Al Bahar Tower 巴哈爾塔
Council Investment Abu Dhabi
Top Floor Height
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Official Name Al Bahar Tower 1
Name of Complex Al Bahar Towers
Other Names ADIC Headquarters Tower 1, Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Country United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi
Street Address & Map Eastern Ring Road
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Construction Start 2009
Owner/Developer Abu Dhabi Investment Council
• Design Aedas UK
• Architect of Record Diar Consult
• Design Arup
• Design Arup
Project Manager Mace Limited
Main Contractor Al-Futtaim Carillion
• Cost AECOM; alinea Consulting
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
• Sealants Sika Services AG
正式名稱Al Bahar Tower 1
業主/開發商Abu Dhabi Investment Council
•密封劑Sika Services AG
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The study Aedas was appointed to design the new headquarters of the Board of Investment of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Investment Council) following an international competition. The two office towers of 25 floors have a capacity for 1,000 to 1,100 employees each. The design concept is both culturally and environmentally appropriate and meets the aspirations of the 2030 Development Plan for Abu Dhabi recently published.
In search of innovative designs for skyscrapers, nature and culture are the most persistent sources of inspiration. Towers Al Bahar have two of these sources in the implementation of advanced detection system was designed to integrate the building with its cultural context and respond directly to the needs of the region’s climate: how to “mashrabiya” screens, anchored in the Islamic architectural tradition of the Middle East and the dynamic movement of each of the individual units that recalls the response of native plants. The use of highly developed modern technological methods facilitated this approach, through the use of parametric modeling and algorithmic. The design concept was refined by computer programs without sacrificing the ideals of the project. Eventually, Creed is a new paradigm in the innovative design of tall buildings.
The tradition of this type of building in the Middle East is based on the designs, usually from North America, which often deal with the radical difference in climate. Many existing towers are mainly based on the curtain wall systems, high-performance reflection used tinted windows. While this may provide acceptable results, usually provides poor external views, lack of optimal natural light and introduces excessive shine outward. Alternatively, shading fixed devices have been used in some applications with positive effects, but only are optimized for a condition and therefore may not provide ideal results. The “mashrabiya” in Al Bahar Towers has a number of components transparent umbrella that open and close in response to the sun’s path. Each of the two towers comprising more than 1,000 individual sunscreens are controlled via the building management system, creating a smart facade.
Towers Al Bahar with its 25 floors are located at the eastern entrance at the intersection of Al Saada and Al Salam Street, in the city of Abu Dhabi. Mercury can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer in the largest city and capital of the United Arab Emirates but Aedas Architects, in collaboration with Arup Engineers, created an incredible facade that honors the traditional Arab architecture and design. The geometric patterns that make up this gigantic display includes over 1,000 mobile elements that contract and expand during the day, depending on the position of the sun, similar to Arab World Institute of Jean Nouvel to Paris.
The façade system defies the typical typology of skyscrapers in the area, suggesting a more agile and dynamic solutions to the climate. Towers Al Bahar seek to provide a contextual and culturally sensitive design while utilizing modern technology to meet the highest standards of efficiency.
Masharabiya shading system based on traditional Arab latticework, is one of the main concepts that led to the firm Aedas to win the tender for the construction of the towers that would ADIC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Powered by computational design team, the work of architects and engineers was to find a parametric description for the geometry of the movable panels on the facade and simulate its operation in response to sun exposure and the conse
Aedas的研究被任命為在阿布扎比投資委員會（Abu Dhabi Investment Council）的國際競爭之後設計新的投資局總部。兩座25層的辦公大樓可容納1000至1100名員工。設計理念既符合文化和環境要求，又符合最近出版的“2030年阿布扎比發展計劃”的願望。
中東這種建築的傳統是基於北美的設計，這些設計通常涉及氣候的根本區別。現有的許多塔樓主要是基於幕牆系統，高性能的反射使用著色的窗戶。雖然這可能會提供可以接受的結果，但通常會提供較差的外部視野，缺乏最佳的自然光線並引入過多的光線。另外，陰影固定裝置已經在一些具有積極作用的應用中使用，但是僅針對某種情況進行了優化，因此可能不能提供理想的結果。 Al Bahar Towers的“mashrabiya”有許多組件透明的雨傘，響應太陽的路徑而開啟和關閉。每個由1000多個獨立防曬霜組成的塔樓都通過建築管理系統進行控制，創造了一個智能的外觀。
Al Bahar塔樓共25層，位於阿布扎比市Al Saada街和Al Salam街交叉口的東部入口處。夏季，在阿聯酋最大的城市和首都，水星可以達到華氏120度，但Aedas建築師與奧雅納工程師協作，創造了一個令人難以置信的外觀，尊重傳統的阿拉伯建築和設計。構成這個巨大展示的幾何圖案包括1000多個移動元素，這些元素在白天的合約和擴展取決於太陽的位置，類似於Jean Nouvel的阿拉伯世界研究所到巴黎。
AL BAHAR TOWERS – ABU DHABI
Aedas was appointed to design the new Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters following an invited international competition. The 25-storey twin office towers in the United Arab Emirates will each accommodate between 1,000 and 1,100 employees. The design concept is both culturally and environmentally appropriate and complies with the aspirations of the recently published 2030 Abu Dhabi Development Plan.
Aedas被任命為應邀參加國際比賽設計新的阿布扎比投資委員會總部。 阿拉伯聯合酋長國25層的雙層辦公大樓每層將容納1000至1100名員工。 設計理念在文化和環境方面都是合適的，符合最近出版的“2030年阿布扎比發展計劃”的願望。
While many buildings in the Middle East have attempted to deal with the consistent issue of solar gain in such a hot, arid climate, Al Bahar Towers has taken a dramatic approach to addressing the issue. The towers themselves are simply clad curtain wall buildings, but instead of relying on tinted or highly reflective glazing to mitigate solar effects, they utilize an intricate and dynamic external shading system referred to as the “mashrabiya.”
In designing the two towers, the approach considered the renewed interest in energy efficiency in Abu Dhabi, as well as the desire to use modern technology to meet their goals. A circular form was proposed for its efficiency of wall-to-floor area and reduced amount of surface area, which was then refined iteratively to get the final form. The towers taper at the top and bottom and widen toward the middle, and was generated from a pre-rationalized geometry derived from the Islamic composition. This process was undertaken by means of parametric and algorithmic computer studies.
To fully combat the effects of solar glare and heat gain, the team looked for a method to shield the glazed towers in a unique and creative way. By studying the traditional and vernacular architecture of the area, the “mashrabiya,” a wooden lattice screen used predominantly in Islamic architecture, became the inspiration for the towers’ active skin.
The façade’s moveable components are semi-transparent PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) panels, which are combined in arrays much like umbrellas. Each array opens and closes in direct reaction to the sun’s position, allowing indirect sunlight to enter the building while blocking the strongest rays to prevent glare and heat gain. While the system improves the comfort and light in the spaces inside, it also reduces the need for artificial lighting and overall cooling loads. This innovative external shading system is also being recognized as the inaugural winner of the CTBUH “Innovation” award.
Internal sky gardens exist along the southern façade of the building which, in addition to the exterior shading, help alleviate the effects of solar exposure. These areas also serve as an amenity to users, who utilize the spaces for meetings or breaks.
The façade system challenges the typical high-rise typology of the area, suggesting that more responsive and dynamic solutions to climactic conditions are more appropriate than attempting to statically handle them through designs based on non-regional traditions. Al Bahar Towers seeks to provide both a contextual and culturally sensitive design while also utilizing modern technology to meet higher standards of efficiency.
The podium accommodates a range of shared facilities including prayer rooms, restaurants, and an auditorium, while enabling segregated access to be achieved for various categories of users including members of the public, staff, and VIPs who are provided with discreet access from the upper landscaped deck. There are two levels of basement parking and a mezzanine area is provided within the podium as a meeting point for staff.
The design of Al Bahar Towers may also be seen as a response to a number of other initiatives that were being launched within the Emirate at the time of their conception, including publication of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan, comprising a comprehensive development framework based upon the principles of cultural and environmental responsibility, together with development of the Estidama environmental management standard and promotion of the Masdar initiative on renewable energy.
Al Bahar Tower 1
Awards Symposium Puts Spotlight on Achievement, Future
19 Oct 2012 – Awards Event Report
Innovation Award 2012 Winner
CTBUH Awards 2012
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2012 Finalist
CTBUH Awards 2012
Best Tall Building Innovation Award: Al Bahar: Innovating the Intelligent Skin
Interview: Al Bahar Towers
18 Oct 2012 – Peter Oborn, Aedas
Dynamic Facades and Parametrics: Creating a New Vernacular?
SKETCHUP ADVANCED – PROYECTO 35 AL BAHAR TOWERS
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