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Final Frame: Bhais Geology Park, Sharjah

On the al-Madam Plain south of the city of Sharjah, Hopkins Architects has designed five interconnected pods that will exhibit fossils and other artefacts from the desert region’s rich geological history.

The geometry of the pods was inspired by the fossilised urchins present on site, which have been translated into a series of segmented precast-concrete shells. To minimise disruption to the existing fauna and terrain, the pods only lightly touch the ground on in-situ reinforced-concrete foundation discs.

Photo Hopkins Architects