Topic: Abu Dhabi

HOK-designed Yas Bay Arena wins Sustainable Building Design of the Year at MENA Green Building Awards 2018

Multipurpose venue Yas Bay Arena, designed by global architecture firm HOK, has receieved the Sustainable Building of the Year accolade at the MENA Green Building Awads 2018, whicb is endorsed by the Green Building Councils network. The project is an integral part of … More

New video reveals first look at Dubai-Abu Dhabi Hyperloop commute

A new video shared by Dubai Media Office’s Twitter account reveals what a 12-minute Hyperloop journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi will look like. The video shows a Hyperloop passenger pod, set inside a white spaceship-like capsule. During UAE Innovation Month in February, Virgin … More

Report says affordable housing makes up over 15% of total market in Abu Dhabi

The supply of affordable homes in Abu Dhabi has more than doubled over the past four years as demand has soared, according to a new study. Colliers International’s report – first issued in 2014 – said the UAE capital has witnessed significant regulatory … More

CEBRA designs preservation masterplan for Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi

Multidisciplinary architecture office CEBRA has been commissioned to develop a masterplan that preserves Abu Dhabi’s oldest building, the Qasr Al Hosn Fort, in addition to redeveloping its surrounding urban landscape. Located on a 400 x 400m site, the Qasr Al Hosn Fort was … More

Louvre Abu Dhabi appoints Dr. Souraya Noujaim as Scientific, Curitorial & Collections management director

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Dr. Souraya Noujaim as its first Scientific, Curitorial and Collections management director. Over the past four years, Dr. Noujaim has been mostly based in Abu Dhabi, working on the  Louvre Abu Dhabi project as Curator for Islamic Art at … More

A monumental art work will be the main feature of the late Sheikh Zayed’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi

The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent national tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will be inaugurated on Monday, in an official ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Arabian Business reported. The Founder’s Memorial will be inaugurated through the unveiling of the monumental … More

Iraqi architects convene in Abu Dhabi for reunion

Iraqi architects recently gathered in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a reunion organised by Ban Damlouji, Gulizar Jonian, Uns Al-Shabib and Tarik Al-Ani. Attracting industry professionals like Dewan’s founder Mohamed Al-Assam, Noor Makkiya and Raya Ani, among many others, the recent reunion was the organisers’ … More

BAM International to complete work on Yas Arena project by November 2019

Dutch construction firm, BAM International, said on Monday that work has started on Yas Arena, which will be a 18,000-seater venue on Yas Island. The announcement follows the decision last month by UAE-based developer Miral Asset Management to appoint the company to deliver … More

The Louvre Abu Dhabi does not reflect a traditional Arab city, writes Palestinian architect Rasem Badran

Following a recent trip to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, renowned Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran wrote in a Facebook post that the museum’s architecture does not reflect the “traditional architectural texture of Arab cities.” “[It is] an attractive outside space in midday [with the] … More

Over 1000 buildings have been constructed in Q3 in Abu Dhabi

A total of 1,104 buildings were completed in the third quarter of 2017, according to data from the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD). Arabiab Business reported that the total number of developments during the quarter were a 16.7 percent increase from the … More

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