The Omrania | CSBE Student Award 2014 Seventh Cycle Winners EN

Eleven graduating projects to receive the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design.

90 entries from 28 universities from ten countries in the Arab world participated in the seventh cycle of the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design. The projects came from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Award jury consisted of Palestinian architect Senan Abdelqader, the founder and principal of Senan Abdelqader Architects (SAA); Turkish architect Emre Arolat, the founding partner of EAA - Emre Arolat Architects in Istanbul; and Moroccan architect Saad El Kabbaj, who has had his own practice in Casablanca since 2005. The Award jury members met in Amman on October 19 and 20, 2014 and selected two groups of winning projects: a group of equal first-place winners (six projects), and a group of equal second-place winners (five projects). The winning projects are as follows:

First Prize Winning Projects (in alphabetical order):

Abu Alanda Community
By: Ahmad al-Mughrabi, Deya’ Abd al-Rhaman
Instructor: Saqer Sqour
University: Al al-Bayt University

Almahatta - Stitching Trails
By: Farah Kayyal
Instructor: Alex Graef
University: American University of Beirut

Al-Nakba Museum: The Question of The Palestine Museum & Center
By: Khalid Ali
Instructor: Rania Abu Ramadan
University: University of Petra

Anchoring the City Back to the Sea
By: Tarek Hreish
Instructor: Sinan Hassan
University: American University of Beirut

Circassian Interpretation Center
By: Yazeed Abu Gharbieh
Instructor: Hadeer Merza
University: University of Petra

Streets of Shatila: An Artifact of Exile
By: Fady Haddad
Instructors: Maroun El Daccache and Cindy Menassa
University: Lebanese American University

Second Prize Winning Projects (in alphabetical order):

Battle of Badr Museum
By: Saleh Bawazir
Instructors: Abdullah al-Hussayen and Muain Jawabrah
University: King Saud University

House of Trasion – The Exposed Dumpster
By: Noor al-Bazlamit, Rawan Alam
Instructor: Firas Sharaf
University: University of Jordan

Land Museum
By: Haneen Nazzal
Instructors: Hasan al-Qadi and Khaled Qamhieh
University: Al-Najah National University

Tell Al-Rumman Environmental Interpretation Center
By: Ali al-Anani
Instructor: Sana'a Rqeibat
University: Jordan University of Science and Technology

The Reconstruction of the Souks of Beirut
By: Emile Farra
Instructor: Nehmat Sfeir
University: Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts


An Award ceremony and exhibition is held for each cycle to honor the winners and to exhibit their graduation projects to a wider audience. The Award ceremonies and exhibitions have been held in different cities in the Arab world, including Amman, Beirut, Dubai, Irbid, and Manama. This year, the Award ceremony and exhibition will be held in Amman during the first week of December 2014.