« The Municipality of Dubai and ThyssenKrupp Elevator announce the launch of an international design competition for the conception of a tall emblem structure to promote the new face of Dubai.
In conformity with the UIA-UNESCO regulations for international competitions, the competition has been approved by the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA). Located within the Za’abeel Park the structure should promote tourism, have a unique state-of-the-art design, include cultural and leisure activities, conference and theatre facilities. Local climatic conditions should be taken into account, as well as urban and landscape aspects. Passive construction principles should be applied and the structure should respond to the seismic constraints of the region.
The following prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $100,000US and a second prize of $50,000US, in addition to three prizes of $20,000 US each. »
The registration deadline is August 31, 2008. The deadline for dispatch of entries is January 31, 2009, and the deadline for the receipt of entries is February 28, 2009.