Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed reviews top ideas from House of The Future competitionFri 09 Feb 2024
Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, recently looked over the winning entries from the House of The Future competition. This event was put together by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation along with the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment.
The aim of the competition was to engage top architects and designers worldwide in creating a prototype home. The home should be affordable, scalable, and innovative, tailored to the needs of modern Emiratis.
This initiative mirrors the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, in elevating Dubai’s global status. It aims to attracting top talents and innovators in design and urban planning. It also aligns with the efforts of the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation in fostering talent and innovation to tackle societal challenges.
During the review, Sheikh Hamdan expressed Dubai’s commitment to pioneering modern design and urban planning under Sheikh Mohammed’s guidance. He highlighted Dubai’s success in building sustainable infrastructure to ensure the well-being of its people.
Sheikh Hamdan emphasized Dubai’s dedication to providing an environment where individuals can thrive while ensuring the highest living standards within an innovative urban landscape. This commitment includes sustainability initiatives across housing, city planning, and communities, solidifying Dubai’s status as a preferred global destination.
‘Al-Dara’ by Mohammed Miftah from Lebanon secured first place, ‘Blockyard’ by Andrea Baldo, Angelo Brollo, and Gino Brollo from Spain came second, and ‘Dion House’ by Thomas Ewing from the United Kingdom secured third place.
Additionally, a sustainable home project from Slovakia, presented by Katarina Jagrova, Jakub Argal, Lucia Madlenova, and Jakub Demcak, topped the sustainability category.
Key figures attending the meeting included Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications. Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner General of Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Quality of Life Pillar was also present.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment plans to incorporate the House of The Future winning designs into its catalogue and apply them in future projects, making them accessible to the public.