CTBUH Silver Member

Abu Dhabi Investment Council

About

Member Since: 2018

Member Offices: Abu Dhabi

Website: https://www.adcouncil.ae/

Fields of Expertise

Owner (Buildings, Land)

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2018

Member Offices

  • Abu Dhabi

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Chrysler Building

318.9 m / 1,046 ft

2

Al Bahar Tower 1

145.1 m / 476 ft

3

Al Bahar Tower 2

145.1 m / 476 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

16 September 2014

Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture

Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural...

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Research

25 April 2019

What Makes for Tall Building Innovation?

In this paper, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat seeks to define “innovation” in terms of the potentially transformative technologies and practices for...

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Global News

28 May 2020

A New York City Art Deco Staple is Getting A New Observation Deck

It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Chrysler Building

New York City

319 m

1,046 ft

2

Al Bahar Tower 1

Abu Dhabi

145 m

476 ft

2

Al Bahar Tower 2

Abu Dhabi

145 m

476 ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

36 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (100%), 3 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite (67%), 2 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 3 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 3 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 3 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

16 September 2014 | Shanghai

Stainless Steel Claddings for High-Rise Architecture

Especially during the last 20 years stainless steel has become an approved and much valued cladding material for sophisticated architecture. Starting with the first architectural...

18 October 2012 | Chicago

Best Tall Building Innovation Award: Al Bahar: Innovating the Intelligent Skin

Al Bahar Towers’ innovative dynamic façade opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, creating a more comfortable internal environment for occupants...

18 October 2012 | Chicago

Interview: Al Bahar Towers

As the inaugural winner of the Innovation Award, Peter Chipchase & Peter Oborn discuss the highly technical aspects of the Al Bahar Towers' dynamic shading...

05 February 2010 | Mumbai

Dynamic Facades and Parametrics: Creating a New Vernacular?

Aedas presents their competition winning proposals for a new headquarters building for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. The concept is derived from an algorithmic composition,...

25 April 2019

What Makes for Tall Building Innovation?

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

In this paper, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat seeks to define “innovation” in terms of the potentially transformative technologies and practices for...

01 March 2018

Designing the High-Rise Building from the Inside/Out

Timothy Johnson & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

For over 100 years, the tall building has largely advanced in technological innovation; however very little has been done in the terms of understanding the...

26 October 2015

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.”...

12 June 2008

The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future

CTBUH Research

Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have...

28 May 2020

A New York City Art Deco Staple is Getting A New Observation Deck

It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)...