The premier destination of Middle East at the time, the posh hotel continues as a ceremonial and recreational center for the city. A glass-enclosed atrium highlights the shimmering interior finishes, and various facilities including nightclubs, swimming pools, and tennis courts cluster around a shallow marina. Utilizing cast-in-place concrete to maximize occupied space, LeMessurier specified sulfate-resistant concrete for below grade work prohibiting chemicals from penetrating the concrete.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Benjamin Thompson and Associates