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  • Film programme "Nordic Look" | W 16.05 Time 18.00

    The Desert Castle

    Kõrbeloss | Ørkenslottet

    Director: Eirin Gjorv

    Country: Norway

    Year: 2007

    Length: 55'

    Language: In Norwegian, English and Arabic with Estonian and English subtitles.

    Introduction by Jarmo Kauge.

    ‘This is group dynamics at its worst and at its best’, thus concludes Kjetil T. Thorsen of the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. He is talking about the Gateway Project in Ras Al Khaimah in Saudi Arabia, which is currently under construction. We see the likeable Snøhetta in an open creative design with employees and we see the same people in a negotiation with the client: an Arabian prince. What is actually expected from Snøhetta and how do you design in the middle of nowhere? An entertaining and excellent documentary showing how money meets architecture: in the desert.

    Many thanks to:  Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia Norwegian Embassy,  Estonia and Estonian Centre of Architecture