Empire Tower, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Concept, Schematic and detailed design of 1B+G+60 floors concrete residential tower in Reem Island Abu Dhabi. The design standardizes the units to accommodate the client request but manipulates the section to develop a very dynamic solution, which holds its own amidst the visual clutter of its neighbours. The stability of the tower is achieved by the combined actions of the concrete frames and concrete core walls. Inclined columns were tied in orthogonal directions to resist lateral push and pull due to gravity forces.
  • Role: Lead structural engineer while working for Whitby and Bird
  • Architect Architect: Aedas/U+A
  • Category: Tall Buildings