The project entitled “Agro-Industrial Tourism”, was developed by Emirati student Maitha Alhammadi
Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced Maitha Alhammadi as the winner of the 2022 TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award, which recognises young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture.
Her project “Agro-Industrial Tourism” imagines a sustainable destination between Etihad Rail and the UAE’s agricultural setting that merges agriculture, tourism, soil and aquifer treatment, utilising waste from the UAE’s dates industry such as seeds and spoiled dates.
H.E. Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, said: “We are pleased to commemorate ten years of partnership with TotalEnergies as part of our mission to reward excellence and empower Emirati youth by developing their skills and enhancing their creative abilities. This year’s award reflects the designation of the year 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, and seeks to encourage young people to find innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Maitha Al Hammadi’s unique work ‘Agro-Industrial Tourism’ is a testament to the potential held by young people to contribute to our nation’s efforts to create a better future. We congratulate Maitha and hope the award will inspire a new generation to think critically about sustainability and its significance for the security, stability, and progress of our world.”
An award ceremony will be held on March 1, 2023, at Emirates Palace in the presence of Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival, along with representatives of TotalEnergies and several senior officials and culture partners, during which Maitha Alhammadi will be awarded for her work, “Agro-Industrial Tourism” along with AED 10,000 prize.
The TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award recognises outstanding innovation and achievement by young Emiratis in the fields of sustainable design and architecture, seeking to nurture potential and creative talent by providing a launch pad for emerging designers and architects across the UAE.
Elias KASSIS, TotalEnergies in the UAE Country Chair said: “Fostering culture, dialogue and heritage is one of the key missions of TotalEnergies Foundation. In the UAE, we support young emerging artists by accelerating access to culture through our long-standing partner Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation.
TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award 2022 is aimed as a launch pad for emerging designers and architects with a sustainability mindset across the UAE. This is such a unique opportunity in the UAE’s Year of Sustainability where young Emiratis artists will be able to craft and innovate paving the way for their own sustainable future.”
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation focuses on supporting culture and arts achievements and sustaining cultural development, by embracing creativity and launching a wide array of initiatives and societal programs to attract various audiences, in addition to cultivating creative talents in the UAE and abroad in cooperation with major local and international cultural institutions.
About the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF):
Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) was established in 1996 as one of the earliest cultural foundations in the Gulf region and Arab world. ADMAF supports the sustainability and creativity of the cultural industry and contributes to enriching Abu Dhabi as a cultural beacon by offering a wide array of initiatives, often in partnership with leading national and international institutions, including Abu Dhabi Festival and several youth and societal programs and platforms, to support creative talents in the UAE and abroad. For more information, please visit ADMAF website at: www.admaf.org
About Abu Dhabi Festival
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Nahyan
Founded in 2004, the Festival was generously granted the patronage of the President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, from 2007 to 2011. The first Abu Dhabi Festival was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the then Minister of Information and Culture (currently the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation).
Abu Dhabi Festival is the festival of “Bilad Al Khayr”, the land of blessings, the land of Zayed, and embraces the values of dialogue, tolerance, respect and peace. The annual Festival commissions, produces, preserves and presents the greatest works of music and art to create rich cultural experiences in the UAE and beyond as part of its commitment to building and sustaining the nation’s creative economy.
For more information, please visit www.abudhabifestival.ae
Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi.
Mubadala’s $284 billion (AED 1045 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates.
For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com
TotalEnergies is a multi-energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to be a world-class player in the energy transition. TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
TotalEnergies is present in the UAE across all elements of the energy sector and, through its many joint ventures, prides itself on being one of ADNOC’s key partners. Moreover, TotalEnergies has operational presence through its affiliates TotalEnergies Renewables Distribution Generation, TotalEnergies Renewables International, TotalEnergies Marketing Middle East, TotalEnergies E&P UAE Unconventional Gas and via its trading branch TotalEnergies Trading & Shipping SA. TotalEnergies operated Total Abu Al Bukhoosh field for 47 years of production until, 8th March 2021.