This important project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi involved a collaboration with the London office of KPF to redesign and rebrand the outdoor environment for the headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. The original building was designed by KPF in 1998, and there were functional and aesthetic based changes that were needed. One of the factors involved was the tremendous wind that is generated from the corniche against the facade of the buildings from the prevailing winds in summer. In our design a combination of overhead and vertical screens, and undulating landscape, combined to produce a much needed buffer from the sun and wind. 40NORTH worked with engineers in Fluid Dynamics at the London office of Buro Happold to model the pedestrian corridors to the front door and arrival to ADIA.
40NORTH was involved in the redesign of all exterior site work and site elements for the headquarters along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, including a rooftop pool and amenity area for Executives and guests to ADIA.
40NORTH provided conceptual and schematic design documents for the project.