November 17, 2021

Dubai, UAE:  The seventh annual edition of the identity Design Awards, was held on Wednesday, November 17, celebrating the best of design and architecture across the region.

Hosted by Motivate Media Group at the Address Beach Resort, JBR, the Awards honoured 18 companies and individuals who are driving design excellence in the UAE and the wider Middle East over the last year.

Shurooq and Foster + Partners made a notable appearance by winning three Awards for their House of Wisdom project. Pinnacle Interiors took home the newly added category, best interior design Fit Out for The Coffee Lab. Whereas FAR Architects won the People’s Choice Award for Casa Play.

The Awards also introduced the ‘Highly Commended’ prize, recognizing projects who received special mention from the jury. The international jury panel for this year’s awards included Ahmad Abou Zanat, Giulio Cappellini, Lina Ghotmeh, Mimi Shodeinde and Studiopepe.

The ceremony attracted more than 250 guests from across the region including leading interior designers and architects, as well as representatives of well-known global design brands.

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group said: “We are happy to be celebrating the seventh annual edition of identity Design Awards, honouring the best of design and architecture across the MENA. The response was overwhelming, leading us to introduce the new Highly Commended category and open the voting for a new ‘People’s Choice’ Award.”


The Awards Winners and Highly Commended of the identity Design Awards 2021 are –

General – Outdoor Design
Winner – HH Pavilion by Orange Design Studio
Highly commended – Deseo by Bishop Design
General – Project of the Future
Winner – CMPLX by Bone Studio
Highly commended – Mamzar Lagoon Beach by Dubai Municipality and Parsons Overseas Limited
Architecture – Commercial

Winner – Al Wasl Experience Centre by U+A
Highly commended – One Deira Enrichment Project by AE7
Architecture – Cultural Building
Winner – Gargash Mosque by Dabbagh Architects
Highly commended – Khor Kalba Turtle & Wildlife Sanctuary by Hopkins Architects
Architecture – Hotel
Winner – Alila Hinu Bay by Ibrahim Jaidah Architects & Engineers
Highly commended – Al Bayader Retreat by Wael Al Masri Architects
Architecture – Public Building
Winner – House of Wisdom by Shurooq and Foster + Partners
Highly commended – Gargash Mosque by Dabbagh Architects
Architecture – Residential
Winner – Jade by Studio Toggle
Highly commended – Amer and Lamya’s Villa by Binchy & Binchy Architects
The People’s Choice Award
Casa Play by FAR Architects
Interior Design – Fit Out
Winner – The Coffee Lab by Pinnacle Interiors
Highly commended – Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority by Summertown Interiors
Interior Design – Health and Wellness
Winner – Sensasia Stories by Roar
Highly commended – Barakah Studio by Black Dot Interiors
Interior Design – Hotel
Winner – The Address Beach Resort by KCA International
Highly commended – VIDA Umm Al Quwain by H2R Design
Interior Design – Nightlife
Winner – Privilege by Bishop Design
Highly commended – Li’ Brasil by KCA International
Interior Design – Office
Winner – Fortytwelve office by Fortytwelve
Highly commended – TF Holding Offices by Studio M
Interior Design – Public Space
Winner – House of Wisdom by Shurooq and Foster + Partners
Highly commended – Closet Case by L.S. Design
Interior Design – Residential
Winner – One Palm penthouse by Studio M
Highly commended – Deir Yousef by Greenwood Barton Architects
Interior Design – Restaurant
Winner – Orijins by VSHD
Highly commended – Terra by Bone Studio
Architecture – Design of the Year
Winner – House of Wisdom – Shurooq and Foster + Partners
Interior Design – Design of the Year
Winner – Orijins – VSHD