Al Bahar Towers

Abu Dhabi
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

147 m / 482 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

145.1 m / 476 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

120 m / 394 ft
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

29
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

2
1 2 3 Al Bahar Tower 1 Outline
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Al Bahar Towers

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

City

Abu Dhabi

Function

office

# of Parking Spaces

884

Map of Buildings in Complex

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List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Al Bahar Tower 1
2012 145.1 m / 476 ft 29 composite office
1 Al Bahar Tower 2
2012 145.1 m / 476 ft 29 composite office

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Innovation Award 2012 Winner

2012 CTBUH Awards

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2012 Award of Excellence

2012 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Al Bahar Towers Chosen as Featured Building

1 January 2013 - Featured Building

Awards Symposium Puts Spotlight on Achievement, Future

19 October 2012 - Awards

Videos

18 October 2012

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...

Research

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...

18 October 2012

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

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

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,...

1 January 2013

Al Bahar Towers Chosen as Featured Building

In looking to innovate high-rise design, nature and culture are the most resilient sources of inspiration.

19 October 2012

Awards Symposium Puts Spotlight on Achievement, Future

2012 CTBUH tall building award winners, finalists and lifetime achievement award winners were not attending the annual symposium to talk about record heights and flashy designs.