Benoy is honoured to announce that Parc Central has been recognised with the top award at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) China Awards this year.
Presented at a gala event in Shanghai on 6 April, Parc Central in Guangzhou was presented with the Gold Award for Design and Development (New Development) by the ICSC.
Parc Central was celebrated as one of Benoy’s biggest openings in 2016. Set in the heart of Guangzhou’s new Central Business District, the development established a new typology for the Pearl River Delta city; a green ‘Stadium for Retail’ which uniquely blends a low-rise shopping scheme within a multi-level parkland.
Benoy’s Team delivered the Masterplan, Architecture and Interior Design for the development and combined retail, transit-oriented and public realm design strategies to deliver the compelling addition to Guangzhou’s cityscape. The development has gone on to be recognised by a number of industry programmes including the China Property Awards, A&D Trophy Awards and MIPIM Asia Awards.
The ICSC China Awards Programme launched in 2015 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.
Winners of the ICSC China Awards receive automatic entry in the ICSC VIVA Awards, the global program which recognises the shopping centre industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends. The ICSC VIVA Awards are presented during RECon, the global retail real estate convention, held in Las Vegas.