Register: AUG/25/2018, Submit: AUG/28/2018, Eligibility: Architects, students, engineers, designers; individually, (multidisciplinary) teams up to 4 members, Fee: 50 GBP or 70 USD (APR/04 – JUL/31/2018), 75 GBP or 105 USD (AUG/01 – AUG/25/2018), Awards: 1st Prize 6 months employment at Dewan, renewable up to 1 year; salary 10,000 AED (United Arab Emirates dirham) (about 2,720 USD) per month or prize money 5,000 USD, 2nd Prize 2,000 USD, 3rd Prize 1,000 USD, 7 Honorable Mentions, Top 20
A Typical Marsh Landscape: Villages are built on artificial floating islands by enclosing a piece of swamp and filling it in with reeds and mud. For flood protection, more layers are added each year to strengthen the platform’s foundation. The Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in southern Iraq. Historically the marshlands, mainly composed of the separate but adjacent Central, Hawizeh and Hammar Marshes, used to be the largest wetland ecosystem of Western Eurasia.