Design Strategy

Shading Devices

Shading devices, such as overhangs and vertical fins, are necessary to decrease heat gain from solar radiation during the summer. The design of shading devices depends on the solar orientation of a particular building facade. Shading devices must be optimized to block solar radiation in the summer while allowing solar heat gain in the winter.

Reference Projects
Grand Hyatt Kuwait
Grand Hyatt Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Mall of Saudi
Mall of Saudi

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kenniskwartier
Kenniskwartier

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2030 Palette