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A Bold Landmark on Abu Dhabi's Skyline
2016

A Bold Landmark on Abu Dhabi's Skyline

The new headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) represents this state-owned institution as a pillar of the economy in the United Arab Emirates.

Contrasting with the many twisting, turning “shape” buildings in Abu Dhabi, HOK’s elegant, minimalist design stands out and expresses stability, strength and seriousness of purpose. Its elegantly simple silhouette embodies a “less is more” modernist philosophy while introducing a bold landmark to the city skyline.

The exterior frame of the 75-story tower is clad in granite to convey a sense of permanence. The sides rise to an architrave free of the building mass, creating the image of a monumental arch rising next to the Arabian Gulf.  The tower’s simple, classic form serves as a recognizable focal point for people traveling to and from the city.