Benoy is extremely honoured to announce that Parc 66 (Jinan, China) has won the 2013 Best of the Best VIVA (Vision-Innovation-Value-Achievement) Sustainable Design and Development Award. The award was presented as part of the International Council of Shopping Centre’s (ICSC) global awards program at the ICSC annual RECon Conference on May 19th in Las Vegas.
Honouring the most outstanding examples of shopping centre design, the ICSC Best of the Best Awards bring together the Gold Winners from prior regional competitions to compete for the global title. Parc 66 previously received the top Gold Award in the ‘New Design & Development’ category and the special ‘Sustainable Design’ award at the ICSC Asia Retail Real Estate World Summit in September 2012.
Parc 66 is recognised as a retail landmark in Jinan, located on the famous “Golden Avenue”. In design the mall reflects the region’s natural beauty, celebrating the surrounding lakes and springs in a fluid water themed interior concept. Showcasing a commitment to sustainability, the use of LED lighting reduces the mall’s energy consumption and a comprehensive recycling and recovery program treats and supplies water for non-drinking purposes.
Commenting on the global award win, Simon Blore, Managing Director Asia said ‘Parc 66 has been recognised with one of the highest honours in sustainable shopping centre design and we are extremely proud of Benoy’s involvement with the development. The ICSC’s prestigious accolade truly embodies Benoy’s commitment to being at the forefront of retail design’.