Middle Eastern and African architecture are presenting changes that are shaping the way cities are realized due to huge energy resources: the geographical situation, climate, topography, culture, history and environment, all can’t be disregarded in relation to contemporary architectural trends. Visiting African and Middle Eastern Architecture involves exploring how contemporary architecture cohabits with the built heritage, not only in the modern era but also throughout the history of their civilizations.
In the Middle East we will find beautiful beaches, deserts, cosmopolitan cities, immense buildings and architectures totally out of the ordinary. It has ongoing projects of architects such as Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel or Zaha Hadid. From preservation of heritage, social housing, and tourist resorts to mega theme parks, skyscrapers, knowledge cities, sustainable cities, and artificial islands, the Middle East architecture has a lot of interesting sites to visit.
By the other hand, but still related to Middle East in architectural and urban dichotomies, African architecture will surprise you for its architecture linked to social sustainability and the unusualness of its materials. We have an incredibly didactic trip to Morocco, where you can discover other ways of doing architecture.
Dubai is a tremendously cosmopolitan city in perpetual transformation where it is being built beyond imagination. From the tallest building in the world, to an indoor ski resort or a fully underwater hotel. The architecture of Dubai never ceases to amaze us. Abu Dhabi, the opulent and vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has become one of the most attractive destinations in the region.
Doha is the capital of Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world. Petroleum has converted this former military fortress into a modern city in constant growth. Among the main attractions are the museums; one of the most popular is the Museum of Islamic Art.
Dubai allows us to enjoy high-quality hotels, beautiful beaches, the exoticism of Arabia and the desert. Above all, it is a tremendously cosmopolitan metropolis in perpetual transformations, where construction goes far beyond the imagination. From the world’s tallest building, to an indoor ski facility, to a completely submarine hotel.
Abu Dhabi, the opulent and vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates, has become one of the most attractive destinations in the region. You can expect to see some of the most representative examples of international modern architecture: in its cultural district there are several projects in the works by renowned architects Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and Zaha hadid.
M’Hamid, is located within the Zagora region and was the starting point of the caravans of the Ruta de la Sal. Beside a 20 km long palm that accompanies the Draa River, M’Hamid became the Oasis of rest and exchange before continuing north or towards the sea.
Currently, M’Hamid is depopulated, and the Moroccan architecture in mud disappears. The project includes actions in terms of infrastructure, management, training and economic for all the people with the aim of being self-sufficient. It is an incredible journey where you will learn this unusual architecture and its materials.
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