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The 2011 Decade of Design Competition in Dubai

IIDA, the official knowledge partner of the 2011 Office Exhibition Show, hosted The Decade of Design Competition, recognizing a decade of outstanding Interior Design projects in the Middle East.  All projects were completed between 1 January 2000 to 31 December. The winners of this competition have been announced in an IIDA Press Release

These design firms were awarded for their UAE-based projects:

Best of Category-Corporate Space Small
AK Design, UAE, for AL Mojil Investment

Best of Category-Hotels
HBA International, Dubai Branch, for Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Honorable Mention-Hotels
Jestico+Whiles, UK, for The Yas Hotel

Honorable Mention-Hotels
Draw Link Group, UAE, for The Hotel Jal Tower Dubai

Best of Category-Mixed Use Buildings
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, USA, for Public Areas at Residences of Burj Khalifa

Presidential Commendation Awards
In addition to the best of category winners and honorable mentions for the Decade of Design Competition, IIDA has recognized a select group of entrants with special merit awards.  IIDA congratulates this group with the Presidential Commendation Awards for their exceptional Interior Design projects.

Corporate Space Small
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, for Burj Khalifa - Level 153

Action Impact, UAE, for The Saadiyat Story

Arun Nalapat Architects, India, for Medcare Hospital LLC

Steve Leung Designers Ltd., China, for Mango Tree

Kinnersley Kent Design, UK, for Waitrose - Dubai Mall

Spas/Fitness/Wellness Centers
Wilson Associates, USA, for the spa at Atlantis - The Palm

Sporting Facilities
Dubai Sports City - Interior Design Dept., UAE, for Dubai International Cricket Stadium
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