Retractable ceiling turns mall into outdoor space

Jul 31, 2017, 8:10 AM EDT

Inspired by the idea of “indoor comfort, outdoor freedom,” Turkish company Libart has developed an innovative retractable glass roof that opens up with the push of a button, transforming large complexes like malls into outdoor spaces.

The system also steps up to the energy-efficiency of shopping centers, hotels or conference centers by letting in natural light and air, eventually driving down power consumption and costs, notes Inhabitat.

Libart’s flexible architectural system hailed as “modern architecture in motion,” is a clean, minimalist structure with the potential to add a new value to the hospitality industry.