A trio of architecture students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS): Sara Mohamed from Egypt, Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, and Sahil Rattha Singh from India, are the winners of the eighth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020.

Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – is a sculptural installation with a smooth exterior façade of folded aluminum, contrasted with a complex interior of reflective surfaces and fins. The installation serves as a lens through which visitors can contemplate their inner selves and discover different configurations of their Haweia as they move around and inside the piece.

Haweia was unveiled at NYUAD in November 2020, and subsequently taken on tour to Abu Dhabi Art and Umm Al Emarat Park.