ADIA Health & Wellness

Location: Abu Dhabi, (UAE)
Scale: 2 Acres
Client: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Design Team: KPF + Buro Happold + iLAB + 40NORTH
Construction Cost: Confidential
Scope: Concept Design

This project was the one that got away. 40N was moving into design development drawings when unfortunately and regrettably the project stopped because of the death of the Chairman of the fund. This project’s scope was the development of the existing corporate gym for the fund into a new state-of-the-art spa for executives at the fund as well as visiting VIP guests. The renovation of the top floor of the parking garage included a new spa by Schletterer Spas of Austria, with treatments and treatment rooms for the spa specifically designed for corporate travelers and Emirati businessmen.

Our role in the project included all exterior spaces of the project, including a new rooftop VIP lounge above the existing gym swimming pool. Design detailing included working with the engineers to locate a new compact lift, the design of motorized retractable decorative shades made from perforated aluminum, and sculpture sculptural wire mesh panels over the existing mechanical equipment and communication yard on the roof of the space.

40NORTH had been working with the key decision makers at ADIA for several months when the project was halted altogether in 2010. This is one of those projects that sits idle in a drawer waiting to spring to life again someday.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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