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Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market

Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market / © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market

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Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market

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Dating to the early 1980s and designed by the British engineering firm Halcrow Group, Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market is an architectural gem with its curved arcades, terrazzo tiling, arched windows and vintage signage. Until 2015, when its contemporary successor opened across the street, the colonnade occupied a prominent position in the Al Jubail souq district—a waterfront commercial and infrastructural complex. Presently maintained by the Foundation, the building served as one of the main venues for the first Sharjah Architecture Triennial in 2019.
(From Sharjah Biennial 15 Guidebook)

Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market 2014 © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

The Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market in 2014, when it was still in use as a market hall.
© Fotos: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market 2014 © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe
Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market 2023 © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

The western part of the Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market in 2023, used as a cinema during the Sharjah Architecture Triennial.
© Fotos: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

Cinema at the Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market in 2023 © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

© Texts: Sharjah Architecture Triennial.
© Photos: Haupt & Binder, Universes in Universe.

2nd Sharjah Architecture Triennial

11 November 2023 – 10 March 2024
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The Beauty of Impermanence: An Architecture of Adaptability
Curatorial statement

Curator: Tosin Oshinowo

President of SAT: Hoor Al Qasimi

List of participants

Curatorial advisory board

SAT 2023 Exhibition Tour

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