February 2, 2018
Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre
Relating to both the sea and the city and in constant dialogue between them, Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre is an extension of the city to the sea and vice-versa. Conceived as a continuation and a transition through the wide public space, the building dives into the ocean and merges with it. It develops as a triangular sharp form, which concentrates the public routes to the museum, through an inviting shape that draws visitors to the entrance and distributes them to the interior.
Designed by Studio Niko Kapa, the museum itself is an artifact, an artificial underwater environment organized under an immense glass roof that has been designed in order to give the maximum view of the ocean and intensify the feeling of diving into the seabed. By optimizing the maritime-themed environment and combining it with breathtaking underwater views, the museum reflects in a sincere manner its function … Read full story with plenty of images and plans please refer to Building Journal October 2017 issue. Subscribe Building Journal E-version <click here>
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