Design Middle East is proud to present the Architecture Leaders Awards 2022. This event honours the best of the architecture sector in the region. The awards will recognise the top architects, as well as their projects, and the companies they represent. The award ceremony will strive to recognise individual greatness, company strengths, and project accomplishment through numerous categories.
The ceremony and gala meal will take place at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, following the award presentation. It's a night to celebrate, network, and honour deserving talent. The winner will get a commemorative trophy and prominent coverage in print, our website, and social media platforms.
The Architecture Leaders Awards 2021 took place on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at the SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM.
This award category recognises the outstanding architectural firm in the 12 months to the end of Jan 2022. Judges will be looking for a firm which delivers high quality projects in the MENA region.
A firm showcasing design excellence and has been in the business for five years or less.
The award is presented to the architectural firm that takes on a peoplecentric approach and demonstrates strong commitment towards employee empowerment and enrichment.
The award will go to the most innovative architectural firm in the Middle East. This category is open to any company that has created an innovation to improve their design and architectural process through the use of technology, software, tools, apps, or machinery.
This award is for the outstanding architecture design of a commercial public sector project, which includes museums, government buildings, cinemas, airports, offices, and galleries in the Middle East.
This award is for the outstanding residential project in the Middle East based on architectural innovation and creativity in various aspects like technology, lighting, walls, flooring, façade, and outdoor area.
The award will go to the outstanding architectural project —residential, commercial, or retail, which is most sustainable, and has used extensive environment-friendly initiatives hence reducing the carbon footprints.
The award will go to the outstanding hotel project in the Middle East with a striking architecture.
The award will go to the outstanding hospitality project (restaurant, bar, or club in the Middle East) with striking architecture creative design concepts. The judges will focus on projects high on design aesthetics and that promotes social interaction.
The award will go to the most innovative architect design-led project in the Middle East. It could be either public, residential, retail, or a design education project high on innovative elements, better solutions, and newness. The judges will focus on highly innovative projects in terms of design, technology, and materials.
The award will go to an incredible healthcare project with an architecture that promotes the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Judges will be looking for a project with a holistic design and innovative approaches to healthcare environments.
Judges will evaluate submissions based on materiality, colour, contrast, texture, how it responds to its contextual surroundings, how the design was interpreted to the brief of the client, how it creates a space which is culturally relevant, as well as being unique and contemporary for the built environment.
This category is dedicated to any type of building and development that is already in progress or slated to begin construction soon, and gives an insight into what the future may hold through distinct architectural, use of advanced technology, and environmental qualities.
The award will be given to the year's best landscape project based on its architecture, unique concept, and technology.
This award recognises exceptional school or university development in the Middle East. The winner will be decided based on the building's architecture, innovation, and how engaging and inspiring the project is for its students and staff.
This award category recognises the outstanding consultant firm in the 12 months to the end of Jan 2022. Judges will be looking for the firm’s greatest achievements, projects, and financial summary of the relevant period.
Saluting the outstanding architect and his excellence in the field of architecture in the region. Judges will consider the projects completed in the past 12 months, those in pipeline and other achievements. Initiatives related to sustainability and environment should also be mentioned.
The award for CEO of the Year will go to the Chief Executive Officer who demonstrated and deliverd outstanding results at his/her architecture organisation in the past 12 months.
The award recognises the most promising architect (30 or below) working in the Middle East. Judges would consider completed and future projects in the region.
This award will go to the architect who has made an outstanding contribution to the architecture sector in the region during his/her career.