Al Bahar Towers In Abu Dhabi With A Unique Skin
Inspired by the traditional Arabic mashrabiya (wooden lattice screens, carved to some geometric design that have filled the windows of traditional Arabic architecture since the 14th century), Aedas has developed a unique skin for steel-frame skyscrapers. It will reduce interior heat gains caused by sunlight by around 50 percent and it is really important in the hot climate of the United Arab Emirates. The skin is made up of 2,000 automated umbrella-like modules per tower, which open and close to vary the amount of shade according to the daytime. The total space of the towers will be about 70,000 sq m (753,000 sq ft) and will host mainly offices.