Interlink Client Khatib & Alami Wins Awards on Three Projects at ENR’s 2018 Global Best Project Awards Dinner
On October 2nd, 2018 Interlink Client Khatib & Alami received high recognition at the ENR’s 2018 Global Best Project Awards, winning the “Global Best Project” and “Award of Merit” awards for three projects.
The ENR Global Best Projects Awards focus on the challenges, risks, and rewards of designing and constructing in other countries. The ENR panel selected the winners based on benefits to the local community, dedication to quality, innovation, and safety. The following Khatib & Alami projects received recognition:
Middle East Airlines (MEA) Training and Conferences Center
Khatib & Alami received the “Award of Merit” for designing Lebanon’s first flight simulator training center near Beirut’s International Airport. The Center is a 62 feet tall structure that includes an auditorium, cafeteria, kitchen, reception hall, library and administrative offices. This facility features training divisions for pilots and cadets, cabin, ground and administrative crews.
Al Habtoor City
Khatib & Alami was awarded the “Global Best Project” for the Al Habtoor City project in Dubai, UE. The project included three luxurious hotels, an aqua theater, a 1000-person two-story lounge and nightclub, an open-air running track, gym, pool, and gardens.
ABC Verdun Mall
Khatib & Alami received the second “Global Best Project” award for the ABC Verdun Mall project located in Beirut, Lebanon. In an August interview with a Lebanese economic publication, ABC Group CEO Frank M. Kuntermann noted that despite the tough retail market conditions in the country, the mall attracted about four million visitors in its first year, boosting the retail firm to “double digit” revenue growth, and that July was the facility’s best month for sales so far.
Khatib & Alami is a multidisciplinary regional and urban planning and design company that provides comprehensive architectural and engineering consulting services worldwide. With a history of successful global projects, Khatib & Alami is aligned among the top 100 international design firms in the world according to Engineering News-Record (ENR).