NEBULA installation by Vibhor Sogani, Studio Mark and Wilson Architects - Photo via IG BY @rawnyarchitects.

DxBDW2020. NEBULA installation by Vibhor Sogani, Studio Mark and Wilson Architects – Photo via IG BY @rawnyarchitects.

Dubai 2020  – Mysterious dolmens and outdoor urban design grids. DxBDW2020 – Dubai Design Week 2020 is a true celebration of design and architecture from the MENASA region. Check the installations and exhibitions we liked the most!

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D3 - Dubai Design District - Photovia IG via @d3dubai by @@memesul6an

D3 – Dubai Design District – Photo via IG via @d3dubai by @@memesul6an.

D3 – Dubai Design District returns in physical form since the beginning of the pandemic. With 150+ events and activities including free-to-attend exhibitions, pop-ups, talks and workshops, installations, unique retail experiences and activities, there is truly something for everyone.

UAE Designer Exhibition - Photo via IG by @dubaidesignweek.

UAE Designer Exhibition – Photo via IG by @dubaidesignweek.

Here the new UAE Designer Exhibition showcases the works of locally based talent and home-grown design. On show also the inaugural D3 Architecture Festival showcases landmark regional architectural projects under the theme ‘Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf’.

d3 Architecture Festival - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week.

d3 Architecture Festival – Courtesy of Dubai Design Week.

Deterministic Path by Iman Ibrahim and Mahmoud Diaa is a concept that adapts to physical distancing with a focus on encouraging social intervention with safety in mind, the installation consists of a modular design grid, created for flexibility.

DubaiDesignWeek2020. Deterministic Path Exhibition - Photo via IG by @dubaidesignweek

Deterministic Path Exhibition – Photo via IG by @dubaidesignweek.

The Nebula installation by by Wilson Associates + Vibhor Sogani + Studio Mark consists of a stage-inspired setting in which visitors are invited to walk inside from beneath the structure. Here, they will encounter several sphere-like, reflective surfaces that create an overhead kaleidoscope-effect of facial reflections. By night, lighting installations create shadows to provide a different interpretation of the kaleidoscope effect.

Designed by Ana Carreras, The Megalith installation by Mirage x Lever is a solid aluminium sculpture serves as a modern abstract interpretation of the first known architectural structure in human history, the dolmen serving as a paean to the mystery that continues to surround them.

THE MEGALITH installation by Mirage x Lever.

THE MEGALITH installation by Mirage x Lever.

Seven pillars and safely distanced public seatings compose Hozan Hozan Zangana’s Fata Morgana centripetal installation in the heart of Dubai where people can safely cross each other’s paths according to Middle Eastern construction techniques. Read more…

Dubai Design Week 2020 Abwab. FATA MORGANA by Hozan Zangana - Courtesy of Dubai Design Week.

DxBDW2020. FATA MORGANA by Hozan Zangana – Courtesy of Dubai Design Week.