Al Hilal Bank Office Tower

Al Hilal Bank Office Tower

Citation of Merit

Firm: Goettsch Partners

Location: Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client: Al Hilal Bank

Contractor: Al Fara`a General Contracting Co. LLC

Consultants: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Environmental Systems Design, Serex International, John Buck International, MLC International, One Lux Studio, Shiner + Associates, Wolff Landscape Architecture, Viskotech Facade Access Consulting, Dan Euser Waterarchtiecture

Photos: Lester Ali


Located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, this office building’s dramatic massing and formal character are derived from the creation of a series of sculpted voids at the corners that migrate around the building. The result is a design that emphasizes bold clarity, simple elegance and sophistication.

That elegance is what truly excited the jury. “The building is well-detailed,” said one juror. “There is so much pattern-making going on; the fins unify it, but the architects showed subtle restraint.”

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