Professor Awad Saad Hassan, vice chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology, extends his sincere congratulations to the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the university, as the project submitted, representing the Republic of Sudan, by graduates of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning achieved first place in Africa in a regional architectural competition organized by the African Union of Architects in cooperation with UNESCO on the digital transformation competition to showcase architectural heritage of ancient buildings in Africa.
The African Union of Architects (AUA), in cooperation with UNESCO, announced an architectural competition on digital transformation to showcase the architectural heritage of ancient buildings in Africa, with Sudan representing the eastern region, Tunisia representing the northern region, Chad representing the central region, and Angola representing the southern region.
Four Sudanese universities were chosen to compete in the display of four archaeological and historical buildings in Khartoum:
- Sudan University of Science and Technology …. Grand Holiday Villa Hotel
- University of Khartoum … University of Khartoum buildings.
- University of Science and Technology ... Omdurman municipality building.
- East Nile College … Post and Telegraph Building.
The competing projects were sorted in February 2021, and the project submitted by graduates of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Sudan University of Science and Technology won first place, thus becoming representatives of Sudan and the Eastern Region of Africa and then the winners entered a regional competition with the aforementioned countries.
The competing projects were presented in August 2021 electronically, and then the project submitted by the Republic of Sudan, by graduates of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, ranked first in Africa with 88% compared to 74% for the second winner.
The winning project will be presented in the exhibition accompanying the events of the African Architects Conference in Morocco TBA.
Dr. Qarrad Fadlallah, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning, also expressed his happiness with this achievement and the great win, saying, “I am pleased on my own behalf and on behalf of all the professors of the College of Architecture and Planning to extend my warm congratulations to the young architects who graduated from the College of Architecture and Planning for this great achievement.”
"We thank all the college professors for their efforts and arming these graduates and students in general with the knowledge, sciences and experiences that enabled them to compete with their peers in Africa and internationally", Dr. Qarrad added wishing the graduates a career path full of achievements and success.