Norwegian architects A-lab won the competition for the new municipal headquaters in Ajman. The 15000 m2 contains municipality administration, housing, and on the ground floor is reception, exhibition, conference and café facilities. The exteriors have flowing water to manipulate the sunlight the comes through. The most impressive feature is the sweeping screen that flows from the building to provide shade over the entry and a 'hanging garden.' The pattern for the screen is in tradition Arabic pattern, a historical precident for shadinG, which changes light during the day.
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