Entrant: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Project owner: Al-Hilal Bank
EPC contractor: Al-Faraa
Consultants: ESD (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and Langan (Geotechnical)
Architect: Goettsch Partners International
Financier: Al-Hilal Bank
Situated on a partially reclaimed island, the 34-storey Al-Maryah Tower offers class A office space. It stakes its claim as the first private development on Al-Maryah Island and one of Abu Dhabis deepest excavated sites (66 feet deep).
The towers design provides column-free interiors and generous cantilever spans, made possible by post-tensioned concrete. The building was designed to meet the requirements of Estidamas One-Pearl rating.
Al-Maryah Towers composition features stacked boxes, slightly offset from each other vertically. The facade has orange accents, displaying the owners (Al-Hilal Banks) branding.
The building incorporates a glass and steel curtain wall system that offers optimum transparency with floor-to-ceiling glass, creating a nearly seamless transition from the interior to the exterior of the building.
Each facade has exterior glass fins with a white ceramic frit pattern that adds texture.
The fins fritted glass enhances the facades energy efficiency by shading it from intense sunlight, while providing filtered light to the interior.
The entire team was honoured to be recognised by MEED for the outstanding work achieved during the design and construction of the towers, says a spokesperson for DeSimone Consulting Engineers. We pride ourselves on quality of design and it feels great that other industry experts can see the quality of our work and chose this project to represent the UAE.