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Architectural wire mesh for solar protection at the ADNEC Tower

An enormous metal curtain made of Tigris architectural mesh links the main building with the neighboring stands and provides effective solar protection.

The 160-meter high avant-garde building has the highest façade cladding to date in the Arabian region. But the Capital Gate skyscraper of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is also a key architectural highlight in the Persian Gulf region in other respects: the building is inclined at four times the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, making Capital Gate the world's most slanting building.

The mesh cladding of the spectacular façade comprises 580 panels of differing size and uses a total of 4,915 m² metal mesh from GKD. The panels had to be shifted horizontally by up to 25 degrees to fit the unusual shape of the building. The ability to form the stainless steel mesh plus its light weight and solar protection properties made GKD's Tigris mesh the material of choice.

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