Grounded within the study of landscape and field across Hadid’s larger oeuvre, the panel discussion, organized in association with Zaha Hadid Architects, seeks to engage a conversation around the late architect’s legacy and work within the Arab world. Exploring themes of landscape and environment as both performative and representational attributes, and through the lens of a selection of projects within the region, the talk sheds light on the conceptual, formal, and structural strategies deployed in various locales to create architecture that, while innovative in its realization, maintains a deeply rooted and synchronistic relationship with its surrounding context.
Moderator: Rand Abdul Jabbar
Panelists: Tariq Khayyat, Saleem A. Jalil, Nada Taryam
Tariq Khayyat is a senior associate at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). He holds a Master's degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory of the Architectural Association, London.
Tariq has worked as architect and project designer since first joining ZHA in 2005. He is currently overseeing design works for the King Abdullah II House of Culture and Arts in Amman, Jordan.
Saleem A. Jalil is founder & Lead design architect at Atelier Set with over 15 years of exprience. Prior to founding Atelier Set, Saleem collaborated with international & prestigious architecture practices the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).
Amongst SAJ’s career highlights were designing the competition winning schemes of various projects namely the Issam Fares Institute at the AUB - the first ZHA Built Project in the Middle East; in collaboration with Arup and RELK&P spearheading the design team towards completion. The building won Best Innovation Award 2014 offered by the AUB Council for and was numerously and internationally published for its standout dynamic & sustainable design as well as its daring 21 meters cantilever defying gravity and offering social gatherings!
Nada Taryam is an architect currently working at Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environmental Company as Director of Civil and Architecture Projects, heading its new Headquarters project designed by internationally renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism with Thesis distinction from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.
Prior to joining Bee’ah, Nada worked on the development of various large and small-scale projects throughout Dubai. Through her architectural knowledge, Nada aspires to reflect Bee’ah’s vision for a sustainable environment within the design and operational aspects of the Headquarters project, integrating these aspirations within the overall architectural concept of the building. Nada’s role in the company is to further enhance the sustainability vision for the city of Sharjah through future key projects.
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