Architecture

World Architecture Festival awards: could do better

The 2021 World Architecture Festival Awards have been announced, and they include some accolades for the Emirates – though only for four projects, all of which are (deservedly) serial winners of such competitions. In the Completed Buildings – Display category, […]

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Sharjah Film Platform awards

Sharjah Film Platform 4 has just finished, and at the closing ceremony the award winners were announced along with the big prize for the winner of SFP’s Pitching Forum. SFP4 screened more than 50 films, including those submitted for juried […]

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Jury for Dubai’s Bulgari Contemporary Art Award

The jury for the Bulgari Contemporary Art Award has been named. The award, run jointly by Dubai Culture and the Italian luxury brand Bulgari, will be given to one artist from a shortlist produced by Dubai Culture; the winning work […]

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Vantage Point Sharjah 9 awards

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural photography prize at the opening of Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) in Al Hamriyah Studios. Presenting works by 53 photographers from 30 countries ad selected from more than 500 entries, the […]

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Ajlan Gharem named as Jameel Prize winner

Ajlan Gharem has been announced as the winner of the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize, the £25,000 award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Gharem was chosen by the prize’s jury for his architectural installation Paradise […]

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Dyson Award national winners announced

Over 2,000 young inventors entered the James Dyson Award this year, and the jury has nominated a winner and two runners up in each off the 28 participating regions. For the UAE, that means more kudos for the Shield project […]

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Ithra Art Prize for Nadia Kaabi-Linke

This is the first year that the Ithra Art Prize has been open to artists from any Arab country – the previous three iterations of the prize, presented by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (aka Ithra) in collaboration […]

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UAE projects on World Architecture Festival awards shortlist

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2021 awards, celebrating buildings and landscapes completed across the world between 2019 and 2021 (a pandemic influenced time range that also reflects WAFX’s postponement from January this year to December). […]