The College of Architecture at Kuwait University organized an exhibition titled ‘On a Journey - The Spanish Architecture in the Arab World’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Kuwait. The Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Carlos Saenz de Tejada attended along with embassy official Alberto Othello.
The exhibition, which was held on the 17 and 18 of December at the Kuwait Unviersity campus in Khaldiya, featured displays of projects in the Arab world by renowned Spanish architecture and engineering groups, in addition to lectures and student presentations. On the first day, recognized Spanish architects César Ruiz-Larrea Cangas and Carlos Lamela gave an interesting talk to the architectural students, teachers and guests. Speaking about the event, Mr. Othello said that it was the first of its kind organized through Kuwait University.
On the second day, several architectural students presented their projects which were judged and critiqued by Mr. Cangas, who also gave the students valuable advice on architecture and design. Pointing out that student exchange programs between Spanish and Kuwaiti architectural institution would benefit both sides through cooperation and exchange of ideas, Mr. Cangas added that students could also avail of the many opportunities in both countries.
Speaking with The Times Kuwait, he said that the event helped him learn more about the country, and the participants’ performance was very good. “I am very happy about the work and the ideas they have done,” he added. The students on their part appreciated the new view on their projects, and agreed that the professional advice would help further their studies and expand their vision.