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.


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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


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Al Maryah Tower

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