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
Jestico+Whiles, UK, for The Yas Hotel
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
Wilson Associates, USA, for the spa at Atlantis - The Palm
Dubai Sports City - Interior Design Dept., UAE, for Dubai International Cricket Stadium
For more information, please contact Kierstin Snapp, Design Competitions Manager, at IIDA Headquarters.
See photos of the winning projects as well as the Awards Ceremony in Dubai!