Topic: MEA Awards 2017

Cristiano Luchetti interviews MEA Awards Architect of the Year Farshad Mehdizadeh

What does it mean to be an outsider? For one, the word refers to a person who does not belong to any specific group, and it’s often associated with someone not likely considered to win or succeed. It has negative connotations – to … More

Video: Highlights from the Middle East Architect Awards 2017

The tenth annual Middle East Architect Awards took place last year in November 2017, with a total of 13 categories awarded to architects from different parts of the Middle East including the UAE, Lebanon and Iran. The awards programme looks at a wide … More

In pictures: A look back at 2017 Middle East Architect Awards

With the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards celebrations coming to an end, here we take a look back at some of the highlights from the event, which took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai. You can also view the full list of … More

MEA Awards 2017: Hajizadeh & Associates’ Chabahar Free Zone Complex in Iran wins Concept design of the Year

Tehran-based Hajizadeh & Associates picked up the Concept design of the Year award at the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards for Chabahar Free Zone Complex. Brothers Kourosh and Amir Hussein Hajizadeh picked up the award. The cultural complex is located in the southern Iranian … More

MEA Awards 2017: AGi Architects’ Wind Tower in Kuwait wins Sustainable Project of the Year

AGi Architects was awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards for its work on the Wind Tower. Read more about the project here.  Located in Salmiya, Kuwait, the residential project reinterprets local environmental techniques. The services core … More

MEA Awards 2017: Polypod wins award for best community and cultural project

Lebanese architect firm Polypod took home the award for best community and cultural project of the year for its Anwar Sabbah Musallah project. The jury panel felt the project embodied a successful reinterpretation of religious, spiritual and community values. According to judges, it … More

MEA Awards 2017: Perkins+Will wins award for best public sector and education project

Dubai-based architects Perkins+Will took home the award for the best public sector and education project of the year for its Kings College Hospital project. Judges labelled the project “a masterly design” and said that it showed true attention to innovative detail, creating “an abstract … More

MEA Awards 2017: Jonathan Huang from Atkins wins Enginner of the Year

Jonathan Huang from Atkins received the Engineer of the Year award at the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards. Huang has over 17 years of experience in Australia, the Middle East and South East Asia, and has worked on a number of super high-rise … More

MEA Awards 2017: Killa Design wins award for best commercial project

Killa Design won the award for the commercial project of the year for its work on Office of the Future. Judges described the project as a “very thoughtful and deliberate response to Dubai’s bid as a major incubator of innovation and future technology for … More

MEA Awards 2017: Keivani Architects wins award for best residential project

Iranian architect firm Keivani Architects took home the award for best residential project of the year for its Tehran project Orsi Khaneh. Judges praised the project for being a “novel idea that modernises traditional architectural elements with a stunning outcome.” The judges also appreciated the project’s … More

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