OMAN

Date: October 29 · 2022

October 29 · 2022

Introduction

An onsite edition of Roca One Day Design Challenge is back on its fifth year in Oman after last year’s online special edition. The students were challenged to test their skills on design of adding storage on every bathroom product. To integrate a storage on a bathroom product as well as focusing on its functionality and characteristics must be developed to its design.

The first prize was awarded to project INVISIBLE designed by Waad Alzadjali and Reem Alzadjali both from the University of Technology and Applied Sciences. The jury chose this project because of its design strength, the designer integrates two systems in one unit, and the most important thing is it also adds a storage.

Project SLIMOR won second prize created by Mohammad Hasham and Khloud Al Rawahi. Mohammad has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East College, Oman, affiliated with Coventry University, UK and currently works as an Assistant Project Manager at STI Engineering, and Khloud is a student from Sultan Qaboos University. The jury chose this project based on its outstanding presentation. Its design is aesthetically appealing and luxurious with the use of new materials.

The project designed by Awais Rauf an Architect from AAR Interiors was awarded with the third prize. The New All in One project was chosen by the jury because of its flexibility in design with more storage and less consumption of spaces, it has functionality and use of green materials featuring sustainability.

Awarded projects

Jury

Milenko Ivanovic

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Milenko Ivanovic

Milenko Ivanovic is an architect, currently working and residing in Muscat, Oman. Previous to working at Hoehler + alSalmy Architects & Engineers, he supervised both the building and interior project construction. As design and construction are intrinsically collaborative disciplines, Milenko supports in his daily work an early integration of concepts and the owner’s project and budgetary requirements. Where project requirements allow, he builds both physical and virtual models to assist in communicating the design narrative.

His professional interests span from implementing material detail in construction to teaching architecture in higher education. Through his exploration of teaching methods, his design studio classes have collaborated with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman, the Omani Women’s Association, and the Children’s Science Museum in Muscat, among other cultural institutions in the region.

Milenko received a high school diploma as an architectural drafting technician in Belgrade, Serbia. Afterward, he continued his university-level education in Belgrade and the United States, where he received a Master in Architecture degree with a working scholarship as a teaching assistant and recipient of the Buckminster R. Fuller grant. During his early career, he implemented school-wide design-build projects that won national acclaim for the design and use of materials.

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Mr. ABDULAZIZ AL FARSI

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Abdulaziz Al Farsi

A RIBA & CIAT Board member having 15 years track record with work in architectural field in both public and private sector. Has Masters’ Degree in Technical Architecture from SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY, SHEFFIELD/UK.

Currently as Director of Architecture, Design Directorate at ROYAL COURT AFFAIRS (RCA), GOVT of OMAN leading the group of architects, representing the Royal Estates for design conceptualization alongwith other authorities, ensuring the progress of design processes and coordinating with other disciplines supervising the implementation, drawings & design coordination, approving the materials used and solving problems during construction

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Dipti Amol

Mrs. Dipti Amol Wagh is an Indian Origin Architect, Designer with over 15 years of professional experience, recognized for her expertise in Interior Design and Project supervision for wide range of projects across middle east.

Mrs. Dipti is the Interior Design Manager in Engineering Innovation, Design & Consulting LLC (eidc) ,a leading international consulting firm which provides spectrum of consultancy services ranging from Architectural and Engineering services to Project Management including Interior designing.She is currently heading the interior design supervision for Construction of ASARQ 3 star and 4-star project which has over 500 keys and the Extension of Ahli Bank Head Quarters. Her previous completed projects include Construction of Mall of Muscat which was one of the Mega Projects with Oman’s first Aquarium, Construction of Green peak Adventure resort which is Oman’s first adventure resort featuring a one-of-a-kind zip-line facility among a host of other exciting attractions .some of the key projects comprises Citadines hotel, Radisson hotel, Barkha Mall, Ruwi souq, Duqm Refinary administration building,Honqui showroom etc.

Mrs. Dipti is driven individual who is motivated by the challenge of meeting project deadlines, implementing unique ideas and prides herself in representing to the highest degree of professionalism.

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Maria Al Futaisi

Maria Al Futaisi is the General Manager at Dawood Group. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture M(Arch) and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture BA(Hons) from the UK, both accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

She has a strong experience in the construction industry with significant experience in the residential sector including ITC projects in the country. Maria specializes in guiding the delivery team across all disciplines to ensure successful completion of projects. Her role includes selection of building materials and finishes as well as overseeing and supervising the design and construction of projects.

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Luc Siezenis

Luc Siezenis, (MBA) Master’s Degree Field of Study Business Administration and Management, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Born in 1968 with Dutch Nationality, married with 2 children, Country Manager for the Middle East Region, Roca Group representation office in Dubai, UAE.

He was the Export Sales Director at Laufen Bathrooms AG from June 2015-2020 in Laufen, Switzerland.

Former Vice President for Export, Sanitec (Keramag, Twyford, Sphinx, Pozzi Ginori) in Düsseldorf, Germany. From Sep 2004 – Dec 2007 he was the Supply Chain Director Koninklijke Sphinx BV, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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