The International Centre for Culinary Arts has won the award for “Interior Design of the Year: Public Sector & Institutional” at the Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards held at the JW Marriott Marquis last week.
Sunjeh Raja, Director of the International Centre for Culinary Arts at Dubai Knowledge Village said, “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award. We are very proud of our facility as a world-class culinary training centre for the hospitality industry in the region. We chose U + A Architects due to their strong track record in delivering niche, high-end projects. We worked very closely with them from the inception phase through to the final finishing touches. This award is another testament to the level at which we operate as a centre for excellence. At ICCA Dubai, we have state of the art infrastructure & cutting edge technology from international industry leaders in the field. ”
The awards programme consisted of 15 categories in total, covering the entire spectrum of commercial interiors, from office design to leisure and entertainment.
The judges for the 2014 awards were: Barbara Bochnak, lead architect, Zaha Hadid Architects; Dean Skira, founder of Skira Lighting; Peter Aylett, technical director, Archimedia; Michelle Evans, creative director, Ayka Design; Laura Bielecki, senior designer, Godwin Austen Johnson; Bruce Paget, design lecturer, Heriot Watt University; Alan McCready, managing director Middle East, ISG; Alfred Johnson, founder and principal, Alfred Johnson Design; Rachel Brown, director, Capsule Arts and, Linsey Thomson, interior design teaching fellow, Heriot Watt University.
Established in 2005, the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai is an industry centred vocational training (VET) centre. Specializing in culinary arts, ICCA’s mission is to become the leading training provider in the Middle East with a vision to redefine ways in which professional and personal culinary training is offered. ICCA provides its students with a world class culinary experience at its state of the art, recently opened facility in Dubai Knowledge Village. It is a City & Guilds, London Approved Centre, delivering an International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts. It is also recognised by The World Association of Chefs Societies, and locally works in partnership with the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Government and municipality of Dubai. ICCA is featured amongst the Top 10 Culinary Institutes in the World and has been awarded the “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), a global authority on food standards. The “Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” award seeks to recognize training and education that meets or exceeds the culinary standards education established by WACS