The building boom in the capital of the United Arab Emirates rivals that of Dubai. But Abu Dhabi hopes to distinguish itself with ambitious green architecture
In recent weeks, the rivalry between neighboring United Arab Emirates Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been heating up on a world stage—most notably with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s purchase of a $7.5 billion stake in Citigroup (C) (BusinessWeek.com, 11/27/07), which came on the heels of Dubai’s investment in Sony (SNE) in late November.
Abu Dhabi Builds Its Architectural Cred– Business Week – Reena Jana
An international conference here on wadi hydrology has urged decision makers in the Arab countries to take into consideration the risks of flooding during urban planning. It also called for a ‘deeper understanding’ of the hydrology of wadis, developing an early warning system in the areas with arid and semi-arid climate and draw up a comprehensive management plan for water resources to achieve sustainable development in the Arab world.
Khaleej Times Online – Look at risks of flooding during urban planning.
SEBA Real Estate unveiled one of its spectacular developments “SEBA Tower”, an architectural marvel that will enhance the skyline of the capital and set the bar for innovative urban design.
The AED 600 million mixed-use tower is strategically located in the city’s most prestigious address. Over 262,000 square feet of office and retail space and 316 luxurious residential apartments will be ready for rent by mid 2010. The unique design of this 50 stories silhouette will be visible from miles around.
SEBA Real Estate announces the innovative design of SEBA Tower – SEBA Real Estate.
Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company has been persuaded to relocate the site of a metro station which they had planned to build directly in front of the City Theater Complex.
The construction of the station began last Wednesday night and experts said that the outlook of the complex, which is Tehran’s most important theater venue, would be threatened if the project were to be completed.
Tehran’s City Theater Complex wins battle to move metro station site.
Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, India, while also strengthening its resources in the United States. The new studio will be housed in Burt Hill’s Pittsburgh office and increase its current Pittsburgh-based team in the upcoming year.
Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio.