Winners announced for 2016 Middle East Architect Awards

The winning projects, professionals and companies for the ninth annual Middle East Architect Awards 2016 were revealed last night at a gala ceremony at the Conrad, Dubai.

The biggest and most highly-anticipated award of the evening, the Middle East Architect of the Year went to Matthew Engele for his work at dwp.

Large Architecture Firm of the Year went to Perkins + Will, while KEO enjoyed two awards, winning Engineering Company of the Year as well as Engineer of the Year.

Two Sharjah-based projects also made it to the winners list, the Mleiha Archaeological Centre by Dabbagh Architects and Al Hefaiyah Mountain Copnservation Centre  by Peter Jackson from HH Rulers Office Sharjah.

Calatrava International also won the Concept Design of the Year award for The Tower project in Dubai Creek which will exceed the Burj Khalifa in height.

A total of 15 awards were handed out during the course of the evening.

Winners of the 2016 Middle East Architect Awards:

Residential Project of the Year – F.LOT by Studio Toggle

Commercial Project of the Year – Abu Dhabi Office Tower by Goettsch Partners

Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year – Jumeirah Village Circle by Norr Group

Public Sector Project of the Year – Hisham Alsager Cardiac Centre by AGi Architects

Community and Cultural Project of the Year – Mleiha Archaeological Centre by Dabbagh Architects

Education Project of the Year – Al Hefaiyah Mountain Copnservation Centre by Peter Jackson, HH Rulers Office Sharjah

Sustainable Project of the Year – Solar Innovation Centre by Ted Jacobs Engineeriung

Concept Design of the Year – The Tower atr Dubai Creek Harbour by Calatrava International

Engineering Company of the Year – KEO International Consultants

Boutique Architecture Firm of the Year – Edge Design

Large Architecture Firm of the Year – Perkins + Will

Young Architect of the Year – Mouaz Abouzaid of Dewan Architects

Engineer of the Year – David Ross of KEO

Principal of the Year – Richard Fenne of Woods Bagot

Architect of the Year – Matthew Engele for his work at dwp


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