Dubai Airport

Yaroof is a geometric installation inspired by a type of traditional fishing of the same name. This type of shore fishing uses beach seine netting made of strong mesh, mainly used for fishing for small fish. The net is laid down near the shore and the fishermen wade into the sea for some distance, holding the edge of the net. Making a half circle towards the shore, the fish are caught inside the net when it is pulled ashore.

The installation’s structure and components are inspired by the process of Yaroof fishing.

Designed in collaboration with a local interior company who worked on the seating of Terminal A21 at Dubai Airports, the installation consisted of a large dome and screens that were placed within the terminal to improve the passenger experience through design elements with Emirati design influences to create a ‘sense of place’.

Material: Rope, Metal
Year: 2019