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22 Innovative Abu Dhabi Buildings

From Sustainable Pyramids to Thunderstorm Architecture

— August 3, 2011 — Eco
I am willing to bet that just a little bit of your secret architectural geek will shine through when you check out all of these innovative Abu Dhabi buildings. Dubai may get all of the publicity for its admittedly awesome pieces of architecture, but it is Abu Dhabi that should really be noticed as it continually constructs and conceptualizes awesome buildings.

Some of the most badass buildings in the Middle East can be found in Abu Dhabi, including the world’s only Ferrari theme park and the Yas Hotel, a hotel designed to look like it is covered in Jell-O. If you are tired of reading about the latest Burj Khalifa innovation, then check out all of these innovative Abu Dhabi structures. They built a Ferrari theme park for gosh sake! How can you not love that?
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Sensational Solar Islands
Sensational Solar Islands
The Sun Island Reflects the Sun's Aura on the Earth
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Skyscraper Car Parks
Skyscraper Car Parks
The Compressive Parking Lot Creates an Interation Between Car and Building
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Sustainable Pyramids
Sustainable Pyramids
Lunar Cubit will Provide Power to Homes in the Abu Dhabi Desert
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Dissected Ball Architecture
Dissected Ball Architecture
The Jimmy Connors Tennis Centre Was Inspired by a Tennis Ball
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Race Car Architecture
Race Car Architecture
Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower in Abu Dhbai
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Green Abu Dhabi Development
Green Abu Dhabi Development
Resembles Stonehenge
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Zero-Carbon Cities
Zero-Carbon Cities
Abu Dhabi to Create Sustainable City
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Honeycombed Twin Towers
Honeycombed Twin Towers
The ADIA Headquarters Towers are Eco-Friendly UAE Architecture
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Alienesque Auto Theme Parks
Alienesque Auto Theme Parks
Ferrari World To House the World's Fastest Roller Coaster
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Urban Desert Developments
Urban Desert Developments
Ras Al Khaimah Financial City
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Jell-O Mold Hotels
Jell-O Mold Hotels
The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi Features Veiled Design
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MGM Mirage Abu Dhabi
MGM Mirage Abu Dhabi
$3B Luxury Resort by 2012
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Next Gen Leaning Architecture
Next Gen Leaning Architecture
The 'Capital Gate' in Abu Dhabi
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Grand Otherworldly Ships
Grand Otherworldly Ships
The 'Yas Island Yacht Club' by Omiros One Architecture is Ultra Glamorous
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Luxurious Sandy Hotels
Luxurious Sandy Hotels
The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Looks like a Magical Palace
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Dome-Shaped Government Buildings
Dome-Shaped Government Buildings
The New Abu Dhabi Parliament Building is Dazzling
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Quilled Cultural Centers
Quilled Cultural Centers
The Soaring Structure of Foster + Partners' Zayed National Museum
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Green Luxury Building at Al Raha Beach
Green Luxury Building at Al Raha Beach
Abu Dhabi World Trade Center
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Underground Company Headquarters
Underground Company Headquarters
Norman Foster's 'Apple City' is a HQ Design for Apple
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Ferrari Theme Park
Ferrari Theme Park
Disneyland of Italian Race Cars in Abu Dhabi
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Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
The 'Sphere Hotel'
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Thunderstorm Architecture
Thunderstorm Architecture
Tornado-Like 'Helix' Building Blows Them Away in Abu Dhabi
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