Design and Execution of High Performance Facade Technologies for a Desert Climate
Date : 10-09-2014
Time : 6:30 pm
In 2007 Goettsch Partners (GP) won a limited competition for the design of a large A+ commercial office complex at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s new central business district on Al Maryah Island. The resulting project is comprised of 4 office towers between 31?37 stories that surround the new Abu Dhabi Exchange building, at the center of the complex. Due to the extreme coastal desert climate of Abu Dhabi the incorporation of high performance façade technologies into the designs for these buildings was an inherent mandate.
This presentation will focus on GP’s response to this mandate and examine in detail the added performance benefits achieved by the various active and passive façade systems incorporated into the designs for these buildings in comparison to standard curtain wall systems. The design development and detailing challenges encountered with these various high performance façade systems will also be addressed. In addition, the presentation will cover the challenges of realizing these complex enclosure systems from tender through completion in the emerging market environment of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
• Better understand the measurable benefits of both passive and active solar shading systems on a standard unitized curtain wall system.
• Examine the design and enhanced performance benefits of a closed double skin façade system.
• Discuss the additional performance testing requirements implemented during the mockup testing of the various high performance façade systems developed for the Sowwah Square project.
• Review the real?world challenges and solutions implemented during the development of multiple façade systems divided between three different enclosure contractors on a fast paced International project.
5,698,000 sf / 529,360 sqm total
250,000 sf / 23,220 sqm retail
5,200 parking spaces
1,302,400 sf / 121,000 sqm office
1,605,800 sf / 149,180 sqm office
244,000 sf / 22,670 sqm
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Headquarters
John Buck International
Mubadala Development Company
LEED?CS Gold Precertification
Speaker profile: Markus Klein is an Associate Principal at Goettsch Partners, Chicago, with responsibility for Architectural Design and Construction Administration. Prior to joining Goettsch Partners, Markus Klein worked in Architectural Design at several companies, including Richard Meier and Partners, New York, and Jauss+Gaupp Architects, Germany. Notable are his four years as Project Architect for the Financial Center in Abu Dhabi with Goettsch Partners and his six years as Project Architect for the Zeppelin Museum, Friesdrichshafen, Germany with Jauss+Gaupp Architects.
Markus Klein received a Masters Degree in Architecture from RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1990.
Goettsch Partners (GP) is an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective, emphasizing a singular design approach across offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. Focused on combining exceptional design, technical expertise and unmatched service, the firm creates measurable value and environmentally responsible solutions. Services include architecture, interiors, planning and building enclosure design. Diverse projects around the world share a consistent emphasis on bringing bold design clarity to complex challenges.
The firm has a total staff of 100, including architects, planners, interior designers and graphic designers. The firm also currently has 40 LEED Accredited Professionals.
Corporate/Commercial: Office Buildings, Corporate Headquarters and Interiors
Hospitality/Residential: Hotels, Apartments and Condominiums
Institutional: Cultural, Governmental and Higher Education Facilities
Renovation: Repositioning, Adaptive Reuse and Restoration
Mixed-Use: Office, Hotel, Residential and Retail Complexes
OWNERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION
The firm is a Chicago-based company with eight employee-owners and is registered as an S-chapter corporation with the State of Illinois. The board of directors includes firm partners and three prominent business executives from outside the organization.
James Goettsch, FAIA James Zheng, AIA, LEED AP Steven M. Nilles, FAIA, LEED AP Michael F. Kaufman, AIA, LEED AP Joseph Dolinar, AIA
Lawrence C. Weldon, AIA
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