Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) plans, operates, maintains and owns network distribution assets and directly interfaces with water and electricity customers in Abu Dhabi’s central and Al Dhafra regions, leveraging technical expertise and best-practice customer-care solutions. As the biggest energy distribution company in the emirate, ADDC ensures water and electricity flow to more than 600,000 service points through a smart, robust, efficient and sustainable distribution network.
The planning and design of the Khalifa A Campus—that includes a three-story building housing a citizen center branch on the ground floor and outside covered garden and ADDC offices on the upper two floors, and a two-story building housing a data center and services—was part of a larger partnership with ADDC and Design Made for the evolution of their organization to increase presence and customer/citizen engagement. The project also included the adaption of the Khalifa A building design to a second property, see our Baniyas project.
Particular consideration was given to the quality of life of the buildings’ occupants and sustainability. The retail and office building is a predominantly glass structure contained under a canopy to reduce heat gain and mediate solar exposure. The canopy extends beyond the building on the north providing for a covered stepped garden. The building is partially covered in an open gridded second skin—constructed of glass re-enforced concrete—that mediates heat gain, and both direct and indirect solar glare, while allowing for a 75% transparency and views out from the building.