Glass walls and partitions enhance the openness of the office
floors high above the Central Atrium. Many offices benefit
from the magnificent view. The idea of transparency is so central to the
design of the building that smaller atriums were added on the
Two stairways connect the seventh,
eighth and ninth floors. Stairs and walkways facilitate movement between
offices. Luxuriant plants and shrubs from the rooftop nurseries add to the peaceful,
The furniture is limited to nine items, making the layout of
the interior flexible. The pieces were selected for functionality and durability,
with an eye to simple lines which would not detract from the overall elegance of the
building. The cherry-wood workstations were tailor-made
for the building and can be dismantled and moved as needed.
The chairman's office incorporates
traditional carved woodwork and beaded mashrabiya.
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highlighted text links. This is the end of the guided tour. To find out more about
the Arabic craftsmanship, please visit the Artisan Crafts
section. To learn more about the architectural and engineering aspects of the
building, visit Architecture and Engineering. Or use the
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