Located on a prominent breakwater island off Abu Dhabi, the Fairmont Hotel & Resort evokes the grandeur of a bygone era. The stately conjoined towers are made of reinforced concrete. The two towers have 38 floors and a height of 215 meters.
Additionally the two symmetrical towers are linked by a spectacular 30-metre bridge – looking down from the 34th floor. This bridge obviously requires the use of seismic isolators in order to provide support for the asynchronous excitation (seismic and wind) of the two structurally independent towers.
Penelis Consulting Engineers was employed by MAGEBA as the third party to provide approval and checking of the seismic isolators for the bridge connecting the 2 towers.