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Capital Gate development in Abu Dhabi on schedule


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the first class MICE venue provider in the Middle East located in the UAE, has announced that construction of Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi's iconic real estate development, is proceeding as per schedule. The latest stage of the construction is the pouring of over 6,000 cubic meters of concrete to create the base of the 160m, 35-storey iconic tower.

Simon Horgan, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, the master developer of Capital Gate, said, "There is nothing standard about this tower. Each room is different, each pane of glazing is different and every angle is different. It was designed to provide no symmetry to inspire both visitors and observers".

Capital Gate real estate project is scheduled for completion in autumn 2009. When complete it will house the executive 5-star hotel Hyatt at Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi's first Hyatt hotel. It will provide the most exclusive office space in the UAE capital city. Capital Gate forms a key part of the Capital Centre development, the Dh8 billion business and residential micro city being constructed around the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
 

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Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi



27 February, 2009

By Roxane McMeeken

The world's biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building

Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s 'leaning tower' development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.

The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.

It has a tilt of 18 degrees – over four times more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Capital Gate is the centrepiece of the £1.5bn Capital Centre scheme, a business and residential in the heart of the city of Abu Dhabi.

In coming weeks, the specially constructed 35 tonne, 4m wide truck, will bring 728 unique custom-made diamond-shaped glazing panels to the site. Each to be fitted at a slightly different angle. The first two glazing panels, weighing approximately 5 tonnes each, arrived this week. The delivery required the closure of three lanes of the northbound Coast Road motorway running from Mussafah to Abu Dhabi, with police escort.

On arrival, the 8 metre high glazing panels were lifted into place on to the Abu Dhabi landmark building, which will eventually have a glass façade of 23,000 square metres.The glass is shipped from the US to Abu Dhabi, while the rolled steel tubes for the frames are laser cut in Austria to exactly the right size before they are shipped to Mussafah to be welded together and glazed.

The AED128 million (£24 million) glass façade is by Austrian steel and glass engineer Waagner-Biro.

The RMJM project team is using the glass to create a new kind of glazing system called ‘Cardinal C240’, which is anti-glare but also highly transparency. The glass has two silver coatings which minimise glare and maximise light transmission. The double glazed façade will allow natural daylight into the building while boosting energy efficiency.

Capital Gate will house the 5-star ‘Hyatt at Capital Centre’ hotel and office space.

RMJM associate director, Tony Archibold, said: “It is very exciting to see the first two glass panels safely delivered and installed to form the first pieces of this highly complex glass jigsaw-façade. There was a united intake of breath as they were gently unloaded off the truck into place.”

http://www.building.co.uk/intl_story.asp?sectioncode=284&storycode=3135023&c=1
 

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PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday 26th May 2009


Capital Gate reaches 100m height

Floors 17 and 18 to house gigantic suspended Atrium

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that it has achieved one of the most significant milestones in the construction of the iconic Capital Gate, adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. A gigantic internal Atrium, including swimming pool and ‘tea lounge’ has been suspended on the 17th and 18th floors, the halfway point of the 35 storey, 160 metre high tower. The tower now stands approximately 100m high with the central core at level 22 and the external diagrid at level 18.

When complete Capital Gate will lean an astonishing 18 degrees westward, 14 degrees more than the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. By installing a huge number of steel struts, engineers have realised ADNEC’s and project architect’s (RMJM) vision of the Atrium - creating a cantilevered “tea lounge” and swimming pool suspended 80 metres above the ground at level 18.

Because of its unique posture, the 35 storey Capital Gate is being constructed on top of a 2m deep concrete raft with an incredibly dense mesh of reinforced steel. The extraordinary steel exoskeleton known as the “diagrid” sits above an extensive distribution of 490 piles that have been drilled 30 metres underground to accommodate the gravitational, wind and seismic pressures. The design of the central core, which slants in opposite direction to the lean of the building, straightening as it grows, has never been attempted before.

Commenting on Capital Gate’s progress, Simon Horgan, ADNEC Group CEO, said: “When complete Capital Gate will be a modern day icon for Abu Dhabi, recognisable throughout the world. Capital Gate is not about being the biggest or the tallest, it is about advanced technical ingenuity and aesthetic splendour. This is one of the most challenging buildings under construction in the world at the moment but due to the partnership between ADNEC, RMJM and all contractors on the project, ground breaking solutions are being designed on a daily basis.”

Tony Archibold, RMJM Project Director, added: “Passing the half-way point in development is a great success and we are now entering a critical period in Capital Gate’s development. While we are facing some of our toughest architectural challenges, it is also the beginning of the most exciting stage; where this unique structure begins to take shape.”

Capital Gate will house Abu Dhabi’s first Hyatt hotel – Hyatt at Capital Centre, a presidential style luxury 5 star hotel which will provide 200 hotel rooms for Abu Dhabi and will serve ADNEC’s visitors and exhibitors as well as international business and leisure travellers.

 

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Twist and shout: Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi



Spiralling out of the ground on one of the main roads into the capital, a new tower aims to be the iconic structure of Abu Dhabi. Helena Frith Powell takes a tour of the rapidly rising building

Every major city has a landmark building, instantly recognisable: in Paris, it’s the Eiffel Tower; in London, the Houses of Parliament; New York has the Empire State Building; Dubai, the Burj Dubai. As yet, Abu Dhabi has no iconic structure, but the Capital Gate Tower taking shape by the Adnec Centre is its strongest contender so far. It will be tall, gleaming, irresistibly shaped and leaning at a seemingly dangerous angle – a Leaning Tower of Pisa for the 21st century.

Read more >> http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090711/MAGAZINE/707109978/1284

  • 18 Floors done, 17 to go.
    [*]Core expected to T/O in October.
 

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ADNEC Capital Centre development - Capital Gate Tower

Client: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

Actual Value: 218m USD

Contractors: Main Contractor: Al Habtoor Engineering Enterprises Co. L.L.C.

Consultants: Main Consultant: Mace Group (Project Manager)

Main Consultant: RMJM

Project Type: Commercial Building

Project Duration:

From: Q3 2007 Actual
To: Q4 2009 Actual


Status: Construction

Scope Capital Gate tower a 35 storey, 165 metres high is part of ADNEC Capital Centre development located in Abu Dhabi city. The tower will house the executive five-star hotel Hyatt at Capital Centre.

Schedule: Al Habtoor Engineering Enterprises Co. L.L.C. was awarded the main construction contract in June 2007. Construction is in progress as per the schedule, and expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Mace Group is the Project Manager, while RMJM is the main consultant.
 

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PRESS RELEASE

September 27, 2009


Aloft and Hyatt at Capital Centre to help ADNEC establish the world’s first exhibition lifestyle destination


As construction around the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) continues at pace on the 408 room Aloft hotel and the iconic Capital Gate, which will house the landmark Hyatt at Capital Centre hotel, ADNEC has revealed how the two hotels together will offer the complete hospitality product for its visitors and exhibitors.

When it is fully open, the Aloft Hotel will have one of the largest hotel capacities in the UAE Capital with 408 rooms, and it will target primarily young business travellers by offering a stylish and contemporary product to its guests. Hyatt at Capital Centre, a 189-room hotel, has been developed specifically for the Capital Centre development and will welcome travellers accustomed to high levels of service, design and innovation. Soaring at 160 metres above the ground, this gravity-defying building leans a staggering 18 degrees and is set to become a world-famous landmark for Abu Dhabi city. The architectural feats that define this project are combined with elegant interior design concepts to create a refined hotel guest experience.

Simon Horgan, ADNEC Group CEO, said: “We are creating the world’s first fully connected exhibition lifestyle destination and it is absolutely critical which hotels are located on-site. In Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts we have chosen two of the industry-leading companies to help drive this vision forward. Although targeting very different markets, both companies are bringing very high quality products and service to Abu Dhabi, which will reinforce ADNEC’s position as the region’s leading exhibition centre and greatly add to the hotel portfolio of the city.”

Aloft will capitalise on growing worldwide recognition as one of the industry’s most compelling lifestyle brands targeting the niche of forward thinking individuals. The new Hyatt at Capital Centre will add authenticity, style and luxury to the region while enabling all guests, whether travelling for business or leisure, to unwind and gather in celebration feeling productive and revitalised.
Stephan Vanden Auweele, Aloft Hotel General Manager said: “The Aloft Hotel will be something new for Abu Dhabi. We don’t classify ourselves as 5, 4 or 3 star hotel because conventional hotel grade systems do not fit the Aloft concept. We have the ultimate product in terms of technology and convenience and we offer a distinctive and unique experience. Aloft is not about a specific age-group, or nationality, or category, rather it is about a certain lifestyle.”
Commenting on the forthcoming arrival of Hyatt at Capital Centre, Thierry Bertin, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, International Operations, said: “Hyatt at Capital Centre is set to become a landmark hotel on the Abu Dhabi skyline and a leading hotel in the region. It will showcase exceptional design and offer memorable experiences to Abu Dhabi’s visitors all while providing our guests sweeping panoramas of the capital through its location within the iconic Capital Gate building.”
The Aloft and the Hyatt at Capital Centre are directly linked to the exhibition centre and will be 20 minutes away from Downtown Abu Dhabi and 15 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Although they will serve mainly ADNEC visitors and exhibitors, they are also expected to become a regular destination for the residents of Abu Dhabi.


 
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