Al Shoumari Wildlife Nature Reserve Visitor Center
Azraq, Jordan

In designing this visitor centre for the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan, the architects based the scheme on an understanding of the cultural landscape, and creating a unique destination for nature and responsible tourism. The layout of the centre creates an interactive journey along an "architectural promenade", all the while maintaining a close connection between indoor and outdoor spaces that offer myriad possibilities to view the wildlife in the Reserve. The material used, different types of volcanic basalt sourced locally, creates a positive contrast with the land geology and its green cover. The environmentally responsive architecture makes use of a solar chimney and solar panels on the roof.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Azraq, Jordan
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Completed 2016
824 m²
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