Interior Design 


Design of the Year: Interior Design (New)

Selected from the winners of the interior design categories  


Interior design of any dwelling, including apartment, villa, hotel apartments or holiday home 


Any space primarily dedicated to work including offices, studios and co-working spaces 


Celebrating the best in an overall hospitality design inclusive of all public and private areas for hotels and resorts across the MENA region 


Any interior space which people visit to eat and drink including restaurants and cafés  

Nightlife (New)

Any interior space dedicated primarily to drinking and socializing including bars, clubs and event spaces 

Health + Wellness 

Any interior space dedicated to health and well-being including spas, gyms, yoga and meditation studios, salons and healthcare centres

Public Space

Any interior space that is open to public use, including spaces for education, shopping as well as cultural and entertainment activities

Architecture (New)


Design of the Year: Architecture (New)

Selected from the winners of the architecture categories  


Buildings dedicated to living including apartment buildings and villas inclusive of both urban and non-urban settings 


Buildings dedicated to work or services including corporate offices, co-working centres, company headquarters 


Any building within the hospitality sector, from large-scale resorts to boutique hotels as well as guest houses   

Public building

Any building that serves the public or is used by the community including schools, university buildings, hospitals, infrastructure projects and masterplans, airports, community centres and government buildings as well as shopping malls and banks  

Cultural building

Any project dedicated to culture or cultural activities including cultural centresmuseums, art galleries, religious spaces, theatres, opera houses, concert halls and stadiums as well as entertainment venues 

General categories  



Any project located outdoors from outdoor dining, installations and public space projects to gardens and beaches  

Project of the Future  

Any innovative interior or architectural project that is under construction or nearing construction phase 

People’s Choice  

Chosen on the night of the identity Design Awards gala event, the People’s Choice Award allows guests to vote for their favourite project among the shortlisted projects across all categories  

Editor’s Choice  

identity will honour a project/person that has excelled in the MENA design scene over the past year