Architecture

Atkins to design Dubai Canal taxi stations

The contract for the design for marine transport stations along the Dubai Canal has been awarded to the architecture and engineering consultancy Atkins. This presumably happened some time ago – Atkins wasn’t mentioned when the renders for the designs were […]

Architecture

Two UAE projects up for World Architecture Festival awards

Sharjah’s rather fine Mleiha Archaeological Centre and the impressive Wahat al Karama memorial park are the two UAE projects that have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival awards this year. The competition is fierce – although Dabbagh Architects’ Mleiha Centre […]

Architecture

Architecture Triennial for Sharjah (coming soon, probably)

Sharjah has just announced the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, featuring “exhibitions, competitions, conferences and publications that will serve as a platform for debate and the dissemination of architecture and urban challenges, targeting the general public, the professionals and the decision makers”. […]

Architecture

A chance to travel through Al Ain’s history

An interesting initiative led by Abu Dhabi’s Tourism & Culture Authority and organised by Al Ain National Museum is highlighting the historic and cultural sites of Al Ain. TCA Abu Dhabi seems to be positioning Al Ain as a repository […]

Architecture

Louvre postponed again, says Reuters

Late last week Reuters reported that the official opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi had been postponed again because of delays in the construction work. Originally scheduled to open in 2012, the most recent suggestion had been a soft opening […]

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Architecture

Aga Khan Awards announced: a pixelated world?

The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. The prize, which is given every three years, was established by Aga Khan IV to reward architectural concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Islamic societies […]

Architecture

Etihad Museum: documenting the UAE’s establishment

Not to be outdone by Abu Dhabi’s plans to fill Saadiyat with museums, Dubai Culture has put more flesh on the bones of Sheikh Mohammed’s announcement of the Etihad Museum. It’s a rather lovely building, a flowing canopy over a […]