The key highlight of the 25-story Al Bahar twin Towers in Abu Dhabi is the solar-responsive shading device that are parametrically designed based on the geometric mosaics of the ‘mashrabiya’ – traditional wood lattice screens prevalent Arabic architecture. The architectural office of Aedas at the helm of the project conceived a system of triangulated panels arranged within a series of hexagons that folds up to create a solar barrier for the towers as they response to direct sun exposure, thereby reducing glare and heat gain.
the screen system as it closes
a system of slabs, structural lattice, wall cladding and modular sun-shading skin devices.
geometric make-up of the panel system and its structure as it opened and closed