Full shortlist announced for identity Design Awards 2020

Here are all the shortlisted projects from across the Middle East

The shortlist for the identity Design Awards 2020 is now revealed, featuring the highest regional participation  in the magazine’s history, with projects hailing from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, Egypt and Iran, among others.

We have received almost 200 nominations across 14 categories that are now divided into dedicated Interior Design and Architecture sections. This year we also included overall winners for Interior Design and Architecture, selected by this year’s jury.

The winners will be revealed during a virtual ceremony on 4 November 2020.

Here is the shortlist for the identity Design Awards 2020: 


Outdoor Design 

Al Hosn Landscape and Masterplan by CEBRA architecture

DIFC Gate Village lighting scheme by Nulty

Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park by waiwai

The Dunes Platform – Al Marmoom by AE7 and Dubai Municipality


Project of the Future 

Al Ain Archaeological Museum by Dabbagh Architects

Dynamic Advanced Training Center by Binchy and Binchy Architecture

Modular villas by LOCI Architecture + Design

Development of Ras Al Khor Sanctuary- Main Observation by AE7

The Gardens of Samarra by Croquis Design Studio

Villa Nadia by Carl Gerges Architects


Architecture – Commercial Building

Dubai Hills Estate by RSP

Innovation Hub by RMJM

Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters by KEO International Consultants

Spinneys HQ Meydan by LOCI Architecture + Design


Architecture – Public Building

The Arcadia School’s secondary campus by Godwin Austen Johnson

Gate Avenue by RMJM

SZ21 by Studio International Engineering Consultant


Architecture – Cultural building

Al Musallah by CEBRA Architecture

Bluewaters Mosque by 10 Design

Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre by Hopkins

The Dunes Platform – Al Marmoom by AE7 and Dubai Municipality


Architecture – Residential

3D-Printed home by U+A

Amer and Lamya’s Villa by Binchy and Binchy Architecture

BG Villa by Studio Bruno Guelaff

House in Mishref by Studio Toggle

KOA Canvas by T.Zed Architects

Villa Chams by Carl Gerges Architects

Jumeirah Villa by LW


Interior Design– Residential

Address Residences Jumeirah Resort & Spa by KCA International

KOA Canvas by T.Zed Architects

Lantana Villa by L.S. Design

Palo Alto by C’est ici

Villa Jumeirah by LW


Interior Design – Restaurant

Deco Temple (Elixir Bunn Coffee Roasters) by Azaz Architects

Grapes and Dates by NIU by studioati

La Petite by BONE

The Espresso Lab by Studio M

Toplum Cafe & Restaurant by XO Atelier

Torno Subito by Bishop Design


Interior Design – Health & Wellness

Studio Republik by Lulie Fisher Design Studio

Chalk by Studio M

Train Gym by L.S. Design


Interior Design – Hotel

Address Marassi Golf Resort & Spa by Wilson Associates

Le Royal Meridien Club Tower by  LW

Nuzul Al Salam by Ammar Basheir

Vida Creek Harbour by Godwin Austen Johnson


Interior Design – Office

Gensler at Al Serkal Avenue by Gensler

KEF Holdings by Kinnersley Kent Design

Nasab by T.Zed Architects

Styled Habitat office by Styled Habitat

Takeda by roar


Interior Design – Public Space

Amzan by Nakkash Design Studio

HOB by H2R Design

Purity by L.S. Design

Tamazoj by DMJ Team


Interior Design – Nightlife

St.Trop by LW

Train Bar & Lounge by L.S.Design

Wavehouse by Bishop Design