Global architecture giant Gensler last week opened its Abu Dhabi office in Etihad Towers, inaugurated by the United States’ ambassador for the UAE, Michael Corbin.
To mark the occasion, all five Etihad Towers were outlined in the Gensler’s red brand colour.
During the event, Tareq Abu-Sukheila, managing director for Gensler Abu Dhabi, commented: “Although this fantastic office space is new, Gensler has been delivering architecture, design and planning consultancy services in the Middle East for nearly 20 years.”
He continued: “Addressing you all from this landmark development, the Etihad Towers, simply cements our commitment to continue to invest in the development of the rapidly growing economy in the UAE, other GCC countries and greater Middle Eastern region.
“It’s an exciting time to be in the Middle East and our firm is thrilled to be operating from this vibrant city, Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital. There’s a strong undercurrent in this market, and contrary to the financial challenges felt elsewhere, herein lies opportunities untapped.”
Gensler’s new office occupies two-thirds of Etihad Towers, Tower 3, 32nd Floor. The open transparent layout was designed to inspire creativity and encourage group work.
Collaborative spaces are contained throughout for colleagues and clients to gather and share ideas. The white furniture and walls are a contrast against the floor to ceiling windows looking out to the Arabian Gulf and the city.