Hot Cities: Lessons from Arab Architecture

Vitra Design Museum
Ongoing Event
© rashid & ahmed bin shabib
Sat., 29 April until Sun., 05 November

As the effects of climate change make themselves felt, cities need to adapt to the global rise of temperatures. The exhibition “Hot Cities” will look at the metropolises of the Arab-speaking world to learn how they and their inhabitants cope with the region’s harsh climate, and whether the architectural and urban design solutions found there might help us make our own environments more climate-resilient. “Hot Cities” shows how architects combine traditional vernaculars and modern technologies to respond to the challenges of the future. The exhibition presents urban case studies that provide answers to many questions now raised by climate change.


Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Strasse 2
79576 Weil am Rhein

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