Maximizing Space and Elegance in UAE Architecture with Technal's Folding and Pivot Aluminium Doors

Technal's Folding and Pivot Aluminium Doors
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Maximizing Space and Elegance in UAE Architecture with Technal's Folding and Pivot Aluminium Doors

The UAE is a shining example of rapidly evolving urban landscape design, with the demand for innovative, space-efficient and elegant solutions frequently rising. Technal, a leading provider of architectural aluminum solutions in the Middle East, is a leader in meeting the demand for cutting-edge folding and pivot doors. Our solutions seek to transform the aesthetics of high-rise buildings in the UAE while improving their functional space.


The Challenge of Space in High-Rise Living


With the allure of luxurious penthouses and apartments in high-rise buildings in cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, a constant challenge that architects face is the efficient use of space. Traditional hinged doors take up large amounts of valuable floor area, which limits any potential open-plan living while also obstructing the views that only these kinds of apartments can produce.


The Solution: Technal's Folding Doors


Our folding door solutions provide an innovative workaround to these space limitations. By operating on a track system, folding doors allow panels to fold neatly to one side, creating an expansive opening. This is particularly beneficial for high-rise buildings where space is always at a premium, and every amount of space is crucial. This makes folding doors ideal for high-rise construction. Smaller apartments are also greatly aided by their design which facilitates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor areas, making balconies and terraces even more defined.


Enhancing Aesthetics and Functionality


Technal’s folding doors are designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. The SOLEAL Next Door, for example, offers a sleek, modern design with concealed hinges and a wide range of color options and accessories. This ensures that the doors not only blend seamlessly with the architectural style of the building but also add a touch of elegance. The large dimensions of the folding doors, with modules up to 3 meters high, provide an unobstructed view, adding to the visual appeal of the living space.


Pivot Doors: The Epitome of Modern Elegance


In addition to folding doors, Technal’s pivot doors offer another elegant solution for maximizing space in high-rise buildings. Pivot doors, which rotate on a central axis, require less floor space than traditional hinged doors and offer a unique design statement.


Architectural Versatility

Technal’s SOLEAL Next pivot doors are highly versatile, available in multiple configurations including single or double action, with or without fixed fields. This versatility makes them suitable for various applications, from grand entrance doors to sleek interior partitions. The minimalist design, combined with the option for large dimensions and high-performance glazing, makes pivot doors ideal for modern, high-rise buildings.


Superior Performance and Safety


Technal’s pivot doors are engineered to meet the highest performance and safety standards. The SOLEAL Next doors, for example, feature anti-finger-trap mechanisms, burglary and bullet resistance, and smoke and fire protection options. These safety features are particularly important in high-rise buildings, ensuring the well-being of residents while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the space.


Real-Life Applications in the UAE


Technal has contributed to various regional landmark projects. Recent examples include:


  • The United Tower, one of the tallest towers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, features a unique glass replacement technique.
  • The Dubai Design District (D3).
  • The Address Sky View.
  • The Burj Vista Towers in Dubai, UAE.
  • The Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank HQ Tower, which utilized a fully capped concept and virtually silicone-free application with a TPE central barrier, achieved an excellent U-value.


The solutions used in these examples may also benefit high-end penthouses in Abu Dhabi using Technal’s pivot doors as part of their interior design. The doors’ sleek design and smooth operation contribute to the penthouse's modern and sophisticated look. At the same time, their space-saving functionality allows for a more flexible and open living environment.


Sustainability and Innovation


Technal is committed to sustainability, as demonstrated by using Hydro CIRCAL® in the SOLEAL Next Doors. This high-quality aluminum, made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminum, helps reduce the carbon footprint of their products. Furthermore, SOLEAL Next doors are under certification to obtain the Cradle to Cradle label, ensuring that they meet rigorous environmental standards.




In conclusion, Technal’s folding and pivot aluminum doors are revolutionizing high-rise living in the UAE. These doors enhance modern high-rise buildings' functionality and aesthetic appeal by offering space-saving solutions that do not compromise on elegance or performance. Whether it’s the expansive views afforded by folding doors or the sleek, space-efficient design of pivot doors, Technal’s innovative solutions are setting new standards in architectural aluminum.


For architects and developers looking to maximize space and elegance in high-rise buildings, Technal’s folding and pivot doors are the ideal choice. With their superior performance, safety features, and commitment to sustainability, these doors are not just a practical solution but a statement of modern design and innovation.