Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Client: Abu Dhabi’s Federal National Council
The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, between the desert and the Arabian Gulf. The skyline, built over the past few years, shows almost regular building height, contrasting with the Presidential Palace and the Emirates Palace Hotel, both laid horizontally. The new Parliament building will be surrounded by high rise buildings, with the exception of the area that marks an urban continuity alongside the Corniche towards the Presidential Palace.
A landmark building, the Federal National Council makes a statement as a democratic forum, expressing the envisioned future of the Emirates.
The scheme by RBTA is inspired in...