Gallery: Solar-Powered Crystalline Towers Unveiled for Abu Dhabi

 
Aedas, one of the world's largest architectural practices, joined up with Arup to design the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers, a set of twin towers outfitted with a crystalline honeycomb shell that protects the buildings from the sun. The Investment Council Headquarters will be located near Al Qurum Beach in the eastern district of Abu Dhabi, and the two towers are separated by a lake and a palm reserve. The 25-story skyscrapers will house 2,000 employees and feature sky gardens and photovoltaic systems.

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  1. motheus November 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Interesting concept, and vaguely reminiscent of…something. Suddenly I’m craving sugary cereal…

    Really, tho’ – Its the Honeycomb Hideout, from my American childhood (memories of kids’ TV programming ads)…and my life comes full-circle once again.

    (I only remember the commercials, since Mom kept the sugar-heavy breakfast foods out of our cabinets :-)

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