On Wednesday, the National Palace of the United Nations will celebrate the Venice Biennial with the launch of the book "Life Beyond the High Altitude" accompanying his exhibition at the Venice Biennial 2018.
Dr. Khalid Al-Awadi will participate in a dialogue organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, at the Cultural Center.
The book explores humble regions and urban life, highlighting the links between urban existence beyond grandeur and the high urbanization and rhythm of everyday life in diverse societies. The book, edited by Al-Awadi, provides a comprehensive overview of the unique urban model in the UAE, traveling through its reading between sites and unexplored places, as well as the stories that are inherent in everyday life.
The book describes the vision of the exhibition and its research dimensions, describing four urban models in its main chapters: residential neighborhoods, road and rail networks, urban complexes and landscapes.
Each chapter of the book begins with a theory on the subject being discussed, and then goes on to case studies, including papers by eight well-known experts and researchers in the field, as well as research materials designed and audited by Khalid al-Awadi and the research team . The final chapter of the book reflects the importance of linking architecture to the lives of individuals.
Khalid al-Awadhi is a researcher and professor of emirate origin, specializing in sustainable urban development, as well as an architect, planner and urban designer. Al Awadi is Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi under the auspices of the University of Science and Technology, Khalifa, who established the Sustainable Urban Development Program, the first of its kind in the region. His research focuses on urban design, housing and urban planning, with a special focus on the relationship between the built environment and sustainable development.
Urban patterns, the book includes in its chapters: residential neighborhoods, road and rail networks, urban complexes, landscapes.