Future 50: Noura Al Sayeh 01.08.13

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Noura Al Sayeh is an architect who is currently working as the head of architectural affairs at the Ministry of Culture in Bahrain. "I consider myself quite lucky to have the opportunity to work in different fields," she says, "whether it's designing, curating, commissioning projects or organising competitions – it has helped me reevaluate the possible breadth of the architecture profession and, in turn, each of these fields feed into one another and influences the outcome of my work as an architect." She has worked as an architect in Amsterdam, New York, Jerusalem, Bahrain and Paris. She was also co-curator of Reclaim, Bahrain's first participation at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. She is currently working on the design for the Museum of Sound and Radio Archives in Bahrain, the Bahraini pavilion at Expo 2015, an art foundation in Tuscany and a boat pier in Bahia.

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