The sails forming the shell give the tower an ever-changing and vibrating silhouette that reflects the quick-paced change of the city surrounding it. During the day, these sails serve as efficient sunshades. At dusk they slowly open up, like night flowers blooming, to collect dew from the air during the night. At dawn, when the first rays of the sun appear again, the sails retract back to their closed position. The water collected will serve for the daily usage of the tower and its visitors. A new cycle starts over. The vibration of the sails also serves as a source of natural energy through the piezo-electric effect. Thus, like a living organism, the tower follows the alternating cycles of nature and draws its resources from it. This tower mixes various references to the history and culture of the city of Dubaï with a strong concern for sustainability into a coherent structure that owes as much to history and tradition than to the newest technologies.
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