Due to its global and scientific achievements through its opening to the outside world and keep up with the latest developments and its active participation in all conferences,besides its obtain of advanced positions in international rankings where it entered among the best universities in the world and the Arab land. This time the achievement is the excellence award of architect creativity. An open invitation was provided to the students of architecture colleges in Iraqi universities to participate, where both Ahmed Younis and Yasir Adnan – the college of engineering / department of architecture at the university of Baghdad – got the excellence award and occupied an advanced rank for their project ( the new Iraqi parliament building ) under the supervision of prof. Mohammad Redha Chalabi. The juries have commented that the project is interesting and has a clear idea.
The selection of the winners was subjected to an assessment of the jury committee consisting from Iraqi architects academics and foreigners outside Iraq. This kind of excellence award celebrates the outstanding graduation projects of Iraqi students of architecture and aims to honor the Iraqi academic architecture excellence and creativity, in addition to highlight Iraqi young architects inside and outside Iraq. Excellence award works continuously to support the academic effort of the Iraqi faculty members and help to deliver Iraqi students creations to the global architectural community and to create a suitable environment for architectural constructive dialogue among Iraqi architects. Excellence is an Iraqi award for an excellent architect, which is founded by Iraqi architects and academics outside Iraq to support the efforts made to develop the academic skills and the capabilities of the Iraqi university graduates and to identify the global architectural circles with Iraqi talents as well as to enlighten the Iraqi citizen with the importance of the Iraqi architectural heritage. In the first year a great success has been achieved with the participation of 135 students from 9 Iraqi universities, after the process of reviewing the projects, 17 projects have been promoted to the second phase. The jury committee of excellence award consists of globally known architectural and academic figures, among them is the world architect of Iraqi origin, Zuha Hadeed ;professor Powell Ivy, dean of the college of engineering at the university of Coventry, UK; Dr. Khaled Sultani, a researcher at the Royal College of Danish of fine arts; the Iraqi architect, Iyad Althafea, resident in London; Catherine McNeil, executive director of architecture for humanity in London; Moira Asilis, director of special projects in the British architecture enterprise and the Iraqi academic architect manhal Abdul Latif, in addition to the Jordanian architect Rashed Al-Nas’a and others.