Two statuettes at this year’s MIPIM Awards went to Italy, France and Denmark, while accolades in the remaining categories were shared by architects from Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Sweden, the UK and China. The only winner from the CEE region was the House of Music project in Budapest, which received a special prize from the jury.
The MIPIM Award in the ‘Best Office and Business Development’ category went to the new BNP Paribas Fortis headquarters in Montagne du Parc, Brussels, designed by a consortium of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, Styfhals and Jaspers-Eyers Architects. The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet museum in Le Brassus, Switzerland won in the ‘Best Cultural and Sports Infrastructure’ category, whose developer was Audemars Piguet, while the architect was BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
In addition to this, a consortium consisting of İstanbul PPP Sağlik Yatirim, Renaissance Holding, Renaissance Healthcare Investment and Sojitz Healthcare was the winner in the “Best Healthcare Development” category for Başakşehir Çam Ve Sakura City Hospital in Istanbul, which was built according to a design by the Perkins & Will study (Consept). The title of ‘Best Hotel & Tourism Resort’ went to the Casa di Langa complex in Cerretto Langhe in Italy (promoter: Gentile Ospitalità; architects: GaS Studio and Parisotto Formenton Architetti), while the LCP Trecate complex, also in Italy (promoter : Logistics Capital Partners; architect: The Blossom Avenue Partners) collected the statuette for ‘Best Industrial and Logistics Development’.
Frederiksberg Allé 41 in Copenhagen was voted ‘Best Mixed-Use Development’ (developer: Union Holding and NRE Denmark; architect: Cobe), while the Æbeløen project located in Aarhus, also in Denmark (developer: Raundahl & Moesby; architect: Zebra architects) was named ‘Best Residential Development’. Furthermore, the Astoriahuset and Nybrogatan 17 project in central Stockholm (promoter: Humlegården; architect: 3XN) was ‘Best Renovated Building’, according to the Cannes jury.
The Cap 3,000 complex in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France (developer: Altarea; architect: Groupe-6) was voted ‘Best Shopping Centre’, while London Borough Yards (developer: Mark; architect: Spparc) was the ‘Best Urban Project’.
The Arboretum office complex in Nanterre, France (developer: WO2; architects: Leclercq Associes, Dream, Nicolas Laisné Architectes, Hubert & Roy Architectes) received the title of ‘Best Futura Project’, while the ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ was for the Hangzhou Alibaba Damo Academy Nanhu Industrial Park in Hangzhou, China, for its technologically advanced offices, laboratories, conference centers, and exhibitions (Developer: Jiachuan Technology; Architect: Aedas).
The special prize of the MIPIM jury went to the House music in Budapest (promoter: Varosliget; architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects).
The MIPIM Awards ceremony is traditionally the highlight of the real estate investment fair held in Cannes. Last year’s meeting in September, held during pandemic restrictions, attracted a relatively small number of participants, but this year’s event (March 15-18) was visited by more than 20,000 invited, despite the exclusion of exhibitors from Russia.