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The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets will celebrate 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.

About the Awards

The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets Awards and Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at the Conrad Dubai. The evening will present an unparalleled opportunity to network with key investors, architects and developers, as industry VIP’s converge upon Dubai to recognise the innovators and initiators behind some of the world’s most high profile projects.

Submissions

The 2016 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets are now CLOSED for submissions.

What’s next?

The shortlisted projects will be announced by 9 August 2016 and entrants will be required to present their project to the panel during the Judging Day held on Saturday 3 September 2015 in Dubai.

The developer and architect are both required to attend the Judging Day to present their project to the panel. Please note failure to attend the Judging Day will result in your project being eliminated as a potential category winner.

For more information, please contact the Cityscape Awards team:

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

Award Categories

Categories (projects limited to one category)
BUILT
FUTURE

Commercial Project Award

Description: A building or complex of single commercial use

Examples: Office buildings, factories, warehouses, logistics and distribution facilities

Leisure & Hospitality Project Award

Description: A building or complex that provides a leisure and/or hospitality function(s)

Examples: Hotels, serviced apartments, sports & leisure facilities, restaurants

Community, Culture & Tourism Project Award

Description: A public building or complex for the arts or serving the community

Examples: Museums, visitor centres, educational facilities, hospitals, religious buildings, airports

Residential – Low Rise Project Award

Description: A residential development of a minimum of 10 units (G+4 and below)

Examples: Villa/townhouse complex, apartments, low rise towers (G+4 and below)

Residential – High Rise Project Award

Description: A residential development of a minimum of 10 units (G+5 and above)

Examples: Apartments, high rise towers (G+5 and above)

Retail Project Award

Description: A retail development with a minimum of 10 units

Examples: Malls, retail districts

Sustainability Project Award*

* Please note you can nominate your BUILT occupied project for the Sustainability Project Award in addition to ONE of the categories above.

MIXED USE PROJECT AWARD has been discontinued - the “predominant use” of the project will define the category selection.

Judging Panel and Process

JUDGING PANEL


Christopher Seymour
FRICS Regional Development Director
Middle East and South Asia
Mott MacDonald

Chris Chi Lon Wan
Head of Design Management,
Masdar

David Cockerton
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Donald Bradley
CEO Northern Gulf
Savills

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

Dr. Robert Cooke
Associate
Buro Happold

Edd Brookes
Director
DTZ Middle East

George Katodrytis, RIBA
Associate Professor of Architecture
American University of Sharjah

Grant Blindell
Design Director
Square-8

Holley Chant
Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability and Commissioning
KEO International Consultants

Mathew Lamont
The Chartered Institute of Building and Associate Director
AECOM

Nicholas Lander
Regional Sustainability Lead&lt
CH2M

Richard Fenne
Senior Associate
Woods Bagot

Caroline Buckingham
Director / Owner,HLM Architects
Vice President Practice & Profession, RIBA

Veronica Mendieta
Founder & Chairwoman
Developers & Builders Alliance

Mark Streetz
Managing Principle;lt
HOK
 
 

JUDGING PROCESS

First Judging Round
All submitted entries will be reviewed individually by the panel of judges and will form the basis for the shortlisted projects which are to be announced by 9 August 2016.

Judging Day
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their projects to the panel of judges during the Judging Day held on Saturday 3rd September 2016. The developer and architect are both required to attend the Judging Day to present their project to the panel. Please note failure to attend the Judging Day will result in your project being eliminated as a potential category winner.

Final selection of the winners in each of the categories will be assessed by the panel on the Judging Day after all entries have been presented.

Cityscape Awards Ceremony
Winners will be announced at a glamorous Awards Ceremony at the Cityscape Awards & Cocktail Evening held on 6 September 2016 at Conrad Dubai.

For more information, please contact the Cityscape Awards team:
Email: csawards@informa.com
Phone: +971 4 407 2419 / +971 4 407 2742

Eligibility Criteria

Real Estate developments that meet the eligibility criteria below may be entered in to the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets:

  • Projects can be entered to the Built project categories (those with a minimum of one phase completed and operational with the last 3 years) or Future projects (for those commenced onsite but not yet completed).
  • Projects will only be eligible to enter one category, with the added option of entering the Environmental Sustainability Project Award for built occupied projects.
  • An entrant may submit as many individual projects as desired as long as each entry is in full compliance with the eligibility criteria.
  • Projects previously entered into the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets are not eligible for resubmission, unless they previously entered the “future” category and are now entering as a “built” project.
  • An exception to the above is when a new phase of a previously entered project is submitted; this will be accepted.
  • Submitted projects are required to demonstrate the highest level of excellence across 5 specified judgment criteria: context, design, sustainability, property & facilities management and fulfilling the brief (including projects entering the Environmental Sustainability Project Award).
  • Only projects in global emerging markets will be eligible for submission, including developments from the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, New Zealand & Australia) and Latin America.
  • Architects are entitled to submit projects on behalf of the developer / owner, as long as their permission has been obtained.
  • Individual units in commercial, retail and hospitality developments are not eligible for the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. Only projects consisting of a minimum of 10 residential and 10 retail units are eligible for the relevant Award category.
  • Interior design projects are not eligible to enter the awards.

Cityscape Awards & Cocktail Evening

The Cityscape Awards & Cocktail Evening will be held at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai on the evening of Tuesday 6 September 2016.

The Awards night is an opportunity to network with key investors, architects and developers, as industry VIP's converge upon Dubai to recognise the innovators and initiators behind some of the world's most high profile projects. The glamorous event will begin by awarding the winners during a formal ceremony, followed by dinner and entertainment.

Venue: Conrad Hotel, Dubai (Level 2)
Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Time: 7pm
Dress code: Business Attire or National Dress

Awards Tickets
Tickets can be purchased online via visitor registration form or during the first day of the Cityscape Global Exhibition at the Awards Tickets Desk outside Hall 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Price
Single Ticket - US$ 300/-
Table of Ten - US$ 2700/- (includes valet parking, dinner, entertainment, unlimited house beverages)

Awards Terms And Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the submission of your entry into, and the operation of, the Awards.

  • All Award nominations must:
    • relate to the following subject matter: Real estate developments and architecture
    • comply with the stated eligibility criteria.  Please note that Informa may reject or disregard any Award nomination, at the point of or after submission, if Informa: (i) determines in its absolute discretion that acceptance of the nomination into the Awards is in any way inappropriate, or (ii) is required by any applicable law or instructed by any financial institution to cease trading (a) with certain individuals and/or entities, and/or (b) in, or in relation to, certain geographical locations;
    • be submitted electronically through the Cityscape Global Awards online system;
    • be in English and be received by 5pm GST 15 June 2016;
    • be clearly and succinctly written, and remain within any submission guidelines issued by Informa in respect of the Awards;
    • deal in grounded and supported statements, preferably with supporting facts and figures.
  • Informa shall have the right to verify the content of any Award nomination received.  Without prejudice to the foregoing, Informa is entitled to accept all Award nominations in good faith and treat the same as true and accurate.
  • Submission of an Award nomination indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • In the event of any disputes or issues, the decision made by the Award judges is final.  Informa shall not be obliged to justify the outcomes of the Awards or any other decisions made in relation to the Awards, nor enter into any correspondence in respect of the same.
  • In submitting an Award nomination, you authorise the use and/or reproduction by Informa of images and information provided in your submission in relation to any editorial/advertising/marketing/other purposes initiated by Informa in conjunction with the Awards.  To the extent that your Award submission contains commercially sensitive information, please clearly mark such information as ‘not for publication’ and bring the same expressly to Informa’s attention.
  • Nothing in these terms and conditions limits Informa’s liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.  Subject to the foregoing, Informa shall have no liability to you with respect to the Awards, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty or otherwise.  Without limitation, Informa hereby expressly excludes any liability in relation to (i) loss of profits, (ii) loss of or damage to goodwill, and (iii) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information.
  • Informa may modify these terms and conditions at any time in its absolute discretion.  You are advised to review these terms and conditions regularly, as they may be updated from time to time (both during the specific open period of an Awards submission and in-between the various series of Awards operated by Informa).  Changes shall not apply retrospectively to Award nominations received prior to such changes being made (unless legally required).  In relation to each Award nomination submitted, you agree to be bound by whichever version of the terms and conditions is in force at the relevant time of such submission.

For clarification on these terms and conditions, please contact the Cityscape Awards team:

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

2015 Awards Winners

On Tuesday 8th September 2015, the real estate and architect industry gathered together at the Conrad Dubai for a glittering ceremony. With a strong international presence, 37 finalists representing projects from all around the world including China, India, Turkey, Russia and Brazil, eagerly gathered to await the announcement of the 2015 winners. Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists. We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2016 edition!

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