Organised by BNC Publishing and Design Middle East, the inaugural Architecture Leaders Awards 2021 acknowledged and rewarded the exceptional architects, projects, and firms in the region. The gala award ceremony took place on March 31 at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. There were 19 award categories that were given solely on merit and were awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

One of the prestigious awards— Commercial Project of the Year was won by MZ Architects for their project RBW3-C4 in Abu Dhabi. RBW3-C4 office building stands out as an innovative piece of dynamic architecture on Abu Dhabi’s main transportation highways. The design incorporates the latest architectural and structural technology coordinated with intended solutions for the finest open and closed office spaces.

As a sustainable development, the commercial G+4 levelled RBW3-C4 project engages with an urban context of buildings, communities and public spaces that respond to site, climate and location, and comprise the developmental needs of Al Raha Beach Development while minimising energy and material consumption, and pollution of natural resources. RBW3-C4 implemented a minimum interior energy use reduction strategy by installing energy-efficient fixtures and fittings. Installing easily-accessible water sub-meters monitors the building’s internal and external water use and further adds to the objective of controlling and minimising water usage.