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Design Feature Competition

As of the 13th of September, 2022, we launched a competition calling on all creatives across Bahrain to participate in developing a concept for a unique, iconic Design Feature for Diyar Al Muharraq, which will be placed at the entrance, serving as a gateway into our fully-integrated City. The submitted concept can be a single element similar to a gate or pedestrian bridge, or two separate elements placed on either side of the entrance.

Design Concept & Intent

Seamlessly blending between traditional and contemporary architecture, emerging as an iconic masterpiece, the Design Feature proposed ought to embrace the vision behind Diyar Al Muharraq’s Masterplan, which is rooted in the history, culture, and traditions of the Kingdom of Bahrain, all while cementing itself as a future ready and sustainable model city.

Design Feature Requirements

To qualify, you must submit a minimum of (1) concept, there is no cap on the number of designs, feel free to submit as many as you like.

Click on the link below to familiarize yourself with the full project brief, which includes an overview of Diyar as a Masterplan, alongside a detailed breakdown of the Design Feature, its location, key criteria for consideration, a full list of the required deliverables, and instructions on how to submit the proposal.

Submit Proposal

The deadline to submit design concept(s) is 12:00 pm on Thursday, the 27th of October, 2022, no extensions will be granted.

Selection of Finalists

Proposals will be reviewed and shortlisted by Diyar Al Muharraq representatives.

  1. First Place: US$ 50,000
  2. Second Place: US$ 20,000
  3. Third Place: US$ 10,000
  4. The top 10 candidates that were not selected will receive an honorable mention for their creativity

Good luck!