Project

Posted on:

U.A.E. Federal National Council New Parliament Building Complex

Ehrlich Architects

Shared By

Xululabs

Location

Abu Dhabi

Type

Government
View all (5) images

Project Description

The competition-winning scheme for this government complex in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, features a central meeting hall under a domed sunscreen, flanked by parliamentary office buildings. Taking cues from Islamic culture—such as the pattern of the mashrabiya (or latticelike sunscreen, here domed instead of flat) that throws shadows on the meeting hall’s white marble walls—and combining it with modern ideals, Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, and his team beat out 13 other firms. “We were contemporary and ancient simultaneously,” he says. The complex is projected to open in 2015.
Advertisement
Add a Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X