The dramatically cantilevered top section of the Mashreq Bank Headquarters is turning heads of all who travel near the Dubai Mall, even before the completion of construction. This section will contain the boardroom and ancillary meeting spaces of the bank, but the carved volume of the overall tower also assures that office units on either side of the tower will enjoy natural sunlight and protection from solar gain. On the 9th floor, atop the podium, a landscaped palm garden beckons to occupants of the common building cafeteria, more than 25 stories below the projecting boardroom. Attendees heard from the team executing this extraordinary design, and viewed the structural acrobatics up close.

Venue: Mashreq Bank Headquarters
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

NOTE: Part of this program took place in a construction area. Flat-soled, closed-toe shoes were required to join these parts of the program.

Construction Tour

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program ran in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation 1
9:20 am 2:50 pm Presentation 2
9:40 am 3:10 pm Presentation 3
10:00 am 3:30 pm Q&A
10:15 am 3:45 pm Coffee Break
10:45 am 4:15 pm Tour of Mashreq Bank Headquarters
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

Mashreq Bank Headquarters

About Mashreq Bank Headquarters

The 32-story-tall Mashreq Bank Headquarters, with its boldly cantilevered form, forms a prominent gateway to the Dubai Mall / Downtown Dubai area. In contrast to the futuristic glass and steel towers of Dubai, this is a simple form clad in stone panels. The L-shaped typical floor plate opens to the north, with its orientation allowing offices on both sides of the courtyard to have clear glazing protected from solar gain by the building itself. These facades allow panoramic views toward Sheikh Zayed Road.

The glass facades of the building capture daylight and limit solar gain through a sophisticated series of horizontal and vertical shading devices that articulate the building’s primary facades. The design mitigates glare without obscuring views of the surrounding cityscape, including… Read More

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