ADNEC leans towards Tekla

ADNEC uses Tekla Structures to design Capital Gate Building

Tags: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition CentreTekla Middle EastUnited Arab Emirates
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By  Imthishan Giado Published  November 4, 2009

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre has revealed that Tekla's Structure BIM software has been used to design its new Capital Gate tower in the capital.

The Finland-based vendor's building information modelling product has previously been used in the construction of a number of buildings worldwide, including Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium and the Gherkin building in London.

The Capital Gate building is 35 storeys tall and boasts an unusual 18-degree westward lean which Tekla claims is four times the inclination of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This was done using diagrid structures that were aligned using Structures BIM.

"Tekla solutions help craft even the most complicated designs, and Capital Gate is yet another example of Tekla's ability to help design and model iconic marvels," said Tahir Sharif, managing director of Tekla Middle East.

The Capital Gate building is slated to be complete in 2010.


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