On the 28th February members of the international movie industry will gather at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 88th annual Academy Awards. Nominees include Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence. Millions of viewers will tune into the ceremony from all over the world… but what about those of us who are more interested in the property industry than the film industry?!
No problem. We’ve decided to host our very own virtual Oscars, with a twist. The star-studded winners you’ll meet here are all international property developments. Our six award categories include: Best Use of the Outdoors Indoors, Best Impressive Residential Wine Storage, Best Glamorous Transformation, Best Beautiful Corporate Headquarters, Best Attractive and Environmentally Conscious Office Space and Best Use of an Enviable Roof Top Swimming Pool.
Please put on your black tie attire, smile for the cameras and walk the property development red carpet with us…
Best Use of the Outdoors Indoors
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Environmental Sciences, Argentina
Designed by internationally renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, this impressive new faculty building for Buenos Aires University offers expansive open spaces and a central atrium. We think the real stars of the development are the two interior courtyards, one ellipse and one infinity shaped, designed to allow the trees that pre-dated the development to be protected.
Best Impressive Residential Wine Storage
The Wilhelm, Berlin
This luxury residential development is right in the centre of Berlin. The project is a partnership between a group of developers and architects including interior architect Sibel Huhn. The 165 apartments cover seven floors and we feel the team in charge have made some really good calls. The common areas on the ground floor really impressed us as they include a meeting room, a lounge and a wine vault with humidor!
Best Glamorous Transformation
Percy Place, Dublin
This attractive water side residential development reached practical completion late last year. The four storey building overlooks Dublin’s Grand Canal and contains a restaurant, a cafe, retail space, 6,500 square feet of office space and 12 luxury apartments. We were impressed at how far it’s come from the vacant 0.25 acre car park development partners U + I and Oakmount Property Investments acquired in 2013!
Best Beautiful Corporate Headquarters
Bestech Headquarters, Gurgaon, India
This innovative office space was designed by Chapman Taylor architects to represent an unfolding Lotus flower. The architects set out to create a development that would be an impressive feat of engineering and would stand out from other buildings in the area. We think these aims have definitely been achieved. The Beseech Headquarters will open this year and has already been awarded the International Property Award for Best Office Architecture in the Asia Pacific Region.
Best Attractive and Environmentally Conscious Office Space
Ratho Park, Edinburgh
This modern office development has been designed to look great and ease your conscience. The development offers efficient and comfortable office suites over three floors. Led by Muir Construction, this development has been built using sustainable and recycled materials. We particularly like that it’s been designed to maximise natural light and fresh air.
Best Use of a Enviable Rooftop Swimming Pool
Wynwood Central, Miami, Florida, USA
This mixed-use development in Miami, Florida, was designed by an inspired team of locals to be a central hub for the Wynwood neighbourhood and act as a catalyst for further regeneration. The building’s 8 stories incorporate retail space, residential apartments, parking, offices and green space. To (literally) top it all off, there’s an expansive roof terrace complete with swimming pool, sun deck and bar. We’re not sure rooftop terraces come much better than this!
If you’re involved in a property development that’s a potential award winner, we’re keen to hear about it. Read about our property marketing services to find out how we could help your development make an impact.