Sharjah-based Saudi students land top design prize

Two architecture students from the American University of Sharjah have been awarded a prize for their design which consists of  curving steel structures to form public shelters.

Salwa Al Khudairi and Nada Al Mulla, both from Saudi Arabia, called their design Keswa – an ancient Arabic word which means covering.

They were chosen for the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Prize which takes its inspiration from the work of the artists best known for covering prominent buildings in material, to create new ways the urban environment can be viewed.

The shelter is six metres tall and three metres in length. It will be built and displayed at the New York University Abu Dhabi in March.

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