NYUAD Institute Conference Center

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Conference Center comprises a 300-seat lecture hall, a 180-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, and an entrance lobby that provides informal breakout areas for delegate interaction and discussion. It is the home of the NYUAD Institute, which provides a public forum for distinguished international thinkers to exchange ideas and engage with the Abu Dhabi community.

Saadiyat Island Campus
Saadiyat Island Campus

NYUAD Saadiyat Campus Facts


Masterplan: May 2008 – June 2009
Design: May 2010 – December 2013
Construction: October 2010 – May 2014
Occupancy: August 2014

Project Affiliates

Master Plan, Architecture, Interior Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Contractor: Al-Futtaim Carillion
Landscape Architect: Al Khatib Cracknell Ltd., LLC


North Site: 4 hectares
South Site: 11.3 hectares

Space Plan

The campus was sized for a student population of 2600
Building Area: 425,000 gross square meters