Architecture

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 […]

Architecture

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 […]

Architecture

How to build a future

Sharjah Architecture Triennial has put some detail on to its inaugural edition, curated by Adrian Lahoud from the RCA and running from 9 November 2019 to 8 February 2020 under the label Rights of Future Generations. That title suggests a […]

Architecture

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: “on track, on budget” … or not?

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be ready for opening in “approximately four years”, according to an interview given by Guggenheim Foundation director Richard Armstrong on the sidelines of the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019 last week. The Guggenheim Foundation led […]

Architecture

A new modern art museum for Sharjah?

A new museum of contemporary Arab art could be coming to Sharjah, a move that will further enhance the Emirate’s credentials both as a powerhouse of modern art and a guardian of Arabic culture. The Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab […]

Architecture

Beachside installation to honour charitable giving

It looks like urban Dubai will be getting a piece of monumental public art to honour the traditions of generosity in the Emirates, though it’s not immediately clear where or whe. Designed by architects OMA (who were responsible for Concrete, […]