Al Maryah Tower

Abu Dhabi
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

120 m / 394 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

120 m / 394 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

104 m / 341 ft
1 2 3 Al Maryah Tower Outline
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

24
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

9
Height 120.0 m / 394 ft
Floors 24
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Al Maryah Tower

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Al Hilal Bank Tower

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2015

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

United Arab Emirates

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Abu Dhabi

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Energy Label

Estidama 1 Pearl

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

120.0 m / 394 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
120.0 m / 394 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
104.0 m / 341 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

24

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

9

# of Parking Spaces
Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

1000

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

87,570 m² / 942,596 ft²

Construction Schedule
2012

Construction Start

2015

Completed

Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Geotechnical
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Elevator
Façade Maintenance Equipment
Formwork
Owner/Developer
Al Hilal Bank
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Al Fara`a General Contracting Co. LLC
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Acoustics
Shiner + Associates
Geotechnical
Landscape
Wolff Landscape Architecture
LEED
Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd
Lighting
One Lux Studio
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Elevator
Façade Maintenance Equipment
Formwork

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2015 Award of Excellence

2015 CTBUH Awards

Videos

09 March 2017 | Abu Dhabi

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About Al Maryah Tower

The Al Maryah Tower is a flagship commercial development for the Al Hilal banking network. It is located on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, situated at the midpoint between Abu Dhabi’s existing downtown district, Reem Island, and the new cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Al Maryah Island is a business, leisure, and entertainment hub designed to meet the city’s commercial and residential needs. This contemporary office tower is a key element for the district.

The project is well integrated into the city, with direct access to three primary island roads, and fulfills a need in the capital city for more office space. The scheme will be serviced by sophisticated transportation infrastructure, including a planned light rail station. The combination of the nearby P4 roadway and the corner articulation of the building anchor it to the site and give it a commanding sense of presence. The building’s design offers an original scheme shaped by a combination of the building’s function, site, and contextual influences. The tower’s composition features stacked boxes that are slightly offset from each other vertically so that it shifts in massing as it rises. Designed to set the building apart from other towers on Al Maryah Island while also providing efficient, column-free interior floor plates within, these forms derive their interest from a “push-and-pull” effect at the corners. In addition, the building’s façade changes composition at the created voids to accentuate this kinetic, shifted aesthetic.

The building incorporates a glass and steel curtain wall system which lends it a sleek, modern feel. Each façade includes exterior glass fins featuring a white ceramic frit pattern that provides texture. The fritted glass helps enhance the energy efficiency of the building by shading it from intense daylight while providing filtered light to the interior spaces. The façade has orange accents, which highlight the dynamic corners and call out the bank’s branding scheme. The trio of cubical masses rest upon a podium containing a retail banking facility as well as a dramatic three-story lobby to the north, with pedestrian arcades on the east and west sides. The glass curtain wall offers optimal transparency with floor-to-ceiling glass, creating a nearly seamless transition from the interior to the exterior of the structure. This experience is complemented by a plaza on the ground level. A landscaped park and reflecting pool along the building’s western elevation are intended to draw foot traffic to the main entryway and retail areas by creating an inviting, shaded urban space. Café seating for tenants and visitors helps to further energize this area.

Sustainable strategies include exterior shading, high performance glazing, and energy efficient components for lighting, heating, cooling, pumps, and fans, which all contribute to an energy savings of 12 percent. A comprehensive water strategy minimizes the project’s interior potable water consumption. Low-flow fixtures, metering faucets, and dual flush toilets are included for all common rest rooms. Condensate recovery is used to reduce water consumption for irrigation of the park. The site’s shrubs and trees have been selected based on minimal water requirements, and will provide additional shade. Extensive electrical metering provisions were installed at every level of energy distribution, accounting for all of the building’s electrical consumption and generation. All metering communicates with the Building Automation System, which identifies areas for further optimization.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2015 Award of Excellence

2015 CTBUH Awards

09 March 2017 | Abu Dhabi

Building Maintenance Units Reach Great Lengths at Hilal Bank, UAE

Al Hilal Bank is a progressive Islamic bank headquartered in Abu Dhabi. It is an architectural accomplishment quite different from other buildings in Abu Dhabi....

12 November 2015 | Abu Dhabi

2015 Awards - Session 1 Q&A

Hiroo Mori, Director & Executive VP, Mori Building, Philip Nikandrov, Chief Architect, Gorproject, James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, HSB...

12 November 2015 | Abu Dhabi

Interview: Al Hilal Bank Tower

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12 November 2015 | Abu Dhabi

Rethinking Office Space Through Creative Design: Al Hilal Bank Tower, Abu Dhabi

James Goettsch, CEO & Partner, Goettsch Partners, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium – Session 1 in a presentation entitled "Rethinking Office...