citadel master plan and earlier this year the Erbil Citadel project gained World Heritage Status. Sherzad is the author of four architecture textbooks, used as references and teaching materials in Iraqi and other Arab schools of Architecture.
The Prize for the Young Woman Architect – The Rising Star is awarded to Venus Akef, an award winning aspiring architect and academic at the University of Technology in Baghdad, focusing on architectural heritage and the cultural identity. Currently she is studying for a PhD at the University of Cincinnati.
This year the judging panel decided to make a Special Commemorative Award to Neda Al-Juboory, an outstanding community architect who engaged at local level and inspired all those who came in contact with her. In 2007 Neda Al-Juboory, the Director of Urban Planning at the Ministry of Municipalities was killed in a car bomb explosion at her work place during a ceremony celebrating her outstanding achievements. This special award is for the family and friends of the Late Neda Al-Juboory.
Ahmed Al-Mallak, Founder of the Tamayouz Excellence Award said:
“It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award, both Shereen Sherzad and Venus Akef are still making outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture in Iraq and it is important to show the commitment and sacrifices Iraqi women are making and this is portrayed by the commitment of the Late Neda Al-Juboory who was killed during a ceremony where she was supposed to receive a prize for her excellent work. Women in Iraq are doing fantastic jobs and we will continue to highlight their efforts.”
Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award was established in 2012 the first award of its kind in the Middle East, this award is part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award – The Iraqi Architecture Prize.
Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award is Iraq’s most coveted architectural prize, it aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of Iraqi Women Architects, promote role models for young Iraqi women and to encourage skilled women to challenge themselves to explore careers within traditionally male dominate professions rather than remain in ones which appear more female friendly.
It is worth mentioning that Dr Jala Makhzoumi the Associate Dean and the founder of the Landscape Faculty at the American University in Beirut won the First Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction award in 2013 in addition to four outstanding women architects were selected to receive special. The 2013 Winner announcement
Tamayouz Excellence Award is sponsored by:
Coventry University, United Nations Global Compact, Dewan Architects and Engineers, The Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, Al-Dulaimi Business Group, Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Surchi Contracting, Eastern Holding Group and Al-Qabas Economical Group
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Dewan Award Registration 2019
Participants are asked to redesign Al Umma Park as a green lung in the capital’s dense urban fabric, creating an optimistic vision for the future and a safe space for public gatherings and socialising. Proposals should reflect the legacy of the park and integrate the existing artwork within its redesign.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all
*1st prize will be a fully paid employment at Dewan for 6 months expandable to one year supervised by senior architects with experience in all departments. If for any reason this cannot be achieved then a sum of $6000 will be presented
Rifat Chadirji Prize Registration 2019
Participants are asked to design an architectural and cultural landmark that hosts the Barjeel collection and represents modern art, architecture and design in the Arab world.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all
COMBO REGISTRATION (Rifat Chadirji Prize + Dewan Award)
Register for the Rifat Chadirji Prize and the Dewan Award for architecture and get them with a discount on the total current registration fee.
Barjeel Museum Brief: https://tinyurl.com/y3fukxcy
Al Umma Park Brief: https://tinyurl.com/yy7rgs3v
International Graduation Project Award
students of Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture Technology and Landscape Design worldwide to submit their Graduation Projects. An independent international jury will review all entries and will select the winners of Tamayouz International Award 2019.
Open to final year students worldwide.
£25/$30 from February - 30th of April
£30/$40 from 1st of May - 1st of July
£40/$50 from 1st of July - End of Registration