Sharing Cities is a project aiming to create an online database of cities around the world and combine in one platform the unique characters that identify each and every city in terms of its urban streets and public spaces.

Starting with eight students from eight difference cities, drawings of carefully selected streets and networks evolved every week and formed a better understanding behind the reasons why each city looks the way it does today and the different aspects that lead into its development.

Sharjah, the third largest emirate or city in the United Arab Emirates and the Cultural Capital of the country has a population of 1.4m inhabitants and is the only city located on both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. In addition, Sharjah acts as an urban axis between the other emirates, which creates a significant impact on its road infrastructure.

The analyzed roads during the course were:

City Axis – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

Connector – Al Wahda Street

Neighborhood Distributor – Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi Street

Neighborhood Distributor – Prophet Sulaiman Street

Natural Corridor – Al Qasba

Sharing Cities: Sharjah is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed at MaCT (Master in City & Technology),

2017 | 2018 by:

Student: Najla Aldah

Faculty: Vicente Guallart, Marta Milà