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  • Al Musallah prayer hall in Abu Dhabi, UAE by CEBRA Architecture seen in front of the Cultural Foundation at the Qasr Al Hosn
  • Qasr Al Hosn historical site in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Project by CEBRA Architecture.
  • Black and white sketch by Mikkel Frost, founder of CEBRA Architecture, representing the conceptual idea of Qasr Al Hosn site.
  • Inside Al Musallah prayer hall in Abu Dhabi designed by CEBRA Architecture. Copper clads the walls and the ceilings.
  • The Children's Library project by CEBRA Architecture in Qasr Al Hosn historical site - Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • The Children's Library project by CEBRA Architecture in Qasr Al Hosn historical site - Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • The Early Childhood Educational Centre by CEBRA Architecture in the United Arab Emirates

CEBRA is sustainable through cultural and climatic adaption
CEBRA is people friendly architecture
CEBRA is architecture with attitude

CEBRA is a Danish architectural office based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working on cultural, educational, and housing projects.
The office was founded in 2001 in Aarhus, Denmark by the architects Mikkel Frost, Carsten Primdahl, and Kolja Nielsen. It currently employs an international staff of 50 people with multidisciplinary skills and one strong passion in common – architecture.

Social responsibility and user needs are the creative fuel for CEBRA. The admired traditional Emirati cultural heritage and local building traditions are translated into contemporary, regional, and sustainable architecture.

That is why CEBRA’s architecture is often called people friendly. It merges human empathy and a strong architectural expression in each project. It adapts to local and climatic contexts, social environments, and users while supporting sustainability.
CEBRA’s working process is based on dialogue, collaboration, and content-driven interdisciplinarity.


For more information about projects in the UAE contact Arthi Balasubramanian, Head of CEBRA Abu Dhabi Office

For enquiries regarding competitions, acquisition, and press, please contact Lars Schäfer at +45 8730 3439 or

CEBRA Abu Dhabi
Unit 401 Al Masaood Tower, Hamdan St.
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 (0) 56 974 8037