Flamingo Visitor Centre, UAE I 2020
Almakan Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Centre is a sheltered oasis of hospitality in a highly specific natural setting, an essential part of Abu Dhabi's visitor experience. Free-flowing form connects the design with its locality and our imagination. It envisions the flamingo's wingspan above its nest, a contemporary interpretation of a Bedouin Tent, dynamic forms of desert dunes - generating a sense of excitement and anticipation. The desired conceptual response of 'a temporary intervention in the landscape' is grounded in the form of the lightweight tensile structure.