Noura Al Sayeh-Holtrop
Friday Sermon
Noura Al Sayeh-Holtrop was born in 1983 in Kuwait. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and has worked as an architect in major cities around the world. She is currently Advisor for Heritage Projects at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), where she oversees the planning and implementation of cultural institutions and advises on urban rehabilitation and the creation of public space.
In 2010, she was the co-curator of Reclaim, Bahrain's first pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which was awarded a Golden Lion for best national participation. She was also the deputy commissioner general for Archaeologies of Green, Bahrain’s national pavilion at Expo 2015, Milan, awarded a Silver Medal for best architecture and landscape. Since 2015, she has headed the UNESCO World Heritage project “Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy,” which won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for 2019.