Sharjah: Gateway to the Trucial States
8 sites nominated for World Heritage status.
The World Heritage nomination aims to bring consistency and aesthetic appeal to the sites comprising “Sharjah: Gateway to the Trucial States”, capturing the attention of residents and visitors, and directing them to the attributes of the nomination.
Each site has its own particularities for an adaptive system. Enter podiums.
The immersive structures link the 8 sites not only in the content they provide but also aesthetically. Their volumes and circulation are inspired and abstracted from the typologies and experience of the sites they represent. All the podiums feature a platform with its shape inspired from the typology, panels which have their location aid in demarcating the users’ circulation and presenting the typology, and a groove in the flooring which demarcating the path or circulation that users should follow.