Cool Abu Dhabi design competition winner by Mask Architects: Oasys+System – artificial breathing palm modular structure system, one of 10 winners in global contest to tackle climate change
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve visitor center in Abu Dhabi design by Almena Architects, Egypt: an adaptable building limiting disturbance to animal and plant life, for observation of flamingos
Designed by AIDIA STUDIO, Oculus in The Rub’ al Khali, Abu Dhabi, is inspired by how desert organisms through specific features in their anatomy are able to self-shade to reduce their internal temperature.
Abrahamic Family House Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of global initiative to promote peace, Higher Committee of Human Fraternity unveils design by architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE.
H2R DESIGN was invited to bring HOB – a unique luxury shopping destination in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi – to life, through design.
Al Wathba Birdwalk Abu Dhabi: Flamingo Trail birdwatch design in UAE by AIDIASTUDIO Architects: bird watching structures dedicated to the observation of flamingos in their nesting habitats.
Dubai Architecture Tours – building walks in UAE. Persian Gulf architectural guides: key structures to see are the world’s most leaning building, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum by Jean Nouvel. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Norman Foster.
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Photos of ‘iconic architectural masterpiece’ designed by French architect Jean Nouvel: waterfront building located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district on Saadiyat Island. The inaugural installation has 600 works of art.
The Yas Arena building designed by HOK Architects to be the first multipurpose built arena in the city designed to accommodate a wide variety of sport and entertainment events. The arena in Abu Dhabi will have a capacity of 18,000.
Design: DNA Barcelona Architects. The design and construction of these towers are influenced by the principles found in the studies of Islamic architecture. The orientation of the towers towards the Mecca is adapted to the urban fabric.
Design: DNA Barcelona Architects
The uniqueness of the shape is because of its geometrical transformation. The ground floor (0 degrees) becomes, in the last upper floor, a 90 degrees twisted orientation.
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Architects
Pattern is an important element of Middle Eastern architecture, in this building the French architects have designed a double dome 590 ft (180 m) in diameter, with randomly-perforated woven material, creating speckled shadows.
London-based architecture practice AL_A has won an invited competition to design a new mosque in Abu Dhabi. The Mosque is part of the World Trade Center developed by Aldar Properties, one of the largest developers in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Design: APG Architecture and Planning Group. The whole facade comprises the 99 different names of Allah distributed on different elevations of the mosque in accordance with strict instruction of the holy Quran.
Design: Söhne & Partner Architekten. To include the building complex very naturally into the environment, it is placed on different landscape levels. The use of typical colours and patterns does not only help to fit the complex into the natural landscape, it also refers to the already existing UPC building.
Design: Sheppard Robson
Sheppard Robson-designed Siemens HQ in Masdar City officially opens, setting a new standard for sustainability. Multi international award-winning building achieves LEED Platinum standard, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the Middle East.
Design: LEO A DALY, Architects. New 300-bed, 117,000-sqm (1.25 million sqft) Zayed Military Hospital campus to serve all branches of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The design includes a 260-bed medical/surgical hospital, a 40-bed psychiatric hospital, a women’s services building, security facilities, a mosque and a utility plant.