Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2012:   
The Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi use a solar shading system that features a computer-controlled facade made up of thousands of translucent units.  Umbrellas connected to motors open and shut depending on where the sunlight is create an eco friendly building. The towers, on the corner of Saada and Salam Streets in Abu Dhabi will house the offices for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.  (Silvia Razgova / The National)

     (Note: spelling for the Bahr towers has officially been changed to Bahar - June 12, 2012)
The Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi use a solar shading system to keep the building cool. The UAE is currently home to 869 green-rated buildings, the 14th highest national concentration globally and the Show more

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