Dubai Design Week: Dubai Culture to present commissioned sustainability installation

Dubai Design Week: Dubai Culture to present commissioned sustainability installation

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the custodian of the emirate’s art, culture and heritage, will be presenting a commissioned sustainability installation at November’s Dubai Design Week in Dubai Design District.

‘From the Dunes & Trees’ is a creation of ARDH Collective, a UAE-based initiative that celebrates the Emirati history of innovative building techniques. The installation envisions the future of building and creation in the region through their sustainable and future-forward materials.

The ARDH Collective is a sustainable material solutions company focused on using waste resources native to the MENA region. ‘From the Dunes & Trees’ presents the next generation of materials that will be accelerating regional sustainable development. The installation is sponsored by Dubai Culture and features a collaboration between ARDH Collective and MODU Method. 'From the Dunes & Trees' will be located at the North Terrace and the Architecture Exhibition during this year's edition of Dubai Design Week. The installation is designed to be deconstructed and re-utilized by the ARDH Collective and Dubai Culture for future events post Dubai Design Week.

Khulood Khoory, Director of the Projects & Events Department at Dubai Culture, stated

“Innovation, sustainable material development and environmental heritage are all important to us at Dubai Culture. We hope the installation will encourage the use of more sustainable materials in our industry as well as inspire more creative explorations of sustainability in the future. What we see from ARDH Collective is in line with Dubai Culture’s commitment to supporting a stimulating infrastructure for the cultural and creative industries, enabling a thriving ecosystem that supports Dubai as an incubator for creativity and talent hub for the eyes of the international community.”

Dubai Design Week, held in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), is the region’s largest creative festival, reflecting Dubai’s position as the design capital of the Middle East.

Dubai Design Week, which this year it will run from 8th to 13th November, is a platform for regional design as well as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai. It is one of the region’s most important cultural events and each year its varied programme that takes place in d3 includes the UAE's leading design fair, exhibitions, installations, competitions, talks and workshops across multiple creative disciplines.

“Dubai Design Week is a platform to showcase design talent and innovation. The ARDH Collective is exactly that. The collective has developed an industrial process that brings innovation to building materials, using common natural waste and showcased it as a respite from the hustle and bustle of Design Week. The team and I are both impressed and proud to showcase them along some of the world’s most renowned names in architecture and design. Dubai truly fosters these opportunities and creates moments to highlight how bright the future is through nurturing locally based talent,”

said Kate Barry, Director at Dubai Design Week.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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