Sudan Architecture Forum is an open platform established in 2013 with the first Forum under the name “Potter Forum”.
SAF as an independent, non-profit, non-discriminatory body aims to have an impact on the built environment in Sudan
by highlighting the most pressing issues of architecture today with a focus on architecture in Sudan and supporting
high impact initiatives concentrating on the built environment.
SAF is a registered non-profit company with guarantee, with five board members who are the founders of SAF.
Much of Sudan’s vernacular architecture is earthen based from the ancient kingdom of Kerma (2500-1500 B.C) to the clay
brick town of Alkhandag, Coral buildings of the old city of Suwakin. However, with modern living requirements and the
influence of industrialization and foreign culture and technology, Earthen Techniques have taken the back seat in the
SAF’s current initiative aims to revive Earthen Architecture in Sudan and reintroducing it as a viable solution to many
of the issues facing the built environment today while taking into account the new advancements that have been made in
this field. As part of a wider perspective proposal,