” of these super buildings makes steel, which is 100% recyclable, an important environmental impact choice.