9th Cycle of Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design


Omrania and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) run together an annual Award for the best graduation projects by students of architecture throughout the Arab World. The Award was initiated in 2008.


This year – 2016 – we are proud to launch the Award’s 9th cycle. We are very excited as we received the highest number of submissions on record. The jury members of the 2016 Award’s cycle – Róisín Heneghan, Ammar Khammash, and Mohsen Mostafavi – have reviewed all 194 project entries and selected the winners.

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2016 cycle:


First-Place Winning Projects (in alphabetical order)

Ain Ghazal Interpretation Center and Archaeological Shelter
By: Lina Halaseh
Instructor: Leen Fakhoury
German Jordanian University
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A Product of Nature
By: Romy el-Sayah
Instructor: Carla Aramouny
American University of Beirut
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Almost Natural – Architecture of Preservation
By: Khalid al-Tamimi and Nasser Ghannam
Instructor: Faysal Tabbarah
American University of Sharjah
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Square One: Urban Library and Learning Center
By: Noor Marji
Instructor: Tha’er Qub’a
German Jordanian University
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Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Adaptive foundation | structure
By: Tamir Ehab Khalil
Instructor: George Katodrytis
American University of Sharjah
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Artificial Island
By: Fahad al-Muwaizri
Instructor: Khaled Tarazi
University of Petra
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Baptism Site Eco-Tourism and Interpretation Center
By: Anas al-Mikhi
Instructor: Rania Abu Ramadan
University of Petra
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Beirut Opera House
By: Souraya Fathallah
Instructor: George Arbid
American University of Beirut
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The National Center for Autism Rehabilitation and Treatment
By: Emaduldin Hassan al-Shoora
Instructor: Anwar Ibrahim
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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We would like to congratulate the winners and to thank all those who submitted their projects for the Award.

For more info on the Award, please visit
Website   http://www.omraniacsbeaward.org
FaceBook   https://www.facebook.com/Omrania.CSBE.Student.Award/