Home Eco Friendly Guide Aedas+Arup design a sustainable skyscraper for Abu Dhabi

Aedas+Arup design a sustainable skyscraper for Abu Dhabi

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With a definite shift in focus toward a greener future, the sustainable skyscrapers are mushrooming like never ever before. The world’s fifth largest architecture firm Aedas has collaborated with Arup to raise a string of towers for the majestic city of Abu Dhabi by 2012 positively. The green construction, dubbed as Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers, will contain several honeycomb edifices – the tallest being 145m (476ft) – along the Al Qurum Beach.

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Three roof-mounted sky-gardens will help these towers to reduce solar heat gain. The towers will provide working areas and private amenities for 2,000 people.

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The mammoth project owes its conception to Islamic design principles that regard sustainability above all. Hence, the markedly green design shows:

a key feature of the design is the application of a diaphanous screen that envelopes the most exposed aspect of the building in the form of a dynamic ‘Mashrabiya’, opening and closing in response to the sun’s path, significantly reducing the solar heat gain and providing a more comfortable internal environment.

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abu dhabi investment council headquarters towers a

abu dhabi investment council headquarters towers a

abu dhabi investment council headquarters towers a

Via: eVolo

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