The new headquarters for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company symbolizes the company’s importance in the development of the United Arab Emirates.
Located on one of Abu Dhabi’s most prominent urban sites, the tower will create a new city landmark while articulating ADNOC’s role as one of the world’s most dynamic, influential petroleum companies. The proximity of the Emirates Palace Hotel adds to the site’s exclusivity, with the tower serving as the primary view for VIPs and patrons at the Emirates Palace complex.
The structure’s design maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf and takes advantage of the site’s prime location through careful massing of the tower and placement of the surrounding courts, plazas and landscape.
HOK’s design combines majestic spaces and high-quality materials. To maximize flexibility, offices are organized with a modular approach that is interchangeable and repeatable.
The tower’s north-south orientation minimizes the ground-level footprint, leaving ample room for landscaped amenity space. A rectilinear podium extends from the base of the tower. A curvilinear auditorium adjacent to the tower acts as a contrasting sculptural element.
Extending south of the tower structure, the three-level rectangular podium houses employee service retail space, the service loading area, a heritage museum, and the main lobby and circulation space. The roof of the rectangular podium extends south across the access road to connect to a new mosque.