Benoy, the acclaimed global studio of Masterplanners, Architects, Interior and Graphic Designers is honoured to announce that Chengdu IFS and iAPM, Shanghai have been recognised at the inaugural International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) China Awards this year.
Presented at a gala event in Shanghai on 29 April, Chengdu IFS and iAPM were both presented with the prestigious Gold Award for Design and Development (New Development) by the ICSC.
Chengdu IFS is Benoy’s landmark development in western China. Conceived as a ‘City within a city’, the 760,000m2 integrated development is a world-class, one-stop destination uniting Retail, Dining, Business, Leisure, Entertainment, Culture and Art. The 210,000m2 flagship retail podium is flanked by two premium Grade-A office towers, a five-star hotel and high-end residential properties; delivering an innovative mixed-use scheme to the centre of the city.
iAPM is located on the famous Huai Hai Road and is the heart of the Shanghai ICC mixed-use development. As the name embodies, the 110,000m2 mall has been conceived as a day to night experience, am to pm, offering the city’s first late night shopping agenda. A truly integrated scheme, iAPM extends its retail levels below ground to connect with a major, three-line metro interchange station to promote connectivity and a greener future for Shanghai.
Ferdinand Cheung, Benoy Director and Lead Design Architect for Chengdu IFS commented, “We are extremely proud to see our projects honoured by the ICSC and would like to congratulate all who have been involved. Chengdu IFS and iAPM have established new benchmarks for their cities.”
“It is a testament to our talented, multi-disciplinary designers and the collaborative relationship with our clients and consortium members that both these developments have taken home the top award.”
The ICSC China Awards Program launched this year under the ICSC Global Awards. The awards have been designed to recognise excellence, innovation and creativity within China’s retail real estate industry honouring outstanding achievement in the design and development of retail properties and stores.
Gold winners in the regional awards programs will go on to compete for the ICSC’s Global ‘Best-of-the-Best’ VIVA Award.