Air Traffic Control Tower Facades
The Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) Air Traffic Control Complex (ATCC) consists of a single building. This building was constructed in the middle of two parallel runways resulting in optimum view of surrounding areas and maneuvering locations of the AIDA. The ATCC stands at 109 meters high, as the 7th tallest airport control tower in the world. The concrete structure includes Texlon® ETFE facades on both the east and west faces of the building. This project started in 2006, and was designed and realized by ADP Ingénierie, with the facades featuring the Vector Foiltec Texlon® ETFE system.
Impactful Architectural Design with Texlon® ETFE
Smart solutions are effective in not only reaching the desired goals, but in surpassing them. ETFE and its standout properties, such as light and UV-transparency, light weight, and flexibility allowed for the structure to have both an extremely impactful and pragmatic architectural design.
The Obvious Option: ETFE
The ATCC stands in the middle of the airfield. It was built in such a manner that those inside could have a wide and uncompromising view of the landing strips. This was one of the main challenges put forth by the client. It could only have been accomplished through efficient and innovative structure designs using the Texlon® ETFE system. Further, because the ATCC is so tall, and its faces so dynamically shaped, ETFE was the obvious option. The ETFE system brings material flexibility, durability, natural light transmission, and resistance to weathering.
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|Location||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Architects||ADPI Designers & Planners|
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