DALLAS, TX, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Another major milestone has been achieved by Dallas based developers Matthews Southwest. Matthews Southwest's "The Bow" Tower in Calgary, Canada topped a prestigious international list of the most spectacular buildings in the world. That list was compiled by experts at Emporis, a leading database of information about building and construction projects, based in Germany. The Emporis Skyscraper Award is the world's most renowned prize for high-rise architecture. http://www.emporis.com/pdf/Pressrelease_20130409_ENG.pdf
The Bow Tower, developed by Matthews Southwest, designed by Fosters and Partner's and owned by H&R REIT, is the recently constructed 58-story home of Canadian energy producers EnCana and Cenovus. The curved design with a steel diagrid, load-bearing exterior is the tallest building in Canada west of Toronto.
Speaking to the award, Matthews Southwest CEO Jack Matthews extended congratulations to the team that undertook this remarkable construction project, "From architects to developers to owners, I think I speak for the whole team in expressing my gratitude to Emporis for this distinction. The sense of pride we all feel in having completed this remarkable building is significant. Calgarians see The Bow as a new icon of that city's growth and modern spirit, and we see it as an icon of what can be achieved in terms of mega-projects when the right team is brought to the table. At the same time, the building has been designed to meet the specific needs of its tenants and deliver lower than market lease rates," concluded Matthews.
The tenants of the building also commented on the award. ""EnCana is very happy to be a tenant in such a great building; one which is attracting this type of local and international recognition. Our staff are not only impressed with the overall quality of the new space but by how well it works for the way that we work," said Craig Reardon, Vice President Administration for EnCana Corporation.
ABOUT MATTHEWS SOUTHWEST
Matthews Southwest (MSW) is a full-service private real-estate development company headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, with additional offices in Dallas, Texas; Calgary, Alberta; and Mississauga, Ontario. Since 1988, MSW has acquired, built and managed the development of hotel, office, mixed use retail, residential, and industrial developments.
We have development projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico. From conception to completion, MSW brings together financial resources and an experienced management to form profitable partnerships focused on creating projects of lasting excellence.
Other major award winning projects include:
- Sussex Center
- Bell Mobility Campus - www.bellmobility.com
- South Side on Lamar - www.southsideonlamar.com
- Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel - www.OmniHotels.com/DallasDowntown
- Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community - www.thetribute.com
SOURCE Matthews Southwest