The desert castle

2007, 55 mins, colour, Norwegian film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Eirin Gjorv

“This is group dynamics at its worst and at its best“, thus concludes Kjetil T. Thorsen of the Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta, the winner of the competition. He is talking about the Gateway Project in Ras Al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates, which is currently under construction. We see the likeable Snohetta in an open creative design with employees and we see the same people in a negotiation with the client: an Arabian prince. What is actually expected from the architects and how do you design in the middle of nowhere? An entertaining and excellent documentary showing how money meets architecture – in the desert.
1st March, 17:00
Screened together with Mirage.
After screening discussion with Hungarian architects working in Dubai.