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Strata Tower
Asymptote Architecture

June 30, 2008 /

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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As a signature architectural statement, the Strata Tower's articulate, striking physical presence seeks to encapsulate meaning through the use of abstract form drawn from both local cultural landscapes and motifs and dynamic forces of global influence.

The exoskeleton veils the entire tower in a shimmering curvilinear form set against Abu Dhabi's surrounding desert and sea, embracing and reflecting the ever-changing light and atmospheres that enfold and contain it.

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The Strata Tower's innovative form was created using state-of-the-art, advanced parametric modeling tools and techniques from the onset of the design process to the production phase. The building's design emerged from various influences and factors including economies of production and fabrication with special consideration given to environmental sustainability. Sophisticated computer modeling and tools were utilized to produce the building's intelligent, environmentally responsive louver system that is held in a unique, cantilevered exoskeleton structure.

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As architecture the Strata Tower resists being an overt, singular gesture reliant on a set meaning or association. Rather, the mathematical properties used, not unlike those in the manifestation of the arabesque or abstract calligraphy, give the building its supreme elegance, prominence and potential for meaning and significance.

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Last updated: December 19, 2013

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