MIPIM Awards Jury selects the finalists for the 2012 edition (FR)

The MIPIM Awards Jury met yesterday to select the finalists for the 2012 edition. This year's MIPIM Awards include new categories, offering a broader panorama of the most remarkable achievements in the sector.

"We felt it was important to add new categories to the MIPIM Awards to make them more representative of the various segments of the real estate industry and to take new developments into account," said Filippo Rean, Director of MIPIM. "So we have added a category for real estate logistics due to its special technical requirements. And the 'Refurbished Office Building' category has been extended to all types of buildings as renovation is now a central issue in real estate."

The Jury, met for a full day yesterday to deliberate in complete independence, as they do every year. They examined more than 100 projects - either completed or upcoming - to select three finalists in each category that demonstrated outstanding technical and architectural qualities. This year, the geographical spread of projects provides an exceptional panorama of the global market. 47 countries are represented, including Vietnam, Uruguay, Spain, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States. Combined with the jury's ranking, MIPIM delegates' vote during the four-day event will determine the winners.
Furthermore, the project that will get the most pre-MIPIM online vote will receive the 'People's Choice Award'. People will be able to start voting on 7 February on the MIPIM website and on its official Facebook page.

The projects nominated for MIPIM Awards 2012 are:

Best Hotel & Tourism Resorts
• Six Senses Con Dao
Architects: AW² / Stéphanie Ledoux & Réda Amalou
Developer: Indochina Land
• The Bulgari Hotel & Residences
United Kingdom
Developer: Prime Development Ltd
Concept Architect/Interior Designer: Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners
Project Architect: Squire & Partners
• Victoria Tower Hotel
Architect: Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB
Interior Designer: Kiil Interiör
Developer: Arthur Buchard, Call Tower Invest AB

Best Industrial & Logistics Development
• Distribution Park Dutra
Developer: Hines Brazil
Architect: Dupré Arquitetura
• Lavoisier
Developer: SDRB - GOMB - BRDA
Architect: ASSAR Architects
• McLaren Production Centre
United Kingdom
Planning Consultant & Landscape Architect: Terence O'Rourke Ltd
Architect: Foster + Partners

Best Office And Business Development
• Heron Tower
United Kingdom
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Developer: Heron International
• Main Point Karlin
Czech Republic
Developer: PSJ INVEST, a.s.
Architect: DaM, spol. s r.o.
• TNT Centre
The Netherlands
Developer: OVG Real Estate BV
Architect: Paul de Ruiter BV

Best Refurbished Building
• Palazzo Aporti
Developer: Hines Italia SGR S.p.A.
Architect: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
• Refurbishment "Alte Post"
Project corporation: alstria VII. Hamburgische Grundbesitz GmbH & Co. KG
Developer: Quantum Projektentwicklung GmbH
Architect: Alk Arwed Friedrichsen
• "The Library" - New Community Center and Library
Developer: Copenhagen City Properties
Architect: Cobe and Transform

Best Residential Development
• Midi-Suède
Developer: BPI - SDRB
Architect: Urban Platform
• Reflections at Keppel Bay
Developer: Keppel Land Limited
Design Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Project Architect: DCA Architects Pte Ltd
• 'Residence le 19' in the Claude Bernard area in Paris
Property Developer: BNP Paribas Real Estate
Architect: Atelier Zundel & Christea

Best Shopping Center
• Cubus
Hong Kong
Architect: Woods Bagot
Developer: Great Felicity Ltd
• D-Cube City
South Korea
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Developer: Daesung Industrial co., LTD
• Morocco Mall

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