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Towards Dubai 2020 – Architecture in a Transient City

Dubai’s skyline today offers a wide panorama of architectural works, from hi-scale landscape interventions to small size projects, designed by the most renowned world-famous architects. Those projects are radically transforming the urban landscape.

The exhibition shows a selection of projects designed during the International Workshop of Architectural Design Towards Dubai 2020: Architecture in a Transient City, held at d3 Dubai Design District 3-11 November 2017 organized by Al Ghurair University in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and Sapienza University of Rome. Students of architecture and interior design from several European universities worked together with local students of the Bachelor in Architecture of Al Ghurair University, to foster a shared design vision.

The workshop goal was to find appropriate solutions to reconnect the fragments of the city’s fabric, solving the contradictions generated by the current urban sprawl caused by the rapid and uncontrolled recent growth.

Curated by Tiziano Aglieri Rinella and Ruben Garcia Rubio.



Al Ghurair University (AGU) aims to excel as a premier university in the Gulf and provide affordable, high quality education to the men and women from diversified nationalities by offering programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels. Its students come from more than 35 countries. AGU gives emphasis to world-class teaching, scholarship, research and the enduring engagement of its students and alumni to contribute to regional and international society.


Event Information:

18 – 24 March 2018

Location: Al Ghurair University, Dubai International Academic City

Open: 9:00 – 20:00

+971 4 420 0223

+971 52 972 9104


Image: Al Ghurair University Workshop

Earlier Event: March 17
Medaf Studio
Later Event: March 19