Weaving into Space
Lead Designer | tri design studio
Start - Completion
Sharjah Youth & The Executive Office of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi
Nada Abu Shaqra
Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council
New initiative development, concept design through to construction supervision of a first of its kind project in the UAE, utilizing the skills of Emirati women artisans to apply traditional weaving craft to fabricate interior partitions. The project is done in collaboration with Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, with the aim of empowering women and creating sustainable design solutions environmentally and socially.
Weaving into Space is an attempt to harness the power of synthesis, thinking about different challenges and incorporate solutions to many of them through a single project. The project was initially a response to an architectural and interior design challenge to renovate Wasit Youth Center and transform it into a vibrant and attractive gathering and learning space. Moving towards materiality and construction details, the role of Irthi came into place. Through coordination, the project provided a culturally relevant innovative design solution for Sharjah youth building, an opportunity to revive traditional craftsmanship and building techniques, a means to empower local communities, and support the local economy.