Tendestream members shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2023

9 February 2023
Credit: Sluishuis Image: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Sluishuis (BIG), image: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Quay Quarter Tower (3XN), image: Adam Mork
  • HKUST (Arup, engineering), image: Zhang Chao
  • Hotel Niko (3XN), image: R Hjortshoj
  • Fuse Valley (BIG), image: Lucianr
  • Four Frankfurt (UNStudio), image: UNStudio
  • Confluence (AIA, engineering, environment), image: A Besson





Annual real estate industry event celebrates innovative & visionary design

The winners of the MIPIM Awards 2023 will be announced on March 16th 2023, with seven projects involving Tenderstream members included in the shortlist. The jury drew up the selection in order to represent the industry's most useful, sustainable and visionary projects, celebrating design that exemplifies ground-breaking techniques in innovation, architecture, environmental quality, and positive community impact.

Among the Tenderstream members, 3XN are shortlisted in the Best Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Project category for Hotel Niko, in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. The design transforms an outdated and uninspiring hotel into a new 5-star coastal destination, while retaining the existing structure and saving hundreds of tons of embodied carbon. The design blends into the surrounding environment by reinterpreting the architectural style of a classic Cretan waterfront building, with a stunning fluted façade that reflects the gentle waves of the bay.

3XN are also recognised in the Best Office and Business Project Category, as architects on Quay Tower, Sydney, Australia. The pioneering redevelopment redefines what is possible for tall buildings nearing the end of their commercial life, becoming the most significant adaptive reuse high-rise ever completed. 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.

Tenderstream member AIA Life design - specifically AIA Environement and AIA Ingéniérie - contributed to Confluence - B1 C1 Nord in Lyon, France, which is among the nominees for Best New Development. Baumschlager Eberle Architects, PetitDidierPrioux Architects, Atelier de ville en ville designed the transformation of the former industrial site into a new urban hub, with landscape design by MOZ Paysage. The mixed-use space includes 250 family housing units, 15,000 sq m dedicated to higher education, and commercial units. 

Also up for Best New Development is Fuse Valley in Matosinhos, Portugal, designed by Tenderstream member Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Motivated by growth projections, luxury fashion industry global platform Fafetch challenged developer Castro Group to create an innovative space for their new headquarters, including a hotel, amenities and offices for other companies. The design aims to connect people, ideas and talents, companies and partners. 

Over in the Best Residential project category, BIG are also celebrating a shortlist position as architects on 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. 

In the Best New Mega Development category, FOUR Frankfurt - based on a design by Tenderstream member UNStudio - is among the shortlisted entries. Four new high-rise buildings are being built on a multi-storey podium in Franfurt-am Main, Germany, with approximately 213,000 sq m of floor space. The development also includes two hotels, a food-court, retail space and accessible recreational areas such as public squares, a green roof terrace and several pedestrian paths. 

Tenderstream member 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 features in the best 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.

We wish all our shortlisted members luck at the awards ceremony, which will take place at Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festival in Cannes, France. 

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

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