Call for Entries: Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art

The 3rd Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture by Tamayouz Excellence Award.

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to invite students, designers and architects worldwide to design an architectural and cultural landmark in the city of Sharjah in the UAE that hosts the Barjeel collection and represents modern art, architecture and design in the Arab world.

The competition hopes to see a contemporary museum does not become a historic pastiche but is relevant to contemporary architectural discourse whilst being informed by local cultural heritage and environmental conditions.


Architects, students, engineers and designers are invited to participate in this prize. Participation can be on an individual or team basis (maximum of four team members). We encourage the participation of multidisciplinary teams. Under no circumstances will jury panel members, organisers or any of their family members be allowed to participate in this competition.


Prize winner/s: $5000 + The Rifat Chadirji Statuette (designed by the internationally renowned artist; Dia Azzawi + Trip to the 2019 Award Ceremony (Flights & Hotel covered by the organisers)

2nd & 3rd PRIZES: $1000 Each + Certificate + Trip to the 2019 Award Ceremony Flights & Hotel covered by the organisers)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD $500 + Certificate + Trip to the 2019 Award Ceremony Flights & Hotel covered by the organisers)

7 x Honourable Mentions: Certificates

TOP 20 & TOP 50 Published on our website and social media pages

THE AWARD CEREMONY: An invitation to attend the Tamayouz Award Annual Ceremony for the Top Three + people choice award winners mentioned above (Flight and Accommodation costs covered by the organisers of the prize; Tamayouz Excellence Award).

Important dates

01/April/2019 - Announcement of the competition + Early registration

01/June/2019 - Start of the Standard registration

23/August/2019 - Last 7 days for registration

30/August/2019 - Closing date for Registration

01/September/2019 - Submissions deadline

November/2019 - Announcement of Results

December 2019 - Annual Tamayouz Excellence Award Ceremony

All Deadlines are 11:59 pm GMT (London)

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Call for Entries: Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    August 30, 2019 11:30 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    September 01, 2019 11:30 PM
  • Venue

    Al Tarfa, Sharjah - UAE
  • Price

    $70 Until May / $85 Until August / $100 Until September

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Cite: "Call for Entries: Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art " 10 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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