Aldar HQ Building, Abu Dhabi

(4.1/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
The Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. It is located in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi (emirate), United Arab Emirates.The distinctive building was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by The Building Exchange (BEX) Conference held in Spain. The shape of this building is achieved through the use of structural diagrid, a diagonal grid of steel.The building features the following elevators:12 passenger elevators2 service elevators3 mono space elevators1 circular hydraulic lift2 dumbwaitersUse of the golden ratioThe extent that the circle is embedded in the ground was designed around the golden ratio.
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  • Building with an original design, but like everything in U.A.E.. Can people do nicely. Many call this "coin". As for me so more like disappointed flying saucer)))
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  • After watching a documentary about this building in youtube, I wanted to go see it first hand. It is not easily accessible; there is some construction going on in front of it so you have to get a pass...  more »
  • This is an office building and has limited access. Coffee shop on the ground floor if you want to have a coffee. Valet parking.