In pictures: A look back at designMENA Quiz 2019
For its third cycle, the designMENA Quiz, organised by Middle East Architect and its sister title Commercial Interior Design has fast become a regular annual event for industry professionals based in the GCC.
Building on the success of its previous two editions, the designMENA Quiz brought in more than 200 designers, architects and suppliers from the UAE, who participated in a light-hearted evening of creative games and networking.
The event was held at On42 at Media One Hotel in Dubai’s Media City on 24 April, 2019. Dubai-based radio, television and events presenter Tom Urquhart was the host of the night.
Those who attended represented regional industry companies including Aedas, JT+Partners, National Engineering Bureau, Herman Miller, Kohler, Cosentino, La Casa and Wilson & Associates, among many more.
Featuring seven rounds, the quiz night included rounds on general knowledge, film and music, as well as rounds that centred on architecture and design. The creative round, held at the end of the evening, tasked participants with creating a team pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai involving the use of a single block of Plasticine, as well as building materials supplied by the round’s sponsor Cosentino.
The creative round saw enthusiastic participation from the designers and architects alike, who used the given materials to create humorous and inventive structures. The winner of this round was Huda Lighting, which won eight brunches at Media One Hotel’s food and beverage outlet, Garden on 8.
The evening’s first place prize went to Pallavi Dean’s ROAR team, while JT+Partners came in a close second.
This year’s sponsors included Cosentino, USM, Herman Miller, NVC Lighting, Sunon, Kohler, Franke, Danube and Huda Lighting.