In the evolving polycentric city, change is often so rapid that civic functions are delineated in an ad-hoc fashion. A well-considered design can lay the groundwork for a future anchor of the public experience in the city, especially if it is strategically located along organic traffic flows.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) developed ADNOC Headquarters on Corniche Road in a prestigious area of Abu Dhabi, highlighting the company’s international influence and its economic centrality to the oil-producing region. It also includes substantial public programming, including a mosque, museum and auditorium at ground level.  The urban design makes the most of the site’s central location through careful massing of the tower and calculated placement of the courts, plazas, and landscaping surrounding the tower. The tower’s north-south orientation minimizes the ground-level footprint, leaving ample room for landscaped amenity space. A curved auditorium beside the tower acts as a contrasting stylistic facet to the boxy podium projecting out from the base of the tower. Extending south of the tower, a three-story rectangular podium houses retail space, the service loading area, a heritage museum, and the main lobby.

 

Venue: ADNOC Headquarters
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

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Thursday 25 October Schedule:

Morning Program
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome
9:00 am Presentation 1
9:20 am Presentation 2
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of ADNOC Headquarters
12:00 pm Delegates depart

 

About This Program Location

ADNOC Headquarters

About ADNOC Headquarters

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), developed ADNOC Headquarters on Corniche Road in a prestigious area of Abu Dhabi, highlighting the company’s international influence and its economic centrality to the oil-producing region. The structure’s design makes the most of the site’s central location through careful massing of the tower and calculated placement of the courts, plazas, and landscaping surrounding the tower to allow for the superior vistas from the building.

The commercial office tower has a sleek and slender design, rising from a parallelogram-shaped site. The tower’s north-south orientation minimizes the ground-level footprint, leaving ample room for landscaped amenity space. Most public functions such as conference rooms, reception and restrooms are zoned… Read More

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