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The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates in the Venice Architecture Biennale has researched an environmentally-friendly alternative to cement inspired by the UAE’s which was made from salts and minerals inspired by the UAE’s salt flats

The book that accompanied the project, entitled 'The Anatomy of Sabkhas', was written by urban researchers Rashid and Ahmed bin Shabib, and will explore the ecological and socio-economical significance of these natural phenomena.

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