Norwegian architects A-lab win competition for the new municipal headquarter in Ajman , Dubai
Six architectural practices pre qualified to participate in the
international competition to design the new municipal headquarters of
Ajman, which was won by Norwegians A-lab Architects in calibration
with Migrant Urban Planners.
The 15000 m2 brief is divided between a high rise building housing the municipality administration, and a single storey public building with
reception, exhibition, conference and café facilities grouped around a courtyard.
A sail-like curved screen binds the project together, serving to shade
both the entrance forecourt area and the sunny side of the building.
The space between the screen and the high-rise building is planted to
create a 'hanging' garden. The screen itself derives its pattern from
traditional Arabic decoration. The facades around the courtyard are 'clad' in
screens of flowing water, modulating both the interior and exterior light.