The shortlist for the 2012 Middle East Architect Awards, an essential event in the industry calendar, has been revealed.
An expert panel of six judges had the tough task of whittling down 160 nominations to make the final cut.
The winners in each of the 13 categories will be announced at a gala ceremony on 23rd October 2012 at The Westin, Dubai.
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Residential Project of the Year Farshad Mahdizadeh – Abadan Apartment, Iran AGi – Mop House, Kuwait City Klingmann – Muttawar Residential Development, Muscat, Oman AGi – S Cube, Kuwait City Architectural Projections – Seaside Villas, KSA
Hospitality & Leisure Project of the Year GAJ – The Chedi Khorfakkan Resort, Sharjah Naga Architects – Al Khobar Hotel, KSA Dubai Municipality – Orient House LW Design for TDIC – Monte Carlo Beach Club, Abu Dhabi Woods Bagot – St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Public Sector, Institutional & Cultural Project of the Year Cox Architecture – UAE University, Al Ain DSA – Dubai Sports Council HQ Farshad Mahdizadeh – Circle Snack Bar, Iran GAJ – Gems school, Abu Dhabi SOM – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi
Commercial Project of the Year Aedas – Al Bahar Towers, Abu Dhabi HOK – ADNOC HQ, Abu Dhabi Norr Group Consultants – Al Rashed Tower, KSA Sheppard Robson – Siemens Middle East HQ, Masdar City SOM – Conference Centre KAFD, KSA
Overall Middle East Project of the Year (finished project) Jean Nouvel – Burj Qatar Goettsch Partners – Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi Norr Group – Al Hitmi Complex, Doha Woods Bagot – St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Oncuoglu+ACP Architecture – Terracity Shopping Centre, Turkey
Sustainable Design of the Year (concept & finished projects) Aedas – Al Bahar Tower, Abu Dhabi LED Architects & Neginshahr Consulting Engineers – Bazaar in Mahallat, Iran Msheireb Properties – Msheireb Downtown, Doha Sheppard Robson – Siemens Middle East HQ, Masdar City SOM – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi
Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (less than 100 employees) AGi Architectural Projections LED Architects Mangera Yvars Architects ONZ Architects
Large Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (more than 100 employees) GAJ Lacasa Naga Architects SOM Woods Bagot
Engineering Company of the Year Buro Happold Ramboll WSP
Architect of the Year, Middle East Jason Burnside – GAJ Joe Tabet – Atkins Khaled Al Shamaa – DWP Meisa Batayneh – Maisam Yahya Jan – Norr Group Consultants
Young Architect of the Year, Middle East Abdullah Al Shamsi – Shape Architecture Atef Khedhir – Lacasa Henry Tung – DXB Lab Nasser Abulhassan – AGi Shahab Mirzaean – LED Architects
Engineer of the Year, Middle East Isaac Coker – WSP Khaled Zaghloul – RW Armstrong William F Baker – SOM
Principal of the Year, Middle East Dr Shams Eldien Naga – Naga Architects Holley Chant – KEO International Consultants Ibrahim Al Jaidah – Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) Joaquin Perez – AGi Tarek N. Qaddumi – TNQ