Etisalat Head Office Building(1985-86)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Telecommunication Corporation

Office/Bank Building


The Etisalat Head Office Building in Abu Dhabi serves as the headquarters of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation. It is composed of transmission facilities, branch office and head office functions, and public activities, all located on a prominent corner site in Abu Dhabi. A unique curtain wall system provides solar protection by a facetted arrangement of alternating opaque and vision panels, which give the facade its geometric pattern. At the project's summit is the radome, which houses the telecommunications/microwave functions. This feature of the project has now become the identifying "image" of the Corporation in the Emirates. It was nominated for the Aga Khan Award in 1995.

Drawings: 15
Reports: 12
Model: 1

Comment: Winning competition submission; the project was built