The Centre is inspired by the introverted Arabic Islamic architecture found in the Mediterranean region in its creation of a nucleus, a patio, surrounded by gardens, a place of life animated by a body of water, around which two buildings come to life and grow in depth through their transparent facades. It is a place where young artists can exhibit, experiment and reflect. Constructed with a simple structure beam column and hollow-core slab and deploying a local workforce, it is built on a family farm. By integrating contemporary architecture into a rural environment, a new architectural vision has come into being. Artists’ residences and a multi-purpose space are planned for 2016.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture