Al Noor Island
Waagner Biro Gulf LLC was awarded the design and build contract for the development of Al Noor Island which was created by Austrian artist André Heller and executed by 3Deluxe architects. The island which is Sharjah’s latest leisure attraction, has a bastion of exotic trees, prehistoric rocks, a Butterfly House and other features. It is interwined by meandering wooden walkways that take visitors through the greenery and is connected to Buhairah Corniche by the uniquely-designed pedestrian bridge near Al Noor mosque.
The 45,470 square metre island features a pedestrian bridge, covered and streamlined structure inspired by a natural environment for butterflies, a Literature Pavilion, a children's playground and an egg-shaped OVO Art Sculpture.
The playground gives a primeval forest feel and children can climb the trees and enjoy themselves. The ground is covered with sand and grass, and integrated lights cover all parts of the playground.
The island is designed to allow visitors to discover natural life across a spacious area covered by lighting and vegetation.
At night, special laser lighting gives the island a fantasy fairy tale look, with trees and rocks illuminated in bright colours.
The island is part of wider development works by Shurooq, the company behind Al Majaz Waterfront and other projects.
Facts & Figures
- Sharjah/Vereinigte Arabische Emirate