The Orange Book - Volume One : Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture 2017 - Mosul Housing Competition
Tamayouz Excellence Award is a growing awards and scholarships program that was launched in 2012. It was founded by Mr Ahmed Al-Mallak, Lecturer at Coventry University which is the main award sponsor, the award started with only two student categories and has since grown to a global competition with 7 categories and competitions that is aimed at tackling global issues and enhancing the built environment for inhabitants. Tamayouz Award is open for architects,students,academics and architectural technology engineers worldwide to present their ideas and be rewarded and recognized for their effort.
In Iraq, as an estimated 900,000 people return home to the city of Mosul after liberation, many of the returnees will only find desolation. The Tamayouz Excellence Award, Rifat Chadirji Prize focuses on bringing global awareness as well as global talent toward addressing the social issues Iraq faces through design.
This year’s theme, “Rebuilding Iraq’s Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing Competition” asked applicants design prototypes for affordable housing. The winning housing proposals selected by the jury are practical, inspiring, and scalable, while adding capacity and density. The competition received 223 submissions from 42 countries. The Top 20 entries will be featured in a traveling exhibition that will visit Amman, Baghdad, Boston, Beirut, Milan, and London. Read on to learn more about the three winning proposals and seven honorable mentions.