Mohammed bin Rashid Tower was named as the region’s best tall building this year by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
The 88-floor, 381 metre-high tower was constructed as part of the new World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi complex, which was concluded in 2014. UK architects Foster + Partners designed the building.
It was marked as 2015 winner in the Middle East and Africa kind ahead of another Abu Dhabi building, the new Al Hilal Bank headquarters on Al Maryah Island.
The Abu Dhabi tower will currently vie with New York’s One World Trade Center, Singapore’s CapitaGreen and Milan’s Bosco Verticale tower complex when the group names its world winner in November.
Mohammed bin Rashid Tower is one of two that has been built as part of the 400,000 square metre World Trade Centre complex. It includes 474 apartments.
According to the awards jury chairman Wong Mun Summ of the Singapore-based Woha Architects, the regional winner that counts a stunning structure to the Abu Dhabi skyline, which can be recognized from fairly a distance.
Aldar chief development officer, Talal Al Dhiyebi, averred that he was delighted that the building had been distinguished. He added that the building was already 95% dwelt in less than a year after its inauguration, which he stated “the pent-up demand for finest quality living places in Abu Dhabi”.
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