Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets honour World's premier Real Estate Developments

Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets honour World's premier Real Estate Developments

10.10.2013: - Real estate projects in China, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Jordan, India and UAE recognised for excellence

- Real estate projects in China, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Jordan, India and UAE recognised for excellence

photo caption:    The winners of the 2013 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets celebrated their achievements last night at the JW Marriot Hotel Dubai.

The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets have recognised the 2013 pioneering global real estate developments in a glamorous ceremony and cocktail reception at the world’s tallest hotel last night.

Selected among 27 shortlisted projects from 11 countries, the 12 winners of the prestigious event were celebrated at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Dubai, in a prestigious event that hosted hundreds of industry professionals and VIPs.

Reflecting the true international nature of the Awards and the submissions received, the winners came from all corners of the globe including the One AIA Financial Center in China, which won the Best Commercial & Mixed (Built) Development; Quasar Istanbul for Best Commercial & Mixed (Future) Development; Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong for Best Leisure & Tourism (Built) project; and Ahyaa Amman Boutique Hotel in Jordan for Best Leisure & Tourism (Future).

photo caption:    Msheireb, Downtown Doha, Qatar won the Best Sustainability (Future) award.

GCC winners on the night included the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) for the Louvre, Abu Dhabi for Best Community & Culture (Future) development, while both sustainability awards were snapped up by regional projects – Siemens Middle East Headquarters in Masdar, Abu Dhabi won Best Sustainability (Built) project and Msheireb, Downtown Doha in Qatar won Best Sustainability (Future) project.

Other winners included the National Institute of Fashion Design in India for Best Community and Culture Project (Built); Qatar Foundation’s Male & Female Student Housing for Best Residential Project (Built); Windchants for Best Residential Project (Future); Akbati Shopping Mall for Best Retail Project (Built); and Hang Lung Properties’Olympia 66 for Best Retail Project (Future).

Sponsored by Axor by Hansgrohe and Flash Properties, the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets was a feature of Cityscape Global, which concludes today (10 October) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Wouter Molman, Exhibition Director of Cityscape Global said: “The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets this year attracted a total of 283 nominations from across the world, with only the finest 27 chosen to move forward to the final judging day this week.  The quality of the nominations this year was incredibly high, and it’s great to see such a diverse range of projects celebrated on a global stage.”

photo caption:    One AIA Financial Center from China won the Best Commercial & Mixed Use Project – Buil

Cityscape Global opened on 8 October, and was a hive of activity as leading international, regional, and local real estate developers showcased their latest projects and innovations to thousands of eager investors.  With exhibition space growing by 50 per cent for the second year in a row, the three-day event has mirrored the positive sentiment that the real estate market has seen building up in the last two years.

Organised by Informa Exhibitions, the Middle East’s largest real estate event hosted 223 exhibitors from 19 countries this year, with 35 per cent of exhibition space occupied by international property developers.

Supported by the Land Department, Cityscape Global is supported by Foundation Sponsors Emaar, Nakheel, and Dubai Properties Group; Strategic Sponsor Barwa; Official Broker, TRISL Real Estate; Silver Sponsors Anantara Residences and Pacific Ventures; Al Arabiyaas Regional Broadcast Partner; and CNN as the International Broadcast Partner.

The 2013 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets winners at Cityscape Global

Category    Winners    Project

Commercial & Mixed Use Project – Built     AIA Company Ltd.    One AIA Financial Center, Foshan, China

Commercial & Mixed Use Project – Future     Viatrans & Meydanbey Joint Venture    Quasar Istanbul, Turkey

Leisure & Tourism Project – Built     Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co Ltd    Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong, China

Leisure & Tourism Project – Future     Ahyaa Amman Real Estate Development Company    Ahyaa Amman Boutique Hotel, Jordan

Community & Culture Project – Built     NIFT, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India     National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFT), India

Community & Culture Project – Future     Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)    Louvre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Residential Project – Built    Qatar Foundation    Male and Female Student Housing, Doha, Qatar

Residential Project – Future    Experion Developers Pvt Ltd.    Windchants, Gurgaon, India

Retail Project – Built    Akiş REIT    Akbati Shopping Mall, Istanbul, Turkey

Retail Project – Future     Hang Lung Properties    Olympia 66, Dalian, China

Sustainable Development – Built     Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar    Siemens Middle East HQ, Masdar, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sustainable Development – Future     Msheireb Properties    Msheireb, Downtown Doha, Qatar

- Lindsay Johnston, Total Communications Dubai, also photos


10.10.2013 / MaP

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