The Riwaq on Hove Seafront

The Riwaq 1 photo Bestfootmusic

Architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Ghassan Jansiz brought a unique architectural element to this year’s Brighton Festival by building a temporary community arts space on Hove Seafront in the form of a traditional Arabic arcade.

This bespoke horseshoe-shaped structure, a staple of Islamic architecture, spans almost 30 metres in diameter, made from CNC cut plywood, and serve as a transitional creative threshold between the surrounding city and the great outdoors. Working together with the architects, The Riwaq project was supported by our structural team.

The new pop-up community arts venue hosts free events for everyone - music, spoken word, dance, workshops and more at this year’s festival. Lots more happening this month at The Riwaq, take a look at Brighton Festival’s website for the full programme running 7 – 29 May.

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