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
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
Developer: SDRB - GOMB - BRDA
Architect: ASSAR Architects
McLaren Production Centre
Planning Consultant & Landscape Architect: Terence O'Rourke Ltd
Architect: Foster + Partners
Best Office And Business Development
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Developer: Heron International
Main Point Karlin
Developer: PSJ INVEST, a.s.
Architect: DaM, spol. s r.o.
Developer: OVG Real Estate BV
Architect: Paul de Ruiter BV
Best Refurbished Building
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
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
Architect: Woods Bagot
Developer: Great Felicity Ltd
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Developer: Daesung Industrial co., LTD