designed this organic gem for The Tourism Development and Investment Company of Abu Dhabi
(TDIC). The 62,770 square meter Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Center
will house a music hall, concert hall, opera house, drama theater, and a flexible theater with a combined seating capacity of 6,300. It will be ten storeys high, with four underground, and have a long, sloping bridge, like the stem of a leaf. Branching algorithms and growth-simulation processes were used to develop the concept and design
of the center. The branches, stems, fruit, and leaves of the biological analogy used are transformed into the architectural design.