His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, recently unveiled the design for Burj Jumeira, an aerodynamic, 550-meter tower located in the Al Sufouh area of the popular Jumeirah neighborhood of Dubai. The SOM-designed skyscraper will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Construction is now underway on OH-1, one of the largest redevelopments ever undertaken in Tokyo. Prominently located adjacent to the Imperial Palace East Gardens, the SOM-designed project will revitalize the Ohtemachi business district with two mixed-use towers and a landscaped public space.
SOM Design Partner Mustafa Abadan has been recognized by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations with a 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The prestigious awards program celebrates individuals for their accomplishments and service to the United States.
In Interior Design magazine, SOM Partner Mustafa Abadan and SOM Director Lisa Gould weigh in on recent healthcare design trends. The SOM-designed North Shore LIJ Katz Women’s Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavilion and the Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine are featured.
SOM Design Partner Mustafa Abadan recently sat down with TurkishNY. The interview touched on his early interest in architecture, some of his recent projects, and his advice for young architects today.
New York’s iconic skyline has long served as an inspiration for developers and urban planners in East Asia. Now, this creative flow is showing signs of reversing, and Manhattan is becoming increasingly similar to cities like Hong Kong.
As part of an ongoing video series, Designer Pages Media speaks with Mustafa Abadan, SOM Design Partner, about various projects, including Tokyo Midtown and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. "The determinants of design are so different from project to project," said Abadan, "but it's those elements that make the components of great architecture."
SOM Design Partner Mustafa Abadan will participate in a panel discussion about the new John Jay College of Criminal Justice building in Manhattan.