Zayed National Museum - Exhibition Gallery Pods
Outer Skin Design Development
Abu Dahbi / UAE
Foster&Partners / Arabtec / PCT
The pods are 4 independent exhibition galleries to host different kind of arts, design and historical artefacts. The Pods have an organic shape and are suspended in the large museum spaces and are supported in the space by 3 beams. The outer cladding is a GRC skin with complex concave and convex surfaces. The design development is focused on how to split the surface in manufacturable panel form and sizes. Redesign of substructure has been developed to allow a better interface panel to building with great optimisation in bracket typologies. 2 different types for 95% of the cladding system.