identity Design Awards 2021: The winners revealed

Winners across 18 categories were awarded last night at the identity Design Awards 2021

The seventh annual  identity Design Awards took place last night, 17 November 2021, at the Address Beach Resort in Dubai, celebrating projects in the Middle East across 18 categories in architecture and interior design.

This year also saw the introduction of the Highly Commended prize as well as the addition of the Fit Out category.

18 Winner trophies and 15 Highly Commended recognitions were awarded last night. The House of Wisdom by Shurooq and Foster + Partners was awarded three trophies while the Gargash Mosque by Dabbagh Architects received a dual-recognition. Other companies that received multiple awards were Bone, KCA International, Bishop Design, VSHD and Studio M.

The identity Design Awards 2021 was sponsored by Artemide, Cosentino, EMKAY, Rattan House and Technogym.


Here are the full list of winners at the identity Design Awards 2021: 

Outdoor Design

HH Pavilion by Orange Design Studio
Highly Commended: Deseo by Bishop Design 

Project of the Future

CMPLX by Bone Studio
Highly Commended – Mamzar Lagoon Beach by Dubai Municipality and Parsons Overseas Limited

Architecture – Commercial

Al Wasl Experience Centre by U+A
Highly Commended: One Deira Enrichment Project by AE7

Architecture – Cultural Building

Gargash Mosque by Dabbagh Architects
Highly Commended: Khor Kalba Turtle & Wildlife Sanctuary by Hopkins Architects

Architecture – Hotel

Alila Hinu Bay by Ibrahim Jaidah Architects & Engineers
Highly Commended: Al Bayader Retreat by Wael Al Masri Architects

Architecture – Public Building

House of Wisdom by Shurooq and Foster + Partners
Highly Commended: Gargash Mosque by Dabbagh Architects

Architecture – Residential

Winner – Jade by Studio Toggle
Highly Commended: Amer and Lamya’s Villa by Binchy & Binchy Architects

The People’s Choice Award

Casa Play by FAR Architects

Interior Design – Fit Out

The Coffee Lab by Pinnacle Interiors
Highly Commended: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority by Summertown Interiors

Interior Design – Health and Wellness

Sensasia Stories by Roar
Highly Commended:  Barakah Studio by Black Dot Interiors

Interior Design – Hotel

The Address Beach Resort by KCA International
Highly Commended: VIDA Umm Al Quwain by H2R Design

Interior Design – Nightlife

Privilege by Bishop Design
Highly Commended: Li’ Brasil by KCA International

Interior Design – Office

Fortytwelve office by Fortytwelve
Highly Commended: TF Holding Offices by Studio M

Interior Design – Public Space

House of Wisdom by Shurooq and Foster + Partners
Highly Commended: Closet Case by L.S. Design

Interior Design – Residential

One Palm penthouse by Studio M
Highly Commended: Deir Yousef by Greenwood Barton Architects

Interior Design – Restaurant
Orijins by VSHD
Highly Commended:  Terra by Bone Studio

Architecture – Design of the Year
House of Wisdom – Shurooq and Foster + Partners

Interior Design – Design of the Year
Orijins – VSHD

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