Parsons X MEAL* - Computational Design Workshop

Stalactite from the Greek stalasso, (σταλάσσω), "to drip" a tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water.

The IL76 abandoned plane in Umm al Quwain, like many strange and unexplained landmark across the country , has been used as an artist meeting point.

The airplane as our focal point, will be surrounded by three main zones: The Contemplation Zone, the Theater, and the Cave like experience.

The three areas will be defined through articulated enclosed surfaces , and aggregated with several components, shaped by their functionalities.

Stalactite installation, a digital experimental pavilion, is created to revive and reform the abandoned site while creating a cave inspired monument.

  1. Location
    Dubai, UAE
  2. Organized by
    Mattia Gambardella
  3. Tutor
    Riyad Joucka
  4. Team
    Sara Al Adayleh, Maria Sfeir
  5. Date


'Stalactite' in Site Plan, Program, and Elevation.

Diagrams Showing the Fabrication and Construction Methodology.

3D Printed Model of Modules - Scale 1:1500.