Abu Dhabi, UAE | 2014
87,000 SM | 936,000 SF

ARCHITECT: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Key Personnel: Rafael Vinoly, Jay Bargmann, Christian Callaghan, Charles Blomberg, Tsunehisa Tsuda, P.L Sorzano, Christopher Anderson.

P.L Sorzano, under the design leadership of Rafael Vinoly, managed, documented and oversaw the design and construction of the buildings from Design Development to completion. 

These two 12 story buildings will house 259 apartments for NYUAD Faculty and staff living on campus in 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartments.

These luxury apartments will have full height windows and balconies in the living rooms and, dining rooms, open kitchen with large islands kitchens, full bathrooms, and a washer/dryer. The faculty and staff residential facilities will also include 3 lobbies for each tower and five lounge areas for faculty. Each building will also have dedicated children’s play areas for the families of faculty. And the campus Daycare facilities will be located in Level 02 of the North East Tower.

A portion of the faculty and staff housing will be designated as short-term housing for Affiliated Faculty and guests of the university and these apartments will be fully furnished.

The buildings will be linked to the campus trough the second Level, a green highline designed to communicate all campus spaces and provide with comfortable shade and green areas open to all NYUAD community.