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Revealed: Shortlist for Future of Architecture Awards

The event will recognise excellence across over 10 categories at a gala dinner event on 12 June

The Middle East Consultant (MEC) editorial team has revealed the shortlist of companies, individuals and projects for its inaugural Future of Architecture Awards (FOA Awards). The gala dinner event is scheduled to take place on 12 June at the Habtoor Grand Resort, JBR, Dubai and will celebrate individuals and companies that have been shortlisted as well as reveal the winners in each category.

The event was conceived in response to the success of the Future of Architecture Summit (FOA Summit) and the Middle East Consultant Awards. The fourth edition of the FOA Summit is also scheduled to take place during the day on 12 June. Read more about the summit here.

Nominations for the FOA Awards closed late in May, following which nominations were studied by the MEC editorial team. Following lengthy deliberation, the shortlist and winners were chosen.

The shortlist for the 2024 FOA Awards is as follows:

Young Architect of the Year

  • AECOM – Mohammad Aziz
  • Godwin Austen Johnson – Pankti Adani
  • Sobha Realty – Nikita Ajitkumar

Civic & Public Sector Project of the Year

  • Godwin Austen Johnson – The Jafar Centre
  • Godwin Austen Johnson – Lunate Offices
  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – Entertainment City Doha
  • Trust Enginering Consultancy – Moza Bint Mohammed Quran and Daa’wa Center
  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – Tariq Bin Ziad School

Cultural Heritage Project of the Year

  • FSK & Partners – King Salman Grand Mosque
  • Matrix Engineering Consultancy – Al Rayyan Mall

Residential Project of the Year

  • Godwin Austen Johnson – Madinat Jumeirah Living
  • MERED Residences Real Estate LLC – ICONIC Tower
  • Sobha Realty – Sobha One
  • SOMA – Ava
  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – Residential Building, Giardino Village
  • U+A – Creek Edge

Landscape Project of the Year

  • LWK + Partners – Abu Dhabi Maritime Ports
  • Sobha Realty – Creek Vistas Heights

Urban Planning Infrastructure Project of the Year

  • Sobha Realty – Sobha Hartland II
  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – Gharaffa Commercial Complex
  • U+A

Outstanding Achievement of the Year

  • FSK & Partners – King Salman Grand Mosque
  • Sobha Realty – Creek Vistas Heights
  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – The Cube: AHJ Group of Companies Headquarters

Architect of the Year

  • Esraa Abdellah – Godwin Austen Johnson
  • James Chin – Sobha Realty
  • Mahmoud Abughazal – Omrania by Egis Group
  • Michel Abboud – SOMA
  • Muhammad Habsah – U+A

Initiative of the Year

  • Trust Engineering Consultancy – Entertainment City Doha
  • U+A

The editorial team confirmed that additional awards and categories will be revealed at the gala dinner event on 12 June.

The Future of Architecture Summit & Awards are sponsored by:

Gold Partner: AtkinsRéalis
Strategic Partner: KEO International Consultants
Supporting Partners: Climatize, Compass Project Consulting, GAJ Architects, NEB, Polypipe, TBH Consultancy
Endorsed by: RICS

Read more about the FOA Summit & Awards by clicking here.


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