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ADMAF announces winner of 2022 TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award

by Dubaiforum

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2023 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced Maitha Alhammadi as the winner of the 2022 TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award, which recognises young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture.

Her project “Agro-Industrial Tourism” imagines a sustainable destination between Etihad Rail and the UAE’s agricultural setting that merges agriculture, tourism, soil and aquifer treatment, utilising waste from the UAE’s dates industry, such as seeds and spoiled dates.

Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the ADMAF and Founder and Artistic Director of the Abu Dhabi Festival, said, “This year’s award reflects the designation of the year 2023 as the Year of Sustainability and seeks to encourage young people to find innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges.

“Maitha Al Hammadi’s unique work ‘Agro-Industrial Tourism’ is a testament to the potential held by young people to contribute to our nation’s efforts to create a better future. We congratulate Maitha and hope the award will inspire a new generation to think critically about sustainability and its significance for our world’s security, stability, and progress.”

An award ceremony will be held on 1st March 2023 at Emirates Palace in the presence of Huda Alkhamis and representatives of TotalEnergies and several senior officials and culture partners, during which Maitha Alhammadi will be awarded for her work with AED10,000 prize.

Elias KASSIS, TotalEnergies in the UAE Country Chair, said, “Fostering culture, dialogue and heritage is one of the key missions of TotalEnergies Foundation. In the UAE, we support young emerging artists by accelerating access to culture through our long-standing partner Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation.”

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation focuses on supporting culture and arts achievements and sustaining cultural development, by embracing creativity and launching a wide array of initiatives and societal programmes to attract various audiences, in addition to cultivating creative talents in the UAE and abroad in cooperation with major local and international cultural institutions.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail

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