The Avenues Mall, located in Silicon Oasis, Dubai, uses Rau Expanded Metal Panels for the entire 40’000 m2 façade. The design, by Design International UK and coordinated by Adnan Saffarini Architects, is based on five gigantic pebble-shapes inspired by ancient Arabian movements across the desert. The metal structure enables natural light to enter into the glass building, while decreasing heat and glare, thereby reducing the need for air-conditioning.