Competitions: Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Centre

The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi is home to a vibrance of wildlife, the most famous of which are its flamingo population. The magnificent waves of pink flock to the reserve every autumn to spend the cooler winter months residing in the wetlands until spring, as many as 4,000 at a time.

The Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center competition is the second in a series set in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve; following the success of the Flamingo Observation Tower competition, in partnership with EAD (Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi).

For the Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center competition, participants are tasked with creating designs for a new visitor centre for the wetland reserve that is in keeping with Al Wathba’s unique environment.

The visitor centre would need to provide a few key facilities such as an information centre with a small cafe, terrace, souvenir shop, display area for specimens, training center, toilets and a car park.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is interested in constructing Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center, as such winning designs will need to strike a balance between bold and sensitive aesthetics, allowing the center to fit into the natural surroundings while at the same time having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $7,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions

“Competition Client’s Favourite” Award – US $1000
BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – JANUARY 14, 2020
Advance Registration: JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 25
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 26 – APRIL 28

Closing date for registration: APRIL 28, 2020
Closing date for submission: JUNE 9, 2020 (11:59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: JUNE 30, 2020

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(left) Abu Dhabi – Capital of the United Arab Emirates; (right) Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

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Flamingos in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

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The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is interested in constructing Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center, as such winning designs will need to strike a balance between bold and sensitive aesthetics, allowing the center to fit into the natural surroundings while at the same time having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

Learn more and register here – flamingovisitorcenter.beebreeders.com