Winners announced for 2017 Middle East Architect Awards
The winning projects, professionals and companies for the tenth annual Middle East Architect Awards 2017 were revealed last night at a gala ceremony at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai.
Perkins+Will picked up the Large Architecture Firm of the Year for the third year running, as well as the Public Sector and Education Project of the Year award for Kings College Hospital.
Killa Design also picked up two awards on the evening for Boutique Firm of the Year and Commercial Project of the Year for its work on the Office of the Future.
The most highly-anticipated award of the evening, the Middle East Architect of the Year, was given to Iranian architect Farshad Mehdizadeh of Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects.
Projects from Iran were a highlight this year, with Keivani Architects winning Residential Project of the Year for its Tehran-based Orsi Khaneh house, and Hajizadeh & Associates’ Chabahar Free Zone Complex in the south of Iran picking up the Concept Design of the Year Award.
Buildings in Kuwait and Lebanon were also recognised with projects such as the Wind Tower by AGi Architects in Kuwait City and the Anwar Sabbah Musalla prayer hall in the south of Lebanon winning in their respective categories.
A total of 13 awards were handed out during the course of the evening. See the full list of winners below:
Winners of the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards:
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Orsi Khaneh by Keivani Architects
Highly commended: Woof Shadow by Tachra Design
COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Office of the Future by Killa Design
Highly commended: Heart of Sharjah Offices by Wael Al-Masri Planners & Architects
LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR: The Opus by Zaha Hadid Architects
Highly commended: Floating Homes by U+A
PUBLIC SECTOR AND EDUCATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Kings College Hospital by Perkins+Will
Highly commended: Emirates International School by GAJ
COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Anwar Sabbah Musalla by Polypod
Highly commended: Al Dana Mosque by X Architects
SUSTAINABLE PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Wind Tower by AGi Architects
Highly commended: Sheltainer by Sheltainer Team
CONCEPT DESIGN OF THE YEAR: Chabahar Free Zone Complex by Hajizadeh & Associates
Highly commended: Flexible Bridge by Mohammad Reza Kohzadi
BOUTIQUE ARCHITECTURE FIRM OF THE YEAR: Killa Design
Highly commended: Studio Toggle
LARGE ARCHITECTURE FIRM OF THE YEAR: Perkins+Will
Highly commended: U+A
YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR: Hend Almatrouk from Studio Toggle
Highly commended: Tommaso Calistri from Killa Design
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Jonathan Huang from WS Atkins
Highly commended: Engi Jaber from Dewan
PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR: Joe Tabet of JT+Partners
Highly commended: Nasser Abulhasan and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea from AGi Architects
ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR: Farshad Mehdizadeh from FMZD
Highly commended: Benjamin Piper from Killa Design