Chapman Taylor won the prestigious Architect of the Year award at the 5th Central and Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQAs) last Wednesday night, beating category finalists including Aukett, Daniel Libeskind, Epstein and Jerde Partnership. The award was given by the jury for consistent world class delivery across the CEE region.
Nearly 600 senior executives from European and global industry leaders gathered at the ceremony, sponsored by The Financial Times among others, which was held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre. The event is recognised as a premier showcase of innovation and talent in the real estate sector for Central and Eastern Europe.
As well as picking up the principal architects' award, one of Chapman Taylor's projects in Romania also won the Office Development of the Year Award. The first phase of the Baneasa Business & Technology Park features two major office buildings in a landscaped environment just four kilometers from the centre of Bucharest. The park has been designed to house head office functions for large international companies in the technology sector, and will also incorporate a hotel with conference facilities.
Chapman Taylor has many years' experience working across the CEE region, being involved in high-profile and landmark developments in several countries including the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic Republics, Serbia and Croatia. Projects range from masterplanning, retail and regeneration to leisure, workplace and residential.
The firm's presence in the region, with offices in Warsaw and Prague, has been further strengthened recently with the opening of offices in Moscow and Bucharest, whilst a new office in Kiev is due to open later this year.
Chris Lanksbury of Chapman Taylor says: "We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, which underlines our leading position in central and eastern Europe. The opening of our new offices reflects our commitment to the region as a core area for growth and increases convenience for our clients. We very much look forward to this new era for our practice in central and eastern Europe."
"We are also extremely pleased that the Baneasa Business & Technology Park won Office Development of the Year, as this is a landmark development for a thriving capital city which needed to blend in with the surrounding woodland while offering state-of-the-art facilities for today's businesses."
Source: Chapman Taylor