Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE by WATG
Description by WATG :
The design challenge was to create the finest example of a grand civic building in the United Arab Emirates that would be both culturally sensitive to the styles and traditions of Abu Dhabi, and a conference hotel of the highest quality ever built. Built in the style of a majestic palace rising from the sand, an elaborate and luxurious design combines a conference centre, guest palace and two luxury Kempinksi hotel wings. Modern techniques of etching and casting allowed traditional patterns to become an integral component of the facade design. Traditional materials and motifs were blended with the latest technology. The building’s exterior of marble, granite and stone includes self-cleaning coated glass spandrels and balcony fronts.