Topic: Middle East

H+A to design first Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre in the Middle East

Newly launched healthcare and hospitality architecture practice, H+A, has been appointed to design the region’s first Protom Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre in Abu Dhabi. The US$60 million Abu Dhabi Proton Centre (ADPC) will be set on the SBK Holding LLC site in … More

Top 45 most influential architects in the Middle East in 2018

Middle East Architect magazine rounds up 45 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 list, … More

Mohammed Abdullah appointed as president of DIDI design school in Dubai

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has appointed the previous managing director of TECOM’s Media Cluster Mohammed Abdullah as president of the region’s first design school. Abdullah’s career in the region spans over twenty years, having built a media community of … More

Seven cultural buildings that made their mark on the Middle East in 2017

2017 marked the opening of a number of highly-anticipated cultural buildings in the Middle East, from the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi to a restored music centre in Bahrain. designMENA rounds up the top seven buildings that have contributed a strong cultural value … More

Middle East saw numbers of built skyscrapers stagnate in 2017

More buildings of 200 metres’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with the Middle East matching its numbers from last year with nine completions, Construction Week Online reported. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) … More

Survey results revealed for design copyright in the Middle East

The infringement of design copyright is a global problem, but a particularly sensitive issue in the Middle East. Everyone seems to know someone whose designs have been ripped off by an unscrupulous client, a money-grabbing contractor, or another lazy designer. So Commercial Interior … More

2017 saw the most built skyscrapers than any other year CTBUH reveals

A record 144 skyscrapers were erected around the globe in 2017, more than in any previous year in history. The superstructures were built across 23 countries and 69 cities, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The Middle East … More

Buildings from the Middle East shortlisted for 2018 RIBA prize

Two buildings from Turkey and one from Saudi Arabia have made it onto the list for the 2018 International Prize for best new building, a competition staged by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The winner of the biennial event will be … More

Intellectual property in design: are you protected in the Middle East?

Commercial Interior Design (CID) magazine and designMENA brought together members of the Middle East’s design sector supply chain, along with an intellectual property expert, to discuss the ways in which designers can protect themselves from copyright infringement and industrial design theft. Dubai’s maturing … More

Dubai’s RTA unveils first BIM centre in the Middle East

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) first building information modelling (BIM) centre, Construction Week Online reported. Located within the authority’s head office, the BIM centre makes RTA MENA’s first government entity to launch a … More

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