Ibrahim Elhayawan



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Cairo University, Architecture Department 1994


Ibrahim Elhayawan co-founded Various Architects in 2008. He graduated from Cairo University in 1995. Then he moved to Norway to join Snøhetta following a succsesful collaobraion on the Biblitecha Alexandrina Project in Egypt. During his 13 years as an architect at Snøhetta, he built several prestigious projects such as the Norwegian embassy in Berlin. He also received a number of awards and nominations, including first prize awards for Norwegian Opera & Ballet, King Abdulaziz Cultural Center in Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Zayed knowledge Center in UAE. The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, is one of the projects which Ibrahim had large and complex responsibilities from compeition phase until the building´s completion.

In 2008 Ibrahim co-founded Various Architects where he lead several projects including the award winning Mobile Performance Venue project. In 2009 OMA asked Ibrahim & VA to join their team as consultants on thier competition winning Taipei Performing Arts Center. Ibrahim was the Project Manager / Project Architect responsible for leading OMA Design Team in Hong Kong and overseeing the work of the local architects in Taipei.