Al Ain Museum

PROJECT TYPE

Heritage

SCOPE

Full landscape services from concept design to final construction supervision and handover

LOCATION

Al Ain, UAE

This award-winning project is of significant historical and cultural importance and comprises the Al Ain Oasis (a world heritage site), the Sultan Fort and the Al Ain Museum.

The museum, and its relationship to the fort and oasis, as well as a number of historical layers and physical elements all informed the landscape design, including existing vegetation and trees, cannons placed on plinths, wells within the fort, entry and exit structures and a boundary wall that loosely represents the extent of the outer wall to the Fort. The landscape forms a key medium in expressing and revealing these historical
influences and informing the visitor through the use of storytelling within the landscape.