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Bricklab is an award-winning architecture studio co-founded by brothers Abdulrahman (b. 1985) and Turki Gazzaz (b. 1988) in their home town of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Abdulrahman studied building engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, in 2006 and graduated as an architect/planner from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, in 2012. Turki graduated in architecture from McGill University, Montreal, in 2010 and completed a master’s degree in history and theory of architecture at McGill in 2011. Bricklab’s practice focuses on the investigation of site, object, and user as the elements that shape our physical environment. It develops each project around a particular research question, to better respond to its socio-political and economic context. Bricklab creates architecture for cultural uses, master plans, interventions in public space, exhibition scenography, and art installations.
The practice participated in and designed the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale (2021). Other recent work includes the design for Art Jameel’s Hayy Cinema, Jeddah (opened 2022); Geographical Child’s Play, British Museum, London (2021); and curating Public/Private 21,39 Summer Edition, Jeddah (2019). Bricklab also designed Saudi Arabia’s first national pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. Two recent initiatives—Saudi Modern and Rawdah Prints—are ongoing series of collaborative research projects