Nation Towers Residential Lofts

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Height: Occupied
241 m / 791 ft
Height: To Tip
268 m / 879 ft
Height: Architectural
268 m / 879 ft
Nation Towers Residential Lofts Outline
Height: Helipad
254 m / 833 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
5 m/s
Tower GFA
74,545 m² / 802,396 ft²
Development GFA
311,846 m² / 3,356,682 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Nation Towers Residential Lofts
Name of Complex Nation Towers
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi
Street Address & Map Corniche Street West
Postal Code 60476
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Nation Towers
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #344 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #64 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #54 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #9 Tallest in Abu Dhabi

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer International Capital Trading
Design WZMH Architects
Architect of Record KEO International Consultants
Structural Engineer
Design KEO International Consultants
MEP Engineer
Design KEO International Consultants
Project Manager Hill International
Main Contractor Arabtec
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator Hitachi, Ltd.
• Foundation Equipment BAUER Group
• Plumbing Studor Limited
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About Nation Towers Residential Lofts

Sited on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, the Nation Towers complex is a mixed-use development that takes advantage of its location to provide an array of amenities in a striking setting. Tower 1 is entirely residential, comprising apartments and two-story lofts. Tower 2 houses office spaces on the lower floors and the St. Regis luxury hotel above them. The towers are connected at the 48th floor with a skybridge housing a large presidential suite for the St. Regis Hotel.

The complex includes a variety of amenities, including retail and entertainment facilities, as well as access to the nearby beaches. The towers were oriented to take advantage of views while also minimizing solar exposure. The podium houses retail and office spaces, and the roof has a spa and pool deck as well as planted areas which offer views of the surrounding water.

To minimize environmental impact, several sustainable features were incorporated: for example, zero-potable water irrigation; low-flow plumbing fixtures; and energy-efficient lighting.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

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