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The firm has won three Middle East Architect Awards
AGi architects, awarded in the Middle East
– AGi architects, Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year.
– AGi’s latest built project, S Cube Chalet, winner of GCC Residential Project of the Year.
– Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, co-founder and partner of the firm, Highly Commended for Principal of the Year.
Madrid, 15th November 2012 – AGi architects, a leading Spanish-Kuwaiti based practice has been awarded three prizes in the fifth edition of the Middle East Architect Awards, recently held in Dubai.
AGi architects have been awarded as Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year, while S Cube Chalet was granted winner of GCC Residential Project of the Year. Lastly, the Spanish architect Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, co-founder and partner of the firm, was Highly Commended for Principal of the Year.
AGi architects was founded six years ago through the partnership of Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Nasser Abulhasan and Salvador Cejudo.
“It is a pleasure for the entire team and myself to receive recognition in the Middle East market, from which we have been professionally active since the establishment of the firm in 2006,” states Perez-Goicoechea.
International and Arabic recognition
AGi architects have accomplished a strong framework in residential architecture for both single-family houses and high-rise buildings, as well as developing various projects in the Gulf ranging from clinics, hospitals to schools and offices.
The firm has received several international awards such as the World Architecture Festival Award (WAF) in 2010 and 2011. The recognition comes also from the Arab world. In addition to the Middle East Architect Awards, AGi architects have obtained two other prizes in the Arabian edition of the International Property Awards which was recently held: BBS Preschool won for Best Public Service and will continue to compete globally at the International Property Awards, and Wafra Shore was Highly Commended in the Mixed Use Architecture Category of the Arabian Property Awards.
Furthermore in 2012, the firms’ design for Kuwait Children’s Hospital was Highly Commended for Best Hospital Design Award (Future) at the Hospital Build & Infrastructure Awards, as well as winning the WAF 2010 award for Future Projects – Health Category, amongst other awards.
Middle East Architect Awards
The Middle East Architect Awards recognizes the best projects and individuals in the region and throughout the year; ranging from the world’s tallest towers to exclusive villas, and veteran designers to recently established young architects.
Despite MEA’s admittance of a diverse range of nominees featuring projects and firms from all around the MENA Region and reaching into new markets such as Saudi Arabia and Libya, the expert panel of judges awarded only the very best projects and individuals.
Although the world is facing a challenging economic climate, the MEA Awards has managed to grow every year since its inception.
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AGi architects, commended at Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012
For their BBS preschool and Wafra Living complex projects, Kuwait
– BBS preschool includes both educational facilities and a residential building for teachers. It has been designed with collaborative efforts from all players involved in the educational process.
– Wafra Living complex combines individual privacy of each apartment with the creation of several common spaces.
Madrid, 25th April 2012.- Spain and Kuwait-based practice AGi architects has been commended at MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012, for their BBS Preschool and Wafra Living Residential Complex proposals. Both of them are currently under construction.
In the first case, the project competed in Mixed Use Category and, the second one, in Residential Category.
This is the third award for Wafra Living Residential Complex after WAF Prize 2011, in Future Projects-Residential Category, and the Arabian Residential Property Award 2011, under Multiple Residence Architecture Category.
“This type of recognition is always an encouragement for going ahead with our way of working”, said Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Principal of AGi architects.
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AGi architects is an international design firm providing comprehensive services in Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design, Design Research and Consulting. An integration of skills allows the creation of places that provide lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions.
AGi architects was established in 2005 by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan.
AGi architects has introduced exceptional design, management and technical approaches to its projects in the Europe and the Middle East from its offices in the cities of Madrid and Kuwait. With a multidisciplinary staff of over 30 professionals including architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and other specialists, individual members of the design team can be carefully selected to reflect the necessary skills for the scope and scale of the project.
Great emphasis is placed on continuity so that work is client driven rather than project centered. Clients work with architects they know and over time, the team is able to develop a thorough understanding of the clients’ business objectives and priorities and is able to make more effective contributions to their projects.
Among the latest acknowledgements for AGi architects are World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2011 award, in the Future Projects – Residential Category for the project of Wafra Living residential complex, as well as Cityscape Architecture in Emerging Markets 2011 prize, in the Residential Built Category for the single family house project, Secret House. The firm has also received three prizes in the Arabian Residential Property Awards 2011: Award for Best Architecture 5 stars for Secret House, in the Single Residence Architecture category; Award for Best Architecture 5 stars for the Wafra Living residential complex, under the Multiple Residence Architecture category; and Highly commended for Wind Tower, in the High Rise Architecture category. In 2010, AGi architects gained its first WAF award, in Future Projects-Health Category for their elaborate proposal of the Kuwait Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, the studio received an Honorary Mention awarded at the European Commercial Property Awards 2010 in the Leisure Category for their proposal for the Marinha Grande Swimming Pool Complex in Portugal, as well as First Prize in the Arabian Residential Property Awards 2010 in the Best Architecture–Multiple Living Space Category for the Black & White residential complex. In addition, the studio also received four Honorary Mentions in the Cityscape 2010 Awards for Black & White, Star House, Kuwait Children’s Hospital and the Haj House Complex.
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