The UQU pavilion attracted visitors to the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh. According to the Dean of the College of Design, Dr. Hisham Maghrabi, the pavilion was based on the old Makki style and Islamic decorations, in view of the position of the university in the sacred land of Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
According to Dr. Maghrabi, the interest in visual nutrition is one of the most important features of architectural engineering, as it is the largest supporter of the cognitive horizons and aesthetics of the architectural imagination. This was reflected by seven students from the Department of Interior Design, College of Design, Umm Al-Qura University. They managed to think outside the box to highlight the participation of their university during the exhibition, inspired by the ancient Makki style.
90 days was the period between the beginning of the design on paper and the implementation on the ground of the university's pavilion project, which was carried out independently without the use of specialized external companies. This was the result of the support and attention given by His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, President of the University, the support and supervision of the UQU Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hani Ghazi, and the executive support of the Dean of the College of Design and his vice deans, as well as college faculty member, Dr. Hossam Al-Wardani.
The Dean of the College of Design pointed out that the university's pavilion is subject to standards and controls that ensure its sustainability in terms of design and ease of installation. The pavilion will be used during the university's participation in the exhibitions accompanying conferences and forums at the local and international levels.
It is worth noting that the College of Design at Umm Al-Qura University has many experts and specialists in the fields of urban design, decoration, and architectural decoration." The college has three scientific departments: the Department of Housing and Home Management, the Department of Fashion, and the Department of Interior Design with its two subdivisions of Interior Design and Printed Designs and Advertising (Graphics).