Climate Adaptation: Responsive Building Envelopes
The façade that wraps around the new 34-story tower creates a new but contextually-rooted beacon for the city.
The folding-stone pattern of the façade’s window clusters merges future-looking design with the indigenous culture and natural surroundings.
Throughout the day the façade regulates the amount of solar radiation that enters the building’s interior while offering self-shading thus mitigating the impact of the outdoor extreme climatic conditions on the interior environments. During the night, in contrast, the building transforms into a light landmark for the city.
The indoor courtyards (double and triple-height) offer opportunities for formal and ad hoc encounters promoting a more integrated and collaborative working experience for the users of the building.