ICSC Europe releases list of finalists for the 2005 European Shopping Center Awards (EUR)

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 2005 Awards will be presented at the Retail Real Estate World Summit, Ciragan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, which will host the 30th Annual ICSC European Conference from 20-22 April 2005.

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 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2004 was eligible to apply for an award.

Awards Jury Chair, Arcadio Gil Pujol, said: “Previous winning shopping centers have led the way in showing how to integrate good design, planning, merchandising, sales results and all other areas of shopping center management, including customer approval. The standard of entries this year was very high, but our objective in selecting the finalists announced today was to identify and recognize the centers that seem to particularly set an example to the industry as a whole. This will allow others in the industry to benefit from their knowledge, expertise and success.”

Entries this year competed in four categories: Small New Centers (under 20,000 sq meters), Medium New Centers (20,000 - 35, 000 sq m), Large New Centers (over 35,000 sq meters) and Refurbishment/Extensions.

Fourteen countries were represented in this year’s ICSC European Shopping Center Awards with shopping centers from ten countries making the final listing below. All European winners will be automatically submitted to the 2005 International Awards Program to be announced in December 2005.

Small New Centers (under 20,000 sq m)

  • Bruno Gatgatsbacken, Stockholm, Sweden. Developer: Centrumutveckling Haken Karlsson AB, Architects: Fram Arkitekter, Stockholm, Owner: Newsec/Hiby AB, Stockholm. New project opened: April 2004
  • Estao Viana, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Developer: Sonae Imobiliaria, Architects: Jose Quintela da Fonseca, Sonae Imobiliaria , Lisboa, Portugal. Owner: Sonae Imobiliaria. New project opened: November 2003.
  • Kamp-Promenade, Osnabruck, Germany. Developer: AM Development Germany GmbH, Architects: T & T Design bv, Netherlands, Owner: WestInvest Gesellschaft fur Investmentfonds mbH, Dusseldorf. New project opened: June 2004.

Medium New Centres (20,000 - 35,000 sq m)
  • Klanderij, Enschede, Holland. Developer: Foruminvest BV and Prowinko Groep BV, Architects: De Architekten Cie and The Jerde Partnership International Inc, Owner: Fortis Vastgoed BV. New project opened: October 2003.
  • Olympia Centre Olomouc, Vsisko, Czech Republic. Developer: AM Development Czech Republic, Architects: T & T Design bv, Netherlands, Owner: AM Development and Ahold Real Estate Europe. New project opened: June 2004.
  • Parque Atlantico, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Developer: Sonae Imobiliaria and Nicolau Sousa Lima Group, Architects: Sonae Imobiliaria-Jose Quintela da Fonseca, Owner: Sonae Imobiliaria and Nicolau Sousa Lima Group. New project opened: October 2003.
  • Stary Browar, Poznan, Poland. Developer: Fortis sp.z.o.o., Architects: Studio ADS sp.z.o.o., Owner: Fortis sp.z.o.o. New project opened: November 2003.

Large New Centres (Over 35,000 sq m)
  • Berceo Shopping Center, Logrono, Spain. Developer: ING Real Estate Development, Architects: RTKL STUDY, Madrid, Owner: ING RE Investment, Montalban. New project opened: November 2003.
  • Bullring, Birmingham, UK. Developer: The Birmingham Alliance, Birmingham. Architects: Benoy, London, Owner: The Birmingham Alliance, Birmingham. New project opened: September 2003.
  • Castlepoint, Bournemouth, UK. Developer: Castlepoint Ltd Partnership, Halesowen, Architects: Mason Richards Partnership, Wolverhampton, Owner: Castlepoint Ltd Partnership, Edinburgh. New project opened: October 2003.
  • El Boulevard de Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Developer:Desarrolo Commercial Urbano de Vitoria Gasteiz SA (ING Real Estate Development, Spain; Eroski S Co

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