For the first Gulf Times issue of 2016, AKKA Architects founder Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes explores the latest recognitions in the world of architecture.
World Architecture Festival, the largest international gathering of architects, was held in Singapore last year between 4 – 6 November 2015. The highlight of the festival every year is, of course, the award ceremony where famous and less famous architects from all around the world are awarded for their architectural excellence by a credible jury. For the January issue of Gulf Times, Hughes shares her views on 2015 award nominees from Qatar, including the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies by Mangera Yvars Architects, Al Maha Center for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney and a new Qatar Courthouse by AGi Architects.
In the article, Hughes also raises the question on how to leverage such large-scale gatherings as a learning environment between new and experienced architects, rather than one-way telling that usually takes place. To learn more about the World Architecture Festival, take a look at Hughes’ article here or below.
The Gulf Times is the most read newspaper in Qatar. Originally founded in 1978 in the capital of Qatar, Doha, it is one of four English language newspapers in the country.