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Hicham Lahlou Designer awarded by the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2018.
The 2018 edition of the iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design award, has just awarded the iF Award 2018 to the designer Hicham Lahlou for his project Concept "M" - the metallic canopy of the turnpike of the conturning highway of Rabat in the discipline "Architecture", category "Urban / Landscape".
The iF DESIGN AWARD is organized every year by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, based in Hannover, Germany and considered as the oldest independent design organization in the world. The "M" project concept attracted a jury of 63 members - composed of independent experts from all over the world thanks to the originality of its form, designed as a giant machinery naturally integrated in a perspective in earth and sky, like the wings of an airplane, the execution of this metallic canopy, in the form of the extended letter M, representing the first letter of the name of the kingdom, was a real technical achievement which required the use of state-of-the-art technologies, outcome of a hundred percent Moroccan expertise. This exceptional realization is the work of the Moroccan designer Hicham Lahlou, who designed it, and Inter Tridim, a company specialized in metal structures that executed the works. With its innovative concept and the quality of its execution, this metallic canopy has no alike, not only on the Moroccan soil, but in Africa. Thereafter some technical informations & statistics of the project : More than 100 meter of length on the roofing· More than 7m50 of lateral height· 5m50 in the center· 300 tonnes in the roofing of the metallic structure and the trim of the prepainted sheet.· 1m10 in the roofing height (Worldwide record)· 16 500 wholes, more than 12 000 bolts· More than 11 000 pieces· 0 Weldings, a giant mechanical !· Central et lateral pillars with a Design and a special concrete in addition of the special steel· formwork The iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 competition was intense: more than 6,400 applications were submitted by 54 countries in the hope of receiving this prestigious seal of quality. Links : Concept Projet « M » in the iF World Design Guide Concept Projet « M » in the website Hicham Lahlou Designer www.hichamlahlou.com About iF DESIGN AWARD For 65 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg. About Hicham Lahlou Designer : Hicham Lahlou, figurehead of the Moroccan national design in the world, one of the main leaders of international African and Arab design is an emblematic figure of the new generation design, has been part of the new design sphere for more than two decades. Often surnamed spearhead of contemporary Design in Morocco, he’s a reconized personnality in the African continent and the arab world, he signs collections for prestigious international brands like DAUM, Ecart International, LIP, Aquamass… He founded the project Africa Design Award & Days (ADA, ADD) in 2014 and directs it as an African leader. His creations, regularly exhibited in museums such as the Vitra Design Museum, the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Kunsthal Rotterdam or the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, are halfway between design and contemporary art and make the designer a recognized artist both for his unique pencil line and his work on the lines but also for his innovative artistic biases. He has also received the distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic and has just been elected Director Member of the Board of Directors of the elected Directors of the World Design Organization (WDO) at the 30th Assembly General and the celebration of 60 years of organization in Turin, Italy October 14th and 15th, 2017 Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Contact press : email@example.com