Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Government of United Arab Emirates
The Investment Authority site lies directly opposite a series
of broad gardens and is very prominent in its visibility. As such
the project was to be a significant contributor to the urban design
of the city, and the building's proportions and its relationship to
the street were important criteria. The design for the new
headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority was prepared in
1978 in response to an International Invited Design Competition. The
site for this project was on the Abu Dhabi "Corniche"
albeit at that time in its infancy. The Corniche today is a splendid
10 km Avenue of high quality development and lush tropical gardens
with lovely promenades along the sea front.
38 Drawings 7 Photographs Comment: The project was a competition submission