The recipients of the 2017 tenth cycle of the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design.

213 entries were submitted for the 2017 tenth cycle of the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design. Of these, 193 qualified for consideration by the Award. Those entries came from 47 universities in fourteen countries in the Arab world: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The Award jury consisted of Sahel Al Hiyari, principal architect at Sahel Al Hiyari and Partners in Amman,  Hanif Kara, design director and co-founder of AKT II in London and Professor in the Practice of Architectural Technology at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and Han Tümertekin, principal architect of Mimarlar ve Han Tümertekin in Istanbul, and Atelier Han Tümertekin in Strasbourg.

The Award jury members met in Amman on September 24 and 25 to evaluate the participating entries and select the winners. They decided to withhold the selection of prize winners, and to instead choose four Honorable Mentions and five Projects of Merit. The $10,000 Award money will be distributed amongst these projects. 


Honorable Mentions Projects (in alphabetical order):

Ishan: Iraqi Marshland and Interpretation Center
By: Zainab ayad
instructor: Hadeer merza
University of Petra

Phonogram: An Audio Archive and a Spoken Word and Poetry Field
By: Salwa al Khudairi
Instructors: Michael Hughes and Fernando Menis
American University of Sharjah

Reinterpreting the Vernacular
By: Ahmed Adham
Instructor: Yehia Mustafa
Alexandria University

The Tenderline Project
By: Anabelle Saleh
Instructor: Elias Osko
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK

Projects of Merit (in alphabetical order):

The Amman Courthouse of Appeals
By: Mohammad Shqair and Mohammad Allan
Instructor: Saleem Dahabreh
University of Jordan

Zero Waste Village - Develpment and Extension of Al-Rsaifa Biogas Plant
By: Faisal Bazarah
Instructor: Moath Rababah
Jordan University of Science and Technology

Public War Shelter
By: Dua' al Amoush
Instructor: Nida Alhamzeh
Jordan University of Science and technology

Route of Resistance - Belein
By: Shahd Fawaqa, Wala' Samarah, and Rula Shaheen
Instructors: Shaden Awwad and Manal Al Bishawi
Birzeit University

By: Yasmine Atoui
Advisor: Carol Moukheiber
American University of Beirut

An Award ceremony and exhibition is held for each cycle to honor the recipients and to exhibit the participants' graduation projects. The Award ceremonies and exhibitions have been held in a number of cities in the Arab world, including Amman, Beirut, Sharjah, Irbid, and Manama. The Award ceremony and exhibition for this cycle will be held in Amman in November 28, 2017.

Click here to view the winning projects.