Discover the MIPIM Awards 2021 Finalists!
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The MIPIM Awards 2021 judges shortlisted 50 finalists representing the most outstanding projects of the real estate industry in the world, and celebrating ground-breaking innovation, architecture, environmental qualities, integration and impact on the community. This year, the jury also looked at how projects faced the consequences of the pandemic on the way people live, work, shop and entertain themselves today.

The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 8 September, 2021.

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BEST CULTURAL & SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE

Cyprus International University Masterplan

Location

Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

Developer: Levent Group

Architect: Arup

Short presentation of your project

Cyprus International University (CIU) is growing — both in size and in aspiration. Located near the country’s capital, Nicosia, the university has ambitious plans to increase its students from 17,000 to 24,000 by 2022. Arup was invited to develop a masterplan to guide and deliver its growth plans, considering its future academic and social needs. Arup has worked with the client since 2017, first developing a vision, then advising on its implementation.

Olympic Complex Rezekne

Location

Rezekne, Latvia

Developer: Rezekne City Council

Architect: REM PRO Ltd

Other: FORMA Ltd

Short presentation of your project

The Sports Complex Rezekne is unique, not only in Rezekne, but in the whole Latgale region of Latvia. The goals of the project include: improving the level of sports, culture and health of the citizens and visitors to the town; motivating people to aspire to an active lifestyle; and to be the most popular and advanced centre for sports competitions, training, recreation and cultural events. Within the last six years a high-quality modern training base has been created for the preparation of national and international athletes for local, regional and world championships.

United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Developer: United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Design Architect, Anderson Mason Dale Architects (Architect of Record)

Other: Gallagher & Associates (Exhibition Designers), Barrie Projects (Museum & Content Development), KL&A in collaboration with Arup (Structural Engineer), Kiowa Engineering Corporation (Civil Engineer), Jensen Hughes (Fire Engineering), The Ballard Group (Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer), ME Engineers (Electrical Engineer), Arup (Acoustics, Audio/ Visual, Theater), Ileana Rodriguez (Accessibility), Tillotson Design Associates (Lighting), NES, Inc. in collaboration with Hargreaves Jones (Landscape Architects), Advanced Consulting Engineers (Code), Iros Elevators Design Services (Vertical Circulation), Dharam Consulting (Cost Estimating), Iconergy (Energy Modeling), Heitmann & Associates (Exterior Envelope Consultant), MG McGrath (Facade Fabrication), GE Johnson (Construction Manager and General Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

The USOPM in Colorado Springs features 20,000 sq ft of galleries, a state-of-the-art theatre, event space and a café. Inspired by the energy and grace of Team USA athletes and the organisation’s inclusive values, the building’s dynamic spiraling form ensures that from entrance to exit, all visitors with or without disabilities can tour the facility together in a shared experience. From the earliest stages of design, the team consulted Team USA athletes, including paralympic athletes and people with disabilities, to ensure the most authentic and inclusive experience. Today, the USOPM is considered one of the most accessible museums in the world.

Yacht Park & Marina Yacht Park

Location

Gdynia, Poland

Developer: Polski Holding Nieruchomości S.A.

Architect: Arch Deco

Other: DORACO (General Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

This development — unique in Poland and Europe — is situated in beautiful scenery overlooking the marina and mooring yachts. Yacht Park is a luxurious residential complex which, alongside a sophisticated modern marina for 120 yachts, features a promenade with boutiques and restaurants, combining to make a great lifestyle location. Yacht Park changed the cityscape, becoming the new face of Gdynia, with a focus on high quality and precision in every design detail. Yacht Park offers 135 apartments situated in six five-storey buildings.

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BEST HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT

MontLégia general hospital

Location

Liège, Belgium

Developer: Le Groupe santé CHC

Architect: ASSAR ARCHITECTS / ARTAU ARCHITECTURES

Other: GREISCH (Structural Engineers), TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING (Building services)

Short presentation of your project

The Clinique CHC MontLégia is a general hospital with 764 inpatient beds and 155 outpatient spaces. The hospital had two key priorities that shaped the way the new site would be organised: distinguish the mother and child department from general hospital services, and make sure that hospital care is side-by-side with the medical-technical departments. The masterplan for the site also provides an opportunity to develop a business park connected to healthcare – which is already under progress – and to create an eco-village comprising a completed 135-room home for seniors and more than 350 housing units which are still to be developed.

Tallmon

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Developer: Älvkarleby Municipality

Architect: Sweco

Other: WSP

Short presentation of your project

In the small city of Skutskär, beautifully situated on the Swedish east coast, the municipality made an important decision to improve the care of the elderly, starting with the built environment. A nursing home was designed which comprises 127 apartments grouped in 10-room units that share a kitchen and living room. There is a common reception, a main square and café, as well as a professional kitchen. The interiors and exteriors are designed in close relation, with different beautiful views of the landscape visible from various indoor locations and easy accessibility to a balcony or to the circular yard.

The North Wing, Rigshospitalet

Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Developer: Rigshospitalet, Region Hovedstaden

Architect: Link Arkitektur and 3XN

Other: Sweco, Kristine Jensen Tegnestue, Nickl & Partner

Short presentation of your project

The new 65,000 sq m North Wing is the latest extension to Copenhagen’s largest and most highly specialised hospital, Rigshospitalet. The guiding principles of the design are patient wellbeing and healing, the needs of healthcare professionals and future adaptability of the hospital functions. The North Wing aims to encourage the recovery of each patient, while optimising the efficiency and functionality of the hospital staff. The wing is spread out over seven floors and offers a total of 209 patient rooms (196 are private rooms with bathrooms), 33 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging functions and research spaces.

Voronovskoe Infectious Diseases Hospital, Moscow

Location

Moscow, Russia

Developer: Moscow Department of Construction, Development of Social Infrastructure (Independent non-commercial organization), Mosinzhproekt JSC

Architect: Mosinzhproekt JSC

Other: DSK No. 1 JSC, Merkuriy LLC, PSF STALKON LLC, GK PIK PJSC, KhK GVSU Tsentr JSC, Mospromstroy PJSC, MSU-1 JSC, IBT LLC, DoorKhan LLC, MISK JSC, Gera LLC, PSF KROST LLC, Mosgaz JSC, Mosvodokanal JSC, OEK PJSC, MOESK, Rostelecom PJSC, Mostotrest PJSC and others

Short presentation of your project

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, this new infectious disease hospital — equipped according to international standards — was built in just 37 days оn a 40-ha field. The construction site employed 11,000 people who built – from pre-fabricated but durable structures – more than 50 buildings with a total area of more than 90,000 sq m, including medical treatment units, intensive-care units, 14 staff hostels and outbuildings. The hospital has capacity for 900 patients and each bed can be transformed into an intensive care unit in 24 hours. The Infectious Disease Hospital can provide any type of medical care.

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BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT

Club Med La Rosière

Location

La Rosière, France

Developer: Club Med

Architect: Plexus

Other: JMV Jean-Marc Villot (Interior Designer)

Short presentation of your project

The latest project of the group Club Med La Rosière – French Alps, is a symbol of the resilience of Club Med in the face of a crisis like Covid-19. The project, delivered on time and budget in November 2020, despite the restrictions, was scheduled to receive its first clients in June 2021. The ski-in ski-out resort is perched at 1,900 metres on the Balcony of La Tarentaise and is designed as a chic and intimate Savoyan experience, featuring 398 rooms, two restaurants and several bars, indoor and outdoor pools and a 650 sq m branded spa.

Hoshino KASUKE Tiantai

Location

Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Developer: Greentown Group

Architect: GOA (Group of Architects)

Short presentation of your project

Enjoying a superior geographical location and beautiful natural landscape, this project is envisioned to create a simple and tranquil living environment in this mountain landscape by incorporating the profound cultural heritage of the Tiantai Mountain — the origin of the Buddhist Tiantai Sect — into its design.

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu - by IHG Hotels & Resorts

Location

Lyon, France

Developer: IHG Hotels & Resorts, Generim/Eiffage

Architect: Jean-Philippe Nuel & RLA, Didier Repellin Architecte du Patrimoine

Other: Crédit Agricole – Predica (Owner)

Short presentation of your project

A hospital for 800 years, InterContinental Lyon-Hôtel Dieu opened in June 2019 following the largest private renovation of a listed historic monument in France. Nestled in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Lyon, and the home of the former Grand Hôtel-Dieu, the stunning property is a contemporary haven with sustainability at its core. No visitor will forget its breathtaking, 32-metre high Grand Dôme, designed by Jacques-Germain Soufflot. Originally housing a chapel, its restoration involved 800 craftspeople and the creation of 150 jobs for locals whose revered work led to the creation of the renowned Le Dôme Bar.

Kyoto Higashiyama project (Sanso Kyoyamato -Park Hyatt Kyoto)

Location

Kyoto, Japan

Developer: TAKENAKA CORPORATION

Architect: TAKENAKA CORPORATION

Other: Tony Chi (Interior Designer), Yasuo Kitayama (Landscape Architect)

Short presentation of your project

The planned site is a scenic spot with one thousand years of history, commanding a view of the city of Kyoto, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides. Based on the charm of this historic place, the aim was to preserve and utilise the existing buildings and gardens of Sanso Kyoyamato and combine them with the refined international culture of Park Hyatt, to generate a new and intimate experience that incorporates accumulated traditions and to create a scenery that deepens with time for an experience specific to this location.

Villa Copenhagen

Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Developer: Strawberry A/S

Architect: Arkitekterna Krook och Tjäder AB

Other: Kullegaard A/S (Local Architect), Goddaard Littlefair (UK, Interior Architect), Universal Design Studio (UK, Interior Architect), Shamballa jewels (DK+RU, Interior Architect), Earth Studio (DK, Interior Architect), HENT A/S (Construction)

Short presentation of your project

Carrying on the history of the Central Post & Telegraph Head Office dating back to 1912, this project is a new addition to the social scene in the Danish capital. It is a grand transformation of the large, unused federal building into an experience best described as “conscious luxury”, welcoming locals and visitors as well as conference guests and gourmets. With its social spaces, the Villa revitalises a part of the city, which for a long time has been quiet and run down. Villa Copenhagen honours the ethos of the old charm of Europe expressed in architectural heritage coupled with conscious luxury and the theme of happiness.

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BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT

Integral

Location

Guilin, China

Developer: Esquel Group

Architect: Ronald Lu & Partners

Other: Ray Chen + Partners Architects (Design Architect for Office Clusters), P Landscape Co., Ltd. (Landscape Architect), Tianjin Zhongtian Architecture Design Institute (Structural & Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer (Factory), Guilin Institute of Architectural Design and Research (Structural & MEP Engineer for Dining and Office Clusters)

Short presentation of your project

Inspired by the unique landscape of Guilin, a global textiles company has dedicated itself to changing the traditional image of the industry by fusing advanced technology with conservation elements and human-focused architecture. Located in a scenic natural area, Integral is a place where people, technology, manufacturing and nature co-exist in harmony. Balancing sustainability with the principles of a Chinese garden, the site is home to a state-of-the-art garment production facility, an exhibition zone showcasing the technological evolution of the textile industry, an education centre, picturesque dining facilities for staff and a botanical garden where natural-dye crops are planted.

P4 - Pole Paris Pantin Pré-Saint-Gervais

Location

Paris, France

Developer: Sogaris

Architect: Syvil

Short presentation of your project

Sogaris has developed P4, a pioneering model of a small and tailor-made logistics asset, dedicated to green last-mile deliveries. Redeveloping an urban wasteland under the Parisien ring-road, between Pantin and Paris, this less than 800 sq m, temperature-controlled site has been developed according to a removable and reusable design philosophy. Just like logistics hotels, such as Chapelle International, P4 belongs to this new generation of real estate projects intended to reintegrate logistics into the city, thanks to their high architectural and environmental qualities. The P4 site provides for 681 sq m urban logistics and 117 sq m dedicated to local retail.

Prologis Waalwijk DC3

Location

Waalwijk, The Netherlands

Developer: Prologis BV

Architect: Johan de Vries

Short presentation of your project

In May 2020, Prologis delivered a partly built-to-suit, partly speculative distribution centre (unit A and B) of approximately 26,000 sq m for Tarkett in The Netherlands. This circular project was extra special because of the speed in which it was developed. The Prologis Park Waalwijk DC3 project was initiated in April 2019 as merely a sketch drawing and was delivered at the beginning of May 2020. BREEAM, WELL and Circular standards were implemented inside and out.

The Dutch Vault

Location

Houten, The Netherlands

Developer: Heylen Warehouses

Architect: wilma wastiau

Short presentation of your project

The new production facility for the Royal Dutch Mint in Houten is a secured, concrete bunker building — but inside, the magic happens. Coins from various countries are minted in a streamlined production process, integrating the logistics of raw materials to the storage of finished product, all under one roof. The offices are concealed within the bunker on the first floor and situated around an elevated interior courtyard, which provides the work floor with an abundance of natural daylight. A glazed interior facade between warehouse and office enhances the visual connection between administration and production.

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

Elektrownia Powiśle

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Developer: White Star Real Estate

Investor: Tristan Capital Partners and White Star Real Estate

Architect: APA Wojciechowski, Belotto Design and VSF-Creative

Short presentation of your project

Elektrownia Powiśle is a unique mixed-use project that comprises a leisuretainment retail centre, three office buildings, apartments and a hotel. The revitalised pre-war power plant has been restored to create a unique retail space, surrounded by greenery and open public piazzas. The Elektrownia Powiśle retail offer includes well known international brands (Urban Outfitters, American Vintage, Weekday, COS), best-in-class local brands, Polish designers, pop-up and concept stores. With over 20 culinary concepts including a Food Hall and restaurants, Elektrownia takes Warsaw’s culinary offer to a higher level. The Beauty Hall is the first of its kind in Poland, providing over 300 beauty treatments.

KII

Location

Düsseldorf, Germany

Developer: CENTRUM Gruppe / B&L Gruppe in cooperation with ingenhoven architects

Architect: ingenhoven architects, Christoph Ingenhoven

Other: Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (scientific support)

Short presentation of your project

The future-oriented architecture of the KII not only shapes the new Düsseldorf city centre, it uniquely reinterprets modern, mixed-use commercial buildings. KII is an exclusive, climate-friendly and sustainable commercial and office building ensemble and combines 24,000 sq m of prestigious retail and gastronomy spaces, 6,000 sq m of office space as well as infrastructure facilities with 668 parking spaces. First-class space design and luxurious construction quality offer leading international brands optimum conditions for the erection of flagship stores. Innovative office concepts can be implemented here. An architectonic highlight is Europe’s largest green facade — a fine example of a city’s response to climate change.

Lahofer Winery

Location

Dobšice, Czech Republic

Developer: Lahofer

Architect: Chybik + Kristof

Short presentation of your project

The winery is situated in the scenic South Moravian countryside, which is scattered with vineyards. The structural scheme is based on the width of the row of grapevines and comprises a wine tasting room and vineyard, featuring an archetypal arched room, reflecting those found in traditional regional wine cellars. The wine making is concentrated in two horizontal buildings that give the impression of being lightweight in relation to the countryside.

WITH HARAJUKU

Location

Tokyo, Japan

Developer: NTT Urban Development

Architect: TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Other: Xavier Veilhan (Artist, Art Work), SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE (Lighting Design), HIROMURA DESIGN OFFICE (Graphic Design)

Short presentation of your project

Harajuku is a multi-purpose facility facing one of the holiest forests in Tokyo and the Harajuku area, which is known for its Japanese street culture. With the declining birth rate in Japan, some of the youth-focused areas are showing signs of decline. After 30 years of in-depth managing of this neighbourhood, the new public passage and terraces connect seamlessly with various unique peripheral areas, dramatically improving interaction with the local community, inspiring a creative lifestyle and regenerating an urban green belt.

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BEST OFFICE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

22 Bishopsgate

Location

London, United Kingdom

Developer: AXA IM Alts & Lipton Rogers Developments

Architect: PLP Architecture

Other: Multiplex (Main Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

22 Bishopsgate is Europe’s first vertical village. AXA IM - Real Assets, with Lipton Rogers and architects PLP Architecture, set out to achieve a people-first approach to designing a building that enhances daily working lives. The UK’s first shell and core building registered under the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard, it is rated WiredScore Platinum for wired infrastructure, resilience and wireless networking, accredited with an EPC A Rating and was awarded BREEAM Excellent for sustainability. Accommodating 12,000 occupiers and visitors, plus 129,000 sq m of office and amenity space, 22 Bishopsgate now sets the standard for office development.

CAMPUS ORANGE LYON

Location

Lyon, France

Developer: PITCH PROMOTION

Architect: HUBERT GODET ARCHITECTES + HARDEL LE BIHAN ARCHITECTES

Other: Builders & Partners (Construction Manager & Coordinator), R.B.S (structure), Arcora (facades), Tem Partners (MEP), Iliade (Construction Economist, sustainability), Bassinet Turquin (Landscaper), Apave (building inspection office) / Vicarini (Lighting Designer) / Eiffage Construction (construction company for the structural and envelop works), Vinci Energie (company for the electrical works), Spie Patricola (company for the ventilation, heating and plumbing works)

Short presentation of your project

In July 2020, Pitch Promotion delivered the Campus Orange Lyon, an emblematic regional headquarters for the French telecommunication company Orange, in the heart of the Part-Dieu business district. This operation has been carried out on an occupied site with the existing telephone exchange in operation 24/7. With a total surface area of 26,000 sq m, the two ‘origami’ volumes project has been designed with a focus on urban coherence and enhancement of the surrounding planting. The flexible workspaces with vast terraces and green roofs match the new working practice and will accommodate over 3,000 employees.

Le Monde Group headquarters

Location

Paris, France

Developer: REDMAN, Le Monde Group (Owner)

Architect: Snøhetta (Norway) / SRA Architectes (France)

Constructors: EIFFAGE METAL / GOYER / EIFFAGE GENIE CIVIL / GLAUSER / ETANDEX /MULTISPE / VALLEE /MONTICO / JCMRS / ETMB / DECOR ISOLATION / GAMMA / LEFORT FRANCHETEAU / SANTERNE SNEF / APILOG / AXIMA / SOLSTYCE / SCHINDLER / INEO / EJL / FRACIM / MARCEL VILETTE / PATRICK JEAN PEINTURE / PREVOTAT / FIGUERAS

Other: Cicad, Archimage, Sahuc & Katchoura, BOA, Khephren, Arcora, Barbanel, P2i, LASA, Bureau Veritas

Short presentation of your project

This futuristic project for Le Monde Group, of nearly 23,000 sq m over 140 metres, is imagined as a bridge building, a technical performance with a complex load-bearing steel structure, whose total weight exceeds that of the Eiffel Tower. The idea of a bridge building reflects the fact that the site, a slab built above railways, can only support a maximum weight at both ends as its central part is not constructible. The architectural approach impresses with its curved structure that marries virtual sphere shapes and its spectacular pixelated façade, which offers a perfect mix of privacy, brightness and incredible views.

The Biotope

Location

Lille, France

Developer: Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est/ Linkcity

Architect: Henning Larsen, KeurK Architecture

Short presentation of your project

The Biotope offers an office environment uniquely entwined with the natural environment for the municipal offices of Lille. The design transforms the typical office project into a unique, circular environment that supports people, animals and local nature. Located on a bustling, yet constrained, site without the possibility of an extensive ground-level park, the design has instead made green space an integrated, vertical experience. Conceived as a ripple made of glass, light and vegetation, The Biotope leans on these three core elements to deliver a workplace where abundant daylight, fresh air and nature contribute to the wellbeing of municipal employees.

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BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING

7 Madrid

Location

Paris, France

Developer: Gecina

Architect: Dubuisson Architecture

Other: Oasiis

Short presentation of your project

7 Madrid is a success, from its innovative acquisition process to its ambitious transformation and early pre-letting to WeWork. This former 19th century Jesuit college has metamorphosed into a vibrant and central workplace that inspires a return to the office by focusing on end-users’ needs, with new services and spaces that promote collective intelligence and wellbeing; adopting an environmentally-responsible approach, with 1,000 sq m of green spaces, eco-materials and renewable energy production; and reconnecting to the city through its open architecture, illustrated by its magnificent rooftop glass atrium. The mission is to empower shared human experiences at the heart of sustainable spaces.

87 Richelieu

Location

Paris, France

Developer: Altarea Entreprise

Architect: Wilmotte et Associés Architectes

Short presentation of your project

87 Richelieu is the home of Altarea Group’s 1,300 Ile-de-France employees. This new headquarters is an expression of the Group’s identity, embodying the company’s manifesto, know-how and vision of the city, where people are at the heart of the urban landscape. Over four years, the 30,000 sq m building was restructured entirely in accordance with the highest standards, using an approach more environment-friendly than a conventional demolition-reconstruction project. The project — designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte — enhanced the location by adapting it to modern standards and lifestyles, bringing light, warmth and openness to the city.

Beloit Powerhouse

Location

Beloit, Wisconsin, United States

Developer: Beloit College

Architect: Studio Gang

Short presentation of your project

Looking to enhance the student experience and help revitalise the local riverfront, Beloit College partnered with Studio Gang to reinvent a former coal-burning power plant as a student union centred on recreation and wellness. The design retains architectural features and industrial equipment from the original structures, while incorporating new sustainable practices and lively gathering spaces that encourage students to mix with each other and the larger Beloit community.

Gare Maritime

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Developer: Extensa Group NV

Architect: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten (Rotterdam, NL), Bureau Bouwtechniek (Brussels, BE)

Other: Engineering offices Ney & Partners (Brussels, BE), Boydens engineering (Brussels, BE), Vibrations Engineering & Acoustics Consulting – Venac (Brussels, BE), Fire Protection Consultants – FPC (Antwerp, BE) I General contractor MBG (Antwerp, BE)

Short presentation of your project

The Gare Maritime, within the Tour & Taxis site, was historically part of one of the biggest logistical multimodal platforms, and itself one of the largest covered goods train stations in the world. It has been redeveloped to become a permanent exchange platform in Brussels for creative people to experience year-round. This covered neighbourhood is a model of sustainability and circular construction, with 12 office and retail pavilions made from responsibly sourced wood developed around an extensive open, but covered, central space enabling events, markets, concerts, a Food Hall and much more. The Gare Maritime is like a covered city.

The Northern River Terminal of Moscow

Location

Moscow, Russia

Developer: The Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow, LLC Engineering Geology of Historical Territories (General Design Contractor), LLC GeoSphere (General Contractor for emergency works), LLC Artstroitechnology (General Contractor for restoration works)

Architect: Belyaev Konstantin

Short presentation of your project

The Northern River Terminal has undergone renovation aimed at reviving the historical services of the river terminal as a transportation infrastructure and a place of mass attraction. It is a unique historical piece of architecture of regional significance, constructed in Stalin Empire style. During the renovation it was possible to preserve most of the original elements of the building and interior details and the missing parts were overhauled according to historic traditions. The park and the river palace form an integral architectural, historical and cultural complex. Seventeen riverside wharfs have been reconstructed and open for servicing river transport.

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BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

BaseCamp Lyngby

Location

Kogens Lyngby, Denmark

Developer: BaseCamp Student

Architect: Lars Gitz Architects, Kragh & Berglund (Landscape Designer)

Other: Studio Aisslinger (Interior Designer)

Short presentation of your project

BaseCamp Lyngby is a socially interacting super structure that functions as a sustainable shared living community for 900 students, PhD students and senior citizens. The organic structure is inspired by the surrounding green area and a desire to bring people closer to nature, motivating them to interact with it and with one another. It is a social organism designed to be a catalyst for bringing people of all ages together for social interaction, as well as quiet immersion. Unexpected and surprising elements and views of the landscape incorporate poetry and spirituality into the architecture.

Charlie Living

Location

Berlin, Germany

Developer: Trockland Management GmbH

Architect: GRAFT GmbH

Other: MAN MADE LAND Berlin Germany (Landscape Architect), RUST Architects Tel Aviv Israel (Interior Designer of community spaces)

Short presentation of your project

Charlie Living is a new residential complex, a highly liveable dwelling close to Checkpoint Charlie, one of the most historically significant areas of Berlin. The open ensemble of four new buildings fills one of the last open lots of the former Berlin Wall strip in the city centre. Three eight-storey main buildings and a cluster of townhouses situated within the inner block, are modelled polygonally and freely connected to each other by means of a green internal courtyard, which forms an oasis for its tenants and the neighbourhood and provides pedestrians with a short-cut through its block-like structure.

HOFT - House of the Flying Trees

Location

Riga, Latvia

Developer: R.Evolution 21

Architect: Design office “Kroks”

Other: Design office “OpenAD”

Short presentation of your project

House of the Flying Trees (HOFT) is named in honour of 39 bonsai trees, integrated directly into the facade. The project combines the presence of nature in the city centre, a respectful attitude towards historical heritage and modern architectural shape, consisting of two construction volumes — historic and new-built. The project included careful restoration of the facade and original interior elements of the historic building; construction of two additional floors above the historic volume; construction of a new seven-storey building; landscaping in accordance with the flying gardens’ philosophy; and interior design with a combination of original elements and modern art.

Jackson Apartments

Location

Seattle, United States

Developer: Vulcan Inc.

Architect: Runberg Architecture Group

Other: Exxel Pacific (General Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Central Area, Jackson Apartments is a vibrant residential community that pays homage to the neighbourhood’s rich cultural heritage. Formerly a sprawling paved parking lot with multiple worn concrete buildings, the site has been transformed into a 532-unit sustainable mixed-income apartment complex providing a wide array of amenities. The project features 4,180 sq m of retail, including a grocery store and a pavilion with three micro kiosks for small businesses; extensive artwork by local artists; more than 4,000 sq m of public plazas and landscaped open space; and a 500-stall subterranean parking garage.

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BEST SHOPPING CENTRE

Adana Town Center

Project city

Adana, Turkey

Developer: Esas Gayrimenkel

Architect: JERDE

Short presentation of your project

The Adana Town Center is an integrated retailtainment project combining a series of dynamic spaces that offer a variety of experiences, resulting in a truly unique destination. With a concept design that was created with the community in mind, Adana Town Center is more than a shopping mall, it’s a refreshing new village area for locals and visitors. Bringing such a space to life calls for maximum flexibility and adaptability, which was achieved by creating a multitude of spaces for events and attractions. These public venues will allow the project to continuously evolve and add value over time.

BEO Shopping Center

Project city

Belgrade, Serbia

Developer: MPC Properties, Atterbury Group

Architect: Chapman Taylor (Architect) and TT Design (Interior Design Architect)

Short presentation of your project

BEO Shopping Center stands out with its innovative state-of-the-art architectural concept following the latest retail trends — with more open surfaces, wide corridors, plenty of natural light and greenery. BEO has spacious rest areas, a unique food court with two terraces, modern restaurants, a multiplex cinema with eight high-tech screening rooms and a safe and protected children’s playground. The Center, which opened on June 25, 2020, covers an area of over 130,000 sq m and its offer comprises of more than 130 global brands.

ICONSIAM

Project city

Bangkok, Thailand

Developer: ICONSIAM Company Limited

Architect: Urban Architect

Short presentation of your project

Iconsiam is a spectacular global landmark located in Bangkok, alongside the Chao Phraya River. It includes two of the world’s most glamorous retail complexes as well as two luxury waterfront residential condominium buildings. Iconsiam is a prosperous city that brings together the best that Thailand has to offer with the best of the world, and projects Thainess onto a global stage. It has given a new twist to a great destination with the concept of Creating Shared Value and Co-Creation, being brought to life on a scale that has never existed before anywhere else in the world.

Zijing Paradise Walk

Project city

Hangzhou, China

Developer: Longfor Properties Co. Ltd

Architect: LWK + PARTNERS (Ferdinand Cheung)

Short presentation of your project

With core themes of culture and wellness, Zijing Paradise Walk serves as a community retail mall for residents of the ZIjinggang (San Dun) area in Hangzhou. The overall design captured the key essence of ancient Hangzhou’s Hui-style architecture, embodying a sense of simplicity, elegance and preserved heritage. The shaved roofs mimic iconic Hui-style rooflines, and shifting volumes corresponding to break-out spaces and entrances are full of subtle associations with traditional Hangzhou villages.

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BEST URBAN PROJECT

Changi Airport Connector

Location

Singapore, Singapore

Developer: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Architect: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Short presentation of your project

The Changi Airport Connector is a cycling and jogging path that connects Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport with nearby residential precincts and the city centre. Previously linked only by freeways, residents can now enjoy a new recreational destination, while staff can make healthier commutes to work. The development comprises three components: Hub & Spoke, a pit-stop facility housing amenities including a cafe, bicycle rental and garden showers; a 3.5 km path lined with views of the runways and various outdoor gardens; and Changi Jurassic Mile, a 1 km experiential segment with life-sized dinosaur installations complete with audio-visual effects to enthral visitors.

MIYASHITA PARK

Location

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Developer: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Architect: TAKENAKA CORPORATION & NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Short presentation of your project

In Japanese cities urban development is dense, and so public facilities and amenities have evolved whereby multiple functions occupy the same land. This dense development culture also means that open spaces, including parks, are treasured. In recent times public spaces have become commercial spaces and commercial spaces have become public spaces. This fusion of parks, commerce and hotels has created a new synthesis of relaxation and activity that people have really come to desire. Miyashita Park is a project that raises issues from both the public and the commercial sides about the ideal state of public space.

Newcastle Intelligent City of Longevity: Home to The Catalyst

Location

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Owner: UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA)

Developer: Turner and Townsend (Project Manager), Bowmer and Kirkland (Constructers)

Architect: GSS Architecture

Short presentation of your project

Led from the Catalyst Building, home to the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing, on Newcastle Helix, this is a partnership with Newcastle City Council and NGI giving the city a strategic vocation and identity as the first Intelligent City of Longevity — embedded in the principle of “health is the new wealth”. This proactively empowers citizens to live healthier for longer and practically enables businesses, high streets and neighbourhoods to collectively make choices about the built environment which catalyses social inclusion, cross-generational sustainable living and wellbeing and drives urban regeneration and attracts inward investment for financial returns and economic recovery.

TRINITY

Location

Paris La Défense, France

Developer: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Architect: Cro&Co Architecture

Short presentation of your project

Located in the heart of Paris La Défense, Trinity is an ambitious urban project with strong environmental ambitions. It combines in a single project: a tunnel, a major urban development with new landscaped pedestrian connections and an avant-garde architectural high-rise office building. The transparent architecture reveals the vibrancy of its interior life. Built over a highway, Trinity is much more than an office tower, this 33-storey bridge-high-rise is also a link that reconnects the cities of Puteaux and Courbevoie. The 3,500 sq m landscaped public space, with more than 60 trees, transforms the neighbourhood and enhances the life quality of its inhabitants.

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Badaevsky

Location

Moscow, Russia

Developer: Capital Group

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Other: APEX project bureau

Short presentation of your project

Badaevskiy is a new icon of Moscow. According to the design plan, heritage buildings will be reconstructed, land will find new functionality and the area, including the embankment, will be improved. The ensemble will be expanded with a new building with a modern architectural concept: a column-supported building that will rise 35 metres above the ground. The residential real estate will include apartments and sky villas with panoramic views. The private infrastructure of this mixed-use complex will include a farmers’ market, cafés, a fitness centre, a children's centre, a spacious park and an underground parking garage.

International Sports and Culture Exchange Center

Location

Shenzhen, China

Developer: Shenzhen Bureau of Culture

Architect: Aedas

Short presentation of your project

International Sports Cultural Exchange Center is a community landmark building that integrates sports, culture and social interaction. The design divides the format into three parts: the main arena "IN space", the multifunctional space and the office. The vertical stacking strategy enables multiple functional formats to operate independently while staying connected through public spaces. A column-free space with a truss and hanging design promises flexibility of the building for future events. The Center serves to meet the diverse needs of citizens, provide 24/7 integrated development and establish itself as the core urban area in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

ROOTS

Location

Hamburg, Germany

Developer: Garbe Immobilien-Projekte GmbH

Architect: Störmer Murphy and Partners

Short presentation of your project

The Roots project is a 19-storey timber tower currently being built in Hamburg. At 65 metres tall, it will exceed Germany’s highest timber construction so far, by more than 30 metres. The project comprises 181 residential units, exhibition rooms and the administration of the Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung. It will be built with solid timber ceilings and load bearing walls throughout. Only the basement, the access cores and the tower’s first and second floors are planned as concrete structures. This construction method contributes to the reduction of the CO2 footprint, limits noise emissions during construction and creates a healthy indoor room climate.

Svart Hotel

Location

Moloy Comune, Norway

Developer: Miris AS

Architect: Ivaylo Lefterov (SVART Development Director), Jan Mathisen Gunner (CEO), Space Copenhagen (Interior Designer), Snohetta (phase 1 Concept Design Architects)

Short presentation of your project

Svart will be the world's first energy-positive hotel, located close to the Svartisen glacier, north of the Arctic Circle and it is a three-phase project. The design is low-impact, with its construction based on local materials to the furthest extent possible. Svart is subject to rigid sustainability criteria and is to become 100% self-sustainable and completely off-grid within five years — independent from the power grid, complete with its own waste management and recycling system. It is important to note that this will not compromise the fragile and pristine nature of the area.

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Bermondsey Masterplan

Location

London, United Kingdom

Developer: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Other: Arup (Landscape Architect), Cottrell and Vermeulen (School Architect), AKT II (Structural Engineer), WSP (Structural Engineer), TTP (Sustainability Consultant), Hilson Moran (MEP), Arup Infrastructure (MEP), WSP (Transport Consultant), Gerald Eve (Planning Consultant), Plomp (Visualiser)

Short presentation of your project

This project is a build-to-rent neighbourhood that meets local priorities for jobs and homes that will revitalise the area, encourage enterprise, and re-establish Bermondsey as a thriving economic hub delivering a lasting social and economic legacy. The striking contemporary design is infused with history and well-integrated with the wider area. The masterplan focuses on wellbeing, with excellent living conditions, a lively and varied public realm and shared outdoor amenity space that will foster stronger communities. The development is being built to stretching standards to meet the climate emergency, utilising retrofit and materials innovation to achieve net zero targets.

Bioma XP

Location

São Roque - São Paulo, Brazil

Developer: XP Investimentos

Architect: Studio MK27, Estudio Guto Requena

Short presentation of your project

With 3,000 employees working from anywhere, XP investment commissioned mk27 to reframe its headquarters after Covid-19. Instead of a crystal high-rise, mk27 offers a new Bioma. The 700,000 sq m park for pedestrian and new mobility solutions is designed to boost creativity, community experience and to serve as a new structure to its people. Prefab wooden marquises will provide shelter for this new lifestyle with flexible spaces that are expandable, replicable, sustainable and timeless. Gently inserted into the tree canopies, the system of four-storey slabs can host working, meeting, exercising, having fun and what ever else this new era brings.

Tourist and recreational cluster ‘Land of Forts’

Location

Kronshtadt, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Developer: CRT Group (Fee Developer)

Architect: Meganom (Museum), Gerasimov & Partners, Chuvashev & Partners (Landscape), Eggert Engineering (Structural Engineer), HyproGor (Planning)

Other: Autonomous Non-Profit Organization for the Development of Tourist and Recreational Cluster in Kronshtadt 'Land of Forts'

Short presentation of your project

Land of Forts is a tourist and recreational cluster being created in Kronshtadt. The project is intended to become an example of the complex territory development and a principal magnet for Russian tourists and foreign visitors. The project will involve an area of 150 ha, including a water area. There will be comfortable public spaces, including a well equipped embankment, a museum and park complex, and social, scientific, educational and residential facilities. The main highlights in the cluster concept are UNESCO World Heritage Sites — forts Kronshlot, Peter I and Emperor Alexander I — which will be restored and adapted for modern use.

Whampoa Street Rejuvenation

Location

Hong Kong SAR, China

Developer: Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Short presentation of your project

This project is located at the heart of Hong Kong near various metro stations. The mega urban renewal project consists of seven sites separated by public streets and lanes. The objective is to revitalise the existing old district and redevelop the sites into one single development. With the beautification of existing streets and lanes and construction of new shops at the podiums, a new and vibrant urban streetscape will be created for the residents and general public. In addition, the towers will be designed with dynamic forms and developed into 3,000 luxurious boutique apartments.