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Facts

Official Name Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower
Name of Complex World Trade Center Abu Dhabi
Other Names World Trade Center Abu Dhabi - The Residences
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi
Street Address & Map Khalifa Bin Zayed The First Street
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2014
Official Website Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #21 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #6 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #4 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Abu Dhabi

Companies Involved

Developer Aldar Properties
Architect
Design Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer
Design ChapmanBDSP
Project Manager Atkins
Main Contractor Arabian Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Civil V3 Companies
Façade Arup
• Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
Material Supplier
• Cladding CNYD
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Manntech
• Flooring SANTA MARGARITA

About Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower

The Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a traditional crossroads and meeting point in the city. The tower’s central location provides residents with easy access to major points of interest, including the nearby Mall at the World Trade Center and the Corniche, a waterfront promenade that runs along the coast. As part of the larger World Trade Center complex, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower is just one element of a 700,000-square-meter mixed-use development, which also includes an office building and a hotel. The site also includes a traditional souk, up to seven levels of retail in the podium, a green roof above the market, and a bridge system linking these areas together.

The tower is intended to fit within its desert context. A smooth, sleek, and reflective façade is designed to require minimal amounts of maintenance in such a dusty environment. Meanwhile, layers of internal shading control glare and unwanted heat gain. The exterior envelope of the tower undulates in waves as it wraps around the core. This glass cladding creates a mirage effect that alludes to its geographic context. The billowing design generates unique floor plans that deviate widely from those found in a typical tall building, resulting in an assortment of multiform spaces.

A number of design elements have been integrated into the building in order to increase its energy efficiency, including solar collectors and a ventilated three-skin façade. Additionally, local building materials were used wherever possible during construction to reduce the economic and environmental costs of transporting imported materials.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
22-26 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV