The Royal Institute of British Architects hosts the Working Internationally Conference
3 March 2014
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in association with UKTI, hosted the Working Internationally Conference “Partnering for Success” at its HQ in London, the aim being to promote, encourage and educate architectural practices to work internationally.
Samir Daoud was invited by the RIBA to present a talk at the conference, describing Diar Consult’s unique experience in the Gulf Region and sharing his insight into successful partnering with an international practice.
Victory Heights Residential Development successfully completed
29 Dec. 2013
Today marks the successful completion of the final 173 Villas of the Victory Heights Residential Development in Dubai Sports City. The community comprises 961 high end homes delivered in 4 phases since 2010.
Al Bahr Towers wins the “Best Overall Project in the Middle East” award
5 Nov. 2013
At the sixth annual Middle East Architect Awards 2013, the Al Bahr Towers won the “Best Overall Project in the Middle East” and “Commercial Project of the Year.”
Al Bahr Towers wins the CTBUH 2012 “Innovation Award”
18 Oct. 2012
At the Awards 2012 Symposium held in the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, the Al Bahr Towers won the “Innovation Award” in the 2012 CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Awards Program.
“The facade has an interactive relationship to the environment which is reminiscent to the opening of a morning glory flower to the sun.” – Richard Cook, CTBUH 2012 Awards Chair, Cook+Fox Architects
“The dynamic facade on Al Bahar, computer-controlled to respond to optimal solar and light conditions, has never been achieved on this scale before. In addition, the expression of this outer skin seems to firmly root the building in its cultural context.” – Chris Wilkinson, Awards Juror, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
The new BMW, Rolls Royce & Mini Cooper Showrooms in Abu Dhabi are formally inaugurated
14 Feb. 2012
The new BMW, Rolls Royce & Mini Cooper Showrooms and Service Centre Facility in Umm Al Nar, Abu Dhabi was formally inaugurated by Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing and His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Robertson said “The investment in this impressive and unique facility that makes the world’s biggest BMW Group showroom, is testament to the continued opportunities that lie ahead in Abu Dhabi and in the region.”