Abu Dhabi Investment Authority HQ

This 1,287,645 sq. ft. (119,626 m2) waterfront corporate headquarters, completed in 2005,  is located on Abu Dhabi’s heavily planted, lush Corniche and includes two (2) slim profiled high rise towers—one 38-stories and the other 33-stories.  The office wing to the north follows the city’s rigid, urban grid, while the wing to the south appears to open like a book, creating a space that looks out toward the sea.  There is also a courtyard, with a vertical atrium garden that becomes a extension of the green parkway.

VDA provided services through the construction document phase for nine (9) gearless passenger elevators, a goods lift,  a gearless passenger/service elevators, and three (3) additional elevators to serve the health club and parking garage.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


1.2 Million sf

Project Type

Featured Projects, International, Offices

Equipment Type



Abu Dhabi, UAE

Completion Year