AGi Architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07, have won the Sustainable Project of the Year at Middle East Architect Awards with the Wind Tower, the first mid-rise housing project in Kuwait. The project, Wind Tower, responds to increasing demands for land in the city by reinterpreting the single-family dwelling typology, utilizing verticality to allow residents to enjoy privacy while also taking advantage of the building’s prime location.
In addition, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 were Highly Commended for Principal of the Year while the design firm was shortlisted in the Large Architecture Firm of the Year category.
According to Abulhasan, principal and co-founder of AGi architects, “the whole AGi architects team is very proud of the award granted to Wind Tower, a contemporary building that respects the traditional way of living of Kuwaiti society, and is committed to sustainability, as this award recognizes”.
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