Mega Dune Ecolodge

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Eco-tourism and eco-lodges thrive on nature, demanding sustainable development for site improvement. This approach is a win-win strategy. This project delves into environmental concerns, traditional architecture, and local culture to propose an eco-friendly, comfortable structure that blends with its context visually, functionally, and emotionally. Taking cues from the local oasis, a desert treasure, the design offers a dual identity. Externally, transparent tent-like forms merge with the landscape, letting the sand create soft dunes. Internally, a distinct spatial comfort unfolds. Innovative materials and pre-fabricated structures meet sustainability requirements. This unique design, neither entirely tent nor traditional building, shifts focus from conventional architecture to emphasize spatial perceptions.

Arabian Oryx Protected Area in the southern region of the UAE, on the border of Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Project design year

Project website

Farze Co.

Author of the project
Notash Dadjoo

Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD)

Status of the project
Conceptual design