The twin 29-storey Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi was named as 2nd World’s Best Tower in Architecture Awards second to Canada’s Marilyn Monroe Building who throne the title.
The headquarters of Abu Dhabi Investment Council received the highly regarded award for high-rise architecture because of its amazing design of exotic pineapple and honeycombs.
It has been known for its unusual covering of two thousand umbrella-like features that can be opened and closed to avoid the sunlight off the glass building while it moves through the sky and to also let the daylight in.
Emporis, a German-based high-rise data company Emporis hail the Aedis-designed office building which provides “a dynamic, translucent frontage that works by means of power generated photovoltaic panels which react to sunlight.”
Al Bahr Towers have been already showcased on “Innovative 20” list of buildings that “challenge the typology of tall buildings in the 21st century” by Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a Chicago-based Council.
The award title holder, the “Absolute World Towers” of Mississauga, Toronto Canada is locally known as the Marilyn Monroe building because of its curvaceous design.
Home to 20,000 Arabs, the towers were designed by the architectural practices Burka Architects and MAD.
The 3rd place goes to Burj Qatar in Doha, a 238-metre Ateliers Jean Nouvel-designed tower.
The Emporis Award is one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the world that features high-rise architecture. Nominees have been yearly evaluated by a panel of architects and other experts since 2000.
During the previous year, more than three hundred towers measuring at least 100 meters tall and completed were eligible for the competition.