The Eco Centre

How do you shed light on the long history of the UAE’s first World Heritage Site?

The Al Ain Oasis dates back over 4,000 years and is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements.

It has recently been opened as the UAE’s first World Heritage Site.

Client: Crown Prince Court / Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi
Event: Al Ain Eco Centre
Date: 2016
Venue: Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

Projex were asked to build its Eco Centre - the main building in the site’s public areas.

We worked with a design and concept by Pietro Laureano, founder and CEO of the IPOGEA research and knowledge centre. The centre provides a lively and informative experience for visitors to this national treasure.

The Eco Centre’s vast steel structure has a multi-layered and multi-coloured outer frame, evoking the look and feel of a lush oasis.

Projex fabricated, constructed and installed the interactive experience as well.

The interactives give visitors an insight into the origins of the oasis, its purpose and functionality, and the heritage of the region and its families.