The Institute holds a museum, library, auditorium, restaurant, offices, a 300-seat hall, etc. Its purpose is to foster knowledge of Arab world culture by the exchange of information on the arts, sciences and modern technologies. The metal sunscreen has active sun control diaphragms that regulate light penetration to the interior spaces.
Keywords: France, Ville-de-Paris, L'Institut du Monde Arabe, Arab Institute, cultural center, mixed use, frame construction, glass curtain wall, social and civic buildings, windows. Submitted by Jason Dembski.