MOON TOWERS RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Program: Multi-unit luxury houses: Penthouses and Duplex; Commercial and Offices.
Site: 1.000 m2
Built: 79.860 m2
To the moon and back.
The crescent moon plays a significant role in Islamic architecture.
The design and construction of the building is influenced by the principles of Islamic architecture. The orientation of the towers towards the Mecca is adapted to the urban fabric.
We can find indications of various geometric principles: the application of the shapes related to the geometrical principles of the moon.
These residential towers aim is becoming a distinctive addition to the city skyline. The strength of the towers shape and their concept behind will make the complex become an iconic landmark in Riyadh.
A High end design glass facade with curtain walls helps to mitigate the solar heat while maximizing the daylight. Indoor green spaces and outdoor terraces for tenants create sky gardens and vertical green strips. A natural airflow system is a result of the difference between solids and voids.
Designed after analysing the different synergies between the moon and the proposed site during various periods of the year, the building embodies beauty and sophistication. The use of parametric software involved in the structure, provides a unique depth in order to appreciate the wide and beautiful panoramic views.