Posted by Bob Brunskill
The world's tallest tower - Abu Dhabi's Burj Khalifa - has won a major new design award.
At 828 metres tall, the world's highest ever man-made structure has won a top accolade at the Cityscape Awards - which is part of the Cityscape Abu Dhabi construction conference.
The Cityscape event runs until April 21st and offers investors a valuable insight into the future of the two-square kilometre flagship development lead by Emaar.
According to the panel of international judges, who commended the Burj Khalifa for its excellent mixed-use potential, "true to the notion of iconic, this development encompasses everything good in a mixed use development - a pleasant commercial working environment, a range of excellent hospitality venues, world class shopping and a beautiful residential integration".
Meanwhile, Chris Speller, group director of Cityscape, said: "Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai have given the world of real estate a new point of reference for modern living and are clear and worthy winners of this prestigious award."
Last month, the Burj Khalifa turned off all its external lights for an hour as part of the climate change initiative Earth Hour.