This office building is a bracing figure on a standard 60by90’’plot – a bijou for the office landscape of Abu Dhabi. Facilitated with an automatic parking system it is probably the first office building matching the new parking requirements of Abu Dhabi.

Day and night view from west

At the entrance of an urban development area in Abu Dhabi, it is a highly functional yet extraordinary office building. It is accommodating all the parking spaces required by the new ADM rules and still featuring a first-class appearance through an automatic parking system. An ingenious supporting framework intentionally gives the building its iconic zest. A column-free ground & mezzanine floor gives utterance to a progressive visual image.

Elevation east and north

Elevation south and west

The high performance glazing with integrated expanded metal is shaping the buildings glimmering appearance, but also saving a part of the buildings energy consumption whereas the natural day light is still diffused into the room. This is very important, because natural day light is a proven factor for a productive and healthy working environment. The complete roof of the building is covered by solar panels for cooling, which is saving another part of the buildings energy consumption.

Modell 1/100: detail facade

Modell 1/100: pavillon

Modell 1/100

 

Profile

CLIENT
Khalid Sedeeq M. Sameea Al Asmani, Abu Dhabi
LOCATION
+24° 28’ 4.52’’, +54° 23’ 5.86’’
Abu Dhabi, UAE
PROGRAM
Office +
BUA
11.960sm / 128.736sf
HEIGHT
56m
CC
AED 72M / $19.8M
YEAR
2006 – ongoing
STATUS
Submission
ARCHITECTURE
DENNIS LEMS ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATES, Wien – Abu Dhabi
STRUCTURE
RWT+, Wien – Abu Dhabi
SERVICES/MEP
ARKAN, Abu Dhabi
QUANTITY SURVEY
bdu, Wien
LOCAL ARCHITECT
ARKAN, Abu Dhabi
1/100 MODEL
Schmid+Schmidt, Wien
1/50 MODEL
DLAA, Wien – Abu Dhabi
RENDERINGS
MISS3, Brno

Abadi Arkan, Alexander Litschauer, Alfred Schmid, Anita Hochedlinger, Christoph Gauster, Dennis Lems, Dietmar Ronach, Eva-Maria Strieder, Guido Trampitsch, Harry Schmidt, Iris Brandstötter, Jakob Unterlerchner, Kareem Kareem, Mamdouh Hamouda, Manuel Ritter, Michael Prodinger, Mohamed Mofleh, Numan Halawani, Radim Petruska, Riad Saflo, Richard Woschitz, Robin Mangold, Silvia Lackner, Thomas Bärtl, Thomas Mayrhofer, Vit Musil