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RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Sketchbook – Winner’s Live Sketching Session

Following the RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Sketchbook – Culturally Significant Vernacular Architecture in the Gulf competition, the RIBA with Cityscape Intelligence invite you to an afternoon of live sketching with the competition’s winner to celebrate the winning sketch!

The one-hour livestreamed session is open to the entire Gulf (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman) and aims to delve deeper into why hand-drawing is a vital part of architects' creative processes. During this live-stream the winner will recreate their winning sketch for the audience to view; while reflecting on and discussing the subject of the sketch as well as the techniques and medium used while highlighting the commonalities and differences in vernacular architecture in the Gulf region.

During this session, the RIBA and Cityscape Intelligence will also announce and display the shortlisted entries for the Gulf audience to view.

You can register for free and join us to follow along with the winner’s sketching techniques used or sit back and enjoy the insights and skills of the RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Sketchbook winner.

Judging Panel of the Competition

Introducing the panel of esteemed international judges for the RIBA Cityscape Intelligence Sketchbook competition.

Chris Williamson - Head Judge

Chris Williamson established WestonWilliamson+Partners in 1985 and has helped the practice grow to 150 architects and urban designers with offices in five global cities. WW+P specialise in the design of public transport infrastructure in order to improve the quality of life in cities and to combat climate change. In addition to being an architect, Chris is a qualified project manager and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute having gained an masters degree in Urban Design. Chris has recently completed a two-year appointment as the RIBA International Vice President and is a visiting professor at East London University.

Shaikha Azzam

Shaikha Azzam is the senior architect at the Dubai Land Department and team leader of the property survey team. In addition, Shaikha is founder and partner of Merchants-Park, an architecture practice in Dubai. Shaikha Azzam persisted with her passion as an architecture undergraduate student in the American University in Dubai and later obtained her masters  degree from Cardiff University in the UK in International Planning and Development.

Dr. Fodil Fadli

Dr. Fodil Fadli is an architect, designer and academic. He is the Head of Architecture & Urban Planning at Qatar University. He has successfully completed a PhD in (sustainable) Architecture (in the UK). He has published and presented his work extensively and is a regular invited speaker, expert reviewer and examiner for regional and international institutions. He is the recipient of several R&DI grants, attracting more than five million USD in the last five years.

In partnership with Cityscape

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