The headquarters of Etisalat, the United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Company, is situated on a major corner site on Airport Road linking Abu Dhabi downtown and the international airport.
A cylindrical shape with a quarter circle base clad in green glass houses the open offices while a triangular based volume clad in pink granite hides the services and vertical circulation, a major multi storey hall at street level provides clients reception area. A symbol of Etisalat, the different antennas are located in a sphere at the top of the building an adjacent structure incorporates the car parking and at the top a telecommunication museum and multipurpose hall.
LOCATION: Abu Dhabi, UAE
AWARDS: 1st Prize International Design Competition
AREA: 60.000 m2
STATUS: Completed 2001
DESIGN ARCHITECT: Carlos Ott
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Shankland Cox Ltd