Tamayouz Excellence Award

TAMAYOUZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions towards humanity and the advancement of architecture and the built environment in the Near East and North Africa. The award also recognises those whose commitments to architecture were and continue to be unparalleled. Established as part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award programme, which champions and celebrates the best architecture worldwide, the Lifetime Achievement Award was previously presented to Iraq’s renowned architects: Dr Mohamed Makiya (2014), Dr Rifat Chadriji (2015), Dr Kahtan Al-Madfai (2016), Hisham Munir (2017) and Maath Alousi (2018). In 2019, the award opened to architects from across the Near East and North Africa.

Laureates

2014 – 2018: The Iraqi Pioneers
​​2019 – Onward: The Regional Masters

Dr Mohamed Saleh Makiya - Iraq

The 2014 Laureate

Dr Mohamed Saleh Makiya (1914 – 2015) is the recipient of the inaugural Tamayouz Architectural Lifetime Achievement award for the impact of his celebrated and lasting contribution to Iraqi architecture, his role in the establishment of the Baghdad School of Architecture and his mentoring of generations of aspiring Iraqi architects. Dr Makiya was unable to attend the ceremony but he accepted the prize in an video recording in his London residence. Press Release Here

Dr Rifat Chadirji - Iraq

The 2015 Laureate

Dr Rifat Chadirji (1926) received the 2015 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of a lasting contribution to architecture in Iraq and the wider region; as a celebrated practitioner and theorist and for his mentorship of generations of aspiring Iraqi architects. Dr Chadirji was unable to attend the ceremony but he accepted the prize in an video recording in his London residence. Press Release Here

Dr Kahtan Al-Madfai - Iraq

The 2016 Laureate

Dr Kahtan Al-Madfai (1927) received the 2016 Tamayouz Lifetime achievement Award in recognition of a lasting contribution to architecture in Iraq; as a celebrated practitioner, a mentor of generations of aspiring Iraqi architects, an artist and a poet. Press Release Here

Hisham Munir - Iraq

The 2017 Laureate

Hisham Munir (1930) received the 2017 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of a lasting contribution to architecture in Iraq; as a celebrated practitioner, a mentor to generations of aspiring Iraqi architects and for his role in the establishment of the Baghdad School of Architecture.
​Press Release Here (AR) Press Release Here (EN)

Maath Alousi - Iraq

The 2018 Laureate

In recognition of a lasting contribution to architecture in Iraq and the wider region; as a celebrated practitioner whose work inspired and still inspiring generations of architects and as a respected artist, author and photographer. ​ Press Release Here (AR) Press Release Here (EN)

Rasem Badran - Palestine/Jordan

The 2019 Laureate

Dr Rasem Badran (1946) received the 2019 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of his lasting contribution to architecture in the Middle East and Muslim world and for being a celebrated practitioner whose work continues to inspire generations of architects as well as a respected artist, adviser and mentor. Press Release Here​ (AR) Press Release Here (EN)

Abdelhalim Ibrahim Abdelhalim - Egypt

The 2020 Laureate

Dr Abdelhalim Ibrahim Abdelhalim (1941) received the 2020 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his lasting contribution to architecture in the Middle East and for developing a school of thought that has inspired generations of architects after him. Press Release Here​ (AR) Press Release Here (EN)

TAMAYOUZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2014 - 2018: The Iraqi Pioneers

The Tamayouz Architectural Lifetime Achievement Award (Est. 2014) which aims to celebrate the pioneers of Iraqi architecture, is presented annually to an individual who has had a significant contribution towards the advancement of architecture in Iraq, this award was established as part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award programme of championing and celebrating the best of Iraqi Architecture. From 2014 to 2018 the award celebrated the lifelong and achievements of the living Iraqi pioneers; Dr Mohamed Makiya (2014), Dr Rifat Chadriji (2015), Dr Kahtan Al-Madfai (2016), Hisham Munir (2017) and Maath Alousi (2018). In 2019, the award opened to architects from across the Near East and North Africa.

Professor Kahled Al-Sultany launching the Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 on the behalf of Tamayouz Excellence Award Team