Ground broken on Abu Dhabi tourism HQ

Groundbreaking on a new sustainable headquarters for Abu Dhabi's tourism industry has begun at Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi.

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Groundbreaking on a new sustainable headquarters for Abu Dhabi's tourism industry has begun at Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi. The HQ, designed by Singapore's Surbana Consultants, will provide a home for the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC).

The new building, scheduled for completion in 2009, is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. To that end, the nine storey building will have photovoltaic panels on the roof and green decks on the rooftop level to reduce heat transfer into the building.

Ambient lighting and indoor landscaping have been incorporated to improve comfort of the inhabitants. Lee Tabler, CEO of TDIC, also pledged to find maintenance strategies for sustainable use of natural resources.

 

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