Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Visitors’ Center

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Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the few urban protected areas found in the arid zone. The 6.2 square km sanctuary is home to 450 species of animals and 47 species of plants and plays a vital role in spreading awareness about the environment and conservation through its education programs for schools, universities, public and private organizations, and the general public.

Some of the project features are:

  • Reduced impact on the soil through punctual columns, avoiding shoring and invasive foundations
  • Renewable resources
  • A path to approach the natural environment gradually, from shared learning to individual bird watching
  • An infrastructural system where functions are accommodated as ‘floating pavilions’
  • Low impacts on human health and the environment through the complete building life cycle

Architects: Riccardo Vannucci, Giuseppina Forte