Dubai Design District (d3) has launched an inaugural Architecture Festival that’s set to run from 11-13 November alongside Dubai Design Week under the theme of ‘Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf’, with the aim of establishing the Emirate’s first platform to showcase regional architecture, urbanism and sustainable development.
The event will be held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, along with the Royal Institute of British Architects Gulf Chapter (RIBA Gulf Chapter).
The d3 Architecture Festival will be curated by Juan Roldan, an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Design, at the American University of Sharjah. The event has scheduled a series of talks to steer the Middle East towards a more sustainable future, and invite designers, architects and the general public to participate in daily talks.
The festival will see participations from the region’s most commendable institutions including the American University of Sharjah, ANARCHITECT, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Zaha Hadid Architects, and many more.
The exhibition will feature models, drawings and projects by architectural talents from around the Gulf. “This event is a celebration of what has been achieved by architects in the region and, more importantly, what’s to come from the emerging generation of local companies and graduating students,” Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of d3 said in a statement.
The d3 Architecture Festival summons us to reconnect with nature as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a country. Keep an eye out for the event that’s set to kick off with an opening reception at Building 6, d3, on 11 November. We’ll see you there.
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