This mall facility features large retractable glass panels that let in natural light, serving as an example of environmentally friendly shopping center design.
Large facilities like shopping malls aren't known for their environmentally friendly, or visually pleasing designs, however 'Libart', a Turkish company doesn't think it has to be that way. Functioning under the motto "“indoor comfort, outdoor freedom,” this company is designing shopping centers that let in natural light and air circulation during beautiful days, while blocking out the harsher elements on less desirable days.
The complex can essentially turn into a simulated outdoor space thanks to Libart's architectural designs which bring the natural elements of the outdoors, inside. The structures are comprised of sliding glass roofs, complete with LED panels to flood the interior with a natural illumination.
These sliding glass panels drastically reduce the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning.