Lebanese architect honoured with UAE's 'Great Arab Minds' award

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Renowned Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh has been awarded the 2023 'Great Arab Minds Award' in the field of architecture and design.

It's in recognition of her outstanding contributions to architecture globally.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced Ghotmeh as the winner on the platform X.

"Professor Ghotmeh's research and work emphasise the intimate relationship between architecture and nature. The unique approach ensures that all her projects are evolved and practical outcomes of her research on coexisting with nature and the surrounding environment," said Sheikh Mohammed.

Ghotmeh has overseen more than 65 global architectural projects, including renowned museums, exhibitions and cultural designs.

Among her notable works is a building near the industrial port of Beirut.

Designed using innovative techniques and local materials that resonate with the building's surrounding environment, it survived the 2020 Beirut explosion, standing as a testament to the resilience and the profound impact architecture can have in reflecting human values and excellence.

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