Another nature-inspired design, “The Cocoon” bird observation tower at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is presented as a nest form. This platform consists of two levels of viewing opportunities (an air-conditioned level and an outdoor level), allowing up to 18 people at once. The structure is designed to allow maximum transparency to allow visitors to enjoy the outdoor surroundings and the desert landscape.
The diagonal structural pattern provides an intimate view without interrupting the birds. It also protects the sanctuary’s birds from harmful glass reflections.