The White Hotel

Abu Dhabi, UAE / 2008

The White hotel is inspired by the traditional Muqarnas in Islamic architecture that are generated by rhythmic arrangement of simple geometries to create an intricate and rich formal identity. The resultant massing is not only iconic but also environment friendly, providing built-in ways to mitigate issues like shading and ventilation. The rugged form of the White Hotel is juxtaposed against the flowing curves of the Zayed Bridge providing a strong iconic urban setting. The form of the hotel also allows every room with wide views towards major urban icons in the vicinity.

design team

Ahmed Al Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Mathan Ramaiah, Luca Vigliero

  • client

    Hydra Properties

  • program

    Hotel

  • built up area

    33,100 sqm

  • scope‎

    Architecture

  • status

    Proposal

The White Hotel

Abu Dhabi, UAE / 2008

The White hotel is inspired by the traditional Muqarnas in Islamic architecture that are generated by rhythmic arrangement of simple geometries to create an intricate and rich formal identity. The resultant massing is not only iconic but also environment friendly, providing built-in ways to mitigate issues like shading and ventilation. The rugged form of the White Hotel is juxtaposed against the flowing curves of the Zayed Bridge providing a strong iconic urban setting. The form of the hotel also allows every room with wide views towards major urban icons in the vicinity.

design team

Ahmed Al Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Mathan Ramaiah, Luca Vigliero

  • client

    Hydra Properties

  • program

    Hotel

  • built up area

    33,100 sqm

  • scope‎

    Architecture

  • status

    Proposal