Al Qurm Visitor Centre

Al Qurm Visitor Centre

Location of Project - City: 
Sharjah
Location of Project - Country: 
UAE
e.construct Services: 
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

Al Qurm Visitor Centre is located in Kalba city, a coastal region of the Gulf of Oman. It consists of 9 precast pods of varying sizes that house exhibition areas, aquariums, a gift shop,  a café as well as administrative buildings. The pods are clad in white color precast concrete panels.

Scope of Work: 
e.construct completed the structural design of precast pods, raft foundation and an interstitial space linking the pods, a large aviary and 2 G+1 buildings. A geotechnical investigation and survey of the existing ground conditions was also performed. During construction, site technical support was offered.
Owner: 
His Highness The Ruler’s Office
Consultants: 
Hopkins Architects
Contractors: 
Precast Subcontractor: Dubai Precast
Special Feature: 

The visitor center includes a 650 m² aviary, that encloses several different species of birds for the visitors to view. More than 2Km in walking trails allow visitors to explore the wider site & provide a means of accessing the external aviaries, gazelle feeding station, 360 viewing platform, mangrove suspension bridge and bird hides.

Project Type: 
Mixed Use
SIZE OF PROJECT:

3126 m2

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