The company is the first in the Middle East to be honoured with this award.
Dubbed as the Oscars of the Themed Construction industry, the TEA Awards are announced annually to recognise the world’s leading creators, designers and producers of “compelling experiences and places.” The representatives of Amusement Whitewater held on to an ‘Oscar’ for their role in the construction of Ski Dubai, one of the most dramatic developments to be considered for this year’s awards.
Established in the UAE in 1993, Amusement Whitewater is a leading name in themed constructions, noted for their portfolio of inspiring projects which includes the external theming of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall and more recently the internal theming of Ski Dubai. The company has also been involved in several remarkable leisure projects like the Wild Wadi.
According to Duarte Marques, Chief Executive Officer of AWW, imagination is the only limit that should govern construction concepts in the region. “Our team of nearly 150 skilled craftsmen and designers include some of the most experienced artists specialising in themed construction, and offer enterprising Architects and Project Designers the possibility of developing themed projects to international standards of excellence.”
Since 1991, the TEA awards have been celebrating outstanding innovation in the
construction of specialist leisure and entertainment facilities around the world. With the rapid growth of themed and leisure related projects worldwide, the contenders for this year’s honours were numerous, adding to the lustre of the achievement.
“It is indeed a matter of pride for the region that a company from Dubai, a city known worldwide for its unique constructions, has emerged a worldwide winner at the prestigious TEA Awards. We are proud to have brought this honour home to Dubai,” said John Cussen, General Manager, Amusement Whitewater.
Interestingly, the award ceremony took place at Disneyland in Los Angeles on the 3rd of March, not far from where the Oscars of the silver screen were announced just a week before.
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