Located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the Al Hilal Bank Office Tower was recognized as a Best Tall Building Finalist for the Middle East & Africa region at the CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Awards event, held November 12.
The 24-story office building is designed as a series of stacked rectilinear volumes, offset at the corners to provide visual appeal and emphasize lighting at night. With efficient, column-free floor plates, the building caters to tenants seeking an international level of Class A office space.
Jury Statement: Stunning is the word that jury members used to describe this elegant composition. Al Hilal Bank Tower is an architectural accomplishment quite different from other buildings in Abu Dhabi. The skillful articulation of the curtain wall’s fritted glass panels provides relief on the corners, giving it a stone-like appearance. This articulation has been achieved with minimal impacts on the very efficient typical office floor plate. Taken together, the design combines elegance and utility into a highly appealing commercial tower.