The award-winning arena forms the centre-piece of Abu Dhabi’s new entertainment district
As part of the visionary Yas South Integrated Destination Resort in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Arena provides a state-of-the-art multi-purpose entertainment complex. Designed in collaboration with HOK and WSP, the facility is the first of its kind in the region.
The innovative and highly flexible venue can efficiently adapt from an 18,000 capacity in-the-round stadium format to an intimate 500 seat theatre, supporting a variety of events and activities including sports, concerts, stage shows, conventions and community gatherings.
Recognised by the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Green Building Awards as ‘Sustainable Building Design of the Year 2018’, the 2 Pearl rated scheme deploys numerous passive design strategies such as the incorporation of shading features, utilisation of natural daylighting and the reduction of the building envelopes’ u-values to reduce energy consumption.
Client. Miral Assessment Management LLC, WSP
Location. Abu Dhabi, UAE
MENA Green Building Awards 2018, Sustainable Building Design of the Year, Winner
Architizer A+Awards 2018, Unbuilt Sports & Recreation, Finalist