Qatar Foundation building named GCC project of the year

27 May 2015

Ten projects enjoy success at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015, in association with Mashreq

The Faculty of Islamic Studies Building Project at Education City in Qatar has been named as the GCC project of the year at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015, in association with Mashreq. The project, entered by ASTAD Project Management and owned by Qatar Foundation,was also named the GCC’s UCC UrbaCon Trading & Contracting Social Infrastructure Project of the Year.

The project was one of 10 named as the region’s best projects of the year at the prestigious MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015, in association with Mashreq, gala awards ceremony in Dubai on 27 May, held in conjunction with MEED’s Construction Leadership Summit.

Two special awards were also handed out during the ceremony: The MEED Editor’s Award for Leadership, given to Mattar al-Tayer, chairman of Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); and The MEED Editor’s Award for Excellence in Project Delivery,which was presented to the Al-Maryah Island Project Team, International Financial Centre, Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure.

John Iossifidis, executive vice-president, group head, corporate and investment banking at Mashreq, the headline sponsor of the awards, praised the winners for their unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, saying: “Adherence to quality standards ensures optimum delivery of a project’s intended benefits, and for this we congratulate the winners for their resolute commitment to project excellence that continues to set the benchmark not just for the region, but also for the rest of the world.”

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2015, in association with Mashreq, is now in its 5th year and this year was the biggest to date. “We received a record number of entries, marking yet another successful year for the awards,’’ says Richard Thompson, editorial director, MEED. ‘’The growing number of entrants is a reflection of the continuing strength of the projects sector in the region, with more projects being completed year-on-year. At the same time, the interest in the awards continues to reinforce their position as the benchmark for project excellence in this part of the world.”

Below is the full table of winners

Award categoryProject nameLocationProject ownerEntrant
MEED Quality Project of the Year in association with Mashreq Qatar Faculty of Islamic StudiesQatarQatar FoundationASTAD Project Management
MEED Editor’s Award for LeadershipHis Excellency Mattar al-Tayer, Chairman, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)UAE  
MEED Editor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Project DeliveryAl-Maryah Island Project Team, Mubadala Real Estate & InfrastructureUAE  
Oil and Gas Project of the YearAwali Oil Field - Tatweer PetroleumBahrainTatweer PetroleumNew Water Corporation
Daman Industrial Project of the YearSiemens Energy HubSaudi ArabiaSiemens EnergyHyder Consulting, an Arcadis Company
CH2M Award for InnovationEmirates AquaTech Caviar Factory LLCUAEBin Salem HoldingEmirates Aqua Tech
Ramboll Sustainable Project of the YearMuharraq STP and Sewer Conveyance ProjectBahrainMinistry of WorksMuharraq STP Company
UCC Urbacon Contracting & Trading Social Infrastructure Project of the YearQatar Faculty of Islamic StudiesQatarQatar FoundationASTAD Project Management
Building Project of the YearJabal Omar Project Phase 1Saudi ArabiaJabal Omar Development CompanySchneider Electric
Drake & Scull Leisure and Tourism Project of the YearAlila Jabal Akhdar ResortOmanOman Tourism Developmnt Co (Omran)Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN)
Power and Water Project of the YearQurayyah Independent Power PlantSaudi ArabiaHajr Electricity Production Co.Hajr Electricity Production Co.
Transport Project of the Year, sponsored by Hyder, an Arcadis CompanyNew Doha International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex - CP 18QatarNew Doha International Airport Steering CommitteeSky Oryx Joint Venture (Taisei – TAV JV)
Small Project of the YearStructural Renovation of the Grand MosqueKuwaitMinistry of Awqaf & Islamic AffairsPACE

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