Location: Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Gulshan
Client Name: Al Haj Abdul Hadi
Hadi Tower at Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Banani is an outcome of rational design approach in a challenging urban setting. The surrounding area of Banani is a busy commercial area in Dhaka, occupied by compact built forms. The trapezoidal site is accessed by the Kamal Ataturk Avenue at the south with an adjacent lake to the west. The thirteen-storied building provides office space with relevant modern amenities and varied open spaces like garden, roof deck and terraces. The LEED Gold certified office building possesses sustainable features including sophisticated façade, solar panel, maximum daylight efficiency.
The building and its amenities are woven into the urban fabric of upscale Gulshan – Banani neighborhood. Entrance of the building features a double height space with vegetation in the front, providing the entrants with a congenial ambiance. Aluminum louvers in the south façade renders horizontality for the building that make it congruent with the surrounding urban context. Vertical fins juxtaposed with the horizontal members make the façade well proportioned. The louvers filter light into the interior workspace, minimizes solar glare and heat gain yet floor-to-ceiling glass optimizes daylighting and offer pleasant views of the cityscape.