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Al Bahar Towers

19TH ST
Abu Dhabi, AB AE
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Aedas was appointed to design the new Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters following an invited international competition. The 25-storey twin office towers in the United Arab Emirates will each accommodate between 1,000 and 1,100 employees. The design concept is both culturally and environmentally appropriate and complies with the aspirations of the recently published 2030 Abu Dhabi Development Plan.

The south facing roofs of each tower incorporate photo-voltaic cells, generating approximately five percent of the total required energy from renewable energy sources.

The cocoon-like buildings are based on a pre-rationalised geometric form, fine-tuned via parametric design tools to achieve optimal wall to floor area ratio. A solar-responsive dynamic shading screen further decreases solar gain. This ‘Mashrabiya’ acts as a secondary skin that mediates daylight and reduces glare. The system is driven by renewable energy derived from the photo voltaic panels.

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Building Type: Office
Status: Under Construction
Awards: SHORT LISTED - 2010 CITYSCAPE ABU DHABI AWARDS, COMMERCIAL/MIXED-USE FUTURE CATEGORY; SHORT LISTED - 2010 MIDDLE EAST ARCHITECTURE AWARDS, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF THE YEAR; SHORT LISTED - 2010 CITYSCAPE GLOBAL, COMMERCIAL/MIXED-USE FUTURE CATEGORY 2010 CITY

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SHORT LISTED - 2010 CITYSCAPE ABU DHABI AWARDS, COMMERCIAL/MIXED-USE FUTURE CATEGORY; SHORT LISTED - 2010 MIDDLE EAST ARCHITECTURE AWARDS, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF THE YEAR; SHORT LISTED - 2010 CITYSCAPE GLOBAL, COMMERCIAL/MIXED-USE FUTURE CATEGORY 2010 CITY

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