Abu Dhabi to be Home to Crystalline Honeycomb Twin Towers

September 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

The upcoming Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers is designed to be a set of twin buildings that feature a crystalline honeycomb shell. This outfitted arrangement will help in protecting the building from sun and may resemble a honeycomb shell. It is likely to decrease the cooling expenditure by 25 %.

tower crystalline Abu Dhabi to be Home to Crystalline Honeycomb Twin Towers

The new pattern which opens and closes according to the sun’s path was generated by a mathematically pre-rationalized form, which was derived from Islamic design and is known as Mashrabiya. The design encompasses Islamic style of architecture as well.

The proposed location is near Al Qurum Beach in the eastern district of Abu Dhabi. These skyscrapers will have sky gardens which filter the air inside, improving the quality of living. It will also feature photovoltaic system which uses solar cells to convert sunlight into electricity.

Estimates say that such a design will generate 5 % of the total energy required. They are also equipped with slopping roofs  with double height space on the top for receptions. The two towers are separated by a lake and a palm reserve. It will house 2000 employees.

The proposed design itself is green.. The design has been conceived by the renowned global architectural firm Aedas and the professional services firm Arup. The construction is expected to be completed by 2012.

(Via Inhabitat)