Office and Retail
150,000 sqm / 1,600,000 sqft; 388m / 1,270 ft
SZAD, BuroHappold, Front, Robota
The facade of SHEAR TOWER is comprised of two layers, a diagrid curtain wall and an exterior cable mesh with expanded metal fins that is stretched across the entire surface of the building, inflecting and deforming at the major public spaces. The stretched mesh allows the public spaces to be open air while acting as an external shading device in the subtropical climate.