MIPIM Awards Special Jury Prize for Moscow’s Zaryadye Park
The Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes hosted the 29th MIPIM Awards, prizes awarded every year during MIPIM, the international event for real estate professionals. Twelve prizes were awarded: the first eight for buildings constructed in various categories, one for an urban renewal project, two for future projects, and the a jury prize. The 2019 special jury prize was assigned to Moscow’s Zaryadye Park with its annexed multipurpose concert complex, a project involving several international architecture firms: S.Kuznetsov, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Hargreaves Associates, Citymakers, CPU Reserve, MAHPI, Architectural Bureau by T. Bashkaev.
The park extends over more than ten hectares of land in central Moscow, containing a new concert complex that opened in September 2018 could well become the new symbol of the city. The jury see the project’s strength as having concentrated a combination of history, modernity, nature and the city in one place, for the park reproduces Russia’s natural landscape, while the complex is composed of a number of different areas, including outdoor amphitheatres, pavilions and restored historic buildings.
Here is a list of the prizes awarded to completed buildings.
The winner in the Best Healthcare Development category is Polyclinique Reims-Bezannes, France, by architect Jean-Michel Jacquet: exceptional in its size, with a total surface area of 42,000 sqm, and the diversity of its medical activities.
The Best Hotel & Tourism Resort is Club Med Cefalù, Italy, designed by architect King Roselli with Sophie Jacqmin. The jury appreciated the project’s refined style, allowing the small buildings for use by tourists to fit harmoniously into the landscape of the coast with its luxuriant vegetation.
The Best Industrial & Logistics Development is an interesting project on the Greenwich peninsula (UK) by C.F. Møller Architects with artist Conrad Shawcross, already presented in Floornature: an energy centre combining art and architecture.
The Best Mixed-Use Development is "The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini" by Archea Associati in Florence, Italy. The architects "reinvented" a historic building in one of Florence’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, transforming it into a creative building that attracts residents and passers-by with activities open to the public.
The award for Best Office & Business Development went to the Laborde project by PCA-STREAM | Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte, an ambitious renovation project in a historic building in Haussmann style in Paris. The architects restored the historic building to its ancient splendour, adding a new office building with big windows on one side of the courtyard and creating a bridge between the two structures by constructing a monumental pavilion for hosting events.
The Best Refurbished Building is Kosmo a Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, the new home of Parfums Christian Dior designed by Ateliers 2/3/4.
Best Residential Development is the WOODIE project in Hamburg, Germany, by Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, an innovative student residence containing 371 prefabricated timber micro-apartments which were quickly assembled on-site.
The Best Shopping Centre is Hirakata T-Site dello studio Takenaka Corporation, which the jury identified as an important example of renewal and revitalisation of what had been a rather characterless neighbourhood in an area facing population decline.
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