Abu Dhabi Plaza is a 500,000m2 mixed-use development in Astana, Kazakhstan comprising five towers joined by a four-storey podium and four-level basement. The centerpiece of the development is a 75-storey tower which, is the tallest building in the region and a landmark for Kazakhstan. The development also comprises two 30-storey international-grade office buildings, a smaller residential building and a hotel.

The project was procured by the Employer, Aldar as Design and Build; however, the design and construction was complicated due to partial construction of the substructure by a previous contractor, comprising temporary diaphragm walls, piles and raft slabs.

RBG was engaged by the CCC / Arabtec JV to be the D&B Engineer for the completion of the project

  • 76-storey residential / office tower
  • 2 X 26-story office building
  • 14-storey hotel & serviced apartments building
  • 15-storey residential apartment building
  • Common four-level car parking basement

Project Metrics

Project Value:
$1.6 Billion USD
Year Completed:
2013 – 2016
Environmental Performance:

  • Total Area: 500,000 m2


Project Metrics

Environmental Performance:
LEED Silver
LEED Certified
CCC – Arabtec Joint Venture


P&T Architects

Robert Bird Group Services:

  • Due diligence assessment of the existing works for fitness for purpose (temporary diaphragm wall, piles & raft slabs
  • Detailed design verification and certification of the original design intent incorporating amendments as required
  • Extensive redesign to accommodate value engineering and optimisation
  • Construction Documentation
  • Temporary works and equipment installation design