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The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets celebrates excellence in real estate development and architecture. Covering a range of categories, the awards offer international architects and leading real estate developers a prestigious platform to communicate a shared vision for the future, from culturally integrated city skylines to sustainable urban communities.

 

The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets announced the 2016 winners at the Awards and Gala dinner on Tuesday 6 September held at the Conrad Dubai. Projects across 13 categories were selected as the worthy winners.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners and to all the finalists.  

Headline Awards Sponsor
Official Crystal Trophy Supplier

 

For more information, please contact the Cityscape Awards team:

Email: csawards@informa.com
Phone: +971 4 407 2742 / +971 4 407 2419

2016 Award Winners

 

COMMERCIAL PROJECT AWARD - BUILT


Project Name The Offices ONE, One Central - Phase 1A2
Project Location Dubai, UAE
Developer Dubai World Trade Centre
Architect Hopkins Architects Dubai Ltd
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COMMERCIAL PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name RESERVOIR
Project Location Rajasthan, India
Developer Shree Cement Ltd.
Architect Sanjay Puri Architects
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COMMUNITY, CULTURE & TOURISM PROJECT AWARD - BUILT

Project Name Mleiha Archaeological Centre
Project Location Sharjah, UAE
Developer Shurooq (Sharjah Investment & Development Authority)
Architect Dabbagh Architects
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COMMUNITY, CULTURE & TOURISM PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name Gokceada High School Campus
Project Location Çanakkale, Turkey
Developer Governorship of Çanakkale
Architect PAB Architects
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LEISURE & HOSPITALITY PROJECT AWARD - BUILT

Project Name Sinkeh Hotel
Project Location Penang, Malaysia
Developer Chee Sek Thim
Architect VERITAS Design Group (Lillian Tay)
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LEISURE & HOSPITALITY PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name 45 Pottinger Street
Project Location Hong Kong
Developer Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.
Architect Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects
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RESIDENTIAL – HIGH RISE PROJECT AWARD - BUILT

Project Name Binghatti Apartments
Project Location Dubai, UAE
Developer Binghatti Developers
Architect Muhammad Binghatti Aljbori
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RESIDENTIAL – HIGH RISE PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name T3 Tower
Project Location Beirut, Lebanon
Developer ZRE
Architect PARALX
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RESIDENTIAL – LOW RISE PROJECT AWARD - BUILT

Project Name Studios 18
Project Location Ras, India
Developer Shree Cement Ltd.
Architect Sanjay Puri Architects
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RESIDENTIAL – LOW RISE PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name IL Monte Galala
Project Location Sokhna, Egypt
Developer Tatweer Misr
Architect 5+1AA
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RETAIL PROJECT AWARD - BUILT

Project Name Abdali Mall
Project Location Amman, Jordan
Developer United Real Estate Company- Jordan
Architect Laceco
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RETAIL PROJECT AWARD - FUTURE

Project Name Emporium Mall
Project Location Lahore, Pakistan
Developer Nishat Group
Architect AHR Architects Limited
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SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT AWARD

Project Name Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre, Public Library and District Open Space
Project Location Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Developer HKSARG Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Architect Ronald Lu & Partners
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2016 Finalist

Commercial Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Qatar Foundation Headquarters Doha, Qatar Qatar Foundation                                       ASTAD Project Management (Project Manager) Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Rem Koolhaas
The Greatwall Complex Wuhan, China Greatwall Construction Holdings Group Co. Ltd 10 Design
The Offices ONE, One Central - Phase 1A2 Dubai, UAE Dubai World Trade Centre Hopkins Architects Dubai Ltd

Commercial Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Anatolia Tile & Stone Inc. İzmir, Turkey Anatolian Tiles Iglo Architects
Huawei UAE Headquarters Dubai, UAE Tecom Investments 10 Design
RESERVOIR Rajasthan, India Shree Cement Ltd. Sanjay Puri Architects

Community, Culture & Tourism Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Mleiha Archaeological Centre Sharjah, UAE Shurooq (Sharjah Investment & Development Authority) Dabbagh Architects
Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre, Public Library and District Open Space Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong HKSARG Leisure and Cultural Services Department Ronald Lu & Partners
Wits Rural Facility Hoedspruit Bushbuck Ridge, South Africa University of the Witwatersrand Kate Otten Architects

Community, Culture & Tourism Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Dubai College of Tourism Dubai, UAE Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing NAGA Architects, Engineers, Designers & Planners
Gokceada High School Campus Çanakkale, Turkey Governorship of Çanakkale PAB Architects
ISKCON Hindu Temple Gujarat, India ISKCON Trust Sanjay Puri Architects

Leisure & Hospitality Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Dubai, UAE Wasl Asset Management Group RMJM - Architectural design, H Architecture PC - Architectural design, Joel Sanders Architect - Masterplanning, Haeahn Architecture – Executive Architect
Sinkeh Hotel Penang, Malaysia Chee Sek Thim VERITAS Design Group (Lillian Tay)
Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi, UAE Zaya AW2

Leisure & Hospitality Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
45 Pottinger Street Hong Kong Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects
Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village Dubai, UAE SKAI Luxury Real Estate Development LLC Atkins
Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah Dubai, UAE SKAI Holdings P&T Architects and Engineers

Residential – High Rise Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Binghatti Apartments Dubai, UAE Binghatti Developers Muhammad Binghatti Aljbori
Ichon Rex Raemian Caelitus Seoul, South Korea Ichon Rex Residents Association (Client /Developer/Owner RMJM - Architectural design, H Architecture PC - Architectural design, Joel Sanders Architect - Masterplanning, Haeahn Architecture – Executive Architect
Incek Loft Ankara, Turkey Akfen Construction Tabanlioglu Architects

Residential – High Rise Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Stella Maris Tower Dubai, UAE Owner: Scope Investment LLC / Development Management: Bloom Properties RMJM - Architectural design, H Architecture PC - Architectural design, Joel Sanders Architect - Masterplanning, Haeahn Architecture – Executive Architect
T3 Tower Beirut, Lebanon ZRE PARALX
The Opus Dubai, UAE Omniyat Zaha Hadid Architects

Residential – Low Rise Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Botanica New Delhi, India Aero Promoters Pvt. Ltd. Design Forum International
Outré House New Delhi, India Adhunik Construction Anagram Architects
Studios 18 Ras, India Shree Cement Ltd.  Sanjay Puri Architects

Residential – Low Rise Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
ID residences Porto Alegre, Brazil Melnick even - Zuckhan Torres & Bello Architects Associated and Roseli Melnick Arquitetura & Interiores
IL Monte Galala Sokhna, Egypt Tatweer Misr 5+1AA
Fumba Town Development Zanzibar Town, Tanzania CPS Bowman Associates

Retail Project Award - BUILT

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
Abdali Mall Amman, Jordan United Real Estate Company- Jordan Laceco
Olympia 66 Dalian, China Hang Lung Properties Ltd. Aedas
Parc Central Guangzhou, China Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. Ronald Lu & Partners (Lead and Executive Architect); Benoy (Design Architect); Lead 8 (Architectural Enhancement Architect)

Retail Project Award - FUTURE

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
China World Trade Center Phase 3C Development Beijing, China China World Trade Co., Ltd Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
Emporium Mall Lahore, Pakistan Nishat Group AHR Architects Limited
Oxigeno Heredia, Costa Rica Cuestamoras Urbanismo JERDE

Sustainability Project Award 

Project NameProject LocationDeveloperArchitect
The Green Atrium Hong Kong New World Development Company Limited Christopher Leung & Associates Ltd.
Studios 18 Ras, India Shree Cement Ltd. Sanjay Puri Architects
Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre, Public Library and District Open Space Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong HKSARG Leisure and Cultural Services Department Ronald Lu & Partners

Official Sponsors 2016


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Our mission is to be committed to providing affordable, high quality and environmentally sensitive lighting solutions for our customers and communities in the process of defining amazing graphic components and environments. Our scope of work covers total façade lighting solutions: design, supply and installation of faced lighting.
Our vision is to be the top performing and most admired facade lighting service company in the entire UAE.
The sectors we cater to are hotels, commercial and residential buildings, bridges and villas.

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As an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization that strives for excellence through quality, creativity, and superior customer service, Crystal Gallery has expanded into a network of retail outlets and offices in strategic locations in the UAE offering corporate and retail clients a wide range of innovative and world class gift products solution in crystal across India Middle East and Africa as well as serving tourist across the globe. Art work collection that contains everything from classic to contemporary object of art finely captured in the brilliance of crystal. The wide variety of product range includes exclusive decorative table and glassware, antique collections, desktop accessories, corporate and custom made mementos, replicas, awards and trophies.

Judging Panel

Chris Seymour David Cockerton Donald Bradley Edd Brookes
Christopher Seymour
Head of Markets & Development MESA
Mott MacDonald
and Co-Chair Middle East Council for Offices
David Cockerton
Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors
(RICS)
Donald Bradley
CEO
Northern Gulf, Savills
Edd Brookes
Head of DTZ Cushman Wakefield - Middle East
George Katodrytis Holley Chant Robert Cook Veronica Mendieta
George Katodrytis
    Associate Professor of Architecture
    American University of Sharjah
Holley Chant
    Executive Director
    Corporate Sustainability
    KEO International Consultants
Dr. Robert Cooke
    Associate Director
    Buro Happold
Veronica Mendieta
   Founder and Chairwoman
   Developers & Builders Alliance

Richard Fenne

Matthew Lamont Caroline Buckingham Grant Blindell

Richard Fenne
Studio Chair and Principal
Woods Bagot

Matthew Lamont
The Chartered Institute of Building and Associate Director AECOM
Caroline Buckingham
Director / Owner, HLM Architects
Vice President Practice & Profession, RIBA
Grant Blindell
Design Director
Square-8
Dr. Kirk Shanks Nicholas Lander

Chris Wan

Mark Streetz
Dr. Kirk Shanks
Sustainable Building Academic Ex-Director of Studies (Dubai) Architectural Engineering, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society
Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Nicholas Lander
Regional Sustainability Lead
CH2M

Chris Chi Lon Wan
Head of Design Management
Masdar

Mark Streetz
Senior Vice President | Managing Principal
HOK, Dubai

Q&A with member of Judging Panel

Christopher Seymour
Head of Markets & Development MESA
Mott MacDonald and Co-Chair Middle East Council for Offices

 

 

 

Christopher Seymour has been a member of the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets judging panel for a number of years, and has seen them develop and adapt in line with the market. Chris took five minutes out of his busy schedule to give an insight into the awards.

1.       The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets are known for having a thorough judging process. Can you tell us a little bit about the procedure?

    The procedure for judging the awards is one of the most thorough that I have experienced, with a disciplined approach to categorisation, shortlisting and interviewing finalists. The judging panel itself is made up from leading industry experts covering most technical disciplines and market sectors – and we are all a fairly opinionated group which makes for vigorous debate on many aspects of the entries but overall gives value and credibility to the competition! The interviews for the shortlisted entries is particularly important and unique in the market giving, the judges the opportunity to get up close and personal with the presenters of the schemes rather than just basing the awards on documented material. At the end of each Cityscape as a judging group we reconvene to discuss how we can improve the competition for next year, whether this is by modifying the wording of the questions, adjusting the categories or changing the approach.

2.       You have been involved in the judging for a number of years…what’s new this year?

    One of the improvements this year was that we split low rise and high rise residential category to provide better distinction within this market sector. Whilst both having the same end use – that is habitation - the approaches and development characteristics are very different to each type of asset. Thus this year we are able to avoid cases where we were comparing a high rise tower with a villa development since they are split into separate categories and it has resulted in a much more ‘apples- for- apples’ approach.
    Another improvement from a judge’s perspective is that this year the initial shortlisting stage was undertaken through an online portal which gave all the judges improved management and viewing of the material submitted by the entrants, which significantly improved the clarity of the images and enabled much more informed scoring. When we met to discuss and finally agree the shortlisted candidates it was clear that through this approach we had good consistency of knowledge on the content of the various entries which produced results that we were all happy with.

3.       Without giving too much away ahead of the Judging Day and Awards Ceremony, can you give us an idea about the calibre and variety of projects that were submitted this year?

    Once again the entries were very high calibre and with a wide variety of projects. As always along with the well-known high profile projects which we would always hope to see there were also some surprises from less well known locations and developers. In particular the entries for the sustainability category showed very strong innovation and it is becoming clear that the sustainable project that would have been an award winning entry a few years ago would now be considered only as a baseline level of acceptance. Environmentally sustainable building can also bring commercial advantages and indeed a few of the entries would not even have been conceived without those benefits – we saw examples of low cost housing, cultural centres and even industrial buildings being brought to life as a result of these measures. The Cityscape Awards provides an excellent platform to show case this type of innovation and bring it to the attention of the public and industry.

4.       Is there such a thing as a “most popular category” for entry or is there a fairly wide variety across all categories?

    The most popular categories by number are usually the ‘lifestyle’ type project including residential, retail and hospitality – and these often give designers the most freedom for the aesthetic of the building or project. Whilst giving good visual impact the judges however are always interested in the functionality of the finished product - and hence it is not just those that look good that get through. I’m sure as many of the shortlisted entrants would testify, they are asked many and varied questions during the ‘Dragons Den’ of the interview sessions and whilst this always done in a friendly atmosphere all the judges take their job seriously and are keen to make sure that only the best get through as winners.

5.       Lastly, what’s great about being a judge for the Awards?

    I positively enjoy reviewing the entries – it is a unique opportunity to view new projects from other territories and whilst I am lucky enough personally to have experience of a wide geography it is not possible to know everything that is going on and so reviewing entries is an excellent way to get up to date. The judging group is also a very eclectic team and we work well together – often being refreshed by new members – this is certainly one of the highlights of the year.