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Wael Al Awar is Golden Lion winner at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 for an experiment that encourages us to think about the delicate relationship between waste and production on both global and local scales, proposing a building model capable of linking craftsmanship and advanced technologies.

He is an architect and founding partner of waiwai, a firm based in Tokyo and Dubai, and in his Dubai studio he designs buildings with a concrete made from salt crystals.

Wael blends his interest in natural phenomena into an architectural style of light, time, structure and landscape. His research aims to create architecture capable of going beyond mere construction while remaining open to new forms of adaptation; his site-specific designs aim to encourage unexpected experiences. Wael is distinguished by his multidisciplinary approach to design that considers social, environmental, economic and technological aspects.