ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award competition draws 4,651 architects from 108 countries

August 11, 2010

Participants are submitting design proposals for a Tall Emblem Structure in
Za’abeel Park in the city of Dubai. The Competition is held by ThyssenKrupp
Elevator in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, under the auspices of the
International Union of Architects.

The registration process for the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award has
confirmed the outstanding interest in this competition to propose a new Tall Emblem
Structure in Za’abeel Park, to symbolize the new face of Dubai, while promoting tourism
and other recreational, scientific and cultural activities. A total of 4,651 architects in
2,967 teams, from 108 countries, have been qualified to compete in this year’s award,
based on the requirements of the competition brief.
The top five countries for participation are Spain, France, Italy, United States and China,
with over 100 teams registered each, while UAE and Egypt are in the top 10, with 85
and 94 teams, respectively. "We are extremely pleased with the record number of
registrations that the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award has attracted this year",
commented Javier del Pozo, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa &
Middle East and President of the Jury of the Award. "We are thrilled with working with
Dubai Municipality and hosting the competition in this city. We knew immediately that
the distinct international reputation of Dubai would fuel this Architecture Award."

"Launching an international competition is a successful way of attracting international
talents and adds on world class design ideas for the city of Dubai", commented His
Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality. "It is
important for us to continue promoting public awareness of good design and show what
architects can do for our community. This competition stimulated enormous interest and
we are looking forward to the exciting and creative design solutions it will offer."
The deadline for posting the submissions to Dubai was January 31, 2009. Following
this, a jury of renowned architects from seven countries and business professionals will
review the proposals submitted and select the best winning Designs for awards. The
winners are expected to be announced in May 2009.

The Architecture Award was established in 1988 by ThyssenKrupp Elevator as a way to
engage professionals in producing outstanding commercial, corporate, institutional, and
community architectural design work at international scale. The 11th edition is held for
the first time in the Middle East, previous editions were hosted in major cities in Europe.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the leading elevator companies in the world and
represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries. With 43,000 employees,
the company generated sales of over 4.9 billion euros in the fiscal year to September
30, 2008. Its capabilities include passenger and freight elevators, escalators and
moving walks, stair and platform lifts, passenger boarding bridges as well as quality
service for all products.

Registration Details:
Admitted Teams: 2,967
Number of Architects: 4,651
Number of Countries: 108
Total Teams Registered: 3,374
Number of Architects: 5,168
Number of Countries: 116

The top ten countries & number of teams:
1. Spain: 336
2. France: 299
3. Italy: 250
4. United States: 239
5. China: 109
6. Russia: 98
7. Egypt: 94
8. Portugal: 93
9. Germany: 90
10. UAE: 85

ThyssenKrupp Elevator
ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
August-Thyssen-Straße 1, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany
Communication & Marketing
Phone: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 37
Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 39

Louisa Kellie
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa & Middle East
Tel: +34 696 643 155
Dr. Monica Soffritti
ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
Communication & Marketing
Tel.: +49 211 8 24-3 84 61

Dubai Head Office
ThyssenKrupp Elevator (UAE) LLC
Al Sayegh (Al Durrah # 4) Building, Office 203,
Street No. 55, Al Garhoud,
P.O.Box 27278 - Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 286 5277
Fax: +971 4 286 5489

Dubai Municipality
Mr. Roxy Binno
Expert / Urban Design & Planning (MPIA, RAIA),
Urban Design Unit, Planning Research Section
Tel: +971 4 206 3869
Fax: +971 4 228 7514
(7.30am- 2.30pm Sunday- Thursday)


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