Two of RMJM Dubai’s projects, the Grand Mosque of Gate Avenue and the KSA Pavilion, have been shortlisted for the upcoming d3 RIBA Gulf Architecture Festival 2020.
Organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects as part of its Gulf Chapter, the event will run from November 11th-13th, in parallel with the Dubai Design Week.
The programme aims to promote architecture and design excellence in countries of the Gulf, including the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the Sultanate of Oman.
Completed in 2019, the Grand Mosque of Gate Avenue in Dubai International Financial Centre was conceived to be a modern and non-conformist facility.
The KSA Pavilion was created as a concept for the Expo 2020, with the goal to take its visitors on a 'journey of discovery' through Saudi Arabia.
Its design was inspired by the winding tracts of the country's desert landscapes and it is organised in four hubs, centred around four themes: connection, creation, innovation and opportunity.
“KSA has been in the heart of RMJM since the 60s, we are always very proud to be involved with landmark projects that help realise the vision of the kingdom,” says Sotiris Tsoulos, design director at RMJM Dubai.