Emirates Palace Hotel
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Palace Hotel combines three major functions: a guest palace to entertain up to 22 heads of state, a state-of-the-art conference centre and banqueting facility, and a luxury hotel to accommodate the delegations to international conferences. At the very centre of the complex a huge dome-covered atrium acts as a giant plenum, containing cooled air and facilitating circulation. Climatic conditions and energy-management requirements had a significant impact on the design. The highly insulated external envelope is penetrated by deep shaded openings and balconies, which are in turn screened by cast-glass panels giving layers of heat deflection and micro-zone cooling.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2004
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 73,256 m²; combined floor area: 254,589 m²; total site area: 1,000,000 m²
Variant Names
Emirates Palace Hotel
Building Usages
hotel
commercial
conference center
public/cultural