Cityscape Awards, Dubai Buildings Prize 2009, UAE Projects Design, Best MENA Property

Cityscape Awards Dubai

Middle East North Africa Property: Architecture Prize UAE – Winners in 2009

8 Oct 2009

Cityscape Awards Winners

Commercial / Mixed Use Category – Built
Qatar Science & Technology Park, Doha, Qatar, Persian Gulf, The Middle East
Design: Woods Bagot
Qatar Science and Technology Park Building - Cityscape Awards UAE
photo : Nelson Garrido Photography

Commercial / Mixed Use Category – Future
Masdar HQ, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Design: AGi Architects

Community Category – Built
Malawi Schools Project, Malawi, Africa
Design: John McAslan + Partners

Community Category – Future
Astana National Library, Astana, Kazakhstan, Asia
Design: BIG Architects
Astana National Library - Cityscape Awards 2009 winner
image from architect

Leisure Category – Future
The Oberoi Resort at Al Khiran, Kuwait
Design: Bernard Khouri

Residential Category – Built
S.A. Residence, House#37, Road#100, Gulshan#2, Dhaka
Design: Shatotto Architecture for Green Living

Residential Category – Future
Z House, Muscat, Oman
Design: Nabil Gholam Architecture & Planning

Tourism, Travel and Transport Category – Built
Libertas Rixos Hotel
Design: Melkan Gursel & Mural Tabanlioglu

Tourism, Travel and Transport Category – Future
Dubai Metro, Dubai, UAE
Design: RTA

Special Award – Environmental Category
Masdar Plaza, Masdar Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Design: LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture)
Masdar Plaza Abu Dhabi - Cityscape Awards UAE
image from architect

Special Award – Islamic Architecture Category
Al-Asmariya University, Zilten, Libya, North Africa
Design: RMJM Architects

Special Award – Master Planning Category
Bund Waterfront
Design: Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, Inc.

Young Architect Awards
The Perforated Skin
Design: Momna Arshad

Dubai Polymorphic Hotel, UAE
Reihaneh Ramezany Mahonaky

Parametric Dubai: Emerging Polu.Morphi.City: Baniyas Sacfuilding
Tahereh Rajabi

Parametric Dubai:
Ahmed Hosny

Cultural Heritage Award

Restoration orf Mohamed Sherif Sultan Al-Olama House, Dubai, UAE
Rashad Bukhash

Revitalizing the Public Open Spaces in Historic Bastakia, Dubai, UAE
Rashad Bukhash

Restoration of the House of Traditional Architecture, Dubai, UAE
Rashad Bukhash

RMJM Wins Islamic Architecture Award for Libya project

RMJM was celebrating this week after a victorious win at this year’s prestigious Cityscape Awards in Dubai. Gordon Hood and Roger Klein of RMJM accepted the Islamic Architecture Award for their work on the Zliten Campus at Asmariya University for Islamic Sciences in Libya.

Zliten campus Libya
image from architect

The Zliten campus is a new branch of Al Asmariya University, 120km southeast of Tripoli. RMJM’s architects designed a campus masterplan for the development of the 82-hectare site. Core academic functions are organised in four quadrants within a perimeter ‘habitable wall’ that contains faculty offices and academic support functions.

With a total build-out of 100,000m², the new campus provides academic and support buildings, a conference and student centre as well as administration, library, recreation and residential spaces for a population of 4,600 students.

RMJM Director, Gordon Hood said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award for Islamic Architecture. It is a true testament to the success of our Global Education Studio and emphasises the strength that RMJM maintains in its understanding of local culture and traditions. We are particularly grateful to Dr Mustafa Mezughi of ODAC in Libya, without whose advice this project would not have been possible.”

The success of the work on the Zliten Campus is largely down to the development of RMJM’s Global Education Studio. The studio allows for the greatest talents in Educational Architecture from across RMJM’s international network to pool together, providing unprecedented service which combines international and local expertise for architectural excellence.

Islamic Architecture Award image / information from RMJM 081009

Location: Dubai, UAE

MENA Architecture

Libyan Buildings – Selection:

7th of October University – new campus, Bani Walid, east of Tripoli
Design: RMJM architects
Bani Walid building
image from architect
Bani Walid building

Cyrene Declaration Libya
Design: Foster + Partners
Cyrene Declaration
image : Foster + Partners
Cyrene Declaration

Dubai Buildings

Stirling Prize

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