June 24, 2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners and finalists of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of the 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards. DeSimone’s Al Maryah Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE was selected as a finalist in the Middle East category.
The Al Maryah Tower’s composition features stacked boxes, slightly offset from each other vertically. The building incorporates a glass and steel curtain wall system that offers optimum transparency with floor-to-ceiling glass, creating a nearly seamless transition from the interior to exterior of the building. Each façade has exterior glass fins with a white ceramic frit pattern that adds texture. The fins’ fritted glass enhances the façade’s energy efficiency by shading it from intense sunlight, while providing even, filtered light to the interior.
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