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Single Layer Envelope

Double curvature façade skin | Single layer triangulated multi-curved space frame | Unique members | Glazing | Unitized double-curved cladding | Panels of mashrabiya shading | Glass panels cold bent on erection | 9  months building envelope completion

Size: 36.819 sqm.

The Shell Tower in Lusail City, State of Qatar, is one of today’s fastest projects, with a score of only 9 months for a complete construction envelope, including cladding, glazing, and mashrabiya.

The HEXANOM system is a multi-curved structure with unique features in 36.819 sqm., such as unitized double curvature cladding, cold bended glass, and a single-layer triangulated multi-curved façade.

The HEXANOM system comprised bonded members and components that allowed for significantly quicker and more flawless project delivery. With the use of 21.638 unique members, 10.828 unique nodes and 11.246 unique panels, envelope was delivered in a high record and zero deviation time!

HEXANOM technology is synonymous with engineering excellence. The fluid envelop of Shell Tower exemplifies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible while creating innovative solutions that revolutionize design and construction.

Today, architects worldwide are re-approaching the use of free-form shapes. Fluid Structures are inspired by nature. This trend stems from a desire to give the world more structures inspired by natural shapes and have less to do with functional forms.
These structures would not have come true if architects had not dared to think beyond linear shapes.
Aesthetic needs are easily met using state-of-the-art HEXANOM engineering design applications.