The best of regional design and architecture were honoured at the identity Design Awards 2022

November 18, 2022

Dubai, UAE:  The eighth annual edition of the identity Design Awards, was held on Thursday, November 17th, celebrating the best of design and architecture across the Middle East.

Killa Design celebrated the success of the Museum of the Future by picking up three trophies at the event, including the Design of the Year award for Architecture. Studio D04 and Bone also enjoyed tremendous success at the event, picking up two trophies for their interior design projects.

Studio Saffar took home the award for the newly added category, Product Design for their project Dual Domes, while Studio D04 bagged the People’s Choice Award for Area Beige.

The ‘Highly Commended’ prize was also rewarded to projects that received special mention from the jury. The international jury panel for this year’s Awards included Ahmad AbouZanat, Annabel Karim Kassar, Aric Chen, Miminat Shodeinde and Nifemi Marcus Bello.

Hosted by Motivate Media Group at the Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills, the identity Design Awards honoured 15 companies and individuals who have been driving design excellence over the last year.

The ceremony attracted more than 200 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 eighth annual edition of identity Design Awards, honouring the best of design and architecture across the MENA region. The response was overwhelming with so many great projects and as always the Awards rewarded design excellence, originality, sustainability, and aesthetics.”


The Awards Winners and Highly Commended of the identity Design Awards 2022 are –

General – Outdoor Space
Winner – Dubai Expo 2020 Public Realm by Aecom + Asif Khan
Highly Commended – Front Liners Art Installation by Kart Group
General – Project of the Future
Winner – Trojena Ski Village by Aedas Architects
Highly Commended – Hospital of the Future by tangramMETA
General – Product Design
Winner – Dual Domes by Studio Saffar
Highly Commended – Kameh 0.1 Collection Kameh
Architecture – Cultural Building
Winner – Museum of the Future by Killa Design
Highly Commended – Canvas Event Pavilion by T.ZED Architects
Architecture – Hospitality
Winner – Capo by Carl Gerges Architects
Highly Commended – Habitas Al Ula Desert Resort by Aedas
Architecture – Residential
Winner – The Terraces by Accent Design Group
Highly commended – House in Faiha by Studio Toggle
People’s Choice Award
Area Beige by Studio D04
Interior Design – Health and Wellness
Winner – Izil Spa by Brand Creative
Highly Commended – Enhance by Mediclinic by Leisure Direct
Interior Design – Hotel
Winner – CAJA by Maxx Royal by GEO_ID
Highly Commended – The Dubai Edition by LW Design
Interior Design – Public Space
Winner – Area Beige by Studio D04
Highly Commended – Museum of the Future by Killa Design
Interior Design – Residential
Winner – HA Villa by Studio D04
Highly Commended – HIVE Coliv by Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio
Interior Design – Restaurant
Winner – Erth by Bone
Highly Commended – Heaf Cafe by MULA Design Studio
Interior Design – Workspace
Winner – Project WOW – Aldar HQ by Mustard&Linen Interior Design
Highly Commended – BEEAH Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects
Architecture – Design of the Year
Museum of the Future by Killa Design
Interior Design – Design of the Year
Erth by Bone