Butterfly Aviary

Designers that focus on parametric research today have an astonishing large inventory of materials and algorithms to be applied in the design process. One particular projects that stood out recently was the newly created artwork displayed in the creation of the Butterfly Aviary by 3deluxe.

Futuristic biosphere for butterflies - Photography Björn Asmussen - Courtesy of Courtesy of 3deluxe

Futuristic biosphere for butterflies – Photography Björn Asmussen – Courtesy of Courtesy of 3deluxe

German design studio 3deluxe has inaugurated their pavilion within a 2.5 hectare Landscape Park. The new park is situated at Noor Island which located in the middle of UAE’s Sharjah. The Butterfly pavilion is designed to interlace with several other theme pavilions located on the island.

The pavilion occupies a space of 230 m² with The Butterfly Aviary located in the center of the pavilion shaded by its defining golden roof. The elaborate roof is basically a shell structure, formed by ofer 4,000 golden aluminium leaves serving as structural modules.

Courtesy of 3deluxe

Courtesy of 3deluxe

Courtesy of 3deluxe

Courtesy of 3deluxe

Designers faced challenge that is to consider giving the generated pavilion the same special identity of the tropical island. That has been achieved by using non-repeated traditional Arabian ornaments on the golden roof, providing a minimal barrier between inside and outside.

Photography Christian Bauer

Photography Christian Bauer

Photography Christian Bauer

Photography Christian Bauer

Defined by the golden roof, the inside house is a rainforest biotope, populated with a great number of butterfly species. The biosphere’s steel strucuture cladded with an all glas façade.

Also we can notice here that the pavilion reflects the 3deluxe design principles of “Multilayered Atmospheres” antually d sustainability that’s appear clearly in the overlaying of moods that blends into one simple  spatial experience.

Project info:

Project: Butterfly Pavilion, Noor island, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Location: Noor island, Sharjah city, U.A.E.
Inauguration: December 15, 2015
Area: 820m2
Contracting authority: Shurooq, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Client: André Heller, Artevent GmbH, Austria
Architects: 3deluxe, Germany
Interior architects: 3deluxe, Germany
Roof construction: Seele Middle East, Dubai, U.A.E.
Pavilion construction: Waagner Biro Gulf L.L.C., Dubai, U.A.E.
Interior works: Candido Hermida, Spain
Interior material: Krion
Light: HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH, Germany
Planting: Greenworks, Dubai, U.A.E.

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