Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower, Abu Dhabi
The tower has a total of 40 floors and an eight storey car park adjacent to it, with a leisure center on its roof top. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fix on the verdant coastal zone of the city, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower skillfully combines traditional Islamic and modern international elements.
It took a lot of effort and genius of the design team to come up with a plan for this building. There are two wings resembling fingers that enclose a central atrium. This resembles an Islamic courtyard. A layer of micro-perforated blinds is placed between two low-E glazing layers. These layers - referred to by architects as “sails” - unfurl and furl in keeping with the movement of the sun.
The superstructure is made of steel and post-tensioned floors. The atrium is enclosed by the Western elevation and has a net of frets that resemble Islamic motifs. Be sure to include a visit to the Investment Authority Tower in your Abu Dhabi itinerary.
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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower on Map
Sight Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (See walking tours in Abu Dhabi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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