RAK Ceramics sanitaryware has been chosen as part of the design of a new archaeological site and visitor centre in UAE, designed by Hopkins Architects.
Located in the desert, 30 miles from the city of Sharjah, the Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre sits on a former prehistoric sea and takes its form from the fossils of sea urchins often found in the region. Externally, the centre’s main building is formed of a cluster of four interconnected, circular, reinforced concrete pods clad in bronze-coloured steel. Inside, the pods feature exhibition areas, an immersive theatre, gift shop and a cafe with panoramic views of the Jebel Buhais ridge.
The RAK-Feeling washbasin from RAK Ceramics, chosen for the visitor toilets in the fourth pod, keeps with the circular theme of the building overall, and is said by the brand to offer the practical benefits of being both easy to clean and hardwearing.