Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority HQ

The brief: ‘’Create a workplace that is unmistakeably home to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority, Guardian of Culture and Heritage in the UAE, in a unique, contemporary way whilst understanding, and translating, all that the organisation holds dear’’.

All materials, finishes and fixtures have been meticulously selected to portray the indigenous building blocks used through the ages of the region. From the woven carpet which depicts national sea grass mats painstakingly woven by Bedouin, the pearl adorned columns inspired by the art of pearl diving, the stone cladding, the timber panel curtains, even the selection of task chairs where they represent the fishing nets thrown from dhows to harvest the morning catch.

  • 14 Floors / 220,000 sq ft
  • ISG
  • Bluehaus