Abwab has for five consecutive years acted as a united platform for design talent from the UAE and the wider region, inviting visitors into the creative landscapes of neighbouring communities. This year, Abwab will once again present an innovative concept demonstrating contemporary regional design and architectural talent.
Dubai Design Week opens the door for creatives (individuals or collectives) from the region (MENA, GCC), to submit proposals for an architectural or design pavilion to be constructed at the center of Dubai Design District, d3.
The proposal needs to address themes related to city dwellers’ constantly evolving relationship with public space and the ever lasting need for public interventions that serve the purposes of shelter from weather conditions, spaces for gathering under current physical distancing requirements or simply serving the function of spaces of respite, to pause, relax and recuperate.
In the context of design week, this architectural pavilion will serve as a multi-purpose space, hosting different activities throughout the week, from talks and workshops to exhibitions.
Joining this call is Bee’ah, the leading environmental agency which will be providing designers with a selection of recycled and up-cycled materials produced in the UAE to be incorporated in their design proposals. Please click on this link to check material’s catalogue.
The conceptual proposal has to:
The design proposal must be:
Submissions must include:
*All images must be high quality and a maximum of 1MB. Please follow the submission form guidelines.
**Large architectural entities are not included in this call, which targets middle-sized studios and SMEs
The winning proposal will be awarded 40,000USD in production fees and 10,000USD in design fees, including all project development technical plans, renders and production management and supervision.
Submissions are now closed. For any inquiry please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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