Site area: 9,830 m²
Development Gross Area: 23,000 m²
Al Derea Real Estate
The design of this highly distinctive eight-story office building combines a modern and technically advanced approach to climate control in a desert region, with the subtle recall of one of the most traditional of local architectural elements – the ‘Mashrabiya’.
Here, the traditional decorative fenestration screen becomes a second skin on the south and west facades of the building to reduce solar heat gain while still allowing filtered daylight into the offices. On the north face, horizontal louvers protect the building from the harsh sun of the Summer Solstice period. The secondary building is a build-to-suit for medical clinics, and there is one level of subterranean parking throughout the site.