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Municipal headquarters of Ajman, United Arab Emirates 
Tuesday 20 Mar 2007
 
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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.

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