Ghanaian Architectural Firm Sweeps Awards In Dubai


Ghanaian Architectural firm

From left to right-IAC team Mrs Eugenia Owusu- Business and Admin Manager, Principal Architect- Cecil Abbey and Architect -Ekua Cleland.

The just-ended Africa and Arabia Property Awards ceremony held in Dubai, saw Incept Architectural consult-IAC, one of Ghana’s leading architectural firms winning two prestigious honours in the Architecture Multiple Residence and the Architecture Single Residence categories.

The awards ceremony, already in it 25thyear, is one of the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognized awards programmes celebrating the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in real estate, architecture, interior designerand property management within Africa and the Middle East region and who will later compete with other regions in various categories as part of the International Property Awards as a whole.

The judging panel was chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso, highly respected members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament and an independent panel of 80 industry experts who focus on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.

IAC’s two award-winning designs were the luxurious Glenshire Hills Estate; located in the Burma Hills Areawhich constitutes a gated community of 30 contemporary cuboid designed homes within a garden oasis across 6 acres.

The second award was for‘the Rwenzori’, an impressive family house majestically perched in the Akropong Hills; an innovative design concept which honours space and light, atrue testament to green, tropicalarchitecture and anicon within the peaceful green environment in which it is set.

The glittering awards ceremony held in the magnificent Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel Dubai, also played host to the IPAX Africa & Arabia exhibition where top industry suppliers were at hand to showcase their products and services, whilst delegates networked with the very best industry professional and decision makers across the Africa and Arabia regions

In an interview at the end of theceremony, the Principal Architect of IAC, Cecil Abbey said,on receiving the awards, “It was indeed a moment of pride for the firm to win the international awards and be counted amongst some of the top brands in the real estate industry”.

This recognition further validates the competence and efforts that home grown Ghanaian architectural firms and architects can produce which match international standards. The awards have inspired his team to keep striving for greater heights of excellence in order to continuously place Ghana on the map of global architectural excellence.

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