MIPIM Awards 2016 :: Shortlist 2016

THE MIPIM AWARDS 2016 SHORTLIST

 

Congratulations to this year's finalists!

On Tuesday 26 January, 2016, the jury composed of real estate leaders met in Paris to go through the received entries and select 4 finalists in each of the 11 categories. Discover them below and click on each for more details!

During MIPIM, from Tuesday 15 (9.00) to Thursday 17 March (noon), delegates will be invited to vote for their favourite project in each of the 11 categories at the Awards Gallery located in the heart of the exhibition area. This vote and the jury's vote will each count 50% of the final results. that will determine the category winners.

In addition, the People's Choice Award will be given to the public's favourite project, thanks to a pre-MIPIM online vote which will be launched shortly. One project out of the all the finalists will receive special recognition from the public, from you!

All winners will be revealed during the prestigious MIPIM Awards Ceremony (open to all MIPIM participants) to be held on Thursday 17 March 2016 at 18.30 at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, Cannes. The ceremony will be followed by the Awards Cocktail to toast with the winners!

 

Download the list of the MIPIM Awards 2016 Finalists



BEST HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
City: Aabenraa
Country: Denmark
Developer: Region Syddanmark
Architect: White Arkitekter A/S, DEVE Architects
Other: ArkPlan Landscape, Wessberg A/S Engineers, White AB
Description:

Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital is an extension to the existing general hospital in Aabenraa, and it consolidates the region's psychiatric facilities in one efficient and environmentally sustainable location. There are eight different hospital wings accommodating a variety of age-ranges and disorders, spread across a large slope, with each room having ample access to light and green spaces.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
City: Montreal, Quebec
Country: Canada
Developer: Groupe immobilier santé McGill (GISM)
Architect: IBI Group Architects / Beinhaker Architecte, Clinical Design: HDR Architecture Canada, Clinical Design: Yelle Maillé architectes associés, Research Clinical Design: NFOE et associés architectes
Description:

The MUHC Glen Campus is a state-of-the-art hospital, research and academic facility comprising 217,500 sqm of building area.Designed by IBI Group, the curved driveway axis takes advantage of an escarpment setting, allowing the hospital pavilion arrangement to provide a backdrop to a major public plaza and monumental art installation. A light-filled promenade follows this curve to connect the entrances of the hospital’s major institutions. A second straight axis provides a special address for the Research Institute. Exterior colours inspire health and create a unique identity.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
City: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Developer: Brookfield Multiplex
Architect: IBI Group
Other: Client – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Structural Engineer - WSP Group; Mechanical Engineer - TUV SUD; Quantity Surveyor - Doig and Smith; Landscape Designer - Gillespies LLP; Art Consultant - Ginko Projects
Description:

At 170,000 sqm, this ‘super hospital’ is amongst Europe’s largest and most advanced medical campuses, setting a new benchmark in healthcare design and delivery. Set within extensive landscaping, the 14-storey building’s distinct functions are expressed architecturally as a ‘vessel’ (the children’s hospital), ‘dock’ (adult hospital podium) and ‘beacon’ (the 100% single bed adult ward tower) – strikingly different geometric forms inspired by Clydeside’s maritime heritage and which together create an iconic landmark which has transformed the Govan skyline. Internally, the ‘hotel-like’ top-lit atria is articulated by colourful cantilevered pods and enlivened by interactive distraction technologies, which dispel the traditional image of healthcare delivery.

University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University
City: Frankfurt / Main
Country: Germany
Developer: Federal State of Hessen represented by Hessisches Baumanagement
Architect: Nickl & Partner Architekten AG
Other: IB Süss, IG Haringer + Müller mbH, PRO-Elektroplan GmbH, IB Sorge, LA Schmidt, IB Dr. Ressel
Description:

In the 1970’s the Frankfurt University Hospital was a state-of-the-art medical centre. New demands and a changing attitude to medicine, placing the patient’s needs at the centre of hospital design, have necessitated the renovation and extension of the hospital. A projecting roof connects the clinical, teaching and research units of the development and draws attention to the large glazed entrance hall that forms the interface between the university and the hospital. The exterior grounds are part of the overall architectural plan to closely link the hospital and the public zone along the riverbank.

BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
City: Venice
Country: Italy
Developer: La Sessola Srl
Architect: Matteo Thun & Partners
Other: Project Manager: Luca Colombo
Description:

An artificial island in the Venetian lagoon has been transformed into a luxury resort and park. The project includes a main hotel building with 230 suites, a rooftop terrace with outdoor pool and panoramic restaurant. Various brick pavilions include further suites, spa areas with pools and treatment rooms. Beyond the olive grove, a large vegetable garden serves the resort’s restaurant. The project focuses on the lagoonscape, using and reinterpreting local materials while conserving the authentic spirit of the place and buildings. An innovative “three zero” luxury resort, both in its construction and management: zero kilometers, zero CO2, zero waste.

Lille youth hostel
City: Lille
Country: France
Developer: City of Lille
Architect: JDS Architects
Other: Egis, Franck Boutté,SL2EC, Tandem +
Description:

Unpacked backpacks, prepared beds, laughs from here, languages from elsewhere, encounters and travel stories interweave… opened since October, Lille’s new youth hostel already lives in rhythm with its travelers. It found its place in one of the three corners of the impressive triangular ship drawn by Julien de Smedt. A strong architectural signal sent from the heart of a district in metamorphosis, Porte de Valenciennes (Lille). An audacious mutualisation challenge in a building shared by a youth hostel, a nursery and companies in the social and solidarity economy. When architecture gives rise to encounters and synergies within an awakening district…

Musholm
City: Korsør
Country: Denmark
Developer: The Danish Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Architect: AART architects
Description:

Located by the Danish coastline, just an hour drive from Copenhagen, Musholm challenges the traditional notion of accessible architecture with a view to becoming the preferred holiday and sports resort for people with any type of handicap – both in Denmark and abroad. Designed as one of the world’s most innovative resorts for people with disabilities, Musholm has been designed to do wonders for people and the tourism in the region. It does so by combining design and architecture into a unique experience that engages with guests and shows how businesses can be financially successful while creating social impact

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
City: Kyoto
Country: Japan
Developer: MORI TRUST Co., Ltd.
Architect: Takenaka Corporation
Description:

SUIRAN, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, KYOTO is located in Arashiyama, the west side of Kyoto, which is a world-famous tourism destination. Sitting along Hozu River, where ancient imperial villas once were, the hotel is adjacent to Tenryu-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site and offers over 1,000 years of unchanged view. A harmonious blend of the authentic Japanese-style which derives from renovating a hundred-year old traditional wooden building with modern innovative design, the hotel offers a relaxing and authentic atmosphere. By mixing the Japanese hospitality "Omotenashi" and international hotel service, the hotel provides the indigenous and exceptional experience.

BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT
BARJANE - Building K- Park of Bréguières
City: Les Arcs sur Argens
Country: France
Developer: BARJANE
Architect: Stephane Goulard
Description:

This project is a 4,000 sqm high quality building with a bespoke design by BARJANE for DACHSER located in the industrial Park of Bréguières (83). With its strategical location, connected to main roads and to railway network, the Park of Bréguières represents a new generation of logistics parks committed to sustainable development: 1,200 trees planted, alternative treatment of rainwater, architectural harmony of the buildings, protection of biodiversity, services for users…. The building is certified ISO 14001, like the Park, and BREEAM Good, offering a friendly working environment for users.

ELI Beamlines
City: Dolní Břežany,Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Developer: Fyzikální ústav Akademie, věd ČR, v.v.i., Institute of Physics,Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Architect: Bogle Architects
Description:

The ELI Beamlines project is an international research and technology facility located outside Prague. Funded by The European Commission, the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines facility houses the infrastructure for world-class laser research for use in medicine, engineering and astrophysics. Bogle Architects’ design, consists of four separate buildings – offices, laboratories, a multifunctional space with lecture theatre and café, and a massive concrete box that houses the laser hall. A lightweight roof floats over the building to unite the four spaces. Bogle Architects, founded in 2012 by Ian Bogle, has offices in London, Prague and Hong Kong.

Method South Side Soapbox Factory
City: Chicago
Country: USA
Developer: Summit Design + Build, LLC
Architect: William McDonough + Partners, Heitman Architects Incorporated
Other: KJWW, SpaceCo. Inc., Norris Design, BuroHappold Engineering, MBDC, Gotham Greens, Nexus Corporation, Envision Solar, Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, CNI
Description:

The Pullman Factory District, established in the 1880’s as a manufacturing center and company town, has a rich history in the labor rights and civil rights movements. It’s also home to the new manufacturing facility for Method. Located on 22 acres in the heart of the Pullman neighborhood, it is the first LEED Platinum manufacturing facility in the consumer packaged goods. It boasts onsite renewable energy from wind and solar, the world’s largest rooftop farm, and the extraordinary energy and water efficiency that are hallmarks of LEED Platinum projects. The best part of the story, however, is the impact on local jobs, the local economy, and bringing manufacturing back inside the city limits in a safe and sustainable way. 

Umeva - sewage treatment plant
City: Umeå
Country: Sweden
Developer: Umeva
Architect: BAU - Byrån för Arkitetur & Urbanism
Other: Kragh & Berglund (Landscape Architects)
Description:

The project was initiated to double the capacity of the Umeå City sewage treatment plant in anticipation of population growth to 200 000 inhabitants by the year 2050. The original plant, built in 1972 was in need of technical upgrades as well as improvements to the work environment for staff which has been a key focus. The plant is located centrally in Umeå on an island in the Ume River. The northern end of the island is planned for dense urban development and the location of the plant made design an important factor. BAU became involved in the project after winning a limited competition for the design of Building 1 in 2010.

BEST INNOVATIVE GREEN BUILDING
DigiPlex Fet
City: Oslo (located in township of Fetsund)
Country: Norway
Developer: DigiPlex Fet AS
Architect: MAD Arkitekter AS
Other: Miljøbygg AS (Design & Build contractor)
Description:

A zero carbon emissions data centre in Oslo which uses naturally cool air and renewable clean energy; presenting one of the most efficient and sustainable facilities worldwide.The facility has consolidated 16 separate, inefficient data centres into one modern 12 MW facility, decreasing overall power consumption by more than half - locking in environmental benefits for a contract period of 20 years which will generate an estimated €125 million in power savings over that period. Opened by Tine Sundtoft, Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, the facility produced the world’s first ever data center bond, providing both construction and permanent financing.

Gladsaxe Company House
City: Soeborg, Gladsaxe/suburb of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Developer: NCC Property Development A/S
Architect: Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter
Other: Turnkey Contractor, NCC Construction A/S
Description:

A new building rises in an old industry district. It marks the area’s future development and raises the bar on national standards for building green. Gladsaxe Company House is a multifunctional-shared house that combines sustainable materials, flexible workspaces and technical solutions to create a healthy environment - both indoors and out. The building was awarded the DGNB-Platinum Certification as the first in Denmark because of its holistic approach to sustainability and demonstrates in practice how to construct future workplaces. The entrance hall, recycled wood from a local locker-room, and the vertical plants characterize the atmosphere. It puts the green agenda into human-scale.

IRENA Headquarters
City: Abu Dhabi
Country: UAE
Developer: Masdar
Architect: Woods Bagot
Other: Mubadala CMS, Brookfield Multiplex, AECOM, Parsons
Description:

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Headquarters is a Grade ‘A’ office building located in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. It includes commercial space which, combined with the space occupied by IRENA staff, offers a total floor area of 32,000 sqm. IRENA’s HQ is the first building to be awarded a Four-Pearl Estidama rating for both design and construction. Compared to average Abu Dhabi commercial offices, it has reduced energy consumption by 50% with 1,000 sqm of rooftop photovoltaic solar panels supplying electricity to the building. Water use has been reduced by reduction by over 54% compared to local norms through the utilisation of high-performance flow and flush fixtures. Meanwhile then diversion of over 93% of construction waste from landfill has reduced the long-term environmental impacts associated with construction waste collection, transport and disposal.

Treurenberg
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Developer: AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets
Architect: ASSAR ARCHITECTS
Other: AXA Belgium, owner
Description:

Treurenberg is the first Net-Zero energy office building to be built in Brussels, designed and built by ASSAR, VK Engineering, Democo and AXA IM - Real Assets. Its reconstruction required the most advanced techniques to achieve a Net-Zero energy building certified Excellent by BREEAM and to allow the public to see an unknown part of Brussels’ first city walls from the 13th century. It is built around an atrium with nine levels, and offers 10,500 sqm of office space. The top three levels open onto one of the largest usable rooftop terraces for an office building in Brussels.

BEST OFFICE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
#CLOUD.PARIS
City: PARIS (6 rue Ménars - 75002 PARIS)
Country: FRANCE
Developer: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
Architect: PCA Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte
Description:

#Cloud.Paris embodies the converging innovative strategies and research of SFL and PCA on the evolution of our workspaces. In the age of an immaterial economy, a central location and diversity corresponds to the needs of creative and high-added value service fields, who avoid single-function, remote business-centres. Through the renovation of this central Parisian building complex, PCA has created an urban-campus much like a relational ecosystem. The design favours gathering spaces and new ways of working, where a collaborative experience stimulates innovation and productivity. Featuring comfortable, flexible-use spaces, hotel-like services, quality and diverse shared spaces, an e-lounge, panoramic landscaped roof-top terraces, #Cloud.Paris has also received a triple certification for sustainability.

Evolution Tower
City: Moscow
Country: Russia
Developer: Snegiri Group
Architect: GORPROJECT (Lead Designer), RMJM (Original Concept Architect)
Other: Renaissance Construction (Main Contractor), Josef Gartner, GK-Tekhstroy,Thyssen-Krupp, VELKO-2000, ST-Facades, PERI, Guardian, BGT, Forum Group, L-Cube, NELT, Borond
Description:

The most expensive office property in Russia twisting 246m high Evolution Tower is a DNA-shaped spectacular sculpture symbolizing the evolution spiral and vertically rotated infinity symbol. The 83,500 sqm office tower with 52 levels twisting 156 degrees overall features the best riverside panoramas from its open roof observation deck. The world’s largest innovative cold-bent façade provides a seamless reflection rotating the panoramas vertically. The 2.5ha development provides a significant open public space - 2ha of terraced landscaped roof over the retail mall, thus delivering the perfect mix of Class A business uses with public and social activities of the civic plaza and the retail mall with a food court, family entertainment and educational center above the large underground car-park with direct links to the metro station and pedestrian bridge as means of main public transportation.

Holcom Headquarter
City: Beirut
Country: Lebanon
Developer: Holcom
Architect: Lombardini22 SpA
Other: space planning & interior design: DEGW
Description:

Holcom HQ comes from the idea of bringing together over 20 companies belonging to one single holding in the same building to create a powerful landmark on the Beirut cityscape. Developed over seven levels above ground and covering 35,000 sqm, Holcom HQ can simultaneously accommodate up to 1,000 people and different organisations through a project focusing on: a balance between enhanced premises and spaces that are as people-friendly as possible, the rational management of internal and external flows, the optimisation of all the various energy-environmental aspects, flexibility and adaptability over time and a striking architectural design.

Shanghai Tower
City: Shanghai
Country: China
Developer: Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd
Architect: Gensler
Other: Shanghai Construction Group, Thornton Tomasetti, Cosentini Associates, SWA Group, I.DEA Ecological Solutions
Description:

Having achieved LEED Platinum and China Three Star certifications, the Shanghai Tower is one of the tallest and greenest landmarks ever built. The 632-meter high-rise is much more than a building, it’s a bold example of sustainable vertical urbanism; where everything you need is in one place. The tower has a unique mix of parks, retail, offices, hotels, and cultural venues throughout. Most commercial office buildings are not accessible to the public but Shanghai Tower is different, inviting the community in. With up to 30,000 people expected to pass through the building daily, it is a mini-city within a mega-city.

BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING
25 rue Michel le Comte
City: Paris (Marais area)
Country: France
Developer: Elogie (Client)
Architect: Atelier du Pont
Other: Parica (Engineer)
Description:

At just a stone’s throw from the Centre Pompidou, 25 rue Michel le Comte is a building complex located within the perimeter of the Plan to Protect and Restore the Marais (PSMV) in Paris. It dates from the 17th to the 20th centuries and serves as a classic example of a city that was built up through the centuries by subsequent additions of buildings. In addition to the rehabilitation of the complex foreseen in the program, Atelier du Pont proposed to reconstruct a new building within the heart of the block. The worksite was done on an occupied site in two phases. The challenge lay in preserving the traditional and historical mixed-use development of the neighborhood. The project now combines social housing, offices (an independent movie producer, a theater troupe, a designer, an architect, among others), and shops. It wishes to acknowledge the Marais’ artisanal past while preserving activity in the neighborhood. The project also sought to preserve the existing social fabric by increasing the number of social housing units and significantly improving the comfort of the habitations, all the while observing the City of Paris’ Climate Plan. The courtyards and the old 17th century passageway have been restored, which has opened the block up again.

Centro Cultural Kirchner
City: Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina
Developer: Argentine National Government
Architect: Enrique Bares, Federico Bares, Nicolás Bares, Daniel Becker, Claudio Ferrari y Florencia Schnack
Other: RIVA and ESUCO (general contractors)
Description:

The Centro Cultural Kirchner is a 100,000+ sqm exhibition center and music hall located in Buenos Aires. The project entailed the restoration of the 1928 post office building and had 2 distinct phases: The first was the restoration and refurbishment of “noble area” (original facades and building inside), covering large ceremonial halls among others, and the second was the complete transformation of the “industrial area”, where a symphony hall for 1,950 spectators, a music hall for 540 people and a glazed hanging structure that emulates a “chandelier”, were constructed. The project was promoted by the Argentine Government and construction took 6 years; Riva acted as main contractor.

Laennec
City: Paris
Country: France
Developer: Allianz Real Estate France for Allianz Vie
Architect: Benjamin Mouton
Other: Tenant: Kering Group
Description:

The Laennec office development project is part of a unique site comprising residential and retail areas interspersed with green spaces. This listed historic monument, which was initially used as a Hospital was built in 1634 and shut down in 2000. It covers a total surface area of around 10 acres in the heart of Paris. The goal of this redevelopment was to create a horizontal campus of 17,000 sqm, offering a flexible and modern layout, while fully complying with the historical identity and spirit of the building. In addition, measures leading to a tailor-made environmental certification were initiated, with the creation of the “HQE Bâtiment Historique” label, the only one of its kind. The development is now the headquarters and flagship of the French luxury Group Kering, owner of renowned brands such as Balenciaga, Gucci, Saint-Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron...

Papillon
City: Duesseldorf
Country: Germany
Developer: 741
Architect: Luczak Architekten & SW Häuser GmbH
Other: Cadman GmbH (Marketing), Hellmich Gruppe (Construction) & CarLoft
Description:

What would you expect to be more full of symbolism than a transformation of a venerable world war relict into a hideaway of new and modern life? The project PAPILLON is a metamorphose of a bunker complex to a stunning icon of architecture, filled with every ingenuity you could think of. With its urban location, close proximity to the Rhine and the Vodafone campus in Dusseldorf, it unites historical object details with intelligent ground plans and highly respects sustainability by using major futuristic techniques. The car elevators - with their focus on comfort and security - complete this exceptional project.

BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Bâtiment Home
City: Paris
Country: France
Developer: Bouygues Immobilier
Architect: Hamonic+Masson & Associés (Lead Architect), Comte&Vollenweider (Associate Architect)
Description:

“Home” is the first residential high rise building constructed in Paris since the 1970’s. Its unique urban form, distinct morphology and architectural style are emblematic of the transition from a horizontal city to a vertical one with a dynamic and rich skyline. “Home” has an ambitious programme of 188 homes, which combine apartments for purchase and social housing at a 50/50 ratio. This required a tactful design approach, above all diversity towards typology. It responded to the search for individual identity and differentiation by creating 90 varying typologies within this collective. “Home” offers inhabitants a quality of life. Generous sized balconies spiral upwards catching the light at every angle, adding to the allure of this tiered tower and creating intermediate spaces, meaning residents feel both ‘at home’ and ‘in the open’. Finally, “Home” links two territories: the centre of Paris and Grand Paris. It is a symbol of the fantastic opportunities that await this city.

Hansaterrassen
City: Hamburg
Country: Germany
Developer: Hamburg Team Gesellschaft für Projektentwicklung mbH
Architect: blauraum
Other: WES GmbH LandschaftsArchitektur
Description:

Hansaterrassen is part of a city development project in Hamburg. It is the first impulse in implementing more apartments within a mostly industrial quarter. Six free-standing blocks were built next to small canals. The open structure of the blocks and their special shifting allow every resident a view to the water from their apartments. The facade is characterized by its different use of material and colour. Small, glass tiles complement with fine plastering. All balconies and railings have a golden ornamental QR-code-perforation. This new white-golden quarter is, next to the brick-wall-context, a new sign of a change within the district.

Katscha
City: Norrköping
Country: Sweden
Developer: Ivarsson Byggnads AB
Architect: Kai Wartiainen and Ingrid Reppen, arkitektur + development ab
Other: Norrköpings kommun (Public Authority)
Description:

Norrköping hosted a competition inviting architects to design a residential building in the heart of its old industrial centre. The plot provided quite a challenge with 6/7 situated in water located in an industrial landscape dating 400 years back. And to top it all off the architects had to match the splendour of the building opposite, the most beautiful industrial building in Sweden. The architects did an amazing job and the result is a gem to the owners as well as to the inhabitants of the town, proving that old and new can complement each other perfectly.

Le Toison d'Or
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Developer: ProWinko
Architect: UNStudio / Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Description:

The 9-storey mixed-use development provides 13,205 sqm of retail space, including a 9-metre high glass-enclosed Apple Store, and 16,928 sqm of high-end housing comprising 71 condominium units as well as 12 social housing units and a crèche. These residences are the first newly built residential units created along the Toison d’Or Avenue in over fifty years in uptown Brussels. The design of Le Toison d’Or aims at creating a link between the chaotic mix of mid and low-rise urban city blocks at a major retail and entertainment crossroad. The organic forms of the huge V-shaped portals along the façades form a linking element between the lower retail levels and the residential levels above. The overall architectural gesture is an contemporary reinterpretation of the Art Nouveau Style which made Brussels famous on the architectural scene.

BEST SHOPPING CENTRE
Aquis Plaza
City: Aachen
Country: Germany
Developer: ECE Projektmanagement in joint-venture with STRABAG Real Estate
Architect: ECE Architects
Other: Investor: KG Farmsen m.b.H. (ECE/Otto family, and other institutional and private investors) / Design Consultants: CallisonRTKL, London, UK
Description:

Aquis Plaza with its 38,000 sqm opened in autumn 2015. Located in the city center of Aachen it serves a catchment area in the border triangle between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands with 1.2 million inhabitants. This future oriented concept, with 33 apartments above the center, is a magnet for Aachen and uniquely combines living, working, shopping and leisure. The impressive architecture reflects the theme “water” and the history of Aachen as a “Thermal Bath”. One highlight is the seven meter-high shop facades. 130 shops and gastronomy concepts offer a fantastic shopping experience with diverse modern and innovative services.

LES DOCKS VILLAGE
City: MARSEILLE
Country: FRANCE
Developer: CONSTRUCTA URBAN SYSTEMS
Architect: 5+1 AA
Description:

The «Docks Village» in Marseille is the new lifestyle urban center developed by Constructa Urban Systems for a Fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. The rehabilitation of the ground floor of this historic and emblematic building built in 1857 provides light, transparency, striking decoration, hand-crafted materials, vegetation and colors around restaurants, bars, boutiques, community stores, with a mix of creators, artisans and brands. Reborn, festive and convivial, the ground floor of the “Docks” has come alive, with a new identity for this extraordinary place with 4 different and unexpected courtyards, inviting dialogue, refreshment, meetings, leisure and shopping.

Mall of Scandinavia
City: Stockholm
Country: Sweden
Developer: Unibail-Rodamco
Architect: Benoy, Bau, Wingårdhs
Other: Interior Design: Wingårdhs, Saguez and Partners
Description:

The largest retail development in Scandinavia, this landmark scheme comprises 101,048 sqm of retail, restaurant and leisure accommodation with integrated mixed-use components of offices, residential apartments and rooftop ‘Town Houses’. The stunning Mall of Scandinavia has been designed and constructed to the highest standards, ensuring a sustainable building. This pioneering project meets stringent quality and service criteria to enhance every step of the customer experience. The mixed-use components of this design allow this very large building to be easily embedded into the new Solna district; creating significant new public realm with active live, work and play credentials and a truly Scandinavian personality.

The Hub
City: Shanghai
Country: China
Developer: Shui On Land
Architect: P&T Group in collaboration with Ben Wood Studio Shanghai / CallisonRTKL (Retail Architect)
Other: CallisonRTKL (Interior Designer)
Description:

Shanghai’s 26-sqkm Hongqiao Transportation Hub is the world’s largest transit center. In its midst is CallisonRTKL’s design for The Hub, an urban oasis providing a provisional escape from the intersection of eight forms of transit that see the transfer of up to 1.1 million passengers daily. Travel can be hectic, and The Hub caters to guests seeking time and space to escape and relax. An urban garden with a variety of green spaces connects one functional area to another in a seamless fashion, helping to ease navigation and placing the guest at ease in a casual, fun environment.

BEST URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT
Crossrail Place
City: London
Country: England
Developer: Canary Wharf Group
Architect: Foster + Partners
Other: Engineer: Arup, Roof engineer: Wiehag
Description:

Crossrail Place is a distinctive seven-storey structure which will house the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station, as well as social and leisure facilities to complement this landmark UK business and residential district. Encased in a beautiful latticed timber roof, designed by Foster + Partners, the top storey houses a unique garden designed by landscape architects Gillespies which contains walkways, seating and an amphitheatre for free public use. The public can already visit Crossrail Place, at the levels above the platforms, which is now a major new leisure destination including a cinema, restaurants, retail and fitness facilities.

Groen Kwartier - former Military Hospital Antwerpen
City: Antwerpen
Country: Belgium
Developer: Matexi, Vanhaerents and Ag Vespa (city of Antwerpen)
Architect: Beel&Achtergael, 360 Architecten, Collectief Noord
Other: Piet Boon, Vincent van Duysen, Anversa
Description:

The ‘Groen Kwartier’ (Green Quarters) is the urban transformation of the former Military hospital of Antwerp. The neighbourhood development is a great example of landmark restauration in combination with 400 new build residential units (lofts, apartments, townhouses and integrated social housing), respecting valuable heritage and architectural harmony. The place making of the PPP project is the result of a long participation process with all private and public actors. The masterplan by Beel & Achtergael architects and Michel Devigne, transformed the area into a car-free public park (7ha). Restaurants , co-workingspaces, hotel and small convenience shops create a lively new neighborhood where both inhabitants and the city of Antwerp are proud of.

LES RIVES DE LA HAUTE DEULE
City: LILLE
Country: FRANCE
Developer: SORELI
Architect: JEAN-PIERRE PRANLAS-DESCOURS
Other: ANNE-SYLVIE BRUEL, landscape architect
Description:

The “Rives de la Haute Deûle” is an ambitious urban planning project based on a strategy of past industrial wastelands reconquest through the rehabilitation of a 100 hectare area (including industrial plants) and the development of an economic hub, “Euratechnologies” dedicated to ICT. Today recognized as one of the five centers of excellence in the European Metropole of Lille, the project is the concrete expression of political drive in order to achieve greater territorial balance within the metropolitan area. The master plan creates large openings towards the Deûle canal that borders the area and brings out the area’s industrial heritage, buildings and waterways’ qualities. The development of an initial 25 hectare section has begun in 2004. To this day, 720 housings and 70 000 m² of service industry floor area have been delivered or engaged and already form a complete sustainable district.

SHIMOKITAZAWA Project
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
Developer: Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd (master plan)
Description:

The project genesis evolves from alleviating traffic congestion by undergrounding the rail line and eliminating level crossings, making it possible to reconnect the city and its people. The land where tracks once existed is opened for high quality commercial facilities and residences linked by a brand new pedestrian street co-existent with greenery. This integrated urban regeneration resolves a number of problems, making the quarter more attractive, resilient and connected to its unique surroundings.

BEST FUTURA PROJECT
Bee'ah Headquarters
City: Sharjah
Country: UAE
Developer: Bee’ah
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Description:

The new headquarters building for Bee’ah’s, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company, has been designed in response to the natural environment to ensure comfort for employees alongside minimising energy and resource consumption. Working with the extreme weather conditions of the Arabian Peninsula, the building provides the company with an administrative centre of sustainable construction of LEED Platinum Certification, with ultra-low carbon and minimal water consumption in construction. Designed as two dunes, informed by Shamal winds within the desert landscape, Bee’ah’s new headquarters will enable the company to manage and deliver further advancements in environmental services.

hoUSe
City: New Islington, Manchester
Country: UK
Developer: Urban Splash
Architect: ShedKM
Other: SIG
Description:

hoUSe is Urban Splash’s new residential concept which will revolutionise the UK’s attitudes to housing. The company has worked with Liverpool-based architects Shedkm to deliver an adaptable concept which will give customers a bespoke, architect designed home which they can configure as they want it.

ICI Plants & Headquarters
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Developer: APS Ambalaj Paketleme ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.
Architect: Iglo Architects
Description:

ICI, a pioneering carpet company, demanded for a plant and headquarters building in one of the main industrial zones of İstanbul. The building is seperated into two blocks for offices and production facilities with a courtyard, planned as the entrance hall and a junction point of all circulation. Offices are placed on the ground floor parallel to the road, having an angle with the production hall. On the upper floors of office block there are seminar halls, cafeteria, an executive carpet showroom, a roof garden and the executive offices. The building is a candidate for the Gold LEED Certificate.

Paradis Express
City: Liège
Country: Belgium
Developer: Fedimmo (subsidiary of Befimmo)
Architect: association A2M – Jaspers-Eyers Architects - BAG
Other: Bureau Lemaire (Structural engineering), TPF engineering (Technics), D2S (Acoustics), Heinz Winters Atelier Paysage (Landscape), Duchêne + Galère + Interbuild (Contractor), Bureau HSP
Description:

Outstanding project from Fedimmo, the ‘Paradis Express’ creates a completely new approach to a participative conception in partnership with professional experts and public authorities. By creating a new piece of a changing city, including public amenities, shops, offices, and 160 apartments, this new eco-neighbourhood will revitalize the centre of the town, linking the trainstation to the border of the Meuse river. The project offers an innovative view of sustainable design, creating synergies between the buildings and their ecological environment, applying simple techniques to achieve nearly zero energy building, linking multigenerational activities, and opening new green spaces to the public.

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DUO-PARIS: Taking urban sensations to new heights
City: Paris
Country: France
Developer: Ivanhoé Cambridge
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Other: Project Manager : Hines
Description:

Duo will be a major and iconic addition to the Parisian skyline in 2020. The two towers - 39 and 27 floors - designed by Jean Nouvel (Pritzker price) for Ivanhoé Cambridge will be the first mixed-use building in France with offices, retail spaces, a four-star boutique hotel, restaurants, a skybar and an auditorium on 105,000 sqm. Duo will be environmentally friendly, with the most recent HQE/LEED certifications, and user-friendly, with the first WELL® label in France for a building this size, thus offering unrivalled experience and comfort through innovative services accessible 24/7 from a multi-device application. Featuring an appealing architecture reinventing Parisian classicism with a modern twist, Duo will nest in a dynamic and lively neighbourhood easily accessible by public transportation.

FICO - Eataly World
City: Bologna
Country: Italy
Developer: Prelios Integra S.p.A.
Architect: Arch. Thomas Bartoli
Description:

FICO Eatalyworld is a permanent exhibition of the Italian agriculture and food excellence, implemented on a surface of 80,000 sqm close to the town of Bologna, by the real estate fund “PAI – Parchi Agroalimentari Italiani”, established and managed by Prelios SGR, with the collaboration of local institutions and leading national and international players, like CAAB “Centro Agroalimentare di Bologna” (the “Agricultural and Food Centre of Bologna”), Eataly and the Municipality of Bologna. FICO Eatalyworld will be a point of reference for the dissemination of knowledge and information on the Italian agro-food products through the reconstruction of their production pipelines.

Istanbul Grand Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Developer: IGA
Architect: Scott Brownrigg, Grimshaw, Nordic, Haptic
Other: Delivery Architects: Fonksiyon (Central Processor and the External Envelop), TAM/Kiklop (Piers)
Description:

The terminal building at Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), when complete, will be the largest single terminal in the world with an initial capacity of 90 million passengers per year. Phase 1 includes the terminal, interior design, wayfinding and three runways. Further phases will increase capacity to 180 million passengers. As the Lead Designer, Scott Brownrigg has revisited the concept design originally prepared by Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic, refining and developing it to suit the evolving requirements of the client including architectural planning, aesthetics, operational issues and buildability. Delivery architects: Fonksiyon (Central Processor and the External Envelop) and TAM/Kiklop (Piers).

New Kiruna
City: Kiruna
Country: Sweden
Developer: Kiruna Municipality
Architect: White Arkitekter, Ghilardi + Hellsten Arkitekter
Description:

White is working with the 18,200 people from the mining city of Kiruna to face one of their biggest challenges: relocating their entire city two miles east to escape erosion caused by decades of iron ore extraction. The ambition is to improve the quality of life and the city’s environmental footprint – all without losing its identity. Ongoing dialogue with residents has informed the evolution of the masterplan with a vision to create a sustainable city with more opportunities to socialise, greater access to outdoor pursuits and a more attractive cultural offer to appeal to younger residents, women and families.

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