Tamayouz Excellence Award

Tamayouz launches the 2018 Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture

Tamayouz Excllenece Award is delighted to announce the launch of the new cycle of the Rifat Chadirji Prize, established in 2017 as part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award program of championing and celebrating the best of Iraqi architecture.  The prize is named after Dr Rifat Chadirji, the great Iraqi Architect whose influence and importance is far beyond built work.

The Rifat Chadirji Prize is a thematic international prize focuses on proposing designs responding to local challenges in Iraq.  This prize aims to introduce Iraq and its challenges to the world and invite them to submit their ideas and to establish an uncompromising open source of ideas tackling social issues in Iraq through design.

This year’s competition subject is “Baghdad Design Centre”.

 Competition Brief can be found here

This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

The Rifat Chaderji Prize aims to promote the advancement of architecture in Iraq through an open source of design ideas responding to Iraq’s most urgent social challenges.


Architects, students, engineers and designers are invited to participate in this prize. Participation can be on an individual or team basis (maximum of four team members).  We encourage the participation of multidisciplinary teams.

For more information on this prize please visit the Rifat Chadirji website

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