This landmark project was for the remodelling and conversion of an existing warehouse in Mina Zayed Port for use as an exhibition space.
The works included the demolition of the entire existing warehouse components having only the steel frames which was then strengthened throughout together which a new steel frames mezzanine area. landscaping to accommodate new cladding, bi-folding doors, decorative corten envelope façade and all internal finishes, structural glazed courtyards and landscaping were then undertaken.
Also included in the scope was a new GRC clad service building to house chillers, services and water tanks.
The distinctive coloured corten decorative cladding was installed as a perforated non coloured steel alloy sheet. Over time a chemical reaction caused by weathering will form a stable rust like appearance.
Warehouse 421 is now a much visited cultural destination in Abu Dhabi port area of Mina Zayed. The facility is a venue for film screenings, exhibitions, talks, workshops, all with an aim to support the growth of the arts and cultural scene in the UAE.