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Rethinking The Future Awards 2020 First Award | Pop-ups and Temporary Structure (Built)

The Abwab Pavilion was designed in collaboration with the Dubai Design District and Bee’ah for the 2017 Dubai Design Week. The pavilion was designed to be an innovative work of art, predominantly using the recycled materials from Bee’ah to showcase creativity through various domains of art.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2020 First Award | Pop-ups and Temporary Structure (Built)

Project Name: ABWAB PAVILION Studio Name: Fahed + Architects Design Team: Fahed Majeed, Chief Architect Marionne James, Project Head Githa Vijo, Senior Architect Area: 4000 sq.ft Year: 2017 Location: Dubai Design District, Dubai Consultants: Contractors – Plan B Photography Credits: Photosolutions

Constructed out of 1100 coil springs collected from old bed mattresses, this pavilion housed 42 exhibited designs by top artists from MENASA (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia). The structure is designed as a contemporary and inviting space that enables it to be perceived as an artistic expression while making ample room for exhibits within its core and amalgamating art with architecture.

The structure celebrates the shape and character of the material by retaining and representing it in its purest form. Narrow corridors, surrounded by the mesh, create a space filled with filtered light and interspersed by shadows creating a play of patterns. Every stage of the radically minimalistic pavilion enables the viewer to explore the exhibits and the pavilion amidst a creative ambiance.

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