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"The Coccoons"/ADIC HQ. in Abu Dhabi ....{by Bassam}

ADIC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Island

The Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers reach a height of 145m (476ft). The buildings acts as a gateway to the city providing working areas and private amenities for 2,000 people.

The new headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), consisting of twin towers is gaining media attention for being one of the most innovative buildings in the world.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Council headquarter buildings rise to a total of 29 floors and stand at over 140 metres. A total ground floor area of over 32,000sq m. will accommodate commercial office use, as well as facilities for a full-service restaurant, café, a fully configured auditorium for up to 150 people and a multi-use conference space. The site area is 11,500sqm.

The Mashrabiya screen solution has responded to the United Arab Emirates’ aspiration to become a leader in the field of alternative energy, as evidenced by the recent Masdar initiative. Preliminary estimates suggest that the screen will result in a 25 per cent reduction in the cooling load, thereby substantially reducing the carbon footprint of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council building towers. The Mashrabiya will comprise a series of components, each of which will open and close in response to the sun’s movements ensuring solar gain is minimised at all times and contributing to glare reduction. This solutions may also result in the specification of glass to be reduced, providing a more economic solution.

It is not easy to stand out in Abu Dhabi's skyline, with all the creative architecture finding its place among the what was once, quite a down to earth skyline. The Al Bahr Towers, sore 145 metres above the junction of Al Saada and Al Salam Street and holds 25 stories.

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  • Uploaded on June 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/06/04 11:25:11
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 8.28mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash