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Peter Oborn
Deputy Chairman, Aedas Europe
“Dynamic facades and parametrics; creating a new vernacular?”

Aedas will present their competition winning proposals for a new headquarters building for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. The concept is derived from an algorithmic composition, which is informed by Islamic principles of design. This has been supplemented by the application of a dynamic translucent ‘mashrabiya’ which opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, reducing solar gain by up to 20%. The resulting composition seeks to create a building which is both culturally and environmentally responsive, reflecting the aspirations of the brief while also respecting the emergent Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan.

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