Award Categories

Before submitting in your nominations, please view the entry guidelines for submitting nominations. All design firms are eligible to nominate commercial and residential projects from the MENA region that have be at least 80% complete between September 2016 – 1st October 2017.

All nominations must be submitted via the website by clicking on “Submit Nominations”. Once you’ve completed the registration process, you are able to work on your nominations and edit them till the nomination deadline. All supporting documents should include renders and collated to a single PDF file no larger than 10MB and submitted with the online nomination.

Any queries can be sent to meaa@itp.com

Residential Project of the Year
This award recognises the year’s best residential project. Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects or project designs that provide a comfortable and attractive living environment for residents in the GCC.  Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Benefits for homeowners
  2. Compatibility with environment
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Commercial Project of the Year
This award recognises the year’s best commercial project. Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects or project designs that provide an excellent working environment for  employees, at the same time making the most of sustainable initiatives in a sector that is traditionally very energy reliant. Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Benefits for staff
  2. Safety and productivity of workspace
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year
Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects or project designs that provide excellent facilities for hotels and restaurants or project designs that provide excellent facilities for entertainment facilities or sports centres. Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Features which benefit users and staff
  2. Compatibility with landscape
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Public Sector  & Education Project of the Year
This award recognises the year’s best public sector project. Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects or project designs that provide a public service for residents in the GCC. This category is also open to projects for kindergardens, school, colleges or universities and will take into consideration both aesthetics and practicality for both pupils and staff. Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Compatibility of design with usage
  2. Practicality of construction
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Community & Cultural Project of the Year
This award recognises the year’s best community & cultural project. Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects or project designs that provide an environment that encourages the exploration of cultural themes, such as museums, galleries or performance spaces. Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Compatibility of design with usage
  2. Cultural influences
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Sustainable Project of the Year
This award recognises the year’s most environmentally sensitive project. Nominations for the award should acknowledge projects that most completely embody a commitment to energy-efficiency and environmental responsibility. Nominations can adhere to any of the criteria for any internationally sanctioned (i.e. LEED, BREEAM, Green Star, Estidama etc.) sustainability assessment tools. Project should be at least 80% complete at the time of entering.

Submission should include:

  1. Environmental impact of design
  2. Sustainability of construction methods
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Energy consumption during operation

 

Concept Design of the Year
This category is aimed at recognising excellent, innovation and sustainability in an initial idea for a project across the entire architectural spectrum.

Submission should include:

  1. Innovative features
  2. Practicality of construction
  3. Design details and plans
  4. Visual renderings or pictures
  5. Sustainable aspects of project

 

Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (less than 50 employees)
This award recognises those firms with less than 50 employees that have made the most significant  impact on the GCC region through their work throughout the year, whether they specialise in traditional or modern architecture, or in villas or skyscrapers. Nominations for the award should demonstrate a large body of work from across the region, and special consideration will be given to firms incorporating unprecedented design, innovative materials, striking forms and eco-friendliness.

Submission should include:

  1. Number of employees
  2. Details of past projects
  3. Ongoing and future project details
  4. Sustainability policy of company
  5. Areas of speciality

 

Large Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (more than 50 employees)
This award recognises those firms with more than 50 employees that have made the most significant  impact on the GCC region through their work throughout the year, whether they specialise in traditional or modern architecture, or in villas or skyscrapers. Nominations for the award should demonstrate a large body of work from across the region, and special consideration will be given to firms incorporating unprecedented design, innovative materials, striking forms and eco-friendliness.

Submission should include:

  1. Number of employees
  2. Details of past projects
  3. Ongoing and future project details
  4. Sustainability policy of company
  5. Areas of speciality

 

Architect of the Year
This award recognizes one of the region’s most celebrated and established architects. A demonstrated commitment to dynamic yet feasible design and architecture that harmonises with its surrounding context is essential. Nominations for the award should acknowledge innovation, timelessness, aesthetic significance and inspiration within the architect’s entire body of work. A wealth of projects, both built and designed, will be necessary for consideration.

Submission should include:

  1. Personal details
  2. Completed projects
  3. Areas of innovation
  4. Sustainable initiatives
  5. Areas of speciality

 

Young Architect of the Year
This award recognizes one of the region’s most promising young architects (under 35) and his/her commitment to strong design, innovative solutions and progressive projects. Nominations for the award should acknowledge the potential within the candidate, not necessarily his/her demonstrated body of work.

Submission should include:

  1. Personal details
  2. Conceptualised, designed and built projects
  3. Areas of innovation
  4. Sustainable initiatives
  5. Future plans

 

Engineer of the Year
This award recognizes one of the region’s most celebrated and established engineers. A demonstrated commitment to dynamic yet feasible solutions to the unique engineering challenges of the region is essential. Nominations for the award should acknowledge innovation, sustainability and inspiration within the engineer’s entire body of work. A wealth of projects, both built and on the boards, will be necessary for consideration.

Submission should include:

  1. Personal details
  2. Completed projects
  3. Areas of innovation
  4. Sustainable initiatives
  5. Collaboration with architects

 

Principal of the Year
This award recognizes one of the region’s best celebrated and established principals. A demonstrated ability to lead in a challenging economic environment is essential, as is a high-level of professionalism and an ability to make the right decisions to push a firm forward in a competitive market. Nominations for the award should acknowledge innovation, leadership and inspiration as well as demonstrating decision-making skills, professionalism and vision.

Submission should include:

  1. Personal details
  2. Leadership ability
  3. Inspiration for team
  4. Commitment to sustainability
  5. Future visions

 

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