Confidence grows at MIPIM 2010 (FR)

Investor confidence, major city delegations and ambitious project presentations were all present in abundance in Cannes this week, as some 18,000 delegates from 81 countries met for business at the 21st edition of MIPIM in Cannes, the world's property market (March 16-19). One of the highlights every year is the prestigious MIPIM Awards, which were presented in a fantastic show in the grand theater of the Palais des Festival.

The MIPIM awards are organized round five real estate categories: Business Centers, Hotels & Tourism Resorts, Green Buildings, Refurbished Office Buildings and Residential Developments. The jury was led by Mrs. Barbel Schomberg, CEO Aberdeen Immobilien KAG; other jury members where: Mr. Max Croft, President RICS; Mr. Olivier Piani, CEO Allianz Real Estate; Mrs. Manuelle Gautrand, architect Manuelle Gautrand, France; Dr. Ann Heywood, Principal, College of Estate Management UK; Mr. Mario Tomaselli, Facility Engineering & Real Estate Manager EMEA, 3M; and Mr. Michael Strong, Chairman & CEO – EMEA, UK, CB Richards Ellis.

Brussels and Assar Architects triple winners of MIPIM Awards
For Brussels in Belgium and Assar Architects it became a very special evening; both received three Awards, something that has never happened before in the 21 year long history of the MIPIM Awards. Congratulations Brussels and ASSAR Architects.

The Award winners:

Special Jury Award: Square, city conference center, Brussels.

Business Centers: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Odessey W23, Brussels, Belgium
Architect: ASSAR Architects. Developer/Owner: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.
Other nominees in this category where: 300 North LaSalle, Chicago, USA and SAP America Headquarters, Newtown Square, USA,

Hotels & Tourism resorts: Kameha Grand Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Architect: Karl-Heinz Schommer and Marcel Wanders. Developer: BonnVisio Real Estate GmbH.
And for the first time, the MIPIM Awards Jury paid Special tribute to a Polish project Poland being MIPIM's Guest of Honor 2010:
andel's Hotel Lódz, Lódz Poland
Architect: OP Architecten ZT GmbH. Developer and Investor: Warimpex Finanz und Beteiligungs AG.
Other nominee in this category is: The Augustine Rocco Forte Collection Praque, Praque, Czech Republic.

Green buildings: Solaris, Brussels, Belgium
Architect: ASSAR Architects. Developer: Herpain Urbis. Investor: Fidentia Real Estate Investments.
Other nominees in this category where: Center of Global Conversation, Bronx, New York, SA and Green Tomorrow, Yangin, Gyeonggi-Do. South Korea.

Refurbished office buildings: STIB / MIVB Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Architect: ASSAR Architects. Developer: STIB / MIVB.
Other nominees in this category where: ICAB Business Centre, Brussels Belgium, Romeo & Julia, Frankfurt, Germany.

Residential developments: Marco Polo Tower, Hamburg, Germany
Architect: Behnisch Architecten. Developers: DC Residential GmbH & Co, Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH.
Other nominees in this category where: Havneholmen, Copenhagen, Denmark and Newton Suites Singapore, Singapore.

Source: REP / Reed MIDEM

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