The team behind the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, the 2018 winners of Tamayouz Excellence Award's Middle Eastern Personality of the Year
The team behind the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, the 2018 winners of Tamayouz Excellence Award's Middle Eastern Personality of the Year

Six days left to nominate for Tamayouz's Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year

There is less than a week left to nominate an individual or organisation for Tamayouz Excellence Award's Middle Eastern Personality of the Year

Also known as the Mohamed Makiya Prize, named after a great Iraqi architect, the annual award is presented to an individual or organisation that has made the "greatest contribution to the advancement of architecture in a specific period", according to the award's website.

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In 2018, the winner was the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT for its role in supporting the education of the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation.

Further down the line in 2014, the award recognised the achievements of Iraqi architect, critic and author Dr Khaled Al-Sultany for his documentation of modernist and post-modernist architecture in Iraq through his books, articles and essays.

The Middle Eastern Personality of the Year award is open to organisations of any kind (governmental, non-governmental, academic institutions, etc), as well as individuals of any occupation that have had a direct or indirect influence on the advancement of architecture. 

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The award is one of seven prizes that make up the Tamayouz programme of championing and celebrating architecture from the Near East and North Africa. Other awards include the Women in Architecture and Construction Award, the Rifat Chadirji Prize, the International Graduation Projects Award, the Iraqi Graduation Projects Award, the Dewan Award for Architecture, and the Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award

To submit a nomination, visit Tamayouz's website, where further information on submission guidelines, eligibility and registration are available. 

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