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Architect Awards 2009

by Jeff Roberts on Oct 7, 2009

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Mixed-Use Development of the Year


Shows a considered response to climatic conditions whilst utilising a distinctive methodology and rationale for the design. It presents a consistent built form expression and it also explores the idea of social interaction and the serendipity of living in a contained city.

Dubai’s X-Architects and Berlin’s SMAQ collaborated in the design of Xeritown. Buro Happold is the lead engineer while Dutch firm Johannes Grothaus + Partners is in charge of landscaping. Zurich’s Reflexion is handling lighting and the project is being developed by Dubai Properties.


City Centre Towers
Al Reem Mall
Jnan Amar
The Dead Sea Development

Infrastructure Project of the Year

Dubai Metro

The winning project is the longest and most advanced system of its kind in the world. It has been written about on every continent and it represents a truly global initiative. It is at once a symbol of iconic innovation and a project with a unique identity.


Interchange 5.5, Dutco Balfour Beatty