World Trade Center Tower - Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Trade Center development located in Abu Dhabi, covers a total area of approximately six hectares. The development encompasses two super tall buildings (a residential tower: 88 storeys and commercial tower: 58 storeys) that stand above a retail Souk which is situated at ground level and includes a Mariott Courtyard hotel with over 200 keys.

At 381m high, the residential tower named Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower was the second tallest building in the world to be completed in 2014, only beaten by New York’s ‘One World Trade Center’ building.

ChapmanBDSP delivered the design and provided ongoing construction support; reviewing and approving contractor’s submittals as well as high level supervision and attendance to testing and commissioning activities.

The approach to the overall energy performance of the project was to achieve efficiency through holistic design, looking at aspects of building form, envelope and systems. The office tower was designed with bespoke ‘abluft’ (ventilated) façade, thus solar heat gains were reduced by half.

CTBUH voted this tower as the best tall building of 2015 in the Middle East and Africa.


Abu Dhabi, UAE


Mixed use development


265,000 m2

Our Role

MEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant/ Construction Monitoring


Super Tall Building


Solar heat gains


Wind tower performance


Over 6Ha site


Aldar Properties


Foster + Partners

Project Manager

Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris) / Atkins

Cost Consultant

Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris)

Main Contractor

Arabian Construction Company

CTBUH Best Tall Building in Middle East & Africa 2015

RIBA International Award 2013

World Trade Center Tower - Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

"The Burj adds a beautiful form to the Abu Dhabi skyline, which can be seen from quite a distance. The building incorporates thoughtful design elements to increase its energy efficiency, such as the solar collectors and the ventilated three-skin façade. I also appreciate the traditional marketplace integrated with the base of the structure.”