Police Headquarters Control Centre

We provided Abu Dhabi Police with a world class secure control facility to support the development of the emirate.

The Brief

The control centre needed to provide a functional, aesthetic and state of the art control room providing command and control of emergency services across the country. We worked closely with police stakeholders to prepare the operational requirements. Full size desk mock-ups were manufactured and tested locally to develop functionality and aesthetic.

Our Work

The control room will provide innovative building and environmental control to allow operators to function effectively within a windowless environment. Innovative natural daylight devices will capture and transmit sunlight into underground areas to create ‘underground gardens’ and a real-time sense of the time of day and external conditions.


We developed the design by collaborating with end users through the use of models and mock-ups. This left us with a design that provided a quality working environment in a high security facility. Innovative lighting designs compensated for the lack of natural light.

The design was an expression of the Police force’s strategic vision to demonstrate to key stakeholders their commitment to supporting the people of Abu Dhabi