The winners of the MIPIM Asia Awards, one of the most distinguished forms of recognition in the industry.
Best retail developmentWestgate, Singapore
Architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd; Benoy
Developer: CapitaLand, CapitaMalls Asia and CapitalMall Trust
Westgate is a new icon for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District. Embracing the city’s commitment to green design as a BCA Green Mark Platinum recipient, this retail-led development has established a vibrant new heart for the district; incorporating open civic spaces, flowing streams and living walls.
Strategically located in the up-and-coming Jurong Lake District, Westgate taps into the commercial potential of western Singapore. The seven-storey shopping mall, which features Singapore’s largest thematic outdoor playground in a mall, is also seamlessly integrated to a 20-storey commercial tower sitting atop the retail podium to create a unique destination for work, life and play.
Lotte World Mall
Seoul, South Korea
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Benoy
Developer: Lotte Corporation
LOTTE World Mall, is a world class landmark retail destination and tourist attraction. As culmination of commitment and global vision by Korea’s leading retail distributor, LOTTE World Mall is a shopper’s heaven and a tourist haven, becoming the must-see, must-visit, must-stay global shopping attraction. With close to 200,000m² of retail sales area, including an aquarium, cinema, and concert hall, LOTTE World Mall is expected to exceed footfall and revenue per retail area YoY. Overall, it will become the Seoul’s new epicenter for culture, commerce and community, integrating the surrounding urban landscape with green facilities and world class shopping and entertainment.
Developer: Kardan Land
Galleria, opening later this year, will become Dalian’s leading shopping and entertainment destination. The mall is part of the mixed-use project Europark, located along the main avenue of Dalian’s emerging CBD-by-the-sea, Donggang. Galleria is directly connected to the city’s Subway Line 2, and adjacent to a green park and the city’s best hotels, businesses, and residential towers. Galleria includes over 100,000 sqm of retail area spread across 5 levels. In addition to including some of the world’s best fashion and lifestyle brands, Galleria will also be home to Dalian’s first IMAX+4D cinema, providing visitors a diversified shopping and entertainment experience.
Best mixed-used developmentCenter 66, Wuxi, China
Developer: Hang Lung Properties Limited
Other: Rider Levett Bucknall Limited; Meinhardt China; J. Roger Preston Ltd.; MVA
This large development consists 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. Achieving a LEED Gold certification is a fundamental objective of the project, so is the preservation of two historic theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty (circa AD 1369), which are located at the heart of the site. The design of Center 66 extensively restores this historic compound whilst integrating it into a large public plaza.