Central Park Corniche Circle Competition
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- ICT – International Capital Trading LLC
Winner of a 2009 international design competition, the vision for this 40-storey mixed-use tower in Abu Dhabi proposes a forward-looking, sustainable building deeply rooted in its physical and cultural context. The concept was driven by the site, at the nexus of city, park and the waters of the Gulf. The plan for the tower takes the form of a partial ellipse, rotated so its long axis runs in an east-west direction to minimize east-west solar exposure and optimize northern exposure, both for environmental sustainability and to take advantage of the spectacular views of the Gulf. Exclusive residences and a sky garden occupy the upper floors of the tower, with office space below and a stylish restaurant and retail showroom in the podium base.