In this issue, We profile Emirates Soil Museum - a unique facility in the Middle East and North Africa region for youth education on soils, earth, climate and environmental issues.
At landscape we like to hear from the experts, and this monthCracknell, a leading landscape architectural is in the spotlight. On page 20, we hear from Robert Shakespeare, Group Design Director at Cracknell on the evolution of connectivity of the public realm. While on page 30, Masdar - Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company - ManagerPeter Spellmeyer discusses the company’s growth, latest projects and his thoughts on the landscaping industry in the GCC.
We also look at a firm that aims to preserve the culture and legacy of its country through design. Atelier Pod, the award-winning firm which specia¬lises in creating strong identities, merging brand values and environment specificities were chosen to create the architecture and interior design of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman.
On page 26, we take a look at how Vo TrongNghia Architects project Farming Kindergarten was designed for 500 children of the factory's workers. The building is conceived as a continuous green roof, providing food and agriculture experience to children, as well as an extensive playground to the sky.
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