Tenderstream members celebrate MIPIM awards success
Jury reveal winning projects at world's largest real estate event
Tenderstream members 3XN, BIG, and Arup are all celebrating wins at the MIPIM 2023 awards. The world’s largest international real estate conference revealed 12 winners, selected by both the jury and MIPIM registered delegates’ votes, which were cast online and on site. In addition to the usual criteria, this year’s jury focused on how projects seek to enhance the built environment’s prospects in line with environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
The Best Office and Business Project Category was awarded to Quay Tower, Sydney, designed by3XN. As the most significant adaptive reuse high-rise ever completed, the pioneering redevelopment redefines what is possible for tall buildings nearing the end of their commercial life. The radical sustainability strategy involved upcycling an existing building, retaining 65% of its beams, columns, and slabs, and over 98% of its existing core, resulting in an embodied carbon saving of over 12,000 metric tons in concrete alone.
Over in the Best Residential project category, BIG are celebrating a win for Sluishuis, in Amstedam, The Netherlands. Together with BARCODE Architects, BIG created a design that offers Amsterdam a new living experience - with a structure completely built on water. The energy-neutral building contains 442 apartments, a two-story underground car park below water-level, houseboat lots, berths for pleasure crafts, catering facilities and commercial areas.
Arup provided Structural, MEP/FP, and Civil Engineering for The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which won the Cultural, Sports and Education project category. A sibling to HKUST’s constrained site in Hong Kong, the campus is the university’s first in Mainland China. A car-free central hub prioritises active walking, while a ‘leisure loop’ for cycling, walking, and running follows the naturally landscaped canals and is intended to unite the campus with the community at large.
The awards were announced on 16th March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Jury chairman, François Trausch, chief executive officer & chief investment officer at PIMCO Prime Real Estate, stated: “The judges were highly impressed by the significant strides made in sustainability across the majority of the projects presented at one of the world’s most prestigious real estate competitions. With so many outstanding entries, selecting only 12 winners proved to be a challenging task for the judges of MIPIM Awards.”