MIPIM 2018 - March 13-16

Four major European retail and commercial property companies/organisations will be at MIPIM 2018:

  • Nakheel – one of the world’s leading developers with projects like Palm Jumeirah at EXPO Real this year. We are offering media interviews with a Nakheel representative to provide an overview of the portfolio and extensive pipeline in the Middle East, as well as commenting on the Middle Eastern market. http://www.nakheel.com/

  • Fortwell Capital – one of the UK’s leading property lenders. Since 2011, the company has partnered with a range of high profile UK developers to provide £1bn in loans. In 2018, Fortwell Capital is set to increase its lending to support even more developments following a refocus of its business which will see it finance larger, more complex projects, expand its reach beyond London and the South East, and partner with developers across residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes. We are offering media interviews with Executive Director, Dan Smith, and Head of Real Estate Finance, Arthur Jennings, who have established Fortwell Capital as a lender of choice for the UK’s real estate sector, and are leading experts on the UK real estate market and prevailing trends in real estate finance. http://fortwellcapital.com/
  • Oslo Metropolitan Area (OMA) - a non-profit organisation representing real estate and urban development businesses in the capital of Norway. Their vision is to develop the Oslo region into one of the most attractive urban regions for investment and establishment. They will exhibit at MIPIM and host a series of events covering subjects such as the investment potential of Norway and European Green Cities. We are offering media interviews with a range of spokespeople, including John O. Solberg, CEO of CBRE, commenting on everything investment; Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, commenting on Oslo becoming European Green Capital 2019 and Hannah E. Marcussen, Oslo’s Vice Mayor for Urban Development, commenting on C40’s Reinventing Cities and car-free inner cities. https://www.oslometropolitanarea.no/ 

  • Grosvenor Europe
Grosvenor Europe has a core focus on mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure, in some of Europe's most vibrant cities including: Paris, Lyon, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Liverpool. They draw on Grosvenor’s 300 years of experience in real estate and have a long term view of investments, which we manage vigorously to ensure we continually add value. Utilising their knowledge of our local teams, we strive to bring our ‘Living cities’ philosophy to life, creating places that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We employ over 70 real estate professionals with local knowledge and expertise, providing international partners with access to local European markets. We seek to develop and maintain long-term relationships with our investment and development partners and with the communities in which they work. As at 31 December 2016 we had £2.9bn / €3.4bn of assets under management, including a portfolio of historical buildings in the heart of Lyon’s city centre in France, Liverpool ONE in the UK and Skärholmen Centrum shopping centre in Stockholm.
  • New West End Company New West End Company, which represents over 600 property owners, retailers and leisure occupiers in London’s West End. The next three years will be the most important for London in a generation, as the delivery of the multi-billion pound Elizabeth railway line creates opportunities for investment in the city on a scale never seen before. With the new Elizabeth line running through its heart, the West End is at the centre of this historic transformation and New West End Company is spearheading the effort to maximize the benefits of this significant infrastructure investment, which will secure the West End’s future as the world’s most attractive destination for global capital, business, culture, retail and tourism, and see London set a new benchmark for global cities in the 21st century. Jace Tyrell’s role at the centre of the London business community at this pivotal moment in the city’s history, makes him one of the foremost authorities on the UK’s capital city, and the projects, trends and policies that will determine its development and position on the global stage over coming decades.


Paris, 8 February 2018 - Major international real estate projects, representing all segments of real estate – offices, residential, hotel and tourism, commercial, industrial and logistics among others – will be showcased during MIPIM 2018.

Click here to download a selection of 97 real estate projects from 24 countries that will be showcased at MIPIM 2018. Among these projects, you will discover the refurbishment of a 1960s Milan residential complex into a smart urban ecosystem, an ultra-luxury mixed-use development with unique architecture located in Kenya and the Mui Dinh Ecopark on the east coast of Vietnam, a hospitality-led mixed-use development.

Below are other projects also showcased at MIPIM this year:
Mixed-use real estateTribequa, Bordeaux (France)
Presented by Bordeaux Euratlantique

Tribequa will be a 55,000‑sq m mix of offices, housing and other activities located in the Bordeaux Euratlantique district, near the TGV railway station. The project will also transform the former postal sorting centre into a 5,000‑sq m Congress and Exhibition Centre. The project was designed by Emmanuel Combarel from the ECDM agency.
Urban developmentShinagawa Development, Tokyo (Japan)
Presented by East Japan Railway Company
 East Japan Railway Company’s (JR East’s) Shinagawa development project will provide a new railway station near Shinagawa station, projected to open in 2020. Shinagawa has rapid access to Haneda airport and Shinkansen station and, through collaboration with the surrounding communities, JR East is developing plans to create a town with international appeal. 
OfficesPirhuset, Stockholm (Sweden)
Presented by Stockholm Business Region

The old harbours of Stockholm will be developed into a new sustainable urban waterfront, extending the historic city. Pirhuset, developed by Bonnier Fastigheter in cooperation with Stockholm city planning department, will be a new landmark and signature building for the city. The new building will be partly constructed on a new pier which will also provide a public plaza facing the water.
Residential real estateWestminster Works, Birmingham (UK) 
Presented by The High Street Group

Westminster Works comprises an eight-storey building accommodating 253 units. It is located within the Southern Gateway £1 billion regeneration zone brought forward as part of the high-speed rail network ‘HS2’ masterplan, linking Birmingham and London. Westminster Works offers city living within a vibrant new neighbourhood. The area is a major development opportunity to create a new destination delivering development with the highest sustainability credentials.
MIPIM 2018 announces bumper 
edition for hotel & tourism

Paris, January 31, 2018 - Rapid evolution in the hotel sector due to changing living habits and an increasing demand from a more urban, connected world population, means that hotel and tourism is booming at MIPIM. For its 2018 edition, the global property market will see striking new concepts mixed with industry bellwethers, alongside a number of countries setting up shop to attract investment in the sector. 

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 13-16, 2018.

The MIPIM conference programme will host a variety of events including three main panel sessions, a hotel and tourism matchmaking session and an invitation-only hotel and tourism lunch, to generate as much networking and deal making as possible for attendees. 

Hotels with an urban view: room for innovation (March 15th at 10h00), is a stand- out conference session that will highlight those new hotel concepts opening to meet the demands of today’s highly discerning globetrotters. Discussion range across co-living concepts to generator hostels, as well as new luxury hotel offerings, which are taking on a leaner, smarter look. Speakers confirmed: Serge Trigano, President, Mama Shelter (a hotel chain which creates and choreographs lively accommodation and restaurant facilities that are seen as true urban refuges); Guy Nixon, Founder and Chief Executive, Go Native (which provides serviced apartments in the UK for corporate executives and leisure travellers) and Sharan Parischa, CEO, The Hoxton(an open house hotel concept, inspired by the streets and scenes that surround them). 

New exhibitors in the MIPIM hotel and tourism pavilion include Tui Group, Clink Hostel, Tyd and Beds & Bars. They will be exhibiting alongside returning key playersFMTG Development, Hyatt International, Meininger Holding, Melia Hotels International, Horwath Htl, Hilton Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group, Accorhotels, Easyhotel UK, Club Med and The Rezidor Hotel Group. The hotel and tourism pavilion will also play host to a number of countries exhibiting to attract the attention of major hotel investors. They include first timers Iceland and Turks and Caicos, as well as returning delegations from the Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic and the Ministry of Tourism for Brazil.
Another not-to-be-missed hotel and tourism session is Investment: trends, analysis and insights: A look at the changing face of hotel investment (March 14th at 15h15).The panel session will hear from industry heavyweights including John Ozinga, Chief Executive Officer, AccorInvest Group SA about which markets are set to offer the best returns and how to uncover local specificities to help build a global portfolio.

“If the hotel and tourism sector puts considerable importance on the customer experience to further growth, the real estate dimension remains essential,” declares Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM. “MIPIM is a platform where real estate professionals from across the spectrum reunite. Hotel professionals have been exhibiting in greater numbers year on year in the hotel and tourism pavilion at MIPIM and seizing the opportunities on offer in terms of visibility, networking and business transactions.”

Paris, 29 January, 2018 - The MIPIM Awards 2018 finalists have been chosen. The 12-member jury have selected 44 projects from 23 countries that now go forward to the finals of the international real estate industry’s premier awards.

Click here to find the list of the MIPIM Awards 2018 nominees and the members of the Jury.  

Click here to see the pictures of the projects. 

The jury, chaired this year by Méka Brunel, CEO of Gecina, reviewed the 227 entries from a record of 55 countries and shortlisted the top four projects in each of the 11 competition categories. 

"This year we saw a real upscale of the projects in line with the MIPIM theme “mapping world urbanity”. Beyond their architectural qualities, these projects are making a new step towards connections between people in the cities. Innovation and environmental qualities are combined with beautiful design and thoughtful projects. It’s a real pleasure to see so many applicants from all over the world deploying their talents towards the same high standard purpose,” explains Méka Brunel.

The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on Thursday, 15 March at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

The winners will be selected by both MIPIM delegates voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and by the jury. The winners will be selected on a 50:50 basis combining delegates’ votes cast on-site and the jury’s own votes.

Presentations of each project are available in the MIPIM Pressroom
About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. 
Mapping World Urbanity
The Central Theme of MIPIM 2018

Paris, December 11, 2017 - MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, today unveils its central theme for 2018 – ‘Mapping World Urbanity.’

The expansion of urban areas is redrawing the world map, helping to reposition cities - rather than countries - as economic powers. The 29th edition of MIPIM will explore the future of urban living and how these changes will affect the strategies of the property industry.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM, will be held in Cannes from 13 to 16 March 2018.

The MIPIM conference programme will explore this chosen theme by posing the following three questions:

  • How will we live in cities in 2030/2050?
  • What will the new rules for investment and property development be in a world dominated by cities?
  • What are the best strategies for building future cities in a globalized world?
A global demographic challenge that calls for new urban models 
According to the United Nations, the world population should reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. By 2050, 60% of the world’s population will be urban-based, with a rising life expectancy. Over the next 15 years, 60% of the population will be classified as middle class with higher incomes but also higher expectations, while 91% of the growth in world consumption will come from city-dwellers.

The major challenges for property professionals, both public and private, will be how to cope with this growth in city populations and offer housing, offices and leisure for all, while meeting the new expectations of these people in terms of services, mobility, infrastructure and sustainability.

The new role of cities in an urbanized world 
Today, cities have become economic and population centres with global reach, sometimes surpassing the nation to which they belong. They generate more than two thirds of global GDP, and a city such as London has a GDP equivalent to that of the entire Netherlands, the world’s 17th largest economy, while New York has a GDP comparable to that of Canada and Beijing to Sweden.

While the concept of global cities is not new, it is now a major discussion point as this  configuration reveals new challenges and opportunities for property professionals: increasing urbanization of the population; densification of transport; the need to improve energy efficiency in buildings by using more durable materials, while at the same time factoring in the economic, political and financial issues linked to globalization.

Urban sovereignty and connectivity 
This phenomenon of increased urban sovereignty is closely linked to the rise of global connectivity due to new technologies and the development of transport, leading in turn to increased financial flows and international trade. In this context, the concept of glocalization is more relevant than ever. Professionals need to understand the dynamics of local markets while taking into account the broader rules of international property investment. Despite global connectivity, there are still striking differences between markets around the world and these differences need to be understood and anticipated.

"From demography and sovereignty to connectivity and sustainability, cities are taking on a new dimension at MIPIM," explains Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM. "The key to successful property development is finding the right balance between international investment strategies and local opportunities. MIPIM 2018 will provide welcome input to help understand the issues of urban growth and outline the future of property in an urbanizing world," he added.


Paris, 9 November, 2017 - Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPIM, MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit and the MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit, today announces the launch of the MIPIM PropTech Europe in June 2018. The new, two-day event will be held in Paris on June 19-20, 2018. Reed MIDEM launched the first MIPIM PropTech NYC Summit in 2016, in partnership with MetaProp NYC – the world’s premier real estate technology nexus. In October 2017, the second edition of the New York Summit welcomed 820 delegates representing 550 firms from 33 countries and was the flagship event of the NYC Real Estate Tech Week. Delegates were drawn from the Tech sector (50%), real estate (40%) and VCs/Investors (10%). MIPIM PropTech Europe will expand the New York concept to include a significant exhibition zone for Tech companies and startups to showcase their latest projects and ideas. MIPIM PropTech Europe will cover real estate’s complete value chain and asset classes including residential, offices, retail, hotel and leisure and industrial property. Tech sectors that will be represented include property analytics and data, investment and crowdfunding, smart cities, building technology, workflow solutions, BIM, 3D/Virtual Reality and blockchain. “New Tech companies are rapidly proving the importance of their ideas within the global real estate industry,” says Filippo Rean, Head of Real Estate Markets, Reed MIDEM. “The growing interest of the real estate industry for the Tech sector that we have been addressing these past years at MIPIM in Cannes, coupled with the success of the first two editions of the PropTech Summit in New York, has encouraged us to bring a dedicated event in Europe.” In 2015, MIPIM in Cannes chose ‘The Digital Revolution’ as its central theme, prompting many real estate companies to comment that this was the first time they had come face-to-face with leading Tech companies and startups within an event. Since then, MIPIM has been host of Tech innovators that have developed solutions devoted to smart cities, to smart offices, to the use of Big Data, the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. “The real estate industry may have been slow to adopt new technology into its strategic thinking but that is changing fast and the real estate tech industry is maturing quickly. In Paris next year, MIPIM PropTech Europe delegates from a real estate background will discover some of the most innovative Tech solutions coming to market. At the same time, Tech startups and companies will access the legacy property sector to accelerate their development,” comments Filippo Rean, Head of Real Estate Markets, Reed MIDEM.

Real Estate Tech Trends from MIPIM

A stream of ongoing change

hen asked about his foresight on emerging competitors in the real estate industry, the director of a large European property development company told PwC and the Urban Land Institute,
“Our biggest competitor or threat is a company that we do not know yet, which could be two friends working together in a garage.”
a wavering global landscape redefined by disruptive technology, geopolitical uncertainty, and demographic changes, real estate players and urban planners face new challenges. The world’s leading property market was an opportunity for different players to explore new options.
MIPIM 2017 explored major market trends and business opportunities.
For anyone attending, it became clear that the traditionally conservative real estate industry is starting to embrace change, in every aspect of the business.

The MIPIM Innovation Forum was THE place to identify innovative trends and key industry players.

Innovation is reshaping the way real estate projects are conceived, funded, built, marketed, managed, and even how property transactions are made. Here are some highlights from the show:
roject Conception. Japanese project Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, winner of the Best Futura Mega Project 2017, embodies sustainability on three levels: environmental, human, and economic. It has the best green-building technologies and smart environmentally-friendly design, urban infrastructure that favors the physical and social health of its inhabitants, and a smart educational and business platform to enable new industries to drive economic growth.

Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City: environmental, human and economic sustainability

unding. Online real estate crowdfunding platforms are changing the way projects are funded and individual investments are made. Platforms like the French FundImmo allow individuals to directly invest in development projects, and give real estate developers an alternative to traditional capital markets for funding.
According to a Massolution study, total real estate crowdfunding investments are expected to grow worldwide to more than $250 billion by the end of 2020.

Online real estate crowdfunding platforms offer innovative investment and funding alternatives

uilding. BIM management systems used with indoor and outdoor 3D mapping technologies increase efficiency, keeping projects on-schedule and on-design.
When it comes to outdoor 3D mapping, software developer Pix4D proposes drone-based systems and the Pix4D Crane Camera: an automated site visualization and documentation tool used with Pix4Dbim software. It creates 3D data for measurements, comparing the current site build with design drawings, monitoring the construction process with a cloud-based timeline, and sharing the results.

Pix4D offers photogrammetry-powered aerial surveying solutions for BIM monitoring

arketing. Marketing and property showcases are adopting new digital technologies such as interactive 3D content, 360° virtual tours, and virtual reality.
Pix4D revealed a sample website showing interactive 3D content created with its drone-based, photogrammetry-powered real estate solution, designed to engage clients online through a first-person experience.
London-based companies Eyespy 360 and Cubedots presented a self service 360° Virtual Tour Platform, and immersive virtual reality solutions, respectively.

Property showcase is incorporating new technologies

roperty Management and Transactions. Property inspection, maintenance assessment, asset management, tenant operations and transaction systems are also integrating new technologies.
Paris-based Air Support presented its services for drone-based inspection and site supervision.
USA-based MRI announced the acquisition of ResidentCheck, a provider of resident screening, which adds a new layer to their building and tenant operations tools.
Hong Kong-based home rental platform WeDeal introduced its end-to-end solutions for property owners and home rental seekers: from online property display to signing the rental agreement.
China World Trade Center Phase 3C by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas makes a double win at MIPIM Awards and The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards  

China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.

Anchoring the new central business district in the capital city is the China World Trade Center development which has grown organically over the past 30 years. Phase 3C is  the fifth and final phase for the entire development, and it is set to become a catalyst as a cultural centre to bring people together from within and beyond China World Trade Center by introducing a ‘Civic Green’ to the entire master plan and serving as a front door to the complex. It will also allow a continuous loop which ties the current and future subway lines together to enable and encourage connections over and under Third Ring Road.

The challenge and the motivation of the scheme is to allow the Civic Green, front door and retail loop to complement each other. The Civic Green is designed to be a sloped plan lifted above the ground, dipping down to the main entrance and allowing immediate access and visibility from all levels of the development. The front door, on the other hand, is carved to immediately descend down to the retail loop, extending the basement as part of the ground plane. A large exhibition center becomes the ‘attractor’ at the basement level to invite visitors down to the retail loop, while an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink under the Civic Green is another attractor from above. The programmes are thoughtfully planned to be more civic focused. In additional to traditional retail and food and beverage elements, there will be art studios, large exhibition spaces, an organic farm, cultural and educational facilities to enrich the site.


Cannes, 16 March, 2017 - The 27th MIPIM Awards took place today during MIPIM, the world’s property market. The results were announced at a gala ceremony held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Europe came close to taking all the trophies with winning projects from Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom and Belgium, which has been rewarded in 3 different categories.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM is currently taking place in Cannes.

GAPS – New psychiatric hospital
Slagelse, Denmark
Developer: Region Sjælland (Region of Zealand)
Architect: Karlsson Architects, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline

Paris, France
Developer: Paris Inn Group
Architect: Atelier COS
Nike European Logistics Campus

Ham, BelgiumDeveloper: Nike Europe Holding
Architect:  Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Other: Arcadis, Pauwels landscape

The Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow)

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDeveloper: Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Government, Roberto Marinho Foundation
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Other: Casa do Futuro, Banco Santander, BG Brazil, State Secretariat of Environment, FINEP

Warsaw Spire

Warsaw, PolandDeveloper:  Ghelamco Poland
Architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Projekt Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury, Massive Design, Wirtz International Landscape Architects


Brussels, Belgium Developer: IMMOBEL
Architect: A2RC Architects / Jaspers-Eyers Architect

li01 - New construction of six apartment buildings, Liebigstrasse 1

Berlin, GermanyDeveloper:  SmartHoming GmbH
Architect: zanderrotharchitekten gmbh
Other: herrburg Landschaftsarchitekten

Victoria Gate

Leeds, United Kingdom Developer: Hammerson plc
Architect: ACME
Other: Sir Robert McAlpine, Gardiner & Theobald

Beringen, Belgium Developer: LRM, Democo Group, Group Van Roey, city of Beringen, province of Limburg, Retail Estates, Aedifica, Sportoase, Senior Living Group
Architect: UAU collectiv, KOPLAMP - architecten, A33 architecten, EILAND 7 architecten, Sweco Belgium, Lens°Ass Architecten, RE-ST architecten, Dhoore Vanweert Architecten, LD-Architecten, Carve, OMGEVING, Antea Group België, Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Other: LRM, Democo Group, Group Van Roey

China World Trade Center Phase 3C Development
Beijing, ChinaDeveloper: China World Trade Co., Ltd
Architect:  Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
Kashiwa City, Chiba, JapanDeveloper: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Architect:  ZGF Architects LLP
Community Partner: Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha
Consultants: Nikken Sekkei, GLUMAC, City of Portland, Murase Associates, and EcoNorthwest

Beyazit State Library
Istanbul, Turkey Developer: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism / Aydın Dogan Foundation
Architect: Tabanlioglu Architects

Chaired by John FORRESTER, Chief Executive, EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield (UK), the MIPIM Awards jury is comprised of 11 influential personalities from the sector:

Meka BRUNEL - CEO, Gecina (France)
Amanda CLACK - President, RICS (United Kingdom)
Serge FAUTRE - CEO, AG Real Estate (Belgium)
Paolo GENCARELLI - Unicredit Group (Italy)
Frank KHOO - Global Head of Asia, AXA Real Estate (Singapore)
Tinka KLEINE - Head of Private Real Estate Europe, PGGM (The Netherlands
Barbara KNOFLACHDeputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment, BNP Paribas Real Estate (Germany)
Sergey KUZNETSOV - Chief Architect, City of Moscow (Russia)
Salwa MIKOU Co-founder Architect SIA-RIBA-DLPG , Mikou Design Studio (France) Guy PERRYPresident of Cities and Strategy, Essel Group India and Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company 
Opportunity knocks at buoyant MIPIM 2017
Investors confident despite uncertainties 

Cannes, 17 March, 2017 - 24,200 real estate and city leaders from 100 countries, including 5,000 investors and financial institutions, came together at the world’s property market MIPIM this week against a background of continued debate on how Brexit will impact the market.

In the midst of political change - fuelled by the US presidential elections, the Brexit vote, elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – accelerating tech innovation and a growing global urban population, MIPIM chose The New Deal for Real Estate as its central theme, providing industry leaders and investors with the opportunity to discuss evolving real estate strategies.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, the amount of new capital available for global real estate investments stands at $435 billion – lower than in 2016 but still the second highest figure recorded since 2009.

Cushman & Wakefield identified the United States as the leading target for investors, followed by China and the United Kingdom. Real Capital Analytics reported that in 2016, some €30.15 billion of Asian capital headed to the US which invested some €14.4 billion in Asian real estate markets.
At the annual MIPIM RE-Invest Summit, bringing together some 60 representatives from the world’s leading institutional investment funds, two thirds of participants said they would be net buyers in 2017. Combined, the RE-Invest delegates manage over $600 billion in real estate assets.

What was clear at MIPIM this week was that the British government, spearheaded by the Department of International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the British Property Federation, was sparing no effort to reassure investors that Britain’s real estate sector remains a key destination for property investment.
For the first time in the history of MIPIM, the UK government was represented with its own pavilion and Britain’s ‘Invest in Great’ marketing slogan was highly visible. And at 960, the number of UK exhibiting companies and cities increased by 24% compared to 2016.

With the MIPIM doors barely open, senior representatives from Manchester, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm gathered on Manchester’s stand to debate the likely impact of Brexit.
Manchester’s outgoing Chief Executive, Sir Howard Bernstein, said that at a time of uncertainty it was more important than ever for Manchester to promote the fact that it is open for business.

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London, commented that the UK capital will continue to attract major investment. Referring to Brexit, Pipe noted “whatever happens, London will come through this.” The Deputy Mayor predicted that if real estate investors seek alternative destinations to London, they are likely to look at New York, Singapore or Hong Kong rather than European capitals.

Eric van der Burg, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, argued that his city’s highly skilled, multi-lingual workforce and excellent infrastructure would attract international companies from the UK to Amsterdam.

Returning to MIPIM for a second time in two years, Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France Region, noted that all the public authorities in the Paris Region were represented in a single pavilion – a sign of a collective approach to attracting international investors and companies. She described the strategy put in place to attract investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world, insisting on the exceptional innovation ecosystem and the depth of the real estate market, as well as on the fact investors now don’t hesitate to bet on Paris Region.

“Among the major development projects currently being built, the Paris Region have 3 million sq m of office space available and the biggest business park of Europe with 53 million sq m. We launched a massive investment plan of €30 billion to double the capacity of the Paris subway by 2030. On the education side, we launched €5 billion of investment to welcome 22,000 new high school students in the next 10 years and to renovate 6.5 million sq m of existing real estate,” declared Valérie Pécresse.

Mega-infrastructure projects were to be found throughout the MIPIM exhibition halls and pavilions. Istanbul Grand Airport promoted its gigantic Airport City Istanbul as a sustainable project that could serve as a model for other airport cities around the world. The airport on its own is costing around €7 billion. The Stuttgart 21 project provides underground and surface links to the city’s airport and trade-fair site and is budgeted at €6.5 billion. In Amsterdam, the first metro line to cross the Lj river is due to open in 2018 at a cost of €3 billion. Meanwhile work continues on the €30 billion Paris: Grand Paris Express which is due to be completed in 2030. Finally, London’s €17 billion Crossrail link between east and west London is heading for phased introduction by 2020.

With 5,000 investors and financial institutions in Cannes, MIPIM welcomed a growing number of institutional investors. Among them, over 60 pension and insurance funds and 15 sovereign wealth funds, including ADIA, QIA, GIC, Gingko Tree, KIC, Temasek, KIA, KWAP, Hanwha Life.
An armada of leading politicians descended on MIPIM in support of city, regional and national real estate projects. Among the senior politicians attending MIPIM, France’s Minister of Housing and Sustainable Habitat Emmanuelle Cosse was joined by Former French Prime Minister and Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppé, Gavin Barwell, Britain’s Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Russia’s Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Mikhail Men and Turkey’s Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Mehmet Ozhaseki.

“In addition to the core real estate business which is conducted at MIPIM, the event brings urban and political leaders together to support their domestic property industry and discuss some of the major challenges facing a world where 60% of the population will soon be living in cities,” commented newly-appointed Director of MIPIM, Ronan Vaspart.

The international scope of MIPIM meant that a plethora of major real estate projects were on show from around the world.

Outside MIPIM’s Palais des Festivals venue, Dubai-based developer Nakheel’s pavilion showcased €1.5 billion worth of real estate investment opportunities including the Palm 360, a 220-metre twin tower hotel and residential development within the Palm Jumeirah complex.

Next door, Dubai Holding unveiled a 20-year masterplan for a new Jumeirah Central district including six projects in phase one of the scheme. Dubai Holding used MIPIM to find investment partners for the mixed-use projects. When complete, Jumeirah Central will comprise 75 city blocks, 278 buildings and provide residential accommodation for some 35,000 people.

From Africa, Semer Investment Group (Emirates/Senegal) and Dubai-based architects FSS Consult unveiled Diamniadio Lake City – a residential business and leisure destination billed as the largest urban masterplan in sub-Saharan Africa.
French city Bordeaux was in Cannes promoting its Brazza district project to build 5,000 new homes and 130,000 sq m of office, leisure, hotel and retail development. While Russia’s Regions Group brought its Dream Island entertainment and retail complex located south of Moscow on a 100 hectare site.

One of the more intriguing development projects launched at MIPIM was Vignole Island in the northern part of the Venice Lagoon. Controlled by Italy’s Ministry of Defence, the 200,000 sq m site will be offered to developers under 50-year concessions to develop hotel and leisure facilities.

“The diversity of projects presented at MIPIM from all around the world is breathtaking,” said Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. “Whether in office developments, retail, logistics, hotel and tourism or residential, the opportunities for investors to strengthen or diversify their portfolios are huge.”

Five years after introducing tech innovation as a part of MIPIM, the MIPIM Innovation Forum moved to the centre of the exhibition hall to host 70 exhibitors across 1,500m². And investment in real estate-related technology was the subject of lengthy discussions as institutional investors sat together at this year’s RE-Invest Summit.

Tech companies competing in the MIPIM Startup Competition demonstrated the wide range of ways the tech industry is moving into real estate. New York’s Envelope won the ‘Cities’ category with its 3D urban map-based software allowing real estate companies to visualise, analyse and run scenarios on development potential under zoning constraints. In the ‘Transaction’ category, London-based Storefront took top prize. Storefront reports to be the world’s largest specialist in short-term retail for pop-up stores, shopping malls and showrooms. Final winner of the Startup Competition was Ravti in the ‘Building’ category. The US company produces software that tracks, manages and procures heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for CRE owners and operators.

“When tech elements were introduced to MIPIM some people were slightly bemused. Today, crowdfunding, big data, virtual reality, the internet of things, smart cities and smart buildings are part of the world of real estate. The growing influence of tech companies on the property sector has encouraged Reed MIDEM to launch the MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York on October 11, 2017, in partnership with MetaProp NYC,” said MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart.

Upcoming MIPIM events include MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York, October 11, 2017; MIPIM UK in London’s Olympia, October 18-19, 2017 and the MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong, 28-29 November, 2017.
MIPIM 2018 will take place on 13-16 March in Cannes.

The CHAMBON wins « Best Refurbished Building »

at the MIPIM Awards 2017, confirming IMMOBEL’s expertise in special urban renovation.

A place where past and future coexist in perfect harmony.

The historic Chambon complex won the award for Best Refurbished Building at the MIPIM Awards 2017 in Cannes on 16 March. The former headquarters of the Caisse Générale d’Epargne et de Retraite (CGER), located right in the centre of Brussels (500 metres from the GrandPlace), has been fully renovated to respond to the growing demand for highquality accommodation in the heart of the capital of Europe.

The Chambon building complex, named after the FrancoBelgian architect who designed the sites famous art deco Ushaped building, is a collection of multiple buildings, some of which are architectural wonders while others are newly built. The complex has been seamlessly renovated, with a view to sustainability and versatility. While 60% of the Chambon consists of accommodation, studios, luxury apartments, investment properties and student rooms, it also contains office areas, shops and two hotels.

The developer IMMOBEL and the architects A2RC and JaspersEyers have given this emblematic complex the former headquarters of the CGER dates from 1889 – a new lease on life, creating a complex that is a great place to live and work, which also features a large green space that can be accessed by occupants and local residents.

Marnix Galle, executive chairman of IMMOBEL, “thanks the jury and everyone who voted for the Chambon renovation. The centre of Brussels is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. We need to offer people highquality apartments, which are sustainable and which respect the historical fabric of the city. We are especially pleased that this aim was taken into account by the jury and voters.”

According to JeanMichel Jaspers (JaspersEyers), Michel Verliefden and Brigitte DHelft (A2RC), this award is the result of teamwork. It is also a recognition of our expertise. IMMOBEL asked us to give the Chambon a new purpose in the city. In our eyes, this MIPIM Award is proof that we have fulfilled our mission.”

Cannes/New York, 15 March, 2017 - Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC have announced the launch of the industry-wide Annual MIPIM PROPTECH SUMMIT and MIPIM Startup Competition in New York City on October 11.

The announcement was made today at a press conference at Reed MIDEM’s MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France. This exclusive summit will be the premier event of the 2017 New York City Real Estate Tech Week, a week-long program focusing on innovative and disruptive real estate technology.

Best-of-the-Best in Real Estate and Technology
Unveiled in 2016 to an invitation-only audience, MIPIM PropTech Summit is set to become the magnet for the best-of-the-best real estate entrepreneurs and technologists from around the world who want to share the latest innovation. The Summit will bring corporate real estate, investors and technology professionals together for a full day of panels featuring industry leaders and networking opportunities.

MIPIM PropTech Summit is also the first conference in North America to be a part of the renowned MIPIM series of events, which includes MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia Summit, MAPIC, MAPIC Italy and the MIPIM flagship event in Cannes, France, a four-day exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 23,000 international attendees.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Reed MIDEM in fostering business relations between the real estate and tech communities at the Annual MIPIM PropTech Summit,” said Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director at MetaProp NYC.“This event will give attendees a first look at the technology companies and key players who are embracing and changing the real estate landscape, and how they are turning traditional business models on their heads,” said Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division.

International Global Real Estate Startup Competition Series
Reed MIDEM announced the winners of the final leg of the MIPIM Startup Competition today. The MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France is the final stop of the competition. It recognizes the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions with stops in London, Hong Kong and New York. Finalists included Ravti, Envelope and StackSource from the New York leg; Cunio, AddWeUp and Popular Street from Hong Kong; and Chainels, ParkBee and Storefront from London.

In addition to these elements of strategic thinking, the MIPIM conference programme will give attendees the means to turn ideas into action.

The 2017 winners are:

  • Ravti for the Building category
  • Envelope for the City category
  • Storefront for the Transaction category
According to Filippo Rean, “When we first introduced the tech startup community to the real estate sector at MIPIM, 2012, PropTech was a relatively new concept. With all the new developments and rapid innovations within the last years, real estate professionals want to discover the latest technology that can help them in their business and international investors are looking to develop and grow their investment portfolios in PropTech. MIPIM and the MIPIM PropTech Summit bring them together to discuss the vast possibilities.”

The building's unique characteristics include the use of solar energy and the recycling of water from Guanabara Bay in the cooling system
The winners will be announced on March 16
Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum optimizes natural resources in the region

The Museum of Tomorrow is the first Brazilian museum to be shortlisted for the International MIPIM Awards in the category "Most Innovative Green Building”. A landmark of the revitalization of Rio de Janeiro's Port Region, the museum boasts a number of green features, including special technology to capture solar energy and the use of cold water pumped from the depths of Guanabara Bay to operate the air conditioning system. The winners of the awards’ 2017 edition will be announced at a ceremony on March 16 in Cannes, France.
Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an international competition that selects the most remarkable projects already built or under construction worldwide. The award ceremony takes place during the MIPIM trade fair, the largest event for the real estate market in the world. During the MIPIM trade fair, participants can vote in the Awards Gallery for their favorite project in each category. The participants’ vote represents 50% of the total score, and will be added to the jury’s vote. The award ceremony will be held at the Palais des Festivals (which also hosts the Cannes Film Festival).
The MIPIM Awards 2017 has shortlisted projects from 22 countries in 11 categories, with four finalists per category. The Museum of Tomorrow is competing in the category "Most Innovative Green Building” with the Siemens headquarters in Munich; the residential building 119 Ebury Street, in London; and the Värtan Bioenergy CHP-plant in Stockholm.
“The mission of the Museum of Tomorrow is to engage visitors in building a tomorrow based on the ethics of coexistence and sustainability. Therefore, we adopted sustainability measures from the very start of its construction,” explains Hugo Barreto, secretary general of the Roberto Marinho Foundation, the organization responsible for developing the Museum of Tomorrow.
In 2016, the sustainable guidelines of the Museum of Tomorrow were also recognized with the Gold Seal LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), awarded by the Green Building Council - the main American institution for certifying green buildings. This was the first museum in Brazil to achieve the second highest level of classification – there are four: certified, silver, gold and platinum.
To obtain the LEED certification, the project and its construction were monitored by the Casa do Futuro (House of the Future), a consulting firm specialized in sustainability and new technologies in buildings.
Water savings of 9.6 million liters per year
The Museum of Tomorrow features sustainable architecture that interacts with its content. Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum optimizes the natural resources in the region. Some of the building’s unique green characteristics include special technology to capture solar energy and the recycling of cold water from Guanabara Bay for the air conditioning system. Every year the museum saves an estimated 9.6 million liters of water and 2,400 megawatts/hour (MWh) of electricity, enough to power more than 1,200 homes.
Water from the bay is captured by the museum and used for two purposes: to fill the reflective pools and feed the cooling system, which uses a heat exchange system. After the water is filtered and used to cool the Museum, it is returned to the ocean. The water used in the sinks, toilets, showers and rain water is also treated and reused, including the water generated by the dehumidification of air (the 'drip' from the air conditioning) - which can yield up to 4,000 liters of water per day.
Part of the energy used in the building is generated by solar power: large steel structures (the “wings”) installed on the mobile roof serve as a basis for the solar panels. Throughout the day, the wings move to follow the position of the sun. The museum design also maximizes the entry of natural light. The landscaping project designed by the Burle Marx landscaping firm includes native species that require little water and showcase the typical vegetation of the city's coastal area - the gardens measure over 5,500 square meters.
Waste management during construction
Since the start of the museum’s construction, various measures have been adopted to promote environmental sustainability. Procedures include the reduction and proper recycling of waste – for example, leftovers of the foundation piles were also used in building the sheds used during construction. This saved tons of steel. The selection of construction materials also followed environmental standards, prioritizing materials with recycled components, low toxicity, high durability and produced close to the site, in addition to the use of FSC certified wood.
The construction of the Museum is part of a series of projects of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro City, carried out by the Consortium Porto Novo, through the largest public-private partnership (PPP) in Brazil. 

The Museum of Tomorrow is an initiative of the City of Rio de Janeiro, created and developed in conjunction with the Roberto Marinho Foundation, an institution associated with the Grupo Globo, Master Sponsor Banco Santander and sponsor Shell. Other sponsors include Engie, IBM and IRB Brasil Resseguros and the Grupo Globo is a strategic partner. The museum is also supported by the State Government, through the State Secretary for the Environment, and the Federal Government, through the Finep program and the Federal Law of Cultural Incentive. The institution is part of a network of museums of the Municipal Department of Culture. The Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Gestão is the organization responsible for managing the Museum.

Hungarian Megaproject: the European Nominee for the MIPIM Grand Prize

The Hungarian capital will be among the most expected exhibitors of MIPIM 2017, the European property industry’s main international exhibition and fair. A co-exhibitor of the Hungarian stand, the Liget Budapest project has already earned the international recognition of the global real estate community, since it made it to the ‘MIPIM Awards 2017 Finalists’. The world-class preparation of Liget Budapest is hallmarked by the fact that Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto will represent the Hungarian development at the event. Alongside the most significant project, over twenty property industry participants will be represented. Among the exhibitors an unusual and truly spectacular party is ‘FINA Budapest 2017’, the organizer of the Water World Championship taking place in the Hungarian capital this August. During MIPIM, the design concept of high-volume sports facilities and other developments related to the World Championship will be presented, together with already completed phases. The Municipality of Budapest, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), IFK (the Hungarian Property Developers’ Roundtable Association), and the most significant consultants, analysts and legal representatives of the industry will also participate. During the 4 days of the event (14-17 March), over 100 conference programs and lectures will take place, with the participation of more than 50 cities and more than 2,600 exhibitors.

Europe’s ‘Best Futura Mega Project’: Liget Budapest

The Liget Budapest project is a unique development plan of the nearly 200-year-old Városliget, located in the heart of Budapest. Its objective is for Városliget – the cultural leisure park of Budapest – to become a green, liveable, modern part of the city, and at the same time to be an attractive touristic spot. This exceptional development is now among the finalists of the MIPIM Awards in the ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ category along with Japanese, a Brazilian and a Russian fellow competitor awaiting the jury’s decision in March. The current ‘shortlist’ status is already a remarkable recognition, with the project being the only nominee from the EU recognized among the top four. 214 nominations from 46 different counties were received in various categories for the renowned MIPIM Awards prize that is the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.

The project, once completed, will be a world-class, complex, family friendly cultural and leisure facility comprised of both restored and new museums, a theatre built for children and youth, an expanded 150-year-old ZOO, and a city park that is greener and more attractive than now, providing numerous new recreational opportunities. The development is realized with the participation of star architect studios such as SANAA and Sou Fujimoto Architects. 

„It is a remarkable success that the Liget Budapest project is among the world’s four best projects in its category.” – said László Baán, the Ministerial Commissioner who is officially in charge of the investment. He believes that the development, besides its complexity built on the foundations of the nearly 200-year-old traditions of using the area, grabbed the attention of the international jury with its individuality, the quality of the plans, its sustainable features and the financial return of the investment. This year is a milestone in the history of the project. After six years of preparatory work, the construction works will start this year, as well as the rehabilitation of the green areas. According to plans, in 3 years Budapest residents will have world-class institutions in a greener and more attractive city park that had been renewed in all aspects.

Sou Fujimoto Japanese star architect in Budapest

Sou Fujimoto’s name does not need to be introduced. He is the world-famous Japanese designer that the Wall Street Journal named ‘the world’s most creative architect in 2014’. The highly recognized expert will be at MIPIM with the Liget Budapest Project. He will hold industry presentations and lectures, and participate in panel discussions. In June 2015 the star architect signed an agreement to design the House of Hungarian Music, which is also being realized as part of the project, thus his name became one of the trademarks of the entire development. Sou Fujimoto – who is only in his early forties – has been the winner of several architectural and arts installation competitions from Japan through London and Miami. Among Sou Fujimoto’s most renowned works is the “Eiffel-tower of Asia” in Taiwan. He is famous and recognized for his light, airy, nature-inspired and inspirational buildings worldwide.

Breathtaking sports facilities and event venues of the Water World Championship

Among exhibitors from Budapest, a real curiosity, ‘FINA Budapest 2017’ (the organizer of the Water World Championship taking place this August) will be introduced. During the event, they will give an insight into the concept of the developments to be completed by the World Championship in August, and also introduce plans already implemented. The central venue of the sports competition (Duna Aréna) was already completed in February 2017. It can host 12,000 participants. Besides the central venue, a series of event and competition venues with breathtaking features will be completed within the next few months. An enormous diving tower – facing the Hungarian Parliament building – is being built on a section of the river Danube. The ice rink of Városliget will transform into the competition venue of synchronized swimming for FINA 2017. In addition to new developments, construction works are also carried out to modernize and develop already existing sports facilities, including the complete rehabilitation of Margaret Island (Margitsziget). Besides venues in Budapest, other parts of the country will also host competitions, such as Balatonfüred where the open-water swimming competition will take place. Visitors of MIPIM will get first-hand information about all the above listed developments.

The most important property industry players of Hungary will exhibit together

The Municipality of Budapest will be represented at the stand, as well as the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). HIPA is a national investment promotion organisation governed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The Agency is specialized in investment promotion activities that have a defining role in the program of the Hungarian stand this year. Representing 12 property market participants at the event, HIPA will introduce developments of outstanding quality both from Budapest and the countryside. ”Beyond promoting the Hungarian investment environment, our aim is to call the attention of  the most significant industrial sectors to the dynamically expanding Hungarian property market, as well as to the promising property development investments that have serious realization potential.” – said István Papp, Vice-President for Business Development at HIPA, reflecting on the event. IFK – the Hungarian Property Developers’ Roundtable Association representing 19 leading property development companies – will also co-exhibit at the stand. Atenor, Futureal, Gránit-Pólus, Horizon Development, Immochan, InfoGroup, Inpark - NIPÜF (National Industrial Park Operating and Development ), Hungarian National Trading House, Wing and SymbioLight will showcase their projects at the stand. Further partners and participants of the event are the International Law Firm Bird & Bird, CBRE, as well as Lohn.

Introducing the Original Co-Working Space

The City of London Corporation will launch a campaign at MIPIM tomorrow to improve, strengthen and update perceptions of the City. The campaign will show that the Square Mile is one of the world’s most exciting places to work and base a business.

The campaign will be supported by a prospectus presenting the Square Mile, themed: The City of London – the Original Co-Working Space. This plays on the City’s history of ‘coffee houses’ dating back to the 1600s, which gave rise to today’s Lloyd’s Market, alongside the growing sectoral diversity in the district and the current trend of shared workspaces.

The prospectus will be available at MIPIM from 9am on Tuesday 14th March on the City of London Stand, within the London Stand (C 15). Alongside the prospectus delegates are invited to pick up the accompanying Tech X The City report which examines the fast-expanding City tech sector and how to further accelerate it.

The prospectus showcases the true diversity of the City and its unique mix of the ultra contemporary and authentic history. For example, the Square Mile has the highest concentration of Platinum-rated WiredScore buildings and some 1.25 million sq m of new grade A office space under construction. Combined with 600 listed buildings and over 200 gardens, churchyards, parks and piazzas, the City is a truly unique business district.

Well-known personalities and brands based in the City are featured in the prospectus, including:

·         Sharon Ament, Director, Museum of London
·         Stella Ioannou, Co-Director, Sculpture in the City
·         Eugen Miropolski, Managing Director Europe & Israel, WeWork
·         Graham Stirk, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
·         Shirine Khoury-Haq, Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s of London
·         Jason Grist, CEO, Booking.com
·         Anne Richards, CEO, M&G Investments

The campaign’s key messages include:

·         The City has a healthy ‘ecosystem’ of businesses, most of which are not the large corporates you might expect: 98.5 per cent of businesses in the City are small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

·         The City remains a large-scale ‘co-working’ environment, with 60%–70% of its SMEs trading with others in the Square Mile.

·         The City of London Corporation is working constantly to further enhance the built environment with measures including:

-          Improving the public realm – e.g. traffic restrictions at Bank Junction that will improve safety and enhance the space for pedestrians and cyclists
-          Encouraging contemporary workspaces – e.g. supporting the Innovation Warehouse, accommodating co-working hubs such as WeWork and Bathtub2Boardroom.
-          Granting planning permission for high-quality, innovative buildings – e.g. in 2016 the City Corporation granted planning for 309,000 sq m of grade A office space at 22 Bishopsgate, 1 Undershaft, 2-3 Finsbury Avenue and 60 London Wall*.
·         The City is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of sectors and its new occupiers defy the stereotypical City image: e.g. Lego, Deliveroo, Bloomberg, Booking.com, Skyscanner and Salesforce, as well as tech start-ups.

·         The City is one of the best connected global business destinations: The world’s largest centre for financial transactions, Europe’s largest insurance hub, extraordinary transport connectivity (five international airports less than an hour away), world-leading free and unlimited wifi network being installed this year.

·         Culture is a huge and vital part of the City’s offer: The City of London Corporation invests £80m every year in heritage and cultural activities of all kinds. It is the fourth largest funder of the arts in the UK and supports the Barbican, the Museum of London and the Guildhall School of Music, among other cultural institutions.

·         The City of London Corporation will enhance its cultural offer with its Cultural Hub plan to link the three major cultural assets via public realm development.


Paris 6 March 2017 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of the internationally-renowned MIPIM and MAPIC real estate and retail real estate events, today announces the appointment of Ronan Vaspart as MIPIM Director.

In his new role, Ronan Vaspart is responsible for the portfolio of MIPIM shows in France (Cannes, March 14-17), the UK (London, October 18-19) and Asia.

Ronan Vaspart joins Reed MIDEM following 11 years at AccorHotels Group, during which he held a variety of senior management posts.

Commenting on the appointment, Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division said, “ Ronan’s multi-faceted experience at AccorHotels Group means he brings with him a wide range of expertise in marketing, project management, client services, digital development and innovation. He has worked extensively throughout the international market with particular experience in France, the United Kingdom and Benelux and I am confident that Ronan will play a pivotal role as we continue to develop the successful MIPIM brand.

“ These are fascinating times for international real estate with significant socio-political change, disruptive tech developments and exciting urban strategies involving smart buildings and smart cities. I’m thrilled to be joining the MIPIM team that devotes itself to being a business relationship broker for the global real estate community,” enthused Ronan Vaspart.
February 28th, 2017 

Two goals for SFS Group at MIPIM in Cannes: Meet French Developers and Expand throughout the European Market

Through its leading position as underwriting specialist in construction insurance in France, SFS Group is positioning itself to become the European reference in construction insurance for all steps of real estate projects: from signing a sale commitment to project hand-over. Thanks to its expertise and experience in the French market, SFS Group plans to present building insurance solutions at MIPIM to French developers and—with an eye toward business development—important European actors interested in customized offers.

SFS Group’s business is singularly focused on building insurance. Having operated in France since it was established in 2002, the company has adapted to a restrictive legal framework where building insurance is a necessity for construction professionals and general contractors. The company has provided more than 15,874 Structural Damage insurance contracts since it was established in 2002 and more than 925 Completion Guarantee Bond contracts since 2010.  Since the launch of the Planning Permission Bond, more than 2664 accomodations have been guaranteed .

SFS is specialized in building construction and relevant financial guarantees, making it an ideal interlocutor for real estate projects. It provides guarantees that fit any given issue for all key steps of the project.

Thanks to its underwriting agreements with reliable European insurance companies and with the contribution of its team of experts working every day to develop effective, high-performing solutions, SFS Group is able to respond to changing legislation and adapt its products to new French and foreign laws. One of its 2017 goals is to apply that unique expertise to the European level.

Frédéric Lamotte, Sales and Marketing Director of SFS Group, remarks: “MIPIM in Cannes is a wonderful opportunity for us to create relationships with people at all levels of development. The international dimension of the event will also let our teams meet industry professionals from the countries we’re interested in; namely, Turkey, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Germany.”


Paris, 23 February, 2017 - Representatives from more than 500 cities and local authorities from around the world gather at MIPIM to promote their territories to international investors and developers.


İstanbul Chamber of Commerce’s İstanbul Real Estate Pavilion will provide a B2B meeting point for global investors in the most prestigious strip at MIPIM 2017

İstanbul, February 15, 2017 - İstanbul Chamber of Commerce ICOC will set up a real estate pavilion for İstanbul at MIPIM, The World's Leading Property Market. The pavilion will be in the most prestigious strip at the Market where leading financial capitals like Paris and London will also be located.

İstanbul Real Estate Pavilion at MIPIM that will take place in Cannes, France on March 14-17 2017 will be themed ‘two continents, one city’ and will welcomes its visitors to be a B2B meeting point for global investors from 90 countries and İstanbul’s real estate companies.

Time to sign new business contracts
President of İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, İbrahim Çağlar, stated that every inch of the 685 m2 İstanbul Pavilion was planned with great attention to detail to create a meeting space that is fit for purpose, bringing together global investors with İstanbul based real estate companies.

Çağlar said: “We have significantly enhanced İstanbul’s image in the past two years with our İstanbul Pavilion efforts. MIPIM’s long time visitors now have this wonderful image in their hearts and minds, and now is the time to reap the benefits by signing new contracts.”

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Turkey's largest real estate investment company
Emlak Konut, aims to sell 9.900 units in its projects
and reach 453 mn Euros net profit in 2017

Emlak Konut, Turkey's largest real estate investment company by its market value and the size of the land bank & projects, continues to build the most innovative projects of Turkey and affects whole of Turkey. Its brand value is based on more than 60 years of experience and completed numerous projects with success. So far, Emlak Konut REIC has finalized approximate 127.000 units’ tender during 14-year period since 2003. Since its establishment up to date, the Company leads to use environment conscious technology in its all projects and breaks new ground.

Emlak Konut has completed a successful year of 2016 with a total estimated sales value of 1.62 billion Euros and a minimum guaranteed Company share of 574 million Euros in 7 revenue sharing model tenders. The Company owns 9,9 million square meters of untendered land plots in value of 1.38 billion Euros in their portfolio has high expectations for 2017.

Emlak Konut REIC growing with the public offers further strengthened its place among Turkey's most powerful companies with 957 million Euros paid-in capital. Emlak Konut REIC targets to reach an approximate total sellable area of 1.3 million m2 and total sales value of 2 billion Euros for all units in its ongoing and pipeline projects in 2017. Emlak Konut REIC expects a net profit of 453 million Euros for the same year as well.

Emlak Konut REIC steps to the future with strong determination and increasing momentum under its people-oriented corporate philosophy since its foundation. It approaches to the goal of becoming a proudly referred global player for this country day by day.
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International Dialogue
Programme Announced

New to the London Real Estate Forum 2017 is a series of International Dialogues with global cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Gain insight into the economic development strategies of New York, Berlin and Hong Kong in a morning of ‘in conversation’ sessions chaired by Greg Clark, with international speakers:

Carl Weisbrod – Former Chairman of New York City Planning Commission and Director of the NYC Department of City Planning

New York / London

12.00-12.45, Wednesday 15th June
In association with Savills

Dr Philipp Bouteiller – CEO of Berlin TXL, Berlin’s new innovation district

Berlin / London

10.00-10.45, Wednesday 15th June

Nicholas Brooke – Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and member of the Commission on Strategic Development

Hong Kong / London

11.00-11.45, Wednesday 15th June
In association with Cushman & Wakefield


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Social aspects figure high in competition projects

Paris, 26 January, 2017 – The MIPIM Awards 2017 finalists have been chosen. The 11-member jury have selected 44 projects from 22 countries that now go forward to the finals of the international real estate industry’s premier awards.
Reflecting the worldwide appeal of the MIPIM Awards, the finalists’ projects are coming from Asia/Pacific, North and Latin America, Africa and Europe.
The jury, chaired this year by John Forrester, CEO EMEA of Cushman & Wakefield, reviewed the 214 entries from 46 countries and shortlisted the top four projects in each of the 11 competition categories.
The quality is rising every year and the level of sustainable development and sustainable design is also rising, but with this year’s submission, we saw a real social aspect to the responsibility of how projects impact their communities.” said the Chairman of the Jury, John Forrester, CEO EMEA of Cushman & Wakefield. “In every continent of the world we saw some projects which were really regenerating the social as well as the economic area in which they were being developed” he added.
Click here to see the videos of the Chairman of the Jury commenting the results.
The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on Thursday, 16 March at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
The winners will be selected by both MIPIM delegates voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and by the jury.

Schemes shortlisted for 2017 MIPIM Awards
The jury of global real estate experts have selected their shortlists across 11 categories. It’s almost time for the voting to begin


THE results are in. The MIPIM Awards jury has completed its deliberations and shortlisted four projects from each of 11 categories. The entries, from all around the world and covering the whole gamut of real estate types, were of an exceptionally high standard. Now, it is down to the most demanding of audiences — the 23,000 real estate experts assembled at MIPIM 2017 in Cannes — to choose the winners. MIPIM delegates will have the chance to choose their favourite project in each of the awards categories: •Best Healthcare Development •Best Hotel & Tourism Resort •Best Industrial & Logistics Development •Best Innovative Green Building •Best Office & Business Development
•Best Refurbished Building •Best Residential Development •Best Shopping Centre •Best Urban Regeneration Project •Best Futura Project (under 150,000 sq m) • Best Futura Mega Project (over 150,000 sq m) And the MIPIM Awards jury, chaired by Cushman & Wakefield EMEA’s CEO John Forrester, has one final task to fulfill — to select their own favourite from all the entries to receive the Special Jury Prize. The winners will be revealed in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals on Thursday, March 16.

Investor interest drives Innovation Forum centre stage at MIPIM 2017

Energy efficiency, crowdfunding and intelligent buildings to feature heavily at Cannes event

Paris, 18 January 2017 – Five years after introducing tech innovation as a component of MIPIM, the world’s property market is moving its Innovation Forum to the centre of its exhibition zone.
Organised by Reed MIDEM, a Reed Exhibitions subsidiary, MIPIM will be held in Cannes from 14 to 17 March, 2017.
Among the companies represented in the expanded Innovation Forum zone are energy solution providers, crowdfunding specialists and exhibitors focussing on intelligent buildings. Together, these companies are part of the growing ‘PropTech’ community.
In the first nine months of 2016*, industry data showed that real estate tech companies have raised $2.1 billion across 167 deals.
When we first introduced the tech startup community to the real estate sector at MIPIM 2012, PropTech was a relatively new concept. Now innovation has become a major topic at MIPIM. This is reflected by our decision to move the Innovation Forum to the centre of the Palais des Festivals, at the heart of MIPIM. Real estate professionals want to discover the latest technology that can help them in their business and international investors are looking to develop and grow their investment portfolios in proptech,” says Filippo Rean, Head of the Real Estate Division at Reed MIDEM.
With more than 2,000 startups specialising in property worldwide in 2016, 92% of PropTech investors reckon they will match or increase their investment in 2017 according to a report from the US incubator MetaProp NYC, partner to the MIPIM Startup Competition.
The MIPIM Innovation Forum will host 60 exhibitors and a dedicated conference programme in a 1,500 sq. m area. Energy issues are a major topic for many companies, as reflected by the presence of new attendees at MIPIM such as EMBIXE-nergy and ENGIE, offering solutions to communities, planners and developers interested in creating intelligent and ecological buildings or neighbourhoods.
Crowdfunding and intelligent buildings will also bring together a number of exhibitors at the MIPIM Innovation Forum, with companies such as Anaxago – a crowdfunding platform for startups and SMEs, FinalCAD – an application that digitalises building site monitoring, Siemens Building Technologies – which provides products and services for intelligent buildings, and Matterport – specialists in creating immersive 3D plans for viewing property projects.
Another first at the Innovation Forum is the creation of an Italian tech cluster (Copernico ilQi) in partnership with QI. This area, dedicated to Italian companies specialising in intelligent buildings and green architecture, will host Came and Gewiss (home automation) Italserramenti (windows and woodwork) Oikos (ecological paint) and Schindler Italy (lifts).
Technology integration in buildings or urban areas will also be on show on many MIPIM stands. For example, the French town of Chamrousse, will present its Life Size City project, which was a winner in an Industrial Demo for Sustainable Cities call for tenders. The idea is to transform the traditional ski resort into a new virtuous model, adapted to the challenges of ecological, climatic, energy and technology transitions. Chamrousse will be the first SmartStation to introduce a four-season mountain economy into a redesigned urban structure, closely linked to Grenoble’s valley-city vision.
The innovation highlight at this year’s MIPIM will be the finals of the MIPIM Startup Competition to be held on 15 March, 2017, when a winner will be chosen from the nine finalists. Launched last year, this international competition is for tech startups providing innovative solutions designed for the global real estate community and urban managers. These startups will present their solutions to investors, developers, media, analysts and other international industry experts. Finalists for this prestigious event will be drawn from entries at MIPIM in Cannes who join selected companies chosen last year at the MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York, MIPIM UK in London, and MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong.
The MIPIM PropTech Summit was launched in New York in partnership with MetaProp NY in October 2016. This exclusive event brought together property professionals as well as startups and representatives from New York city hall, so that participants could discuss the impact of technology on the property sector. The second edition of the PropTech Summit will be held in New York in October 2017.

Aedas projects win four 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards  

Aedas again withstood strong competitors from various Asian countries to win four 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards, including:

·       Gold Award, Best Office and Business Development – Sina Plaza, Beijing, China, designed by Global Board Director Ken Wai
·       Silver Award, Best Chinese Futura Mega Project -  Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project, Chongqing, China, designed by Global Board Director Andy Wen
·       Bronze Award, Best Futura Project - Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment, Taipei, Taiwan, designed by Global Board Director Andy Wen
·       Bronze Award, Best Chinese Futura Project – Qingdao Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center, Qingdao, China

Sina Plaza, the principal office for Nasdaq-listed SINA Corporation in China, reflects the infinity symbol ‘∞’ to express the concept of ‘limitless’ – as advances in media technology and information flow have opened up unlimited opportunities in the digital world.  Drawing from the Chinese architectural heritage of courtyards, the building frames two major open courtyard gardens for the users. At the intersection or centre of the building is the main entrance and a focal point – the ‘Eye of Sina’ – an atrium space that serves as the main vertical circulation hub and features a 12-metre high conical media screen which displays current media information by Sina.com and Weibo.

Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retail shops, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chongqing. The design drew inspirations from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.

Located in the beautiful Yangmingshan and adjacent to the famous Taipei Hwa Kang Art School, the design of Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment takes into account local climatic conditions and draws its inspiration from traditional book cases used in China for book collection by creating a series of ‘shells’ on elevation. At the same time, the design maximises natural light and provides shading to the functional spaces while greatly reducing a reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning.

Qingdao Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center combines a theatre, museum, archive and sports venue in a holistic manner. The shape of the building is similar to a cut diamond, which the numerous changes in dimension reflect the colourful urban life of Chengyang. The façade uses Qingdao’s local stones to form a texture that is rich in geographical features.

The MIPIM Asia Awards recognise the property industry’s best and brightest, rewarding innovation and achievement in a variety of fields.

Chengdu City Music Hall wins World Architecture Festival Award  

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Chengdu City Music Hall in China is the winner of the Competition Entries - Future Projects category at World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2016. 

Located at the Wuhou district in Chengdu, China, the Chengdu City Music Hall complex balances cultural components within a dense urban environment disconnected from its traditional connection to nature. The traditional Chinese landscape paintings or shan shui paintings – ‘shan’ refers to mountain and ‘shui’ to river – are evolved from the surrounding Sichuan landscapes.  The use of positive and negative spaces in this art form portrays an interesting balance between the physical and the ephemeral. These relationships were explored in how to balance the ‘imagined’ creations of the performance venues and school of arts with the ‘tangibles’ of the buildings which contain them.

The physical line between the tangible and the ephemeral was celebrated as a stepped public series of connected terraces. Beneath these terraces are the varying volumes of venues below.  Above these terraces are topographic bamboo gardens which provide an impression of the surrounding mountains. These accessible terraces step from the tall dense urban fabric towards the west and down to the more human scale pedestrian district to the east.  The eastern edge is defined by an informal plaza which connects the project to the river and the arts district through the pedestrian ‘Music Avenue’. This design was a shortlisted competition entry.

WAF Awards is the largest global award programme and conference dedicated to sharing and celebrating the latest in architectural achievements.
November 8th, 2016
BIG & HYPERLOOP ONE REVEAL JOINT VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF MOBILITYBIG-Bjarke Ingels Group unveils the design for autonomous transportation system and the world’s first Hyperloop pods and portals in Dubai, UAE just as Hyperloop One inks major deal with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.
Hyperloop One has partnered with BIG on a detailed feasibility study financed by the RTA. Since May 2016, the team has been working on a concept for autonomous transportation in the UAE, including designs for the world’s first Hyperloop One Portals and Hyperloop One Pods that take passengers from downtown Dubai to downtown Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, instead of a two-hour drive.
"Together with BIG, we have worked on a seamless experience that starts the moment you think about being somewhere – not going somewhere,” said Josh Giegel, President of Engineering, Hyperloop One. “We don’t sell cars, boats, trains, or planes. We sell time.”The design is based on a study of how an urban and inter-city transport network should integrate with existing infrastructure. Hyperloop is autonomous, point-to-point and vastly simplifies the experience of getting from front-door to final destination. The locations of the initial route in the UAE are selected by passenger density and proximity to existing or planned transportation hubs. All of the portals are designed as individual answers to different contexts, yet appear similar and easily recognizable.With Hyperloop One we have given form to a mobility ecosystem of pods and portals, where the waiting hall has vanished along with waiting itself. Hyperloop One combines collective commuting with individual freedom at near supersonic speed. We are heading for a future where our mental map of the city is completely reconfigured, as our habitual understanding of distance and proximity – time and space – is warped by this virgin form of travel.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.All elements of the travel experience are designed to increase convenience and reduce interruptions. The main objective of the design is to eliminate waiting from the passenger experience. Hence, the stations are called portals. All departure gates are immediately visible upon entering the portal, and a simple numbering system allows passengers to quickly identify them. Passengers will travel in pods that have room for 6 people. The pods are contained within a transporter, a pressure vessel attached to a chassis for levitation and propulsion that can accelerate the transporter to 1,100km/h.
“Hyperloop is about creating a love for the new possibilities out there. With Hyperloop, city planning can happen far from the city centers as physical distances are virtually eliminated,” BIG Partner and Head of BIG Ideas Jakob Lange added. “And we are not waiting for new technology to realize it. We have everything we need. “

Passengers board the next pod that is available, which moves onto a transporter to their final destination. The relatively small unit-size of the pods paired with a high arrival- and departure-rate allows for on-demand travel. Different interior environments and seating arrangements offer passengers a travel experience tailored to their needs, whether travelling solo or in groups, for business meetings or casual trips.

The pods operate autonomously from the transporter, which means they are not limited to the portal area and can move on regular roads and pick up passengers at any point. At portals, pods are loaded onto the transporter and hyperjump to another portal, where they merge onto the street and drop passengers off at their final destination.
About BIG
BIG is a Copenhagen and New York-based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Other projects include Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, 2 World Trade Center in NYC and a flood protection system around Lower Manhattan.
About Hyperloop One
Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop, an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently and sustainably. The Hyperloop team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel. For more information, please visit www.hyperloop-one.com.

MIPIM 2017: The New Deal - How can the property industry adapt? 
 Opening speech by Parag Khanna, specialist in connectivity

Paris, 3 November, 2016 - A technology revolution, geopolitical instability and societal changes are sweeping through the business world. As a result, property professionals are facing new challenges that drive them to understand their business differently. This "New Deal" is to be the central theme of the 28th edition of MIPIM. 

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the world’s property market, will be held in Cannes from 14 to 17 March 2017.

"As a precursor of new trends, MIPIM gave pride of place in 2014 to the digital technology revolution, which is disrupting the global economy because it has accelerated all the changes we are witnessing today. We want to put this profound transformation centre-stage in discussions at MIPIM by choosing the New Deal as the leading theme of this 28th edition," says Filippo Rean, Director of the Property Division at Reed MIDEM.

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and by 2050, this figure should reach 66%*. Today, cities have become economic and demographic hubs with a global reach, sometimes surpassing the nation to which they belong. These new world cities are generating geopolitical changes that have an impact on the global economy, and also on the property industry.

Megacities, for example, are emerging at an exponential rate such as Lagos in Nigeria, the most populous city in Africa, and Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is drawing heavily on the Asian urban development model and recently signed a $15 million contract to develop a new master plan for the city**. For property professionals, the challenge will be to export their technology know-how and experience while adapting them to local customs. 

According to the global strategist Parag Khanna, an international relations expert and author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, increasing connectivity is poised to push back national borders and give power to the connected people and organizations. 

Parag Khanna will present his vision to MIPIM attendees at the official opening ceremony on Tuesday, 14th of March. He will lay out the groundwork for the New Deal and highlight its implications for international real estate.

In addition to these elements of strategic thinking, the MIPIM conference programme will give attendees the means to turn ideas into action. 

Three new formats will be showcased in the conference programme: 
· Predictive scenarios where an expert will outline three possible futures around the same topical issue. Which will be the most likely scenario? Attendees will be able to vote at the beginning of the session. Will they have changed their minds by the end of the conference? 
· masterclass, where a key player from the property world or other sector, will talk about their career and share their experiences and successes with the audience. 
· Creative sessions (subscription only), which will enable participants to learn about new techniques for innovation and be coached on these issues to think about their jobs differently. 
Watch two exclusive videos: 
-Parag Khanna gives a foretaste of his opening speech 
-Filippo Rean introduces the theme of MIPIM 2017 from a technology angle

More information on the New Deal at MIPIM 2017 on our website 

Aedas-designed MOKO in Hong Kong receives a Gold Award at ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards 2016

MOKO in Hong Kong was recognised with a Gold Award for its design excellence at Design and Development - Renovations/Expansions category at ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards 2016.

Designed by Aedas’ Executive Director Ed Lam, MOKO is situated at Mongkok East, a focal node with high pedestrian flow. To improve the existing layout and circulation, the atrium is strategically transformed into an elegant form and extended to the northern part of the mall, making the atrium the focal point of the architecture and a connection hub. The refurbishment took inspirations from the nature with delicate touches of trees, leaves, petals, river, cloud and stars. The new design demonstrates a harmonious mix of nature and metropolitan.

The ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards recognises excellence within the region's shopping center industry. Awards are given for outstanding achievement in marketing and design/development of retail properties and retail store design.

Entries for European Round Now Open

London, 15 September 2016 - MIPIM today announces that MIPIM UK will host the European pre-selection round of the 2nd annual MIPIM Startup Competition: the global real estate & urban management startup competition, in partnership with MetaProp NYC
The competition recognises the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions, and will bring the finest startups to MIPIM in March 2017 to compete in the finals
.Pre-selection for the MIPIM Startup Competition 2017, in partnership with MetaProp NYC - the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator- will be hosted in three major international hubs for property tech: New York (October 5 at the MIPIM Proptech Summit), London (October 21, at MIPIM UK) and Hong Kong (November 30 at the 11th edition of MIPIM Asia).
“ The first-ever MIPIM Startup Competition was a resounding success last year. We intend to significantly strengthen the presence of real estate technology at our MIPIM events, with the launch of the first-ever Innovation Forum at MIPIM UK, as well as an inaugural Hackathon, co-organised by Future Proptech. We are also hosting our first-ever MIPIM event in North America in October - the MIPIM Proptech Summit, a day-long conference summit,- which will be exclusively focused on innovation and technology, in partnership with MetaProp” Filippo Rean, Head of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division explains.

Startups will have the opportunity to submit their application under 3 categories:

  • BUILDING: Facility management, services, design, architecture, occupancy management, energy efficiency, material
  • CITY: Transport, energy, construction, urban planning, architecture. 
  • TRANSACTION: Crowdfunding, investment management, marketplace.
A selecting committee will review all online applications from New York, London and Hong Kong and for each category, and will pre-select 9 startups (3 per category in each city).  
The pre-selected startups will then pitch their projects in front of an audience and a local jury, who will select 1 finalist per category in each country. Selected finalists in each category and in each city will receive professional mentoring before pitching their projects to an international jury during the MIPIM Startup Competition finals on March 15, 2017 during MIPIM in Cannes, sponsored by BNP Paribas.

Members of the selection committee for the 2017 MIPIM Startup Competition include:Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab; Zach Aarons, Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC and Project Manager at Millennium Partners; Samuli Siren, Managing Partner, Redstone Digital GmbH and Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. 

Entries for the European Pre-Selection round are now open. The deadline for applications is September 26 and the pre-selected candidates will be announced on October 3 before pitching their projects to the local jury on October 21 at MIPIM UK.

MIPIM UK will take place on 19th-21st October 2016 at Olympia, London. 

The MIPIM Startup Competition entry details are here


The PropTech Summit also includes the North America qualifying round for the 2017 MIPIM Startup Competition - an unmatched opportunity to meet relevant investors, developers, financial companies, media, analysts and other key influencers as the real estate tech industry continues to gain momentum. Winners of the competition will get a chance to qualify for the final competition at MIPIM in Cannes, France in front of 23,000+ leaders.
Learn more about the MIPIM Startup 

MIPIM goes West, MIPIM goes Tech!
What are the top real estate technologies coming to market today? Who is making big investments in real estate tech? What is disrupting today’s real estate landscape? Who is dictating the office, home and city of the future? These are the questions that are going to be addressed at the first MIPIM PROPTECH SUMMIT, a 1-day event dedicated to technology in real estate.
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In partership with MetaProp NYC
Reed MIDEM and Metaprop NYC have partnered to present the MIPIM PROPTECH SUMMIT, the flagship event of New York City Real Estate Tech Week 2016.

MIPIM Startup Competition
The 1-day event also includes the North America qualifying round for the 2017 Global MIPIM Start-up Competition - an unmatched opportunity to meet relevant investors, developers, financial companies, media, analysts and other key influencers.

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İstanbul Chamber of Commerce is ready for MIPIM 2017: The brand new İstanbul Pavilion themed ‘two continents, one city’ will promote leading and high return projects in İstanbul and invite its visitors to come and enjoy the perks of the city as a local by joining the citizenship by real estate investment program. 

İstanbul, January 31, 2017- Representing 400,000 İstanbul based businesses, İstanbul Chamber of Commerce ICOC is all prepped up to bring a breath of fresh air to MIPIM-The World's Leading Property Market, to take place between March 14–17, 2017, in Cannes, France. 

İstanbul Real Estate Pavilion is located in the most prestigious sea shore strip of MIPIM, also hosting the financial capitals like Paris and London. Themed ‘Bosphorus’, the Pavilion will offer breathtaking views of the beautiful Bosphorus strait of İstanbul, connecting the two continents. 23,000 visitors from 90 countries will be mesmerized with the unique views from the city of İstanbul, bejeweled by a splendid selection of mega projects, and will have a chance to get first hand information and details. 

Follow your İstanbul Dream 
President of the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, İbrahim Çağlar said: “We will explain to potential investors how the most profitable and attractive way of living in İstanbul is by purchasing real estate in the city. We will invite investors to İstanbul, to live the İstanbul Dream, in this beautiful city across two continents and the only city in the world with the sea streaming through it.” 

Turkish citizenship via USD 1 million investment 
İbrahim Çağlar highlighted that overseas buyers who spend USD 1million+ for property purchases in Turkey will be granted Turkish citizenship and added: “İstanbul continues to be a very attractive location for real estate investment thanks to the low price per m2 and offers many advantages. It is never too late to invest in İstanbul: A residential or commercial real estate purchase in İstanbul has dual return potential for the global investor – on one hand the significant return in capital gains and on the other the opportunity to obtain Turkish citizenship through your real estate purchase, by way of the recently effected legislation.” 

The city that flies you to 57 countries in 4 hours 
İstanbul will use the “two continents, one city” theme in its MIPIM promotion this year. It will also be highlighted that the city connects to 57 countries with a 4-hour flight and as the historical capital of three empires, İstanbul will continue to be the center of attraction for many years to come. 


  • In 2016, MIPIM launched the 1st ever international global real estate startup competition for the most promising and innovative startups tackling the biggest urban challenges around the world.
    The MIPIM Startup Competition 2017 will be hosted in in major international hubs for property tech: New York, London and Hong Kong.



    Stand out at the global real estate & urban management startup competition.

    Gain visibility among the international press & real estate industry.

    Meet potential business partners and investors at leading international real estate events.

    Get feedback on your business model from powerful & innovative decision-makers.


    • Provide a solution for the real estate industry in 1 of the 3 categories.
    • Demonstrate their capacity to move the real estate ecosystem forward with an innovative business model, technology, service or content experience.
    • Be business-ready (already launched or in beta).
    • Be independent.
    • Be genuinely original and innovative, with international viability.
    • Demonstrate a business impact for potential partners & MIPIM attendees.
    • Be able to send representatives to attend MIPIM 2017 in Cannes if selected as finalist to pitch at the finals


    • 1) A selecting committee will review all online applications for each city and for each category, and will pre-select 9 startups (3 per category in each city).
    • 2) Pre-selected start-ups will pitch their projects in front of an audience and a local jury, who will select 1 finalist per category in each country.
    • 3) Selected finalists in each category and in each city will attend the Finals at MIPIM 2017.

    • The ability to respond to a need in the real estate industry;
    • The quality and scalability of the technical innovation;
    • The ability to be profitable on a global level.


      NEW! Startups will have the opportunity to submit their application under 3 categories
    • Facility management, services, design, architecture, occupancy management, energy efficiency, material.
    • Transport, energy, construction, urban planning, architecture
    • Crowdfunding, investment management, marketplace


    • Zach Aarons



      Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC,
      Project Manager at Millennium Partners
    • Prof. Carlo Ratti



      MIT Senseable City Lab
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      Director of the Real Estate Division
      MIPIM & MAPIC markets
    • Samuli Siren



      Managing Partner,
      Redstone Digital GmbH

    • 2 free badges for MIPIM 2017
    • Shared booth at MIPIM 2017 in the Innovation Forum
    • Visibility in MIPIM 2017 communication tools including MIPIM websites, online programme planner, newsletters, press releases, official printed programme, onsite signage, MIPIM magazines, social media
    • Personalised coaching to prepare their final pitch
    • Access to the Online Database


    • 1 year of free access for 1 person to our 2017-2018 international real estate markets, including MIPIM Japan 2017, MIPIM UK 2017, MIPIM Asia 2017 and MIPIM 2018
    • Free shared booth at Mipim 2017
    • Free booth at MIPIM 2018 in the Innovation Forum
    • Visibility in MIPIM 2017 communication tools including MIPIM websites, programme of conferences, newsletters, press releases, MIPIM magazines, social media …
    • Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry
    • At least €75,000 worth of media visibility, brand exposure and coaching


    • MIPIM Startup Competition : 5 October 2016
    • Opening of applications: 26 August 2016
    • Deadline for applications: 16 September 2016
    • Judging deadline: 22 September 2016
    • Pre-selected candidates’ announcement: 23 September 2016
    New York


    New York

    • MIPIM Startup Competition : 21 October 2016
    • Opening of applications: 31 August 2016
    • Deadline for applications: 26 September 2016
    • Judging deadline: 2 October 2016
    • Pre-selected candidates’ announcement: 3 October 2016

    • MIPIM Startup Competition : 30 November 2016
    • Opening of applications: 30 September 2016
    • Deadline for applications: 26 October 2016
    • Judging deadline: 7 November 2016
    • Pre-selected candidates’ announcement: 8 November 2016
    Mipim ASIA Summit

    MIPIM Startup Competition: 15 March 2017
    The agenda:
    • Introduction by the Master of Ceremonies
    • Category 1 “Building” Pitches
    • Category 2 “City” Pitches
    • Category 3 “Transaction” Pitches
    • Announcement of Winners
    Cannes Start up competition

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With the enclosed malls and out-of-town retail, our streets became less populated and our cities are less connected. Large-scale retail is no longer a key to success. Competition from online retail, changing attitudes of shoppers with the wide use of online social networks and mobile apps as well as saturation of retail provision
in ‘homogenised’ shopping malls are all difficulties for physical retail to overcome. Physical retail is forced to change and provide a more inclusive and holistic community offer which can assist to solve problems of urban regeneration. As a retail architect, Aedas sees opportunity rather than a challenge to give new form and life to physical shopping.
“Malls must evolve from a palace of purchase to a palace of experience. Offline retail needs to pick up the strengths of e-commerce such as speed, flexibility and technology to reorientate to offer freshness, selection, convenience and value in new ways.” Chairman Keith Griffiths stated.
Malls will utilise online assets to re-establish in-store value. Integrated social and payment platforms including Wechat, ApplePay, Google wallet and Alipay accommodate large customer database for analytical and predictive use. Through free wifi in the mall and mobile-enabled sites, retailers are able to reach and easily promote themselves to the potential customer groups, especially the millennial generation. Malls will also be branded and build loyalty with customers in the same way as shops do, to offer prestige personal services and discounts.
Sensational experience is vital and unique for future shopping mall which cannot be replicated from online retail. Shopping mall with diverse programmes and cultural connections will serve as community hubs to fulfill social needs, create interesting circulation routes, bring a sense of place and build strong bonding with customers. The combination of internal arcades and external arcades to all retail floors creates double-frontage shops and outdoor terraces for 24-hour public social space.“Designing for the future of retail will give rise to new typologies and synergies, with street retail, hospitality, entertainment, exhibition, parks, technology and the surrounding environment all combined into porous and adaptable urban centres,” Retail expert and Executive Director Christine Lam said. “Physical retailing will become an integrated social and community function, creating a new lifestyle and a vibrant leisure destination to the new generation.”
In ancient Greece and Rome, a forum or agora was the heart of the community where people shopped, were entertained, relaxed, socialised, learnt, exchanged ideas and dined. People share similar needs despite our technological advances. The trend for successful future malls will have equal diversity. We await a modern agora.
Project  Shishi Gold Coast Project
Location  Shishi, PRC
Client  Shishi Minnan Gold Coast Resort Ltd
Involvement  Design Architect
Gross Floor Area  57,682 sq m
Completion Year  2015
Director  Dimi Lee
Shishi Gold Coast Project is located along the seaside of Yongning Town on the southeast of Shishi city, with Shadi Village and Hongtawan Bay on the north, Taiwan Strait on the east and Shenhu Bay on the south. While the south and east sides of the plot are facing the sea, the west and north sides are in proximity to the planned coastal avenue. It is about 10 kilometres to downtown Shishi. This commercial development comprises SOHO, large-scale restaurants and featured retail facilities. It creates the largest modern, sustainable coastal international community which integrates leisure, culture, hospitality, travel, commercial and residential components in the west coast of the Taiwan Strait.
Project  Poly Business Centre
Location  Shunde, PRC
Client  Poly Real Estate
Involvement  Design and Project Architect
Gross Floor Area  114,510 sq m
Completion Year  2015
Director  Dimi Lee
Poly Business Centre is situated in Shunde, Foshan. It serves as Shunde’s financial centre and the main hub for economic activities, representing the city’s new identity. This development consists of a high-rise tower and five office buildings, providing more than 200,000 square metres of Grade-A office space.
The architectural and landscape designs of this project present Shunde’s local culture and the traditional Chinese garden in a modern architectural language. The simple yet elegant designs create an iconic commercial environment.
Project  One New Bailey
Location  Salford, UK
Client  English Cities Fund
Involvement  Master Planner, Design and Project
Gross Floor Area  11,500 sq m
Completion Year  2016
Director  Michael Clark
As the first office building of the New Bailey Master Plan, the eight-storey One New Bailey provides predominantly office spaces of approximately 11,500 square metres. The building achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
The façade is a unique combination of Basaltite stone panels and glazed terracotta to match the listed colonnade and glazed curtain walling of the adjacent railway station. The distance between the natural stone and the glazing varies around the building, with parts of the glazing angled, creating tapered reveals in the coloured terracotta. An external terrace sits at the top of the building, above which features a bespoke overhanging brise soleil.
Project  Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
Location  Chongqing, PRC
Client  Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
Involvement  Design and Project Architect
Gross Floor Area  153,980 sq m
Completion Year  2020
Directors  Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.
The building unfolds stepping terraces in an elegant form of a rolling book scroll implying the spirit of wisdom and knowledge. The stepped architecture not only reveals the well known geographic beauty of Chongqing which is also named ‘Mountain City’, but also interacts with the surroundings and rejuvenates the city landscape.
Three distinctively themed plazas are well connected with the street and green terraces by a grand express escalator. The inclined rooftop and cultural plaza at the podium become a new cultural destination for lifestyle and entertainment activities, while the sky cultural plaza enriches and extends the civic space of Jiefangbei Plaza to provide a refreshing and tranquil environment in this business centre for users to relax and enjoy.
Project  Gmond International Building
Location  Shenzhen, PRC
Client  Shenzhen Gmond International Industry Co., Ltd
Involvement  Design and Project Architect
Gross Floor Area  60,000 sq m
Completion Year  2019
Director  Andy Wen
Gmond International Building is a representative regeneration project of the old town in Shenzhen. The project consists of three main functions including the headquarters for Tellus-Gmond, Grade-5A lettable office spaces and a jewellery trading centre. The well-facilitated transport hub brings enormous circulation to the complex generating excellent development potentials.
Architectural form of the 200-metre super high-rise drew inspiration from the Chinese traditional totem of ‘bamboo’ which symbolises prosperity and moral high ground. The ascending tower massing recaptures a growing bamboo, with a podium featuring exterior landscaped staircases, public platforms, eco-friendly rooftop gardens and an art centre as a jewellery exhibition venue. The podium façade expresses as large bamboo leaves to enclose the commercial component forming an interesting duet with the blooming tower.
Project  Shenzhen Luohu Friendship Trading Centre
Location  Shenzhen, PRC
Client  Shenzhen Friendship Trading Centre Co. Ltd
Involvement  Design Architect
Gross Floor Area  130,000 sq m
Completion Year  2020
Director  Wai Tang
Shenzhen Luohu Friendship Trading Centre is a redevelopment of a current department store to be transfigured into a new skyscraper with a 7-storey retail podium at the heart of Luohu in Shenzhen. The design creates a vibrant and porous podium by staggering up various retail boxes in dynamic and organic forms in response to the bustling surroundings, delivering a new sustainable and iconic design for the city.
Architectural form drew inspiration from nature and imitates a beautiful Calla Lily. The curtain wall wraps around the tower and resembles the elegant petals as the translucent podium rooftop. The generous petal roof brings natural daylight deep into the open-air, multiple-plane retail arcade and induces air flow current for natural ventilation.
The architecture integrates well with abundant green spaces to provide a healthy ecological ground. It features landscaped public spaces and terraces in the podium with giant leaves to provide shadings for leisure and activities. Green balconies extend from the podium along one of the tower’s edges, creating a true urban oasis in heart of the city.
Project  Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel Phase 1 & 2
Location  Zhuhai, PRC
Client  Zhuhai Jiuzhou Property Consultant Co.,Ltd
Involvement  Design Architect
Gross Floor Area  30,000 sq m (Phase 1),
                          142,700 sq m (Phase 2)
Completion Year  2018
Directors  Benjamin Chan (Phase 1),
               Andy Wen (Phase 2)
Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel is located in Xiangzhou District on the east of Zhuhai, near Macau and facing Hong Kong across the sea. This long-history hotel is also known as ‘The Garden within a garden’, which is named after Zhuhai, the ‘Garden City’. It is in close proximity to the well-developed road network connecting to the city centre and various transit hubs.
Phase 1’s main hotel building takes root in the resort forest and thrives around an artificial lake with the new commercial centre and health care centre like a flourishing tree.
Phase 2 consists of a 120-metre office tower, an 80-metre SOHO tower and a 4-storey podium retail street, with green public spaces linking all functional blocks. The conventional core of the office tower splits into two to bring daylight and natural ventilation, create a series of vertical garden and provide a green leisure communal space. Taking a similar move, the SOHO towers create a signature atrium space. An open retail street is designed in response to the local climate, drawing nature into the commercial environment and creating a true ‘garden within a garden’.
‘Think Tank’ provides a great opportunity for Aedas’ architects around the globe to exchange creative ideas through design workshop and dialogue
Aedas successfully held the annual intensive design boot camp ‘Think Tank’ on 23-27 August in Hakone, Japan. Architects from across our global offices gathered at this 5-day design camp, to design 10 unique iconic retail pavilions for a Centralcon’s mixed-use project in Shenzhen with the generous support of the client.
Our architects were divided into 6 teams, led by Executive Director Wai Tang from Hong Kong office, Principals Peter Engstrom and Frederico Ramosfrom Singapore office, Architect (Principal) Mark Ejnes from Los Angeles office, Design Director - Middle East Ignacio Gomezfrom Dubai office, and
Associate Director Kelvin Chu also from Hong Kong office.
Above everything Aedas places creativity and creative thinking. Every year Aedas organises an
intensive design boot camp named ‘Think Tank’ at which a group of selected architects from across the global offices can spark and exchange new creative ideas.
Our architects brainstormed and worked close to design creative retail pavilions
The contract signing ceremony for Aedas’ designs and developments of Flower Market-Europe Street 92 and Chongqing Kinghand West Phoenix Cultural Town Project was held on 16 August in Chongqing.
Aedas’ Chairman Keith Griffithsled Directors to attend the ceremony with the clients Chongqing Xinyuanxing Enterprise Group and Kinghand Housing, marking an important step to kick off the collaborations. With the support of UKTI, Keith had a business breakfast meeting with Sir Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of UK Government to discuss Chongqing’s future architecture and development before the ceremony in the same venue.
Flower Market-Europe Street 92 is the last remaining important site in North Central Business District of Chongqing and the third major project that
Aedas is designing in this important district. Chongqing Kinghand West Phoenix Cultural Town Project sits on an excellent site in South Chongqing that Aedas won this project against an international competition with its beautiful and outstanding design.
“Our work is in demand as our understanding of local
markets and culture work ensures our designs are relevant and responsible. We also found that developers are seeking new and more flexible development products and Aedas’ designers enjoy working hard to find innovative and sustainable solutions to this new, sophisticated and more responsible market,” sharedKeith Griffiths.
Aedas’ Chairman Keith Griffiths (fourth on right), Managing Director - China William Wong (second on right) and Deputy Managing Director - China Yin Sheng Liu (first on right) joined the contract ceremony with other honourable guests
Executive Director Christine Lam (second on left) joined the opening ceremony of the Graduation Show 2016 of Architectural Studies of the City University of Hong Kong
Aedas makes its best effort to support young architects and facilitate architecture and design development through sponsorship campaigns every year. Aedas is the Gold Sponsor for the Graduation Show 2016 of Architectural Studies of the City University of Hong Kong. On behalf of Aedas, Executive Director Christine Lam attended and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Graduation Show on 4 July to encourage the graduates.
Globalisation connects people all around the world and offers ample opportunities to architecture, especially in Hong Kong, China and Asia where our 21st century cities are changing and growing with unprecedented speed
and scale. Young architects are encouraged to take this chance to tailor architectural solutions to design buildings and cities with respect for the environment and people’s needs. They are taking the lead to shape a better world.
“It is important for you, young architects to expose yourselves to different cultures and building types, be open-minded, and always look to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible,” shared Christine.
Aedas makes its best effort to support young architects and industry development
Aedas’ project Center 66 in Wuxi, China received Merit Award in the Building Outside Hong Kong (Non-Residential) category at Quality Building Award 2016. Designed by Executive DirectorsChristine Lam and David Clayton, this mixed-use development consists of two office towers and the city’s largest shopping mall with three striking glass
Center 66, Wuxi, PRC
atria. It also preserved two historic theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty at the heart of the site and integrated them into a large public plaza.
MOKO in Hong Kong, China designed by Executive DirectorEd Lam, is also shortlisted in Alteration & Addition Works category at The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2015. It is a refurbishment project of a shopping mall in the city centre with delicate touches of natural elements and improved layout and circulation, demonstrating a harmonious mix of nature and metropolitan.
12th May 2016
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How a 3-billion-euro megaproject will completely transform BelgradeMore and more cities around the world are rediscovering the potential that lies in their waterfronts. Transforming old and dysfunctional industrial zones into lively areas with mixed uses has been trending for many years now and the Serbian capital has one of the... Read story »
12 May 2016 08:35
According to Colliers International's latest market research the Croatian real estate market experienced several significant investments in the retail, office and hotel and hospitality sectors in 2015. While the retail and office segments are experiencing upward pressure on rental prices, the industrial market, despite being the least developed sector, saw increased activity.
11 May 2016 15:08
According to the latest report by Cushman & Wakefield Q1 2016 saw a rapid growth in the supply of office space in Warsaw, which more than doubled the results for the same period in 2015. Due to the record-breaking levels of supply vacancy rates have increased by 1.9 pps to 14.1%. Although statistics show a fall in net absorption, this is probably a temporary decrease in the light of last year’s exceptionally high growth. Cushman & Wakefield expects the office market to continue its growth in the remaining months of 2016, with pipeline supply estimated at 330,000 sq m.
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11 May 2016 10:23
Property investment volumes slightly down in CEE
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7 June 2016
SEE Property Forum 2016 - Bucharest, Romania
Leading international and Southeast European real estate professionals at one event in Bucharest, Romania. Real estate executives from Romania and the SEE region. Investors from Western Europe. Presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities. The conference is organized by Portfolio Conferences in association with RICS. 40 speakers, more than 200 visitors.
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BIG’s designs are added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection

Architectural models of two of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s major buildings in Copenhagen - the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy plant currently under construction and the 8 House are now part of MoMA’s design collection. In addition, illustrations, renderings and films, including Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine’s film Infinite Happiness are incorporated in the Collection.
Amager Waste to Energy plant model at The National Building Museum, images by Joe David.
MoMA’s design collection contains 28,000 works ranging from large-scale design objects to works on paper and architectural models. The 22 x 90 x 47" model of the Waste-to-Energy plant provides a 1:200 scale of the power plant in Copenhagen due to finish construction by 2018. The power plant will provide energy to the citizens of Copenhagen and surrounding municipalities, while allowing to ski and hike on its roof all year round. 

The original 1:100 model of the 8 House from 2007 offers a unique look of the 600 000sq ft mixed-use building in Copenhagen which completed in 2010. Rather than a traditional housing block, the 8 House stacks all ingredients of a lively urban neighborhood into horizontal layers of typologies connected by a continuous promenade and cycling path up to the 10th floor creating a three-dimensional urban neighborhood where suburban life merges with the energy of a big city, where business and housing co-exist.  

A model of the 8 House from 2007. Bjarke Ingels explains the design: 
The French-Italian film duo Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine documented the life in and around the 8 House over a month in 2014. Conceived as a personal video diary, the film explores how life emerges once the cranes have left and the buildings are complete. The film is included in MoMA’s Collection as one of the 16 films produced by Beka Films.
The Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.  From its inception in 1932, the collection has been built on the recognition that architecture and design are allied and interdependent arts, so that synthesis has been a founding premise of the collection.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Architectus selected to design the $83.1 million State Library of Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia
The iconic State Library of Victoria has selected the team of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Architectus to design a significant redevelopment project that will transform the State Library of Victoria to meet the current and future needs of the community. Established in 1854, the public Library is Australia's oldest and busiest, attracting 1.8 million visitors and 3.3 million online users each year. Created as 'the people’s university' – a place of learning and discovery for all Victorians - the library is leading the preservation of the state's heritage for future generations. Melbourne’s literary heritage and culture is internationally recognised and identified as one of UNESCO's 'Cities of Literature'.
The Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Architectus lead team supported by Andronas Conservation Architects, Irwin Consult and Steensen Varming Engineers will design all elements of the Vision 2020 redevelopment containing the restoration of the historic Queen’s Hall, reopening of the library’s Russell Street entrance and new spaces for early learning, digital media, entrepreneurship, exhibitions and events.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen brings a wealth of experience designing award-winning public libraries and cultural buildings around the world. Renowned for its democratic, open and accessible designs in projects such as Scandinavia’s largest public library, Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, Halifax Central Library in Nova Scotia, Canada, Aberdeen University Library in the UK and the extension to the world renowned Royal Library in Copenhagen. Schmidt Hammer Lassen has an international portfolio of 15 library designs in Scandinavia, UK, North America, New Zealand and China.

"We incorporate new thinking in our cultural projects and develop 'social space' based on how society is progressing, always keeping people in focus allowing them to enjoy the richness in atmosphere and the diversity of experience they offer. We will work closely with the stakeholders and the local community to deliver a visionary project that combines the elements of the contemporary library with an impressive local heritage, unlocking the riches of the State Library collection for all Victorians and the global library community," said Founding Partner Morten Schmidt, who will be leading the design team.

The State Library Victoria embarked on its Vision 2020 project last year and is excited about the selected team of architects:
“The Architectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen partnership combines strong local experience with expertise and insights into world-leading international library design. These are some of the best designers of public library buildings in the world and their work at the Library will be exciting and visionary – adding to the legacy of great design that has built the Library over 160 years,” said State Library CEO, Kate Torney.

This marks the second major collaboration between Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Architectus. The two firms are currently working on the design of the new Christchurch Central Library in New Zealand, which when completed in 2018 will be one of the first cultural anchor projects outlined in the Recovery Plan for the city after the damaging earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

Design concepts for the Vision 2020 redevelopment project will be released later this year with construction due to begin in 2017 and completion by 2020.

For further information about the State Library Victoria: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/


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Delegates discuss Housing the World
Cannes, 18 March 2016 – The 27th edition of MIPIM saw real estate executives and investors expressing a mixture of optimism and caution over the state of the global market, adding that while there are variations by territory and asset sector, the overall picture for 2016 is positive.One of the most striking aspects of this year’s MIPIM was the plethora of senior politicians in Cannes, including French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron who inaugurated the event.

Bringing together the largest single gathering of international investors (over 4,800), alongside developers, end-users, architects, hotel groups, public authorities, tech specialists, startups and property associations, MIPIM underlined its credentials as a unique opportunity to conduct business, network and discuss the major issues facing both urban and real estate leaders.

“This year, I believe our in-depth, tailor-made approach to servicing the wide range of asset classes that make up today’s real estate industry and the important discussions on ‘Housing the World,’ mean that MIPIM 2016 is more inclusive than ever,” noted Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division.

MIPIM 2016 attendance rose 10% compared to 2015, as some 23,500 senior real estate executives, urban leaders and politicians from around 90 countries met in Cannes at the world’s leading real estate conference, networking and deal-making event.

Many cities and communes at MIPIM chose a more joined-up marketing approach to attract inward investment.

For the first time at MIPIM, all of the Ile-de-France exhibitors in the Paris Region pavilion were federated around a single project, the Grand Paris Express, rather than individual, largely un-related schemes.

The importance of political backing for urban regeneration and its impact on national economies was emphasized as French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told MIPIM delegates, “We have a series of great new projects.” He urged investors to “invest in this country.”

Launched in 2007, the €32bn Grand Paris Express includes building 200km of new rail and metro lines as well as 68 new train stations. The French Economy Minister gave details of the Grand Paris Hubs programme involving 14 major urban development schemes outside Paris. The programme calls for public/private sector projects to be pitched to a selection panel that will decide which developments go forward for delivery between 2022 and 2024.

Emmanuel Macron’s enthusiasm for the Grand Paris project was reiterated by other senior French politicians at MIPIM including Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, as well as former Budget Minister and current President of the Ile-de-France’s Regional Council, Valérie Pécresse.

Anne Hidalgo told MIPIM delegates that the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games would meet the Olympics Committee’s bid criteria to leave a lasting urban regeneration impact including transforming the Olympic Village into a new residential neighbourhood.

In the UK, cities teaming up to promote themselves is fast becoming the norm. Leading the way is the Northern Powerhouse ‘alliance’ of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. This week saw the launch of Midlands Engine’s regeneration opportunities pitchbook.

Created in December 2015, the Midlands Engine brings together 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to develop the region and attract inward investment. Speaking to a packed MIPIM auditorium, Andy Street, Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership noted, “We have never had collaboration across the Midlands on this scale.” The pitchbook contains 33 projects (three from each of the 11 LEPs), worth a combined £14.4bn.

Major new pavilions were on show from St Petersburg and Dubai-based developer Nakheel. Spearheaded by Istanbul, Turkey sent its largest delegation ever to MIPIM totaling 250 companies and cities. Meanwhile MIPIM welcomed China’s largest commercial developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, as a first time attendee. Over the past two years Wanda has been expanding its international business with projects under way in the UK, the US and Australia.

Reflecting a strong US real estate market, the National Association of Realtors’ Pavilion hosted a wide range of major projects coming from states and cities. Among them, Arizona’s Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors presented the Douglas Ranch/Trillium and The Villages at Vigneto schemes. Over on the US Economic Development Pavilion, the Great Houston Partnership was drawing attention to the Goodman Global Group’s consolidated campus.

Among leading politicians attending MIPIM were Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development Mateusz Morawiecki; Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy; Mikhail Men, Russian Minister of Housing, Construction and Utilities, Roberta Pinotti, Italian Defence Minister and Fatma Güldemet Sari, Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Planning.

And a host of city mayors and CEOs were in Cannes to discuss urban development from the likes of Paris, Istanbul, Turin, Riga, Lyon, Malmö, Manchester, Liverpool, Maricá, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Moscow. Cities making a first-time appearance at MIPIM included Casablanca (Morocco), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Newcastle (UK), Bologna (Italy), Chicago, Houston, Birmingham and Alburquerque (all US).

With the United Nations reporting that over 50% of the world’s population now lives in cities and annual urban growth running at 1.83%, there is an increasing need for concerted urban strategies that will help cities handle the situation. To facilitate discussion on new urban policy, MIPIM chose ‘Housing the World’ as its central theme and the subject of the annual Mayors’ Think Tank Summit.

The Mayors’ Think Tank welcomed some 100 city leaders for high-level discussions. Mayors expressed their desire for the real estate industry to share its vision of cities that create liveable spaces for all and particularly to work together with public partners to provide affordable housing.

“One of the key questions addressed by city representatives and real estate executives this week was how urban leaders can deliver successful densification policies to meet the world’s continuing urbanization,” noted Reed MIDEM’s Filippo Rean.

“With a shortage of residential housing in many of Europe’s urban centres, there is a need for increased collaboration between public and private players in all phases of urban development, from planning to delivery of urban assets. Architects have a central role to play in future urban development and with just under 2,000 here in Cannes, their numbers continue to grow at MIPIM,” added Rean.

It was clear in Cannes that international real estate investors are diversifying their portfolios to include such ‘alternative’ investments as healthcare, student housing, hotels, residential rental and retirement homes.

Among the asset classes that substantially increased their ‘footprint’ in the MIPIM halls this year, Healthcare, Logistics and Hotel & Tourism came together in an enlarged pavilion and the 1,800m² Innovation Forum showcased the latest tech projects and companies offering solutions and practices to increase the value of property assets.

The explosion of e-commerce is accelerating the emergence of what were once described rather dismissively as ‘sheds.’ These have become one of the hottest assets in real estate as demand for logistics grows and warehouse returns have been out-performing some office portfolios since the recession.

As MIPIM progressed, the traditional flood of real estate market research and surveys began to circulate. At the closed-door MIPIM RE-Invest Summit - which brought together 53 institutional investors representing over €500 billion in property investment - Real Capital Analytics reported that commercial property transactions in 2015 totaled $1.3 trillion, up 5% on 2014.

Real Capital Analytics noted that while investment in Asia has slowed, there has been a surge in the US and a strengthening in the European marketplace. In the emerging asset classes, investment in Europe’s rental apartment sector grew 15% last year and there was growth across senior housing and student housing. But it was hotel investment that saw the strongest growth of 31% compared to 2014.

Just how fast the investment environment is changing was underlined by the fact that the MIPIM RE-Invest Summit started off with a keynote address on "Crowdfunding: How does it impact real estate and finance?", by Dan Miller, Founder of Myrtle Grove Ventures.

Miller, who came to prominence as Founder of Fundrise, told investors that they need to embrace and adapt to the opportunities presented by crowdfunding. “Within three to five years crowdfunding will be at a scale where it will be competing with institutional investors and those working with the trend will be in the best shape,” he said.

Following last year’s MIPIM theme of ‘Digital Revolution,’ MIPIM 2016 boosted its focus on innovation in real estate and launched the first Startup Competition devoted to real estate tech and sponsored by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

After selection rounds at MIPIM UK in London and MIPIM Asia in Hong Kong last year, the last two MIPIM Startup Competition finalists were chosen in Cannes. Paris-based logistics disruptor Urbismart scored a double whammy by winning the competition and the MIPIM delegates Coup de Coeur vote. Urbismart CEO Jean Paul Rival pitched his company as a game-changer saying it would revolutionise the supply chain by improving home and business delivery while reducing urban congestion involving delivery trucks.

Smart city case studies were presented by the likes of Barcelona, Gothenburg, Edmonton and Grenoble, while sustainable urban living champions, Urban Farmers, made their first appearance at the world’s real estate market.

In the Innovation Forum, delegates enthused about Schindler’s myPORT transit management app. The mobile app-controlled system recognises users as they enter a building, calls a lift for them and once they have reached their floor, opens their office or apartment door. According to Schindler Senior VP Michael Dobler, “myPORT allows seamless movement in a building without having different badges and keys.”

An important new initiative, supported by REWIRE (Recognising and Empowering Women in Real Estate), Italy’s AREL (Associazione Real Estate Ladies), Women in Real Estate Poland, Women in Real Estate Spain and World Women in Real Estate, was launched at this year’s MIPIM with the first networking event for women working in real estate, attended by 100 influential women in real estate. “We are delighted that the first women's event has taken place at MIPIM to recognise the role of women in the property industry,” commented Sue Brown Co-Founder of REWIRE.

For more information on MIPIM 2016, see our pressroom.

MIPIM 2017 will take place in Cannes from March 14 – 17.
MIPIM Japan – Osaka, September 8 - 9
MIPIM UK – London, October 19 - 21
MIPIM Asia – Hong Kong, November 29 - 30

Cannes, 17 March, 2016 – The 26th MIPIM Awards took place today during MIPIM, the world’s property market. The results were announced at a gala ceremony held in the main auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Europe came close to taking all the trophies with winning projects from Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM is currently taking place in Cannes.

The MIPIM Awards 2016 winners are:


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Developer: Brookfield Multiplex
Architect: IBI Group
Client: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Other: WSP Group, TUV SUD, Doig and Smith, Gillespies LLP, Ginko Projects


JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Venice, Italy
Developer: La Sessola Srl
Architect: Matteo Thun & Partners
Project Manager: Luca Colombo


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


Brussels, Belgium
Developer: AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
Owner: AXA Belgium


Paris, France
Developer: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
Architect: PCA Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte


Düsseldorf, Germany
Developer: 741 Projektentwicklung GmbH
Architect: Luczak Architekten & SW Häuser GmbH
Other: Cadman GmbH, Hellmich Gruppe & CarLoft


Norrköping, Sweden
Developer: Ivarsson Byggnads AB
Architect: Kai Wartiainen and Ingrid Reppen, arkitektur + development ab
Public Authority: Norrköpings kommun


Les Docks Village
Marseille, France
Developer: Constructa Urban Systems
Architect: 5+1 AA
Other: JP Morgan Asset Management


Crossrail Place
London, United Kingdom
Developer: Canary Wharf Group
Architect: Foster + Partners
Engineer: Arup, Wiehag


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


DUO PARIS – Taking urban sensations to new heights

Paris, France
Developer: Ivanhoé Cambridge
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Project Manager: Hines


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


The MIPIM Awards Jury is composed of the following experts:

Barbara A. Knoflach - Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment Management, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Martin J. Brühl FRICS - President, RICS
Madeleine Cosgrave - Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, GIC Real Estate
Serge Fautré - Chief Executive Officer, AG Real Estate
John Forrester - Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , Cushman & Wakefield
Paolo Gencarelli - Head of Group Real Estate, Unicredit
Frank Khoo - Global Head of Asia, Axa Real Estate
Sergey Kuznetsov - Chief Architect, City of Moscow
Ralf Niebergall - Vice President, Federal Chamber of German Architects
Denis Valode - Architect and Co-founder, Valode & Pistre
Olle Zetterberg - Chief Executive Officer, Stockholm Business Region


On Thursday 17 March, two public presentations on the security solutions adopted for 21 million+ visitors to the Universal Exposition:
Expo Milano 2015, Security Solutions for over 21MLN people” Conference,
10:30 am - Padiglione Italia
4:30 pm - Green Room at the Innovation Forum

Treviso, 15 March 2016 – Came, the internationally-renowned, Treviso-based group operating in the home & building automation industry, town planning and high security, is proud to present its case study of the access control system developed for Expo Milano 2015 at MIPIM 2016, the world’s number one international real estate market event.

Came is offering MIPIM visitors two opportunities to attend its Expo Milano 2015, Security Solutions for over 21MLN people” conference, scheduled for Thursday March 2016 at 10:30 am in Padiglione Italia and at 4:30 pm in the Green Room at the Innovation Forum.

Came draws upon Expo Milano 2015 best practice to offer a discerning audience its know-how and multi-year experience in handling complex projects, offering insight into issues that the Real Estate world has yet to delve deeply into. Security is today a priority issue for the property industry and a key driver for raising overall quality-of-life within a given territory, whether it be a town district, a square or an apartment block.

At the Expo Milano 2015, Security Solutions for over 21MLN people” conference, Came Group CEO Andrea Menuzzo, Expo Milano 2015 Security Panel Coordinator Tullio Mastrangelo and Head of the Came Engineering Division Roberto Ghirardo will be illustrating how to maximize (by up to 30%) the economic value of a real estate project by intervening during the town planning and design phase and acting specifically on risk assessment in order to avoid the most serious integrated security-related mistakes that can prejudice a project’s economic returns.

They will be describing the risk and crisis management system adopted by Italy’s institutions and law and order to manage the security of the 21 million people who visited the Universal Exposition. For the first time, operations carried out behind the scenes at Expo Milano 2015 will be revealed which show that Open Security was a key factor for success. The model has since become international best practice, and may be replicated to maximize the commercial value of any Real Estate project.

“Expo Milano 2015 selected Came as its technology partner precisely for its ability to develop integrated solutions capable of catering to the highest standards of quality, and for its aptitude in managing highly complex projects,” - says Andrea Menuzzo, CEO of the Came Group. “Expo was above all a large-scale demonstration of how integrated security is today one of the main drivers of the Real Estate industry.”

“We wish to bring quality to the debate on security in high footfall public and private spaces, a topic that is frequently misrepresented by multiple players but is something we know all about,” says Tullio Mastrangelo, Expo Milano 2015Security Panel Coordinator“Take stadia, for example: with just a few months to go until the start of the European Football Championships in France, we need to acknowledge the possibility that some games may be played behind closed doors.Leveraging our Expo experience, we will be showing how to reconcile security, high aesthetic standards and, above all, quality of life. Many top players in the Real Estate business are here at MIPIM. There are a great number of insights to be learned.”

The experience Came has garnered from developing high-security installations, parking and access control systems will be under the spotlight elsewhere at MIPIM too: FC Krasnodar Stadium, the modernprestigious Russian stadium that will be hosting UEFA and FIFA tournaments, has chosen the Italian group to develop an integrated solution consisting of a parking system for 3000 vehicles, turnstiles for managing spectator access, and deterrent bollards.

Came S.p.A.
Came S.p.A. is among Italy's and the world's leading outfits in the home & building automation sector, is today a global player in the home control, urban planning and security sectors, to which it provides integrated solutions to regulate and monitor flow rates and accesses.
The group, under the Came Safety&Comfort trademark, designs, makes and markets with the brands Came, Bpt and GO, home automation, video-entry, thermostat control and safety solutions for both residential and office buildings alike; whereas through the Urbaco and Parkare brandnames it provides urban design and large-scale venue solutions in terms of pay-to-park facilities, access control and venue protection in large public areas as well as city streets.

Owned by the Menuzzo family, Came S.p.A. is extremely proud of its Italian heritage. The company operates in 118 countries through its 480 branches and licensed dealers. It is based in Dosson di Casier, in the province of Treviso, and has manufacturing plants in Sesto al Reghena, in the Province of Pordenone, and in Avignone, France and Barcelona, Spain. The company employs 1,400 people and had sales close to 230 million euros in 2014. Came is certified to provide “100% Original Italian Quality” by ITPI (the Institute for the Safeguarding of Italian Products). This merit is testimony to the Group's decision to design in Italy, assemble locally and not relocate and work with suppliers with which it has built long-lasting relationships based on mutual trust for over 40 years in the business.
Came, thanks to its innovative access control solutions, has been chosen as technological partner by Expo Milano 2015. Check out Came on our websites www.came.com and www.came.com/cpd/en/projects and on our LinkedinTwitter and Facebook profiles.

Paris, 1 March 2016 – In recent years, the word ‘sustainability’ has been catapulted to the forefront of discussions between developers, architects, political leaders, city mayors and investors attending MIPIM. The focus on sustainable urban development has seen a surge in the number of new exhibitors providing sustainable solutions, projects that have obtained impressive standard ratings, and eco-conscious conference sessions throughout the MIPIM programme.

Here is a roundup of eight not-to-miss sustainability highlights at MIPIM 2016, each of which represents different aspects of how sustainable development impacts and influences the world of real estate.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM (the world’s property market) will be held in Cannes from 15 to 18 March, 2016.

Achieving <2 degrees Celsius
A key conference session entitled: Achieving <2 degrees Celsius: How must the real estate industry respond to meet new climate change pledges? (17 March), will examine the outcomes from Buildings Day at the COP21 in Paris. Are they achievable; what needs to be done? How will the COP21 affect real estate investments? What is the role of the real estate private sector in meeting new national and EU pledges? These questions, amongst others, will be discussed by a panel of speakers which include: Terri Wills, CEO World Green Building Council; Dr. Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer, European Commission; Martin J. Brühl, FRICS, President & MD Investment Management, Union Investment Real Estate, RICS; Dr. Sarah Cary, Head of Sustainable Places, British Land; Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M architectural firm.

The world’s coolest data centre 
DigiPlex Fetsund in Oslo, Norway, is one of the nominees for the MIPIM 2016 Awards in the category of Best Innovative Green Building. DigiPlex Fetsund is a zero carbon emissions data centre which uses naturally cool air and renewable clean energy - representing one of the most efficient and sustainable facilities worldwide. The facility has consolidated 16 separate inefficient data centres into one modern 12 MW facility, decreasing all power consumption by more than half - locking in environmental benefits for a contract period of 20 years which will generate an estimated €125 million in power savings over that period. MAD Arkitekter - the architectural firm that completed the project, will be exhibiting on the Oslo stand at MIPIM this year.

A 50 m building made of wood
EPA Bordeaux-Euratlantique (EPA: public development organisation) recently made a call for submissions for the construction of a 50 m residential wooden building, which will be one of the first-ever towers in the world of its type. Architects were advised that the structure should be made of wood, a wooden facade however is not obligatory. This project forms part of an ambitious strategy by EPA Bordeaux-Euratlantique to construct 25,000sq-m of wooden structures per year, in order to contribute to the fight against climate change and also to support the local timber industries. Seven design teams submitted their project proposals and the winning project entry will be announced on the Bordeaux Metropole stand at MIPIM on March 16.

A thumbs up from Barack Obama
The Pullman Factory District (Chicago, USA), established in the 1880’s as a manufacturing centre and company town, has a rich history in the labour rights and civil rights movements. It’s also home to a new manufacturing facility: The Method South Side Soapbox Factory. Located on 22 acres in the heart of the Pullman neighbourhood, it is the first LEED Platinum manufacturing facility in the consumer packaged goods sector. It boasts onsite renewable energy from wind and solar, the world’s largest rooftop farm, and the extraordinary energy and water efficiency that are hallmarks of LEED Platinum projects. The best part of the story, however, is the impact on local jobs, the local economy, and bringing manufacturing back inside the city limits in a safe and sustainable way. The Method South Side Soapbox Factory has been nominated for a MIPIM award this year in the category of Best Industrial & Logistics Development, and in 2015 President Obama announced the designation of the Pullman neighbourhood as a new National Monument.

Farmers on the roof
UrbanFarmers AG is a Swiss company that is pioneering urban ecological farms that have already won many prizes, and will present its unique concept at the Innovation Forum.“ With growing investments flowing into the urban environment, a lot of focus is being put on sustainable assets and technologies to secure long-term returns. UrbanFarmers as a developer and operator of rooftop farms, is the perfect complement to real estate re-development, adding long-term asset value, sustainable operations and a diversification of revenue acquisition,” explains Fabian Weinländer, Director of Development of UrbanFarmers AG.

The future is electric
Keynote speaker Ulf Gustafsson, Director of Public Affairs at AB Volvo, will take to the floor to speak about how electric transport will shape real estate in the near future. As electricity begins to replace petrol as the fuel for both public transport and vehicles, not only will this change have a great impact on urban development and town planning, but also the future construction of buildings and residential developments. The session is entitled: Urban planning in the perspective of electricity (17 March).

Green Planet Architects
In a post-COP21 context, calling on environmentally-responsible architecture will be essential for optimizing resources and materials, reducing energy consumption in buildings by up to 70% through renewable energy, cutting maintenance and building management costs, and improving the quality of life of their users. Green Planet Architects, the leading international network of 800 architects from 80 countries dedicated to sustainable and ecological architecture, will be coming to MIPIM for the first time to showcase over 600 sustainable projects from all corners of the globe.

The ‘green house’ effect
In 2011, Riksbyggen developer devised Positive Footprint Housing - an innovative Swedish approach to residential and urban development, in partnership with the City of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, among others. The first PlusEnergy residential block, called Viva in Gulheden, Gothenburg, is now ready for construction. The new residential area will provide 133 new flats, and generate power surpluses. The building envelope is more compact, insulation is thicker and electricity is generated on site using solar cells. There are different forms of energy storage, geothermal heating and a district heating and ventilation system with heat recovery. Viva, Gothenburg will be exhibiting on the Business Region Göteborg stand.


Came's calling card is its international best-practice in access-control for the Universal Expo, which was presented at a recent convention along with an
immersive virtual-reality experience.

The Treviso-based group debuts in the real-estate business with its
Came Project Department.

Treviso, March 2, 2016 - Came, the Treviso-based group, world-renowned in home & building automation, urban furnishings and high-security, will attend, from 15 to 18 March, the MIPIM 2016 - real estate's main international event organized at Palais des Festivals in Cannes (Pav. R8 - Stand A16).

The Treviso-based company's calling card shall be the innovative access-control system designed especially for Expo Milano 2015, with which Came managed the entrances of over 21 million visitors ensuring security and safetyat the venue for its six-month duration, while contributing to achieving Italy's largest Digital Smart City project to date. The company was on target in terms of innovation, also thanks to its capacity in coming up with cutting-edge technological solutions, and in cooperating effectively with some of the main high-tech and institutional players involved in the event - the City of Milano and Regione Lombardia, first and foremost - the Public Utilities and State Security forces during all phases of planning the event that spread across a surface area of over one-million square meters.

In fact, the company puts security at the heart of each project as it deems that careful integration of safety and security in the planning is a must for each of its technological solutions for home & building automation. At Expo Milano 2015, Came applied its working method, which it has developed over the years thanks to its established international experience, and is presenting it at MIPIM 2016 to transfer, through this best practice, its capacity to deliver turnkey projects that meet the new urban requirements of the real-estate business.

Came's model for the Universal Expo is to be presented as international best practice by key speakers at the "Expo Milano 2015, Security Solutions for over 21MLN people” convention.

Visitors at the MIPIM, thanks to the immersive virtual-reality experience set up by Came at its stand, can come to grips with all of the functionalities of the access-control system while undergoing a sensory experience that will project them directly into Expo Milano 2015. They will be able to see the turnstiles and pedestrian access-points during the day and the vehicle access-points regulating entries during the night. They will also explore the heart of the system, the control room that managed, for six whole months, 24/7, the security at the expo grounds.

The Treviso-based company officially debuts in the real-estate business with its Came Project Department, the project consulting division, which is made up of a team of engineers, technicians and architects all specialized in systems integration, working alongside, urban planners, engineering studios and construction firms, until final delivery of the project. The division, which centers on Building Automation, Parking Systems and Perimeter Security, provides the most modern, articulated solutions for any automation, security, access-control and parking needs when managing large-scale collective venues and building projects.

With its Project Department, Came will land at the MIPIM and capitalize on its over 60 years' experience the world over, all condensed into three-thousand projects that, besides the Expo access-control system, also include high-security installations at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, the Eiffel Tower's butterfly door, Barcelona's Digital Smart City parking facilities, Malta's Barraka Lift, Kuwait-City Airport's system of bollards, as well as that regulating Cannes' Forville Market.

More than 1,500 international architects expected in Cannes

Commercial development, Bangkok © RARE Architects
Paris, February 22, 2016 – With more than 1,500 architects expected in Cannes in March, MIPIM has become a major event for international architecture.

"For architects, MIPIM offers a unique forum where they can showcase their achievements to prospective clients among developers, local authorities and international investors. And it also provides an exceptional launch pad alongside their internationally - renowned colleagues for young architects who are still little known in the real estate community," says Julien Sausset, Director of MIPIM.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the international real-estate show for professionals, will be held in Cannes from 15 to 18 March 2016.

Many architectural firms exhibit their projects at MIPIM every year on their own stands, including KPF (USA), Garde International (Japan), Jaspers Eyers Architects (Belgium), Link Arkitektur (Norway), Tabanlioglu Architects (Turkey), Chapman Taylor, Benoy and Design International (UK).

Architects also exhibit in groups under national banners. Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the AFEX (Architectes Français à l’Export) and its partners will attend MIPIM to promote French architects abroad. At the new Architecture (by) France stand, MIPIM attendees will be able to find out about the projects entered for the AFEX Grand Prize for Architecture and the AJAP (architect and landscape designer competition) as well as attend a series of presentations on the topic of housing issues in the coming years. The finalists of the 2016 AFEX Grand Prize will be unveiled at an exclusive MIPIM event on Wednesday 16 March at 6.30pm.

For the ninth consecutive year, the German pavilion , created at the initiative of the German Federal Chamber of Architecture, will bring together 26 architects including Eike Becker Architekten Gerber Architekten, Kleihues+Kleihues, GRAFT, Hadi Teherani Architects, and Schneider+Schumacher. Among the national and international projects on show at the pavilion, MIPIM attendees will be able to see models of the new building of Munich Central Station presented by AUER WEBER, the new BASF office tower in Dusseldorf exhibited by Eller+Eller Architekten, the Munich airport extension proposed by Koch+Partner, and the Upper North Tower mixed-use building in Düsseldorf presented by Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA ) will exhibit again this year in the London pavilion to promote 22 architectural firms including RARE Architecture, AndArchitects shedKM. RIBA will also co-organize a series of conferences on design that will examine a major city centre development. The Design Workshops are organized in partnership with the city of Manchester, and will take place on Tuesday March 15, Wednesday March 16 and Thursday March 17 at 11:30am.

The buildings we inhabit are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. In a post-COP21 context, calling on environmentally-responsible architecture will be essential for optimizing resources and materials, reducing energy consumption in buildings by up to 70% through renewable energy, cutting maintenance and building management costs, and improving the quality of life of their users. For example,Green Planet Architects, the leading international network of 800 architects from 80 countries dedicated to sustainable and ecological architecture, will be coming to MIPIM for the first time to showcase over 600 sustainable projects from all corners of the globe.

The Innovation Forum will also put architects centre stage by offering a programme of conferences and networking events dedicated to architecture, startups and urban redevelopment. Among the personalities invited to the Innovation Forum are Ben van Berkel, architect and co-founder of UNStudio, will speak about tomorrow’s buildings, andTobias Nolte, co-founder of Certain Measures and formerly with Gehry Technologies, will talk about the use of data in designing new spaces.

Innovative companies from the digital ecosystem will also be exhibiting, including the English firm Wagstaffs Design, which will present VuCity, the first interactive map of London; VuFrame, a German company that develops augmented reality applications adapted to the real-estate sector; and  Autodesk, which publishes computer-aided design software.

Architecture will also take pride of place in the MIPIM conference programme, especially with the session entitled: How to create value in architecture through art and design(Wednesday, March 16 at 11:30am) where the speakers include Arik Levy, the internationally-recognized artist and designer.

For the first time, MIPIM will present a "Powered by PechaKucha" session on the theme of Housing the World. This new, rapid and amusing presentation format will address topics such as social housing, luxury and the housing crisis. Each speaker will have to convince their audience with 20 images lasting 20 seconds each – a total of six minutes and 40 seconds. Confirmed participants include Kim H. Nielsen, architect and founder of 3XN Architects (Denmark), Simon Takasaki, Director at Takasaki Lauw Architects (Germany) and Jean-Louis Missika,  Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Urbanism, Architecture, Projects of Greater Paris, Economic Development and Attractiveness (France).
BCIMC, BVK and Bain Capital join ADIA, NPS, GIC and 4800 other investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM 2016
MIPIM Re-Invest Summit brings together investment leaders with combined $500 billion in funds
Paris, 11 February 2016 – British Columbia Investment Management Corp (Canada),Bayerische Versorgungskammer (Germany) and Bain Capital (USA), are just some of the investment heavyweights that will be attending MIPIM for the first time, together with the4,800 other international investors expected this year.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM (the world’s property market) will be held in Cannes from 15 to 18 March, 2016.

With ‘Housing the World’ having been announced earlier in the year as the theme of MIPIM 2016, there will be a focus on residential investment this year. “Residential Investment Portfolio: the best is yet to come” (17 March), is a panel session made up of speakers including Mahdi Mokrane, Head of European Research and Strategy, LaSalle Investment Management and Bruce Ritchie, Founder and CEO, Residential Land, who will debate three essential questions relating to residential investment: Different continents, different solutions? How do cities & developers respond to the undersupply and where and when to invest?

“ Investors are flocking to the residential apartments sector and generated $187 billion of transaction volume [globally] in 2015, a 28% increase from the prior year in an environment where overall volumes were flat. Representing some of the largest and shrewdest investors, cross-border flows into the sector surged by 170%,” explains Robert M. White Jr, Founder and President of Real Capital Analytics Inc, who will moderate one of the topics at the MIPIM RE-Invest Summit.

Among the major international investors attending MIPIM 2016 will be the sovereign wealth funds such as Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Abu Dhabi), GIC Real Estate International (Singapore), Korean Investment Corporation (Korea), Qatar Investment Authority (Qatar); pension funds such as AustralianSuper (Australia), APG (The Netherlands), Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (Canada), Teacher Retirement System of Texas (USA), insurance companies such as Allianz Real Estate (Germany), Generali (Italy), Ping An Trust (China) and PFA Pension (Denmark); and asset managers such as Aberdeen Asset Management (UK), AXA Investment Managers (France), and Aviva Investors (UK); Blackrock (USA), and Blackstone (USA).

This year, there will be 22 conference sessions dedicated to investment in the main MIPIM schedule. Many will be country-centric with the programme including focuses on Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, China, USA, Turkey and Brazil, as well as the African continent.

Poland will be a key player at MIPIM this year, with a robust programme of events and conferences, as well as the presence of the Polish Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, who will be speaking at a conference session entitled: “Poland and CEE Today - how to understand the new investment environment ” (16 March). This session will get up close and personal with the Polish market, answering essential questions such as: are the pictures painted of Poland & CEE in the international media a true reflection of the situation? To what extent is the political situation affecting investor confidence? What are the macro, long-term drivers that will lead to increased stability and prosperity in the CEE region and are they being pursued effectively?

Housing the world: what’s my ROI? ” (17 March) is another key conference and will be powered by PechaKucha. This fast-paced event will explore some of the latest developments in market rate, social and luxury housing, and will also address crisis housing. Each presenter will use the PechaKucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each one for only 20 seconds.

50 of the world’s leading institutional investors, with a combined $500 billion allocated to real estate, will gather for MIPIM RE-Invest on March 14-15 . MIPIM RE-Invest is a closed-door event that brings together the world’s leading real estate institutional investors in one room to discuss how to optimize their portfolios. Developed in partnership with AXA Investment Managers, Aberdeen Asset Management, Europa Capital and KPMG, the summit is centred around open and interactive roundtable discussions enabling debates on topics provided by Real Capital Analytics (RCA) on strategy, sectors and geography of interest.
A selection of project highlights to be presented at MIPIM
Paris, 4 February 2016 – Major international real estate projects, representing all segments of real estate – offices, residential, hotel and tourism, commercial, industrial and logistics among others – will be showcased during MIPIM 2016.

Click here to download a selection of 77 real estate projects from 26 countries that will be unveiled at MIPIM 2016. Among these projects, you will discover the redevelopment of the medieval district of Aachen in Germany, the construction of New Santa Cruz, a new city in Bolivia that will host 450,000 inhabitants, and Rostov-on-Don’s old airport which is being redeveloped into a residential complex.

Below are some of the projects showcased at MIPIM this year:

Cultural real estate:
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (Germany)
Presented by City of Hamburg
Right on the waterfront of the river Elbe, on the western tip of the Hafen-City, Hamburg is building a new concert hall – the Elbphilharmonie. The glassstructure is built upon the massive red brick construction of the former cocoa warehouse known as the Kaispeicher A and rises up to a height of 110metres. The heart of the Elbphilharmonie, designed by Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, is the Grand Hall. This world-class concert hall with a seating capacity for 2,100 guests and a height of 50 metres will provide a spectacular stage for Hamburg's vibrant music scene and stars from all over the world. Grand opening is on January 11 and 12, 2017.

Office real estate:
Piren 2, Lindholmen, Gothenborg (Sweden)
Presented by Skanska/ Business Region Göteborg
Piren2, is planned as a high quality modern and flexible office building which provides a destination in which people can meet and collaborate. The property, at Lindholmen Science Park on Norra Älvstranden, is due to be completed in the second quarter of 2017 and will comprise 7,400 sq m on eight floors including a top floor terrace providing views of Gothenburg. The ground floor will accommodate a café or shop. Its location makes the building highly visible and provides good access for tenants and visitors arriving by car, bus or bicycle.

Residential real estate:
Affordable Housing Programme, Lisbon (Portugal)
Presented by City of Lisbon
Lisbon is attracting more and younger residents and the city's mayor, Fernando Medina, has announced a new affordable housing rental programme. Development of more than 5,000 units will commence in 2016. The programme will be executed in cooperation with the private sector whose expertise will be employed on the design, construction and exploration of residential buildings. Municipal real estate, including plots for construction and buildings for renovation, will also be used to supply the programme.

Urban development:
Eko Atlantic, Lagos (Nigeria)
Presented by Eko Atlantic 
Eko Atlantic is a mixed-use project on an immense scale and its creation involves the reclamation of over 10 sq km of land lost to the Atlantic Ocean. This will enable the development of an ocean-front city intended to compete at a global level. The scheme will create a fully self-sufficient city with tree-lined boulevards incorporating commercial, residential, entertainment and leisure facilities as well as an international school, a hospital and Nigeria’s largest retail mall.

Mixed-use real estate:
The Belvédère, Bordeaux (France) 
Presented by Bordeaux Métropole
The Belvedere will be developed on the right bank of the Garonne beside Saint-Jean bridge. The project will provide about 50,000 sq m of offices, 30,000 sq m of housing, 10,000 sq m of business and service spaces as well as a four-star hotel. Consultation began in early 2015 and three groups were pre-selected to compete last May. The teams presented their offer in early December and the winning development team will be announced at MIPIM. Construction will start in early 2017.

Inverness Campus, Inverness (UK)
Presented by Scottish Cities Alliance
Inverness is promoting a new multi-use development, the 87 ha Inverness Campus. The site is expected to attract business, research and academic organisations and 13 high-quality, fully-serviced development plots are being aimed at the life science sector. There is also general office space and scope for hotel and leisure developments. Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP), is nearby, located beside the region’s main hub airport and alongside the major A96 and A9 trunk roads.

Paris, 28 January, 2016 – The eleven members of the international jury for the MIPIM Awards 2016 have released the list of the 44 finalists for this prestigious competition.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 15-18, 2016.

This year, 230 projects from 42 countries have been submitted to one of 11 categories of the MIPIM Awards. 2016 features a new category – ‘ the Best Healthcare Development' - which focusses on a fast-growing healthcare property segment.

"The projects were carefully examined by the jury which represents the whole scope of the real estate industry. I found it particularly encouraging to see the growing number of projects in the residential category, including social housing and forward-thinking concepts. Also, the new category Best Healthcare Development is in tune with the need of healthcare facilities in an aging European society," said the President of the Jury, Barbara Knoflach, Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment Management at BNP Paribas Real Estate.

The winners will be selected by both attendees voting in Cannes for projects of their choice and the jury. The jury’s decision will count for 50% of the vote as will the attendees’ share.

For the fifth year in a row, the "People's choice Award” will reward the project that won most votes online in the run-up to MIPIM. The public will soon be able to vote for this category on the MIPIM website and the show’s official Facebook page.

The MIPIM Awards 2016 nominees are as follows:


Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
Aabenraa, Denmark
Developer: Region Syddanmark
Architect: White Arkitekter A/S, DEVE Architects
Other: ArkPlan Landscape, Wessberg A/S Engineers, White AB

University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Developer: Federal State of Hessen represented by Hessisches Baumanagement
Architect: Nickl & Partner Architekten AG
Other: IB Süss, IG Haringer + Müller mbH, PRO-Elektroplan GmbH, IB Sorge, LA Schmidt, IB Dr. Ressel

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Montreal, Canada
Developer: Groupe Immobilier santé McGill (GISM)
Architect: IBI Group Architects / Beinhaker Architecte
Other: HDR Architecture Canada, Yelle Maillé architectes associés, NFOE et associés architects

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 


JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Venice, Italy
Developer: La Sessola Srl
Architect: Matteo Thun & Partners
Project Manager: Luca Colombo

Lille youth hostel
Lille, France
Developer: City of Lille
Architect: JDS Architects
Other: Egis, Franck Boutté, SL2EC, Tandem +

Korsør, Denmark
Developer: The Danish Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Architect: AART architects

Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
Developer: MORI TRUST CO., Ltd.
Architect: Takenaka Corporation


BARJANE – Building K – Park of Bréguières
Les Arcs sur Argens, France
Developer: BARJANE
Architect: Stéphane Goulard

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

Method South Side Soapbox Factory

Chicago, United States
Developer: Summit Design + Build, LLC
Architect: William McDonough + Partners, Heitman Architects Incorporated
Other: KJWW, SpaceCo Inc., Norris Design, BuroHappold Engineering, MBDC, Gotham Greens, Nexus Corporation, Envision Solar, Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, CNI

Umeva – sewage treatment plant
Umeå, Sweden
Developer: Vakin (former Umeva)
Architect: BAU - Byrån för Arkitektur & Urbanism
Landscape Architect: Kragh & Berglund


DigiPlex Fet
Oslo, Norway
Developer: DigiPlex Fet AS
Architect: MAD Arkitekter AS
Design & Build Contractor: Miljøbygg AS

Gladsaxe Company House
Soeborg, Denmark
Investor: PensionDanmark A/S
Developer: NCC Property Development A/S
Architect: Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter
Other: Turnkey Contractor, NCC Construction A/S

IRENA Headquarters
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Developer: Masdar
Architect: Woods Bagot
Engineer: Buro Happold
Other: Mubadala CMS, Broofield Multiplex, AECOM, Parsons

Brussels, Belgium
Developer: AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
Owner: AXA Belgium


Paris, France
Developer: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
Architect: PCA Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

Evolution Tower
Moscow, Russia
Developer: Snegiri Group
Other: Renaissance Construction, Josef Gartner, Thyssen-Krupp, VELKO-2000, ST-Facades, GK-Tekhstroy, PERI, BGT, Guardian, Forum Group, L-Cube, NELT, Borond

Holcom New Headquarter
Beirut, Lebanon
Developer: HOLCOM
Architect: Lombardini22 SpA
Space Planning & Interior Design: DEGW

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


25 rue Michel le Comte
Paris, France
Developer: Elogie
Architect: Atelier du Pont
Engineer: Parica

Centro Cultural Kirchner
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Developer: Argentina National Government
Architect: Enrique Bares, Federico Bares, Nicolás Bares, Daniel Becker, Claudio Ferrari y Florencia Schnack
General Contractors: RIVA and ESUCO

Paris, France
Developer: Allianz Real Estate France for Allianz Vie
Architect: Benjamin Mouton
Tenant: Kering Group

Düsseldorf, Germany
Developer: 741 Projektentwicklung GmbH
Architect: Luczak Architekten & SW Häuser GmbH
Other: Cadman GmbH, Hellmich Gruppe & CarLoft


Bâtiment Home
Paris, France
Developer: Bouygues Immobilier
Architect: Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Associate Architect: Comte&Vollenweider

Hamburg, Germany
Developer: Hamburg Team Gesellschaft für Projektentwicklung mbH
Architect: blauraum
Other: WES GmbH LandschaftsArchitektur

Norrköping, Sweden
Developer: Ivarsson Byggnads AB
Architect: Kai Wartiainen and Ingrid Reppen, arkitektur + development ab
Public Authority: Norrköpings kommun

Le Toison d’Or 
Brussels, Belgium
Developer: ProWinko
Architect: UNStudio / Jaspers-Eyers Architects


Aquis Plaza
Aachen, Germany
Architect: ECE Architects
Developer: ECE Projektmanagement in joint-venture with STRABAG Real Estate
Investor: KG Farmsen m.b.H. (ECE/Otto family, and other institutional and private investors)
Design Consultant: CallisonRTKL, London, UK

Les Docks Village
Marseille, France
Developer: Constructa Urban Systems
Architect: 5+1 AA
Other: JP Morgan Asset Management

Mall of Scandinavia
Stockholm, Sweden
Developer: Unibail-Rodamco
Architect: Benoy, Bau, Wingårdhs
Interior Designer: Wingårdhs, Saguez and Partners

The Hub
Shanghai, China
Developer: ShuiOn Land
Architect: P&T Group in collaboration with Ben Wood Studio Shanghai / CallisonRTKL (Retail Architect)
Interior Design: Callison RTKL


Crossrail Place
London, United Kingdom
Developer: Canary Wharf Group
Architect: Foster + Partners
Engineer: Arup, Wiehag

Groen Kwartier
Antwerpen, Belgium
Developer: Matexi, Vanhaerents and Ag Vespa (city of Antwerpen)
Architect: Beel&Achtergael, 360 Architecten, Collectief Noord
Other: Piet Boon, Vincent van Duysen, Anversa

Les Rives de la Haute Deûle
Lille, France
Developer: SORELI
Architect: Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours
Landscape Architect: Anne-Sylvie Bruel

Tokyo, Japan
Developer: Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd


Bee’ah Headquarters
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Developer: Bee’ah
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Manchester, United Kingdom
Developer: Urban Splash
Architect: ShedKM
Other: SIG

ICI Plants & Headquarters
Istanbul, Turkey
Developer: APS Ambalaj Paketleme ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.
Architect: Iglo Architects

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


DUO PARIS – Intense Urban Sensations

Paris, France
Developer: Invanhoé Cambridge
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Project Manager: Hines

FICO – Eataly World
Bologna, Italy
Developer: Prelios Integra S.p.A.
Architect: Thomas Bartoli

Istanbul Grand Airport
Istanbul, Turkey
Developer: IGA
Architect: Scott Brownrigg, Grimshaw, Nordic

New Kiruna
Kiruna, Sweden
Developer: Kiruna Municipality
Architect: White Arkitekter

The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on Thursday, 17 Marchstarting at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

The MIPIM Awards Jury is composed of the following experts:

Barbara A. Knoflach - Deputy Chief Executive & Global Head of Investment Management, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Martin J. Brühl FRICS - President, RICS
Madeleine Cosgrave - Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, GIC Real Estate
Serge Fautré - Chief Executive Officer, AG Real Estate
John Forrester - Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield
Paolo Gencarelli - Head of Group Real Estate, Unicredit
Frank Khoo - Global Head of Asia, Axa Real Estate
Sergey Kuznetsov - Chief Architect, City of Moscow
Ralf Niebergall - Vice President, Federal Chamber of German Architects
Denis Valode - Architect and Co-founder, Valode & Pistre
Olle Zetterberg - Chief Executive Officer, Stockholm Business Region

- İstanbul, the heart of the world since the ancient times is now at the heart of the premium league of MIPIM, thanks to İstanbul Chamber of Commerce…
"İstanbul; the city at the heart of the world… This unique city that melts the energy of Asia experience of Europe and potential of the Middle East, all in one pot, provides easy access to 1.5 billion people and a combined market of USD 24 trillion, all within a four-hour flight. The long standing capital of tree different civilizations including the East Roman Empire lives up to its legacy as the authentic owner of the saying “All roads lead to Rome” as maintains its position as a hub for 8500 years, uninterrupted.
Organically live and on 24/7, the city has an awe inspiring commercial potential at par with its historical significance. Its GDP of USD 250 billion surpasses that of many countries within the EU. ITS unprecedented opportunities offer investors much more than a local center of operation; İstanbul is a unique regional hub for tourism, finance and real estate.
The appeal of investments in real estate has particularly gone beyond the borders attracting USD 5.5 billion of foreign capital per annum. A large part of these real estate investments is based in İstanbul. İstanbul is also home to some landmark mega projects: the USD 10 billion “Kanal İstanbul” connecting Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, the gigantic third airport that will be able to accommodate 150 million passengers and “Marmaray”, the modern day silk road, is only a few of the many such examples.
The fascinating city’s business world, represented by İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, works relentlessly with the strength of its 400 thousand members and the experience through 134 years of operation, to make new opportunities of investment possible.
İstanbul Chamber of Commerce will be taking İstanbul, the heart of the world, to the heart of MIPIM this year. We want to make the sights and sounds of İstanbul come alive in the 600 square meters “İstanbul Real Estate Promotion Pavilion” and the 96 square meters “Living İstanbul Model” and highlight the opportunities offered by this great city for the attention of the 20,000 real estate professionals expected at MIPIM. İstanbul Pavilion will also be hosting various B2B and bilateral meetings during the event that will pave the way for further cooperation.
İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Prime Ministry Housing Development Administration (TOKİ), the pioneer of planned urbanization in Turkey, and the 700 strong delegations from the real estate industry is ready to leave the mark of İstanbul at MIPIM."
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- Real Estate Residential REIT, aims to make sales of 11 thousand independent sections in its projects in 2016
Turkey’s largest real estate investment company Real Estate Residential REIT continues to build the most innovative cities of this period and with the size of which will give its name to the neighborhood where it is. Real Estate Residential REIT has executed approximately 121.000 independent section’s tender during 12-year period since 2003.
Real Estate Residential REIT which is about 9.9 million square meters of land in value of 3.5 million pounds, undeveloped the project in their portfolio has high expectations for 2016.
Real Estate Residential REIT growing with the public offers further strengthened its place among Turkey’s most powerful companies with 3.8 billion pounds paid-in capital. Real Estate Residential REIT, targets independent sections expected the sales in its projects ongoing and intended to develop in 2016 will reach a total salable area of approximately 1.5 million square meters and total sales value of all the independent section will be approximately 7.6 billion. Real Estate Residential REIT envisages that net profit would be 1.5 billion pounds.

Real Estate Residential REIT walks with powerful step to the future as of the increasing momentum, people-oriented corporate philosophy and its position since its foundation. It approaches a little bit day by day to goal of becoming a global player to be proudly referred for this country.
An all-star line-up of hotel groups confirmed alongside
 new players in the hospitality market

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Paris, January 22, 2016 – Hotel and tourism is becoming one of MIPIM’s fastest-growing sectors and for its 2016 edition, the global property market will see an unprecedented line-up of top hotel groups attending.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will take place in Cannes from March 15-18, 2016.

In a boom year for the hospitality market, 2015 recorded around €20bn of hotel investments transacted in Europe (source: CBRE) and also saw two epic mergers: the Marriott Starwood merger in November which created the world’s biggest hotel company and AccorHotels’ acquisition of FRHI, giving it the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. Starwood Hotels & Resorts will be making its MIPIM debut this year alongside fellow newcomers the Rezidor Hotel Group (Radisson) and Louvre Hotels Group. They will join AccorHotels, Club Med, IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt, Easyhotel, Meininger Group and a host of other hotel players in the 800m² hotel & tourism pavilion - making it MIPIM’s largest hotel and tourism presence to date.

The positioning of tourism at MIPIM is also gaining strong momentum with Brazil, the Philippines and Indonesia all having their respective ministries of tourism represented in the hotel & tourism pavilion to discuss investment opportunities in the three countries. MINTUR - the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism - will also be sponsoring an open buffet lunch which will take place following an open-door hotel and tourism networking event (Wednesday 16 March at 11h30).

So far, the MIPIM 2016 conference programme has two key sessions dedicated to hotel & tourism. The first, entitled “How can major hotel companies maintain their fast pace of growth in an increasingly competitive market with new offensive players? ” (Wednesday, 16 March) will discuss the recent hotel mergers and acquisitions. “The topic that will be most widely discussed at MIPIM this year is whether or not the consolidation trend that started amongst brands and operators in 2015 will continue in 2016, and if this is the correct response to the threat posed by the new digital disruptors that are challenging the conventional hotel model,” explains Arthur De Haast, Chairman, Hotels & Hospitality Group and Lead Director ICG at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), who will be moderating this session.

Speaking recently, Tim Walton, Vice-President of International Hotel Development at Marriott, claimed: “Without exception, all our brands introduced over the last five years have been in the lifestyle space.” How can a hotel differentiate itself from the next one thanks to remarkable facilities such as exhibition spaces, social connected zones, technology corners, multimedia stations, eclectic decor, spectacular terrace/rooftop or renowned restaurant? What are the costs and benefits of an innovative space configuration and creative design? Can it boost hotel performances? These questions, amongst others, will be treated in a hotel & tourism workshop entitled: “ Rise of lifestyle hotels & retailtainment in the hospitality industry, what’s in hotels for the client experience?” (Thursday 17 March).

This “lifestyle hotel” trend will be represented by some of the new exhibitors in the hotel and tourism pavilion including Fashion TV, who opened their first fashion themed hotel in 2014 in Bali. A number of “lifestyle hotel” real estate projects will also be presented at MIPIM this year, including The Winery Hotel (pictured), the world’s first combined urban winery and boutique hotel, which has just opened this month in Stockholm. Featuring its own in-house wine production, it offers a fresh take on accommodation, meeting and dining – with a love of fine wine at its heart.

“For the hotel and tourism sector, 2015 has been a year of movers and shakers. To see such a surge in major hotel players signing up to MIPIM, reflects the hive of activity that hotel and tourism investment has become. It is now important for these groups to have a presence at MIPIM to secure those key investors from around the globe,” says Julien Sausset, Director of MIPIM.

Paris, January 18, 2016 – Is it worth investing in shared office property? This was the winning question of the second MIPIM Open Stage. Via this international crowdsourcing competition, the property community can choose the theme of a MIPIM conference session by voting for proposals from different candidates.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM, the International Market for Property Professionals, will be held in Cannes from 15 to 18 March, 2016.

This year's MIPIM Open Stage collected nearly 3,700 votes for a dozen conference proposals on the subject of "Workspace: the end of the office?"

The topic of "How profitable is shared workspace 2.0?" was put forward by Riga Powerhouse. Edgars Ivanovs, head of development for this Latvian company, will present the renovation of a disused industrial area in Riga that has been turned into a shared workspace, on Thursday, 17 March at 4pm.

Paris, January 15, 2016 – Drones are coming to MIPIM 2016. The world’s property market will showcase the latest innovations in technology that will impact the real estate industry, including drones that are capable of surveying sites.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM will be held in Cannes from 15 to 18 March, 2016.

The French firm Parrot, a leader in high-tech wireless products, has recently launched in the B2B market and will be coming to MIPIM for the first time to exhibit its range of drones for international property professionals. Featuring drones that provide site surveillance or terrain analysis, Parrot will present an innovative 3D mapping solution at a conference onThursday, 17 March at 4pm . Bebop drones can demonstrate the full extent of their abilities if they operate with software developed by Pix4D, a startup that can assemble hundreds of aerial images to create a highly accurate 3D map of the target terrain in just a few minutes.

"The property sector is poised for innovation and could benefit widely from drone technology. That makes MIPIM the ideal tradeshow for meeting industry professionals and sharing with them our vision of the future in real estate," says Yannick Levy, Executive VP Corporate Business Development at Parrot.

Five years after the launch of a special innovation section, MIPIM has become a key launch pad for all kinds of property companies, along with other sectors interested in promoting innovative ideas and products related to real estate.

In a dedicated 1,300 m² zone, the MIPIM Innovation Forum will welcome exhibitors and a conference programme covering three major themes: cities, smart buildings and architecture.

The arrival of smart, connected buildings has been a dominant trend in recent years, enabled by companies such as Archaio (USA), which collects and leverages big data to reduce costs and boost efficiency. More and more cities exhibiting at MIPIM are focusing on positioning themselves when it comes to innovation and using big data - Gothenburg, Barcelona, Grenoble and Edmonton will all make presentations during the MIPIM Innovation Forum. Innovation also goes hand in hand with social changes that encourage new behaviour and consumer patterns. In this respect, Urban Farmers, a Swiss company pioneering urban ecological farms, will be presenting its new city-ready concept for the first time.

Schindler will be travelling to Cannes for the first time to showcase on the MIPIM Innovation Forum its new myPORT extension to the industry leading PORT Technology Transit Management System. myPORT is an integrated mobile strategy that provides building owners with greater security and occupants with the freedom to gain access and move throughout the building using their own smartphones. The greater flexibility afforded by myPORT when moving through the urban environment has fundamental implications for the design of new buildings. These will be explored by Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban and its inventor, Paul Friedli at a conference taking place on Wednesday 16 March at 3.30 pm.

New property projects are brought to life by architects. They drive innovation through their ability to integrate new technologies into the design and use new tools to model projects. Several experts in 3D visualization, including the French startups REALIZ3D and Arforia, will be coming to MIPIM to present their innovative solutions.

Companies present within the MIPIM Innovation Forum exhibition area include Schindler, Arforia, Schneider Electrics, UTC, Serapid, Archaio, Autodesk, REALIZ3D, Urban Farmers and Parrot.

"By welcoming new innovation players, MIPIM connects the traditional world of property to new ideas generated by startups. This year, we are launching a Startup Competition that will spotlight companies offering the most interesting solutions for property professionals," says Julien Sausset, Director of MIPIM.

The MIPIM Startup Competition will take place in three geographical stages – London, Hong Kong and now Cannes. Shortlisted candidates in the London stage at MIPIM UK 2015 are OpenSensors.io (United Kingdom) and Standard Access (Ireland); those from MIPIM Asia 2015 in Hong Kong are Parallax Technologies (China) and Source Central(Singapore). The third stage of the selection will take place at MIPIM 2016 in Cannes, along with the announcement of the winner at the grand finale to be held on Wednesday, 16 March at 2.30pm.
İstanbul plays “Premium League” at MIPIM 

- İstanbul Chamber of Commerce aims to further its achievements at the MIPIM Event in Cannes as a player of European scale. It will enlarge the scope of the İstanbul promotion previously undertaken at MIPIM targeted at real estate developers and international investors from 85 countries across the globe at the specially designed İstanbul Pavilion. The Pavilion will be located in between the Paris and London Pavilions and will house İstanbul city model and models of various development projects integrated with video mapping technology. 

İstanbul, January 12th, 2016- 
İstanbul will have its most extensive participation to MIPIM, the most prestigious real estate event annually held at Cannes which draws 20 thousand real estate professionals from across the globe and a wide variety of players from the property value chain. 

Leading names of the Turkish real estate and construction industry will paint the MIPIM Event with the national red and white colors of Turkey and leave their mark with presentations on their most recent projects, their enthusiasm and the great potential they offer to investors.

İstanbul Chamber of Commerce expanded the scope of Turkey’s participation to the Event by doubling up the space set for the İstanbul Pavilion where municipal authorities and leading names of the real estate and construction industry will present their projects. The 600 square meter İstanbul Pavilion will be located in between the London and Paris Pavilions, in a most prestigious spot of the MIPIM Event.

İstanbul Chamber of Commerce President İbrahim Çağlar highlighted the strategic role and significance of the MIPIM Event in promoting the real estate and construction projects of İstanbul at a global scale. President Çağlar said; "We up our game at the MIPIM Event to a new and higher level every year promoting Turkey and İstanbul. Urban transformation projects undertaken by Turkish construction companies and the mega infrastructure projects of the Turkish government planned for the city of İstanbul will be presented directly and in detail to investors from 85 different countries. The Prime Ministry Housing Development Administration (TOKİ), the pioneer of planned urbanization in Turkey, will be our main supporter at the Event through its subsidiary Emlak Konut REIC. Our target is to ensure that all of the 20 thousand participants of the Event pay a visit to our Pavilion, which is even more appealing with its new and prime location this year. We look forward to seeing all our visitors at the İstanbul Pavilion to enjoy a nice cup of Turkish coffee served with the world famous Turkish hospitality."

İstanbul Chamber of Commerce will repeat its success of the 96 square meter Living İstanbul Model originally introduced at the 2015 fair, yet with more elaborate and new features. The model will be updated to showcase the new construction projects of the mega city İstanbul. The video mapping presentation that allows the model to be live on 24/7 basis is redesigned as well. The biggest of its kind, the Living İstanbul Model will demonstrate the sights and sounds of İstanbul to the MIPIM visitors at the İstanbul Pavilion. The İstanbul Pavilion will also be hosting various B2B and bilateral meetings during the Event. MIPIM hosted 700 visitors from Turkey last year and thus ranked number 7 among the top ten countries with most number of participants.

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15-18 March 2016
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
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Entries Open to London Pre-Selection Round
Paris, September 1st, 2015 – MIPIM, the world’s property market, today announces the launch of The MIPIM Startup Competition*, the first global real estate & urban management startup competition.

The competition will recognise the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions, and bring the finest startups to MIPIM in March 2016 to compete in the finals.

“An increasing number of startup companies are producing solutions to major challenges facing the international real estate and urban management sectors. Some of these solutions are disruptive, such as the new models of crowdfunding financing, and some are providing innovative ways to collect and use data that are particularly interesting to portfolio managers and urban administrators. We are looking for genuine commercial viability among the projects, originality and innovation,” notes MIPIM Director Julien Sausset.

“The MIPIM Startup Competition will highlight the best projects currently available and share them with the international real estate and urban leaders who attend MIPIM. It will provide the startups with a unique promotional window for their projects, give them access to potential investors and generate useful feedback from the industry,” adds the MIPIM Director.

Preliminary selection rounds for the finals of the MIPIM Startup Competition will take place in London, during MIPIM UK on October 22, in Hong Kong during MIPIM Asia in December and during MIPIM 2016 next March.

Applications to participate in the London round close September 25, for Hong Kong the closing application date is November 3 and the MIPIM round deadline is February 10, 2016.

Finalists will receive professional mentoring before pitching their projects to an international jury during MIPIM’s Property Tech Day, March 17, 2016.
The Forum, Hong Kong
The Forum, Hong Kong, China

Five Aedas-designed projects receive 2015 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets

Five Aedas-designed projects – The Forum, Heartland 66, Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao, Qingdao Lanhai New Harbour City J Life and Main Office Building, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Tech Park – received 2015 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets for Commercial Project (Built), Mixed Use Project (Future), Leisure & Hospitality Project (Future), Retail Project (Future) and Commercial Project (Future), respectively.

The Forum redevelopment is a holistic design, integrating a new office building, sculpture park and events plaza and thereby revitalising the entire Exchange Square development. The new building opens up the site visually and physically, creating a significant public space designed as a series of stone platforms linked with water features and planting. The design is inspired by precious gems. The perfect cube of the building is dramatically tilted to create a grand entrance from the plaza. The geometry of the tilted plane is resolved into the elegant diamond cut façade of the building. As a Grade-A office in the heart of the Central district, the column-free office interior with its 2.9m of floor-to-ceiling space evokes a tailor-made environment with ample natural daylight from all elevations.

Located in the commercial and business heart of Wuhan, Heartland 66 is a mixed-use development which adopts a concept of ‘infinity loop’ as an association with the Chinese art of knot tie. The concept is transformed into actual retail circulation which appears as the visual feature uniting the three uses. The infinite form of knot is presented in the circulation and roof form, connecting the anchors and destinations with seamless flowing arcades.

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao is a 350-key hotel occupying a block in the Linkong Park. The design concept is derived from a ‘floating courtyard’ and utilises the verticality of the structure to create a well defined zoning. The relationship among different functions is strongly interactive, transforming the zoning diagram into a building mass with unique yet powerful spatial effect.
Qingdao Lanhai New Harbour City J Life enjoys an excellent location facing the sea. The design is inspired by the forms of Qingdao shale and the steel and forms of the adjacent shipping port. The building connects land and sea and leads the seascape into the interiors to create a distinctive environment.

Main Office Buildings, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Tech Park in Zhuhai are two towers representing the Chinese concepts of round Heaven and square Earth. The West building is rectilinear around an atrium with a powerful deconstruction of the lower floors creating shade, porosity and outdoor terraces. The East building flows gently around its twin atriums in counterpoint to its neighbour.

Celebrating excellence in real estate development and architecture, the 2015 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets offer international architects and leading real estate developers a prestigious platform from which to communicate a shared vision for the future, from culturally integrated city skylines to sustainable urban communities. Winners were announced last night (8 September, 2015) in Dubai.

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Three Aedas projects win SCMP Chivas 18 Architecture and Design Awards 2015

Designed by Aedas, The Forum in Hong Kong, Renhe Spring Residential Development in Chengdu, China, and Mongkok Residence in Hong Kong were named Commercial and Mixed-use Architect of the Year (Hong Kong), Residential Architect of the Year (Greater China) and Future Projects Architect of the Year respectively at this year’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) Chivas 18 Architecture and Design Awards.

The Forum redevelopment is a holistic design, integrating a new office building, sculpture park and events plaza and thereby revitalising the entire Exchange Square development. The compact and exquisitely detailed new building opens up the site visually and physically, creating a significant public space designed as a series of stone platforms linked with water features and planting. The design by Keith Griffiths is inspired by precious gems. The perfect cube of the building is dramatically tilted to create a grand entrance from the plaza. The geometry of the tilted plane is resolved into the elegant diamond cut façade of the building. As a Grade-A office in the heart of the Central district, the column-free office interior with its 2.9m of floor-to-ceiling space evokes a tailor-made environment with ample natural daylight from all elevations.

Located in Chengdu, Renhe Spring Residential Development is part of a mixed-used project. The entrance to the development is defined by a colonnade which leads to a viewing deck. Designed by Project Design Director Cary Lau, there is a central landscaped area serving as a picturesque backdrop for the development.

The design of Mongkok Residence drew inspirations from the city’s post-war structures and sets an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture. In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyperdense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to acquire maximum view. Also designed by Cary Lau, he reinterpreted these structures in a modern way, using irregular protrusions to create unobstructed views for each apartment.

SCMP Chivas 18 Architecture and Design Awards is organised to commemorate the unique ingenuity of blending art and science to produce architectural masterpieces.

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Paris, 15 June, 2015 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of real estate and retail real estate events MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, MIPIM Japan, MAPIC and Retail Real Estate Market (RREM) powered by MAPIC, today announces the nomination of Julien Sausset as Director of MIPIM alongside two further senior management promotions.In his new role, Julien Sausset will manage the MIPIM portfolio of events including MIPIM, MIPIM UK, MIPIM Asia and MIPIM Japan. He will report directly to Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division.

Julien Sausset led the successful launch of the first edition of MIPIM UK in 2014 as its Deputy Director. He joined Reed MIDEM in 2005 and brings to his new role a wealth of experience in serving the real estate industry. He has made important contributions to launching MIPIM Asia in 2006, as the event’s Commercial Director and has led the commercial team for Asia Pacific, India and MEA for both MIPIM and MAPIC. Julien Sausset holds a degree in economics from Lyon 1 and an Executive MBA from HEC.

Two additional promotions have been made inside the company’s Real Estate Division. Béatrice Gravier is named Commercial Director for all of Reed MIDEM’s real estate portfolio, including MIPIM and MAPIC events. Béatrice Gravier joined Reed MIDEM in 1999 as Sales Manager and was key in the commercial development of MIPIM as its Commercial Director for MIPIM, a position she took up in 2010.

Sara Rozenfarb, after six years as MAPIC Commercial Director, has been appointed Director of New Business and Strategy for all of the Real Estate Division’s portofolio.

“Since 2005, Julien Sausset has played a major role in launching and repositioning MIPIM Asia and in the successful 2014 launch of MIPIM UK. His international experience and his strategic thinking will help us develop MIPIM to meet the needs of our clients and a real estate sector that is in perpetual evolution. With Julien at the head of our MIPIM tradeshows and Nathalie Depetro continuing to manage the MAPIC events, we have two outstanding leaders in place,” said Filippo Rean.

“Béatrice Gravier has an excellent understanding of the global real estate business and extensive sales experience at an international level. As we develop our real estate portfolio, it is important that we have an inclusive and common strategic commercial approach for our real estate events,” added Filippo Rean.
“In her capacity as MAPIC’s Commercial Director, Sara Rozenfarb has been instrumental in developing the event. Her understanding of where the global real estate industry is heading, combined with her knowledge of retail, will be invaluable as we continue to develop our existing events and launch new ones” concluded Filippo Rean.
Aedas-designed Center 66 in China receives high commendation at Global RLI Awards 2015

Aedas’ project Center 66 in Wuxi, China, was highly commended for RLI International Shopping Centre 2015 at Global RLI Awards 2015.

Center 66, designed by Executive Directors Christine Lam and David Clayton, is a mixed-use development consisting of two office towers and the city’s largest shopping mall. The three striking glass atria enclosing the mall evolve as the ideal response to the site’s circulation patterns, distribution of natural light, and arrangement of volumes. The project also preserved two historic theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty at the heart of the site and integrated them into a large public plaza.

Organised by UK magazine Retail and Leisure (RLI), this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global RLI Awards, which pay tribute to the best of the best retail designs.

Left: The Forum, Hong Kong
Right: Sandcrawler, Singpore

Aedas-designed The Forum and Sandcrawler win HKIA Annual Awards 2014 

The Forum in Hong Kong, designed by Aedas, received a Merit Award of Hong Kong; while Sandcrawler in Singapore, designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, won a Merit Award outside Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards 2014.

The Forum redevelopment is a holistic design, integrating a new office building, sculpture park and events plaza and thereby revitalising the entire Exchange Square development. The compact and exquisitely detailed new building opens up the site visually and physically, creating a significant public space designed as a series of stone platforms linked with water features and planting. The design by Keith Griffiths is inspired by precious gems. The perfect cube of the building is dramatically tilted to create a grand entrance from the plaza. The geometry of the tilted plane is resolved into the elegant diamond cut façade of the building. As a Grade-A office in the heart of the Central district, the column-free office interior with its 2.9m of floor-to-ceiling space evokes a tailor-made environment with ample natural daylight from all elevations.

Sandcrawler, designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, is the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore with office spaces to lease. Located on plot CX2-1, this sleek, elevated office building is impressively streamlined. Its horseshoe form arose as a logical outcome of the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were overlaid with client’s needs, including large floorplates and lifting the building off of the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum depths of office space to natural light shaped the floors into a ‘V’ plan overlooking the lush courtyard enclosed and below. The open courtyard landscaped in a natural, overgrown manner creates a great civic space and gives a strong civic dimension not normally associated with corporate offices. The taut external metallic façade allows for good solar protection and privacy on the more exposed faces while presenting an aerodynamic appearance. The courtyard facing façade is of highly transparent glass with inverted terraces overshadowing the lower levels for shading. Inside the building, there is an expressively contoured 100-seat theatre for screenings, performances and other events.

Established since 1965, HKIA Annual Awards recognise outstanding architecture designed by its members. It is the most important architectural award given in Hong Kong.
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Left: Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town, Suzhou, China
Right: Mapletree Minhang Business City and VivoCity, Shanghai, China

Ten Aedas projects wins Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015  

Among the 10 Aedas-designed projects that won this year’s Asia Pacific Property Awards, Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town in Suzhou and Mapletree Minhang Business City and VivoCity in Shanghai, China, are the highest scoring winners in respective categories and will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other winning projects from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia at the year-end International Property Awards 2015.

This year Aedas’ ten awarded projects are:

  • Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town, Suzhou – Nominee for International Property Awards 2015 and 5-Star Best Hotel Architecture, China
  • Mapletree Minhang Business City and VivoCity, Shanghai – Nominee for International Property Awards 2015 and 5-Star Best Mixed-use  Architecture, China
  • Ciputra International, Jakarta – 5-Star Best Mixed-use Architecture, Indonesia
  • Shanghai Greenland Qingpu Xujing District, Shanghai – Highly Commended, Mixed-use Architecture, China
  • Heartland 66, Wuhan – Highly Commended, Mixed-use Architecture, China  
  • The Heart of Yiwu, An ‘Urban Living’ Plaza, Yiwu – Highly Commended, Retail Architecture, China
  • The Bankside Towers, Shanghai – Highly Commended, Office Architecture, China
  • Renhe Spring Residential Development, Chengdu – Highly Commended, Residential High-rise Architecture, China
  • Shijiazhuang Ximei Business Hotel, Shijiazhuang – Highly Commended, Hotel Architecture, China
  • LAND Experience Center, Xi’an – Highly Commended, Leisure Architecture, China    

“We are proud that our commitment to design great architecture is once again being recognised,” said Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas. “Aedas is built on the belief that great design can only be delivered by people with a deep social and cultural understanding of the communities they are designing for. Our global platform offers both international expertise and local knowledge to our clients around the world.”

The Asia Pacific Property Awards are part of the long-established International Property Awards and the winners are recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. These accolades distinguish excellence in the property industry worldwide and promote an international standard. The judging panel of the awards consists of tens of world renowned professionals. This year’s International Property Awards will be held in December.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UKMerit Award, 2015 USITT Architecture Awards
Milton Court, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Aedas Arts Team receives a Merit Award at 2015 USITT Architecture Awards

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Milton Court, London, was recognised with a Merit Award for its design excellence by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Aedas Arts Team designed the new facilities for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Milton Court, which was opened in September 2013. The Milton Court property provides the school with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including a 608-seat concert hall with large public foyers, a 223-seat theatre, a studio theatre, three major rehearsal rooms, a TV studio suite and other teaching, meeting and administrative spaces.

“We are proud to have delivered a place where students can learn and perform in facilities that emulate the professional world they will soon become part of, but also where world class artists can give recitals and master classes, and discerning audiences can enjoy first class performances,” said Barry Pritchard, Executive Director of Aedas and Head of Aedas Arts Team. “We believe it is important that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in the arts and this is the cornerstone of our design approach.”

Sponsored by the USITT Architecture Commission, the Architecture Awards programme honours excellence in the design of theatre projects. The awards were created in 1994 to recognise architects for superior design work, to increase the interest of architects in USITT, to promote USITT to a larger audience, and to provide resource material for USITT members on contemporary theatre.

Milton Court is also a winner of RIBA London Award 2014.
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