SHEIKH SULTAN BIN ZAYED MIXED USE BUILDING
Client: Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed
Location: Abu-Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Services Provided: Design Competition
Total Built up Area: 31,000 sq.m
Construction Cost: US $38,000,000
Starting Date: 2011
Completion Date: 2011
The building’s architectural design formally and philosophically extends out into the community, welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience its contemporary design. The high performance glazing and stainless steel give the building a timeless appearance and extraordinary durability in the Gulf climate.
Transparent glazing panels and concrete surfaces animate the building, exposing the activities within and engaging people and community at multiple levels on both the interior and exterior. Selected to reflect contrasting climatic extremes of the long days of summer and the short day of winter, these materials create a dynamic quality that allows, the building to change along with its surrounding context. Not only does the building change throughout the day, it changes from season to season.