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Kalba Wildlife Centre

Sharjah, UAE
2012

The project is one in a series of Visitor Centres that the Sharjah government is keen to develop, to protect regional wildlife. The centre will provide information about the historical importance and the natural history of animals in the Arabian Peninsula. The proposed circular building is hugging the small mountain, creating enclosed natural environment providing a relationship between nature and human, and allowing people to interact with the characteristics of the site. The main functions camouflage with the site, using the same material and color of the surrounding context.

Design Team 

Ahmed Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Mirco Urban, Pariya Manafi, Dana Sheikh, Abdullah Bashir, Waleed Al Mezaini, Christian Geronimo, Brian Abarintos

Client 
EPAA: Environmental and Protected Area Authority
Program‎ 
Visitor Centre
Built up Area‎ 
3333 sqm
Scope‎ 
Architecture
Status‎ 
Under Construction