glass and varying depths of vertical fin elements generate
refracted light effects which animate the facade.
The towers are designed as an entity with special
emphasis on facing sides. They combine fluid, curvaceous
shapes with hard edges. The simple outer shape and
the special articulation across both towers, the fluid
lines, create different appearances from alternative
perspectives. The facade materialisation uses varying
transparency, reflectiveness and colour. There is a special
articulation at the top of the towers comprising copper
colour elements with a gradient towards the top. The fluid
appearance is created by an interplay in the variation of
geometry animated by reflection.
The glass layer is made up of three different shades of
glass, from a pale grey to cool white finish. The aluminium
fins are made of a composite material with different
colouring on either side. One side is slightly oriented
towards the facade and therefore is reflected in the glass
layer. The other side reflects the colour of the sky.
The morphology of the fins ensures that the buildings will look different
from any viewing angle but still symbolise a gateway to the city