Sowwah Square is a landmark development situated on the island of Jazeerat Al Maryah in Abu Dhabi. The complex comprises four luxury high-rise towers providing 285,000 square metres of mixed office and retail space, as well as the new Stock Exchange of Abu Dhabi building.
Working in collaboration with design and architecture firm, Gensler, Allgood initially provided specifications for the Stock Exchange building, retail area and the car parks, before later working with Goettsch Partners on the four luxury towers.
Gensler wanted a bespoke lever and pull handle design using a semi-circular grip profile to complement the interior aesthetic. Allgood worked closely with the architects to design, prototype, and produce the handles, using its in-house design and manufacture capabilities. The final products were installed on all 2,600 doors of the Stock Exchange building and have since been included in Allgood’s Mode range.
Goettsch designed each of the four towers surrounding the Stock Exchange in its own style. The versatile Sembla range of door furniture proved an ideal partner for this vision, given the many possible finishes and materials. For this the Sembla range of door furniture was chosen due to its versatile range of finishes and material options. The client also only wanted fittings of the highest quality and durability. Sembla is made from solid grade 316 stainless steel and is mounted on Allgood’s patented Quadaxial™ rose that has been tested to one million cycles without failure.
The commitment to quality extended to the choices of hardware with only the most durable mechanical hardware being specified throughout the project. Allgood provided locks, cylinders, door closers and panic devices with 10-year guarantees, while the hinges had a 25-year guarantee.