The first annual Dubai International Garden Competition is set to take place from 3-6 April on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard with a large number of designs already submitted for the competition.
Launched by Purelife Events, Exhibitons & Conferences, the competition will bring together internationally renowned landscape designers, architects, artists and property developers.
Overcoming Duabi’s arid desert climate and high temperature is one of the main challenges of the event.
Nasser Khan, CEO of Purelife commented: “We passionately believe that when it comes to landscaping masterpieces, Dubai should not be limited by its climate or location, as our population and our business sector is a fertile ground for cultivating breathtaking creativity and dazzling technological innovations.”
He continued: “DIGC strives to ‘cross pollinate’ the best international practices into Dubai’s market, by attracting premier botanists, architects, landscapers and other experts from North America, Europe, Australasia and the rest of the world to inspire Dubai through knowledge transfer, investments and ‘green retail’ opportunities. As our reputation blossoms, we expect our competition to become the pride of the Middle East.
“Dubai prides itself in pioneering first-of-a-kind innovations – be it architectural, environmental, and technological – or in our case, all three in one. We now live in a concrete jungle of high rise buildings, and we are encouraging a greater appreciation of the ‘green city’ way of life,” he added.
Judges will be assessing designs based on artistic excellence, eco-friendliness as well as technical and scientific ingenuity to be awarded the Gold Award.
Submissions for the competition are open until 16 February. You may visit www.digc.ae for registration and further details.