Architecture

UAE projects on World Architecture Festival awards shortlist

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2021 awards, celebrating buildings and landscapes completed across the world between 2019 and 2021 (a pandemic influenced time range that also reflects WAFX’s postponement from January this year to December). […]

Architecture

Saving the world, one saltflat at a time

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates’ upcoming exhibition for the Venice Biennale of Architecture – which opens 22 May and runs to 21 November – will feature a large structure built from an innovative, environmentally friendly cement made […]

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Making the most of a mosque: RMJM adds spirituality to DIFC

Some of the Middle East’s best modern architecture comes in the form of mosques. There’s real potential for designers in the combination of sociological and religious constraints, the openness of the main prayer spaces and the traffic flows around them, […]

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Talking about recycled architecture

Sharjah’s environmental management company Bee’ah is further burnishing its credentials as “the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer”. Alongside the daily grind of waste disposal, Bee’ah is putting a lot into the desire of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi to make the […]

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CEBRA’s Al Hosn prayer hall wins at WAF

The Al Hosn site in the heart of Abu Dhabi has proved such a success both as in practical terms and as an example of balance and style in the built environment that it’s surprising it has not garnered more […]

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RIBA opens an office in Sharjah

RIBA – the Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the oldest and best-respected professional associations for architects – has just opened its first office in the GCC (and only its second international office anywhere: there’s another planned for Shanghai). […]

Architecture

Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]