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The Middle East’s Leading Architects Forum

BOND Events invite a select list of the most important Architects and Designers, working in the Middle East. Principal architects and specifiers with active projects across the region attend the event by invitation only. Architects are attracted by the high quality seminar programme and by the opportunity to meet with new suppliers providing innovative technologies, products and services. Each architect supplies a list of their current projects and their service requirements then chooses from our list the suppliers they wish to meet. Meanwhile, each supplier chooses the meetings they would like to have with attending architects. BOND Events then matches them together ensuring that both sides meet the people they want to see.

The two last winners of the event were :

1. A rehabilitation plan for a pine forest park in Beirut, Lebanon by Raëd Abillama of Raëd Abillama Architects from Lebanon won Silver. The urban plan develops the facilities and services needed in the park to open it to the public, and promoting it for cultural, social, sports, and environmental activities – while also maintaining and conserving the park’s natural habitats. Environmental standards and urban needs will be integrated in a seamless way, enhancing the sense of belonging to the wider community.

2. An ecological park for sustainable research and technology planned for Ortadoğu Sanayi ve Ticaret Merkezi, an industrial zone located in Ankara won the top prize. Creating an attractive communal space for its users with minimum interference to the natural context, the building and landscape design by architects Onat and Zeynep Öktem of ONZ Architects in Turkey incorporates various sustainable features such as natural lighting, geothermal heat pumps, green roofs, passive ventilation and water efficiency/irrigation systems

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The winner from Ankara, Turkey

Architecture in the Middle East