The Iraqi Architecture Prize; Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to announce the winners of the 5th cycle of Tamayouz Iraq 2016.
This Student Award; aims to recognise and reward excellence in architectural design and education, showcasing Iraqi talents, supporting academics’ efforts of advancing architectural education in Iraq, promoting a culture of excellence at an early stage amongst young Iraqis.
In 2016 the award witnessed the participation of 219 students from all Iraqi Architecture Schools, 102 projects were received this year and 18 projects were shortlisted by the shortlisting panel of the award. The members of the judging panel of the 2016 Tamayouz Iraq award (For judging panel’s biographies) are: Akram Al Ogaily – Senior Vice President at Hill International, Dubai; Ahmed Al-Azzawi, Director of Prestige Design MK, Milton Keynes; Alessandro Rocca, Professor of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan; Kevin Singh, Head of Birmingham School of Architecture, Birmingham; Katherine McNeil, Course Director of Architecture at Coventry University, Coventry; Muthar Al-Salloum, Managing Director of MAS architecture, Leicester; Raymond Quek, Head of the Leicester School of Architecture, Leicester; Turath Jamil, Architect and Researcher at the Sorbonne University, Paris.
The winners of Tamayouz Excellence Award 2016:
The winner selection and the ranking of the Top 10 projects is based on the judging panel’s unanimous decision on all entries.
The Winner of the 2016 Tamayouz Iraq Award and the First Prize is Ahmed Bader from Al-Nahrain University for his project; Babylon 4000 – Panorama Museum, supervised by Dr Saba Sami. Ahmed is the first student from Al-Nahrain University to reach the Top 3 of Tamayouz Iraq Award.
The Judging Panel’s Comment:
This project proposes a brave new way of visual interaction with Babylon and is commended for its imaginative engagement with the city, the successful design process lead to proper setting of the building on site. The concept of introducing usable areas around a court yard reflecting local identity is a successful design process approach, distribution of spaces and circulation is well addressed.
The Second Prize goes to Sattar Flaih from Babylon University for his work on the Interaction Center; Sattar’s work was supervised by Dr Hassan Al-Guesbi. Sattar is the first student from Babylon University to make it to the Tamayouz Top 10 of the Tamayouz Iraq Award.
The Judging Panel’s Comment:
A balanced project in all, the judging panel commends the skilfully executed form that integrates well with the river and its own site and very well presented.
The Third Prize goes to Ali Nashwan from Mosul University (in Kirkuk) for his project; Nano Technology Research Centre. Ali’s graduation project was supervised by Professor Ali Haider Al-Jameel. Ali is the only Iraqi student who made it to both shortlists; Tamayouz International (Top 20) and Tamayouz Iraq (3rd Prize) with two different projects, A remarkable achievement coming all the way form Mosul University in such a difficult time.
The Judging Panel’s Comment:
The selection of project function and the site in proximity to a university is well set up, the project shows good design development and the designer masterfully sets up an appropriate setting for the habitable blocks. The use of geometry is beguiling and sets up a lovely urban condition.
The Fourth Place goes to Farhang Fryad from the University of Sulaimani for his project; Conference Palace. This project was supervised by Dr Abdullah yousif.
The Fifth place goes to Dezhin Doski from the University of Salahaddin for her work on the Development of Choli Minaret; Dezhin’s work was supervised by Dr Faris Ali Mustafa.
The Sixth place goes to Rawen Saied from Koya University for his project the National Opera House in Erbil which was supervised by Mr. Mohammed Sabeeh
The Seventh place goes to Delovan Delawer from the University of Salahaddin for his [B.R.C.K.] Bioclimatic Research Center in Kurdistan; Delovan’s work was supervised by Dr Salahaddin Yassin.
The Eighth place goes to Khaleefah Al-Rubaye from the Applied Science University in Amman for his Experimental Habitat project, Khaleefah’s work was supervised by Mr Wael Al-Shamaly.
The Ninth place goes to Abdullah Amer from the University of Baghdad for his Modern Art Museum; this project was supervised by Mr Ammar Salim.
The Tenth place goes to Mariam Alias from the University of Technology for her Virtual Reality Research Center. Mariam’s project was supervised by Mr Anwar Subhi.
The Iraqi Supervisor of the Year 2016 Award
The Supervisor of the Year 2016 Award goes to Dr Saba Sami from Al-Nahrain University for her supervision, support and encouragement to the winning project of Tamayouz Iraq Award 2016.
The Iraqi Architecture School of the Year 2016 Award
The Architecture School of the Year 2016 award goes the Department of Architecture at Al-Nahrain University.
Tamayouz Founder, Ahmed Al-Mallak Said:
"Congratulations to the winners, supervisors, honourable mentions, architecture departments and all the achievers of Tamayouz Excellence Award, the support for the 2016 cycle of the award has been remarkable despite the current difficult situation in Iraq.
Some of the projects we received this year represent a new and needed direction for architecture in Iraq, an architectural approach that responds to local needs and challenges, finds appropriate environmental solution, a new direction that focuses on preserving our heritage which we are losing in a worryingly fast rate, this direction is important at a time where our Iraqi cities need ideas / solutions to critical issues and we at Tamayouz applaud these efforts.
Today we empower another 10 hardworking young architects hoping that one day they will change the future of Iraqi architecture for the better."
The prizes of the 2016 Tamayouz Iraq Award are:
- First Prize: A scholarship to study a 2 year MSc in Architecture and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, this scholarship is funded by Iraqi Business Council in Jordan + Tamayouz Excellence Award medal and certificate.
- Second Prize: A two month paid internship (5000 AED/ Month) at Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai in addition to another 5000 AED to cover the accommodation in Dubai, this opportunity is funded by Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai + Tamayouz Excellence Award medal and certificate.
- Third Prize: A two month paid internship (5000 AED/ Month) at Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai in addition to another 5000 AED to cover the accommodation in Dubai, this opportunity is funded by Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai + Tamayouz Excellence Award medal and certificate.
- Honourable Mentions: Tamayouz Excellence Award Certificate of Excellence.
- Supervisor of the year 2016 prize: Tamayouz Excellence Award medal and certificate.
- Architecture School of the Year 2016: Architecture School of the year Trophy.
It is worth mentioning that, the 2015 winner was Waad Durzi an Iraqi student studying at the London South Bank University in London, the rest of the winners were all from the University of Technology and they are Anwar Sabah Abbas (2012), Khalid Riadh (2013) and Redha Hassan (2014).
Tamayouz Excellence Award sponsored by:
Coventry University, Dewan Architects and Engineers, the Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, the United Nations Global Compact and Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects.
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