Resembling an artificially "built landscape", the science oasis stretches underneath a light roof structure, providing access to the wadi formerly located on the spot. An ample square serves as entrance to the complex whose rectangular shape is prescribed by the shopping mall in the southwest and the different buildings of the science centre situated in the northeast.
The obvious and characteristic trademark of the science oasis is its undulating roof, which seems to hover in the air like a flying carpet. The meshed structure supported by numerous tree-like pillars allows for the unrestricted positioning and extension of exhibition boxes on the one hand, as well as for the expansion of the sculptural roof in independent construction stages.
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