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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…

Winners of the Dubai Architecture School Tower competition

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In the [AC-CA] Dubai Architecture School Tower ideas competition, student and professional participants were challenged to design an iconic and progressive educational environment for architecture students in Dubai. Three prize-winning proposals were selected and shared a $6,000 prize: 1st PRIZE - US$3,500: Evan Shieh, Ali Chen…

Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014
The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf. Three winners and four…

A recap on the Unbuilt Visions Exhibition in Ankara, Turkey

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Shortly after the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition concluded, d3 hosted the Unbuilt Visions exhibition showcasing some of the winning entries at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in Ankara from Jan. 7-21, 2014. Acknowledging the value of the conceptual phase in the design process,…

Snøhetta, Sou Fujimoto and others shortlisted in Çanakkale Antenna Tower competition

Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013
The Turkish Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition has announced eight firms that passed the pre-selection hurdle and can now proceed to the second stage for design development. The jury selected the finalists from a pool of 130 eligible applicants. The teams will now have until February 15, 2014…

Dubai chosen for World Expo 2020 with HOK-led master plan

Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013
Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, being the first Middle Eastern city selected in the Expo's 160-year history. HOK, in partnership with Populous and Arup, led the design team that developed the master plan, themed "Connecting Minds, Creating the…

AGi architects wins in two categories for 2013 Middle East Architect Awards

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013
AGi architects enjoyed yet another lucky year in the 2013 Middle East Architect Awards recently held in Dubai. In addition to being shortlisted in five categories, the Spanish-Kuwaiti firm won two awards for The Star House and the BBS Pre-School, both in Kuwait. The…

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