The United Arab Emirates Are An Architectural Petting Zoo!

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Abu Dhabi
“Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi”

If you follow Architizer on Instagram (which you totally should) then you’ll have noticed I’ve been in Abu Dhabi and documenting all the architectural gems I came across there. I was in the Emirate for a week because the Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan arranged to transport and install Wendy,HWKN‘s winning entry for the 2012 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1.
When weren’t on the corniche with Wendy 2.0, we were out and about admiring the fantastic contemporary architecture that the UAE has to offer. Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it’s like an architectural petting zoo of mammoth proportions. Let me know what you think – and if I missed anything!

Abu Dhabi

“Wendy lands in Abu Dhabi”

Abu Dhabi

“Wendy in Abu Dhabi!”

Abu Dhabi

“Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi”

Abu Dhabi

“Last from the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi”

Abu Dhabi

“Winding down our Abu Dhabi tour with Yas Hotel by Asymptote”

Abu Dhabi

“The best high rise you haven’t heard of— Liwa Tower by Oosterhuis”

Abu Dhabi

“Windows and screens” at Masdar City

Abu Dhabi

“Abu Dhabi pattern-scraper”

Abu Dhabi

“Infinity Tower by SOM in Dubai— stands out from the crowd!”

Abu Dhabi

“Scallops by Sir Norman Foster”

Abu Dhabi

“O-14 Tower“

Abu Dhabi

“Now that’s a bridge. Looking up at O-14 tower by Reiser + Umemoto in Dubai”

Abu Dhabi

“I see your pink facade and raise you a mansard roof. Dueling facades in Abu Dhabi.”

Abu Dhabi

“Shams solar power plant in Abu Dhabi”

Abu Dhabi

“Shams solar plant”

All images courtesy of Marc Kushner

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