Rima Alsammarae

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Tamayouz launches award for women in architecture and construction across NENA region

The international architecture initiative, Tamayouz Excellence Award, which serves to promote architecture for and from Iraq and the greater Middle East, has just launched its Women in Architecture and Construction Award. Part of a larger programme for 2018, the award, which was once … More

DAAR explores the architectural significance of Palestinian refugee camps through new exhibition

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is hosting ‘Permanent Temporariness’, a travelling exhibition by Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, co-directors of architecture studio and art residency programme DAAR. Opening on 24 February, the exhibition will explore how experience is shaped by the understanding … More

Masdar installs solar systems in 19,400 rural Morocco homes

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Masdar announced that it has completed installing an off-grid solar power project that provides energy to 19,438 homes in Morocco. According to Construction Week, the announcement was made on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), where Masdar also revealed that the project, named Morocco Solar … More

TAGO Architects design urban renewal project for Sharjah

Turkish architecture firm TAGO Architects recently revealed images of its upcoming urban renewal project for Sharjah, UAE. Intended to contribute to the economic and social development of the emirate — the long-established industrial centre of the country — the project will consist of … More

We need better architecture

I won’t name names. Or buildings. But I think we’ve all had that same conversation, again and again, about how great everything is without actually meaning it. We sit down to discuss a new project that just opened somewhere in the GCC – … More

GAJ’s Brian Johnson discusses the vision behind Oman’s Shaza Salalah’s design

With the Shaza Salalah Hotel & Resort in Dhofar, Oman moving into the final stages of its construction, Dubai firm Godwin Austen Johnson reveals the inspiration behind the the project’s design. “Our mission was to create a culturally appropriate architectural design that values … More

New images of Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces highlight the building’s geometric forms

Lebanese photographer Bahaa Ghoussainy has released new images of Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed Beirut Terraces, which highlight the project’s large voids, geometric forms and contemporary spatial design. Defined by staggered floor plates and large open terraces, Beirut Terraces is a 119m … More

Dewan’s up-and-coming project architect says architecture is the centre of all arts

“I didn’t know that I was going to become an architect,” said Sima Hammami, project architect at regional firm Dewan Architects + Engineers. “But growing up in Aleppo, you get inspired by the richness of the city. You see the mix of architecture … More

MEA’s Who’s Who: Young architects that should be on your radar

Middle East Architect rounds up 50 of the Middle East’s most influential established and emerging architects. From Lebanon to the GCC to Iran, this list highlights the architects that have positively contributed to the growing development of the region. Alphabetically ordered, our Who’s … More

MEA’s Who’s Who: Q-Z

Middle East Architect rounds up 50 of the Middle East’s most influential established and emerging architects. From Lebanon to the GCC to Iran, this list highlights the architects that have positively contributed to the growing development of the region. Alphabetically ordered, our Who’s … More

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