For the second year in a row, the Delta Faucet Company has held its Sustainability Challenge which engages interior design and architecture students from the American University in Dubai (AUD) and inspires innovative, green design.
The challenge hopes to promote awareness of sustainability and water resources in the UAE as well as the rest of the Middle East.
Ross Jackson, general manager, Delta Faucet Company, Middle East, said: “It is our firm belief that in order to impact change in people’s approach to water conservation tomorrow, we must raise awareness amongst the youth of today.
“These students are the future generation of architects and interior design professionals, and will undoubtedly retain and apply their learnings for years to come.”
This year’s winner was Zainab Al Swalhi for her Junkyard Cafe, which focused on recycling material like aluminium cans to create a sustainable cafe design.
Second place was awarded to Nouran Kamel for her futuristic, energy-saving TeleFuture concept, while Bahare Yaghar, the third place winner, was recognised for the Pyrite hotel.
The Sustainability Challenge required students to apply mandatory design elements that considered water conservation, energy efficiency, water quality and product durability in line with government design requirements.
Supported by the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and in partnership with Alabbar Energy & Sustainability Group and the association of Professional Interior Designers, Delta Faucet Company’s 2014 Sustainability Challenge saw a record of 58 participants.