Sharjah’s Flying Saucer gets Best Cultural Project Award for 2021
The Flying Saucer building of Sharjah has won the Best Cultural Project Award for 2021 by the “Architectural Digest” magazine.
Since its construction in the middle of the 1970s, the building has been a part of the aesthetic and cultural memory of the Emirate of Sharjah.
The late restoration process performed by the Sharjah Art Foundation has restored the original architectural nature of the Flying Saucer.
The iconic structure, which has been a part of Sharjah’s collective cultural memory since the mid-1970s, was reopened on Sept.26, 2020.
Reflecting its original silhouette of the 1970s, the architectural landmark features new exterior spaces, as well as community gathering spaces which include a multi-activity cafe around a sunken courtyard with a library and multiple screening walls.