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24H Competition 9th edition winners propose social housing towers for Syrian refugees

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
A new year, a new 24H Competition from ideasforward. Now in its ninth edition, each competition theme highlights various social issues, climate change, humanitarian causes, and modern sociologic problems. The prompt is only revealed on competition day and participants must think on their toes, as they only have…

Flashback: Installations at the inaugural Dubai Design Week

Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Installations popped up throughout Dubai for their debut during the inaugural Dubai Design Week, which took place this past October. Organized by the Dubai Design District (d3) and the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), the event puts the city's diverse design scene in the international spotlight. This…

Twenty-six firms revealed in star-studded longlist for Qatar Art Mill competition

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants recently revealed a notable international longlist for the three-stage Qatar Art Mill design competition launched this past June. The winning scheme will convert an approximately 1 million square-foot flour mill into yet another art museum proposed for Doha Bay. The building…

Qatar launches three-stage international Art Mill competition for a new museum

Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
As the number of museums goes up in Qatar, Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants launched an international design competition to find an architect to convert an enormous flour mill into the Qatar Art Mill, a proposed art museum at Doha Bay. Construction of the project is currently…

The Qatar World Cup Memorial depicts the rising death toll of the stadiums’ construction workers

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014
The Qatar World Cup Memorial project by 1Week1Project raises awareness on the terrible fact that over 500 Nepalese workers have lost their lives while constructing the 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Needless to say, this has brought outcry and investigations on the workers'…

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.…

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