From a poetic vision towards a programmed reality

Construction of a 6 meter large Light-Test Model of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi image © by Jens Kaestler All information courtesy of 1:One| Computational Geometry and Georg Ackermann GmbH;  please note individual credits for the images. 3 specialist companies collaborate for design and construction of a light-test model for the complex Louvre dome structure […]

Multi-purpose Arena by 3XN

Danish architect’s design of a powerful whirlwind is aimed to achieve LEED platinum All images and information courtesy of 3XN; © by 3XN 3XN design a multipurpose arena that blends functionality, flexibility and sustainability in one iconic structure The centrifugal power of the whirlwind is interpreted into this dynamic and vibrant Arena design, reflecting the […]

ADIC Towers Abu Dhabi designed by Aedas

Winning competition entry for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council All images, plans and information courtesy of Aedas; Images and plans © by Aedas Sustainable design derived from regional building tradition Aedas has won an international competition to design a landmark development for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). The project will transform a total site […]

Empire Tower by Aedas

Awarded “Best High-Rise Architecture” in 2008 at the CNBC Arabian Property Awards we take a closer look at Aedas’ Abu Dhabi Project All images, plans and text “Empire Tower” courtesy of Aedas, images and plans © by Aedas. Global design firm Aedas allow us to have a closer look at their Empire Tower project in […]

Masdar Plaza Abu Dhabi by Lava

Close up Umbrellas, photo credit: LAVA Masdar Plaza, Oasis of the Future LAVA have provided us with this information on their prestigious project in Masdar – the new master-planned CO2 neutral district in Abu Dhabi. All images and information courtesy of LAVA. Please note the individual credits to the images. Copyright by desMena

The Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi by Zaha Hadid

All images and infromation courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects. Copyright by desMena. In addition to our initial post presenting model images from the Saadiyat Island exhibition we are now able to provide you with the architect’s material on the project.

The Gate, Abu Dhabi by Arquitectonica

All images and information courtesy of Arquitectonica. Copyright by desMena. The gate is a residential development designed by Arquitectonica for Abu Dhabi’s new district emerging on Reem Island just next to the current city centre.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Headquarters by KPF

Photo by H.G. Esch All images, drawings and information courtesy of KPF.  Please note individual credits on the images. Copyright by desMena. Kohn Pedersen Fox have provided us with some information on their project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry

Photos/Text by Stephan Luecke. Copyright by desMena. Frank Gehry‘s design for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island – the “Island of Happiness”. Frank Gehry is designing the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – a contemporary art museum, which will be the only one of its kind in the Middle East. Gehry’s concept for the Guggenheim Abu […]

Maritime Museum Abu Dhabi by Tadao Ando

All Images and Text by Stephan Luecke. Copyright by desMena. The new Maritime Museum for the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi by Tadao Ando. Just off the coast of Abu Dhabi City located on nearby Saadiyat Island the new Cultural District will be home to a group of museums and pavilions with Tadao […]