Thursday, October 18, 2012
Peter Oborn, Deputy Chairman, Aedas Architects, Ltd.
Peter Chipchase, Associate Director, Arup
Al Bahar Towers’ innovative dynamic façade opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, creating a more comfortable internal environment for occupants and producing a distinctive external aesthetic which helps to define the building as a gateway to the UAE capital. The façade is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Islamic “mashrabiya” and used as a device for achieving privacy while reducing glare and solar gain.
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