ADIC Headquarters in Abu Dhabi
Aedas has won an international competition to design a landmark development for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). The project will transform a total site area of 11,500m2 with a unique architectural design that is consistent with the UAE’s ‘2030 Development Plan’.
Utilising state-of-the-art advanced modelling and sustainable design techniques, Aedas’ design for the dual office tower complex will act as a gateway to the city, with the two buildings rising to 150 metres. The project will provide world-class accommodation for over 2,000 employees.
The design brief was based on the desire to create a landmark building which would reflect the underlying cultural tradition of Abu Dhabi, together with the standing of the Investment Council.
The design concept derives from traditional Islamic patterns and includes a diaphanous ‘mashrabiya’ which will protect the most severely exposed parts of the building, contributing to a projected 20% reduction in the cooling load to ensure a sustainable and efficient building. The ‘mashrabiya’ has been conceived as a dynamic façade which will open and close in response to the sun’s path, contributing towards a LEED certification.