RECORD ENTRIES FOR MIPIM Awards 2013 UK has most finalists

12 to 15 March 2013 - Palais des Festivals, Cannes

PARIS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 edition of the MIPIM Awards has attracted a record number of entries with 175 projects from 46 countries competing. Following jury deliberations in Paris on January 29, the United Kingdom has seven projects competing as finalists, well followed by Germany, Korea and Denmark which each have three projects in the final voting stage.

Asian projects were particularly strong in the 'Best Shopping Centre' category, where three of the four finalists are from Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

"Due to the volume and quality of the projects that have entered, we decided to select four finalists per category this year instead of three. What is particularly striking is the international breadth of the entries, with projects from 18 countries making it past the first round of voting," commented MIPIM Director Filippo Rean. As part of the Turkey Country of Honour programme in 2013, the jury also selected four entries to compete in the additional 'Best Turkish Project' category.

The jury of real estate professionals is headed for the third year by Michael Strong, Chairman and CEO-EMEA of CBRE. MIPIM Awards winners will be chosen in Cannes by a combination of the MIPIM delegates and the international jury, each group representing 50% of the final vote.

In addition, and for the second time, the Special Peoples' Prize rewards the development that wins the most votes online before MIPIM opens. The public can vote for this category as of 11 February on the MIPIM site and on the official event Facebook page, and if they wish they can try and win accreditation for MIPIM 2014 by a draw, as well as other prizes.

The nominees for the MIPIM Awards 2013 are:

BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT

  • Baku Flame Towers
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Architect: HOK International Ltd.
    Developer: Azinko Development MMC

  • citizenM London Bankside
    London, United Kingdom
    Owner/Developer: citizenM Hotels
    Architect: concrete Architectural Associates

  • Fazenda Boa Vista / Fasano Hotel
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Architect: Isay Weinfeld
    Developer: JHSF, Fasano Group

  • The Bulgari Hotel & Residences
    London, United Kingdom
    Developer: Prime Development Ltd.
    Concept Architect/Interior Designer: Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners
    Project Architect: Squire & Partners

BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT

  • Amore Pacific Beauty Center Project
    Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
    Architect: Junglim Architecture, M.A.R.U

  • Bestseller Logistics Centre North
    Haderslev, Denmark
    Architect: C.F. Moller Architects
    Developer/Client: Bestseller A/S

  • STEEL Headquarters
    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Architect: ASSAR Architects
    Developer: Steel SA

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Alt Maresme
    Pineda de Mar, Spain
    Architect: Baena Casamor Arquitectes BCQ, slp
    Developer: Agencia Catalana de l'Aigua ACA - Generalitat de Catalunya

BEST OFFICE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • 1 Angel Square
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Developer/Occupier: The Co-operative Group – David Pringle, Director of NOMA
    Architect: 3DReid

  • Statoil new regional and international offices
    Fornebu, Norway
    Architect: A-Lab (Arkitekturlaboratoriet AS)
    Developer: IT Fornebu Property

  • The Squaire
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Investor/Developer: IVG Immobilien AG
    Architect: JSK international

  • Unicredit Tower
    Milan, Italy
    Developer: Hines Italia Srl
    Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (Cesar Pelli, Gregg Jones)

BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING

  • Center for Renhold (Cleaning Facilities Centre)
    Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Architect: KBP.EU - a joint venture between KARRES EN BRANDS and POLYFORM
    Developer: City of Copenhagen

  • King's Cross
    London, United Kingdom
    Architect: John Mcaslan + Partners
    Other: Arup (Engineering), Vinci (Construction)

  • Southend Pier
    Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
    Architect: White arkitekter AB
    Developer: Southend-On-Sea Borough Council

  • The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
    Seoul, South Korea
    Architect: Junglim Architecture
    Developer: Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of South Korea

BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Absolute Towers (part of Absolute World complex)
    Mississauga, Canada
    Design Architect: MAD architects
    Local Architect: Burka Architects
    Developer: Fernbrook Homes, Cityzen Development Group

  • Akasya Acibadem Lake & Woods Parcels
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Architect: Mimarlar Workshop
    Developer: SAF GYO

  • Isbjerget / The Iceberg
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Developer/Investor/Builder: PensionDanmark A/S
    Architect: Cebra, JDS Architects, SeARCH, Louis Paillard

  • The Library Building, Clapham One
    London, United Kingdom
    Developer: Cathedral Group Plc and United House Group (joint partnership)
    Lead Architect: Studio Egret West
    Delivery Architect: DLA Architecture

BEST SHOPPING CENTRE

  • Marmara Park
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Developer: ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co KG
    Architect: ECE Projektmanagement

  • Mecenatpolis
    Seoul, South Korea
    Design Architect: The Jerde Partnership
    Local Executive Architect/Towers Design: EAWES
    Developer: GS Engineering & Construction

  • Shibuya Hikarie
    Tokyo, Japan
    Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Tokyu Architects & Engineers Inc.
    Developer: Council for Promotion of the Shibuya New Cultural District Development Project

  • The Star
    Singapore
    Architect: Aedas Limited (Andrew Bromberg)
    Developer: Capitaland Retail Project Management Pte Limited & Rock Productions Private Limited

BEST FUTURA PROJECT

  • Beirut Terraces
    Beirut Central District, Lebanon
    Developer/Investor: Benchmark
    Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

  • Culture Casbah
    Malmo, Sweden
    Property owners: MKB Fastighets AB
    Architect: Lundgaard&Tranberg

  • Nanjing River West CBD
    Nanjing, China
    Architect: Jahn
    Developer: Suning Real Estate Development Co.

  • The Square ³ (SQ3)
    Berlin, Germany
    Developer: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
    Architect: LAVA, Prof. Dr. Tobias Wallisser

BEST FUTURA MEGA PROJECT

  • Milaneo
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Developer: ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG, STRABAG Real Estate, Bayerische Hausbau
    Architect: RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowski Architekture + Stadtebau in cooperation with ECE architects

  • NOMA
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Developer: The Co-operative Group
    Architects: Aedas Architects, 3DReid, Ian Simpson Architects, PLP Architecture, Roger Stephenson Architects

  • The 5 Lagoons
    North Male Atoll, Maldives
    Master Developer: Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD
    Other: Dutch WaterValley, Christie's International Real Estate

  • The National Creative Cluster
    Beijing, China
    Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
    Developer: Hengtian Hi-Tech Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

BEST TURKISH PROJECT

  • Bosphorus City
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Architect: Mimarlar Workshop
    Developer: Sinpas Gyo

  • Kagithane Ofispark
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Developer: Tekfen Real Estate Development Co.
    Architect: EAA Emre Arolat Architects

  • Tekfen Bomonti Apartments
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Developer: Tekfen Real Estate Development Co.
    Architect: DB Architects

  • Trump Towers Istanbul
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Developer: Ortadogu Otomative Ticaret A.S.
    Architect: Brigitte Weber Architects

The results will be announced at a ceremony held in the main auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Thursday, 14 March at 7pm.

The MIPIM Awards Jury, chaired by Mr. Michael STRONG, Chairman and CEO-EMEA of CBRE (United Kingdom), is this year composed of the following:

Dr. Thomas BEYERLE, Managing Director and Head of CS & Research, IVG Immobilien AG, Germany
Mr. Alan Collett, President, RICS, UK
Mr. Frank Khoo, Global Head of Asia, AXA Real Estate, Singapore
Mr. Hulusi BELGU, CEO Multi Development Turkiye, Turkey
Mr. Philippe Chiambaretta, Architect and founder of the agency PCA Architecture, France
Mr. Paolo Gencarelli, Head of Real Estate Group, Unicredit Group, Italy
Dr. Alexander KOLONTAY, Deputy Director, Government of Moscow, Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning, Russia

All the projects selected for the MIPIM Awards 2013 and high definition pictures will be available very shortly.

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