Dewan Award for Architecture 2023

29 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Event Description

Basra, southern Iraq’s most important city, is opening up again after many years of war and recovery. To reflect this, Tamayouz Excellence Awards invites architects and designers to submit their ideas to transform the underused Dakeer Island into a vibrant recreational urban destination for locals and visitors.

Dewan invites architects, students, engineers and designers to participate in this competition. Participation can be individual or team (maximum of six members per team). Dewan encourages the participation of multidisciplinary teams.

Participants are asked to transform the underused Dakeer Island in Basra into an influential urban destination as a vibrant recreational waterfront that contributes to the well-being and quality of life of Basra’s residents.

The waterfront redesign should aim to establish an urban standard for sustainable, long-term development that balances economic growth with social responsibility and the enhancement of public spaces.

Competition Registration and Submission

April 2023, competition launch

29 September 2023,registration deadline

1 October 2023, submission deadline

October 2023, shortlist announcement

November 2023, winners are announced

Please note that all deadlines are 18.00 GMT.

Judging Panel

Highly commended judges from around the world will arbitrate the awards. It is a single-stage competition to identify the most appropriate proposal that best satisfies the contest’s general and specific objectives.
•Professor Wendy Pullan–Cambridge–Cambridge University
•Professor Jala Makhzoumi–Beirut–UNIT 44
•Dr Davide Ponzini–Milan-Politecnico di Milano
•Dr Ahmadreza Hakiminejad-Coventry-Urbanist and Academic-CoventryUniversity
•Fuad AL Kindi-Muscat-President of Oman Society of Engineers.
•Nadia Habash-Ramallah-Head Engineering Association in Palestine
•Kathy Basheva–London–Studio Basheva
•Dr Mohamed Al-Assam–Dubai–Founder of Dewan Architects and Engineers
•Ahmed Al-Azzawi–Milton Keynes–Dewan Award coordinator of Tamayouz
•Ahmed Al-Mallak-Founding Director-Tamayouz Excellence Award


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29 Sep 2023 - 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM