He said: “Congratulations to Professor Lina Ghotmeh for winning the Great Arab Minds Prize in Architecture and Design. She has developed and presented more than 65 architectural projects around the world, including museums, galleries and towers in designs that have linked to world cultures and used materials from their local environment.
“The professor also teaches architecture at several international colleges and universities. Proud of the Arabs who distinguished, created and left their intellectual and engineering footprints throughout the world in an extension of the excellence of their rich and ancient Arab civilization.” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
Professor Ghotmeh has received the Great Arab Minds Award in Architecture and Design 2023, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to architecture globally. Her research and work emphasize the intimate relationship between architecture and nature.
It performs in-depth analysis of environments and meticulously selects materials that are not only suitable for each specific environment but are also capable of withstanding challenging conditions. Her unique approach ensures that all her projects are evolved and practical results of her research into coexistence with nature and the surrounding environment. This approach reveals the essence of the raw materials used in its construction.
Professor Ghotmeh has supervised more than 65 global architectural projects, including renowned museums, exhibitions and cultural designs. Among his notable works is a building near the industrial port of Beirut.
Designed using innovative techniques and local materials that resonate with the building’s surrounding environment, it survived the 2020 Beirut explosion and is a testament to the resilience and profound impact that architecture can have in reflecting human values and excellence.