TALL EMBLEM STRUCTURE FOR ZAâ€™ABEEL PARK IN DUBAI
International, open, ideas design competition to design a tall emblem structure
Dubai Municipality and ThyssenKrupp Elevator announce the launch of a
International, open, single stage, public, anonymous, preliminary design competition
for the conception of a tall emblem structure, to promote the new face of Dubai.
In conformity with the UIA-UNESCO regulations for international competitions, the
competition has been approved by the UIA.
Located within the Zaâ€™abeel Parkthe structure should promote tourism, have a unique
state of the art design, include cultural and leisure activities, conference and theatre
facilities. Local climatic conditions should be taken into account, as well as urban and
landscape aspects, passive construction principles should be applied and the structure should respond to the seismic constraints of the region.
The following prizes will be awarded: a first prize of 100 000US $, a second of 50 000US $ in addition to three prizes of 20 000 US $each.
The international juryis composed of: H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Chairman of Dubai Municipality; H.E. Hussein Nasser Lootah,Director General of Dubai Municipality;Javier del Pozo Portillo,Chairman of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Business Unit, Southern Europe, Africa & Middle East and the following architects: Jaime DurÃ³ y Pifarre, former President of the International Union of architects, Rafael de la Hoz Castanys, Dalila ElKerdany, Nabil Gholam, Zaha Hadid, Imad Hassan, Josep Luis Mateo, Tarek Naga, Antonio OrtÃz GarcÃa, Alfonso Vegara, Cino Zucchi.
Registrationdeadline: 31 August 2008
Deadline for dispatch of entries: 31 January2009
Deadline for reception of entries by the organisers: 28 February 2009
Announcement of the results and official awards ceremony in Dubai: May 2009
The competition is open to architects and teams of architects worldwide who have the
right to practice the profession in their countries. Registration will be carried out on-line at a dedicated web site:
There is no registration fee. The competition language is English.
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