Dubai sued as "biggest stolen building in history"[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial Date: 2018/1/2 9:48 • 395 times read[/rtl]
Al-Furat News The British newspaper The Guardian has published an investigation into the Dubai-based Barwais building, which opened on Monday, accusing the Mexican architect of stealing his designs.
Al-Barwaaz combines the idea of connecting heritage and modernity with a bridge between the past and the future of the city and is one of the most promising tourism projects to revitalize the UAE economy.
The 50-story building may be the world's tallest picture frame, but the architect who designed it wants to add another title, he says, "the biggest stolen building of all time."
"They took my project, changed the design and built it from Donnie," the paper quoted architect Fernando Donis as saying.
Dones' proposed design of the frame was won in a 2008 global competition to present an architectural symbol "to promote the new face of Dubai."
The competition, which involved about 900 projects from around the world, was organized by Thessenkrupp in cooperation with the International Federation of Architects, the UNESCO-affiliated organization that oversaw the design competitions for the Sydney Opera Building in Australia and the Pompidou Center in France.
The designer received the $ 100,000 prize and traveled to the UAE to attend a luncheon with the emirate's crown prince, but says he soon received a contract from Dubai Municipality appointing him as an advisory role, asking him to waive the intellectual property rights of the design and not visit And not to promote the project as one of its works, and indicates that the municipality has placed in the contract an item giving it the right to cancel the agreement at any time.
Donis says he refused to sign the contract, so the municipality commissioned Hyder Consulting, a branch of the Dutch engineering giant Arcades, and went ahead with the project without him.
The investigation describes the building as being 150 meters above Zuibel Park, one of Dubai's tourist attractions.
The four sides of the frame are located in a total area of 7145 square meters. The two lateral sides are 93 meters wide and the two vertical pillars are 150 meters high.
The ground rib is dedicated to a museum about the idea of the project and the history of the city. The visitors' elevators are transported to the upper rib, which has a glass floor that makes its visitors see most of the city's sights.
Edward Clarisse, a New York-based lawyer who filed a lawsuit on behalf of the US federal court architect last year, reports that he accused the UAE of violating intellectual property rights, describing what happened as an act of "arrogance."
The newspaper says it has contacted the Dubai Municipality several times over the