Mazes come in all shapes and sizes; as demonstrated by the makers of largest vertical maze which adorns the 55 story ‘Maze Tower’ in Dubai.
Completed in January 2012, the tower sits on Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of Dubai Financial District.
The intricate balconies found on the front and rear facades form the shape of a maze, which also make-up real puzzles.
Mr. Marwan Abdulla Al Rostamani, Chairman, Al Rostamani Group said: “The creation of this unique building was a prestigious project for the Al Rostamani Group which drew its inspiration from the creative and innovative changes taking place across Dubai and the UAE.”
The natural stones used throughout the Maze Tower have been hand selected for their aesthetic and tactile appeal. The same stone, Brazilian Verde Bahia is used throughout the exterior.
The darker greenish hue of the building corner posts is achieved using a water jet treatment which creates an even, matt surface. The lighter hue used to emphasize the Maze is achieved using a flame technique that roughens the surface and creates a lighter, more reflective surface.
“We always wanted The Maze to look like it was carved out of one massive piece of rock; with the constant play of light and shadow to render it alive” said Mr. Hassan Abdulla Al Rostamani, Vice Chairman of the Group and The Maze Tower Conceptualizer.
The tower also boasts four significant features including the Maze Eye, an eight metre circular video wall at the top of the building which has the ability to beam images to great distances and LED lights built into the exterior façade of the maze pattern which can display a multitude of colours and patterns.
There is also a purpose built tranquil garden floor strategically situated in the middle of the building and a roof top maze patterned garden above the standalone car park.
Talal Omar, Country Manager for Guinness World Records MENA, commented: “Guinness World Records is thrilled to recognize and honour the Al Rostamani Group on the creation of such an iconic and unique tower that has contributed to the growth and transformation of the region. It is through innovative projects such as The Maze Tower, that Dubai has earned itself the reputation of being at the forefront of design and development. “