The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the 2010 European Shopping Center Awards Winners. And after years spent lobbying for the adoption of sustainable development standards, ICSC has welcomed clear evidence of developers adopting, and often surpassing, Europe-wide legislation. 19 centers made it onto the short list of finalists representing eight countries across Europe. 5 are full award-winners, 4 have commendations and one has a special certificate of Merit.
Every year, ICSC Europe presents awards to the best new and refurbished or extended retail developments in Europe. Acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards within the Industry, the 2010 Awards were presented at the 35th ICSC Europe Conference from 28-29 April 2010 in Prague, The Czech Republic.
The Awards Jury consists of senior international figures within the shopping centre industry and any retail or entertainment project opened or newly refurbished or extended between July 1st 2007 and June 30th 2009 was eligible to apply for an award.
Entries this year competed in six categories: Small New Centers (less than 30,000 m²), Medium New Centers (30,000 45,000 m²), Large New Centers (45,000 80,000 m²), Very Large Centers (Over 80,000 m²), Refurbishment and Extensions and Specialized Centers.
All European winners will be automatically submitted to the 2010 ICSC International Awards Program to be announced in December 2010.
ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards
Category: New Developments, small (less than 30,000 m²)
Forum Barreiro, Barreiro, Portugal
Developer: Multi Development Portugal
Architects: Broadway Malyan Portugal
Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 17,756 m²
Number of Stores: 108
Major Tenants: Pingo Doce supermarket, Castello Lopes Cinema, C&A, Worten and SportZone
A new retail project developed on an old industrial site in the middle of Barreiro city, across River Tagus from Lisbon and a core part of the regeneration of the town centre for which a master plan has been prepared by the internationally renowned Catalan architect Juan Busquets.
Forum Barreiro is an example of urban and sustainable development by Multi Development and is managed by Multi Mall Management. It represents an investment of 72 million Euros, financed by Rockspring, and has been responsible for the cre