Behind the scenes
Yesterday I posted some photos from the Arab Fund building. Although I know absolutely nothing about architecture and engineering, I was blown away by the tour I was given. The engineer showed us the parts of the building that are cleverly hidden from the visitor. He talked to us about the raised floors which provide easy access to the “life support cabling system running from the central building management room.”
Beneath the floors, computer cables share space with fire fighting equipment, communication lines, air conditioning and water pipes. Air handling units, normally above the ceiling, here are housed under the floor as well. Every pipe, light or duct is easily accessible.” (from their website).
Because there’s no point in me trying to explain the brilliance of this building, here are more pictures to give you an idea.