Designed for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the 38-storey corporate headquarters is located on the city's heavily landscaped Corniche, which runs along the Persian Gulf waterfront. Regional elements, such as billowing sails and shifting sand dunes, inspired the form of the building. Its dramatic shape creates a new profile on the Corniche and the Abu Dhabi skyline.
The client, a global institutional investor, sought a building that was open and welcoming, a symbol of the bank's commitment to transparency in its transactions. The design solution is simple: a vertical... >>>