Completed project

project details:

Project : Warehouse 421

Location : Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client : Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Sector : Industrial & Showroom

Start Date : November 2014

Completion Date : November 2015




The project is for the remodelling and conversion of an existing warehouse in Mina Zayed port for future use as an art exhibition space.


The works include the demolition of existing warehouse components and landscaping to accommodate new cladding, Bi-folding doors, decorative Corten envelope façade and all internal finishes, structural glazed courtyards and landscaping.


Also included in the scope is a new GRC clad service building to house chillers, services and water tanks.


The new distinctive coloured Corten decorative cladding is installed as a perforated non coloured steel alloy sheet. Over time a chemical reaction caused by weathering will form a stable rust like appearance.


Architectural design is by GHD Consultants in Abu Dhabi and Cost Consultants for the project are Sweet Group.

project data:

Demolition of existing internal and external structures

Removal of existing cladding and replacement with aluminium composite panel cladding with a decorative Corten steel finish

Construction of a new service building with external GRC louvres and curved precast paver cladding

New structural steel framed internal service rooms, toilets and reception area

MEP works

All internal finishes including decorative blackened steel & acoustic cladding and polished concrete floors

Internal courtyards with 6m high structural glazing and glass mosaic tiled floor finish

External hard & soft landscaping