MIPIM 2016 Awards: The winners revealed!

MIPIM Awards 2016


 Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children

Glasgow, Scotland

Developer: Brookfield Multiplex

Architect: IBI Group

Client: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Other: WSP Group, TUV SUD, Doig and Smith, Gillespies LLP, Ginko Projects

At 170,000 sqm, this ‘super hospital’ is amongst Europe’s largest and most advanced medical campuses, setting a new benchmark in healthcare design and delivery.

Set within extensive landscaping, the 14-storey building’s distinct functions are expressed architecturally as a ‘vessel’ (the children’s hospital), ‘dock’ (adult hospital podium) and ‘beacon’ (the 100% single bed adult ward tower) – strikingly different geometric forms inspired by Clydeside’s maritime heritage and which together create an iconic landmark which has transformed the Govan skyline.

Internally, the ‘hotel-like’ top-lit atria is articulated by colourful cantilevered pods and enlivened by interactive distraction technologies, which dispel the traditional image of healthcare delivery.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


 JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Venice, Italy

Developer: La Sessola Srl

Architect: Matteo Thun & Partners

Project Manager: Luca Colombo

An artificial island in the Venetian lagoon has been transformed into a luxury resort and park. The project includes a main hotel building with 230 suites, a rooftop terrace with outdoor pool and panoramic restaurant. Various brick pavilions include further suites, spa areas with pools and treatment rooms. Beyond the olive grove, a large vegetable garden serves the resort’s restaurant. The project focuses on the lagoonscape, using and reinterpreting local materials while conserving the authentic spirit of the place and buildings. An innovative “three zero” luxury resort, both in its construction and management: zero kilometers, zero CO2, zero waste.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa


ELI Beamlines

Prague, Czech Republic

Developer: Fyzikální ústav Akademie, věd ČR, v.v.i., Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Architect: Bogle Architects

The ELI Beamlines project is an international research and technology facility located outside Prague.

Funded by The European Commission, the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines facility houses the infrastructure for world-class laser research for use in medicine, engineering and astrophysics.

Bogle Architects’ design, consists of four separate buildings – offices, laboratories, a multifunctional space with lecture theatre and café, and a massive concrete box that houses the laser hall. A lightweight roof floats over the building to unite the four spaces.

Bogle Architects, founded in 2012 by Ian Bogle, has offices in London, Prague and Hong Kong.

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Brussels, Belgium

Developer: AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets


Owner: AXA Belgium

Treurenberg is the first Net-Zero energy office building to be built in Brussels, designed and built by ASSAR, VK Engineering, Democo and AXA IM – Real Assets. Its reconstruction required the most advanced techniques to achieve a Net-Zero energy building certified Excellent by BREEAM and to allow the public to see an unknown part of Brussels’ first city walls from the 13th century.

It is built around an atrium with nine levels, and offers 10,500 sqm of office space. The top three levels open onto one of the largest usable rooftop terraces for an office building in Brussels.




Paris, France

Developer: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)

Architect: PCA Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

#Cloud.Paris embodies the converging innovative strategies and research of SFL and PCA on the evolution of our workspaces. In the age of an immaterial economy, a central location and diversity corresponds to the needs of creative and high-added value service fields, who avoid single-function, remote business-centres. Through the renovation of this central Parisian building complex, PCA has created an urban-campus much like a relational ecosystem. The design favours gathering spaces and new ways of working, where a collaborative experience stimulates innovation and productivity. Featuring comfortable, flexible-use spaces, hotel-like services, quality and diverse shared spaces, an e-lounge, panoramic landscaped roof-top terraces, #Cloud.Paris has also received a triple certification for sustainability.




Düsseldorf, Germany

Developer: 741 Projektentwicklung GmbH

Architect: Luczak Architekten & SW Häuser GmbH

Other: Cadman GmbH, Hellmich Gruppe & CarLoft

What would you expect to be more full of symbolism than a transformation of a venerable world war relict into a hideaway of new and modern life? The project PAPILLON is a metamorphose of a bunker complex to a stunning icon of architecture, filled with every ingenuity you could think of.

With its urban location, close proximity to the Rhine and the Vodafone campus in Dusseldorf, it unites historical object details with intelligent ground plans and highly respects sustainability by using major futuristic techniques.

The car elevators – with their focus on comfort and security – complete this exceptional project.




Norrköping, Sweden

Developer: Ivarsson Byggnads AB

Architect: Kai Wartiainen and Ingrid Reppen, arkitektur + development ab

Public Authority: Norrköpings kommun

Norrköping hosted a competition inviting architects to design a residential building in the heart of its old industrial centre. The plot provided quite a challenge with 6/7 situated in water located in an industrial landscape dating 400 years back. And to top it all off the architects had to match the splendour of the building opposite, the most beautiful industrial building in Sweden. The architects did an amazing job and the result is a gem to the owners as well as to the inhabitants of the town, proving that old and new can complement each other perfectly.



 Les Docks Village

Marseille, France

Developer: Constructa Urban Systems

Architect: 5+1 AA

Other: JP Morgan Asset Management

The «Docks Village» in Marseille is the new lifestyle urban center developed by Constructa Urban Systems for a Fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. The rehabilitation of the ground floor of this historic and emblematic building built in 1857 provides light, transparency, striking decoration, hand-crafted materials, vegetation and colors around restaurants, bars, boutiques, community stores, with a mix of creators, artisans and brands. Reborn, festive and convivial, the ground floor of the “Docks” has come alive, with a new identity for this extraordinary place with 4 different and unexpected courtyards, inviting dialogue, refreshment, meetings, leisure and shopping.

Les Docks Village - Constructa -Marseille


 Crossrail Place

London, United Kingdom

Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Architect: Foster + Partners

Engineer: Arup, Wiehag

Crossrail Place is a distinctive seven-storey structure which will house the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station, as well as social and leisure facilities to complement this landmark UK business and residential district. Encased in a beautiful latticed timber roof, designed by Foster + Partners, the top storey houses a unique garden designed by landscape architects Gillespies which contains walkways, seating and an amphitheatre for free public use. The public can already visit Crossrail Place, at the levels above the platforms, which is now a major new leisure destination including a cinema, restaurants, retail and fitness facilities.




 Paradis Express

Liège, Belgium

Developer: Fedimmo

Architect: association A2M – Jaspers-Eyers Architects – BAG

Other: Bureau Lemaire, TPF engineering, D2S, Heinz Winters Atelier, Duchêne, Galère, Interbuild, bureau HSP

Outstanding project from Fedimmo, the ‘Paradis Express’ creates a completely new approach to a participative conception in partnership with professional experts and public authorities.

By creating a new piece of a changing city, including public amenities, shops, offices, and 160 apartments, this new eco-neighbourhood will revitalize the centre of the town, linking the train station to the border of the Meuse river.

The project offers an innovative view of sustainable design, creating synergies between the buildings and their ecological environment, applying simple techniques to achieve nearly zero energy building, linking multigenerational activities, and opening new green spaces to the public.

Paradis Express


 DUO-PARIS: Taking urban sensations to new heights

Paris, France

Developer: Invanhoé Cambridge

Architect: Jean Nouvel

Project Manager: Hines

Duo will be a major and iconic addition to the Parisian skyline in 2020.

The two towers – 39 and 27 floors – designed by Jean Nouvel (Pritzker price) for Ivanhoé Cambridge will be the first mixed-use building in France with offices, retail spaces, a four-star boutique hotel, restaurants, a skybar and an auditorium on 105,000 sqm.

Duo will be environmentally friendly, with the most recent HQE/LEED certifications, and user-friendly, with the first WELL® label in France for a building this size, thus offering unrivalled experience and comfort through innovative services accessible 24/7 from a multi-device application.

Featuring an appealing architecture reinventing Parisian classicism with a modern twist, Duo will nest in a dynamic and lively neighbourhood easily accessible by public transportation.



For the 5th year running, we are proud to announce the winner of the MIPIM People’s Choice Award 2016, an online public vote among MIPIM Award finalists

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai, China

Developer: Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd

Architect: Gensler

Other: Shanghai Construction Group, Thornton Tomasetti, Cosentini Associates, SWA Group, I.DEA Ecological Solutions



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