SARUQ AL HADID

Dubai, UAE / 2018

Saruq Al Hadid is considered as one of the major archeological sites that have been discovered in Dubai in recent years. This site played an important role in ancient civilizations because it was regarded as one of the most prominent centers for melting copper and manufacturing weapons, tools, and gems.

To celebrate this great discovery, an architectural monument that simulates the story of descending into the depths of history to unveil its hidden mysteries and treasures has been constructed.

The design’s concept is inspired by the journey of searching in the depths of the unknown in pursuit of exploring historical facts and treasures. Spiral pathways are created to take visitors into the depths of the earth and allow them to discover their own history hidden in the crevices of the earth and buried under the sand walls.

Visitors can witness the veins of melted copper that remind them of the distant past where copper was the backbone of the economy and the source of interaction with other civilizations and cultures.

The location of Saruq Al Hadid was chosen to be next to Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, to remind visitors of the continuation of their civilization and its deep roots in history.

 

design team

Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Luca Vigliero

  • client

    Confidential

  • program

    Museum & Installation

  • built up area

    11,309 sqm

  • scope‎

    Architecture

  • status

    Proposal

SARUQ AL HADID

Dubai, UAE / 2018

Saruq Al Hadid is considered as one of the major archeological sites that have been discovered in Dubai in recent years. This site played an important role in ancient civilizations because it was regarded as one of the most prominent centers for melting copper and manufacturing weapons, tools, and gems.

To celebrate this great discovery, an architectural monument that simulates the story of descending into the depths of history to unveil its hidden mysteries and treasures has been constructed.

The design’s concept is inspired by the journey of searching in the depths of the unknown in pursuit of exploring historical facts and treasures. Spiral pathways are created to take visitors into the depths of the earth and allow them to discover their own history hidden in the crevices of the earth and buried under the sand walls.

Visitors can witness the veins of melted copper that remind them of the distant past where copper was the backbone of the economy and the source of interaction with other civilizations and cultures.

The location of Saruq Al Hadid was chosen to be next to Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, to remind visitors of the continuation of their civilization and its deep roots in history.

 

design team

Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Luca Vigliero

  • client

    Confidential

  • program

    Museum & Installation

  • built up area

    11,309 sqm

  • scope‎

    Architecture

  • status

    Proposal