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Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre

Built

The Buhais Geology Park was designed to accommodate exhibition spaces to present the region’s exceptional prehistoric and geological significance, with educational spaces for locals and researchers.
The Buhais Geology Park lies south-east of the city of Sharjah in a region of exceptional prehistoric and geological significance.The project was designed to accommodate a series of exhibition spaces to present the region’s significant geological phenomena, with educational spaces provided for the interaction with local guides and researchers.The building consists of five interconnected pods with their geometry inspired by fossilised urchins found on site. Each pod houses a different function and an outdoor trail links them with the natural rock formations and ancient burial tombs present.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

* N/A Outside of London

Size

2320 sq m

Completion

January 2020


Location

Unnamed Road - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates


Team Credits

Architect

Hopkins Architects Limited

Structural Engineer

e.Construct

M&E Engineer

GAJ

Exhibition Designer

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Lighting Designer

Lux Populi

Acoustic Consultant

Gillieron Scott

Cost Consultant

De Leeuw

Fire Consultant

Design Confidence

Landscape Architect

Spencer

Main Contractor

Hardco Building Contracting

Specialist Contractor

MARF Steel


Listed by

Hopkins Architects

Last updated on

16/07/2021


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