Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

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Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

Architecture in Dubai Area, UAE – design by Habibeh Madjdabadi Architect

1 Nov 2019

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

Design: Architect Habibeh Madjdabadi

Location: Sharjah, Dubai, UAE

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

Habibeh Madjdabadi’s Museum for Modern Arab Art in the UAE

As part of an international call to design the new ‘Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art’ in Sharjah, Iranian architect Habibeh Madjdabadi presents her concept, which was awarded honorable mention in the Rifat Chadirji Prize 2019.

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

Conceived as an architectural and cultural landmark for the area, Madjdabadi’s idea can be described as a contemporary interpretation of the BADGIR (Persian) or barjeel – the arabic name for the wind towers that are traditionally used in the region to provide ventilation in the hot desert climate.

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

When embarking on the project, the main challenge was creating a place to host the contemporary art collection while at the same time considering the local cultural heritage and environmental conditions. Madjdabadi therefore formed her architectural response around two central objectives.

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

Firstly, to establish an intelligent and tangible relation with the context and with the barjeel foundation, and secondly, to fulfil the functional requirements of the competition through an efficient distribution of the activities and paying particular attention to the surrounding urban structure.

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah

To form the design, the architect first carefully analyzed the context, which is shown through the positioning of the volume and the choice of material and architectural components.

Museum for Modern Arab Art Sharjah, UAE

The character of the proposed building is defined by the sweeping, organic forms that evoke the feeling of undulating sand dunes.

Museum for Modern Arab Art Sharjah, UAE

The smooth waves of the roof peak into seven barjeels, representing the seven emirates of the UAE. A bigger barjeel, 35 meters-tall, is located above the main entrance and acts as a landmark dedicated to the city.

Museum for Modern Arab Art Sharjah, UAE

The seven barjeels are used as skylights while also contributing to the natural passive ventilation of the indoor spaces. a schematic section shows how the traditional ventilation system has been re-interpreted in the project as an integral part of the artificial ventilation system.

Museum for Modern Arab Art Sharjah, UAE

The hot air tends to rise and go out through the dampers placed in the upper part of the barjeel elements, while the consequent indoor negative air pressure will capture the natural air and pass it through the air treatment units and the ground heat dispersion duct before reaching the interior.

Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah building design by Iranian Habibeh Madjdabadi architect

The main gallery, which is a looped-like ramp, is located under the bigger barjeel, while the rotating exhibition is spread under the skylights next to the library.

Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah building design by Iranian Habibeh Madjdabadi architect

Inside, the interior is characterized by white-colored finishes and the dappled light that provides a rich spatial experience.

Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah building design by Habibeh Madjdabadi architect

This pared-back palette allows the artwork to take center stage, while the rounded forms give a sense of the impressive architectural form.

Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah building  by Habibeh Madjdabadi architect

Museum for Modern Arab Art Sharjah, UAE – Building Information

Project name: barjeel museum for modern arab art
Project type: competition
Location: sharjah, united arab emirates
Architect: habibeh madjdabadi
Graphic and presentation team: neda jafar nejad, niloufar kaveh, azin mirani, sima vadaye kheir

http://www.habibehmadjdabadi.com/

Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah UAE building by Habibeh Madjdabadi architect

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