The new headquarters for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) symbolizes the company’s importance in the development of the United Arab Emirates.
Located on one of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban sites, the 75-story tower creates a new city landmark while articulating ADNOC’s role as one of the world’s most dynamic, influential petroleum companies.
The elegant, minimalistic design of the building expresses stability, strength and seriousness of purpose. Combining majestic spaces and high-quality materials, the design maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf through careful massing of the tower and placement of the surrounding courts, plazas and landscape. To maximize flexibility, offices are organized with a modular approach that is interchangeable and repeatable.
The tower’s north-south orientation minimizes the ground-level footprint, leaving ample room for landscaped amenity space. The north side of the tower is fully glazed to offer Gulf views and take advantage of limited direct sunlight. The south side, where sunlight is stronger, incorporates fritted glass and sun shades.
Extending south of the tower structure, the three-level rectangular podium houses employee service retail space, the service loading area, a heritage museum, and the main lobby and circulation space. The roof of the rectangular podium extends south across the access road to connect to a new mosque.