Dubai mall fashion catwalks composed of modular elevator platforms

Dubai, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates

A set of modular elevator platforms for events

Dubai Mall is one of the world's biggest malls. An area at the heart of this complex is entirely reserved for events such as fashion shows or product launches.

The area is comprised of 5 elevator platforms: 4 rectangular elevators rising to 1 metre including one with a rotating platform and another rising to a height of 3.8m that can be used as a changing area for models which opens directly onto the catwalk. The catwalks are lowered to ground level when not in use and can be reconfigured to cater for the needs of various events.

The 5 elevator platforms are covered with LED screens and glass panels that can support a load of 1 tonne/m². They are raised using SERAPID LinkLift elevator columns which were selected for their reliability, low sound levels, for the compactness of their machinery and their capacity to safely lift heavy loads.

Developer: Emaar Properties
Architect: DP Architects Pte Ltd.
Construction: Balfour Beatty, Al Ghandi/CCC, Turner Construction