Applications call for the Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture 2020
The Mohamed Makiya Prize is part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award’s program that champions and celebrates the best of architecture in the Middle East and North Africa. Every cycle, the prize is presented to the ‘Architectural Personality of the Year’, or the individual/organization that has made the greatest contribution towards the advancement of architecture in a specific period. The winner will be celebrated during the annual Tamayouz Excellence Award Ceremony.
Aim and Objectives
The Mohamed Makiya Prize aims to promote the advancement of architecture in the Middle East and North Africa. The overall objectives of the prize are as follows
- Recognize and celebrate contributions made towards the advancement of architecture in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Encourage individuals and organizations to contribute to the transformation of the built environment and local communities.
- Annually celebrate the work and ideas of Dr. Mohamed Saleh Makiya through the prize.
The winner receives the Mohamed Makiya Medal, which was designed by Dr. Makiya himself during Tamayouz’s annual ceremony. In addition to that, the winner’s flights and accommodation for attending the ceremony are covered by Tamayouz Award. The host city of the ceremony will be announced later in 2020.
The Mohamed Makiya Prize is open to both individuals and organizations who promoted, encouraged, campaigned or influenced directly or indirectly the advancement of architecture in the Middle East and North Africa. Moreover, the nomination is open to
- Organization of any type: governmental organizations, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, cultural centres, unions and architectural or non-architectural companies.
- Individuals of any occupation that have direct or indirect influence, achievement or contribution to the advancement of architecture, including: architects, designers, clients, engineers, educators, journalists, government employees, activists, planners, civil servants, conservation specialists, students, curators and organization owners/directors.
The selection will be based on the achievements or contributions made towards architecture between January 2017 and May 2020. Achievements or contributions include (but are not limited to): the promotion of architectural excellence; research with impact; publication; built projects; winning design competitions; and activity in a certain field, such as conservation, planning, campaigning, building regulations, services to the built environment, education, services/contribution to the community, and institutional excellence for organisations.