THE RED PLANET

Science Centre

LOCATION

Dubai, UAE

CLIENT/OWNER

Meraas Holdings, Dubai

ARCHITECT

Grout McTavish Architecture

Brad McTavish (Principal), Clive Grout (Principal), Alex McCumber, John Jones, Andrew Carruthers, Toshi Suzuki, Kahn Tran, Michelle Ventresca

CONSULTANTS

SMEP Engineering / Code Consulting: Buro Happold Consulting 

Exhibit & Interpretive Design: Gallagher & Associates 

Habitat & Zoological Design: Studio Hansen Roberts

Aquarium Design: Jim Peterson Design Associates

Life Support: Ted Maranda & Associates

Horticulturalist: Rob Halpern

Lighting: CD+M

Architects of Record: U&A, Dubai

Project Manager: Samsung

Facility Operator: Zoo Oceanarium

 

YEAR COMPLETED

2016

SIZE

60,000 sf enclosed area

The Red Planet Dubai is an immersive Science Center attraction based on the UAE active involvement in Mar exploration. Conceived as a vertical journey through the science of space flight from propulsion systems to navigation and the science behind living in space. Guests are taken on a journey through theses zones to get a better understanding of the complexities and issues surrounding a successful Mars mission.

The experience revolves around a 30m-scale representation of Boeings Mars rocket separated to show the various stages and inhabited zones of the spacecraft. Guest are given a mission objective to fulfill within each vertical zone of the spacecraft, with the highest score given command of the mars landers located in the upper reaches of this carved stone abstracted cube.

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