Triagrid Structure as used in Liwa Tower

“The Triagrid Structural System is highly innovative and creates tremendous freedom for designer using mass-production technology to produce amazing and unique building components of multi-forms from curtain wall to artistic sculpture.”
Vincent Tse, CTBUH Technical Awards Juror / Managing Director, Parsons Brinkerhoff

The Triagrid Structrual System is a free-form load bearing system in which the building’s skin and structure are synchronized. It creates a tremendous freedom for the designer, using mass-production technology to produce unique building components. This integrated approach results in cost savings and architectural eloquence. The characteristic architecture of the Liwa Tower (right) in Abu Dhabi is achieved by using components that are unique in size and shape. These components are manufactured using CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) production facilities using the data derived directly from the computer models of the architect. The aesthetic freedom to create the elegant curves that shape the Liwa Tower within a reasonable timeline and budget can only be realized using a system such as Triagrid’s integrated design strategy for skin and structure. The structural logic is expressed in the architecture, and the decorative patterns of the façade are the detailed expression of the architectural tessellation of the surfaces.

Project Team

Design and development: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
Facade and Cladding Partner: Central Industry Group
Steel Works Partner: Hollandia

See full Liwa Tower project team and building details on The Skyscraper Center.