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Height: Architectural 155 m / 509 ft
Height: Occupied 145 m / 476 ft
Height: To Tip 155 m / 509 ft
Floors Above Ground 37
Floors Below Ground 2
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Development GFA 529,400 m² / 5,698,414 ft²

Facts

Official Name Al Khatem Tower
Name of Complex Sowwah Square
Other Names Sowwah Square Tower 4
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi
Street Address & Map Al Maryah Island
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Official Website Sowwah Square
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #229 Tallest in Middle East
City Ranking #26 Tallest in Abu Dhabi

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure
Architect
Design Goettsch Partners
Architect of Record Serex International
Structural Engineer
Design Oger International
Engineer of Record Serex International
Peer Review Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Oger International
Peer Review Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Main Contractor Oger Abu Dhabi

About Al Khatem Tower

Sowwah Square is a major new commercial development on Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island. The city's new urban framework plan, entitled Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, has designated the previously undeveloped island and the adjacent edges of Mina Zayed and Reem Island as the city's new Central Business District. The project totals over 290,000 square meters of office space and features the iconic new headquarters building for the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, surrounded by four office towers, all overlooking the water. In addition, the project integrates two levels of retail and two parking structures. A generous landscaped plaza connects the four buildings and the exchange. See Project Case Study

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Representatives Accompany Saudi Visit to Qatar, UAE
Oct 2014 – Tour Report

Videos

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Sowwah Square: A New Environmental Paradigm for the Middle East
6 Nov 2013 – James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Dinner
6 Nov 2013 – Dinner 2013

Interview: Sowwah Square
6 Nov 2013 – James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners

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Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Sowwah Square: A New Environmental Paradigm for the Middle East
6 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
Sowwah Square is consciously sustainable and warmly inviting. Its clear massing and organization helps ensure that the design will not appear dated and will continue to…
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Dinner
6 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2013
The 12th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 2013 "Best Tall…
Interview: Sowwah Square
6 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; James Goettsch, Goettsch Partners
James Goettsch discusses Sowwah Square, the Best Tall Building Europe Middle East & Africa Winner. The design of Sowwah Square includes many sustainable elements and…
How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James Goettsch, President, Goettsch Partners
Today, urbanism is synonymous with tall buildings, and because of their symbolic nature a great deal of attention is given to how these buildings meet the sky. However,…

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How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important as How They Meet the Sky
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai