The fifth edition of Abwab will bring together designers from India, Lebaon and the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arab to design its pavilions, tasked with redefining the experience of learning.
Representing the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia and supported by Ithra, boutique firm Azaz Architects's pavilion will address the concept of restoration, while India-based Busride Design Studio will create a memory bank for its pavilion.
The Lebanese pavilion will be designed by T Sakhi Architects, a multidisciplinary design studio by Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi. The duo designs both permanent and transient social structures that draw from emotional and psychological spaces. This year the Lebanese pavilion will see their interactive ‘Silent Echoes’ installation, designed to capture social interaction in the digital age.
Visitors will be able to enter the pavilions and interact with the structures all of which celebrate the idea of learning.
Translated as ‘doors’ in Arabic, Abwab is presented as temporary pavilions that showcase the way information is shared and taught across various culture in the Middle East, North Africa and India.