World Architecture Festival launches ‘Wood Excellence Prize’

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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that this year’s WAF awards programme will feature a ‘Wood Excellence Prize’ for the first time. Sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), any type of project can be entered; the only criterion is that wood is an integral part of the project. Entry into the prize […]

Burj Khalifa – World’s Fourth Tallest Building?

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world today. However, Saudi Arabia plans to build the Kingdom Tower and Dubai’s pride may soon become the world’s second tallest… or maybe even the third or the fourth. A new, massive construction project in China threatens Burj Khalifa’s top spot on the list of the world’s skyscrapers. […]

The Burj Khalifa vs. The Kingdom Tower

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE will soon be home to the two tallest buildings ever built A new infographic from the web developers at YaDig puts the Burj Khalifa and The Kingdom Tower against each other and finds that the Saudi construction project has a long way to go before it surpasses Dubai’s record-setting skyscraper. […]

Dubai’s Cayan Tower voted 4th in Emporis Skyscraper Award 2014


The Emporis Skyscraper Award, the world’s most renowned prize for skyscrapers, this year goes to London. The tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters’ height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given […]

Dubai International Garden Competition Invites Applications for Participation

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Dubai International Garden Competition transforming Dubai from a desert hub to a spectacular wonderland In a sign of the overwhelming level of interest in the first annual Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC), a higher-than-expected number of garden designs has been received before the submission deadline of February 16th. The competition is held under the patronage […]

Remodeled Version of The Opus by Zaha Hadid Shines at Cityscape Global 2013


Cityscape Global 2013 started yesterday in Dubai. Already many announcements about construction projects re-launches are out. Among them is the presentation of a new version of The Opus. The project comprises of serviced apartments and it was designed by Dame Zaha Hadid. In addition, the development will feature a new luxury hotel with Michelin star […]