Dubai: A young Saudi architect has designed a building that takes the shape of the traditional Saudi men’s headdress (ghutra), local media reported today.
In an interview with Al Ekhbariya state television, the fresh graduate, Hossam Mahjoub, said that he has been dreaming of introducing changes in the Saudi architecture that reflect the kingdom’s authentic culture in buildings.
The traditional Saudi men’s red and white-checkered headdress is popularly known as ghutra.
“I embarked on this project immediately after I finished my study abroad and returned to the kingdom. I am passionate about having our traditional culture and rich heritage be reflected in our architectural buildings,” Mahjoub said.
When asked about the idea of designing a Saudi ghutra-shaped building, Mahjoub said “many people, whom I met abroad,