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

February 16, 2009 |

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


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Tel: +971 4 206 3869

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