The organic form of the project is a result of two factors: One, is the natural flow of a Chloroplast that sculptures the outer shell of the building. Other Chloroplast’s parts inspired different interior designs within the EMS, such as the vacuum elevators, atrium spaces, and internal bridge, (as illustrated in diagram 1).
Second factor is the traditional forces of the surrounding environment that affected the organic façade, such as the patterns used in the outer skin. Which are inspired by heritage themes of the ancient citadel of Erbil at the initial design process, and then developed with a parametric method to blend-in with the glass gradually.
Last but not least, the EMS’s façade is provided with new elements that express the modern, digital era, that are represented by dynamically placed lights here and there in the project (not only in the façade but also on the site).