Swarovski Headquarters

Jebel Ali • United Arab Emirates

The name Swarovski has been synonymous with crystal for over a century and it was inevitable that a sparkling solution would be sought for the frontage of the company’s Middle East headquarters in Jebel Ali.

A collaboration between Swarovski International and Arabian Profile, in association with Glass House, harnessed the special skills of all three enterprises to produce a truly memorable facade.

Client: Swarovski International
Architect: Badri & Bensouda
Main Contractor: Giant Star Contracting
Completed: 1996

Arabian Profile manufactured and installed special honeycomb panels with cut-outs which were then carved into glass panels featuring 488,000 Swarovski crystals affixed to a mirror on the backside of the glass.

The result is a rich, elegant and sophisticated background literally reflecting the qualities of the client’s brand.