The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2012 European Shopping Centre Awards. 2012 European Awards Jury Chair, Avi Alkas, said: "A tough world economy may be temporarily restricting some shopping center developments, but entries into the ICSC Awards program remain strong because the industry see it as the 'gold standard' of awards.
The award winners on stage.
"We invest time and expert analysis in the judging process, visiting every finalist. The power of an ICSC award can boost tenant letting and enhance a center's saleability.
"This year we made three full awards, three commendations and given ReStore Recognition to a shopping center that has become a catalyst for the wider regeneration of its locality."
ICSC Europe presents annual awards, now widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards across the Industry, to the best new and refurbished or extended retail developments in Europe. The ICSC Awards give developers, architects and shopping center management the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience.
The Awards Jury consists of senior international figures within the shopping center industry and any retail or entertainment project opened or newly refurbished or extended between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 was eligible to apply for an award.
All European Award winners will be automatically submitted to the 2013 ICSC VIVA Best-of-the Best Awards Program to be announced in May 2013.
New Developments Small (under 20,000 m²)
Escaldes- Engordany, Andorra
Developer: Casa Muntanya, S.A.
Architect: Pere Aixàs Espar/ Esteve i Robert Terradas
Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 16,060 m².
Number of Stores: 83
Major Tenants: Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face, Benetton, Jack & Jones/ Vero Moda, Monoprix, Nike
Opened in July 2009, the first shopping center in the Principat d'Andorra, the small independent country in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain. Mixed use with offices and residential apartments on the upper levels, a 600 place parking on three underground levels. A traditional central court allows access to shops and leisure units. The center has natural light and uses sober and modern materials, inside and out.
New Developments Medium (20,000-40,000 m²)
Developer: mfi management für immobilien AG
Architect: Allmann Sattler Wappner . Architekten GmbH
Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 21,410 m².
Number of Stores: 92
Major Tenants: Hugendubel, C&A, Esprit, H & M,.Oliver
Multifunctional and sustainable shopping center next to a railway station. Retail and service combine with residential, offices and gastronomy areas. Shops over three levels with the focus on young fashion. Facade reminiscent of a white cruise liner docked at the station of Pasing. Inside, shop facades allow unexpected insights into the shops. A successful town-planning integration of the Arcaden allows synergy between the city center, station and shopping center.
Developer: ECE Pro