Hassan Fathy Exhibition
For architectural inspiration look no further than the Hassan Fathy Exhibition. Over the course of several months, the Royal Institute of Traditional Crafts (TRITA) and its traditional art apprenticeship program will construct a full-sized prototype of Fathy’s ‘Al Diriyah House’ using the same traditional building methods and materials.
Spectators are welcome to visit and observe the live build and, once complete, return for a major exhibition set within ‘Al Diriyah House’ showcasing the late architect’s extraordinary work.
As one of the leading architects of the twentieth-century, Hassan Fathy (Egypt, 1900-1989)’s work and vision have been a source of great inspiration for generations. Throughout his career, he embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques and materials, including adobe and traditional mud brick construction.
This exhibition is commissioned by Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission and is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme on Earthen Architecture (WHEAP).