Topic: architecture

MEA Awards 2017 Shortlist: Commercial Project of the Year

We are delighted to present the shortlist for the Middle East Architect Awards 2017. Today, we reveal the line-up of finalists for  Commercial Project of the Year.

An exclusive look at architect Rasem Badran’s personal sketches

Influential Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran, who has long worked to create cultural institutions and private developments across Saudi Arabia and the greater Middle East, has shared personal sketches with Middle East Architect. The winner of multiple architecture awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, … More

Aecom named lead design consultants for Jordan’s King Hussein Medical City expansion

Aecom has been named lead design consultancy for Phase 1 of Jordan’s King Hussein Medical City (KHMC) expansion initiative. According to Construction Week Online, the contract, which was awarded by the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Directorate for the Establishment of Housing and Military Works, will … More

Palestinian architect Dima Srouji launches new range inspired by traditional glassblowing

Palestinian architect Dima Srouji has released a new range of vessels called Hollow Forms, inspired by traditional glassblowing. Having worked with glassblowers from the West Bank village of Jaba’, the range was revealed at Amman Design Week this past week. Worried about the waning … More

Wahat Al Karama memorial in Abu Dhabi wins American Architecture Award

The UAE’s first Memorial Park celebrating martyred soldiers and the nation’s unity is one of the winners of the 2017 American Architecture Prize. Located in Abu Dhabi, the Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) memorial was selected for the cultural architecture category, among projects such as … More

VIDEO: Zaha Hadid Architects create light mapping projection for festival in Germany

In collaboration with digital artists and computer science researchers Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia, as well as musician Max Copper, ZHA has created the ‘Behaviour Morphe’ — a light mapping projection for the 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival. Held in Karlsruhe, Germany, the festival curates a … More

More images of AGi Architects’ new housing project in Kuwait

Kuwait architecture firm AGi Architects just completed a residential complex in the Gulf country that reinterprets single-family dwellings. While DesignMENA has written about the project extensively in the past, new images here reveal the detail to design, theory and application that went into … More

Atkins employees predict the next 50 years of the Middle East built environment

On the 50th anniversary of Atkins in the Middle East, 126 of the company’s experts in design, engineering and project management have shared their predictions of what the region will look like in the next 50 years. Predictions include old cities being replaced by … More

Joe Tabet from JT+Partners analyses the masterplans of Paris and Beirut

The managing director of Dubai-based architecture firm JT+Partners, Joe Tabet, discusses masterplanning from a bird’s eye view and compares Paris to Beirut and Dubai. Paris is such an old city – how has its development over the centuries affected its masterplan? When we … More

Urban planners need to respond to environmental concerns, say leading architects at Perkins+Will

Masterplanners are now being asked to solve the most complex problems facing humanity – namely climate change, says Perkins+Will associate principal Steven Velegrinis. “There is already a very mature discourse around the idea of urban resilience, sustainability and ecological urbanism and it’s an … More

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