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I-SYS sail in the desert wind of Abu-Dhabi

Two glass towers in the skyline

Abu Dhabi is the city of many possibilities. The assets of the sheikhs make it possible to literally erect the most magnificent buildings on the desert sand. Two of the most impressive structures are the glass towers of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's headquarters. The slender towers tower an unbelievable 185 meters and thus form a striking and often photographed part of the skyline of the desert metropolis.

In front of the lobby of this building, an apparently floating canopy protects visitors from the hot rays of the sun. The roof is on thin, filigree stilts. But the main load is borne by the I-SYS stainless steel wire ropes from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR. The sail that forms the roof is held in place by the I-SYS stainless steel wire ropes, even in sandstorms.

US $ 875 billion state fund

The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) was completed in 2006 in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The fortunes of the Emirates State Fund are decided and managed on 40 floors. The ADIA is supposed to prepare the country for the time when the oil and gas deposits no longer dominate the state's income. ADIA's strategy has been focusing on the technology and service sectors for years.

The assets managed by ADIA are estimated to be between $ 625 billion and $ 875 billion. The sheikhs of the United Arab Emirates said they mainly invested in North America. The state fund is currently headed by CEO Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

I-SYS stainless steel wire rope secures the structure

As safe as their money, the sheikhs also wanted to strengthen the roof of their headquarters. With the I-SYS stainless steel wire ropes, they succeeded perfectly. To ensure that the structural integrity of the canopy is not endangered, the I-SYS stainless steel wire ropes are 22 millimeters thick.

In addition to the two glass towers of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority headquarters, there are also in Abu Dhabi ...

  • the Sheikh Zayed Mosque,
  • Ferrari World,
  • the Falcon Clinic,
  • the Etihad Towers

… or to admire the Formula 1 circuit.

  • Project
    ADIA Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Application

    Canopy rigging

  • Products

    I-SYS, ø 22 mm

  • Architect
    Kohn Pedersen Fox & Partner
  • Photographer
    H.G. Esch