Dubai architecture start-up win big at prestigious MENA real estate awards
Africa and Arabia Property Awards 2016 honors BMA Studio, a local boutique architecture firm for four projects at prestigious awards ceremony in Dubai.
Dubai’s BMA Studio have been honored at the Africa and Arabia Property Awards 2016 which took place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on the 22nd September. The Dubai based boutique architect firm were recognized for no less than four of their UAE projects at the awards. BMA Studio were named among the most innovative, exceptional, and ambitious projects of 2016, representing their country on a national stage at the Dubai awards ceremony.
BMA Studio, an ambitious multi-disciplinary firm offers comprehensive services in architecture, interior design and landscape Design for residential, commercial, and institutional clients. The firm maintains a diversified practice and has developed expertise in mixed use apartment buildings as well innovative single use architectural design concepts. While devoted to small and medium scale projects it has extensive experience in both residential and commercial new developments with an emphasis on single residence, retail and mixed use architecture. The firm has completed projects in Dubai, Sharjah and Morocco, and look to the future in expanding their international capability.
BMA Studio were highly commended for four of their projects: The Al Barsha Residence a Multiple Residence Architectural project located in Dubai, The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House and The Atrium & Farm House, both Single Residences in Dubai and Sharjah respectively, and The Sharjah Showroom for its Retail Unit located in Sharjah, UAE, they await to collect their award later in the year.
BMA Studio which has its registered offices at Gold & Diamond Business Park, Dubai was founded in 2014 by Emirati entrepreneur Khalifa Al Suwaidi and Managing Partner, Iranian born Leila Mohammadi Asl. Leila who graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Asl also holds the Creative Director position and was responsible for leading the award winning project design. Together they have high ambitions for the firm and look to reinforce their growing reputation for innovative design concepts.
Speaking about their clutch of awards Co-Founder Khalifa Al Suwaidi said ‘As a young architectural firm we share the same vision and have set our sights firmly on proving our creative strengths on a global stage. We have worked hard through our startup phase and faced many challenges, so it gives us immense pride to be recipient of four prestigious awards. We believe this will be the first of many more awards to come’ said Al Suwaidi. Leila M Asl also commented “We do not just design buildings, we propose ways of living in a given culture, creating iconic buildings that stand out in its simplicity, functionality and sophisticated aesthetic appeal. Through our designs we aim to enhance quality of life without compromising the design Every project is a unique challenge and winning this prize shows us that we are on the right path, that our architecture matters. “said Leila.