As one of the anchors of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, when the Al Hilal Bank was seeking a design for its new headquarters, it was critical to find an appropriate language for the local culture and climate, yet provide the reassuring and conservative image of a financial institution. The Al Maryah (Al Hilal Bank) Tower’s composition is an essay in interpretation of the Modernist office tower for the local context. It features stacked boxes, slightly offset from each other vertically. The façade has orange accents, calling out the bank’s branding. The building incorporates a glass and steel curtain wall system that offers optimum transparency with floor-to-ceiling glass, creating a nearly seamless transition from the interior to exterior of the building. Each façade has exterior glass fins with a white ceramic frit pattern that adds texture. The fins’ fritted glass enhances the façade’s energy efficiency by shading it from intense sunlight, while providing even, filtered light to the interior. The building received an Award of Excellence from CTBUH in 2015.

Venue: Al Maryah Tower
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 Al Maryah Tower
12:00 pm Delegates depart


About This Program Location

Al Maryah Tower

About Al Maryah Tower

The Al Maryah Tower is a flagship commercial development for the Al Hilal banking network. It is located on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, situated at the midpoint between Abu Dhabi’s existing downtown district, Reem Island, and the new cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Al Maryah Island is a business, leisure, and entertainment hub designed to meet the city’s commercial and residential needs. This contemporary office tower is a key element for the district.

The project is well integrated into the city, with direct access to three primary island roads, and fulfills a need in the capital city for more office space. The scheme will be serviced by sophisticated transportation infrastructure, including a planned light rail station. The combination of the nearby P4 roadway and the… Read More

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