13 days ago
Al Bahr Towers. Aesthetically defined by the world’s largest computerised dynamic facade; a reinterpretation of the traditional Arabian mashrabiya in the form of 2098 adaptive “flowers” that open and close in response to sunlight.
This protective skin wraps the east, south and west facing elevations, reducing solar gain by as much as 50% and subsequently reducing air-conditioning load.
The adaptive shading also allows for clearer glazing to be used, with the effect of improved visual permeability and greater daylight penetration, resulting in less reliance on artificial light. These factors helped the project to achieve a LEED Silver certification for sustainability. 📷 @aziz_ghaz
ᵗ ʰ ᵉ ᶜ ᵃ ᵖ ⁱ ᵗ ᵃ ˡ ᶜ ᵒ ⁿ ⁿ ᵉ ᶜ ᵗ at Al Bahr Towers