The Capital Gate Tower’s curvaceous shape draws strongly on the sea and desert—two elements that have great resonance in Abu Dhabi – as well as its adjacency to the grandstand of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The building’s form represents a swirling spiral of sand, which can be taken as representative of both the desert climate and the speed of development of the city. The curved canopy, known as the “Splash,” which runs over the adjoining grandstand and rises up on one side of the building, creating a wave-like effect while shading the façade.

The tower was constructed with an 18-degree westward lean. The floor plates change shape and orientation to create the distinctive overhang, while increasing in overall size and migrating from east to west as they progress up the tower. With the aid of an advanced diagrid exoskeleton structure, the building has a completely asymmetric shape—no two rooms are the same and all 12,500 panes of glass on the façade are a different size. Hear from the people involved in making this instantly recognizable icon possible.

 

Venue: Capital Gate 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 Capital Gate Tower
12:00 pm Delegates depart

 

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Capital Gate Tower

About Capital Gate Tower

The Tower’s curvaceous shape draws strongly on the sea and desert—two elements that have great resonance in Abu Dhabi. The building’s form represents a swirling spiral of sand. The curved canopy, known as the “Splash,” which runs over the adjoining grandstand and rises up on one side of the building, creates a wave-like effect while shading the façade.

The tower was constructed with an 18 degree westward lean, holding the Guinness World Record for the “world’s furthest leaning manmade tower.” The floor plates change shape and orientation to create the distinctive overhang moving from “curved triangular” to “curved rectangular,” while increasing in overall size and migrating from east to west as they progress up the tower. The building has a completely… Read More

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