With "Once Upon a Forest," OBMI brings the UAE's natural world of mangroves to the urban landscape, awakening new possibilities.

Under the shelter of the pavilion's floating canopy, individuals are immersed in an exploration of the protection and promise that awaits within the indigenous forest ecosystem.

As seasoned masters of vernacular architecture, OBMI has deep expertise in designing the globe's most storied destinations, creating spaces that transform those who inhabit them. Always seeking to celebrate nature as a place of refuge and inspiration, OBMI's approach plans for the best long-term outcomes—for the land, the water, and the people.