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ABU DHABI PORT TERMINAL BUILDING

The semi-automated container terminal of Khalifa port is the first of its kind in the region, the uniqueness and dynamics of the terminal is reflected in the landscaped area surrounding the terminal operations building. Wherever in the world, dunes are also dynamic environments, shaped and constantly changed by wind. At the coast they serve as natural protection against the sea where as in the desert create a dynamic, everchanging landscape and offer shelter against the prevailing wind. We have used the theme of dunes as base of our design, resembling on one hand the dynamics and on the other offering a place for leisure and relaxation. As shaped by the wind, curved horizontal and vertical lines, at some parts highlighted with wooden beams, meander next to the building and leading visitors to the main entrance.