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Business & Money | Thursday 26 October, 2023 9:16 am |
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Diriyah Gate Development Authority launches “Traditional Architecture Gathering” in the historic

In celebration of Najdi architecture, a treasured source of pride, and as a testament to the preservation of heritage and traditional architecture in the modern era, the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is set to organize the “Traditional Architecture Gathering” at the historic At-Turaif District in Diriyah. Scheduled to be held from the 23rd until the 30th of October 2023 under the theme “Traditional Najdi Architecture” the gathering will bolster participation from a renowned group of scholars, traditional architecture experts, specialists in traditional design and crafts, esteemed invitees and guests from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad.

 

Highlighting the significance of the event, Jerry Inzerillo, Group CEO of DGDA, commented, “The Traditional Architectural Gathering will serve as a pivotal platform for scholars, researchers, experts, craftsmen, and specialists in the field from around the world to explore, discover and better understand the historical context of ancient Najdi architecture. The gathering will play a vital role in preserving the essence of this distinct architectural style, inspiring contemporary design and uplifting ancient Najdi traditions.”

 

The gathering provides an opportunity for visitors, guests, and participants to closely study the authenticity of the area’s traditional architecture and craftsmanship. The gathering will also host a series of sessions and workshops dedicated to traditional and Najdi architecture and will highlight various artistic works that shaped the identity of the ancient At-Turaif district and have left a profound impact on Najdi culture, architecture, and lifestyles.  The inaugural gathering will also shine a spotlight on the historic Diriyah community and its vibrant art forms, particularly those featuring harmonious designs and intricate embellishments within streets, corridors, spaces, and the facades of buildings and houses.

 

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