FOAAA Launched Sudan Architecture Forum “SAF1” under the topic “Sudanese Living Environment: New Visions”. Participants from FOAAA housing competition which has held earlier on 2012 presented their outstanding works in a very professional way. In the same event FOAAA promoted the Architects Housing project to get feedback from its members on how to proceed with project requirements and design.
The forum is an event where project-based open discussions for (students work, competitions work, future and/or completed individuals or consultants projects) are held to present and contemplate ideas, issues, thinking process, execution and the future of architecture and its direct influence on the urban environment in Sudan in general and Khartoum in particular.
- Bridging the gap between academia and professional practice.
- Creating a dialog that would encourage exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas.
- An opportunity for students as well as architects to market their talents and new ideas, also it would be a platform for architecture practices to showcase their work and have it discussed
The forum can be dedicated to exhibit and discuss projects of a particular nature (students studio work, competitions work), or it can feature a special theme (eg. Environmental considerations and challenges in residential buildings) and in the latter case, diversity would be a priority in the selection process in terms of, for example:
- Project architect (student, freelancer, consultants firm)
- Project scale (architectural, urban)
- Project location
- Project stage (concept, completed, vision)
- • Presenters (Students, individual or group freelancers, consultants, public sector, developers)
- • Panel (Students, academic staff, consultants firms, public sector)
- • Audience (Students, individual or group freelancers, consultants firms, public sector, developers)
Jack Ishkanes’ reputation of modernising Nubian architecture has grown to such admiration by fellow architects, that his imagery became broadly accepted throughout the Sudan. Perhaps the answer in part is to be found in his vision in search for a Sudanese identity in architecture.
Dr. Keneilwe Munyai
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He got the degree on Senior Architect at the Technical School of Architecture in Madrid, in February 1979, getting the Thesis with the Architect Saenz Oiza with a Merit result.
DR Adil Sharag-Eldin
Adil Sharag-Eldin, Ph.D. LEED Accredited Professional is an associate professor of Architectural Sciences at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University
Prof Charles Bonnet
Former cantonal archaeologist and honorary professor of the University of Geneva, Charles Bonnet is part of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres in Paris