Aedas’ U-Bora Towers wins design excellence award

Aedas U-Bora Tower, Abu Dhabi.

Aedas has won a Commercial, Office & Retail Project award in the Built category for design excellence at this year’s Cityscape Abu Dhabi.

A ceremony was held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the fifth award won by this project designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas.

“We are very proud to receive this award; this project is a good example of how creativity can go beyond commercial objectives, exceeding the expectations of the client and the end user. We thank Cityscape for recognizing this achievement,” said Andrew Bromberg, executive director, Aedas.

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The U-bora Towers development in Dubai’s Business Bay was designed in response to the site conditions and was given equal attention to its three different uses – offices, residential and retail.

The office tower forms a sculptural element with planned twist at varying degrees and angles as it increases in height, re-orientating its faces to maximise views.

Mixed in with the office tower, through a 10,000m2 landscaped deck is the residential element, which stays low to maintain a suitable residential scale.

The building form of the residential element features a void puncturing through to create an urban gateway for the development.

Aedas provides consultancy services in architecture, interior design, masterplanning, landscape, urban design and building consultancy across 32 offices in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

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