Senior Interior Architect Anthony Abouzeid on panel for Cinema Build KSA conference, 24 February

Chapman Taylor Senior Interior Architect Anthony Abouzeid, from our Dubai studio, will be a panellist at the Cinema Build KSA conference on Wednesday 24 February.

The annual event, now in its third year, is the only major annual gathering of Saudi Arabia’s cinema construction stakeholders, including developers, designers, operators and audiovisual specialists.

MUVI U-Walk Riyadh, which won a prestigious ICTA EMEA 2020 Award for “New Build Development of the Year” 2020

Topics will include the future of the rapidly growing Saudi cinema industry, the latest technology, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector and key cinema construction mistakes to avoid.

Anthony will talk about Chapman Taylor’s work with Muvi Cinemas, designing and rolling out the first ever Saudi-owned cinema brand’s venues across the country, with 10 completed to date (including the country’s largest cinema complex at Mall of Dhahran) and another 10 due to complete in the coming months. Chapman Taylor was engaged by Fawaz Al Hokair Group in 2019 to design and deliver these state-of-the art cinemas.

MUVI Mall of Dhahran

Pandemic-related restrictions mean that this year’s event will take place online. The one-day event begins at 09:00 Arabian Standard Time (06:00 GMT).

Chapman Taylor’s cinema portfolio contains many of the most innovative cinemas in the world. Our understanding of what adds value to the customer experience is essential in creating high-quality, efficient and exciting environments for people to enjoy. We strive to design the best cinematic experience available, combining state-of-the-art technology with simplified functionality to create maximum value for both clients and moviegoers.

MUVI Mall of Arabia

Anthony Abouzeid (BA (Hons) MA)

Senior Design Manager, Dubai

Anthony joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 as a Senior Interior Architect and is based in our Dubai studio, specialising in cinema design and residential projects. In 2021, Anthony was promoted to Senior Design Manager.

Anthony has also designed and delivered numerous private high-end residential, F&B, commercial and office projects in Lebanon.

Recently, he has been focused on cinemas, delivering 16 multiplexes to date. He has also delivered the then-largest cinema in the UAE, Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall. He is currently working on the design and roll-out of Muvi Cinemas locations across Saudi Arabia.


Areas of expertise:

Leisure / Residential / Cinemas / Interior design

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