Project name: Qasr Al Muwaiji Exhibition Pavilion
Project location: Ail Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Firm name: Machado Silvetti
Jury comments: Located in the middle of a desert fort, this exhibition pavilion is an elegant repository for site-specific cultural artifacts. Expressed by carefully selected glass volumes, the pavilion reflects instead of competes with its historical host, while representing an extremely thoughtful response to a harsh climate. Throughout, the detailing is sophisticated, not showy.
Client: The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage
Consultants: AKT II Ltd; Atelier Ten; Imad Gemayel Architecture; Davis Langdon; Host Limited; Barker Langham; Buro Four; Rolf Jensen and Associates; SGH