We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 CID Awards, which will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at the Joharah Ballroom in the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai,UAE. This year we have received 420 submissions across 18 categories from 114 companies throughout the region. Over the coming week, we will be releasing the names of the finalists in all the categories.
Interior Design of the Year: Best Outdoor Design of the Year category:
Puma stand at Sole DXB 2017 by L.S. Design
Designed as the Puma hub during last year's Sole DXB event in Dubai, the two-storey structure designed by L.S. Designed was inspired by the event's theme of Tokyo, and featured a self-contained retail store, a 'night club'-inspired space including a bar and back of house- all set on the ground floor. Upstairs featured an internal-and-external-facing performance space complete with a stage, as well as a bar. The structure itself contrasts indoor and outdoor areas, built up of recycled 40ft high cubic shipping containers with MS steel reinforcements and bracing. The overall facade is made using an Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame system, painted in black, and sourced locally from Ajman. The structure also features an 'alleyway' feature which became the main artery, connecting various indoor and outdoor areas together and navigating visitors across the various experiences.
Flair No.5 by LW Design
Flair No.5 is a upscale loung located at the Ritz Carlton in the Dubai International Financial Centre, whuch has recently undergone a refurbishment completed by LW Design. The design includes statement tropical graphic tiles and built in planting, as well as raised timber decked pavilions set to provide intimate spaces for guests. Monochrome geometric tiles at the bar contrast with the oversized hand-woven macramé pendant lights that act as a bold statement, providing an anchor to the overall botanical theme.
Private villa by Kart Group
Located in the Al Khawaneej neighbourhood in Dubai, Kart Group completed all areas of this palace-like private villa, including its various outdoors courtyards. These courtyards feature modern furniture juxtaposed with ornamented and handcrafted features such as carved wooden panels and mashbrabiya screens. Inspired by the elegance of desert culture, the design relates to the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water.
Nad Al Sheba Garden Majlis by Pandre Special Design
The Garden Majlis is an elegant, contemporary building and garden nestled adjacent to a classical villa at the rear of a Nad al Sheba residence in Dubai. The design intent was to create a place of hospitality, entertainment, relaxation and reflection; an informal, modern annexe that complements the “formal” Majlis located inside the more traditional family villa. Pandre Special Design proposed a dialogic between the outdoor garden and interior majlis via a series of visual and physical connections.
Scalini by Bishop Design
Scalini - an Italian restaurant that was first founded in London in the 1980s - has recently opened in Dubai's Four Seasons Hotel, featuring a colour scheme evocative of the southern Italian coast. The FF&E features an aqua marine palette that morphs into a candy stripe of orange and white, balanced with natural rustic and white washed wood and an authentic terracotta flooring, evoking memories spent by the sea.
Viewing Deck Park by NAGA Architects
The Government of Ras Al Khaimah is promoting the development of the tourism sector in the Emirate, with the RAK Tourism Development Authority commissioning NAGA Architects to design the Viewing Deck Park in the main mountain destination, Jebel Jais. The aim of the project was to create an attractive destination, primary resting point for the visitors, and rentable space for events and permanent food truck area. The landscape concept design was strongly related to the context, with emphasis on the culture, traditions and spirit of the mountain. Local stone was used throughout the design in order to maintain the connection with the natural environment and create a seamless transition between the park and its surroundings.