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Official Name Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid
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
Postal Code 51133
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2014
Official Website Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower
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Global Ranking #29 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #7 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #5 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Abu Dhabi

Companies Involved

Developer Aldar Properties
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 MovvéO Ltd.
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Yuanda
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Manntech
• Hardware Securistyle

About Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

The Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid 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 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

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

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

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

Global News

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi 90 Percent Leased
18 Feb 2015 – A developer has announced that leasing in Burj…

Construction Completed on Abu Dhabi's WTC Residences
30 Jul 2014 – Construction on the World Trade Center Residences…


2015 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – Chair: Antony Wood, CTBUH

A Landmark in the Heart of the City: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi
12 Nov 2015 – Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

Interview: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid
12 Nov 2015 – Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; & Robert Halvorson, Halvorson and Partners

Research Papers

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

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

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