Judging Panel’s comment: "A sophisticated and fascinating architectural intervention in the heart of historical
Cologne, the designer has clearly reflected on the delicacy of the intervention into such a sensitive site with a
meaningful history for the city. The design is beautifully woven with the texture of the old city, adding layers of
meaning and opens up understanding of the historical context.”
Waad Durzi is an Iraqi student studying at London South Bank University who fled from Mosul in Iraq in the 2000s
and came to the UK from Amman 3 years ago to study. He was planning to return at the end of October. Instead of
the original first prize of a paid masters at The Politecnico di Milano the funds will instead pay for the next stage of
his education which is a Part II architecture course at London South Bank University, which he has now started.
This year the award witnessed the participation of 70% of final year students from all architecture departments in
Iraqi universities, a total of 105 projects were received this year.
For more information on all winners and Judging Panel’s Comments
Tamayouz Excellence Award is sponsored by:
The United Nations Global Compact, Dewan Architects and Engineers, The Iraqi Business Council in Jordan and
Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects and Coventry University.