Shatti 20 is an irregular stack of 5
curving/undulated floor plates of
volumes subtracted/ scooped from each floor plate in order to provide a dynamic
approach that give the building a sense of movement and leave space for
terraces on the ground floor and the penthouse. Shatti 20 is inspired by the
wind and its moves. Slabs with a curvilinear outline
avoid a bulk and static volume.
The curvilinear architecture is the result of
geometry that creates a building that
both accessible from multiple
directions and smooth; an architecture that is open and inviting
to the public. The curvilinear design differentiates it from most of the surrounding
monumental architecture. Undulation gives the impression that the building is
never-ending with its lack or sharp corners.
The building sits on a glass base, allowing transparency to public areas and in and out of the building. The Façade is a combination transparency on the ground floor and penthouse and bold offices clearly differentiating what’s public from what’s private). At the same time, the façade gives the “see but not seen” impression for the offices, allowing its privacy from the outside.
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