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
MEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant/ Construction Monitoring
Super Tall Building
Solar heat gains
Wind tower performance
Over 6Ha site
Foster + Partners
Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris) / Atkins
Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris)
Arabian Construction Company
CTBUH Best Tall Building in Middle East & Africa 2015
RIBA International Award 2013
"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.”