Siemens HQ in Masdar City by Sheppard Robson

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Aug 2014 10:11 pm | Offices

The architect Sheppard Robson designed the headquarters of the Siemens Middle East company located in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as an exemplary new benchmark for the office buildings in the Middle East with optimized technology for the most sustainable structure possible.

The office building spreads over a surface of 22800 square meters with a new public plaza below it and it is one of the first in the region to be awarded the LEED Platinum standard for sustainability due to its combination of parametric analysis with traditional construction techniques which provided a more compact shape with less material needed.

The plaza ensures pedestrian movement through the interior to connect the public spaces with several external rooms and retail units as well as two completely glazed office areas acting as reception spaces. The interior structure is insulated to reduce the thermal conductivity with an aluminum shading system to minimize the solar gain while permitting sufficient natural light to pass inside.

 

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