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This year, the MIPIM Awards features a number of new categories, reflecting MIPIM’s commitment to celebrate projects that lead in terms of sustainability and their commitment to serving communities, businesses and the planet.

BEST ALTERNATIVE PROJECT

This category is dedicated to any project in the alternative asset class displaying excellence across a range of criteria. Eligible schemes include managed residences (students, seniors) co-living assets (students, young workers, seniors), and healthcare assets (clinics, EHPAD, medical property). Attention will be given to the project’s originality in terms of architecture, facilities and end-user well-being. The overall sustainability and ESG-alignment of the project remains key.

Completed in 2021-2022. 

BEST CULTURAL, SPORTS AND EDUCATION PROJECT

This category honours buildings, structures and places where culture, arts and sports are performed, experienced and showcased, such as museums, theatres, libraries, music venues, historic cultural sites and stadiums. It also includes educational buildings or structures which are making a stand-out contribution to society. Winning projects will be those that aim to support the quality of life of a city or a neighbourhood, while reinforcing vibrant communities and cultures through creating a social impact.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND LEISURE PROJECT

This award honours the most unique hospitality, tourism and leisure projects around, with a strong focus on their long-term sustainability and how they enrich the local community. Consideration will be given to each project’s architecture, facilities and location, while also considering client well-being, guest and community services, use of technology and overall ESG-alignment.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS PROJECT

This category recognises industrial buildings, distribution facilities and date centers capable of hosting modern and innovative businesses in an outstanding and sustainable way. Projects may range from manufacturing to logistics and e-commerce warehouses, incorporating the latest technologies where appropriate and paying attention to the needs of their end-users.

Completed in 2021-2022

BEST MIXED-USE PROJECT

This category recognises single buildings or groups of buildings that blend at least two different uses (residential, commercial, cultural, infrastructure etc.) and are physically and functionally integrated. Attention will be given to the project’s originality in terms of architecture, facilities and end-user well-being, as well as its use of technology. The overall sustainability and ESG-alignment of the project remains key.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST OFFICE & BUSINESS PROJECT

This category focuses on how a building can have a second life. Refurbishment or enlargement projects of any type (office, hotel, residential, commercial, cultural etc.) will be taken into consideration, with a close scrutiny of the environmental and social improvements achieved by the renovation.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING

This category focuses on how a building can have a second life. Refurbishment or enlargement projects of any type (office, hotel, residential, commercial, cultural etc.) will be taken into consideration, with a close scrutiny of the environmental and social improvements achieved by the renovation.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

This category celebrates new developments that provide the best housing opportunities, while featuring original aesthetics and fulfilling a social purpose. Its integrated urban design and smart-site planning will be taken into consideration, to help judge how the residential project serves the wider community and surrounding neighbourhood.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST RETAIL PROJECT

This category rewards the best new and refurbished shopping centres, retail parks and  factory outlets which succeeds in encouraging and retaining traffic, while offering a unique shopper experience through new technologies, services, customer loyalty programmes and architectural features that aim to increase footfall and customer satisfaction. All this, while paying attention to sustainable and social values.

Completed in 2021-2022.

BEST URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT

By 2050, the world will have 9.7 billion inhabitants, of whom 70% will live in urban areas, according to the United Nations. This freshly-updated category will honour urban regeneration projects which enhance the built environment and the communities they serve.Projects will be considered that include or contribute to the physical and economic revitalisation of an area or a town. Heritage preservation, benefits for the location, sustainability, access and integration of the project in its environment will all be evaluated.

At least one phase of the project or the whole project must have been completed in 2022

BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT

This category is dedicated to any type of building and development that is already in progress or slated to begin construction soon, which demonstrates a holistic commitment to sustainability through its distinct architectural, technical and environmental qualities.

Total surface area < 150,000 sqm, construction starting in 2021-2023. Planning approval is required.

BEST NEW MEGA DEVELOPMENT

This category is dedicated to any type of building and development that is already in progress or slated to begin construction soon, which demonstrates a holistic commitment to sustainability through its distinct architectural, technical and environmental qualities.

Total surface area ≥ 150,000 sqm, construction starting in 2021-2023. Planning approval is required.