Expo’s Terra gets some Collishaw magic

Equinox, an animated sculpture by British artist Mat Collishaw, is going to be one of the stars of Expo 2020 Dubai. It has just been unveiled at the Grimshaw-designed Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion. Equinox is a 3D moving installation […]


Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winners

The ninth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award has been won by three architecture students at the American University of Sharjah: Nour Elbery and Marawan Mahmoud, both from Egypt, and Rashid Modibbo from Nigeria. Their winning submission, titled Cocoon, seeks to demonstrate […]


Christo Award 2020 winner: now virtually live

NYU Abu Dhabi and ADMAF have unveiled the winning submission for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The installation, titled Haweia (Arabic for ‘identity’), was designed and built by three architecture students from AUS – Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, Sara […]


Life cycling

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport has an AED 8 million programme named ‘For Abu Dhabi’ with a brief to “enhance the Emirates’ urban spaces and nature sites in order to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors” by […]


Ayyalah-inspired installation wins the Christo prize

The winner of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2019 is Sila, an architectural installation designed by AUS students Ibrahim Abdellatif, Falwah Alhouti, and Omer Al Raee. The installation – named after an Arabic term that translates to ‘link’ or ‘connection’ […]


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, […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]


Poetry and the desert: the Christo Award winner

Maram Kassab and Mariam Ayoub, two architects who graduated this year from Abu Dhabi University, have unveiled the structure that won the sixth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award. Qasa’ed (poems) is a pavilion inspired by Emirati poetry and […]