AETER Architects, under LEEAD Consulting, in a Joint Venture with Core Alliance and Ecomarine have been appointed for the design of a New Marine Research Centre located in Umm Al-Quwain, U.A.E. for the Ministry of Public Works. The proposal includes an Educational Unit which will feature an Exhibition Hall with Aquariums, a Multipurpose building which will include Libraries, Seminar Rooms and a Conference Hall. The complex will also provide several Laboratories and Catered Accomodation for Researchers. Additionally, within the site, a Fish Hatchery Complex will operate, producing various species of fish fingerlings, which will be released into the sea in order to enhance the local marine life.
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