ADNOC Headquarters

Abu Dhabi UAE

Project Description

The headquarters for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is prominently located along the Corniche, the city’s waterfront boardwalk, ushering in a transformation of the company’s workplace. The 75-story building houses multiple Directorates in a flexible, open-plan configuration for general staff and glass or wood veneer modular walls for senior managers and directors. The typical floor layout zones offices to the north side of the building taking advantage of the daylight and of the spectacular views to the sea. Conference rooms, lift lobbies and restrooms are zoned toward the south-facing façade which features a double glazed exterior skin, protecting the building occupants from harsh solar exposure.

In contrast with the company’s original 1970’s headquarters composed mostly of enclosed offices, the new interior office design promotes more collaboration and transparency for its new generation of employees. A universal plan module integrates exclusive grids for the metal ceiling suspension system, demountable walls, lighting, HVAC, audio-visual and fire suppression devices. This modularity in design allows ADNOC to reconfigure without much disruption to operations.