Another non-metallic material used to construct the building was the Italian stones which were used to finish parts of the building interior walls and decorations. The aesthetic beauty of the stones were evident on the 17 th floor. The Italian stones completed the kitchen and bathroom interior walls of the 17 th floor and other floors (not shown in the film). Italian stones are long lasting, comparable to Tuscany. Italian stones are preferred in construction because of their nature. According to Fratini (2019) “The nature of the rock, which is basically sand bound by a clay matrix, makes it particularly sensitive to the action of exogenous agents such as water.[ CITATION Fra19 \l 1033 ]. 1
Despite the fascinating design and beauty of the Scorpion Tower, engineers and contractors did not have it easy to build the building. They were faced with a number of challenges that made joining of the materials to be problematic. Firstly, the contractors were not familiar with the conventional techniques of using GFRC since its designers were based in Dubai.
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- Fall '19
- Fiberglass, GFRC