Architecture students invited to join contest
Abu Dhabi, April 21, 2011
Students studying architecture in the Middle East have been invited to submit their innovative architecture and urbanist projects for a global competition.
Contest organisers, Archi-World, the global architecture and suppliers network, officially opened the call for submissions to The Archi-World Academy Awards at CityBuild Abu Dhabi, the region’s premier event for construction products.
The awards are part of Archi-World’s two-part strategy to become more global, and connect the world’s future architects. All projects in the field of energy-saving solutions will be considered, said a statement.
“The future of sustainability in architecture and engineering is in the hands of the next generation of young architects that habitually design projects with sustainability in mind,” said Jacques Allard, CEO of Archi-World.
Archi-World, with 187,000 members and 65,000 member companies, is looking to expand aggressively into other regions, and sees the Middle East as a region with massive potential, particularly in sustainable design and energy saving solutions.
“CityBuild Abu Dhabi has provided the ideal platform to announce the Archi-World Academy Awards, as we look to increase our presence in the Middle East, and invite the region’s young talent to showcase what they have to offer in terms of innovation and energy-saving architectural solutions,” continued Allard.
The awards are open to all students globally that study architecture, with the 12 best projects to be selected by a jury of 12 judges consisting of some of the most famous architects in the world, including the Iraqi born, London based Zaha Hadid.
Each member of the jury will welcome a winning participant for a traineeship period of six months with the most prestigious architectural firms in the world. The best 1,000 projects and ideas will also be published on the www.awacademy.org website enabling architecture firms from all over the world to find the best young architects for their companies. – TradeArabia News Service