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Architecture meets nature: While We Wait

14 November 2017Arsalan Mohamed
Architecture meets nature: While We Wait

By Musthafa Aboobacker

Architecture meets nature: While We Wait

By Musthafa Aboobacker

Architecture meets nature: While We Wait

By Musthafa Aboobacker

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‘While We Wait’ is a stunning sculptural installation, constructed by quarried Palestinian stone in a tall, vertical structure of interlocking stone pieces. Crafted via a combination of ancient and cutting-edge technologies, the sculpture is destined to be installed permanently in the landscape that inspired it - the Cremisan Valley close to Bethlehem, Palestine. We talk to the designers and to curator, the V&A’s Salma Tuqan, about the work and the fascinating story behind it. 

While We Wait was commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. It was on show at Concrete in Alserkal Avenue from 5 November to 18 November. 

 Photos by Musthafa Aboobacker and Abbi Kemp.