Strata Tower by Asymptote

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Project: Strata Tower
Location: Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Date of estimated completion: September 2011
Designed by Asymptote
Height: 160m
Principal Architects: Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
Structural and MEP Engineer: ARUP, New York
Façade Consultant: Front Inc., New York
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Consultant: Gehry Technologies, Los Angeles & New York
Environmental Designers: Atelier Ten, New York & London

The Strata Tower, a forty-story, luxury residential building designed by architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote, has broken ground on Al Raha Beach and is now under construction. The tower is scheduled for completion in early 2011 and, at a height of 160 meters,  it will be a signature architectural statement. 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. 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. – from Asymptote

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