Dachverspannung Vordach Firmengebäude

Wire rope systems

A sail in the wind

Two slender glass towers rise 185 metres high above the Abu Dhabi skyline. From the lobby of the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the canopy which protects visitors entering the building appears to hover weightlessly. It is supported by filigree stilts and seemingly invisible I-SYS stainless steel cables made by CARL ST AHL ARCHITE CTURE . These wire ropes hold the sail securely in position and lend it the necessary stability.
  • Project
    ADIA Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Application

    Canopy rigging

  • Products

    I-SYS, ø 22 mm

  • Architect
    Kohn Pedersen Fox & Partner
  • Photographer
    H.G. Esch