Arab World Institute, AWI architect Jean Nouvel facade has numerous motorized apertures camera lenses) that act as a brise soleil (blinds) for the building theme clever resemblance to traditional Arabic themes pattern makes the facade follow the the rhythm day building in 1981, constructed 1981-1987 Jardin des Plantes quarter of Paris It is the Arab cultural institute and houses a large collection of artefacts revolutionary light sensitive facade Paris France Sculpture outside the Arab Institute in the Jardin des Plantes quarter of Paris built by Jean Nouvel the facade has photo sensitive compartments which open and close with the affects of the light The Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris has along the south facade traditional Arab latticework screens in glass and steel: 30,000 light-sensitive diaphragms are designed to regulate the penetration of light into the building by use of high-tech photosensitive mechanical devices to control light levels and transparency The Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) or Arab World Institute (AWI), in English, was established during 1980 in Paris, when 18 Arab countries concluded an agreement with France to establish the Institute to disseminate information about the Arab world and set in motion detailed research to cover Arabic and the Arab world’s cultural and spiritual values. The Institute also aims at promoting cooperation and cultural exchanges between France and the Arab world, particularly in the areas of science and technology, thus contributing to development of relations between the Arab world and Europe. Libya joined the agreement in 1984. arab arabic muslim islam islamic culture cultural identity centre institution resource architecture modern modernity structure frame work steel glass light facade walls lighting imposing impress sightseeing landmark high tech technology area arrondissement learn learning tradition traditional diverse diversity immigration population ethnic europe european union together mix mixture
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