Sharjah Architecture Triennial is the first major platform for architecture and urbanism in the MENASA region. Led by Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Triennial was founded in 2017.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial's mission is to create new spaces for critical reflection and research on contemporary architecture and urbanism in the region. Drawing on local and international conversations, the Triennial reframes on the built environment of the MENASA region within its social, economic and cultural contexts.
Rooted in the city of Sharjah, the Triennial broadens architectural conversation in the UAE by making it accessible to a wider public that includes students, scholars, practitioners, and members of the public sector. It invites dialogue that accommodates the region’s rapid urban development amidst historical shifts, ongoing cultural encounters, and aspirations for the future.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial collaborates with a range of partners including Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Directorate of Town Planning and Survey, Sharjah Art Foundation, College of Architecture, Art & Design at American University of Sharjah, and Bee’ah. The inaugural edition is planned for November 2019 and will include a programme of exhibitions, urban interventions, public events, conferences, and publications.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial is legally housed under the Sharjah Urban Planning Council and funded by Government of Sharjah.
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Location: Dubai , Nad Al Sheba 4
Dates: 2008 - 2015
GFA: 6,250 m²
Architecture Team: Hannes Werner | Dominic Wanders | Florian Mueller
3D Visualization: Russel Octavo
Photography: Torsten Seidel, Wisam Allami
The office of WANDERS WERNER FALASI ( WWFCA ) was founded in 2008 by Hannes Werner and his partners Dominic Wanders and Mansoor Al Falasi. It offers outstanding architectural and engineering design services on international level, and is growing solid on the base of its exceptional modern design projects.
Hannes Werner is in the region since 2004 and is well known in Dubai for his excellent skills in architectural and interior design concepts. Since 2012 he is teaching periodically at the American University of Sharjah in the College of Art, Architecture and Design - CAAD.
The current projects of the practice varies from corporate offices and showrooms, highly specialized functional telecommunications and technology buildings (data center, logistic center), public structures (football stadium), religious and social projects (mosque, culture center) to healthcare projects and spectacular high-end residential projects. All projects are based on modern concepts and innovative space designs and where commissioned directly based on recommendations..
Visit the Website: http://www.wwf-architects.com
Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: A universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. Its approach promotes a personal interchange with art, emphasises the role of curiosity and imagination, and encourages a lifelong passion for learning in both adults and children.
The important collection of artworks and artefacts on view originates from all around the world, and spans the entirety of human existence from prehistory to the present day. Members will be able to encounter the museum’s collection in an unparalleled yet very welcoming atmosphere, and experience the cinematic ‘Rain of Light’ effect that filters through the museum’s iconic 180-metre dome.
Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum represents an Arab medina (city) with its 23 permanent galleries, temporary exhibition space, Children’s Museum, auditorium, restaurants, retail and a research centre. Surrounded by the sea, visitors can walk the promenades beneath the museum’s stunning dome. They can experience Nouvel’s enchanting ‘rain of light’, inspired by the shadows of overlapping palm trees in the UAE’s precious oases where travellers once crossed paths. Louvre Abu Dhabi was born of an intergovernmental agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France in 2007. The agreement stipulates that the name of Louvre is on loan for a period of 30 years; art works from French institutions for 10 years on a decreasing basis as the permanent collection grows; and the programming of temporary exhibitions for 15 years. (Courtesy - Times of Oman)
Visit the Website: https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae