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A' Design Award & Competition located in Italy, is the biggest and most prestigious awards in the world, which recognizes and honors every year to the best Design Concept, Architecture, Industrial Design, Products and Services in various categories in an International level.
The A’ Design Award Trophy is a symbol of excellence and global recognition for each project selected for the quality of design, vanguard and technology as an icon for a better future, under the slogan “Arte for Culture of the Future”.This 2015, A’ Design Award recognizes A Palace For Nature designed by the international office of architecture and design sanzpont [arquitectura], as one of the Best Landscape Planning and Garden Designs of the world with its Certificate of Excellence.
“The A’ Design Award is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is worldwide recognized and is a certificate of excellence for the designers and a quality testing for the companies.”
City: Doha
Country: Qatar
Design Date: 2013
Status: Conceptual
Award: Silver A' Design Award & Competition

”An Oasis is a miracle of life in the desert.” sanzpont [arquitectura] has being awarded 3rd place in an international restricted competition for a VIP Palace in Qatar for its innovative and ecologic response to the project brief of this private residence:
"The purpose of the competition was to stimulate innovative and creative ideas to create high end luxurious Palace to achieve relaxation and luxury for its VIP users."This Palace reinvents the simple idea of creating luxury into something meaningful, creating life and nature through a self-sustainable botanical oasis in the desert.The microclimate needed for botanical species is created by a mist irrigation system located in the inner skin of the palace central dome. Water is obtained from an underground aquifer and sustainable desalinated by an electrodialysis system that is powered by solar renewable sources. Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the outer skin of the dome and building roofs, water is stored in the landscaping lakes featuring various thematic gardens and picnic areas.“Architecture design should be integrated with its surrounding environment should reflect its culture in time, so we studied their historical typologies and architectural language to evolve it into innovative vanguard design plenty of cultural heritage.”The heart of the palace is an oasis covered by a central dome, its unique design is inspired by the Sidra Tree, which is native to Qatar and is a symbol for perseverance, solidarity and determination. Historically, this tree unifies people looking shade in the desert, meeting and talking bellow its spreading branches.These branches are symbolized with a leaf-shaped seating spaces hanging inside the Sidra Tree Dome, these seating spaces for calm and relaxation are called “Floating Majlis”. Traditional Qatari architecture is reinterpreted connecting their past with present and future.
Project Team:
Arq. Sergio Sanz Pont
Arq. Victor Sanz Pont
Arq. Tania Cota
Jose Miguel Cano
Valeria Gomez
Eder Jafet
Elizabeth Valencia
Melissa Chavez
Jose Eduardo Rodríguez
Sophia Martinez
Mauricio Duhart
Jordan Galarza