The FGH Vastgoedprijs 2002 was awarded to Amstelland Ontwikkeling Vastgoed BV for the realization of office complex Forum im Amsterdam.
The jury nominated three real estate projects from a total of 21 entries. Apart from Forum, they were Batavia Outlet Shopping and MariÃ«nburg. Forum came out as winner.
Guts, vision and entrepreneurship were the main criteria in judging the entries for the FGH Vastgoedprijs. Practical issues, such as location, accessibility, functionality and aesthetic and architectural characteristics also played an important role.
The price, which is awarded every other year, is an acknowledgement to initiators of real estate projects which are characterized by distinguished entrepreneurship.
Technically Forum is an ingenious project. By implementing one vision, according to the jury, both in terms of aesthetic issues as well as in economics, the project is a success. It requires guts to realize such a project.
Forum has turned in to an office block that breathes an open atmosphere, also due to the very creative idea of creating an atrium as the central focus point of the building. In realizing Forum an office building has been created which meets all expectations.
The FGH Vastgoedprijs jury is composed of eight representatives of leading organizations in commercial real estate in the Netherlands. FGH Bank introduced the award in 1989 and was awarded for the seventh time this year.
Entry is open to Dutch real estate projects which have been completed and delivered in the two years prior to the award, and which have a minimum floor space of 5,000 m2. Both new developments and redevelopments and renovation projects may enter. The next FGH Vastgoedprijs will be in 2004