Abu Dhabi's Shiny New Oceanfront Created via Environmental Computer Modelling

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From the architecture firm that brought you Kazhakstan's alien ship building comes a new design for the Abu Dhabi World Trade Center. Using high-tech environmental computer analysis that takes into consideration the complex climate and topography of Al Raha Beach, Foster + Partners created this bright-but-cool, airy-but-windproof, asymmetrical-but-functional, and very futuristic-looking building.

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The secret to making this shiny building work in extreme hot weather is angles. The facade is angled to minimize glare, and the roof is slanted with the winds so that cool air currents can pass through the building.

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Construction starts this summer.

Foster + Partners main page via Dezeen

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@Klebert: Oh I get it now, but in my younger days of Garfield fandom as an American youth who lived in a city in a state in a country. The idea of a psuedo country being called a city state... too much to handle.