Issue No 327 - October 11, 2010

Cityscape Global award winners announced

Upcoming master developments, residential communities and leisure facilities with a focus on sustainable design topped their categories at the Cityscape Awards for Architecture in the Emerging Markets.

Libya's Tabanlioglu Architects won the Community Built award for the Tripoli Congress Centre, designed to reflect its surrounds in the city’s green zone. The glass structure is surrounded by a layer of metal mesh, which works in conjunction with the water features to keep heat out and reduce energy consumption.

Henderson Waves, an elevated pedestrian bridge connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park in Singapore won the Tourism, Travel and Transport Built Award.

Zayed University has won the coveted Industry Choice Award, chosen by visitors to Cityscape Global.

Another big winner at the event was Turkey’s Emre Arolat Architects (EAA), which won both the Leisure Built category for Mini City Model Park and the Residential Built category for its Maksimum Houses community project.

The Future project categories were led by the King Abdullah International Gardens in Saudi Arabia, named best Leisure Future project. The park is built around seven differently themed gardens, but all have the common threads of using solar power and recycled water.

Meanwhile, the architects and planners behind the Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination in Salalah, Oman, won in the Environmental category. The scheme has been designed to transform a wetland area into a sustainable resort destination, with the inclusion of parks, water esplanades, a centre for eco-literacy, agricultural fields, and a botanical garden celebrating the native plants of the region.

“These awards highlight the great strides being made throughout the emerging markets in architectural design,” said Rohan Marwaha, CEO of Cityscape.

Other notable winners from the Gulf are;

Commercial /Mixed Use Built - Burj Khalifa, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Leisure Future - King Abdullah International Gardens, Barton Willmore International

Special Award - Islamic Architecture - King Abdullah Financial Center Mosque, FX Fowle

Special Award - Cultural Heritage - Dubai Municipality

Source: TradeArabia News


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