An ambitious exhibition of works by Syrian artists will open next year in a 600-sq. m building in Dubais Alserkal Avenue, designed by Rem Koolhaass architectural practice OMA. The venue, which is called Concrete, is the first project in the United Arab Emirates designed by the high-profile Dutch architect.
Concrete, described as a “multi-purpose events venue”, has movable walls and full-height transparent sliding doors. Fashioned from four former warehouses, it will be used for large-scale shows, symposia and corporate events. The building dominates Alserkal Avenue, a commercial and artistic district launched in 2007 by Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal whose family have owned the site since the late 1970s. Read More via Building56.