making of: open - dubai pavilion

sneak preview - first impressions

 

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How to built in a desert environment?

OPEN – a public experiential pavilion in Dubai – suggests and promotes an unconventional approach. Powered by two abundant resources of the region – solar energy and salt water – the pavilion establishes its own microclimate through vegetative performance that we graft onto adiabatic cooling.

This naturally breathing, climatic and social oasis is wrapped into a textile and tactile fabric – open to everyone, for experiencing and sharing the sensual and climatic comfort of its interior atmosphere.

This atmospheric space suggests the end of air-conditioning as we know it, to open up for approaches on bio-climatic habitation.

SITE: Dubai, UAE
YEAR: 2018 - 2020
PROJECT NUMBER: 110 - OPEN
CLIENT: undisclosed, UAE