Al Awar

Sustainable Architect

Wael explores local raw materials to inspire his sustainable architectural designs.

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Wael Al Awar is an architect focused on sustainable practices within the industry. He founded waiwai in 2009 after moving back to the Middle East from Tokyo. Wael, has a strong cultural understanding and geographical sensitivity to his varying projects, and offers the perspective of a permanent outsider working without geographical boundaries.


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waiwai is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, landscape, interior, graphic and urban design studio with offices in Dubai and Tokyo. waiwai has extensive experience in designing projects of various scales, including: art centers, parks, school and university campuses, mixed-use developments, private villas and mosques. They’re well known within the industry for their approach to addressing the social, environmental, economical and technological aspects of architectural projects.

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