- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- International Capital Trading (ICT)
- Associate Architect:
- KEO International Consultants
Winner of an international design competition, this mixed-use hotel complex is located on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. The sculptural forms of the 52 and 64-storey towers, and the undulating roofs of the base pavilions, use the evocative imagery of waves, sand and water to create a powerful architectural statement, establishing the Nation Towersas a premier retail, residential and hospitality address in Abu Dhabi and the entire Gulf region.
The orientation of the towers on this prime peninsula optimizes views of the water and the city. The complex is connected to the beach, the hotel’s beach club and pool pavilion across the Corniche by way of a tunnel that passes under the wide waterfront boulevard. Lush landscaping unifies the grounds and creates the feeling of a luxury beach club.
The complex includes the St. Regis, a five-star, 350-room luxury hotel. A bridge connects the towers at a height of 202 metres, where the world’s highest interconnecting presidential suite is housed on the 49th floor. The taller tower contains two-storey loft apartments and serviced apartments, while the 52-storey tower houses the hotel at the top above several office floors, with each element enjoying its own access while sharing support services. The complex also includes luxury retail space in the podium.