Kuwaiti Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale Entitled "Between East and West: a Gulf"

14:00 - 21 March, 2016
Kuwaiti Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale Entitled "Between East and West: a Gulf", 'Touring a Masterplan'. Image © 2016 Kuwait Pavilion Team
'Touring a Masterplan'. Image © 2016 Kuwait Pavilion Team

The third Kuwaiti Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Between East and West: A Gulf’, will "look past Kuwait’s borders to the contested hydrography of the Persian/Arabian Gulf" in order to propose a new masterplan for the region. Curated by Hamed Bukhamseen from Kuwait and Ali Karimi from Bahrain the pavilion will, in an area of physical, religious, and political division, "tell the story of the Gulf’s islands and the possibilities they hold for a joint territorial project."

DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership

22:00 - 18 March, 2016
DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership, © Joao Morgado
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Wall House / AGi architects

22:00 - 16 March, 2016
Wall House / AGi architects, © Nelson Garrido
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Hisham A. Alsager Cardiological Hospital / AGi Architects

09:00 - 24 January, 2016
© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sabah Medical Region, Kuwait
  • Architect in Charge

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Conference: Leaders in Architecture MENA

09:36 - 16 December, 2015
Conference: Leaders in Architecture MENA

Leaders in Architecture MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers. Gathering the most senior industry professionals from across the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture, set future business plans and appreciate breathtaking and daring architecture.

Box House II / Massive Order

22:00 - 1 October, 2015
Box House II / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait
  • Architect in Charge

    Muhannad Al-Baqshi
  • Design Team

    Reem Aljalal
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Mélange Store / Ahmad Fakhra + Massive Order

02:00 - 20 September, 2015
Mélange Store / Ahmad Fakhra + Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
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Credit One Kuwait Office / AGi Architects

03:00 - 17 September, 2015
Credit One Kuwait Office / AGi Architects, © Juan Roldán
© Juan Roldán

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Green Core / AGi architects

02:00 - 6 July, 2015
Green Core / AGi architects, © Juan Roldán
© Juan Roldán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Collaborators Architects

    Gwenola Kergall, Lucía Sánchez Salmón, Carmen Sagredo Rodríguez, Hanan Alkouh, Aisha Alsager, Awrad Tifooni
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects

03:00 - 1 May, 2015
NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects, © Nelson Garrido
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Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle

20:00 - 2 April, 2015
Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle, © Gijo Paul George
© Gijo Paul George
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Gijo Paul George, Hend Almatrouk
  • Area

    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi architects

03:00 - 23 March, 2015
Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea.
  • Architectural Design Team

    Salvador Cejudo, Stefania Rendinelli, Hanan Alkouh, Gwenola Kergall, Bruno Gomes, Ana López Cerrato.
  • Client

    Ministry of Health of Kuwait / Mr. Ali Mohammad Thuniyan Al-Ghanim
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

23:00 - 15 March, 2015
Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho , © Nelson Garrido
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Box House I / Massive Order

01:00 - 19 January, 2015
Box House I / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait
  • Architect in Charge

    Muhannad Albaqshi
  • Design Team

    Reem Al-Jalal and Eman M Kassem
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Street House / Massive Order

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Street House / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Sixth Ring Road, Al-Ardiya, Kuwait
  • Principle Architect

    Muhannad Albaqshi
  • Design Team

    Reem Alhumaidan
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon, Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees
Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees

No single building typology reveals as much about a nation’s political culture as the seat of its government. Parliamentary or palatial structures can tell stories of bureaucratic sprawl, autocratic excess, democratic openness, and anything in between. Kuwait’s National Assembly Building, the home of its popularly elected legislature, is no exception. Much like the nominally-democratic, effectively-oligarchic government it hosts, the building projects conflicting messages of accessibility and regionalist modernity, referencing traditions that don’t necessarily exist in the country and sometimes ending up in direct contradiction with itself. As an emblem of political culture, the building is thus perhaps too accurate in its reading of the Kuwaiti story, yielding a revealing insight into the complex political fabric of the country through its own eclectic bricolage of ideas.

Palmetto ornamentation of the debating chamber. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Roof detail above the public plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Interior corridor. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Section through the assembly hall +16

The Six / fikrr architects

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
The Six  / fikrr architects, © Nelson Garrido
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The Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
The Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Al Hamra Tower & Mall, Al-Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architect in Charge

    Jassim Al Shehab
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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