MIPIM 2023: Shaping a Sustainable Future in Real Estate

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In March 2023, the world witnessed a pivotal event in Cannes, France - MIPIM, the largest international real estate event. This year's gathering, held from March 14-17, was not just a meeting of minds but a celebration of visionary architecture and sustainable development, culminating in the prestigious MIPIM Awards.

The 2023 MIPIM Awards showcased 12 exceptional projects, selected from a pool of more than 180 entries spanning 38 countries. These projects, either completed or in development, were evaluated based on sustainability, integration into the environment and community, user experience quality, economic contribution, originality, and architectural qualities.

Among the winners, the Best Alternative Project went to Deloitte University EMEA in France, designed by Dubuisson Architecture and developed by Nexity. The Best Cultural, Sports & Education Project was awarded to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Guangzhou, China, a masterpiece by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

Lanserhof Sylt in Germany, designed by ingenhoven associates, was recognized as the Best Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Project. The Best Industrial & Logistics Project title was bestowed upon the New manufacture de haute horlogerie Audemars Piguet in Switzerland, a Kunik de Morsier architects creation.

Paris's Morland Mixité Capitale, a collaborative work of CALQ Architecture and DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECT, triumphed in two categories: Best Mixed-Use Project and the Special Jury Award. The Best Office & Business Project went to Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia, an innovative design by 3XN.

In the refurbished category, Metal 57 in France, designed by Dominique PERRAULT Architecture, took the honors. The Best Residential Project was awarded to Sluishuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a joint effort by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) & Barcode Architects.

Berlin's Atelier Gardens, a collaboration of MVRDV, Studio Fabrix, and Hirschmüller Schindele Architekten, was recognized as the Best Urban Regeneration Project. Roots in the Sky in London, United Kingdom, by Sheppard Robson, won the Best New Development category. Finally, La Baie des Rois in Libreville, Gabon, master-planned by FMCT, was celebrated as the Best New Mega Development.

François Trausch, CEO & CIO of PIMCO Prime Real Estate and MIPIM Awards Jury Chairman, emphasized the challenge in selecting winners due to the outstanding quality and sustainability strides in the entries. This year's MIPIM and its awards highlighted a collective commitment to a sustainable, inclusive, and innovative future in the real estate sector, demonstrating that buildings are more than structures; they are catalysts for positive change.
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