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£2,751,437 Jawitz Properties Ltd.

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VALENCIA, SPAIN £1,280,146 Inmobiliaria Rimontgo Web ID: PSRJ22

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA £2,347,853 Macdonald Real Estate Group Inc. Web ID: SSLZ22

PINECREST, FLORIDA £3,345,151 EWM Realty International Web ID: CKGZ22

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Too bad, they can’t blame you anymore for living on the golf course A Prestige Golfshire mansion is every golfer’s dream home. Situated bang in the middle of India’s most picturesque golf course, you cannot ask for a better location. As a resident here, you also have access to the Falcon Greens Clubhouse, a stand alone luxury spa and, of course, the magnificent 18- Hole Golf Course, which easily ranks among India’s best.

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Contact us at: The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: Email: PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man Motoring Editor: Kevin Haggarthy DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen Rositsa Storrs SALES MANAGER Adam Horton ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Josh Baxter, Caris Shaves, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2015 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

Welcome! Once again we have brought together a wonderfully varied and interesting selection of properties and destinations around the world for your delectation this issue. If you’ve seen the film Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts you will already have an inkling as the attractiveness of the area. While it’s said that the camera never lies, the same isn’t always true of the rose-tinted movie camera. However, with its charming Portobello Market and annual carnival, Notting Hill is the exception that proves the rule as our feature on page 69 goes to show. Europe is strongly represented this time as we’re delighted to reveal the winners of the 2015-2016 European Property Awards. Covering developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents, these successful companies have been judged by an independent panel of experts to be the very best in the entire region. We also focus on a selection of the finest properties in the most beautiful locations that Spain, Switzerland and Sweden have to offer. Venturing further afield and specially for those who appreciate consistently high temperatures all year round, Thailand, Dubai and the Caribbean prove perfect options. Having consulted with those at the forefront of the property industry in each location we are able to bring you the latest inside information and advice on finding your ideal home.

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Standard & Emirates Editions: Wang Majcha Residences is the stunning creation of Thailand’s most influential interior designer, Chantaka Puranananda. Each luxurious villa has Royal provenance with views over the gulf to islands and beyond. A two and a half hour drive from Bangkok and its airport, each spacious villa has access to the amenities of Hua-Hin town. Tel: +66 898922170 Email: See pages 6,7 & 104 Leader-Contents_v22n6.indd 1

British Airways Edition: ALTAVISTA, IBIZA Prestigious and unique property. 10 bedrooms, 5 pools, 2 Jacuzzis, garage, private spa and disco. Built Area: 1,486m2 Web: Web: Facebook: the Prestige Properties See page 31 20/10/2015 13:24

contents 16 Europe’s finest homes

Spain, Switzerland and Sweden come under our spotlight in our search for stunning properties

28 Desire

A diamond studded Regent Beau Brummell pocket watch and a powerful state-of-the-art digital loudspeaker earn our admiration

33 Finery

If looks could kill this fabulous collection of accessories would be deemed highly dangerous

38 Time is precious

We showcase a selection of the most recent and most stunning watches from Rolex

41 Luxe 47 An appreciation of art 53 Clean and contemporary

Specially selected pieces for the home – all brimming with wow factor

Six forthcoming exhibitions around the world offering a wide artistic appeal

That’s exactly what our interior design experts advise for achieving the ultimate bathroom

59 Drive

Latest motoring news and super-car reviews from Kevin Haggarthy and Stuart Shield

69 Star of the silver screen

Why London’s Notting Hill properties live up to the area’s famous movie image

81 Dubai reaches for the sky

A six-star lifestyle attracts the most discerning investors to this global city says Ginetta Vedrickas

97 The World’s Best Places to Live 109 Happy landings

Ginetta Vedrickas finds out why Thailand falls into this esteemed category

Lisa Burn island hops around the Caribbean to discover its finest destinations for property purchasing

145 European Property Awards

Discover the winners of the 2015-2016 European Property Awards

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Finest Real Estate around Zurich, Switzerland A home like in a farytale – bright and beautiful Zurich, Horgen The direct view of Lake Zurich is impressive before even entering the property. The light and spacious entrance area with built-in closets has a light stone floor and is very inviting. From the entrance area one enters the spacious living quarters, from which one can enjoy the view into the beautiful garden as well as of Lake Zurich. A fireplace ensures cosiness in the cold seasons as well. Deserving special mention in this property is the garden, which has been lovingly designed, and the three seats which invite one to spend some time. Living area: approx. 143 sqm Plot surface: approx. 997 sqm Asking price: CHF 3’300’000 Ref. W-020ZZW

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favourable exchange rate, signs of recovering foreign property markets and improving mortgage availability have combined to drive confidence in purchasing European real estate in 2015, according to Spot Blue International Property. The stronger pound also means that for UK buyers the price of property in the Eurozone has fallen by around 10 per cent since the start of the year. “There is evidence of not just price stability but also rises in some major cities and established parts of the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca, an island that according to new research by the valuation consultancy Tinsa is home to five of Spain’s 10 most expensive property hot spots,” said Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International. “The struggling new-build Port Andratx, Mallorca sector could be due to limited supply Stunning villa in an excellent location, with sea views towards of quality new projects in desirable areas. Today’s buyers of new-build are the Yacht Club. Set on a plot of land with an impressive discerning and understand the benefits entrance and beautiful gardens, this four en suite bedroom – 10-year guarantees, potential capital property has been completely renovated using high quality appreciation, the chance to customise materials. Features also include an illuminated infinity pool, a fixtures and fittings, and that modern, rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi and there are plans in place for efficient building materials are used.” an additional guesthouse in the grounds. Demand is strong from some of the £6.5m / €8.8m / $9.9m wealthiest individuals and families in Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty +34 971 674 807 Europe, the US and beyond. Alejandra e: 16

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Vanoli, managing director of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, says, “It’s not unheard of to reach as high as €30,000 per square metre for the most desirable Port Andratx home. Most need no finance and are prepared to pay whatever it takes for a prime property in a prime sea-view location - whether that’s chichi Puerto Portals in Calvia or coastal seclusion in the UNESCOprotected Tramuntana. With high-end Mallorca, money really is no object.” Further examination of the findings from Tinsa suggest that the Balearics weathered the storm of the Spanish property market price ‘correction’ more positively than the rest of the country. While the average drop in prices across the whole country stands at 42%, in the Balearic Islands most regions registered less than a 35% decline. Palma was also highlighted by Tinsa as property transactions increased by more than 50% in 2014, higher even than the mass-volume markets of Torremolinos and Benalmadena. In fact, luxury bricks and mortar is seen as one of the main drivers behind the strength of the Balearic property market. Tinsa’s Balearic director, Jose Antonio Lopez, states that the luxury coastal market is one of the areas where the turnaround is most clearly seen, owing to the differing dynamics at the top of the market. This news coincides with figures released by Enaire stating that a record number of private jets and air taxis used Palma and Ibiza International Airports last year, mainly due to luxury residential tourism attracting wealthy visitors from Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy.

33Calaconta, Ibiza Ibiza's first exclusive gated villa development, 33Calaconta provides private roads and 24-hour security and concierge services in one of the island’s most desirable and less developed areas. Six plots have been reserved for buyers wishing to customise their own villa. Clients will have the opportunity to meet with the architect and design team to create an entirely bespoke home. Whilst the exterior would be in keeping with the overall essence of the development, the layout of the rooms and interiors can be entirely personalised. West-facing, each villa has a private pool and large terrace areas, landscaped gardens, secure parking and breathtaking sunset views of Calaconta Bay. From £2.2m / €2.95m / $3.3m Estela Exclusive Homes +34 971 931 562 e:

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Son Serralta, Puigpunyent, Mallorca This magnificent property was originally constructed in 1976 in the traditional Mallorcan style and is surrounded by 10,000 olive trees over 1,200,000m2 of land. The entire property which comprises almost 3,000m2 of constructed area, was refurbished 15 years ago and now offers all 21st century comforts. In the main house there are three reception rooms, two dining rooms, two kitchens, seven bedrooms and bathrooms, a billiard room, library. The three-bedroom guesthouse has two bathrooms, a game room, dining room and kitchen and pantry. Other features include stables, a 10-vehicle garage, consecrated chapel, old olive press, swimming pool, tennis court, children´s playground and several wells. £19.4m / €26.5m / $29.7m Engel & Voelkers +34 971 60914 1 18

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Sotogrande, Costa del Sol One of the most exclusive resorts in Europe, Sotogrande offers its international community of residents a secure, relaxed, healthy lifestyle, a sophisticated social scene and excellent sports facilities. These include world-class polo, many golf courses, such as Valderrama, home of the 1997 Ryder Cup, and a superb marina. Sotogrande International School is also rated one of the best in Europe. This exclusive Andalucian style villa is on a quiet culde-sac in 0.75 of an acre. Designed by well-known local architect Joaquin Mier, it features a courtyard entrance with a fountain which leads to a large hall accessing from one side a spacious office/library room. To the right is the living room and dining area next to a beautifully fitted Clive Christian kitchen. There is also a cinema room and to the left, three bedroom suites. Near the kitchen there is a further bedroom, bathroom and a second kitchen. Upstairs is the master suite, offering its own living area and office, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with separate steam shower room. There is also a great terrace overlooking the valleys and sea. A sophisticated media system throughout the house controls various zones for music as well as garden lighting. Additionally, the guesthouse includes two bedroom suites and a living room with kitchenette. The beautifully landscaped garden with its many water features and sculptures was created by the famous landscape architect Jesus Gomez and has been featured in many gardening magazines. If you like views they don’t get any better than this property! £1.96m / €2.65m / $2.97m Consuelo Silva Real Estate + 34 609510257 e: 20

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he lifestyle of most Swedes is dictated, unsurprisingly, by the changing seasons. Wintertime is typically a period of working hard, entertaining friends and family at home and enjoying cultural outings and winter sports at the weekend. However, as soon as summer arrives, everyone takes to the countryside, usually to a sommarställe, summer cottage. whiling away the entire month of July with family and friends celebrating the sun. Joachim Wrang-Widen, senior vice president at Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “The market is dominated by Swedish buyers/buyers already resident in Sweden. There are some ‘Swedish returnees’ 22

(ie expatriate Swedes who emigrated and are now returning to Sweden) but whereas they accounted for 1/3 to 50% of all buyers in the period 2008-2009, in the current market these returnees make up around 20% of the total luxury residential market at present. “We don’t expect this category to grow significantly in the future as the returnees, whose intentions were to return, have already done so. Some non-Swedish citizens are also buying but they will generally have a connection to Sweden either through ancestry, family or business.” Mr Wrang-Widen stresses that, although his comments are attributable to the greater Stockholm market, they are also applicable to Sweden in general. “The top-end of the market is located in Stockholm inner city and two favoured suburbs/commuting communities outside (Djursholm and Saltsjöbaden - both located on the sea),” he continues. “Gothenburg and Malmö have different buyer dynamics and different price levels that are lower than for Stockholm. Countryhomes located on islands (be it in the Stockholm or Gothenburg archipelagos) are comparatively expensive if they satisfy the criteria for top-end, namely boat moorings, outbuildings (e.g. sauna, guestaccommodation etc) and some degree of privacy as well as location with direct water access. “Vis-à-vis the future, the market is certainly growing and prices are escalating. There is a debate about a potential bubble growing but most market practitioners are sanguine with respect to the future as the alternative investment options are limited/offer little that can compete with real estate. Anecdotally, some potential buyers at the very top-end who have been waiting for clarity on market direction are now committing to acquiring in the next three to six months.”

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Honsater Castle, Other Ovriga Sverige At the foot of Mount Kinnekulle in hardwood forests, lies Honsater Castle. Dating back to the 14th century, it was originally owned by King Magnus Eriksson but took its present form during the early 19th century when a major reconstruction took place. The present owners have tastefully modernised the castle and it is in excellent condition throughout. The second floor includes a magnificent dining room with a grand fireplace, four-metre high ceilings and natural light that enhances its historic details. There is also a library with a fireplace from 1670. The castle covers 1,100m2, while in the surrounding park there are two stone wings from 1807 of approximately 180m2 and 170m2, each with six en suite guest rooms. There is also a manager's house of about 250m2, a beautiful building from the turn of the century made entirely of wood, with eight en suite bedrooms. £3.7m / €5m / $5.7m Christies International Real Estate +46 706 174 404

Runebergsgatan, Malmö This waterside property has 3,067 square feet of living space. The five-bedroom home includes an outside pool along with well-preserved original details, a two-car garage and sauna. £771,750 / €1.05m / $1.2m Sweden Sotheby's International Realty +46 739 82 80 17 International Property & Travel

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witzerland continues to attract international buyers looking for a safe and secure place to invest while enjoying the benefits associated with living in a country offering, what many consider to be, the best quality of life in the world. Carla Neves, managing director, Engel & Voelkers Zürichsee Thalwil, says, “The Swiss market has over the past years experienced above average growth and the demand for owner-occupied property continues high particularly in locations close to main cities


and lake side areas. With short and long term interest rates remaining at low levels, Swiss real estate investment remains attractive and a trend likely to continue for the next year. “Only a small amount of land is available for housing and so most property will appreciate over time. The country with political stability, low employment rate and low taxes makes Swiss property an attractive and safe investment.” Ski devotees seeking high-altitude ski areas, uncrowded slopes and one of the longest seasons in the Alps, starting as early as November, have put Grimentz on their radar. Gaining a reputation for its untracked powder fields and extensive off-piste areas, the resort remains one of the few locations in Switzerland where it is possible to heli-ski straight from the village up to 2,900m. Giles Gales, Mark Warner Property’s managing director, explains, “We have seen enquiries for property in the area up by over 100% this year. Property hunters now look towards Grimentz as a real alternative to the Four Valleys due to its enviable access to four different resorts all covered by one lift pass. Coupled with significant improvements over recent years to the quality of skiing, accessibility and infrastructure, the investment conditions are looking increasingly attractive.”

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Part of the Flims Waldhaus Resort & Spa, these contemporary apartments have large open plan living spaces with stunning mountain views. All feature top quality fitted kitchens and bathrooms with essential appliances included, a cellar and two parking places in the on-site garage. There are also shared rooms for heating ski boots, storing skis, mountain bikes and other equipment. Residents can enjoy an exclusive spa and wellness centre, concierge services and a large, relaxation lounge. They can also use the facilities within the five-star mountain resort hotel, just a short walk away. These include a wellness centre, swimming pool, tennis courts and restaurants. From £1.28m / €1.76m / $1.97m – £2.46m / €3.38m / $3.78m +44 (0)20 8150 9502

Chalets d’Adelaide, Grimentz

Available off-plan, these properties are beside the piste with stunning views and easy access to the new Grimentz-Zinal cable car. Ensuring the ultimate in mountain living, all properties will be serviced by a new boutique hotel as well as a concierge and extensive spa facilities. Phase two options include one to three-bedroom apartments as well as four to five-bedroom duplex penthouse suites. Designed by local architects, the apartments have been built using reclaimed wood and stone from the local region. A number of custom-built chalets are also available ranging from 300-400m2 with capacious sun terraces and living areas. Internal layouts can be configured to each buyer’s own specifications with the opportunity to incorporate up to five bedrooms as well as a ground floor for spa and wellness facilities including indoor swimming pools. Apartments from £553,560 / €752,500 / $847,225- £1.08m / €1.47m / $1.6m for a duplex penthouse Detached chalets from £1.59m / €2.16m / $2.44m Mark Warner Property +44 (0) 20 7692 0786 e: International Property & Travel

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Kilchberg, Near Zurich On the shores of Lake Zurich, this exquisite residence offers unparalleled privacy and the services and amenities of a five-star hotel. The building is mainly constructed of concrete and glass with the living area featuring huge windows facing the lake to give the feeling of being on a luxury liner directly on Lake Zurich. The living/dining area features a sleek interior design while a lounge area offers a home cinema experience. On this floor there is also a large room with its own, exclusive wet room, multi-sensory shower and direct access to the light-filled atrium. Two spacious bedrooms and an en suite bathroom are located on the garden level looking out over a lawn with direct lake access. The property also has a shared spa area with sauna, fitness room, hammam, 25-metre swimming pool and covered boat docks. £11.15m / €15.16m / $17.07m

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ailed as being the future of sound, BeoLab 90 is a state-of-the-art loudspeaker for the uncompromising sound enthusiast. A celebration of Bang & Olufsen’s innovative heritage and timeless design philosophy in the year of the company’s 90th anniversary, the highly sophisticated loudspeaker contains a multitude of technologies. It is a perfect mix of world-class design and

acoustics in, what may well be, the most complete and powerful digital loudspeaker ever designed for use in the home. BeoLab 90 is fitted with Bang & Olufsen’s new Active Room Compensation technology, which makes up for the impact of your room, your furniture, the placement of the loudspeakers and the location of the listening position. By this, it is able to stage the sound so superbly you can hear precisely where the individual band members or the actors in a movie are placed. The loudspeaker also offers Beam Width Control, which enables you to change the width of the sound beam to suit different listening situations. It can be changed from a dedicated sweet spot to a party all-over the room setting, just by the touch of a button. Last but not least, the wide sound setting will provide a great cinematic experience. £26.995 / €34,995 / $38,995 per unit  28

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That sense of tactile, old-world timekeeping is now revisited by Backes & Strauss

Beau Brummell, telling the time involved

in the form of the Regent Beau Brummell Tourbillon pocket watch. It features a white

more than a mere glance at the wrist. It

gold case set with two rows of baguette diamonds and further rows set concentrically

was almost a ceremonial occasion when

on the dial. The hand wound tourbillon movement features hours and minutes, as

a gentleman gave a gentle tug on his fob chain, slowly

well as a date display and moon phase indication. A mere five examples will be made,

drawing a timepiece from his waistcoat pocket before

each with a bespoke chain set with ideal cut diamonds.

cradling it in his palm and perusing the hour at length.

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finery Feel like a million dollars with our specially selected jewellery and superslim, stylish watch

South Sea splendour This shimmering necklace from Yoko London’s Masterpiece Collection is available by special order only. Featuring two rows of South Sea pearls with an intricate web of 19kt white gold strands brimming with diamonds and multi-coloured sapphires, it forms an extraordinary piece of jewellery. Approx £90,000 / €128,060 / $140,550 

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In the pink A tradition of more than 50 years as a family jewellery business led the Brüner brothers to create the Brumani brand in 2005. Renowned for the sensuality of the flowing design of its jewels and the exuberant combinations of diamonds with rare and precious gems, Brumani is worn by international red-carpet celebrities. This Brumani Nude bracelet in 18k rose gold includes round brown diamonds, morganite, pink opal, cachalong, white pearls and strands of pearls. £9,732 / €13,920 / $15,200 

STEEPED IN SAPPHIRES Sutra designer Arpita Navlakha’s love affair with jewellery began at a very young age. Born into a family of jewellers, her fondest childhood memory is of playing with gemstones! This fascination continued to grow and resulted in the foundation of Sutra Jewels in 2008. Since then, many Hollywood stars and VIPs have worn her designs including First Lady Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. From cascading earrings to delicately embellished rings, such as this 18k black gold example with diamonds and sapphires, and from delicate necklaces to studded bracelets, each piece is as diverse as the women they adorn. £4,500 / €6,375 / $7,000 


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Time flies

Parmigiani Fleurier has launched the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon. This complication comes complete with two global firsts: the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon and world’s lightest tourbillon cage. This feat of technology required two years of research and development. From design to production, each stage involved designers, engineers and master watchmakers working in complete harmony to perfect this slim masterpiece. The tourbillon dances before the eyes to produce a captivating, almost hypnotic visual effect.

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Italian inspiration Founded in Milan, Italy in 1919, Antonini rapidly became jewellery purveyor to the Milanese aristocracy, for whom the company designed extraordinary one-of-a-kind pieces. Since then, the brand has been creating timeless jewellery using top-quality craftsmanship and sophisticated designs such as this 18k white gold bracelet. Part of Antonini’s Malibu Collection, it features beautiful blue topaz with the added sparkle of diamonds. £20,950 / €29,700 / $32,610 

David Marshall has built a reputation as one of Britain’s premier jewellery designers having been creating truly exceptional jewellery for over 30 years. In addition to designing bespoke pieces for private customers, he has also introduced a number of highly acclaimed collections. These deco style earrings are crafted in 18ct white or red gold and set with diamonds.

Exquisitely exotic Renowned for its superb coloured gemstones, Tayma was established in 1990 and has since pioneered the Hong Kong jewellery market. The brand creates one-of-a-kind handmade designs with its signature style of mixing cut and cabochon gems in striking combinations of complementary shades and hues. As a perfect example, this sapphire and diamond ‘Cobweb’ ring is available in either 18k white or yellow gold. Yellow gold £9,835 / €14,000 / $15,360

With traditional attention to detail, even the drop ‘V’ section of the earrings is jointed, allowing for movement to ensure the sparking diamonds are displayed to their full potential. £9,000 / €12,825 / $14,055 

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Time is precious

We showcase the latest watches from Rolex after first discovering how the ultraluxurious brand was born

Datejust Pearlmaster 39 with grape dial, white gold bezel set with fuschia and blue sapphires £77,850 / €105,320 / $118,050

Shimmering sapphires Rolex’s crowning jewellery watch, the Datejust Pearlmaster 39 features softly curved lines rich dials and exquisite gem settings of diamonds and sapphires. Its emblematic date window is also magnified by the original Cyclops lens.


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Diamond delight The Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust concentrates all the attributes of the iconic Rolex Datejust in its smaller 26mm case. Stylish and elegant for daily wear, the watch is enhanced by subtly coloured dials and sparkling diamonds.

Lady-Datejust 28 in platinum with silver dial and diamonds £30,650 / €41,500 / $46,500

Lady-Datejust 28 in Everose gold with diamond bezel and chocolate dial with diamonds £24,700 / €33,415 / $37,450


Datejust Pearlmaster 39 with olive green dial, yellow gold bezel set with blue and green sapphires £71,150 / €96,240 / $107,900

he foundations of Rolex were laid way back in the early 1900s thanks to the visionary spirit of Hans Wilsdorf. In 1905, at the age of 24, he founded a company in London specialising in the distribution of timepieces. Although wristwatches were far from precise at that time, Hans believed that they could become not only elegant but also highly reliable. As his dreams became reality, he wanted his watches to bear a name that was short, easy to say and remember in any language. Hence, the name Rolex was born. In 1910, a Rolex watch was the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne. Four years later, in 1914, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex wristwatch a class ‘A’ precision certificate, a distinction which until then had been reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. Five years later, Rolex moved to Geneva, a city renowned internationally for watchmaking and the rest, as they say, is history. ¢ 

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luxe Furnishing flourishes to add that extra special touch to your interior décor

Standing on ice Impress your dinner guests with this spun Champagne stand from Tom Dixon. This occasional piece of furniture has been hand-spun, welded and polished to a stunning mirrored finish from solid brass sheets. Formed of two parts, the removable ice bucket stands tall ready to hold a bottle of Champagne safely and stylishly. Matching spun tables are also available to form a complete ensemble. £650 / €928 / $1,000 

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Shedding light The Lighting Store works closely with some of the world's most talented designers to tailor make orders and designs. Its team has recently installed a bespoke crystal chandelier in the lobby of Madame Tussauds, one of London's leading tourist attractions. Increasingly, the company’s clients are coming from all over the world looking for bespoke lighting, whether for new developments, large rooms that need substantial lights or for something unique and special for their home. Made from curved stamped gold coloured metal leaves and suspended from a gold metal coloured chain this light looks good in both a contemporary or traditional setting. £550 / €780 / $850 

Lava-like lamp Inspired by the idea of a snow-capped cornice at the summit of a mountain, the Cornice Table Lamp by Alexander Lamont is a monumental piece of raw sculpture wrought from natural stone quarried in Thailand and Burma. The company seeks out individual pieces of stone for the beauty and roughness of their natural surface, and applies lacquer and gold leaf which is then rubbed back to emphasise the natural contours of the rock. The result is a table lamp that glows like a nugget of gold. The lamp is also available in a lava-like natural charcoal or black marble and in a white marble from the Sagyin mines in Burma which are famous for their carved Buddha figures. £2,570 / €3,665 / $4,000 


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Hitting the right note Steinway & Sons, manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, has unveiled the company’s 600,000th piano designed by master artisan, Frank Pollaro. Handcrafted using natural Macassar ebony, the end result is a feat of artistry, engineering and precision. Named ‘The Fibonacci’, the piano’s veneer features the iconic Fibonacci spiral made entirely from six individual logs of Macassar ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric harmony found in nature. A synthetic ivory inlay adds a breathtaking effect to the design, which also features patinated bronze details. Over 6,000 hours of work over a four-year period were devoted to the creation of The Fibonacci, from design to finish. Now the nine-foot concert grand piano is destined to take its place amongst previous milestone models that the company has created. The 100,000th was originally given to the United States White House and is now part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, while the 300,000th piano currently resides in the East Room of the White House. £1.55m / €2.2m/ $2.4m

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Resplendent replica Grant Macdonald has produced an exact replica of the Silver Birch Aston Martin DB5, instantly recognisable as the car made famous for its role as a co-star alongside James Bond in the film Goldfinger from 1964. This piece took 50 hours to model in order to produce perfection. Entirely made from sterling silver, mounted on a wood and glass plinth this is a limited edition of 100. £4,500 / €6,180 / $6,860 

This impressive whisky collector’s cabinet is exhibiting at the Present & Collect Exhibition held at Contemporary Applied Arts in London from November 19th until December 24th. Created by Angus Ross, it is available in a limited edition of just 10. The illuminated cabinet is reminiscent of whisky barrels with signature slats and beads of solid wood and constructed from solid oak with sycamore details and hand turned laburnum wood door handles. Bottles are revealed in a series of layers as the outer doors open to reveal inner doors with shelves. These again open to reveal the inner cabinet with more glass shelves and secret cupboards.

BRONZE AND BEAUTIFUL Lalique’s collection for autumn and winter 2015 takes us to the land of Languedoc, the sun-drenched region in the South of France that has inspired many artists including Rene Lalique himself. In 1929, fascinated by the Mediterranean flora, he designed the Languedoc vase featuring finely chiseled crystal cactus leaves, which over time has become iconic. There are three key designs in the new collection; Languedoc, Agave and

The cabinet also includes a set of specially commissioned hand cut crystal tumblers by Cumbria Crystal. £25,500 / €36,140 / $39,385 

Cyanara and the range is available in luxuriant shades of green, grey and purple crystal with a new colour – bronze, exclusive to Lalique. Limited to just 99 pieces, this large Languedoc vase makes an impressive centrepiece. £14,900 / €21,270 / $23,200 


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These current exhibitions on view around the world will appeal to a wide range of different tastes

An appreciation


Alex Prager

American artist Alex Prager is staging her first solo exhibition in France. The photographer and filmmaker will present some of her most recent works, including her latest film. At only 36, Prager is hailed as one of the most promising artists of her generation. She is known for intricately staged works that draw on the drama of the Golden Age of Hollywood films to explore uncanny elements of today’s individual and social life. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, including at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington and FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Until January 23rd, 2016 at La Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France 

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art European Ghosts Examining the Western perception of African art in the 20th century, this exhibition asks a number of questions. Which exotic and colonial ideas lie at the origin of 'our' perspective on primitive art, 'art nègre' and ethnic art? What role have European and African artists, writers and researchers played throughout the last century? Which traces of colonial anthropology and ethnography are still at work today? It will present some of the first photographs and publications of objects and masks from Africa, including a selection of more than 45 works from the collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa based on early reproductions, descriptions and observations made by photographers, writers and ethnographers. It also covers the overlap between art and politics in the 20th century, the writings and observations of influential thinkers after 1945, and the various exhibition models that have appeared from the 1897 'Universal Exhibition' in Brussels to the present day. Until January 3rd, 2016 at Mu.ZEE, Ostende, Belgium 

From December 15th – 17th, 2015 at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, UK 

The Painted Parish

and more, inside and out, as places of worship, sites of construction, tourist

A rare exhibition of new and recent paintings exploring Britain’s churches,

destinations, and desolate ruins. Paintings of parish churches, city cathedrals and

chapels and cathedrals, The Painted Parish will examine notions of place and

country chapels are a particularly British phenomenon, with today's artists inspired

time, landscape and loss, as well as faith and worship. Featured artists include

by our great masters of the past, from Thomas Gainsborough, JMW Turner, John

members of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Portrait

Constable and Samuel Palmer, to John Everett Millais, and Stanley Spencer (all of

Painters, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

whom have pictures of churches hanging in Tate Britain's permanent collection).


Britain’s ecclesiastical buildings will be rendered in watercolour, oil, pastel,

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Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei This major international exhibition features two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Developed by the National Gallery of Victoria and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, the exhibition will explore the enormous influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art and contemporary life. Focusing on the parallels and intersections between the two artists' practices, the exhibition will present over 300 works, including major new commissions from Ai Weiwei, immersive installations and a wide representation of the most celebrated and iconic works of each artist including paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. From December 11th, 2015 – April 24th, 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia and From June 4th – August 28th, 2016 at The Warhol, Pittsburgh, USA 

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Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980 This exhibition focuses on the parallels and connections among international artists working in, and in reference to, Latin America and Eastern Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. It features nearly 300 works from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection that explore the radical experimentation, expansion, and dissemination of ideas that marked the cultural production of these decades and challenged established arthistorical narratives in the West. Half of the works are on view for the first time, including works by Geta Brătescu, Tomislav Gotovac, Jiří Kovanda, Lea Lublin, George Maciunas, Marta Minujín, Ewa Partum, Liliana Porter, and Josip Vaništa. Until January 3rd, 2016 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

V. S. Gaitonde

Painting as Process, Painting as Life Comprising over 40 major paintings and works on paper drawn from leading public institutions and private collections across Asia, Europe, and the United States, this is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of celebrated Indian modern painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001). Gaitonde’s work presents an unparalleled opportunity to explore Indian modern art as it played out in the metropolitan centres of Bombay (now Mumbai) and New Delhi from the late 1940s through the end of the 20th century. Born in Nagpur, India, Gaitonde began developing a non-objective style in the late 1950s, employing palette knives and paint rollers and often using torn pieces of newspaper to create floating, abstract forms. Until January 10th, 2016 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy 


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Clean & contemporary We seek expert advice on choosing the most stylish tiles, suites and fittings to beautify your ersonalising the most bathroom


private space in the house is not an easy job. Bathrooms are no longer just functional rooms. The ideal bathrooms are stylish, innovative, hi-tech and yet simple in their design and functionality.

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AK Ceramics is a pioneer in marrying functionality with beauty. The company has a wide range of ceramic tiles to choose from including floral, geometric and abstract patterns for bathroom walls as well as small size gres body tiles for kitchen backsplash areas. These tiles are easy to clean and are resistant to stains, oils, fumes and cleaning chemicals as well as having strong ecological attributes. RAK Ceramics’ bathware collection includes ‘Elena’, which is a contemporary suite, exclusively designed to save space without compromising on the overall appearance. ‘Opulence’ is a chic urban bathware suite that is available in both feminine and masculine finishes. Stefan Schmied, President of Tiles and Sanitaryware for RAK Ceramics, says, “These classy-looking bathware suites come in back-to-wall, wall-hung and close-coupled model designs catering to the various tastes of consumers. Another sophisticated bathroom suite is Metropolitan, which has a uniquely designed shape giving a touch of finesse to bathrooms. It comes in wallhung format and is available in a range of colours.” So what should you be considering when choosing allimportant tiles? “Always insist on tiles with high technical characteristics,” advises Mr Schmied. “Low water absorption and high breaking strength are the most important characteristics of a good quality tile. This is achieved by sintering the tile at higher temperatures for a long duration. All the characteristics should meet international standards. RAK Ceramics uses high quality raw materials that combine sophisticated design with innovation and quality, producing products that surpass international standards.”

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Collection ‘Tara Black & White’

Black and white

Collection ‘MEM’

Dornbracht represents the very highest quality of manufacture, progressive production and innovative design. The premium fittings of this family company have won numerous international awards, acting as a driving force for worldwide developments and trends. This success story is based on a principle that has held good for more than 60 years, namely that change should never be regarded as constraint, but as opportunity. CL.1 is Dornbracht’s brand new bathroom fittings range - a stunning design that consistently combines straight lines and soft curves, as it gracefully stretches upwards. This fitting, designed by celebrated German

duo, Sieger Design, has two striking and innovative features: a new flow pattern that gently immerses the user’s hands in 40 soft, individual jets of water; and handles with two different surface textures, inspired by architectural façades, giving them a special look and feel. As for current colour combinations, Mark Booth, Director of Dornbracht UK, comments, “Monochrome has been a popular trend for a number of years and certainly won’t slow in 2016. Black and white is a simple and timeless combination and a perfect choice for the bathroom as it suits a multitude of different styles. Dornbracht’s matt black finish provides a stark contrast to white sanitary ware.” Mr Booth advises using the shower as the centrepiece. “An open, custom built, walk in shower is the ultimate luxury,” he says. “A good example being Dornbracht’s Sensory Sky rain shower, inspired by nature with carefully harnessed and choreographed settings including precision-controlled patterns of warm rain, light, fog and essential oil aromatherapy. “Choose a shower fixture that showcases your personality, nowadays fittings can be functional but also sleek and stylish. Take Dornbracht's Tara and MEM for instance, the sophisticated and timeless design language of these fittings series can add visual interest and character to the bathroom.” Metallic fininshes need little introduction as they are already ever popular with copper leading the way as a top choice for interiors. “This trend is now crossing over into the bathroom environment after years of the bathroom industry being dominated by cool whites and silvers. Dornbracht’s cyprum finish – produced from 18 carat fine gold and genuine copper – is available across the brand’s iconic MEM fittings series and introduces a warmth and sense of indulgence to the bathroom.” ¢ Dornbracht UK

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The days of needing to spend upward of five million to enjoy the phenomenal performance and looks of a Bugatti Veyron are over for millions of fans, who have only ever been able to dream of the marque. Sadly, it won’t be the real thing, but a virtual concept designed exclusively for the Playstation video game franchise, Gran Turismo. According to Bugatti President Wolfgang Durheimer, “This project makes our brand accessible to the millions of Bugatti fans throughout the world to say thank 58

you for their loyalty.” The project celebrates Bugatti’s racing history and is based on cutting edge motorsport technology. It also gives us an insight into Bugatti’s design language for their future cars. The project held its World Premiere launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, and is set not only to whet the appetite even further for this most coveted brand, but will no doubt prove a hot favourite with Playstation fans.

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ON show

Stuart Shield reports on two magnificent motoring events, the Goodwood Revival and Salon Privé for 1950s Ferrari sports prototypes, went the way of James Cottingham’s Ferrari 500 TRC. Adding together the value of these vintage Ferraris made this potentially the most valuable grid in the world with cars worth many times that of a modern F1 car. The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was commemorated with an evocative 12-Spitfire flypast attended by veterans of the conflict. Other highlights included Bonhams’ auction of historic cars which resulted in £763,000 being achieved for Keith Richards’ Bentley ‘Blue Lena’ while the Revival High Street featured period stores from Tesco, Kenwood, Bendicks and more. Lord March is the visionary behind both the Revival and Festival of Speed which takes place on his land every year and are arguably the most enjoyable motoring events in the world.


record 149,000 people attended the 18th Goodwood Revival Meeting during September at Goodwood Motor Circuit with many turning out in period fancy dress.

The original idea was that those turning up dressed as motoring buffs

from the golden age of racing would get special privileges and access to the paddocks. However, people stretched the boundaries and you can now expect to see pilots, army officers, Chicago gangsters and their molls rubbing shoulders with Mods, Rockers and old fashioned British Bobbies. The nutty mix works and this mass escapism adds massive entertainment value. The collection of old planes, cars and bikes gathered together for the Revival celebrating icons with engines gets bigger every year and this year’s event broke another record for attendance. The outstanding ontrack moments of the weekend included the first gathering in history of all six original Shelby Daytona Coupes and the honouring of the career of legendary racer, team boss and constructor Bruce McLaren. Race highlights included the race for early-1960s GT cars, which was won by former British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden and Chris Ward in an E Type jaguar while success in the Lavant Cup, held exclusively 60

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The Vulcan is Aston Martin’s most extreme creation to date, an all-carbon fibre body powered by a naturally-aspirated, 7.0 litre V12, capable of a sub 3.0 second 0-60mph time and a top speed over 200mph. Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France

Taking pride at Salon Privé Many rare cars in splendid condition were paraded over three days in September at the annual Salon Privé now held in the gardens of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. Owners competing for prizes for the most immaculately presented cars rolled past the panel of expert judges while veteran Le Mans winner Derek Bell did the commentary. To complement the older cars, many modern supercars took part in the show including the new Aston Martin that James Bond drives in the latest movie Spectre. Also on display were three of the latest track cars developed by McLaren, Ferrari and Aston Martin, all with price tags that will likely go in one direction – sky high due to their rarity. Some of the vehicles displayed were on sale and Silverstone Auctions also conducted a sale of very collectable cars. Investment in well cared for classic and vintage cars is proving to be a safe bet for investors and enthusiasts with deep pockets able to pay the high prices the market demands.

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Kevin Haggarthy reports on the Maserati Ghibli V6S driving experience This top of the range twin

never experienced a Maserati before. It is powerful of course

V6S is admittedly our in-house

(400 bhp of torque), so being impressive in a straight line

favourite. You can get one

and giving a firm decisive push in the back from mid range

that looks exactly the same with a less

speeds (with sound effects of course) is a given. But that’s

powerful 3.0 litre V6 or even a diesel. They

just a taster; for this is an Italian supercar of racing heritage,

are fine cars, each with their own take on

built by a race of people characterised by emotion and famous

the new Ghibli experience, but if you want

for style and design. A machine cannot create this ultimate

the true essence of Maserati, wrapped in a

Maserati driving experience; this has to be done by skilled

neat saloon car package – this is the one.

enthusiasts who can really drive; and believe me, it shows

To all but the subtly informed, this most powerful twin turbocharged version of

when you push this car hard on challenging roads. If you’re not too sure where we are coming from, watch

the Ghibli looks identical to its V6 diesel

the beginning of the original version of The Italian Job with

and single turbo charged V6 3.0 litre

Michael Caine. That early scene (forget that it’s a Lamborghini)

petrol counterparts. Thankfully Maserati

is the driving poetry Italians create, and this one’s the Maserati

has avoided the one-upmanship badging

experience, same cultural DNA, but done the Maserati way.

associated with engines and specs. The


We did this three or four times with passengers who had

turbo charged Maserati Ghibli

It means that you can exploit with confidence the virtues of

Ghiblis are simply Maseratis with different

a powerful engine with rear wheel drive, honed into a chassis

engines - we like that.

tuned by very skilful drivers and engineers who know how to

This most powerful version gives you

translate this into on-road performance. In practice it means

the ultimate Ghibli Maserati experience.

you can shunt this car hard through lefts, rights and relish in

The noise is the most seductive, and

the urgency of its straight-line performance with confidence

the driving experience the USP of what

and joy; only cars built with emotion as a priority respond in

makes Maserati, ‘Maserati’. There’s pride

such harmony to keen driver input. You’ll be smiling after your

in carrying this distinctive Maserati

first keen drive, mostly because it confirms just how right your

key fob around, mostly because when

decision to invest in the car has been. You (and the family) will

you are asked what it’s like to drive a

smile even more knowing that the Maser doubles up as family

Maserati, you can proudly reply, “Well,

and everyday transport too. No longer the need to yearn for a

let’s go for a drive and see!”

relatively affordable Italian exotic, it’s already here.

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McLaren A mighty


Kevin Haggarthy test drives the sensational McLaren 650S Spider here are fast cars, really fast cars - and then there are McLarens. This 650S is a rare sight on our roads but when spotted, heads will turn. As its driver you become an instant celebrity, even if you’re not. If you happen to be driving your own

car and a McLaren is coming up behind you, you’ll have just a few seconds to savour the experience; for in an instant it will have passed you and gone. It is at exactly that moment you’ll be thinking, ‘One day...’ When Gordon Murray designed the original McLaren F1 in

1992, it was the supercar sensation of the century – the fastest and most brilliant supercar for the road ever. This McLaren 650S Spider is one of the latest and greatest reiterations of the brand. You know it’s fast just by looking at it; standstill to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, and a maximum speed of 202 mph. You know it’s powerful just by listening to it; a twin turbo V8 engine producing a staggering 641 bhp and 678 NM of torque, and of course, it’s expensive; £215,250 is the recommended retail price as we go to print. Our test car had about £40,000 worth of extras taking the price of the car up to a heady quarter of a million. But hey, this is one very special motor car, made even more

so as the Spider is the convertible version. This allows you to savour the wind and sun (and that glorious engine note) courtesy of a folding hard top that tucks itself away in just 17 seconds of pressing the button. The enthusiast should note that there is no sacrifice in handling stiffness over the standard hard top version of this car. Mclaren’s super tough carbon tub needed no additional strengthening, allowing both versions to drive exactly the same. The rear window can be lowered electronically independently of the roof to allow you to enjoy the roar of that amazing twin turbo V8. While the sheer speed capability of this car is ‘pin your head to

the headrest’ stuff, many will be surprised to learn that not only is the McLaren very roomy and comfortable for driver and passenger alike, but it is also very easy to drive…for a supercar. What’s more,


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MCLAREN 650S SPIDER Mantis Green with Black Alcantara and leather interior Carbon fibre features: interior upgrade, sill panels it’s totally usable day to day, more so than any

650S branded, mirror casings, airbrake and side intakes

supercar we have tested in these pages. Getting in

Spec includes: Electric seats with memory and heating;

is a showpiece raising of the scissor doors – very

sports exhaust; vehicle lifting; parking sensors front

convenient for getting into the car in a tight space

and rear; parking rear view camera; IRIS 2 system with

– you do it by dropping your backside into the

navigation and Bluetooth; 650S sport alloys - diamond

centre of the seat and pulling your legs over into

cut; polished metal brake calipers

the cabin. Pull your scissor door down and there is


cabin room aplenty.

Live every moment

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Press the starter button, engage drive, (or first

world about the destination, for it is a thrilling


gear in manual paddle shift), press the throttle

driver’s tool. Being so low to the ground and

and steer. That’s all there is to it. You sit low with

tuned to be track ready, the 650S will kiss the

a wide panoramic screen ahead, and then it is a

ground with the front spoiler under heavy

matter of preparing yourself for the drive of your

braking on undulating surfaces. Take that as a

life. It takes just first to second gear to get that

sign of just how fast you can punt this car along,

grin going. Soon your foot is itching to tease out

such is its exceptional pace and capability.

more power and relish, through the instant flick of

The irony is, and we mean this, that the

the seven speed gearbox to the higher gears, this

650S easily doubles up as a day-to-day car. Its

car’s amazing pace. The twin turbo V8 anticipates

dimensions make it easy enough to park and in

your call in an instant and responds eagerly

standard automatic mode it is quiet enough for

yet smoothly and progressively to it. With firm

you to hear the instructions from the SatNav,

progressive throttle application, the push to the

or drive with tame enthusiasm to listen to the

bottom of your spine is even more intense. The

in-car hi-fi. There is sufficient boot space up

exhaust bellows, the chassis settles, the grippy

front to carry anything from a couple’s weekend

Pirelli P Zeros get to work, the steering firms up,

luggage to the week’s supermarket shopping.

and you have to pinch yourself, or just burst into laughter at the thrill of this car’s performance.

Most thrilling of all, is the feeling you are left with every time you step out from behind the

MCLAREN 650S LE MANS LIMITED EDITION One of 50 limited editions worldwide - Sarthe Grey metallic

It is unrelenting, precise, exciting, and

wheel of this car; elation, excitement, wonder,

with black leather and McLaren Orange Alcantara interior

unbelievably capable. You’ll want to drive it

joy. It is to many of us, simply known as ‘living’.

Carbon fibre features include: interior intake; front splitter, rear bumper, extended side blades, engine cover, airbrake, side intakes Spec includes: Le Mans logo embossed headrests, integrated roof snorkel; front wing louvres; unique lightweight 5 spoke Le Mans alloys; carbon ceramic brakes; McLaren Orange brake calipers. £274,950 Alastair Bols +44 (0)7711 331 365 e: w: International Property & Travel

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convertible. The new Rolls-Royce Dawn thus completes the company’s homage to its maker – “When it does not exist, design it”. This famous and rare Rolls-Royce name was originally drawn from the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, and only previously applied to 28 very special

A brand new Dawn

most contemporary interpretation of a super-luxury

“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the

four-seater convertible is set to attract a new and

best that exists and make it better. When it does not

younger buyer profile to the brand.

exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good

Like the Wraith, it has a 6.6 litre V12 engine, and

enough,” so said Sir Henry Royce – a perfectionist

its gears are controlled by satellite navigation. It’ll

through and through.

power you across continents with a staggering 563

Current examples of this product founding


drop-head bodies between 1950 and 1954. This

bhp at your beck and call, and 780NM of torque

philosophy are reflected in the strongest Rolls-

makes overtaking a seamless pastime. A new feature

Royce model line-up in the history of the brand.

is accelerator pedal mapping that delivers up to 30%

The Phantom II, the Ghost, and the Wraith, meet

increased response at medium throttle. As such,

Mr Royce’s convictions to a tee. What was missing,

the Dawn is Rolls-Royce’s most powerful four seat,

however, in the words of its maker, was a truly

drop-head motor car to date, yet lighter and more

modern, open top, four-seater, super luxury

fuel efficient than ever.

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This makes driving or traveling in this car an absolute spectacle, even at night. Whilst the doors are opened manually, they can be closed at the touch of a button, and just in case it rains, umbrellas are conveniently located horizontally in the front wings and accessed at the press of a button.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith

Ultimate technology The technology is also fascinating. The Wraith changes

Whilst there is a new Dawn, there is also the Rolls-

gear by satellite navigation assistance, constantly

Royce Wraith. This is very much the ‘personal’ Rolls-

monitoring the speed and position of the vehicle

Royce – the one you are most likely to drive yourself

and ensuring you are always in the right gear at the

rather than be chauffeured. It’s a sporting mile-eater,

right time. ‘Ours’ even had night vision - an infra-red

but more than anything it is a ‘Rolls’; and being such it

on screen device that spots the presence of human

is one of the most luxurious and highest quality motor

beings at night well before the eye sees them. The

cars money can buy.

car’s own radar system differentiates between metal

Whilst commonly referred to as a ‘fastback’, the

and human form by a head-up display warning if it

Wraith is built on the same chassis as the four-door

detects a pedestrian could be in danger. There is lane

Rolls-Royce Ghost. It is a substantial car with strong

assistance, radar controlled cruise control, television

road presence, weighing a hefty 2,360 kg. Yet it is also

tuning, massaging seats - the list of extras goes on and

fast, powerful, majestic, smooth, unbelievably quiet,

on. It will take you about a month to learn all the car’s

and simply oozes quality.

features and this fact, along with the quality applied to

Much of this is courtesy of one of the best current production V12 combustion engines on the planet. A twin turbo charged V12 generating a whopping 624

every millimetre, are reasons enough for you to know why you have paid a hefty amount for it.

bhp, capable of propelling this superlative motor to 60

On the road

mph in only 4.6 seconds and a top speed ‘restricted

With a big twin turbo charged V12 engine, there is

to’ 155 mph. Its prodigious overtaking ability comes

very little compromise in performance other than

courtesy of 590llb of torque. So refined is its engine,

fuel economy. Yet due to the efficiency of modern

that you could be forgiven for thinking that the Wraith

engines, the Wraith returned a believable and thus

is electrically powered, and at idle you’ll have to listen

impressive fuel consumption figure of around 20

intently to even hear the engine ticking over at all.

mpg in our varied test conditions. The bonus is power

It is these characteristics that make a Rolls-Royce

at all ends of the performance spectrum, delivered

extra special. Need we say, with the Wraith, no expense

with commanding smoothness. The engine is a jewel,

is spared on the quality front; the leather feels, and is,

and a case in point for super-efficient combustion

the best quality money can buy, the wood veneer on

engines. You will ‘feel’ the weight of course, and

the dash also, even the chromed dash switchgear is

despite the ideal front engine/rear drive set up of the

pleasurable to the touch, and the polished steel tread-

drivetrain, you will also feel the bulk and weight of

plates are just so beautifully made. When it comes to

the car on the bends. Yet it is controlled, precise and

in-car entertainment, the sound is equivalent to your

safe, with plenty of steering and chassis feel, certainly

personal indoor concert hall or nightclub – whatever

making this ‘the driver’s Rolls-Royce’.

you prefer, it is ultimate premium sound. Quite frankly, this car is of a completely different

Price is not an issue here. We doubt that any RollsRoyce has ever sold at the officially quoted figures. It

world, even to those of us who are accustomed to

is more a case of ordering your specification for the

luxury cars. The cabin is so beautifully made, seating

car, and the company billing you. Having the best is

four in cosseting armchair comfort. After having briefly

what really counts. ¢

appreciated the feel of the lambs’ wool rugs, you might like to look up towards the optional starlight roof lining.

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STAR of the silver screen Famous for its namesake film, flamboyant annual carnival and Portobello Market, Notting Hill also has more than its fair share of magnificent properties Above: Lansdowne Crescent, W11


op off the tube at Notting Hill Gate station and you will instantly experience the area’s village-like atmosphere and vibrant feel. Notting Hill is without doubt one of London's most desirable districts with world-class restaurants, cutting-edge art galleries and theatres. So, who is most likely to call it their home? Charlie Parkin of Aylesford International comments, “Although expensive, Notting Hill is more affordable than Mayfair and Knightsbridge and attracts a more discreet resident. Historically, this was always a less flashy neighbourhood and although it is now trendy it has an eclectic mix of residents and buyers, ranging from fund and hedge managers to media types. The most arty set has moved east to Shoreditch and Hackney making room for a less boho type. Residents tend to be less international and more British, although young Russians who have already been based in London for some time are moving into the area attracted to the relaxed yet showy lifestyle.” Notting Hill is blessed with a number of garden squares and leafy streets, some of the most desirable being Blenheim International Property & Travel

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Crescent, Lansdowne Crescent and Elgin Crescent. “These streets attract families keen to enjoy the communal gardens and green spaces,” explains Mr Parkin. “Property ranges from decent family houses through to converted apartments with little new build on offer. Great transport links with the Central Line on the doorstep makes it possible to get quick access into central London, to Liverpool Street and out on to the A40 to hit the country.” Local buyers have been particularly active in the Notting Hill property market this season according to Simon Corringham, sales manager at Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward’s Holland Park & Notting Hill branch. However, he reports the return of many European buyers recently, especially those from France, Germany, Italy and Turkey, despite the strength of the pound. “There’s been a strong demand for large, lightfilled lateral flats in elegant Victorian terraces, flats with a view of beautiful gardens, secure mansion block apartments with a porter and a lift, and substantial, unmodernised houses with grand proportions which offer scope for extending and personalising. Period properties in quiet locations or on coveted garden squares such as Ladbroke Square, Kensington Park Gardens, Campden Hill Gardens and Lansdowne Road always command a premium, yet have proved extremely popular. Notting Hill is a seductive location for buyers seeking their ideal residence and we anticipate property prices in Notting Hill to increase by 5%-6% over the next 12 months.” Keith Gorny, prime sales director of Marsh & Parsons, says that Notting Hill is continuing to attract a diverse array of buyers. “While an established destination for many overseas based buyers, the area retains a distinctive vibrancy and sense of local community,” he says. “It appeals to the artisan as much as it does the international financier, to the high profile celebrity as much as the low-key business executive. Given the area’s excellent shopping, restaurants, schools and transport infrastructure - its beautiful architecture, its proximity to Hyde Park, the West End and the City, it’s hard to see Notting Hill’s appeal diminishing – we anticipate continued price growth.” 70

Lansdowne Crescent, W11 Outstanding family house with excellent entertaining space, off-street parking, a garage, private garden and direct access to wonderful communal gardens. Its impressive 4,916 square feet of living area includes seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, an entrance hall, a drawing room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, study and games room. £12m / €16.34m / $18.36m Strutt & Parker Notting Hill Office +44 (0)20 7221 1111

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Vernon Yard, W11 This stylishly renovated mews house includes a chic, secluded roof terrace off a particularly large, 32-foot wide reception room, making it perfect for entertaining. The property includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), an en suite shower room, two dressing areas, an entrance hall, reception room, open plan kitchen, garage, utility room and a large study/second reception room. Once home to part of Virgin Record’s empire, Vernon Yard is both a residential and commercial mews with all the market stalls, restaurants, bars and independent shops of Portobello Road and Notting Hill close to hand. £5.25m / ₏7.15m / $8m Lurot Brand +44 (0)20 7590 9955 e: International Property & Travel

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Clarendon Works, W11 Iconic period building that has been restored and converted to create a superb family house with four bedrooms and an integral garage. The impressively wide property has exceptional entertaining space including a 800 square foot drawing room on the first floor and a separate media room, family room and 700-bottle wine cellar in the lower ground floor. £8.5m / €11.6m / $13m Strutt & Parker Notting Hill Office +44 (0)20 7221 1111

Pembridge Place, W2 A rare opportunity to create a significant home on one of the finest roads in Notting Hill. Planning permission has been granted to increase the size of the property from approximately 3,931 to 9,429 square feet. With its eye catching mid-Victorian white stucco-front architecture and exceptional 125 feet long west facing garden, the property already has great presence. There are many wonderful designs for which planning consent has been obtained. They include the addition of a quintessential Notting Hill and Holland Park style glazed canopy leading from the front gates right up to the front door, and the addition of a large bay window on the raised ground and lower ground floors to match its neighbouring pair. £15.5m / €21.1m / $23.7m Knight Frank Notting Hill +44 (0)20 7229 0229 72

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notting hill Ladbroke Grove, W11 With almost 4,500 square feet of accommodation over four floors, this superb property has direct access on to one of the area’s legendary communal gardens. Its ground floor features an impressive front to back drawing room, while the master bedroom suite on the first floor comprises a bedroom, reception room/dressing room, bathroom and additional dressing room. On the second floor there are four further bedrooms (two are currently connected to create a study/gym), a bathroom and shower room. The lower ground floor is highly practical with a kitchen/breakfast room with an informal sitting area leading on to the private garden, a formal dining room, staff bedroom suite and utility room leading to the garage. £11.75m / €16 m / $18m Knight Frank Notting Hill +44 (0)20 7229 0229

Campden Hill Gardens, W8 An outstanding three-bedroom garden maisonette of grand proportions featuring a beautiful triple aspect reception room with a high ceiling, huge bay window and a designer kitchen. Situated in a handsome, end of terrace Victorian building in a prestigious location, the property is close to an excellent variety of shops and restaurants and just a short walk from Holland Park. £3.45m / €4.7m / $5.28m Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward Holland Park t: +44 (0)20 3199 8051 e: 74

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Hereford Road, Artesian Village, W2 An elegant townhouse on a sought after residential road moments from central Notting Hill with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. Offering grand proportions and with fabulous natural light, this stucco fronted house has been sympathetically refurbished throughout and includes a large landscaped garden. ÂŁ4.65m / â‚Ź6.3m / $7.1m Marsh & Parsons +44 (0)20 7313 2890

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Famed for its eclectic spirit and eccentric charm, The Portobello Hotel is one of London’s most well-known boutique hotels


he Portobello Hotel was founded in 1971 and consists of two converted neo-classical mansions on a quiet street in the centre of Notting Hill. Since then it has become a favourite hotel for those in the world of music, show business and fashion and has hosted many famous faces over the years. Each of the 21 bedrooms is individually designed to reflect the wonderful character of Notting Hill. All bedrooms are extremely comfortable and include complimentary wifi, continental breakfast, water and full size Green & Spring bath and body products. They range from the aptly named Single Rooms and Good Rooms, through Better Rooms to Great Rooms and Exceptional Rooms. The latter have views on to the street or garden, a king size bed, spacious sitting areas and large bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Flamboyantly decorated, they follow a distinctive theme and add to the hotel’s overall desirability as a memorable place to stay in a superb location.


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Dubai reaches for the sky A land of gleaming towers and sparkling sands, Dubai’s lifestyle is often described as six rather than five-star but how does its property market compare? Ginetta Vedrickas investigates


ccording to Knight Frank’s latest Wealth Report which examines the top 40 most important cities to HNWIs, Dubai still ranks highly, scoring 8th. It may still be an important destination but this year prices dipped by 12.2% which the company attributes to weaker demand, a strong US dollar and on-going cooling measures. Knight Frank’s strong presence includes offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and it recently appointed Diaa Noufal to manage property research in the region and help meet increasing demand from developers, owners and occupiers. “Over the last decade, I’ve witnessed how property

owners, investors and developers in the region have become increasingly keen to source correct information and insightful analysis, especially in times of instability, uncertainty and lack of transparency,” says Mr Noufal who has worked with numerous top end developers. Brian Cubbidge of Mansion London has also forged relationships with some of Dubai’s renowned developers and says the current market mood is good with construction again on the rise. “I recently had a call from an investor who invested four years ago who thought they had lost all their money. The developer recently called to say the development will be finished in six months’ time.” Mr Cubbidge agrees that there has been some downward movement which he believes is partially explained by the construction boom. “There is a softening in the market because there’s more construction and therefore greater choice.” Mansion London handpicks developments which it feels best represent the luxury end and Mr Cubbidge says that part of Dubai’s s draw is that developments offer so much more than homes. “They offer a six-star lifestyle whereby you can access onsite sporting and leisure facilities and entertainment. Once you get here you don’t have to ever leave.” And buyers at Dubai’s latest development District One may never want to leave as the project looks set to outshine anything that’s gone before. Harrods Estates’ head of new development Simon Barry says he rarely takes on new projects but this one is special. “Our previous project was three years ago so we really do pick and choose.” District One’s location is a major factor he says. “It’s not on the sea but it is in downtown Dubai and right near the best businesses and hotels. Plus International Property & Travel

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it’s next door to what will be the world’s tallest building.” The first phase sold out last year but Mr Barry says price comparisons with other products are complex. “In terms of capital values, these properties are much bigger and quality sets this development apart. The design of the architecture is much more European, more sophisticated.” A vital factor driving the market is the buying laws which now enable foreigners to legally own outright. He advises that prices are up 60% since 2011 and any fluctuations are purely seasonal. “There is no danger of over-supply in the best developments in the best locations.” Karl Ormerod, CEO of Elite Reality Dubai has been selling in the country for two years specialising in off plan and new properties. His diverse client group includes UK and overseas buyers but Mr Ormerod blames greedy owners for rapid price inflation and a stalled market. “Off plan is still 20% cheaper than resale and we now have a system whereby the title deed is issued immediately so the Dubai Land Department can monitor transactions and in the first six months of 2015 it actually increased year on year.” ESCROW accounts and flexible construction linked payment plans have also increased confidence according to Mr Ormerod. Heather Amiji is head of investments for Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty and says that robust investment is a key driver. “We help structure sale-leaseback opportunities, joint venture partnerships and real estate fund strategies as well as to advise on the acquisition and disposal of strategic assets.” She says that, while there has been a slow-down in both capital appreciation and rental growth, they are seeing a more sustainable market with longer-term tenures on commercial leases and much higher levels of collateralization and security than previously experienced. “Dubai is still a good investment. The East and West are still integrating supply chains, goods and services. Africa remains the last frontier for many Multinationals and FMCG companies. The UAE has a robust and sophisticated infrastructure and legal system where companies feel comfortable basing themselves from.” Last year Dubai International Airport surpassed Heathrow in terms of passenger traffic and the city is gearing up for Expo 2020. Silvio Pagliani, President of explains why tourism is booming,“The allure of an emerging city in the desert, tourist attractions, for example the F1 Track, Ferrari World and Ski Dubai, and a suitable atmosphere to cater for tourists have brought tourism in Dubai to record levels. But the growth is not over. By 2020, the year of the Expo in Dubai, an influx of 20 million visitors is expected annually.” Sotheby’s top agent recently achieved the highest per square foot price in 2015 for an apartment in the Downtown Dubai area, recording Dhs 6,250 ($1,701) per square foot but Oliver Essex, Senior Global Property Consultant at Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, says that until recently Dubai struggled to offer what he calls ‘luxury property on an international level’ but this is changing. “Slowly but surely we are starting to see an increase of truly luxury homes come to market as those pioneers in the business realise that there may just be a market for truly luxury property here in Dubai. There are a growing number of buyers looking for extraordinary homes.” 82

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Emirates Crown, Dubai Marina On the 59th floor, this four-bedroom penthouse has been transformed into a minimalist yet upbeat loft with panoramic views over Dubai Marina and the world-famous Palm Jumeirah. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and white walls give an impressive sense of space and also maximise the unrestricted views around this 7,000 square foot home. It includes an entertainment area and a fully-fitted kitchen with high quality appliances and an oversized island with Corian counter. The pièce de résistance is the 1,000 bottle, air-conditioned and humidity-controlled walk-in glass wine cellar. Other features include five private parking spaces, an individual chauffeur’s studio and onebedroom housekeeper’s quarters. £4.46m / €6m / $6,77m Knight Frank +971 (0)4451 2000

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Palazzo Versace Dubai Hotel and Condominiums This stunning home affords any owner exclusive access to an elite owners’ club, with the entire property being furnished with custom-built furniture, accessories and fabrics from the Exclusive Palazzo Versace Home Collection. A further benefit is the ability to introduce the Villa into the 7* Hotel Pool for which the property is let out on a managed basis for whatever period of time the owner wishes. Set in the heart of the Culture Village precinct, The Palazzo Versace Dubai Hotel and Condominiums is magnificently located in a premium waterfront plot with unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek. Surrounded by landscaped gardens and only a few minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport, residents have

£4.3m / €5.8m / $6.5m

access to the hotel’s luxurious amenities.

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One These new ‘beachfront’ mansions will actually be in the centre of the city with stunning views of Dubai’s iconic skyline. This multi-billion pound community will feature an aquatic masterpiece, a 7

This seven-bedroom plus, 80,920 square foot

km ‘Crystal Lagoon’ water body creating an idyllic

contemporary mansion with its clean, minimalist

manmade beachfront in the heart of the city with

lines and full height windows, transports the user to,

lush green landscaping and a 14km boardwalk.

from, and through all adjacent living areas, creating

It will offer residents exclusive access to swimming,

open spaces for family interaction.

paddle boarding and other non-motorised aquatic

£10.7m / €14.5m / $16.2m

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Armani Residences, Burj Khalifa Serviced by Armani Hotel Dubai, these ultra-exclusive apartments are only situated on floors 9-15 of this iconic tower. They come complete with Armani furnishings throughout and have access to the hotel’s facilities and restaurants. This corner, two-bedroom, 2,237 square foot apartment has a stunning master bedroom complete with a fourposter bed and sleek master bathroom suite. It includes incredible views of the Dubai fountain and Downtown Dubai and has access to the hotel’s function room, gym, spa and pool. £3.4m / €4.6m / $5.2m Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty t: +971 600 54 5451

Fairmont Hotel & Resort, Palm Jumeirah This three-bedroom penthouse is in one of the world’s most exclusive five-star hotels, The Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort. The property is a fully furnished, triplex penthouse featuring 8,000 square feet of palatial living and outdoor spaces. Accessed via private elevator, it includes a private pool with sweeping 360-degree views of the Arabian Gulf and use of the 4,500 square foot long beach. Residents will also have access to the world-renowned Willow Stream Spa and an array of world-famous restaurants on site. £6.8m / €9.2m / $10.3m Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty +971 600 54 5451 86

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Signature Villas, Palm Jumeirah Beautifully furnished, seven-bedroom urban beach house on Frond P of the world famous Palm Jumeirah. It offers the latest technology and features a double height foyer with floorto-ceiling glass revealing a panoramic ocean view. The property has been skilfully adapted for lavish entertaining and prestigious family living and extends to 8,500 square feet of built up area on a 14,800 square foot plot. The private majlis has picture postcard windows overlooking the pool and beach whilst the main living and dining areas are open and spacious. A chic kitchen opens directly to the beachfront terrace with an impressive infinity pool. The upper level includes a custom-made library/TV lounge, gym and four spacious bedrooms, including an exquisite master suite. ÂŁ13.46m / â‚Ź18.25m / $20.4m Knight Frank +971 (0) 4451 2000

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Signature Villas, Palm Jumeirah Meticulously designed and modernised throughout, this impressive 'Gallery View' villa offers a built-up area of 7,000 square feet. It includes six spacious bedrooms, while the master suite has been extended to include a large en suite and dressing room. Other attributes include a new contemporary kitchen, three reception rooms, a gym, staff quarters and a double garage. Outside, the well-manicured gardens include an extended patio area, access to the private beach, an infinity swimming pool and sun terrace that is perfect for entertaining. From most rooms, the balconies and garden, views stretch over the mainland Dubai skyline. ÂŁ8.1m / â‚Ź10.96m / $12.25m Knight Frank +971 (0) 4451 2000

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Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah offers the finest Arabian hospitality


rowned both ‘Dubai's Leading Villa Resort’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Villa Resort’ by the Middle East edition of the World Travel Awards, Anantara incorporates a host of fascinating Thai touches. Floating market boats glide across the lagoons serving tropical beverages, while three-wheeler tuk-tuks transport guests around the resort. A total of 293 rooms and villas include a collection of the UAE’s first and only Over Water Villas as part of its striking Thai architecture, all with glass viewing panels to watch the sea-life beneath. One and two-bedroom Beach Pool Villas each offer a private swimming pool,


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whilst the resort’s Lagoon Access Rooms have balconies leading directly to three lagooninspired swimming pools. Anantara also includes a 400 metre long private beach and a 50 metre shoreline infinity pool. Making the most of the exotic climate, a variety of water sports offers kayaking, wake boarding and paddle boarding, as well as diving and snorkelling. Two well-equipped gyms and tennis courts further extend the choice of leisure pursuits. The Anantara Spa has 17 treatment suites in which to experience revitalising traditional Thai massage or another of its signature treatments, such as the indigenous Arabian massage. Last but far from least, there are six restaurants and bars serving a riveting diversity of culinary delights from authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to dishes from across the world. Guests can also enjoy casual swim-up bar refreshments which can be followed later in the day by charming tea rituals and cocktails on the shisha deck. International Property & Travel

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Armani Tower Rises in the Philippines The Armani Group and Century Properties partner for the Century Spire project in Makati, Philippines A fully-upgraded 1-bedroom apartment at Century Spire


iorgio Armani and Century Properties, developer of premium residential, office and commercial properties in the Philippines, have announced a partnership whose objective is the creation of the interiors of the luxury amenities and common areas of Century Spire, the extraordinary building designed by the renowned architecture firm Studio Daniel Libeskind. In 2018, the tower is expected to become a part of the skyline of Makati City, an elegant residential and

Century Properties, Armani Casa and Studio Daniel Libeskind officials at the opening of the Century Spire showrooms in 2014. From left: Anoushka Borghesi, Giorgio Armani Global Head of Press; Robbie Antonio, Managing Director of Century Properties and Project Head of Century Spire; Architect Daniel Libeskind, Founder and Principal Architect of Studio Daniel Libeskind; and Jose E.B. Antonio, Chairman of Century Properties Group, Inc.

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business district, and the chief financial center of the Philippines. The Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio has provided complete interior design services to private individuals and property developers since 2003 under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani. For Century Spire, it is responsible for the design of common spaces and amenities, which include the grand lobby, library, swimming pool with juice bar and relaxation area, as well as the spa, gym, and fitness areas. In addition, on request, residential apartments can be delivered with full Armani/Casa interior design, finish and furniture as a special commission. The unique architecture of the tower created by Studio Daniel Libeskind was a key inspiration for the project’s interior design. The building’s structural boldness, with its signature feature – a peak that seems to open up into a blossom – and the dynamism of the oblique lines that characterise the facade have been important points of reference in the development of the concept for its interior. Of course, this also reflects Giorgio Armani’s aesthetic philosophy, and therefore aims to create a deep sense of comfort and deliver excellent functionality. Shapes, textures and colours will produce a mood of profound harmony. Century Spire units are divided into eight different types, from suites to penthouses. The largest and most prestigious apartments

Artist’s rendition of the Century Spire tower, interior design by Armani Casa; architecture by Daniel Libeskind

are located on the tower’s top floors. Armani/ Casa has created fully-interior designed apartments at the Century Spire showroom in Makati, Philippines. Commenting on the project, Giorgio Armani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Armani Group, said: ‘I am very happy with this collaboration, and I think that the combination of my vision with that of Daniel Libeskind will lead to the creation of a truly special place, characterised by elegance and a unique charm.’ For information, visit

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THAILAND Having long been a major draw for top end investors, Ginetta Vedrickas reports that the country still ranks as one of the finest spots to hang up your (palm fringed) sun hat


hink of a high-end Asian destination and chances are Thailand will be first and foremost in your mind. A relaxed lifestyle, incredible scenery and ‘great bang for your buck for discerning property and equally for affordable property’ is what keeps people coming back time and time again says Andrew Hunter, MD at Hunters Sotheby’s International Realty. “Thailand is a fantastic destination due to the relaxed lifestyle and incredible scenery. It’s both a popular tourist destination and equally a great second home and relocation destination for a myriad of reasons,” he adds pointing to what he calls Thailand’s most alluring factor, its climate. “The temperature never falls below on average 25ºC at night in Bangkok and the south. What’s more, there are no extreme weather dangers which nearby areas often experience, such as the typhoons in the Philippines and Vietnam.”

Thai cuisine has also propelled the country to a heightened popularity and the peaceful and tolerant Buddhist Thai culture is also a major attraction Mr Hunter also finds that most investors appreciate the country’s well developed infrastructure and especially the ‘connective hub’ of Bangkok. “The recent expansion of the Phuket International Airport is certainly one infrastructure project that is making life easier for those of us who live there,” he says, pointing to the many great deals currently on offer, especially at the top end. “The luxury segment offers great value for money against other salubrious destinations. Prices have flat lined for the last few years, mostly as a result of socio political events and because the prime audience – the regional banker and financial services professional – has recently seen a large number of redundancies. Despite this, the financial services sector is picking up and we expect prices to rise with buyer demand.” Outside Bangkok, the government is currently in talks with the Japanese and Chinese governments for the construction and financing of new high-speed national rail services. These would link Bangkok with major cities such as Chiang Mai, Korat – Nong Khai, Pattaya – Chonburi and Hat Yai. The new high-speed trains are expected to serve passengers wishing to connect to Laos, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Bangkok is a firm hotspot and Phuket ‘is beginning to flex its muscles again’ Mr Hunter notes, although Koh Samui is still up to 50% cheaper, thanks to a lack of infrastructure. Sadly recent terrorist events may have temporarily marred this country’s peaceful reputation but long term Mr Hunter believes the future is secure. “The country does however seem to be very resilient and it has bounced back from previous traumas. I would International Property & Travel

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say that Bangkok and the tourists markets in Phuket, Samui and Hua Hin offer a very safe environment for long term investment.” Silvio Pagliani, President of LuxuryEstate. com says that one of the best places to get a return on an investment is Phuket, ‘where tourism guarantees high rent prices’. However, he adds, “The emerging areas of Koh Samui and the Thonglor district based in Bangkok should not be overlooked. Considering the expected growth of Koh Samui tourism, the island is one of the most promising areas in which to invest.“ And there are many promising elements to Thailand. Known as ‘The Land of Smiles’, visitors are eternally drawn to a culture which values kindness and friendliness. Known as great hosts, Thai people typically stop at nothing to please their guests making it a perfect destination for tourism, cuisine and shopping. Combine the friendly culture with beautiful scenery, the beaches in the South and the mountains in the North have stunning views, and it’s easy to see why Thailand is such a sought after destination. Risinee Sarikaputra, Director, Research and Consultancy of Knight Frank Chartered (Thailand) Company Limited notes that Thailand is fast becoming one of Asia’s top shopping destinations with Bangkok at the heart of the boom. “Urban tourism is becoming popular among Asian travellers who enjoy the bustling streets of Bangkok. Thai shopping centres now cater for most market segments from knock-offs to high fashion. Whilst most top end brands are now present here in Bangkok, local brands are still doing well with many malls creating a dedicated gallery for local designers and handmade producers,” she says. 98

Phuket, Phuket Province Malaiwana Villa is a four-bedroom property of the highest quality. The property has an indoor lift, private swimming pool and a stunning living area with eight metre high ceilings. On the living level is the master bedroom with a walk in closet and a beautiful sala in which to relax and watch the sunsets. Downstairs are further guest bedrooms, an entertainment room and gym with spa. Floor tiles were specially imported from Italy by the current owner and all furniture is by top Italian brands. £3m / €4.2m / $4.6m Luxury Estate +66 76325900

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Four Seasons Private Residences, Bangkok On the last remaining large parcels of waterfront land in central Bangkok, only minutes from the city’s business district, this premier 73-storey residential tower is at the heart of the 14.2 acre, ultra-luxury Chao Phraya Estate. It is also alongside two world-class hotels - Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River and Capella Hotel Bangkok. Four Seasons Private Residence Bangkok offers state-of-the-art amenities, hotel-inspired space planning and the first of its kind ‘all-corner’ unit concept, combined with an exclusive lifestyle. From £579,000 / €784,000 / $875,000 Knight Frank Thailand +66 2 643 8223

Miss Sarikaputra has witnessed many larger developers turning their focus towards the top end market in the prime Bangkok areas. Areas such as Sathorn, Silom, and Sukhumvit are still favoured spots for overseas investors and Central Lumpinee is becoming the go-to shopping destination for wealthy Thais and foreigners thanks to its cluster of shopping complexes. These include Central World, Gaysorn Plaza, Amarin Plaza, Siam Paragon, Siam Centre, Siam Discovery and MBK with prime development in the pipeline at Central Embassy. Luxury hotels abound including the Siam Kempinski, St Regis, Okura, Plaza Athenee, Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt Erawan and Centara at Central World. “Another key identity of Lumpinee area is that it is the location of the biggest public park in Bangkok city called Lumpinee Park,” adds Miss Sarikaputra who believes that the market in the capital still has potential for growth. “There is a gap for the prime properties in Bangkok to grow since they are undervalued. The selling price of condominiuma is considered cheap when compared to the condominium price in other major cities in Asia such as Hong Kong and Singapore.” James Pitchon, CBRE Thailand’s Executive Director and Head of Research, says that it’s the sheer variety of destinations from the capital city of Bangkok to beach resorts like Phuket that appeals and returns can be good for those interested in investment. “The Phuket resort property market is driven largely by overseas purchasers. Originally most purchasers were buying to use as a holiday home. More developers are offering rental packages whereby they will lease out the property when the owner is not using it.” International Property & Travel

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Layan, Phuket These 21 private villas are part of a low-density residential community. Each one includes a private driveway, parking and a private garden set on a forested slope overlooking the bay of Bangtao. The development is environmentally sensitive and includes a 24-hour manned security system, underground electric and communication cables including fibre-optic cables for high-speed internet, emergency power supply, deep-well water supply, rainwater recycling system for irrigation water and residents’ clubhouse. From £5.45m / €7.39m / $8.25m – £6.36m / €8.61m / $9.62m Knight Frank Thailand +66 2 643 8223


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Cape Yamu, Phuket A truly magnificent property within Phuket’s exclusive Cape Yamu private estate on the east coast. This villa was designed by noted Hong Kong based architect Johnny Kember of KplusK Architects, in collaboration with interior designer Deborah Oppenheimer, following parameters established by the estate master planner Jean-Michel Gathy. The seven-bedroom villa offers 2,005m2 of internal living space and a total of 4,500m2 of built-up area, including outdoor terracing with an infinity pool. £12.7m / €17.2m / $19.24m Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty

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Sea View Villa, Koh Samui This estate is on an oceanfront hillside leading to its own secluded beach and just a few minutes from famed Chaweng and Choeng Mon beaches. The five-bedroom property’s design is built around the natural topography of the site, often incorporating a great deal of the native sloping coastal incline into the villa itself. Amenities include an oversized infinity edge swimming pool, a private cinema that seats 13 guests and a fully equipped gym. £2.6m / €3.6m / $4m Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty t: +66 (0)76 620 064


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up to 540m2 of space over two floors with internal and

Point Yamu is a new and exclusive Phuket resort at the tip of Cape

external areas flowing into one another to create the feeling

Yamu overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestone

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of Phang Nga Bay. Interiors by Italian designer Paola Navone offer

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Villa Majcha, Wang Majcha Residences, Khao Tao Beach, Hua-Hin Wang Majcha Residences is the creation of Chantaka Puranananda, one of Thailand's most influential and successful interior designers, having had his work on the cover of Architectural Digest and his involvement in The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, The Amanpuri, The Sukhothai, Chiva Som and Trisara in Thailand, The Grand Hotel Binz in Germany and The Kami Spa in Rome to name just some of his work. Wang Majcha has a very special Royal heritage as it was the seaside property of a son of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V of Siam, and the grandfather of Chantaka. The land itself is of incredible natural quality and location, being on a pristine, white sand beach with a spectacular view to two mystical islands, one shaped like a lion and the other a turtle. Symbolically in South East Asian mythology the lion represents a guardian type figure bestowing protective benefits, that is why their statues are traditionally found in front of imperial palaces, temples and at the homes of the successful and wealthy. The turtle is associated with

Thailand, another hosting international tournaments

by Chantaka and his team. Villa Majcha and its two

the qualities of longevity, power and tenacity. The

and the newest directly on Khao Tao Beach. There

neighbouring sister villas share a private access road.

property is located on Khao Tao Beach adjacent to

are various events held all year round such as

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tennis tournaments, golf tournaments, kite surfing

car in approximately two and a half hours from

hotels, fine restaurants, seafood restaurants,

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Bangkok and its international airport. Private jets

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and other musical festivals.

can land at Hua Hin Airport from which the drive is

Hua-Hin is fairly centrally located and on a

Villa Majcha is the trophy villa of Wang Majcha

Wang Majcha Residences can be reached by

approximately 20 minutes.

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Trisara is an exclusive, intimate resort located over a private bay on the quiet, relatively undeveloped northwestern coast of Phuket


urrounded by a tropical forest and exotic gardens, Trisara is aptly named as it means ‘The Garden in the Third Heaven’ in Sanskrit. The resort’s 48 pool suites and villas, guest facilities and two to six-bedroom residential villas are within 40 acres of gardens that rise gently from 2,000 metres of ocean frontage. Attention to detail defines the experience throughout the resort, including natural grey marble infinity pools in all villas and suites which overflow toward the Andaman Sea and its spectacular year-round sunsets. Trisara is also renowned for its authentic and beautifully simple yet elegant dining experiences and spa treatments. The 1,500m² Trisara Spa features six private suites each comprising over 100m² of space. Treatments include body wraps, scrubs, facials and a wide selection of massage including the signature ‘Royal Trisara’, a six-hand massage by three therapists. Yoga and meditation are a specialty in the resort’s sala; a haven of tranquility on the water’s edge, fringed with coconut palms.


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Could anywhere be more idyllic than an island retreat surrounded by white sand, blue sea and warm sunshine? Lisa Burn explores the Caribbean’s many attributes Picture: Atelier House, Carlton Ridge, St James, Barbados


he islands of the Caribbean have long held an attraction for home buyers and holiday makers, offering a laid-back take on life that is a welcome alternative to the stress and demands of modern western society. With tropical temperatures, vast coral reefs and a rich variety of animals and plants, the environmental appeal of the region is obvious. Add to that the growth in luxury resorts and leisure facilities and it’s easy to see why international property buyers choose to invest here. Traditionally Barbados has been a popular destination for the British, partly due to its Commonwealth status and historic ties to the UK. According to Suzanne Davis of Realtors Real Estate Sales, “Barbados has long been known as the gem of the Caribbean, not only for its natural beauty with amazing beaches, sea and sun, but because it is the most developed island with the best infrastructure. There are a tremendous amount of restaurants, attractions and entertainment – something for every age group and price range. Barbados has always attracted English and European

purchasers in particular for their holiday homes, but Canadians, Americans and buyers from other parts of the world also visit and purchase in Barbados.” Alistair Brown, sales and marketing director for UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences, agrees. “Barbados is a perennial favourite for a plethora of nationalities, but has always been thought of as a safe bet by the British. Historically, it tended to be a place for couples, but the demographic has certainly changed with families coming in increasing numbers, attracted to the vast range of water sports and outdoor activities. They appreciate that the island offers a safe secure holiday home.” Other islands though are also experiencing increasing levels of interest from overseas buyers, attracted by the relaxed lifestyle, sporting and leisure opportunities they provide. According to Rick Moeser, senior vice president at Christie’s international Real Estate, “St. Barts remains consistently strong with the Virgin Islands appealing to sailing and boating enthusiasts.” While Mr Brown adds, “St Lucia is growing with its smaller scale developments and boutique hotels. Aruba is quickly becoming a gambling vacation spot and Antigua is attracting people with new developments.”

Market outlook

Although, the Caribbean has not been immune from the negative effects of worldwide recession, the economic situation is improving. Luxury property values still remain below their 2008 levels, but sales increased more than 10% in 2013 and 2014, according to figures from international wealth research authority Wealth-X. This was helped in part by incentive programmes offering residency and citizenship in exchange for substantial investment in property. One such example is Barbados, as Mr Brown explains. “Barbados has come up with some amazing new opportunities for people spending $2 million or more on a home. It can become their tax base, and the tax on foreign currency is very attractive. The residence permit applies to a family and can lead to citizenship in time.” On the Barbados market in general he states, “The resale market is stabilising and showing signs of levelling out in terms of available inventory compared to previous years. New build is in steady demand and has seen a small but steady rise, from 3% to 5%. The country’s stable government offers further reassurance, we have a great airport and the improving infrastructure all bode well for potential returns and above all a thriving holiday destination.”

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caribbean Lower Bay House, Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines Between two white sandy beaches, 14 nautical miles from Mustique, this waterfront property offers stunning views over the harbour. Constructed on multiple levels, the villa has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living room and two kitchens, including an impressive outdoor kitchen. Externally, features include stone seating with a fire pit, gazebo with bar, swimming pool and plunge pool. The grounds stretch to the sea and include a cave at Princess Margaret Beach. £1.95m / €2.63m / $2.95m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7349 9772

SIX, Pointe Milou, St Barts This contemporary villa embraces modern architecture and high-quality materials, yet sits at ease with its surroundings, offering spectacular views of the coast and the ocean. The property features three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (two of the bedrooms also have outdoor Jacuzzis) and an openplan kitchen, dining and living space, which extends to the terrace, blurring the lines between indoors and out. Focal point of the gardens is a luxurious infinity pool, bordered by an expansive patio. £6.1m / €8.27m / $9.26m Christies International Real Estate +561 805 7327 110

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Atelier House, Carlton Ridge, St James, Barbados Set in half an acre of gardens, Atelier House is a four-bedroom villa with swimming pool and outdoor terraces, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, coast and Caribbean Sea. On the first floor, the master suite features a glazed balcony, covered outdoor terrace and an en suite with bath and separate shower. On the ground floor, the double-height living space boasts floor-toceiling windows designed to make the most of the fabulous views, a luxury kitchen with white granite worktops, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. A mezzanine level study and rooftop terrace complete the accommodation. ÂŁ3.1m / â‚Ź4.2m / $4.7m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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Villa Bonita, Prospect Bay, St James, Barbados

and-hers walk-in closets, in addition to a luxurious en suite with Italian fittings.

With more than 9,200 sq ft of living space, Villa Bonita boasts

Thanks to its elevated position, most rooms offer panoramic views of the bay as

elegance and space in abundance, with white marble tiles and

well as the grounds. Outside, a private courtyard includes a salt water pool and

bespoke fixtures throughout. The property offers six bedrooms, five

the large patio features a staircase to the beach, gym and cinema room below.

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caribbean Footprints, Mount Standfast, St James, Barbados With interiors designed by Kelly Hoppen, this contemporary style beachfront villa offers 6,500 sq ft of elegant living space. It encompasses five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a spacious living area, an outdoor dining area and floor to ceiling windows throughout. The grounds include gardens, an extensive patio area and a magnificent infinity pool. £7.9m / €10.7m / $12m Realtors Real Estate Sales t: +1 246 432 6930

Punta Minitas, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic Covering 16,510m2, of which 3,250m2 is interior living space, this palatial villa at Casa de Campo includes seven bedrooms (several of which are located in towers adjacent to the main house), 10 bathrooms, a luxury kitchen with tripleheight ceilings and a majestic reception room. Further living and dining areas can be found outdoors on the extensive patio areas, alongside a large swimming pool, fountains and lush gardens. The oceanfront property also boasts a private beach and dock. £12.9m / €17.4m / $19.5m Casa de Campo Real Estate t: +1 809 430 8956 114

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Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados Situated on the west coast of the island, the Royal Westmoreland estate comprises 750 acres of gardens and is home to a par 72 championship golf course. Properties range from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom villas within the gated community. This bespoke villa features four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a living area, study, media room, family kitchen and outdoor dining area, and costs ÂŁ3.6m / â‚Ź5.1m / $5.7m Royal Westmoreland +44 (0)1524 782649

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Amanera in the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s few resorts to offer the opportunity to purchase a property from its collection of villas


oined by Christopher Columbus as ‘the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen’, the Dominican Republic features colonial charm, dramatic landscapes and an expansive stretch of raw coastline. Taking full advantage of this fabulous location, the newly opened resort of Amanera is the first golf-integrated Aman in the world and the first Aman in the Dominican Republic. The resort covers over 2,000 acres of virtually untouched land featuring verdant peaks, lush jungle with centuries-old trees and royal palms on nearly seven miles of continuous Atlantic coastline. It is located alongside the undulating fairways and challenging greens of the lauded Playa Grande Golf Course. Originally designed by the late golf legend Robert Trent Jones Sr, the course has been fully renovated by his son, Rees Jones and overlooks the Playa Grande beach.

Amanera offers extensive dining, spa and recreational facilities and 25 casitas, each designed to complement their natural setting. Those wishing to visit on a more regular basis may purchase one of the Amanera Villas. These range from two to six bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive outdoor terraces and sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean. Residents and guests have access to all the facilities at Amanera, including use of the Aman Spa, the resort’s well-equipped fitness centre and the beach club. Two-bedroom villas from £2.6m / €3.58m / $4m Large villas from £4.58m / €6.27m / $7m 116

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Galaxy Macau Galaxy Macau™ is the most spectacular entertainment and leisure destination in the world. It offers close to 4,000 rooms, suites and villas across six world class hotels in a single destination: The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel™ and Broadway Hotel. Facilities include the new landmark destination Broadway Macau, the world’s longest Skytop Adventure Rapids and largest Skytop Wave Pool, over 120 food and beverage outlets, over 200 luxury and lifestyle retail brands, a 3,000-seat Broadway Theatre, the luxurious UA Galaxy Cinemas and the performance lounge CHINA ROUGE. Galaxy Macau™, Cotai, Macau t: +853 2888 0888 e: w:


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Leea Spa provides a unique spa experience with its setting amidst the breathtaking Cappadocian landscape. You will experience the world’s first cave Spa at Cappadocia cave Resort’s award-winning “LEEA Spa” where the last remnants of stress are gently erased with a myriad of indulgent therapies, calming touches and fragrant aromas. t: +90 384 219 31 94 e: w:

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.


Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: w:


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On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.



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Leggett Immobilier has been voted “Best Estate Agency in France” for two years running. We have over 12,000 properties for sale throughout France and our bilingual, in-house contracts team will be by your side throughout the purchase process.

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Founded in the nineties, the company specializes in consulting the top developers in Germany in the development of high-end real estate in central Berlin. Our expertise and market know-how allows us to provide a full service for our partners, from the identification of market potential to the planning and sale of the property.

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Central Park has an unrivalled expertise in creating spaces of the highest global standards. It is the fastest growing name in India’s real estate landscape today, with projects across hospitality, leisure, recreation, commercial, and high-end residential developments. This dynamic brand’s constant presuit of excellence, commitment and building values for its customers is responsible for its growth and success over the years.


Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.


Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.


Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil is one of the leading real estate agencies for the sale of exclusive properties around Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Together with our international network we guarantee our owners and search clients a personalized and professional service.


Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.


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United Kingdom Brian Gradner t: +44 (0) 77 3864 0220 Seychelles Christopher Nel t: +248 252 7575 Sandra Colas t: +248 252 7715 e: w:


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We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.


Eden Island provides an exclusive private island lifestyle that appeals to the sophisticated buyer looking for excellent investment value. Eden Island has three product offerings available – Spacious Apartments, deluxe Maisons and top of the range Villas which are the epitome of opulence and sophistication – all with ocean frontage.


Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!


Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres.


Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

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Announcing Europe’s Best Property Professionals… This is the second region to be judged within the prestigious International Property Awards programme. Year after year we never cease to be amazed and delighted at the quality of excellence shown by those entering this competition. Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 80 experts covering every aspect of the property business. The panel is chaired by two peers from UK Parliament who oversee the different categories – Lord Caithness for development – Lord Best for real estate. The judges not only look for the most impressive and innovative projects, they also examine the sustainability and eco-friendliness of every property and development that comes under their scrutiny. While proving functional and practical for their occupants’ use, interior design projects have to be injected with that all-important ‘wow-factor’. Customer service and related services are key elements for success in the real estate agency categories. We look for outstanding customer support and a wide range of property-related services to guide clients through every aspect of the buying and selling processes. Each and every one of the award-winning companies listed in this publication has demonstrated exemplary levels of expertise by competing against exceedingly strong competition from within the European region. Many congratulations to all.

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Sponsors Judges Dap Yapi Zubenko-Interior Tatiana Bozhovskaya Sireci Acarsan Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret AS Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o Atlas Group Horizon Development Iron Tower Investment Pawel Wieczorkiewicz Sp. K. / Studio ADS iki design group Renda Helin Design and Interiors Allcon Investment Hasan Sozuneri Architecture Global Investment Holdings Tasarımca Design Office Katya Fedorchenko Architectural Bureau Akbati Shopping Mall Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects Vadistanbul Rose Group Nicolas Duchateau Architecture d’intérieur Martinuzzi Interiors Nizio Design International Moritz Gruppe GmbH GAD Architecture Orkun İndere Interiors Tozun Interior Design Studio Sauer Real Estate AG

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Kern-Design Interior Design and Architecture Fabryka Biznesu Sp. z o.o. CO Architecture Girasol Homes Ltd. Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects DEL BLU architetti Propana Group P&T Interiors iq Architecture Studio Piyalepaşa İstanbul Real Estate Studioforma Architects Dream Estates Montenegro NKY Architects & Engineers Anadolu Real Estate Investments First Mallorca SL margo interior & product design Sia Moore Mimarlık Dekorasyon Avantgarde Properties V TO ER Prague a.s. Apsys Polska SA KLK Yapi A.S. GoldAcre Estates SL SAGE Immobilien Real Estate GmbH PGA Catalunya Resort Fine & Country Cascais Fine & Country France Design Partners International Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury International Ltd Accord Estates GmbH The European Winners 2015-2016

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The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. Their time and expertise is donated free of charge. Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Lady Bates Chinese Property Consultant

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Tony Mcguirk Architect

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Guy Medd Consultant

Stephen Brownless Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Luis Montfort Porcelanosa

Peter Bush CEO, New Swansea Bay

Christian Morris Architect

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, New York

elen Ol fiel

ounder Affinity PR

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Edward Park Architect

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Hilary Philpott Regional PR Director UK/Ireland & Southern Europe, Kempinski

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

Rénuka Reins Feng Shui consultant

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Geoff Cresswell Architect

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

Paul Evans Aurora Lighting

Paul Scrivener Architect

Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Alexa Smit Interior Designer

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Lucy Stokes Director – Residential & Hotel Channel, Ideal Standard International

Julia Hands Hotelier

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly

Patrick Story Architect

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Gary Strong Director, Practice Standards & Technical Guidance, RICS

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Paul Tayler Vice Chairman of the Residential Faculty Board, RICS

Amanda Hills PR, Hills Balfour

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

John Hunter Tenhurst

Sue Timney Interior Designer

Tim Hymens Marketing Director, Creston Products

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Jo Vickers Consultant

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Anthony Walker Director with Trident Building Consultancy

Mike Jordan Architect

Colin Watson Managing Director, BCFA (British Contract Furnishing Association)

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Patrick Kennedy-Sanigar Architect Space Shuf e

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

Brian Lawrence MBBID HND Interior Designer

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Paul Lewis Architect

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Andrew Link Chief Operating Officer Construction Industry Council

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

Farook Mahmood Chairman & Managing Director, Silverline Group

Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP


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Istanbul Marin

Adam Tower


AP Y’  is to create stunning new living spaces that will make it a leading developer, not only in its home country of Turkey, but also throughout the world. The company is already widely renowned for its high level of build and quality of design and has been hugely successful in winning an impressive 11 awards this year. Istmarin is a mixed-use development on 62,000m of prime beachfront land at Kartal. The project will contain 1,463 properties ranging from studios to 5+1 apartments within five blocks. Each tower has been carefully designed to ensure all apartments have a fabulous sea view and their own terrace space. The lower levels of the towers will provide a shopping centre comprising 258 independent units of 90,000m. A marina with a capacity for 500 yachts will be built, even allowing access for megayachts, with sea taxis, sea planes and a heliport meeting

all transport needs. Additionally, the provision of a private hospital within walking distance will give residents further peace of mind. By incorporating a ‘green’ modern living environment into all aspects of Istmarin, it is able to reflect the themes of nature and the sea. Far from being limited to just landscaping, this green philosophy also extends to the creation of ground floor gardens and roof gardens. The project’s landscape architecture mainly focuses on integrating it into its beautiful surrounding environment by incorporating huge gardens and impressive water elements. Dap Adam Tower aims to provide a modern, safe and comfortable environment for its residents, in the same way as a fivestar hotel. This follows the changing needs of today’s buyers who seek a luxurious, high-quality lifestyle away from the stress of the city. Situated in Maltepe, the new, fast changing centre of the Anatolian side of



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A Office

Burgu Towers

Istanbul, Dap Adam Tower aims to become a new landmark for the region. It will include 125 home-offices, 155 studio apartments, 71 (1+1) apartments and two café-restaurants on a 6,300m plot. By combining all of life’s positive energies, DAP Yapi has transformed Dap Burgu Towers’ twin elements into contemporary, free-living areas. Right from entering at the lobby, residents are greeted by a fresh understanding of luxury. This isn’t confined to its external architecture either, but flows through to its novel interior design. Dap Burgu Kule consists of two strikingly beautiful, 70 metre towers built on 8,000m of land next to the E-5 highway in Maltepe. The project is comprised of 246 apartments over 22 floors situated by a 900m lake with 75 per cent of the total space allocated as green areas. Apartments are spacious, well planned and filled with natural daylight.

A 450m indoor swimming pool situated between the two towers, a caférestaurant and an apart-hotel lifestyle makes this a highly desirable investment for leasing properties out when not in use, should owners wish to do so. The apartments, which can be leased on weekly, monthly or yearly periods, will be handled by a professional management system. Dap A Office in Caglayan offers unrivalled features, not just for investment but also in comfort, luxury and VIP privileges. By incorporating soft forms rather than sharp edges in its design, it presents spacious, open and naturally lit work areas and a panoramic glass façade. The A Office, with its horizontal architectural form inspired by the letter ‘A’, central city location, office management system, VIP Assistant services and many other social activities amounts to a project well above all standards.

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Kordonboyu Mah Ankara Cad N147, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 500 4900 e: w:

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Burgu Towers by Dap Yapi Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TURKEY Burgu Towers by Dap Yapi Highly Commended OFFICE DEVELOPMENT TURKEY A Office by Dap Yapi European Property Awards

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Dap Valley


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Kordonboyu Mah Ankara Cad N147, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 500 4900

Dap Dalga Towers is a twin residence of attractive double towers designed on a 7,000m plot in Maltepe. The project includes a twostorey closed parking garage, independent entrances and a ground floor resting on two basement floors. The 19 residence floors rise around the vertical centre and house a total of 354 apartments. These all vary in size and have views towards the city, Marmara sea and Prince Islands. Amenities include an all-year-round swimming pool, 24-hour security, reception service and café-restaurant. Dap Valley is a complex offices project situated at a point in Caglayan where it can embrace all aspects of city life. The project has been planned with the intention of utilizing the transportation and location opportunities on the European side of Istanbul at the highest level. One of the office buildings inside Dap Valley,

Bumerang, presents unrivalled features with its novel application of boutique architecture. Another, the famous Z-Ofis, brings landscape architecture to life, transforming the building into a project not merely limited to business but focused on lifestyle. Dap Vazo Tower is a residential high-rise development in Dragos, Istanbul. Its unique architecture is a pioneer in Turkey and pushes the limits of the construction sector and brings a new dimension to aesthetic values. Conveying the heritage of 3,000 years of the Hittites, one of the most important civilizations established in the Anatolia, it is considered to be the founder of monumental architecture. Internally and externally, Dap Vazo Tower’s Hittite inspired frescoes and reliefs and modern architectural lines, will appeal to future generations and preserve its value.

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Kadir Topbas Culture & Art Center


 M’ Kadir Topbas Culture & Art Centre is a public service development in Sancaktepe. Its main purpose is to create a social and cultural life centre from which the region’s population may benefit. It includes an information house, happy houses centre, conference and exhibition halls with the capacity to host 610 people as well as a bill payment centre. Eight classrooms, two foyers, a café, employee offices, rest rooms and a garage for 80 vehicles complete its extensive facilities. The natural slope of the site and the elevation difference between the two streets were utilised to maximize the usage area, resulting in a spacious architectural design.

New Municipality Building

Sancaktepe Municipality’s New Municipality Building consists of a mayoral floor, deputy mayors’ offices, directorates, a cafeteria, material stores, archives, parking lots and garages. Its aim is to optimise public benefit through the integration of all services provided by the Municipality of Sancaktepe. Recently founded in 2009 by the integration of three different municipalities, this project’s design reflects the mission and vision of this young municipality. Constructed on 38,083m of land, elegant traces of Anatolian Seljuk architecture can be seen on the façade. This will help to ensure that the building will form an aesthetically pleasing structure.

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Kordonboyu Mah Ankara Cad N147, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 500 4900 e: w:

Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT TURKEY New Municipality Building by Sancaktepe Municipality Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT TURKEY Kadir Topbas Culture & Art Center by Sancaktepe Municipality European Property Awards

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House on a Mountain Stream


  , Yury Zubenko Art Design Studio has more than 200 completed projects. These range from city apartments and offices, restaurants and shops to country houses, cottages and hotels. By adopting an individual approach to each client and fully understanding their needs, the company is able to concentrate on every minute detail, bringing exclusivity to each project. The company has presented two stunning, award-winning projects, both in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, Russia. ‘House on a Mountain Stream’ is situated on a slope surrounded by dense woodland. As its name suggests, a clear mountain stream runs nearby and, due to this fabulous location, the property’s interior design concept has evolved from nature itself.

Grass has been replaced by a warm wool carpet and the branches and trunks of trees are resembled in the construction of the roof and in the curvaceous lines of furniture by Ceccotti. Dense, draped curtains recall the rhythmic flow of a river and the fireplace built of enormous river boulders is a reminder of mountain slopes. The whole interior colour palette is conformed to the contrast between the ash-pastel tones of the walls and artefacts and the vibrant green tones of nature. Walking from one free flow area to another is like strolling through a natural landscape with the outdoors reflected in the mirrored surfaces of polished marble tabletops, and through an abundance of picture windows and doors. The result is a beautiful, nature-inspired interior in perfect harmony with its glorious exterior surroundings.

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Apartment Hotel House of Sun

The ‘Apartment Hotel House of Sun’ is located on the stunning Caucasus coast amid woodland and mountain streams. Following a strict design concept, Zubenko has created its interiors in an English style that complements its natural environment outside. Every part of the hotel is designed to contrast beautifully; the silver pearl colours of halls, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms are supported with ‘blotches’ of dark furniture, etchings, consoles and backlights to great effect. The hotel’s impressive entrance features a square ceiling lantern with rounded corners ‘pointing’ to the four main spaces through its shape: entrance doors, reception desk, ‘soft zone’ with mirrored niche and the stairs/ elevator area. This is combined with an English mosaic floor, the centre of which is adorned with four square decorative panels.

The floor of each hotel storey is also decorated with a central mosaic panel and two smaller panels to denote the area of the lift entrance; not only does this look attractive, it also adds stylistic unity. Spacious apartments have tall, wide windows with understated sills to allow more light, air and purity of nature to enter each room. The bedrooms are given a calm, warm atmosphere by the use of plain textured Flemish wallpaper, Provence style furniture and soft carpeting. Each one is also fitted with an authentic English woodburning stove which, in addition to its decorative function, brings a living fire to the interior. Overall, just three different materials: wood, ceramics and metal have created the historical atmosphere of warmth and comfort that was required for the desired image of this hotel.

Zubenko-Interior Palikha st, 9-1-48, Moscow, Russia t: +792 6160 8282 + 7 916 682 10 06 f: +74 999 735 870 e: w:

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 B’  interior design studio dates back to 1999. Since then, the company has specialised in planning and executing customised interiors and building unique houses. Each of its projects is specially created to suit the individual tastes, needs and lifestyle of every client. The studio has a particular liking for and understanding of historical styles, for instance those from the Empire and Classicism eras to Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The professional team at Tatiana Bozhovskaya consists of experienced architects, painters, designers and decorators. Top-class contractors are also involved for construction works and every phase of their activity is carefully monitored and controlled. This ensures that clients can place complete trust in the studio to develop turn-key interior/ exterior designs of any level of complexity.

Over the last 15 years, the company has gained a wealth of experience in working with indoor and outdoor spaces of both residential and civil buildings. During this time it has carried out more than 80 different designs of apartments, houses and office spaces and formed trusting partnerships with clients. While working on projects with the Tatiana Bozhovskaya team to create an environment tailored for their needs, clients often become good friends and return to the studio again and again. Tatiana Bozhovskaya’s double awardwinning project is Palovo Residence in the Istra district of Moscow in Russia. The main task for the studio was to create a grand country house in Baroque style with elements of eclecticism, set over 410m. At the same time, the client’s brief required that the house should feel welcoming and cosy, combining classical

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elements with all modern communications and technology. The existing house required a complete reconstruction and has been specifically designed so that windows are present in almost every room. This ensures good insulation throughout the property, thus leading to the reduction of energy costs by heating and lighting the rooms by natural sunlight. Within living areas, magnificent carved décor and massive timber window frames form an intricate floral pattern and serve as styleforming elements. In the master bedroom there is a distinctive motif for this style: a carved bedhead and shelving facades imitating drapery fabrics tied up by ribbons. Bizarre chair shapes in the dining room embody Baroque by striving after smooth, flowing lines and rejecting strict symmetry. This ornate floral pattern is repeated

in the textiles and fabrics used and in the decoration of the ceiling and walls. Meanwhile, a distinct flavour of the East is injected into the basement via an opulent rest room and luxurious hammam. Noble finishing materials together with colourful Baroque motifs reproduce a festive atmosphere of traditional grand country residences yet within a modern house. Natural materials combined with classical forms have been carefully incorporated to meet the exact requirements of the client. Therefore, the interior design features a lot of natural stone and wood as decorative elements incorporating marble, onyx, tiles, wallpaper, painted walls and murals. Overall, the atmosphere of the residence complies with the client’s request to create a secluded ‘nest’ in which he and his family can relax from the stresses and strains of the city.

Tatiana Bozhovskaya Khodynsky Bulvar 5 build 4, Moscow 125252, Russia t: +7 903 720 7990 t: +7 499 762 7621 e: w:

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE RUSSIA Pavlovo Residence by Tatiana Bozhovskaya's Exclusive Interiors Studio European Property Awards

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    high-rise residential and mixed-use project constructed by Sireci Acarsan in Gaziantep, Turkey. Being located in the centre of a fast developing area, Iconova is set to become an icon for future construction in the region. The project has won an impressive amount of awards, spanning every aspect of its architectural design and the quality of its construction. A new and modern design approach was required to ensure Iconova formed an inspiring landmark project for the rapidly developing locality. As the first of its kind in the region, it consists of seven residential towers, two retail floors, two social-cultural activity floors and four basement car-parking floors. Ideally located opposite the area’s largest shopping centre, Primemall, Iconova offers highly luxurious living in the centre of the city.

Special building materials have been incorporated into different parts of the bored pile constructed project such as GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete), C50 concrete, a unitised curtain wall and aluminium composite panels in the façade of the buildings. The project will also be subject to an approved wind tunnel test which will be carried out by RWDI Consulting Engineers & Scientists. This will gauge its building performance and ensure its high-rise elements are structurally safe. The layout of the buildings is arranged in a favourable southerly direction while their curvaceous shape adds to the aesthetic appeal of the project as a whole. By pulling back the front line of the buildings by 20 metres from the edge of the plot, it has helped to create an urban promenade with green areas and car

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parking places. Another innovation was to design a circular car route around Iconova. Being close to the project’s border, it enabled the creation of courtyards, walkways, cycle paths, courtyards and a beautiful artificial lake. Apartments have a spacious layout and include a wide range of room options (such as 3+1, 4+1, 5+1, 6+1, 7+1 and 7+2). They come complete with either terraces and balconies or a garden if at ground floor level. All are equipped with a basic home automation system. This will include centralised control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security locks of gates and doors and other systems to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. Sports and recreational areas have been designed to meld into the surrounding

landscape and enhance rather than detract from the residential towers’ view. These facilities are open to the public as well as residents of Iconova and have a capacity for up to 3,000 people. They include a fabulous indoor heated swimming pools, Turkish hammams, male/female spas, fitness centres, yoga centres, massage centres, a cinevision room, games hall for teens, interactive halls and activity areas for younger children, indoor and outsoor sports fields, a golf course and bike trails. Retail stores offering national as well as international brands, hairdressers, dry cleaning shops, tailors, a shoeshine parlour and a condolence home all add to Iconova’s onsite provision. These first class facilities serve to reinforce Iconova’s aim to provide a welcoming social meeting point for residents and visitors alike.

Sireci Acarsan Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret AS 3 Organize Sanayi Bolgesi Kamil, Serbetci Bulvari No 44, Sehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey t: +90 342 337 9898 e: w:

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE TURKEY ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S. Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE TURKEY ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S. Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE TURKEY ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S. European Property Awards

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   a multi-award winning project in Poland’s vibrant capital city of Warsaw designed by the internationally renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind. It is among the tallest residential towers in its class in the European Union, reaching 192 metres high with 52 storeys. Featuring 287 unique apartments, this prestigious address redefines luxury living in Poland and sets a new standard that reflects both the success and aspirations of the Polish people. Zlota 44’s unprecedented artistic façade is a very important element of this avant-garde work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the façade panels have been specially designed to ensure that residents have privacy and the ability to arrange their furniture or exhibit works of art according to their liking. This remarkable façade is the only one in Poland

to feature specialised triple-glazed technology (TGU system – Triple Glazed Unit), which prevents the loss of heat energy more effectively. This, in turn, significantly improves insulation, reduces energy consumption, ensures durability and provides maximum noise reduction. The distinctive shape of Zlota 44 also gives its apartments their own individual character with each one having its own unique size, shape and layout. Interior designs by one of the most acclaimed design firms in the world, Woods Bagot, complement the structure and character of the building and exemplify the elegant style of modern European design. These designs provide for the highest quality finishes throughout the apartments and are available in nine exquisite finishing packages,


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providing a wide choice of materials and styles. It is this combination of world-class design and spectacular views that creates the ultimate living space. Zlota 44 offers a multitude of luxurious services and amenities to accompany the lifestyle of its residents. The eighth floor provides residents with 1,400m of comfort and convenience through a mix of recreational and business amenities, which are designed to provide an unmatched living experience for those who call Zlota 44 home. In addition to the pool, jacuzzi and spacious outdoor terrace, the floor features a private cinema, a playroom for children, and professional conference rooms, as well as a wine cellar for ageing and storing wines and hosting wine tastings.

Imagine going for an evening swim in Poland’s largest private indoor swimming pool (25 metres), jogging on a treadmill at dawn in a fully equipped gym, or dining on a 400m terrace with sun loungers and a relaxing jacuzzi. This is an everyday reality in Zlota 44. Further relaxation is conveniently offered with massage rooms, a Finnish sauna and a steam room. All of these amenities are available exclusively for the residents of Zlota 44 and their guests. A residential apartment building of this size in the very centre of the city is bringing residents, who were previously driven out by office workers, back to its heart. They are integrating into the soul of the city, filling its streets, cafes and parks and injecting them with a new lease of life and vigour.

Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o Ul Emilii Plater 28, 00-688 Warsaw, Poland t: +48 601 803 604 e: w:

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 G’  is to provide competitive, cost effective and high quality construction services in safe environments which exceed its customers expectations and provide a reasonable return on investment. The company’s awardwinning project Villa Fortuna is a property of exquisite taste, proportion and finishing set in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Bermeja mountains. Here it occupies one of the very best locations in the prized millionaire’s retreat of La Zagaleta. The original property was only the third villa to be built in La Zagaleta, hence its rare and magnificent location. The property was 90% demolished, reconstructed and transformed into a statement of elegance and refinement but with all the benefits of an established position. Transforming an existing property into a signature modern home requires

conceptual skill with regards to the design, organisational and technical expertise from those involved in its construction. Therefore, above all, this singular modern home is the product of a design concept that has brought together some of the finest talents in Marbella. A team was assembled made up of outstanding professionals within their fields of construction, architecture, home technology, interior design and landscaping. The concept was not to create an avantgarde home that looks fantastic in magazines but that would prove impractical and uncomfortable to live in. Instead, Villa Fortuna is a private property where a family can live, entertain and feel truly at home within its walls. It was with this brief in mind that Atlas Group set out to design a luxury living concept that transcends fads and trends and has the credentials to become a modern classic.

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The result is a free-flowing villa, full of light and dramatic perspectives whose treatment of volumes is such that it belies the actual space. Rather than producing an unending succession of Bauhaus-like right angles, the architectural design created a weave of sensual forms that are modern yet without the need for cold regimentation of form. This ability to escape the bonds of straight lines allowed the team to work with the natural shapes and contours of the land and the angled views of the mountains. This created parabolic focal points that offer a diversity of perspectives to enjoy from the stylish living room, terrace, garden and pool deck, bedroom suites, state-of-the-art kitchen and even the indoor pool and spa. The seven-bedroom, six bathroom villa is constructed with super load-bearing concrete girders normally reserved for commercial

buildings. The icing on the cake is the villa’s interiors which feature a hand-picked selection of limited series collection items and custom-made pieces. Each and every room has been given an individual ambience and quality that is matched to its lighting, size and usage. All living spaces are decorated with the finest handmade cabinetry, collectable Italian pieces, decorative elements and artwork. Being subjected to long days exposed to the southern Spanish sun, Atlas Group opted for high-quality matte ceramic tiles that retain the feel of stone, combined with the ease of porcelain with no glare. Additionally, home intelligent systems, touchscreen controls and flatscreen televisions manage to add to, rather than detract from the villa’s overall visually stunning effect.

Atlas Group

Centro Comercial Diana, Bloque No1, Local 17,29688, Estepona, Malaga, Spain t: +34 951272140 f: +34 952897936 e: w:

Highly Commended PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT SPAIN Villa Fortuna by Atlas Group European Property Awards

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- H D was established in 2006. The four main services the company offers include development management, property management, leasing and marketing. Within its first decade, the company has become a key player on the Hungarian real estate development and property investment market with more than half a million square metres developed so far. The types of properties developed by Horizon Development range from office buildings to shopping and logistic centres, industrial parks, showrooms, and luxury residences. Eiffel Palace Office Building in Budapest, Hungary is an award-winning project by the company. It is the first, and so far the only, building in Hungary with both a LEED ‘Gold’ and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. These two important and highly regarded environmental certificates are great accolades to the building’s eco-awareness.

This flagship development combines exquisite architecture, historic restoration, sustainable construction, urbanism, serviceminded and tenant-focused property management and commercial success. Eiffel Palace has an extraordinary 120-year history and is embedded in the eclectic urban fabric of Budapest’s Central Business District. Because of these factors, the building has triple heritage protection: of the Hungarian capital, of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage 5th district and as a unique building with a certificate issued by the National Office of Cultural Heritage. The former editorial office, publishing house and print house of the Hungarian paper ‘Pesti Hírlap’, was designed by the architects Floris Korb and Kalman Giergl based on the ideas of its owners, the Legrady brothers. Construction took just 12 months and the building was completed in 1893. Similarly, the new Eiffel Palace office building was also erected within

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a year and its façade regained its former 19th century character based on original architectural drawings. This 3,000m façade proved to be one of the main challenges (and successes) of the development. It was kept structurally supported during the entire construction phase with a 90-100 ton temporary steel support system. Meanwhile, the entire interior of the original structure was demolished and rebuilt, including the addition of five underground floors that did not previously exist. The new internal structure and superstructure comply with the highest 21st century technical and sustainability standards and were designed by the awardwinning architect Andras Gelesz. Horizon Development made it a top priority to restore the unique architectural and aesthetic details authentically and fit them into the unity of the new building. As well as the façade, the main interior courtyard and the impressive wrought/

cast iron structure of the main stairway – originally designed by Gustav Eiffel’s firm – were all restored to their one-time beauty and reinstalled in their original position. Eiffel Palace is a flagship project of historic and sustainable development in Hungary. However, the building has also worked as a catalyst in beautifying its urban environment. Horizon Development has considered it a related task to refurbish the neighbouring streets by way of new pavements, public benches, planting additional trees and creating new parking areas. From the very beginning of the development, Horizon had a very close collaboration with the 5th district municipality of Budapest, both on the theoretical and practical levels. This has ensured that the plans for the district as a whole and the developer are in sync to point towards a joint, harmonious city development concept from which the entire society may benefit.

Horizon Development 1054 Budapest,

Szemere utca 17. Hungary t: +36 14731209 f: +36 1473 1210 e: w:

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   Nobel Tower, a technologically advanced high-rise commercial building, was prepared by Iron Tower Investment in cooperation with renowned Polish architecture office Studio ADS. The chief architect, Piotr Z. Barełkowski, is a winner of multiple architectural awards. Iron Tower Investment aims to handle all stages of construction projects from initial consultations, through architecture and construction to leasing, sale and project management. Over the last 10 years, the company’s multi-branch team has participated in completing construction projects all over Poland. The client’s brief for the award-winning Nobel Tower was to design a building within a new science and technology park in downtown Poznan. The basic criteria for the design was to meet the demands stipulated for financing investment projects funded by the European Union. These funds came from the Regional

Operational Programme for supporting investment projects related to the Regional Innovation Strategy. Planning regulations issued by the local authorities required that the historic villa and garden located at the front of the plot must be preserved and that the area should accommodate two 55 metre high buildings of up to 13.5 metres wide. The development line also had to be moved back to match that of the existing villa and all car parking provision had to be provided within the plot. The latter was facilitated by incorporating a two-level underground car park with a common drive-in platform for both towers. The development was to be constructed in two stages. Firstly, one high-rise including all related facilities was to be erected with the twin tower’s construction envisaged for the future. Meeting the needs of the science and technology park, Nobel Tower had to include appropriate office space for small and medium

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sized companies; comprehensively furnished Plug&Work offices for start-up companies (socalled ‘business incubators’); open laboratory space for medical companies conducting research and development operations, blood diagnostic laboratories; a day care surgery; and conference centre with catering facilities. Taking inspiration from the structure of smooth muscle cells, the bionic form of the building’s façade conceals massive external walls. These are made of a unique form of concrete slab and so eliminate the need for inside columns. This enhances energy efficiency, ensures the air-tightness of the building and enables open plan interiors for optimum flexibility of leasable space. By adopting the solution of an external shaft connected to the tower by a cargo elevator, the maintenance needs of the laboratories can be easily accessed and carried out. The exposed reinforced concrete ceilings, with a piping system embedded during construction,

serve an additional function as hot or cold water runs through them. TABS, Thermatically Activated Building Structures, constitute the basic heating and cooling system of the building. Thanks to a large storage mass, TABS ensures a stable temperature inside the building. Nobel Tower is designed to offer additional increased comfort for its occupiers while minimalising the use of primal energy. This has been made possible due to hypoallergenic façade ventilation, individual climate control adjustment in every room and opening windows. Dispersed façade ventilation means that fresh air is directly conducted from the outside to inside of the building without any ventilation ducts, while CO detectors in every room also optimise the air exchange. Combined with extensive safety and security measures and the utmost attention to medical sanitary-hygienic standards, Nobel Tower is ideally suited to the stringent requirements of its tenants.

Iron Tower Investment Pawel Wieczorkiewicz Sp. K. / Studio ADS PIOTR Z. BAREŁKOWSKI arch. ul. Mostowa 11/4 Pozna Poland t: +48 61 8580 480 e: w: w:

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   as an architecture and design platform iki design group has been contributing to modern architecture ever since. No matter what the scale and scope, whether urban or rural, iki design’s solutions are conceived to be functional, inspiring and ‘timeless’. The company has won multiple awards for its projects, four of which are highlighted here. Superfire Residences is a three-tower condominium project of 685 units on a former industrial site in Istanbul. Standing on a Y-shaped, 44,992m plot, its design target was to create a new high-rise development in harmony with the surrounding non-urbanised site. The two 30-storey and one 35-storey blocks offer a mixture of lofts and flats targeted at young professionals and families. The client selected the design which offered excellent views towards forests and the

city. By careful positioning of the transparent glass towers, residents will be ensured optimum viewing as well as privacy. The top of the parking podium features a landscaped pool deck and recreation area providing private outdoor spaces. All these factors will help realise these elegant high-rise towers’ aim to become a modern landmark on the skyline. The Stock Exchange Market, Borsa İstanbul, required an institutional design to operate as headquarters for the precious materials and diamonds market. The client’s key notions were ‘transparency and safety’, giving iki the challenge to transfer these values via architecture. Therefore, the architectural design was mainly inspired by an analogy of natural stones and mines. Several arrangements around the main entrance and the gallery bring a vibrant and dynamic feature

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Bursa Culture Park Theater

Cyprus Hotel

by employing texturised elements symbolising the jewels’ multi-faceted surfaces. Bursa Culture Park Theater is a new performance hall catering for multiple functions, amplified music such as rock and jazz, as well as musicals, dance, congresses and banquets. The main requirement stipulated by the client was to create a new open theatre facility which would truly integrate the needs of the community with those of visitors. The design had to exceed all their expectations and instill a thirst for culture that could be experienced by everyone. Therefore, iki has designed the building like a fragile and iconic community meeting point within a protective case. The multipurpose performance structure has been formed like a sturdy cage in a cocoon with a curved volume. The hall consists of two parts, one of which is stable while the other is hydrolic and

mobile. Its estimated audience capacity is 5,053 with a target of hosting hundreds of varied performances each year. The design goal for Cyprus Hotel in Northern Cyprus was to create an integrated architectural solution for the resort hotel, its casino and associated hotel services. These include the landscape design that reflects the hotel’s cultural and local aspects and complement its spectacular setting, surrounded by green and blue. Consisting of 250 five-star rooms and luxury suites, the new six-storey hotel also offers a ballroom, hammam and spa, swimming pools and all-day dining facilities. The inspiration for the architectural design was mainly based on the shore and topography of the site. Overall, the positioning of Cyprus Hotel maximises the stunning sea views from each and every unit.

iki design group

Nisbetiye Mah, Aydin Sok, Da li Apt No / Levent Beşiktaş Istanbul Turkey t: e: w:

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R Renda Helin Design and Interiors Telsizler Mah. Talatpasa cad.

Nef 163 Flats Gultepe, Levent Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 325 34 02

 H D and Interiors is a highly successful architectural and interior design company based in Turkey. The company has won two awards for its project Konforist edu.suites in Istanbul. The girls-only student accommodation offers private space equally suitable for socialising as well as studying. All custom-designed suites are furnished with desks, kitchen niches, bathroom and bed compartments while some include terraces and balconies. They range from single and double units to three and four-bed dormitories, each carefully planned to provide optimum space. Renda Helin’s main goal with their design is to make every student feel at home and comfortable within their living environment.

Great care has also been taken in the design of common areas which include a café, hobby kitchen, study room, cinema, swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, fitness and laundry areas. Positive colours and messages have been incorporated and the waggish names given to all areas (and even the washing machines) turn each one into a unique space or object. The building itself has a semi-detached structure and so its most important part is the front façade. Therefore, its exterior window shutters feature concept colours and are designed to offer shade and privacy. They also transform the façade into an interactive design and bring life to the building, making it instantly recognisable as a place for the young.

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  , Allcon Investment has grown and evolved ever since yet still carefully upholds the main features and values it first adopted. The company has built a solid reputation for the design and construction of buildings meeting both Polish and international construction standards and regulations. Allcon’s award-winning office development Łuycka Plus is in Gdynia in the north of Poland. The project’s goal was to create more office space for the present tenants of Łuycka Office Park as well as opportunities for potential new companies. The building façade has been conceived as an aluminium curtain wall system. This has been developed to maximise natural lighting within the office

spaces. The north façade is fully glazed while the other sides have been given opaque strips to minimise overheating and reduce potential traffic noise. Łuycka Plus has been designed as an open space type office with a central building core. A terrace at the third floor and an entrance arcade on the ground floor form the main features of the building. The entrance area includes reception, office space and technical rooms while floors one, two and three are based on a rectangular plan. Meticulous space planning has provided optimum building depth and facilitates multi-tenant space subdivisions. Built according to the latest technological solutions, the project has resulted in a highly efficient and sustainable development.

Allcon Investment Limited Liability Company Limited Partnership u ycka Str.

Gdynia Poland t: +48 58 660 1998 e: halina.gniadecka w:

Highly Commended OFFICE DEVELOPMENT POLAND u ycka Plus by Allcon Investment European Property Awards

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E Hasan Sozuneri Architecture Baris Mah Yavuz Sk, Platin Apt A,

Blok No 1/1, Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey t: +90 224 453 53 21 - 22 f: +90 224 453 53 23

  , Hasan Sozuneri Architecture specialises in designing buildings in Turkey and internationally. Successfully completed projects include those for tourism, health, industry, sports, commercial and residential purposes. The company was commissioned by ipekis Group, a textile firm that has produced silk for several decades, to design ‘ipekis thermal cure center’. Although Bursa in Turkey, which is on the historic silkroad, has been famous for its thermal waters since Roman times, its existing treatment and tourist facilities had become both old and inadequate. Therefore, as there is a thermal water source right next to its old factory building, ipekis decided to replace it with a modern cure facility.

Sozuneri’s innovative design for the complex is inspired by the way silk is produced by putting the cocoon into boiling water, before unwinding the fibre and twisting it into thread. As the word ipek means silk in Turkish, ipekis thermal cure center perfectly resembles cocoons unfurling in hot water. Due to the historical importance of silk and silk production for both the city and the project’s site, this final design was liked and approved by both the client and authorities. The thermal cure centre has been designed as a business hotel complete with an extensive physiotherapy unit. The state-of-the-art project includes thermal pools, a polyclinic, two accommodation blocks as well as seminar and meeting rooms.

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 I H became the leading independent brokerage and investment banking firm in Turkey soon after its establishment in 1990. The company transformed into an investment portfolio company in late 2004, drawing on its extensive investment banking experience. Van Shopping Mall is a double-award winning project developed by Global in the city of Van in Eastern Anatolia. It has been designed on the basis of the socio-cultural structure and the preferences of the local population and is integrated into the centre of the city. An inviting front entrance with cafes and their terraces on both sides of the façade welcomes pedestrians, while a spacious main

entrance with high ceilings makes a striking first impression. The main gallery area has a wide skylight and escalators enabling vertical circulation within the three floors. Disabled access has been given great consideration throughout the building, as has the maximisation of natural sunlight. The inner design of the mall features more than 95 different units including major anchor stores, small retail shops, restaurants and a food court. A movie theatre complex equipped with the latest technology, children’s entertainment centre, prayer room, baby care and nursing rooms have also been incorporated to ensure all visitors enjoy their experience. Undoubtedly, Van Shopping Mall will breathe new life into the region and also contribute greatly to the city’s economy.

Global Investment Holdings Rihtim Cad. No: 51, Karakoy/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 243 44 50 f: + 90 212 243 81 79 e: w:

Highly Commended RETAIL DEVELOPMENT TURKEY Van Shopping Mall by Global Investment Holdings Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Van Shopping Mall by Global Investment Holdings European Property Awards

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Seventh (7th) Floor Stamford, CT 06901, USA Cemal Gursel Caddesi No: 484/1, Kat: 2 Daire: 5 Baris Asikoglu Apartmani Bostanli, Karsiyaka, Izmir, Turkey

  , Tasarımca Design Office carries out architectural and interior design projects from its offices in Izmir, Turkey and the USA. With each project, the company aims to create modern designs that respect nature and incorporate natural materials. In addition to Tasarımca Design Office’s innovative spirit, quality, comfort and timeless designs form its philosophy. The company’s two award winning projects demonstrate this perfectly. Urla Villa has been designed for a businessman on a varying height plot with fabulous sea views. Its main design focus was to create a villa that was integrated into its natural surroundings without harming the

environment. In order to create a connection to the sea, a glass prism in the living area has been positioned towards it to allow guests to feel they are in the middle of the sea. Overall, the feel of the villa is of a relaxing weekend retreat in which to escape from the stress of the city. Created for a family of five, Sasalı Villa has been designed to allow maximum amounts of sunlight to flow into its living spaces. Tasarımca Design Office’s additional aim was to connect the family via its central living area, kitchen and dining area, while carefully retaining private areas. An olive tree, symbol of the origin of life, also forms a welcoming feature under the sunlight whenever the main door is opened.

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 P  an award-winning interior design concept by Katya Fedorchenko Architectural Bureau. This 500m modern penthouse with a roof terrace provides a 360-degree view over Moscow’s main historical areas. The aim was to create a totally unique living space to suit the client’s aspirations and individual personality. The structure of the space has been specifically designed to meet the client’s practical needs, artistic lifestyle and active social life. This led to the penthouse being divided into two distinct zones: private areas and guest areas – separated by the entrance hall and linked by the common kitchen area. The high level of the client’s demands has enabled the Architectural Bureau to complete an

outstanding project. It incorporates all the very best materials and the most famous products and design objects manufactured by European and American companies and craftsmen. Katya Fedorchenko has designed all the built-in furniture and many interior details which have been completed by Moscow craftsmen. Meeting all the client’s requirements for functional and ergonomic features, the apartment also welcomes his collection of paintings, sculpture and art objects. Exceptional textures and subtle, delicate colours are significant elements in injecting a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere into the client’s vibrant life. It is the sincerity of these textures coupled with the forms of 60’s and 70’s design objects which prove organic to this stunning design project.

Katya Fedorchenko Architectural Bureau Romanov per, 5, Moscow, Russia t: +7 495 234 7707 f: +7 495 234 7707 e: w:

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F Akbati Shopping Mall Koza Mah. 1655, Sok. No: 6, Esenyurt İstanbul Turkey t: +90 212 397 70 70 f: +90 212 397 00 18

  A H in 2005, Akiş REIT offers its expertise in the real estate industry through its strategic business activities. Akbatı Shopping Mall, which is wholly owned by Akiş REIT, was developed in Esenyurt, İstanbul with an investment of approximately $250 million. Akbatı’s design, in which the inner gardens and galleries reflect the quality of contemporary urban life, was designed by the world famous Development Design Group (DDG) from the United States as a shopping mall. Situated on an area of 50,838m, Akbatı includes nearly 200 stores, nine movie theatres, restaurants and a Festival Park with the capacity for 5,000 people hosting major concerts, open air theatre shows and numerous festivals. Restaurants Avenue, which has become a common meeting point for many people with

its elegant cafes and restaurants, is one of the main transit points in Akbati. Situated next to the shopping mall, it is of a distinctive quality and value due to its various trademarks and open air spaces. This major shopping mall has transcended its retail centre role to become a key ‘living centre’ and has built a community in the process. Through a dynamic customer experience initiative, Akbati has created a dozen ‘living platforms’ for targeted shopper segments. These host activities, sales promotions, events and much more to form the basis of a customer relations program that is rivaled by none. Akbatı is not only a shopping mall but also a Shopping and Life Center. According to the life center concept, Akbatı creates different types of living spaces in the mall.


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  , Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has completed over 250 building and planning projects in more than 100 cities across North America and around the world. Torre Espacio is an awardwinning example, located on an exceptionally privileged site in Madrid, Spain. The project consists of 43 office floors, two corporate floors at the top, three floors of commercial spaces at the base and six levels of underground parking. Besides providing efficient and attractive office space, Torre Espacio is designed to energise the street level as well as animate Madrid’s skyline. Its design evolves from a square plan at its base to a gently curved lozenge, shaped by the intersection of two quarter-circles, at

its crown. These intersecting curved surfaces are necessarily composed of many separate panels that must be individually fabricated and assembled. Hence there was a need to discover a geometric order that could facilitate the desired evolution from square to quarter-circle. The solution was to subdivide the building section into 44 horizontal layers and then subdivide each quarter-circle of the plan into an equal number of radial segments. The intersections of successive layers in section with successive segments in plan define points along a vertical curve. This gives the resulting tower its visually appealing sense of energy, almost as if it were a living organism that had sprung from the earth on which it stands.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects 88 Pine Street,

New York, NY 10005, USA t: +1 212-872-4000 f: +1 212-872-5443 e: w:

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE SPAIN Torre Espacio by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects European Property Awards

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Ayazaga Mah Kemerburgaz Cad No:1/A Sarıyer Istanbul Turkey t: +90 444 5335 f: +90 212 289 5335

   , horizontally large, mixed-use project in Turkey. It has been developed by Artas, Aydınlı and Invest and successfully combines all functions required for 21st century living. The heavily-invested architecture of the project has been designed by Iki Design, Turkey’s award-winning architects, and SOM Architecture, an American firm with world-famous projects bearing its signature. Composed of three different stages: Terrace, Boulevard and Park, Vadistanbul will include 2,500 residences, a shopping centre of 108,000m, 760 metre long shopping street featuring several world famous brands, 300,000m fully-equipped office area and

a five-star hotel of 24,000m. In addition, 212,000m of land is left for use as public parks, roads and recreation areas. Vadistanbul will be the new city centre of Istanbul with 1,350,000m of total built up area and 35,000 residents working and living within it. Developed on a previous industrial area, it is in a prime location next to a ring road. This area was previously on the outskirts of Istanbul but is now at the centre of the city with direct access to every part. Located right next to the conjunction of three ring roads, Vadistanbul is also connected to the main metro system by a 935 metre high-rail which has been constructed by the developers. This high-rail connection will be the first private metro in the whole of Istanbul and provides further ease of access.

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   pedigree reaching back to 1993, Rose Group is a leading development and investment company operating in Moscow and the surrounding environs, with a particular emphasis on residential projects. Microgorod V lesu – meaning a microcity in the woods – exemplifies modern community-led living, situated on the northwestern outskirts of Moscow. Its location close to both a protected natural forest and to direct transport links for the city allows a meeting of urban and rural lifestyles. Built in phases, this is a balanced and fully self sufficient residential neighbourhood with a variety of fitted-out yet affordable apartments and many public facilities including schooling at all age levels, convenience stores and street-level retail.

Future phases will feature a pedestrian boulevard and additional schooling to cater for the growing population. Ultimately, the project will provide accommodation for over 35,000 people in 1.5 million square meters of housing across a total area of 100 hectares. Local identity created by individual façade designs of core apartment sections in each block. This creates an appearance of different buildings adjacent to each other. The familyorientated housing has entailed a focus on child-friendly features, with vehicle-free courtyards, ample play and sports areas, and apartment designs catering to the needs of childcare. The scope of this project means that while buyers have already occupied properties in the first phase, construction of the second phase is anticipated to be completed in early 2017.

Rose Group

119034 Korobeynikov lane, 1, Moscow, Russia t: +7 495 933 61 80 f: +7 495 252 05 86 e: w:

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R Nicolas Duchateau Architecture d’intérieur 7bd Princesse Grace de Monaco, 06230 Villefranche sur Mer, France t: +33 6 74 05 11 05 f: +33 6 4 93 01 97 48

  V sur Mer, France to a family of hoteliers, Nicolas Duchateau discovered his passion for interior design while helping renovate the rooms of a luxury establishment. At a glance, he can assess the potential of a location offering unimagined solutions that perfectly suit it and the client’s personality with ingenious use of space, light, style and furnishings. Acting as both designer and director, Nicolas follows each project through from start to finish. This is exactly what he did when commissioned by a young couple who had fallen in love with Villefranche sur Mer. They had purchased four completely dilapidated maids’ rooms of 100m within a typical local building. The brief given was short –

minimalist, neutral, bright, spacious, ease of care. Inspired by reality TV shows, the couple only wanted to see the project when it was completed. As the rooms were directly under the roof, Nicolas aimed to give each one either a sea or sky view. During the demolition process of uniting the four subdivided maids’ rooms, he realised there was a ventilation canopy. This became a fabulous skylight, flooding the apartment with natural light. Meeting the brief entirely, the space is completely optimised by invisible storage space and sliding doors giving a wonderful impression of fluidity and minimalist volume. Unpretentious and welcoming, the apartment is also full of stunning design surprises.

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 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT FRANCE Villefranche sur Mer 2010 by Nicolas Duchateau 52

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 I is a design studio specialising in luxury interior design projects and renovations for residential and commercial. The company offers customised solutions with great attention to detail. It often collaborates with architects to bring a unique and sophisticated elegance and also to choose the most important materials. Divided into two floors, this 350m, awardwinning property’s structure is divided by two distinct guidelines. One stretches the entire length of the layout while the other is central, developing vertically and creating an almost unexpected volume of space. Huge windows overlook the surrounding landscape and also define the vertical line of the house. They allow

natural sunlight to enter into a large amount of the living space, enabling Martinuzzi to use materials and colours in dark tones without affecting the puristic atmosphere requested by the client. Some of the walls have been painted in a dark shade of grey combined with a neutral light tone for the lower ceilings. This combination with dark furniture and accessories creates a luxurious look crowned by penetrating rays of light right through until sunset. Light fittings have also been chosen to work in perfect harmony with the colours of the interiors. The use of soft, natural materials for the fabrics soften both the furnishing forms and the dark colour palette, resulting in interiors of a discreet and timeless elegance.

Martinuzzi Interiors Manessestrasse 10, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland t: +41 43 317 94 91 f: +41 43 317 94 92 e: w:

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SWITZERLAND Sky Blue, Dottikon by Martinuzzi Interiors European Property Awards

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 D I was founded by architect Mirosław Nizio in 2002. The company is renowned for public space projects such as museums and exhibitions (i.e. The Core Exhibition in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw) and renovations. It has also completed interior design projects for offices, industrial and recreational facilities and private residences. Zoom Natury Recreational Park in Janów Lubelski is the first interactive scientific and recreational centre in Poland dedicated to the environment and ecology. Its six facilities including modern laboratories and multimedia exhibitions were designed by Nizio Design International. This involved the creation of a modern facility on 10 hectares with buildings designed so as not to dominate the environment. Innovatively, they give

the impression of being embedded in and integrated with the extraordinary natural landscape surrounding the waters of the bay. The Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Wałbrzych aims to revive the cultural and social life of the region and become its trademark. It covers four hectares of land and 16 former coal mine buildings that have been given a new shape, purpose and function by Nizio Design International. The brief was to create a complex with educational, cultural and entertainment functions. These technical monuments of the industrial past were to be accompanied by the most modern tools for the creation and presentation of new artistic values. This was successfully achieved through studying historical documents, analysing old plans and thoroughly examining the buildings’ physical condition.

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 G GH was originally established in 1992 in East Berlin, Germany as a buying, financing and leasing broker. Since 2009, its project development division has filled a gap within the real estate market by specialising in the development of locations, buildings and properties with hitherto unrecognised potential or that were previously deemed unfeasible. Moritz Gruppe’s specialist team independently supervises a wide range of projects acting as a service provider for third parties or for its own projects. From conception to planning approval, together with their architectural ideas, designs, construction costings and marketing approach, to the successful implementation of the marketing strategy and building process, the project

development division is a recognised fullservice provider in both the national and international real estate market. THE:SQUARE3 in Berlin is a perfect, multi-award winning example of one of Moritz Gruppe’s projects. The intention with this striking mixed-use development is to create awareness for future urban spaces in order to achieve a new and great Berlin. This exciting €450 million, 151,225m2 project symbolises its diversity of uses through its architecture; three feature towers denote the winners’ podium of gold, silver and bronze and are complemented by a highly contemporary residential complex. THE:SQUARE3 has been designed to lead the way in creating a city full of life, nature and sports, thus building a colourful, active and dynamic urban society.

Moritz Gruppe GmbH Palisadenstraße 40,

10243 Berlin, Germany 2-4 Melior Place, London SE1 3QP, United Kingdom t: +49 (0)30 422 681 11 f: +49 30 42 26 81 17 e: w:


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PINAR Logistics Center


GAD Architecture Tesvikiye Cad,

Gunes Apt No 3b D2, 34365 Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 327 5400

Kundu Villas

 A D (GAD) is one of the most innovative architecture practices in Turkey and is a leader in research and concept design since 1994. Based in Istanbul and New York the practice has gained an international reputation and has received over 30 awards. Kundu Villas, an award winning project, is an impressive residential development 20 kilometres from Antalya. It includes four large, 22 medium and 12 small residential units. Each unit has its own car park and is linked to public transport via underground connections. The project combines sustainable design and build principles by sourcing only locally available materials. The north-south orientation maximises the use of sunlight as each dwelling is fitted with photo-voltaic panels that produce energy. Carefully positioned openings take

advantage of the natural daylight and also aid in cross ventilation. The exterior cladding acts as a shell that regulates climatic conditions and improves interior lighting. Yasar Holding Pinar Logistics centre, located in the Esenyurt district in Istanbul is another award winning project by GAD. This second-generation logistic centre has a total area of 25,633m. The centre combines management, offices and storage departments all under one roof and so required an interactive design. By utilising a second-skin facade, energy loss has been reduced. The one meter void between the two facades also allows the air-conditiong system to be concealed, provides space for green planting and controls the flow of daylight. Natural ventilation of the office area is generated by landscaped inner courtyards with automatic roof skylight systems.

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 C P Residence in Istanbul Turkey is an award-winning project by the renowned architect and interior designer Orkun Indere. The 20 yearold American-style property at Kemer Golf & Country Club has been transformed into a ‘modern Baroque’ style contemporary home for a couple with three children. Based on two acres of land, the 900m house includes a basement, entrance floor, upper floor and an attic. The client’s brief requested a spectacular and splendid design, mixing classical effects with contemporary materials and the latest technology. In view of this, traditional elements such as handcrafted wood, damask textured wallpapers, well shaped parquet work, detailed ironworks,

gigantic interior domes and marble have been incorporated into the design. One of the major changes to the layout was to remove the employees’ area on the basement floor with a separate staircase entrance from the outside. This area has been added to the interior plan with a wooden and glass conservatory together with a secondary staircase for the residents to have direct access downstairs into the cinema room. This means that the house now has two staircases, one crosses the whole building from the upper levels down to the basement while the other leads to the new employee area beneath the kitchen. The previous indoor garage area has also been transformed into a stylish guest room with en suite bathroom.

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  , Tozun Interior Design Studio provides interior, architecture and design services across both residential and commercial projects in Istanbul and beyond. Tozun’s design of a 20th floor private apartment in Onaltidokuz Residences, Istanbul, represents the client’s requested merging of two of the company’s concepts for the project – a modern theme for the living areas and a contemporary-classic approach to the bedrooms. To soften the transition, gentle beige and off-white colour is used throughout the residence, together with golden accents, walnut veneers and a silky matt finish. Contemporary artworks by renowned Turkish artist Rasin Berk add value and striking visual features. Particularly unusual elements

include the use of prestigious salmon leather and selective application of highly reflective mirror tiles. For the showhome at Novacity, Tozun was contracted to provide three different apartment plans for use in marketing materials, of which one went on to be realised for the sample apartment. The aim was to create a lived-in mix and match ambience reminiscent of a home that the residents have furnished over time, rather than one overall contiguous design that could look artificial. The showhome needed to appeal to families with children, so striking and playful bedrooms for girls and boys were incorporated with bright colours and artistic murals. Feedback from buyers visiting the show apartment proved to be extremely good.

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 R E has its origins in Nuremberg dating back to 1936 and has been run by three consecutive generations of the Sauer family to date. Over the years, the company has greatly expanded and now has offices in Germany, Spain, Switzerland and England. Villa Gioia is Sauer Real Estate’s awardwinning new development in Brissago, in the Canton of Ticcino, Southern Switzerland. The property is located close to Ascona, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious cities, and consists of six luxurious apartments, all with breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore. However, building in such a prime position did not come without its problems. Due to the steep topography of the terrain, many materials

had to be flown in by helicopter as it was impossible for large trucks to access the site. This challenge conquered, Villa Gioja’s apartments were built to the highest specifications and range from 200m2 to 400m2 including spacious terraces. A beautiful infinity pool with surrounding sundeck adds to the residents’ amenities. Due to the property’s superb location, the architectural design has naturally put a lot of emphasis on capturing the fabulous view to best effect. Therefore, the apartments feature large window openings surrounded by special ‘sky frames’ to keep frame widths to the bare minimum. Villa Gioja was completed in June, 2014 and all six apartments were sold to discerning buyers.

Sauer Real Estate AG Viale Verbano 7, 6602 Locarno, Switzerland t: +41 91 780 99 66 e: w:

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SWITZERLAND Villa Gioia by Sauer Real Estate European Property Awards

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P Kern-Design Interior Design and Architecture Walter-Kolb-Str. 9-11

60594 Frankfurt am Main Germany t: +49 69 789 54 33; +49 69 780 78 679 f: +49 69 789 54 83

   and lighting designer Norbert E. Kern and interior designer Sabine Kober, KernDesign is a highly accomplished interiors and architecture firm with extensive experience across residential and commercial projects. Linked to the Kaiserhof Hotel, Gabriel’s is a gourmet restaurant located in an adjacent commercial space. This post-war building, with a low ceiling typical of the time, long thin shape, and just two small windows, presented a range of challenges to the designers in creating a luxurious eatery with appeal to sophisticated diners. What had the potential to be a dark and unwelcoming space has been transformed using golden and pale shades matched with remote-controlled coloured lighting

systems to generate effects ranging from simulations of daylight to the impression of sunset in the evening. Textures used across the seating and wall panelling help to pick up the lighting design. A striking glass mosaic of the archangel Gabriel’s countenance greets guests, while a cloud-like bar counter creates an angelic ambience. Bespoke lighting features continue this regal air, while careful consideration of the layout serves to guide customers through the room and create a feeling of spaciousness. It is this ability to turn an initially unpromising space into something striking, unexpected and glamorous that points towards the skill of Kern-Design. The result is a luxurious and welcoming restaurant that exceeded the expectations of the clients.

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   award-winning shopping and entertainment centre being created near the centre of Łódź in Poland. Combining modern architecture and the latest technology with traditional elements reminiscent of old Łódź factories, it will be user friendly for visitors and lessees as well as the environment. In order to revive the spirit of one of these factories formerly on Sukcesja’s site, the investor has restored a brick wall along the main, front façade of the building. This also ensures coherence with the city’s industrial architecture. This brick façade has been complemented by a glass frontage and characteristic openwork ‘lace’, an element strongly referring to Łódź traditions of fashion and design.

Sukcesja will feature over 114,000m of usable area with around 46,000m of rental area occupied by a shopping mall, entertainment and relaxation zone with a nine-room multiplex, bowling alley and fitness club plus a car park with over 1,000 spaces. The architect and the investor – Fabryka Biznesu, have put great emphasis on providing maximum amounts of sunlight throughout the development. Designed in the form of a loop of rectangular buildings with slightly rounded corners, this provides good visibility between the storeys. The investor has also ensured that the area around Sukcesja is attractively arranged. There will be ample greenery, a seasonal gastronomic zone with gardens and an expansive terrace with city views in the entertainment and recreation zone.

Fabryka Biznesu Sp. z o.o. Piotrkowska


Poland t: +48 42 634 37 83 f: +48 42 634 37 83 e: w:

Highly Commended RETAIL DEVELOPMENT POLAND Sukcesja Shopping & Entertainment Centre by Fabryka Biznesu Sp. z.o.o. European Property Awards

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S CO Architecture

ener Kalamış Caddesi K rfez apt. no Kalamış Kadık y Istanbul Turkey t:


   architecture and decoration of commercial, retail, residential and leisure projects, CO Architecture brings 18 years of experience to their sector. This experience proved ideal for an unusual collaboration with OT, a national humorous magazine based in Turkey that has diversified into cafés aimed at their readership. The distinctive style and culture of the OT implicitly gave CO Architecture the grounding for their design which has adapted the colours and motifs of the two-dimensional magazine to a tangible three-dimensional interior space. Taking catchphrases, typography, illustration and consistent elements from the magazine, CO Architecture applied these to walls, windows, panels, artwork and furniture

throughout the café, using custom built elements. This eye for detail extended to the uniforms for the waiters and kitchen staff. The interior incorporates exposed brickwork, tactile wooden flooring and recurring vertical rebar cage-like features, instilling a sense of history and groundedness to the space. Mirrored panels serve to open up the more enclosed areas. A welcoming combination of standalone and banquette seating encourages socialisation and conversation, promoting the ideals of OT magazine. Integrated bookshelves create a library to enhance the cultural philosophy of the publication. The results speak for themselves; within an hour of first opening, every seat was taken and a long queue stretched outside – a testament to the design’s success.

f: e: pro e w: Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR TURKEY OT Cafe by CO Architecture 64

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  , Girasol Homes has earned a respected global reputation as the largest professional property finding company in Spain, and a market leader in other key sunshine property markets such as Portugal. The company aims to make the whole property purchasing process stress-free by functioning as specialist independent property finders. Girasol Homes accesses all the most respected real estate agents in the areas it covers to offer many times the size of an average agent’s portfolio. All clients need do is advise Girasol Homes of what they are seeking and the company’s expert multi-lingual, local staff will take care of the entire purchasing process. Clients may view a large and varied selection of executive

properties via the company’s award-winning website before registering details of where and what would suit them best. Girasol Homes is committed to going the extra mile to ensure the most discerning of clients find the very best property through exemplary levels of discreet customer service. After opening three offices in Spain between 2014-2015, the company has now launched Girasol Bespoke. This specialist division helps its clients wanting a new property built to find their ideal plot and assists them to design and develop their personal dream home of superior quality in prime locations. Girasol Bespoke’s designers work closely with each client to offer a one-to-one service from start to finish. Projects are available to inspect all across Spain and particularly in the South Eastern corner.

Girasol Homes Ltd,

lu ury offices in Southern Spain t: +44 843 886 0977 e: info w:

Highly Commended PROPERTY CONSULTANCY WEBSITE SPAIN by Girasol Homes European Property Awards

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T Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects Koningin Astridlaan 25/4, 8200 Brugge Belgium

  ‘ ’ often reminds people of what it typically represents. This residence, however, was designed for a single man who refused to settle for a mediocre design and wanted to show what a bachelor pad really can represent. He teamed up with Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects to perfect a minimalist approach to a masculine design. The house is designed as a collective space with the main purpose of facilitating the bachelor’s daily activities, which includes the basic daily functionalities but mostly concentrates on social happenings. This bachelor pad has to become a symbol for the modern cosmopolitan male, as it reflects

the owner’s awareness of culture, arts and architecture; while at the same time it acts as a lure for extravagance and social interaction. One the ground level, the house embodies a horizontal concrete volume, holding both interior and exterior space. The whole volume is completely opened up towards the back of the terrain, overlooking a river. Mobile wooden panels allow partial closure for more privacy towards the river if needed. The second level holds the bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom is connected with a private terrace with Jacuzzi. The basement incorporates space to display several cars, a bar and cinema area.

t: +32 50 388 822 f: +32 50 392 314 e: w: Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE BELGIUM Villa VDB by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects 68

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EL BLU  was founded by the architects Clairy Nitsa and Vasilis Christodoulou. Over the years, the company has successfully carried out the development of a significant number of hotels and private residences. Its services include architectural studies, interior design and decoration, technical consulting and project management. ISTION club & spa in Chalkidiki, Greece features an award-winning design by DEL BLU architetti. Its owners commissioned the company to undertake this project involving a five-star hotel complex in the adjacent plot to their existing four-star operation. The approved design was one which turned the highly elongated plot into an advantage and differentiated the hotel complex

aesthetically and volumetrically from its surroundings. DEL BLU’s solution is reminiscent of the locality with its trekking routes, alleys and paths that characterise Greek and indeed most Mediterranean villages. An internal pedestrian pathway accesses all facilities while the diagonal layout of the buildings ensures a better orientation and view of the sea and sunset. This positioning also enhances the idea of dialogue and interaction between the individual buildings and the whole with its surrounding natural environment. The seven central buildings all have a different appearance, however the overall image projected by the layout and facade is uniform and harmonious. This is due to the common architectural elements that are invariably combined within each building.

DEL BLU architetti 20 Davaki str. – Panorama,

55236 Thessaloniki, Greece t: +30 2310 341539 e: w:

Highly Commended HOTEL ARCHITECTURE GREECE ISTION club & spa by DEL BLU architetti European Property Awards

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E Propana Group

Local 18, Centro de Negocios Puerta de Banus, Marbella, Malaga 29660, Spain t: +34 951 403 774

 M R is an awardwinning development by the Propana Group, a multi faceted real estate company specialising in real estate sales, marketing and development. The project consists of three bespoke villas in a secure gated micro community in an extremely exclusive area just outside Marbella and Puerto Banus in Spain. Its plot was once the location of El Madronal’s tennis club and is unique in its own right, being the only completely flat plot in the entire area. Residence One in particular is very special; being four metres higher than the other two residences, it boasts breathtaking views of the sea and Puerto Banus. Quality and exclusivity are at the forefront of this project

and so Propana has developed a close working relationship with the architect, Crest Group International, to ensure that every client’s need is considered. FOC Design has also been heavily involved in the meticulous interior design process. The resulting cutting-edge villa will have a light and bright feel with open plan layouts, generous proportions and plenty of glass affording an abundance of natural sunlight. With a wide selection of colours, styles and materials, this stunning property will be tailor-made to the client’s exact needs, desires and specifications, including bespoke kitchen and bathroom designs and fittings. Additional features such as a gymnasium, indoor spa, infinity pool and padel tennis courts are also offered.

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   New York, P&T Interiors works on residential commissions on an international scale – a testament to their reputation and skills. The company’s focus on close relationships with clients allows a boutique and highly personal approach. “The Tower” in Luxembourg is an adaptation of four historic 250-year old landmark buildings into contemporary spaces that retain a farmhouse feel without the small utilitarian rooms typical of agricultural residences. This involved the creation of grand public areas in the tall main building together with a series of guest suites in separate buildings. While external elements remained generally unaltered, construction of a sculptural staircase ascending the tower created a flowing

passageway that unified the space while maintaining minimalism. A particular quirk required by the clients was a caged area for their beloved parrot – P&T integrated this into the central public room of the tower, creating a tall aviary feature. Custom wallpaper prints of tin tiles contrast with the polished concrete walls and wooden flooring to retain a rustic feel in the otherwise modern design. A similar approach was taken with furniture and textiles, using rougher and worn stylings in the public spaces that turn into softer but bolder fabrics in private bedrooms. The majestic but potentially overwhelming height of the larger rooms is ameliorated by the use of many lower-hanging pendant lights which serve to create a more intimate feel whilst generating vertical focus for the viewer.

P&T Interiors

1201 Broadway, Suite 511 New York, NY 10001, United States of America t: +1 212 679 4125 f: +1 212 679 4124 e: w:

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE LUXEMBOURG The Tower by P&T Interiors LLC European Property Awards

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iq Architecture Studio 105120 Design Centre Artplay, B . Office

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Niznaya Siromatnicheskaya st 10, Russia

  n held by the architectural department of Moscow to design Polezaevskaya Shopping Mall was won by iq Architecture Studio. The architectural concept was approved by both Russian and international architects, urban specialists and the client. The main idea was to increase the gathering space at the main entrance by opening up the volume, letting the public plaza inside and bringing valuable for this area sunlight deep inside the volume. Fully understanding the site, city and needs of the clients, the design is economically sensible, relatively cheap and easy to construct. The facade panels are six metres high, as are the floors, so only have to be fixed at top and bottom. They are made of doublesided material, thus providing both interior and exterior solutions. Additionally, the

implementation of media screens in its composition eliminate the need for a large number of exterior advertising structures. As the surrounding buildings are typical panel mass production housing of the 80s with a few older, non-heritage buildings, architects did not follow any vernacular style. Instead, considering the needs of the site, its viewing axis and compositional issues, the architectural design seeks to create a contrast with a fresh, dynamic, yet friendly volume. Façade metal panels are ‘pearl’ finish. These reflect the colours of the sky and change with the environment during the day. To bring more dynamics in, turning lamels were introduced to smooth the transition from solid faced to glazing. During the night computer controlled LED lights hidden between these lamels are turning the whole volume into a single media organism.

t: e: w: Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE RUSSIA Polezaevskaya Shopping Mall by Eric Valeev; iq Architecture Studio 72

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 ’  and newest neighbourhood, Piyalepaşa İstanbul will be built by Polat in the heart of Beyoğlu with an investment amounting to $800m. It is the largest urban regeneration project yet to be realised by a private investor in Turkey and will be built on a prime plot covering 82,000m of central Istanbul. The project consists of offices, a hotel, an open, 550 metre long shopping street and residential housing. These units include 760 flats and 190 residences of various sizes and types ranging from 55m to 207m and from studios to 4+1 flats. The most striking feature of the project, which incorporates influences of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture, will be the revival

of the ‘neighbourhood culture’ that every metropolitan community longs for. Rather than high-rise buildings, the design of Piyalepaşa İstanbul differentiates itself with architecture favouring a lower, horizontal silhouette designed by iki design group. With its distinctive cascade façades, large eaves, bay windows, decorative pools and system of inner courtyards, it has been designed in harmony with the historical texture of the district. Piyalepaşa İstanbul has 48% of its total area devoted to green spaces, providing a relaxing lifestyle. There will also be 3,500m of social facilities for residents including a fitness room, an indoor basketball court, adult and kids’ indoor pools, a sauna and steam room and a spa.

Piyalepaşa İstanbul Real Estate

B y kdere cad. Polat İş Hanı No


Mediciyek y/ İstanbul Turkey t: t: e: info w:

Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Piyalepaşa İstanbul by iki design group European Property Awards

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S Studioforma Architects Head Office

Kernstrasse 37 Zurich Switzerland t: +41 44 296 18 71

    architecture and design company with representative offices in Zurich, Paris and Hamburg. Specialised in developing and implementing high-end solutions in architecture and interior design, the company is responsible for projects in some of the most prestigious residential areas. The showrooms of Italian luxury fashion designer brands such as Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada are splendidly styled and were the main source of inspiration for a complete makeover of this apartment located on Lake Zurich. The client’s first wish was to replace only the old sofa in his reception room but he then quickly decided on a complete change of the interior. Customised finishes and furnishing

were Studioforma’s award-winning solution in order to reenergise the atmosphere and underline his affection for Italian design aesthetics. More than 600m of superb dark rosewood panels the wall of the 250m apartment. The 300 year-old rosewood has been polished seven times and coated with a vintage car finish technique by an Italian old-timer restoration workshop. This treatment gives the noble old rosewood a high-grade finish and a three-dimensional depth. Another request from the client called for a room divider, also made of rosewood, leading from entrance area to living room area. To pay tribute to his passion for flying, the partition was designed with movable slats reminiscent of aircraft wings.

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 E M is the largest and the most trusted real estate brand in Montenegro, and an exclusive associate of Savills in the region since 2004. The company, with offices in the heart of Kotor Old Town, representation in Croatia and throughout the Savills global network, is respected and renowned as the industry trailblazer for innovation and customer excellence. As an example, Dream Estates was the first company in Montenegro that eliminated the fee traditionally paid by buyers – now sellers pay a transparent structured fee. An experienced multilingual team of property experts has a proven and consistent track record of success that includes over 500 successful property sales to date to satisfied international buyers. For larger projects, the company collaborates with clients to design and implement a tailored, full-service marketing strategy, utilising their relationships with traditional and new media

outlets – bringing together the most clever ideas to sell property. Regarding itself as a lifestyle company, Dream Estates is committed to informing and connecting with clients. A new website launched recently aims to be the best real estate website in Europe in terms of look, ease of use and innovative elements. The company’s consultancy division is the only such company in Montenegro and renowned for providing insight and interpretation on real estate market fundamentals, dynamics and trends: from leading real-time market research services, project feasibility analysis studies, design consultancy, development management and sourcing and securing hotel operators. The whole process is driven by innovative, top quality market intelligence tailored to individual needs. Dream Estates Montenegro has provided its services to practically all of the large investors already in Montenegro and to Government and banking institutions.

Dream Estates Montenegro (Montenegro Investment Services doo), Stari grad 321, 85330 Kotor Montenegro t: +382 (0)32 304 788 f: +382 (0)32 304 789 e: w:

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE MONTENEGRO by Dream Estates Montenegro Highly Commended PROPERTY CONSULTANCY MONTENEGRO Dream Estates Montenegro Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY MONTENEGRO Dream Estates Montenegro European Property Awards

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BEST RETAIL INTERIOR TURKEY Seba Real Estate Sales Office by Koray Yavuzer Mimarlik

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KY A  E  founded in 1975 and specialises in carrying out intensive academic research prior to applying its findings to create impressive architectural designs. Konya Necmettin Erbakan University Campus Project is a prime example of the company’s prowess in its field. Named after a former prime minister, the university was established in Konya, the capital city of the Seljuk Empire, in 2010. Enrolment numbers rose rapidly to 93,000 students, leading the university’s management to decide to build a modern educational campus in 2013. The management’s brief required that Seljukid architecture should be referred to in its design and that, due to the urgent need of new space, construction

would be phased, starting with the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. The overall vision for the campus was to consider the complex not solely as an educational building but also as an integral part of the social and cultural life of the city. Therefore, to achieve the adherence and sustainability of social and cultural interface, the planning of the university is configured around a central spine or alley. Designed on the highest point of the site, this alley connects the east hill and the west valley to minimise the topographic differences. Moreover, it provides beautiful scenery towards the historic city centre. All faculty buildings are oriented either towards the west or east scenery and located around designated pedestrian walkways.

NKY Architects & Engineers

Yukari Ovecler Mahallesi 1065. Cadde No: 49 Cankaya – Ankara, Turkey t: +90532260 6302 e: w:

Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Konya Necmettin Erbakan University by NKY Architects & Engineers European Property Awards

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A Anadolu Real Estate Investments Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mah.

Balkan Cad. No:58 Buyaka E Blok, Umraniye, 34771 Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 850 393 40 00

ND   developed by Anadolu Real Estate Investments, a 100% subsidiary of Anadolu Group, which is one of the significant groups in Turkey. AND is a timeless, multi-award winning office project with its own distinctive ‘spirit’. A ghost building on the project’s construction area that was unused for more than 20 years, has been regenerated and brought back to life. The concept of this new project has been created not only by the developer but also by potential tenants, real estate agents and property managers, all of which can be assumed to be the real ‘owners’ of the building. Various consultants have provided a detailed brief about what the users’ needs are and an additional professional survey has been sent to more than 400 office users asking for their opinions and requirements for a workplace.

As a consequence of these inputs; ‘efficiency’, ‘flexibility’ and ‘sustainability’ became the keywords for architectural design. Floor-plate dimensions are created carefully to provide optimum efficiency as well as flexibility. LEED Platinum pre-certification, proves AND’s priority for sustainability. ‘Urban Plaza’ forms the heart and soul of the project and encases the spirit and characteristics of AND. AND offers an urban experience to its users and neighbourhood. Despite all the sophisticated technological nature and complex infrastructure of a modern office building, AND offers a dialogue with its surroundings. By successfully using its architectural language and urban positioning, AND adds value to Istanbul and its citizens by bringing this long time inactive area into reuse.

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  , FM is a privately owned real estate company with an impeccable reputation offering a wide array of properties to a very international clientele. FM is a brand with unique valuable local knowledge and appreciation. The focus of service, for property owners, purchasers and renters alike, is based on transparency and honesty, with unquestionable passion that converts the most needy purchaser into a happy property owner in the Mediterranean. With nearly 2,000 properties on their books, one can choose between seaside or golf apartments to stunning sea view or frontline villas, brand new projects coming-up or country residences with well-established gardens and colourful Bougainvillea. For First Mallorca, Mallorca comes FIRST and this

builds the synergy with its customers who have already chosen Mallorca as the best place for their investment in lifestyle. The whole of Europe is attracted by the island as much as Americans, Chinese and South American buyers whose questions are answered in their own language by the highly motivated team of 40 professionals. While First Mallorca is very much a results driven agency, these results do not come at the cost of honesty, integrity, exceptional service and customer care. The company continuously looks ahead to develop new ways to shape the industry of the future and always exceed its customers’ expectations. By exploring new ideas and technology, First Mallorca aims to make the selling and buying of real estate faster, less costly, and ultimately easier.

First Mallorca SL

Head Office Avda. Tom s Blanes Costa d en Blanes above Puerto Portals Mallorca Spain t: e: info w:

Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE SPAIN by irst Mallorca European Property Awards

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Ramada Hotel & Suites, Adana

T margo interior & product design

Bagdat Cad Kordere Sok No 12, Daire: 2, Kiziltoprak, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 216 417 2816 e: w: Ramada Hotel & Suites, Adana

 Iı is an interior and product designer and also the cofounder of margo interior & product design. Since 2000, she and her team have successfully completed many residential, retail, restaurant and hotel projects. Tanya uses the contrast of old and new, dark and light, modern and traditional to combine raw and natural materials in stunning, new contexts. The company was commissioned to create the interiors for Ramada Hotel & Suites, Adana, Turkey. Tanya began by visiting other 5-star hotels in the region to understand the needs and demands of the guests fully. Because Adana is a Mediterranean city, the chosen design enables guests to feel the effects of

natural sunlight during the day and the sky at night in the interior. The reflections and warmth of the sun’s rays are absorbed through the frame of the atrium, while 41 paper lanterns made from recycled and hardened paper hang from variable cable lengths. Suspended under the sky roof on a steel bar, they are dramatically effective whether switched on or off. Spiral spheres create a striking entrance to the hotel and, instead of perpendicular and sharp furniture, smooth and round corners create soft, fluid lines. The bright and warm colours of orange and lime were chosen to relate to the image of Adana which, supported by natural wood, forms a contemporary and timeless environment.

t: +90 322 455 05 05

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M Mı D is a multidisciplinary design consultancy, architecture and interior design company based in Istanbul. Operating across Turkey, its design team comes from a broad range of backgrounds. This enables the company to operate effectively across the design and interiors of luxury houses, mansions, hotels, commercial, social and sports buildings. Bosphorous Loft is an award-winning interior design project by Sia&Moore Mimarlık Dekorasyon. The client’s preference was for a classical style that would prove both elegant and highly luxurious. As the property was intended for VIPs, its design had to be appropriate – rich, beautiful and extremely comfortable. Sia & Moore’s design solution was to create

a harmonious interior with bright, vibrant colours, lots of interesting accessories and décor. Every detail about this home is truly luxurious and unique. Gold features strongly as it is visually alluring and conveys status and wealth. For example, it brings richness to heavy velvet or damask curtains by the addition of golden passementerie and lavish gold thread tiebacks. Gilded ornate or plain gold picture frames are also often used to illuminate the colours in a painting and draw the eye to the subject. This same concept has been used to great effect, bringing attention to particular aspect of a room or its furnishings. Classic luxury paired with natural design elements have resulted in a stylish, yet ultimately cosy, retreat.

Sia&Moore Mimarlık Dekorasyon Caddebostan Mah Bagdat, Cad No 317 - 7 Erenkoy, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 216 688 55 10 f: +90 216 688 55 11 e: w:

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT TURKEY Bosphorus Loft by Sia & Moore Architecture Interior Design European Property Awards

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BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ROMANIA Studio Hermes by Corvin Cristian Studio

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HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT TURKEY Akplaza Commercial Center by Manco Architects

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 P  Austria’s top luxury real estate brokerage and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The company offers expert services and tailor-made solutions for individuals and organisations wishing to buy, rent or invest in the real estate market. With local offices in Vienna, Kiev, Beijing and Marbella, Avantgarde presents elite homes, developments and investment properties in many international top destinations. Prior to listing a home, each property is thoroughly inspected by the

company’s real estate experts to ensure both, top-quality and long-term profitability. Avantgarde’s real estate experts provide detailed information and solid advice to help each and every client make quality decisions. The company has overseen countless highend transactions and developed a full-service approach to ensure maximum comfort and efficiency, guaranteeing professional support every step of the way. Many years of experience and outstanding market knowledge have earned real estate experts of Avantgarde the trust and loyalty of high-profile investors and homebuyers across the globe.

Avantgarde Properties Kohlmarkt 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria t: +43 1 890 55 33 f: +43 1 890 55 33 20 e: office w:

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE AUSTRIA by Avantgarde European Property Awards

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E V TOWER Prague, a.s. City Empiria,

Na Str i

/ Prague

Czech Republic

  , PSJ Invest is a leading Czech real estate developer. Since then, the company has completed around 200,000m of office-buildings, shopping centres, residential areas and apartment buildings. Throughout its history, the company has maintained its focus on developing firstclass projects for a discerning clientele. PSJ Invest’s award-winning high-rise development V-Tower, Prague is a unique landmark. Beautifully conceived and impeccably executed, the project is the result of the cooperation of many creative minds. No other development in the country offers this combination of amenities, luxury and safety. It also occupies the only site in the locality where high-rise buildings are permitted. This

means V Tower will be the only high-rise with views of the centre of old Prague and its castle through the fully glazed perimeter of its façade. Every residential unit will include a spacious balcony or terrace, while parking for 254 cars is provided within three underground floors. The third and fourth floors will feature a health and recreation club, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, meeting room and playroom. A new standard of cooling and heating developed by PSJ Invest via chilled ceilings and convectors means it is absolutely silent and there are no moving parts to need servicing. V Tower is also intending to gain LEED certification of sustainable buildings at the highest Platinum level. This indicates the greenest and most ecofriendly buildings in the world.

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  , Apsys Polska specialises in retail property management and development. The company’s portfolio comprises of 22 malls totalling 800,000m in 15 of Poland’s largest cities. Once completed in the fall of 2016, Posnania will be one of the largest and most innovative regional malls from Berlin to Warsaw. It also forms the biggest ongoing retail investment in Poland and Central Europe worth €300 million. The 100,000m mixed-use mall in the heart of Poznań will combine shopping, entertainment and recreation functions to offer multiple experiences for everyone. One year prior to its grand opening, 83% has already been leased. It will comprise of 300 recognised Polish and international brands, including 40 large and medium size units, 220 boutiques including

premium zone and 40 cafes and restaurants. Convenient access is assured by numerous buses and trams, a nearby regional bus station and a bypass leading to the motorway. Posnania will also offer 3,300 parking spaces. The original architectonic concept is by the well-known American company RTKL and will feature a transparent elevation to benefit from direct daylight. There will be an amphitheatre with a colourful fountain turning into an ice rink in winter plus a fitness club, swimming pool and facilities for cyclists. Posnania will be one of the most innovative malls with cuttingedge technologies including a dedicated mobile application, beacons, geolocation, digital maps and interactive kiosks. Posnania will offer a new quality of customer service and package of valueadded services.

Apsys Polska SA

Letting Department, Al Jana Pawla II 27, 00-867 Warsaw, Poland t: +48 227019281 e: w: w:

Highly Commended RETAIL DEVELOPMENT POLAND Posnania by Apsys Polska S.A. European Property Awards

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K KLK Yapi A.S.

Levent Cd. Al Zeren Sk. No:33 Levent-Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 283 09 43

LK Y  founded in Istanbul in 2012 and aims to become one of the most preferred developers in Turkey by constructing top quality, environmentallyfriendly projects. The company’s awardwinning residential development Valle Lacus is far away from the noise and complexity of Istanbul yet is within easy access of airports, shopping centres, schools, hospitals and leisure amenities. This is due to its location between two main motorways which cross the city. Valle Lacus is in the countryside on a 110,000m plot close to a beautiful lake. The development features 44 separate villas each with a lake view and surrounded by large ready-landscaped gardens. They also include a private heated swimming pool of

72m, a sauna, steam bath and mini cinema. Communal social elements such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a basketball field, walking area and children’s playground cover 10,500m and have been harmoniously integrated into the development. Buyers may choose from two different interior design concepts offering different colour palettes and finishes. The properties have eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a kitchen, and numerous living rooms, two of which are connected to the pool and can be used as sports and hobby rooms. As well as the spa section and cinema room, the villas also feature a beautiful interior garden, spacious terrace and a barbecue area.

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 E  a leading international company specialising in property sales, rentals and management. Following a year-long collaboration with Casilla De Costa Real Estate, the award-winning development, Casilla De Costa, was conceived. Situated in Villaverde which is known as the Beverly Hills of Fuerteventura, Casilla De Costa is a moment away from the famous sand dunes of the Parque Natural area of Corralejo which were recently named in the top 25 beaches in the world by National Geographic magazine. This unique development in grounds of 1,200,000m places emphasis on space, style and chic designs and the natural light and beautiful surroundings of the area.

Space is the key word for Casilla De Costa with approximately 56 apartments sharing 2,500m of communal areas and pools. Apartment terraces are private and not overlooked with the upper floor apartments enjoying huge roof terraces of 28m with 360º degree views of the mountains and Atlantic. Casilla De Costa is known for its innovative technology and eco friendliness. All properties will have Aero thermal water heating boilers, double glazed windows with solar film for both privacy and UV ray protection, roll down aluminum shutters and electric car charging ports. This is one of the most ambitious projects in Spain today and demonstrates Fuerteventura’s commitment and importance for such a development.

GoldAcre Estates SL

C/ Guirre nº1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo Local 17, Corralejo, 35660, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928535044 f: +34 928 854294 e: w:

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CANARY ISLANDS Casilla De Costa by Goldacre Estates SL European Property Awards

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A SAGE Immobilien Real Estate GmbH Salzmannstr. 5

5700 Zell am See Austria t: +43 6542 70 170 f: +43 6542 70 170 70

  A real estate specialist covering the states of Salzburg and Tyrol, SAGE Immobilien Real Estate regards itself as a service provider for its clients, dedicated to supplying specialist market knowledge and skills. Originally founded as a family business in Zell am See in 2006, with an additional Salzburg office opening in 2013, SAGE has grown to 14 full time employees, some of whom have worked in real estate for over 25 years. The company aims to offer a full range of services including legal matters, notarial transactions, handover and after-sales. A policy of answering all client requests by the next business day at latest ensures confidence that the company is dealing with clients’ requests.

SAGE provides the largest portfolio of properties in the region and has an enviable transaction rate – 140 sales over the course of 2014. Their in-house legal department offers peace of mind to clients and the guarantee that sales or purchases are handled correctly. The company provides multi-lingual staff and printed guides to aid both native speakers and foreign buyers, pairing this with a comprehensive website and activity on a wide range of property portals to generate the maximum amount of interest for the homes they represent. SAGE also holds credentials as a long-term member of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber for Real Estate Professionals.

e: w: Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY AUSTRIA SAGE Immobilien Real Estate GmbH 94

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GA C R is far more than a golf resort; since the start of the real estate project, 5 years ago, it has significantly evolved to set an undisputed benchmark for design-led contemporary villa developments across the globe. Respectfully positioned within 300 forested hectares, it is a low-density project – just one per cent of its land will ever be built upon – giving the resort a magnificent sense of tranquillity. It is located only 50 minutes from Barcelona, ten minutes from the beautiful medieval city of Girona – known as a gastronomic epicentre for Michelin starred restaurants – and a short drive away from the stunning Costa Brava coastline. The resort’s objective is to achieve a harmonious integration of award-winning private homes, stunning landscapes and globally renowned golf courses with exceptional facilities supported by an unparalleled infrastructure and investment plan. Facilities include a golf

clubhouse with private members lounge, restaurants, and a superb, exclusive for property owners, Residents Club complete with indoor, outdoor and children’s pools, tennis courts, and fitness centre. Spacious villas, townhouses and apartments are designed by a handpicked selection of award winning and emerging architects who work hand-in-hand with the owners to create properties that epitomise contemporary luxury living. Each residence combines open plan design with the use of external space to maximise the natural surrounding area. Expansive plots are also available for purchase. The resort offers two championship golf courses; the critically acclaimed Stadium Course in particular has recently been selected as the preferred choice venue for the Spanish Federation’s bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup and, according to, ranks number one in Spain and number three in continental Europe since 2012.

PGA Catalunya Resort Carretera N-II, km. 701,

17455 Caldes de Malavella, Girona, Spain t: +34 972 472 957 f: +34 972 480 336 e: w:

 BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT SPAIN PGA Catalunya Resort by PGA Catalunya Resort

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SPAIN La Vinya, PGA Catalunya by PGA Catalunya Resort Highly Commended GOLF COURSE SPAIN Stadium Course, PGA Catalunya by PGA Catalunya Resort European Property Awards

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F Fine & Country Cascais Avenida Aida,

Edifício Arcadas do Parque, Loja 19, 2765-187 Estoril Portugal t: +351 214 643 630 f: +351 214 680 245

  C  a multi awardwinning licensed brand for real estate agents who wish to increase market share in the lucrative upper quartile of the property market. It delivers all of the branding, marketing IT and widespread exposure needed to create clear points of differentiation over the competition. The team of professionals behind Fine & Country Portugal offers unrivalled experience in the marketing of luxury real estate. Working in close cooperation with Fine & Country’s head office in London and associate agents around the world, the affiliate ensures properties are presented via top quality marketing materials and communication channels. The latest video technology also brings properties and their surroundings to life.

Fine & Country Portugal understands that buying a home is one of the most important decisions that one takes in life, involving a financial as well as an emotional investment. People also buy as much into the lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. Therefore Fine & Country Portugal’s team of multilingual trained specialists offer clients information on location and access to amenities such as schooling, transport links, shops and restaurants. An extensive property portfolio which includes apartments, detached villas, manor houses, plots for construction and confidential opportunities, combine with Fine & Country Portugal’s deep local knowledge to provide customer service that is second to none.

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  J  Fine & Country France filled a gap in the real estate sector on the Cote d’Azur. Dedication and a strong family team means that the affiliate delivers a service that is second to none in the Cote d’Azur and France. Starting a real estate agency with a hitherto unknown brand in France on the back of a recession was a bold move. However, faith in its ability, a loyal network of clients established since 2002 and great encouragement from the established Fine & Country team in the UK drove the business forward. At Fine & Country France its clients’ needs always come first, resulting in

satisfied customers becoming the best of ambassadors and friends. By offering far more than expected, the affiliate’s service excellence will also prove to be its competitive advantage. Fine & Country France’s portfolio of properties is as varied and exciting as the Cote d’Azur itself. From affordable chic to impossibly lavish and grand and from strikingly contemporary to loving restored, there is a dream property for everyone. In an era of post-recession blues, the highlight of Fine & Country France’s 2.5 years of toil so far is that it has succeeded in defying the odds. The affiliate is rightly proud in attaining sales commissions in 2015 that are up 289% on 2014 with six months still to go.

Fine & Country France 13 Rue Pasteur, 06400 Cannes, France t: +33 (0)4 925 925 93 e: cannes w:


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D Design Partners International Levent Cad No 52,

34330 Levent, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 2705801

 P I (DPI) is a multinational architecture and interior design firm based both in Milan and Istanbul. Its mission includes providing high quality architectural solutions through a talented and efficient team. Esteworld is DPI’s double award-winning project in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the country’s first plastic surgery hospital and provides many different treatments. The client’s particular requirement was to have an essential and modern building with A++ technology. Corporate materials, colours and combinations were determined by DPI’s previous projects completed for the group, the building was built from scratch. There were strict rules for the site which determined its maximum height of eight storeys and rectangular shape. Therefore,

to enhance the building’s appearance, DPI worked on the contrasts and continuity of its materials. As an example, brushed granite stone used on the exterior floors, stairs and rams was also used on the ground floor’s exterior walls. Esteworld has a total area of 4,000m with interiors designed innovatively to prevent low height perception through ceiling leveling and hidden LED lights. As the hospital’s aim is to accommodate patients as if it were a hotel, all waiting areas, rooms, policlinics, restrooms and restaurant are designed with warm, welcoming, natural colours and luxurious materials. Hygiene was also of paramount importance and so easy-clean materials such as marble, laminated wood, corian, glass and stainless steel were incorporated to look good and be ideally suited to purpose.

e: w: Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR TURKEY Esteworld Plastic Surgery Hospital by Design Partners International Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Esteworld Plastic Surgery Hospital by Design Partners International 98

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N E T H E R L A N D S & S PA I N

Cliff House

Bachelor Pad


 K’  to strike a perfect balance between classic and modern has kept his name on the international interior design map for almost two decades. His collections of fabrics, furniture and standalone interiors in both his native Holland and internationally, all express ‘metropolitan luxury’, the fitting label for his iconic brand. The first of Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury’s two latest award-winning projects is ‘Bachelor Pad’. Located in the Netherlands, it has been created to resemble a sophisticated, edgy-but-playful retreat in which James Bond would feel at home. Croco-printed textiles combined with the softest and thickest of carpets demand to be touched, giving the apartment a sexy, aphrodisiacal ambience. This

very special atmosphere means that this is a round-the-clock pad that embraces the day but brings on the night. ‘Cliff House’ in Altea, Spain is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on which it appears to float. The amazing blue of the water and sky produce a sense of well-being almost impossible to find elsewhere in Europe. The property’s character even inspired a dedicated design line: Blue by Eric Kuster. The shelter of the mountains and the endless sea provides the perfect symbiosis between the home’s privacy and overwhelming nature. It proves the perfect match born from a passion for luxury and beauty, balancing classic and modern, light and dark, hot and cold, luxury and natural materials.

Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury International Ltd Sparrenlaan 11

1272 RN Huizen The Netherlands t: +31 35 531 8775 f: +31 35 531 8770 e: w:

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT NETHERLANDS Bachelor Pad by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME SPAIN Cliff House by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury European Property Awards

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A Accord Estates GmbH Strausberger Platz 17, 10243 Berlin, Germany t: +49 30 2758 1533

 E  in the needs of foreign investors entering the Berlin property market. By offering a professional ‘one stop’ service, its clients are given the same starting position as a German citizen. The company has over 400 properties covering all districts of Berlin and will always go the extra mile to find the perfect investment solution for each client. The professional, multilingual team at Accord Estates is ready to assist at any time. They will organise hotel bookings with special company rates, translation services for property-related correspondence before and after purchase and arrange all other services such as mortgage brokers, solicitors, surveyors, architects etc. Their aim is to make the entire property purchasing process as

smooth and stress free as possible. Accord Estates will also assist clients after their real estate investment has been completed. Whether it is regarding renovation, rental or correspondence with authorities or tenants, assistance is granted individually. Christian Vohl, CEO of Accord Estates, has also won an individual award for ‘Best Real Estate Agent’. This category demands expertise in all aspects of buying, selling, marketing and leasing property as well as exemplary levels of customer service. Christian has additionally demonstrated his skills in project management and development. This prestigious award follows his title of ‘Premium Partner 2015’ for longstanding experience and outstanding client orientation from the German online market leader, Immobilien Scout 24.

e: w: Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY GERMANY Accord Estates GmbH Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENT GERMANY Christian Vohl for Accord Estates GmbH 100

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European Winners 2015-2016 Armenia

France (cont.)

Public Services Development

Interior Design Apartment

 UWC Dilijan College by RD Group

 Villefranche sur Mer

by Nicolas Duchateau

Interior Design Private Residence Austria

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Real Estate Agency

 salzachpalais by baukern Wohn- & Gewerbebau GmbH

 Leggett Immobilier

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

SAGE Immobilien Real Estate GmbH

Real Estate Agency Website

Antibes Villa by Carden Cunietti Ltd

Fine & Country France

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

 by Avantgarde by Fine & Country France



Architecture Single Residence

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Villa VDB by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

Highly Commended

Lisi Veranda by Lisi Developments

Residential Development Bulgaria

Highly Commended

Lisi Veranda by Lisi Developments

Retail Development  Sofia Ring Mall by Sofia South Ring Mall

Germany Apartment

Canary Islands

 ONY Co.

Residential Development Highly Commended

Casilla De Costa by Goldacre Estates SL

irst Class Living

estend by KS

Developer Website  www.ony by KS



Property Single Unit Highly Commended

Villa Opus by Pin & Pin

Residential Development Highly Commended

The Hills Dubrovnik by Pin & Pin

Verwaltungs GmbH

ohnbau KG Verwaltungs GmbH

ohnbau KG

Development Marketing  THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

Hotel Ulrichshof by noa (network of architecture)

Leisure Interior Cyprus

 Gourmet Restaurant Gabriel s by Kern Design Interior & Architecture

Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

Cyprus Hotel by iki design group

Leisure Development Highly Commended

Minthis Hills by Pafilia Property Developers

Mixed-use Architecture  THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe Mixed-use Development THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

 To Xani by SD Interior Design

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Plus Sea Lifestyle Bar by Marios Makris Interior Design Consultants Ltd

Office Interior Highly Commended

iduciana Trust Cyprus Offices by Irini Papalouka Interior Architect

 Rubina Real Estate GmbH Public Service Architecture  Museum for Architectural Drawing by SPEECH & nps tchoban voss.

Real Estate Agency Website  by Cyprus Resales

Real Estate Agency

Residential High-rise Development

 Zabel Property Group

 Del Mar Residences by Cypeir Properties Ltd a oint venture of Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Accord Estates GmbH

The Leptos Group and The D.Zavos Group

Highly Commended

Rubina Real Estate GmbH

The Tower by Pafilia Property Developers

Real Estate Agency Website  by Zabel Property Group

Czech Republic

Real Estate Agent

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

 V Tower Prague by PS INVEST a.s.

Residential High-rise Development

Residential High-rise Development

 ONY

Christian Vohl for Accord Estates GmbH

 V Tower Prague by PS INVEST a.s.


irst Class Living

Verwaltungs GmbH

ohnbau KG



Architecture Single Residence

Office Development

 Villa 1 by Andraos Associates

Highly Commended


estend by KS

World Trade Center by World Trade Center (Gibraltar) Ltd

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Architecture Single Residence

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Villa Isabelle by Europlan Real Estate Developers

Highly Commended

SCAN Showroom by Joe Grech Architects

Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

ISTION club & spa by DEL BLU architetti

Hotel Interior Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Montenegro Hotel Architecture

Harbor Suites Boutique Hotel

Highly Commended

by BllendDesignOffice

Property Consultancy

Galije Resort by O1A International

Thalassokipos Sea View Studios & Suites

 Colliers International

by ASPASIA TAKA architects creative lab

Highly Commended

Dream Estates Montenegro

Leisure Interior

Real Estate Agency

 Rook Cafe Delicatessen by BllendDesignOffice

Highly Commended

Property Consultancy

Real Estate Agency Website

 Proprius S.P.L.L.P.

 by Dream Estates Montenegro

Dream Estates Montenegro

Public Service Interior Highly Commended

Voronoi Plastic Surgery by BllendDesignOffice


Real Estate Agency

Hotel Interior

 Colliers International Greece

 Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam by G.A Design

Highly Commended

Savvaidis & Associates

Interior De i n Ap rtment Bachelor Pad by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

 by Savvaidis & Associates

Mixed-use Architecture

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Kafkas New Retail Chain Concept by STIRIXIS GROUP

Markthal by MVRDV & Provast

Public Service Architecture Highly Commended

School ‘t Hofke by UArchitects: Misak Terzibasiyan & Emile van Vugt

Hungary Office Development Highly Commended

Eiffel Palace by Horizon Development

Norway Hotel Interior Highly Commended

Hotel Continental Oslo by RPW Design & Hotel Continental Oslo

Ireland e i enti l Development Highly Commended

Robswall, Malahide by Hollybrook New Homes Limited

Poland Ap rtment  ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o.


ommerci l

i h ri e Architecture

Nobel Tower by Iron Tower Investment

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 The Cubes House by Nestor Architecture

Interior De i n Ap rtment

Office Interior

 Pinch of Glamour by Hola Design

 Autodesk Tel-Aviv by Setter Architects Ltd.

Interior De i n ho


 ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o. Italy

Leisure Architecture

Architecture Single Residence

 Zoom Natury Recreational Park by Nizio Design International

 Masseria la Fonte by ESSENTIS PROPERTIES GROUP

Leisure Interior

Hotel Interior

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Aman Canal Grande Venice by Denniston

Multikino Golden Terraces by Robert Majkut Design

Office Development u ycka Plus by Allcon Investment

Interior De i n riv te e i ence

Highly Commended

 Masseria la Fonte by ESSENTIS PROPERTIES GROUP

Office Interior

i e u e Development

 DecoRoom Office by DecoRoom Interior Design office

 Porta Nuova by Hines Italia SGR

Public Service Architecture

Property Single Unit

 European Centre of Geological Education by WXCA sp. z.o.o.

 Masseria Helena by ESSENTIS PROPERTIES GROUP

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Abode SRL

Real Estate Agency Website  by Abode SRL Highly Commended by Beliving International Properties

Highly Commended by Mignon Potenza Real Estate

The Old Mine Science and Art Centre by Nizio Design International

e i enti l Development  ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o. Highly Commended

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Dyrekcyjna 33 by ATAL S.A. & AP Szczepaniak Sp. z o.o. SP.K. i h ri e Development

 ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o. et il Development  Tarasy Zamkowe by Immofinanz AG


Highly Commended

Posnania by Apsys Polska S.A.

Interior De i n riv te e i ence

Highly Commended

Sukcesja Shopping & Entertainment Centre

 The Tower by P&T Interiors LLC

by Fabryka Biznesu Sp. z.o.o.

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WINNERS Portugal

Spain (cont.)

Interior Design Apartment

Golf Course

Highly Commended

Lisbon Blues by Ana Cordeiro

Highly Commended

 PortugalProperty.Com

Stadium Course, PGA Catalunya by PGA Catalunya Resort

Real Estate Agency

olf Development

Highly Commended

Exclusive Algarve Villas

 PGA Catalunya Resort by PGA Catalunya Resort

Highly Commended

Fine & Country Portugal

Interior De i n riv te e i ence Ocean View Residence by Ambience Home Design S.L.

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

 Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal

Interior Design Show Home

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

 by PortugalProperty.Com

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended by Elite Realty Lagos

Highly Commended

Cliff House by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury Urban Oasis

Property Consultancy Website Romania

Highly Commended

Leisure Interior

Property Single Unit

 Studio Hermes by Corvin Cristian Studio

 El Madronal Residence by Propana Group

Highly Commended

Casa Boema by Corvin Cristian Studio

Office Development  Ethos House SRL by Ethos House SRL e i enti l Development Highly Commended

Copou Bellevue by Adama, a member of IMMOFINANZ Group

Highly Commended by Girasol Homes

Villa Fortuna by Atlas Group

u lic ervice Architecture  CAN MISSES HOSPITAL by Luis Vidal + ARCHITECTS Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Golf-Estates Costa Blanca sl

Highly Commended

MASA International


Real Estate Agency Website

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended by Altavista Property International S.L.

Highly Commended by irst Mallorca

Highly Commended

‘Pobeda 5’ residential complex by Evgeny Gerasimov and partners, LEGENDA Intelligent Development

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Highly Commended

La Finca de Marbella by La Finca de Marbella

Pavlovo Residence by Tatiana Bozhovskaya’s Exclusive Interiors Studio Switzerland

Hotel Interior Highly Commended

e i enti l Development

Apartment Hotel ‘House of Sun’ by Zubenko-Interior

Hotel Architecture The Chedi Andermatt by Denniston

In u tri l Development

Highly Commended

 Dmitrov Logistics Park by Ghelamco

Hotel Interior

Interior Design Apartment

 The Chedi Andermatt by Denniston

 K 135 by M17

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Moscow Penthouse by Katya Fedorchenko

Highly Commended

Retrofuturism by Nikolay Tsupikov Design Studio

 Apartment Makeover, Lake Zurich by Studioforma Associated Architects GmbH

Interior De i n riv te e i ence

Interior De i n riv te e i ence

 Red Palace in Moscow Region by Inna Design Studio

 Sky Blue, Dottikon by Martinuzzi Interiors

Highly Commended

House on a Mountain Stream by Zubenko-Interior

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Pavlovo Residence by Tatiana Bozhovskaya’s Exclusive Interiors Studio

 OAD Europe by Oppenheim Architecture

i e u e Development Highly Commended

Crocus City by Crocus Group

Office Development Highly Commended

Demidov Business Center by KR Properties

Highly Commended

Eightedges by Leorsa Group of Companies

e i enti l Development Highly Commended

Microgorod «V lesu» by Rose Group

Retail Architecture Highly Commended

Retail Interior  Jäggi AG, Chur by Dobas AG, Luzern Turkey Architecture Multiple Residence  ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S.

Polezaevskaya Shopping Mall by Eric Valeev;

Highly Commended

Adam Tower by Dap Yapi

iq Architecture Studio

Highly Commended

Dalga Tower by Dap Yapi

et il Development Highly Commended

e i enti l Development  Villa Gioia by Sauer Real Estate

VEGAS Crocus City by Crocus Group

Architecture Single Residence  Mara Villas No4 by No35 Architecture Highly Commended

Elmener House / Villa Aqua by B-Design


Highly Commended

Kardelenkoy Villa Project by SGB Architecture

Architecture Single Residence

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

La Vinya, PGA Catalunya by PGA Catalunya Resort

Commercial High-rise Architecture  Torre Espacio by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects Development

r etin

 El Madronal Residence by Propana Group 104

 My New ork Office Pro ect by Camoglu Architecture Highly Commended

Koc Towers by Koc Holding / Akgül Construction

ommerci l

i h ri e Development

 AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul Highly Commended


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Turkey (cont.)

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Public Service Architecture

 Istanbul Marin by Dap Yapi

 Ipekis Thermal Cure Center by Hasan Sözüneri Architecture

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

Esteworld Plastic Surgery Hospital by Design Partners International

Highly Commended

Konya Necmettin Erbakan University by NKY Architects & Engineers

Highly Commended

AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul

Developer Website

Public Service Interior

 by Nef Real Estate

 Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Esteworld Plastic Surgery Hospital by Design Partners International


Public Services Development


 Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors

NEF Merter 13 by NEF

Highly Commended

Kadir Topbas Culture & Art Center by Sancaktepe Municipality

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

New Municipality Building by Sancaktepe Municipality

 Burgu Towers by Dap Yapi

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Bodrum Boutique Hotel by Koray Yavuzer Mimarlik

 by Spot Blue International Property Ltd

Hotel Interior

Residential Development

 Dosso Dossi Downtown by B-Design

 Kundu Villas by GAD Architecture

Highly Commended

Maxx Royal Kemer by GeoID

Highly Commended

The Jacaranda Estate by Braemore Turkey

Highly Commended

Ramada Hotel & Suites, Adana by margo Interior and Product Design

Highly Commended

Valle Lacus by KLK Yapi Gayrimenkul Gelistirme ve Yatirim A.S.

Industrial Development Highly Commended

PINAR Logistics Center by GAD Architecture

Residential High-rise Architecture  Superfire Residences by iki design group

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S.

 Onaltidokuz Residences Private Residence Interior

Highly Commended

Kentplus Kadikoy Residential Project by Camoglu Architecture

by Tozun Interior Design Studio

Residential High-rise Development

Bosphorus Loft by Sia & Moore Architecture Interior Design

Highly Commended

ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S.

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Vazo by Dap Yapi

 Kemer Country Private Residence by Orkun Indere Interiors

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Sasalı Villa I by Tasarımca Design Office

 Vadi Boulevard / Retail by iki design group

Highly Commended

Urla Villa by Tasarımca Design Office

Highly Commended

Dap Valley by Dap Yapi

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

Van Shopping Mall by Global Investment Holdings

 Novacity Residences Show Home Eskisehir

Retail Development

by Tozun Interior Design Studio Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Bursa Culture Park Theater by iki design group

Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Deli by Setup by B-Design

Highly Commended

OT Cafe by CO Architecture

Highly Commended

Primemall Sivas Park by Prime Development

Highly Commended

Van Shopping Mall by Global Investment Holdings

Retail Interior  Seba Real Estate Sales Office by Koray Yavuzer Mimarlik Ukraine

Mixed-use Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 Istanbul Financial Center Project

 Grey and Walnut by Design Studio Zimenko Yuriy

by Camoglu Architecture Highly Commended

ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S.

Highly Commended

Piyalepaşa İstanbul by iki design group

Mixed-use Development  ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S. Highly Commended

Burgu Towers by Dap Yapi

Highly Commended

Istanbul Marin by Dap Yapi

Office Architecture  AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul Highly Commended

Borsa İstanbul by iki design group

Highly Commended

Vadi Boulevard / Offices by iki design group

Office Development  AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul Highly Commended

A Office by Dap Yapi

Highly Commended

Akplaza Commercial Center by Manco Architects

Office Interior  HB Law Office by Koray Yavuzer Mimarlik Highly Commended

Genel Energy Head Office by DererOmay Design & Construction

Highly Commended

Ronesans Tower Headquarters by Craft312 studio

Property Consultancy Highly Commended

EVA Real Estate Appraisal Consultancy

Highly Commended

White Penthouse by Nataly Bolshakova Interior Design

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CHARENTE €975,000 Ref:432955 Former tobacco/vineyard estate on the market for the first time since it was built in1830. It offers 8 ensuites, character interior, swimming pool and barn.

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