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Sharjah Architecture Triennial will explore evolution of Emirati architecture

Sharjah has recently announced the development of a new initiative, The Sharjah Architecture Triennial, which will examine and explore the evolution of the emirate’s architecture.

Set under the chairmanship of Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, it will be the first architecture event of its kind in the MENA region.

President and director of Sharjah Art Foundation said the event will feature “exhibitions, competitions, conferences and publications that will serve as a platform for debate and dissemination of architecture and urban challenges, targeting the general public, professionals and decision makers.”

“The programme will produce research in the field of architecture and urbanism, and reflect on how research and practice in architecture mutually shape one another,” said Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi in a statement, highlighting its importance in support of the Sharjah Development Plan, which aims to provide an integrated framework for the city.

No further details have been released yet however the event sets out to improve awareness of Emirati architecture, increase motivation to preserve UAE landmarks as well as cultural memory.

The event also promises to draw industry figures to build relationships with academic and public institutions to contribute to the emirate’s contemporary urbanization and architectural discourse, according to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. 

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