Ahmed Al-Mallak, Architecture, Iraq architecture, Tamayouz Excellence Award

Middle East Architect signs on as media sponsor for Iraqi architecture initiative Tamayouz

Middle East Architect has signed on to be the media sponsor for Tamayouz Excellence Award, an initiative established by architect and academic Ahmed Al-Mallak to support and promote architecture in Iraq.

The initiative has launched a number of awards including a housing competition for the liberated area of Mosul, an international award for graduation projects and an Iraqi architecture student awards.

Tamayouz recently gathered its multiple jury panels in Coventry, England a week ago to determine the winners of its various awards, which included architects like Rasem Badran, Mohamed Al-Assam, Ali Naji, Philip M. Wolfson, and academics including Caecilia Pieri, Wendy Pullan and the past president of RIBA, Angela Brady. Many other architects, academics and scholars were also in attendance.

Tamayouz will be holding an awards ceremony this coming December in Amman, Jordan, which will be followed by the opening of the Iraqi-Jordanian Building and Construction Expo at the city’s Grand Millennium Hotel. The ceremony and expo will be attended by regional representatives in both industries.

“Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to have Middle East Architect as a media sponsor. It joins a family of regional and international organisations collaborating to recognise excellence around the world,” said Al-Mallak. “This partnership is a sign of the continuous growth of Tamayouz Excellence Award.”

Middle East Architect will publish a full report on the jury meeting in Coventry in its November issue, which will be released on desingMENA shortly thereafter.