National Bank of Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates
Client | National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Size | 60,000 sqm
- – Building Physics Analysis
- – Thermal Façade Design
- – Sun Path and Daylight Analysis
- – ASHRAE Modelling
This project is the design of a new headquarters building for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is a stellar example of the work I have conducted in the Middle East.
I modelled the building for ASHRAE compliance to satisfy Estidama requirements (the Abu Dhabi equivalent of BREEAM/LEED). I also conducted bespoke parametric modelling exercises to optimise the shading regime, given the near overhead sun-path at the location, whilst preserving the desired verticality in the design of the building.