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The façade creates a dynamic playful envelope that incorporates performative qualities such as shading.
Woods Bagot was commissioned to undertake façade design services for existing buildings in the Dubai Design District.
A conventional unitised glazing system at 1400mm centres was proposed to clad all of the Phase One buildings, taking advantage of economies of scale and efficiencies.
A triangular shading module was developed to work independently from the mullions as a vertical shading fin in addition to a horizontal louvre. This arrangement ensures the interior office space is protected from both low lying East/West sun and the higher South sun, as well as maintaining views towards the Burj Khalifa and Business Bay area.
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Through playing with the arrangement of the triangular module, a number of different patterns can be formed on the façade to create a dynamic effect in addition to being arranged to best suit its orientation.
Separating the glazing and shading systems, Woods Bagot have allowed for significant time saving advantages, enabling the curtain walling to be installed on site as the shading panel was further developed.