Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi

Sunday, 7th August 2005 by

The Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi has 120,000 square meter roof constructed from a 3 large concrete shells. My first thought was that it looked a lot like the Olympic Stadium in Montreal so it’s no surprise that both were designed by Roger Taillibert, a French architect who clearly thinks he’s designing spacecraft rather than buildings. There’s ground level photos and design sketches on Tallibert’s website.

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