Tamayouz Excellence Award

Tamayouz International Graduation Projects Award 2021 – Shortlist Announcement

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to announce the shortlisted Top 20 finalists for its International Graduation Projects Award 2021.

Selection for the longlist was made based on the award’s assessment criteria, highlighting aspirational and transformative projects that tackle local and global challenges through holistic understandings of context.

The award is open to students of architecture, urban design, urban planning, architecture technology and landscape design worldwide. The award aims to recognise excellence in architectural design and education worldwide and showcase excellent architectural examples to promote and provoke architectural debate.

This year, Tamayouz Excellence Award for International Graduation projects received 485 submissions, representing 153 universities and 41 countries. This year’s submission reflected the challenges caused by the pandemic as we as the limitations of online teaching and online design studios.

2021 Prizes

First prize
An MSc Scholarship for 2 Years at the University Polytechnic of Milan sponsored by the Iraqi Business Council in Jordan + Tamayouz Medal + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz).

Second prize
A three-month paid internship with Dewan Architects + Engineers in Dubai + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz).

Third prize
A three-month paid internship with Dewan Architects + Engineers in Dubai + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz).

7 X Hnourable mentions

Certificate +  The winners of the 7 Honourable Mentions will receive scholarships to study Regenerative Architecture & Ecological Design with Ecodemia.org.uk + Invitation to attend the annual ceremony

The shortlisting panel for the 2021 Tamayouz Excellence Award for International Graduation Projects is comprised of (Arranged in alphabetical order):
– Dr Ahmadreza Hakimnajad: Researcher in Urbanism and Lecturer at Coventry University, UK.

– Dr Turath Jamil: Research in Islamic Architecture and Urbanism / Architect at 55 Architects in Paris, France.

– Ahmed Al-Azzawi: Architect – Technical Delivery manager at Barratt Developments, UK.

– Mohammed Alsoufi: Practicing Architect and Writer, Iraq. Author of: A house, A street, A city: articles about architecture and urbanism (2021).

– Muhanad Hirzallah: Director at Point Architects, Jordan.

– Muhsen Zaki: Architect, Urban Planner and Writer– Sweden.

– Ra’ed Wahbeh: Director at Minimalists Architects, Jordan.

– Sebastian Hicks: Architect and Course Director of Architecture MArch at Coventry University.

– Shakir Khulaif: Director at BIMLab, Jordan.

– Silan Yip Levelle: Architect and Assistant Professor at Coventry University, UK.

– Ossaid Al-Eitan: Coordinator of the Tamayouz Excellence Award for International Graduation Projects (Non-voting facilitator).

– Ahmed Al-Mallak: Founding Director of Tamayouz Excellence Award and Academic at Coventry University (Non-voting chair).

The shortlisted 20 entries for the 2021 International Graduation Projects Award are:
*All finalists arranged in order by country
Australia
– Deepankar Dass Sharma from the RMIT University, supervised by Graham Crist

Bangladesh
– Rahat Ibna Hasan from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, supervised by Dr Nasreen Hossain, Patrick D’ Rozario and Dr Apurba k Poddar.

Brazil
– Jeniffer Fagundes from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, supervised by Patrícia de Freitas Nerbas.

Colombia
– Sergio Eduardo from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, supervised by Eduardo Fonseca.

Egypt
– Loaai Atef Atta Atta Bicher from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, supervised by Omar Galal.

Germany
– Hossam Gamal Elyamani Hamed Ghazy from the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, supervised by Ivan Kucina.

India
– Anandita Ayesha Rangarajan from the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai, supervised by Pinkish Shah.

– Asmita Patnaik from Mumbai University supervised by Vandana Ranhitsinh.

– Santhosh Narayanan from the Anna University, supervised by Shoonya

Iraq
– Yasmin Oday Abd Al Hameed from the University of Basrah.

Jordan
– Hussien Saeed and Rania Alzyoud from the Al Albayt University, supervised by Rami Alshawbkeh.

– Raya Nazi from the German Jordanian university supervised by Thaer Qub’a.

– Salahuddin Rawashdeh from the German Jordanian University, supervised by Tha’er Qub’a.

Lebanon
– Mounira El Halabi from the Beirut Arab University supervised by Dr Eslam Elsamahy.

– Nour Tabet from the Lebanese American University supervised by Elie Michel Harfouche.

Serbia
– Anja Popović from the University of Belgrade – Serbia, supervised by Nebojsa Fotiric.

– Milica Simic from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, supervised by Nebojsa Fotiric.

South Korea

– Habin Park from the Hanyang University, supervised by Nam, Sung-Taeg

Syria
– Bushra Andura from the Damascus University supervised by Adeeb Omari.

United States of America
– Naeera Ali from the Rhode Island School of Design supervised by Markus Berger.

The top 100 finalists, longlisted top 50, the shortlisted top 20, honourable mentions and winning projects will be showcased in our new platform The World’s Top 100 Graduation Projects. 

Tamayouz Excellence Award is sponsored by Coventry University, the Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, Kufa – Makiya Charity, Dewan Architects + Engineers, Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects, Bonair Ltd, Ecodemia.org.uk , the United Nations Global Compact – Iraq Network and Round City.