02 November 2021

Benoy bags multiple wins at the prestigious 2021 MIPIM Asia Awards

Benoy is delighted to announce that three of our projects have been recognized at the 2021 MIPIM Asia Awards as the most outstanding projects in their respective categories.

The MIPIM Asia Awards is Asia’s leading and most prestigious regional property awards that celebrates remarkably designed properties and the ingenious teams behind it. The awards are open to wide-ranging projects throughout APAC that considers both completed and in-progress developments.

This year, 33 property developments have been recognized by the jury panel comprised of prominent property leaders across Asia-Pacific.

Benoy’s winning projects include:

David Jones Elizabeth Street Flagship Store in Sydney, Australia for Best Refurbished Building 

David Jones in Sydney’s Hyde Park District is one of Australia’s leading and most iconic department stores. Housed in an elegant, inter-war stripped classical-style building with close to a century of history and heritage, David Jones has been at the forefront of Australia’s immersive and experiential luxury retail environment since 1927. Benoy takes what is unique and exciting about David Jones and the department store at large and rejuvenates this for contemporary patrons, reinventing the grand old dame of luxury retail” to appeal to the contemporary experience-led consumer, providing it a firm foothold in the 21st century and beyond.

Alibaba Central China Headquarters and Industrial Complex in Wuhan, China for Best Futura Mega Project

Alibaba’s Central China Headquarters and Industrial Complex is located at the core of Wuhan’s inner ring. It covers a total above-ground GFA of roughly 300,000 sq m, with two eco office towers, 280 metres and 190 metres in height respectively, with a total GFA of 210,000 sq m, and a new retail commercial hub covering 90,000 sq m. The development implements Alibaba’s hybrid digital ecosystem and enhances Alibaba’s presence in central China by driving the transformation of its brick-and-mortar businesses. Benoy formulated the Alicampus concept of this project, and created an intelligent industrial cluster to support talent, entrepreneurship, work and life in Wuhan.

Seazen Suzhou Wuyue Plaza in Suzhou, China for Best Retail Development

Seazen Suzhou Wuyue Plaza is a retail destination owned and developed by Seazen (formally Future Land), situated at the heart of the city centre surrounding the North Suzhou High Speed Railway Station. Benoy designed the interiors for the six-storey shopping mall, executing two contrasting yet complementary principles for the top and lower floors. Inspired by the Chinese saying, above there is heaven, below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, we created a dichotomy within the mall to generate dynamics and dialogues between the heavenly” indoor retail street on the top floor illuminated by skylights, and the striking, contemporary retail floors below.

Benoy to receive awards at the 2021 MIPIM Asia Summit and Awards Ceremony on 7 – 8 December at Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Benoy will be receiving the awards for its winning projects at the upcoming 2021 MIPIM Asia Summit, to be held on 7 – 8 December 2021 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. This year’s Summit is host to a series of visionary keynotes, expert-led panels, project showcases, social and business networking events, and the much-anticipated MIPIM Asia Gala Dinner, a unique celebration gathering the most influential real estate professionals to honour and reward the property industry’s best and brightest projects in Asia-Pacific.

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David Jones
Seazen Suzhou
David Jones
Seazen Suzhou