Mark Powell Kyffin

Architecture Head, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi

Mark is the Head of Architecture for Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture & Tourism. He is a past Branch President and longstanding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a former member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservators.

For the past eleven years Mark has worked in UAE and gained an extensive knowledge of both Emirati Vernacular Architecture and the Modern Heritage of Abu Dhabi. This work has been mainly focused on the restoration, remodeling and refurbishment of Qasr Al Hosn (a building which is defined as Abu Dhabi’s most significant heritage structure) The Cultural Foundation (a significant modern heritage landmark) the urbanisation of the heart of Downtown Abu Dhabi and other renowned Museum projects.

The works which Mark has undertaken, have been recognised by UNESCO as being an exemplar approach to rehabilitating a World Heritage Site. He is delighted to have been recognised by his peers for these works which obtained a High Commendation in the ‘Mies van der Rohe’ award at the World Architecture Festival, in Barcelona 2008 and for the Qasr Al Hosn Musalla to be recognised as the best Religious building at the World Architecture Festival Awards in Amsterdam 2019.

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