'Green' architecture design contest launched
Amman , September 19, 2007
LG Electronics (LGE) and Al Asalah Electromechanics have jointly launched Jordan's first Environmentally-Friendly Architectural Design Competition.
The competition is being launched under the patronage of Jordan's Minister of Public Works and Housing Hussni Abu Ghaida and under the full supervision of the Architect Division of the Jordan Engineers Association.
'We at LGE encourage this type of innovation, and we congratulate Al Asalah for taking on this project. Innovation is a big part of LGE's work. One of the main elements of our philosophy stresses on providing our customers with the most advanced & innovative products and services,' said general manager of the LGE Amman Branch Kevin Cha.
The competition is open to all architects, engineers and engineering offices registered in the Jordan Engineers Association. All those interested in participating in this event are requested to fill out an application form available at the Al Asalah Headquarters located at the King Abdullah II Street (Medical City Road) or the Directorate of Public Relations at the Jordan Engineers Association headquarters.
The closing date for applicants to submit applications is September 30, 2007, and final designs should be submitted by October 28, 2007.
The rules for the competition state that the submitted designs should be for multi-purpose or commercial buildings and build on a minimum of 2,500 sqm. Designs should also comply with environment-friendliness standards and adhere to Jordanian construction codes.
Required documents for application include the Engineering drawings that are licensed and approved by all concerned parties accompanied by a technical and financial report and visual aids.
The winner of this competition will be taking home $8,500 in cash while the second place winner will be taking home $4,500 and the third place winner will be taking home $3,000. The official announcement of the winners' names will be made on November 18 2007. Trade Arabia News Service