Rima Alsammarae

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10 Design completes architectural work on Dubai Creek’s Al Seef

Hong Kong architecture firm 10 Design has recently completed the architectural work on Dubai Creek’s Al Seef area, a newly opened retail and hospitality destination launched by Meraas. Leading the project from concept design through to construction supervision, 10 Design’s scheme broke down … More

Dubai is Middle East’s first city to become a UNESCO ‘Creative City of Design’

Dubai has recently been announced as the latest city to join UNESCO’s growing list of creative cities, making it the first in the Middle East and 24th in the world. Founded in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) currently has 180 members … More

CTBUH names 2018’s best tall buildings from across the world

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has recently announced the winners of its 16th annual CTBUH Awards, where finalists competed for acknowledgement at the 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held in Chicago. While Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore as … More

New images released of Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

Designed by Chalabi Architekten & Partner and completed in 2013, the Al Ain-based Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is an award-winning building that houses a research centre for desert and environment-related issues. Inspired by the surrounding rugged landscape, the structural form generates a … More

Groupe3Architects designed Morocco’s Tuareg-inspired Guelmim Airport as ‘piece of land art’

The recently completed Guelmim Airport in southern Morocco, designed by Rabat-based architecture studio Groupe3Architects, was designed as a “piece of land art”, according to the practice’s Vincent Missemer. “In this beautiful landscape, with the large horizon and the mountains on both sides, it was … More

Roundtable: Architects from Dubai’s JT+Partners discuss the impact of technology on hotel design in the GCC

At a recent roundtable held by JT+Partners, an award-winning architecture and design practice with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut, four architects from the firm came together to discuss the future of designing for hospitality in the GCC, and the impact technology … More

Saudi’s pavilion for Venice Biennale reflects country’s tension between tradition and liberalisation

Saudi Arabia has recently revealed its first ever pavilion for the 2018 Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Spaces in Between’, which will be organised by the Misk Art Institute and designed by Bricklab’s Abdulrahman and Turki Gazzaz. According to a statement released by the institute, the Saudi pavilion … More

NEB’s Christian Vasquez elected president of the United Architects of the Philippines Dubai Chapter

Christian Vasquez, business development executive and project architect at National Engineering Bureau (NEB), has recently been elected president of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Dubai Chapter. Having worked with UAP Dubai Chapter since its inception in 2010, Vasquez received overwhelming support … More

Q&A: Bernard Mouawad discusses Haworth’s presence in the regional marketplace

Tell us about Haworth. Founded in 1948 by G.W. Haworth in Holland, Michigan, Haworth Inc. has grown into the world’s largest privately held furniture manufacturer with the ability to make critical business decisions in support of our customers’ – not shareholders’ – needs. … More

Saudi Arabia reveals first ever pavilion for the Venice Biennale

Marking its first appearance at the Venice Biennale, Saudi Arabia’s first ever pavilion, entitled ‘Spaces in Between’, will be located in a large exhibition space within the Venetian Arsenal – the most prominent building of the exhibition. Alongside other regional countries, including Lebanon … More

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