Abu Dhabi National Oil CompanyAbu Dhabi, UAE
YAMASAKI provided design development and construction drawings for the shell and core and programming and schematic design of the interior for ADNOC’s new Headquarters Building. The landmark building symbolizes ADNOC’s leadership role in the oil and gas industry. The dynamic 69-story structure is a testament to ADNOC’s commitment to the environment and sustainability as it was designed for and achieved a LEED Gold certification.
ADNOC’s site is one of the most prominent sites in Abu Dhabi. The proximity to the Emirates Palace Hotel complex adds to the exclusivity of the project site and provides viewing opportunities for VIP patrons of the hotel.
The main tower is comprised of a solid frame where mechanical cores are located with a monolithic glass tower inside. The solid frame’s mechanical cores are meant to aid in blocking the harsh Western and Eastern sun exposure enabling office layout flexibility. The south double skin façade utilizes photo voltaic glazing while the north skin façade Is formed by special elements that help to characterize the building as a high-tech architectural structure. The office space is primarily located along the Northern perimeter. This accommodates waterfront views for the larger portion of the office space while creating an overall openness.