Federal National Parliament Building, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Noel Robinson Architects was shortlisted for the design competition for the Federal National Parliament building of Abu Dhabi.
The design incorporated a substantial underground component set within an artificial lake and palm bosque. This concept proved to be an exceptionally sustainable design for the hot climate of the UAE.
The form-giver for the project was based on the national symbol of a falcon, depicted through its skeletal form.
This space age design was in contrast to the traditional Abu Dhabi townscape.