The Siemens Middle East Headquarters Feature a Sharp Facade

By: Jana Pijak - May 22, 2014
References: sheppardrobson & frameweb
The Siemens Middle East Headquarters is located in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, a region that was planned by Foster and Partners and that is set to have 50,000 inhabitants by 2025.

This city will be the world's first zero-carbon community and this sustainable structure is one of its newest additions. A serrated facade adorns this linear structure that was designed by Sheppard Robson.

The sustainable building was realised with a cost of a conventional office and features an open-concept design that is column-free. The structure is devised into 32 separate offices that are equipped with shaded light-wells.

This efficient and budget-friendly architecture piece was created with local climate conditions in mind. The Siemens Middle East Headquarters optimizes daylight and its layered facade minimise's solar gain by creating shade for its inhabitants.