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Design Middle East Awards 2018 Winners: Recognizing Excellence in Design

The design industry is constantly evolving, with innovative concepts and trends emerging every year. The Design Middle East Awards 2018 was a celebration of excellence in design, and showcased the innovative work of designers from the Middle East and beyond. The awards recognized creativity, innovation, originality, and excellence in design across a range of categories.

The awards ceremony took place on 4th December 2018 at the Habtoor Palace Hotel in Dubai, and was attended by designers, architects, developers, and industry professionals. The event was hosted by Design Middle East magazine, and the awards were judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts who evaluated the shortlisted projects across various criteria.

Some of the major categories that were featured at the awards included Hospitality Design of the Year, Healthcare Design of the Year, Architecture Firm of the Year, and so on. There were also special categories such as Product Design of the Year and Sustainable Design of the Year.

One of the major winners at the awards was Studio Bruno Guelaff, which won the Architecture Firm of the Year award. This acclaimed architecture firm has designed several iconic buildings in the UAE, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Majlis Al Jinn Cave in Oman. The firm was lauded for its innovative approach to design, and its ability to create sustainable and functional spaces that embody the spirit of the Middle East.

Another major winner at the awards was Perkins+Will Dubai, which won the Interior Design Firm of the Year award. This leading firm has been involved in several prestigious projects in the region, such as the Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion, which showcases innovative sustainable solutions for the world. The judging panel praised Perkins+Will Dubai for its cutting-edge design solutions that are environmentally responsible and socially relevant.

In the Hospitality Design of the Year category, the winner was LW Design, for its work on the Vida Emirates Hills hotel in Dubai. The hotel boasts of a contemporary and sophisticated design, which reflects the vibrant culture and style of Dubai. The judges were impressed by the high level of attention to detail, and the seamless integration of the design elements with the overall concept.

The Healthcare Design of the Year award went to HKS Architects for its work on the Mediclinic Parkview Hospital in Dubai. The hospital was designed to be a patient-centered facility that provides high-quality healthcare in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The judges applauded the design for its emphasis on patient comfort, functionality, and sustainability.

In conclusion, the Design Middle East Awards 2018 was a testament to the creativity and innovation of designers in the region, who are constantly pushing the boundaries of design. The winners showcased exceptional design solutions that not only serve their functional purpose but also connect with people’s emotions and aspirations. We can expect to see more groundbreaking design work from the region in the years to come.