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Khor Kalba Turtle & Wildlife Sanctuary

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Situated on a biodiverse nature reserve, the Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a cluster of rounded buildings and creates a sanctuary for rehabilitating turtles and nurturing endangered birds.
Situated on one of the most sensitive and biodiverse nature reserves in the Gulf, the Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a cluster of rounded building forms that creates a sanctuary for rehabilitating turtles and nurturing endangered birds, connecting with local initiatives and expertise. Seven interconnected pods create a visitor centre, with a terrace and panoramic views towards the mangrove forests and distant mountains. A nature trail encourages visitors to explore the reserve’s rich biodiversity of indigenous mangrove forests and mud flats and the species it supports including turtles, stingrays, gazelles and the rare Arabian Collard Kingfisher.

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Project information

Status

Built

Borough

* N/A Outside of London

Size

2970 sq m

Completion

March 2021


Location

Kalba - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates


Team Credits

Architect

Hopkins Architects Limited

Structural Engineer

e.Construct

MEP Engineer

Godwin Austen Johnson

Lighting Designer

Lux Populi

Acoustic Consultant

Gillieron Scott Acoustics Design

Landscape Architect

Spencer

Main Contractor

Hardco Building Contracting

Pre-cast concrete specialist subcontractor

Dubai Precast

MEP subcontractor

Al Muhanad Electro-Mechanical Contracting


Listed by

Hopkins Architects

Last updated on

16/07/2021


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