Another new iconic building for Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Capital Gate rises in 160 metres and 35 storeys tall, is the tallest structure in the Capital Centre development, that to house a 5 star hotel Hyatt International with various exclusive offices. The hotel will open in 2009 and will be the first Hyatt operated hotel in the UAE capital.
With 18 degree westward inclined intentionally, that is 4 times more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa (which currently leans 3.97 degrees), the architects have submitted an application to the Guinness Book of Records to recognize the tower as the ‘most inclined in the world.’
The 728 unique glass triangles featured on the waving façades, and fitted at a slightly different angle. Expensive building but sustainable, the double glazed façade will be used to achieving greater energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
Capital Gate will be one of a kind. Its graceful, asymmetric diagonal structure, known as a ‘diagrid’, supports the tilting external load of the building and we believe that this is the first building in the world to use a pre-cambered core.
David Pringle, CEO, RMJM Asia and the Middle East