International Center for the Development of Islamic Art and Architecture [C-DIA]
C-DIA is R&D center that is concerned with the integration between theory and practice in Islamic Arts and Architecture. Therefore this center will consist of three main sectors: Academic learning (research), workshops (factory) and the international consulting office.
Desire, conceive, and create new buildings for the future that will combine architecture, art and technology and reflect the identity of Islamic art and architecture in a single form.
To be a combined center for research in Islamic art and architecture, crafts school and a design and manufacturing platform.
To merge the craft tradition with modern technology.
To train artist-designers in a modern manner.
To create a new guild of craftsmen, without the class distinctions which raise an arrogant barrier between craftsmen and artists.
To reunite art and craft to arrive at high-end functional products with artistic pretensions.