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Official Name Al Khatem Tower
Complex Name Sowwah Square
Former / Other Name Sowwah Square Tower 4
Type building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi
Street Address Al Maryah Island (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2007
Start of Construction 2008
Completion 2012
Regional Ranking #217 tallest in Middle East
City Ranking #25 tallest in Abu Dhabi
Official Website Sowwah Square
Height: Architectural 155.0 meter / 509 feet
Height: Occupied 145.0 meter / 476 feet
Height: To Tip 155.0 meter / 509 feet
Floors Above Ground 37
Floors Below Ground 2
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Development GFA 529,400 m² / 5,698,414 ft²
Companies Involved
Owner/Developer Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure
Design Goettsch Partners
Architect of Record Serex International
Structural Engineers
Design Oger International
Engineer of Record Serex International
Peer Review Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineers
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 Awards
2013 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Winner
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Technical Papers
How Tall Buildings Meet the Ground is as Important
James Goettsch (Goettsch Partners), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Three Environments, Three Programs, Three Solutions
Paul De Santis & Travis Soberg (Goettsch Partners), CTBUH Shanghai Congress

Other CTBUH Links
Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2014