Designing a world class secure control room facility for Abu Dhabi Police

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

Abu Dhabi Police Control Room

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, and used prototyping techniques to ensure the design met the needs of the operators.

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.


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.

By collaborating and co-creating with end users through the use of prototyping, models and mock-ups, our design provided a high performing working environment in a high security facility.