The Italian Legacy in the United Arab Emirates: the Urban and Industrial Landscape
THE EMBASSY OF ITALY IN ABU DHABI PUBLISHES A BOOK ILLUSTRATING THE ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Over the past two decades, the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have accelerated their urban development, employing a strong interaction of international influences. Architects, engineers, builders, designers, manufacturers and international energy companies-many of them Italian-have developed their professional networks here in the global crossroads of the United Arab Emirates, a flow place where ideas, people and cultures meet and mingle." The Italian Legacy in the United Arab Emirates: the Urban and Industrial Landscape.
The book, edited by Lucia Pizzinato, covers the contribution of Italian architecture and engineering in the development of the UAE's urban and industrial landscape from 1971 to the present.
“The Italian Legacy in the United Arab Emirates: the Urban and Industrial Landscape “ is the result of years of research and illusyrated by an extensive gallery of photographs and illustrative texts of more than forty projects - including Fantini Mosaici Contribution to the most visited landmarks in UAE, from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ,the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai as examples of Italian excellence in the Middle East.
According to the Italian ambassador in Abu Dhabi, Lorenzo Fanara, "the volume is an effective testimony of how much Italy has contributed to the extraordinary industrial and architectural development of the United Arab Emirates. It is a combination that is based on the strong demand for Italian products, designs and projects present in the Emirates since their establishment”. https://www.esteri.it/en/sala_stampa/