ADNEC Pedestrian Bridge

A safe pedestrian link in Abu Dhabi

Dissing+Weitling, ADNEC pedestrian bridge, exterior

ADNEC pedestrian bridge connects the Middle East's largest exhibition centre, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), with a newly created marine area in Abu Dhabi. The unique structure is enclosed and air-conditioned, ensuring a comfortable indoor climate.

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
    2008 - 2009
  • Client
    Halcrow, Engineer / Waagner-Biro, General Contractor
    160 m
  • Dissing+Weitling has designed the ADNEC pedestrian bridge as a safe, covered passageway with pleasantly temperature-controlled indoor climate over an eight-lane road.

    With its 600 tons of steel and 132 glass panels, the bridge spans a heavily trafficked coastal road with a simple, sleek and yet distinctive design. When passing, the pedestrians can enjoy the refining and detailing of the construction, from handrails to material choices.

    Visual rhythm

    The articulation of the span is expressed by ribs along the underside of the deck, and echoed in the glass screen joints, the handrail connection, and standing-seam roof. These elements provide visual scale and rhythm, emphasising the curvature of the span in perspective.

  • Dissing+Weitling, ADNEC pedestrian bridge, underneath