M+N Architecture

New Amenity Centre

Zirku Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Client: confidential
Performed services: concept design
In collaboration with: Altorath Engineering Consultants
Status: ongoing

The design of the amenity centre takes as a reference the typical oil and gas
structures, with their intrinsic engineering complexity as well as engineering beauty.
The challenge was to take the truss beam and elevate it
to a high architectural value, making it become a real icon of the project
and exposing it to the view and to the understanding of the viewer.
This truss element gives rhythm to the facades, articulating
the elevations with solid and transparent cladding.