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UNESCO accepting entries for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Afghanistan continues to build toward reconciliation, restoring peace, and economic redevelopment after decades of political conflict and turmoil. To contribute to this process, UNESCO recently launched a single-stage open competition seeking the winning design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. The Centre will…

Point Supreme’s “Serpantina” from Urban Shade competition to be built in Habanim Garden, Israel

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Urban Shade competition invited architects and designers worldwide to propose outdoor public space designs for five sites across the city of Holon in Israel. Organized by the Design Museum Holon and the Municipality of Holon, the competition was created in an effort to rethink the significance…

Oppenheim Architecture and Design’s entry for Qatar-based spa and resort

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Yearning for summer days to return? Perhaps Oppenheim Architecture and Design's entry for the "Zulal Destination Spa and Family Resort" competition could help. Oppenheim Architecture and Design was selected to participate in the international competition, which sought design concepts for a 650-acre destination spa and resort in…

Recipients of Iraq’s Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award

Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Shereen Sherzad, Venus Akef, and Neda Al-Juboory were honored in the second annual Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award. Established in 2012, the Tamayouz award is the first award of its kind in the Middle East. As part of the The Iraqi Architecture Prize's Tamayouz Excellence Award,…

Twelve winners for the regional Holcim Awards 2014, Africa + Middle East

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East regional competition were recognized in a recent awards ceremony in Beirut, making it the fourth installment of the 2014 global awards program. The Africa Middle East competition focused on multi-disciplinary design solutions for building social and environmenal resilience.…

UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014
After Qatar Rail appointed UNStudio as principal architect, the Dutch firm revealed their designs for the new Doha Metro Network, a major component of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). In an effort to motivate more Doha locals to use public transit, UNStudio's design of the…

Ricardo Bofill named as joint winner of The Noble Qur’an Oasis competition

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura was announced as a joint winner of The Noble Qur'an Oasis competition, where entrants proposed designs for a civic complex reflective of the culture and environment of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia. Tied in first place with Gerber Architekten, Ricardo…

REX reveals concept design for Middle Eastern “Media Headquarters Buildings” project

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
How about we start the new week with REX's latest project in vertical design. The international firm revealed the concept design of their "Media Headquarters Buildings" project for two sister companies in the Middle East. Aside each structure's stacked programs to fit its restricted footprint, the…

Intercon’s shortlisted entry for INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competition, Dubai

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Intercon from Barcelona shared their recently shortlisted proposal in the 2014 Dubai International INDEX Contemporary Majlis Design Competiton. With the theme "Design in Motion" for this year's competition, design professionals worldwide were invited to give their own contemporary -- and sustainable --  interpretation to the Arabic…

A look into “Blue Tape”, the winning entry for the Dubai Architecture School Tower competition

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
From our feature of the Dubai Architecture School Tower competition results, here's a closer look into "Blue Tape" -- the 1st-prize winner by recent architecture graduates Evan Shieh and Ali Chen from the U.S. In the single-phase ideas competition, participants had to design an architecture school tower…

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