Saraya's W Amman Hotel & Tower
A prominent feature of Amman’s new Abdali downtown renovation, The W Amman Hotel and Tower project is a uniquely asymmetrical, thirty-seven story tower. A twelve metre cantilever at one edge of the building is supported by a sloping, reinforced concrete frame rooted at the base of the tower.
The unique nature of the building brings up a high structural and construction challenge. The large cantilever of the building creates a natural tendency of the building to laterally displace under gravity loads. This effect would continue to occur due to creep and shrinkage of concrete.