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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Price Upon Request Barfoot & Thompson Ltd. Web ID: BEOC22

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NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND £2,645,315 Lila Delman Real Estate International Web ID: HQCB22

NASSAU, BAHAMAS £803,640 Bahamas Realty Limited Web ID: BVRW22

CHIANTI, TUSCANY, ITALY £6,583,615 Immobiliare Tamagnini Web ID: VQKW22

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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: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man Motoring Editor: Kevin Haggarthy DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Storrs rositsa@ipropertymedia.com SALES MANAGER Adam Horton ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Josh Baxter, Laura Collinder, Carys Shaves, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2016 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! It’s always cheering at this time of year to dream of long, sun-filled days spent relaxing by the pool or on a pristine, sandy beach. With this in mind, we’ve specially selected destinations with maximum amounts of sunshine and superb properties from which to enjoy the climate. Hotspots featured are Florida, the United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Spain, Italy and France. Let’s take Barbados for example which comes under our scrutiny as one of the ‘World’s Best Places to Live’. A personal favourite of mine, life there is so laid back, everyone is incredibly friendly and the beaches are magnificent. The island was also the chosen location for the presentations of the Americas Property Awards last October. Sponsored by Barbados Tourism Investment, details of the award winners can be found together with those for both the Arabian and African Property Awards (presented in Dubai in November) starting on page 149. We also look at achieving the perfect balance between living outside London and enjoying all that the city has to offer. The answer appears to be a highly desirable home in any number of readily accessible locations around the commuter belt. Finally, as I’m currently redesigning my bedroom, I was particularly interested to find out what advice our interior design experts would offer on the subject. It seems there are several important points to consider – not least the choice of bed – to ensure the room is ultimately comfortable and tranquil.

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Standard & British Airways Edition: Villa Bonita is a shining example of the very best in luxury beachfront property available on Barbados’ Platinum Coast. Offering over 9,200 square feet of living space, Villa Bonita is truly elegant with a sleek, luxurious ambiance highlighted by the highest quality Italian fixtures and fittings and gorgeous white marble tiles throughout. The proximity to the water is unique and very few west coast homes can boast such fantastic vistas from almost every room. Offered at U$D 13,500,000 Web: www.sandcastlecaribbean.com See page 105

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Emirates Edition: 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. Prices range from $455,000 - $5,300,000 United Kingdom: Brian Gradner +44 (0) 77 3864 0220 Seychelles: Christopher Nel +248 252 7575; Sandra Colas +248 252 7715 See page 14

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contents 19 Europe’s finest homes 38 Desire

We explore Spain, Italy and France in search of prime properties

Indulge yourself in dreams of a gold plated Lauge Jensen motorbike and headphones offering the clarity of a concert hall

43 Finery

Diamonds, gold, pearls and a sprinkling of ostrich feathers adorn our specially selected accessories this issue

48 The perfect time frame

Patek Philippe, Geneva’s oldest independent, family-owned watchmaker, comes under our spotlight

53 Luxe

Far from ordinary, these extravagances will create striking talking points in your home

59 On show 65 Sweet dreams

Current art exhibitions around the world which should really not be missed

Two award-winning interior designers offer advice on creating bedrooms for ultimate relaxation

71 Drive

Experience life in the fast lane with Kevin Haggarthy’s latest round-up of news and reviews

79 Let the train take the strain

Lisa Burn suggests a number of superb properties all within London’s commuter belt for easy access to the capital

96 The World’s Best Places to Live 109 Paradise under the palms

We find out why Barbados tops so many people’s wishlists for an island home

Ginetta Vedrickas investigates the attraction of buying property in the Sunshine State of Florida

121 The magnificent seven

Comprised of seven sheikdoms, the UAE offers unlimited luxury by way of properties and lifestyle

149 Africa & Arabia Property Awards and Americas Property Awards

Discover the winners of the 2015-2016 Africa & Arabia Property Awards and Americas Property Awards

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Finest Real Estate around Zurich, Switzerland Romantic House in the heart of rural Switzerland Zurich , Uerzlikon This 19th century house - which previously housed a bakery - was renovated with love and decorated with gorgeous details and many unique wood elements. Cozy and romantic, but still big enough for families, who want to enjoy the country life, not far away from the city of Zurich and Zug. Living area: approx. 270 sqm Plot surface: approx. 701 sqm Asking price: CHF 1’190’000 Ref. W-023PO4

Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil • Platinum Immobilien AG Phone: +41 44 533 12 12 • Zuerichseethalwil@engelvoelkers.com www.engelvoelkers.com/zuerichseethalwil

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Sprawling over 101 acres of breathtaking landscapes, this equestrian estate features its very own racetrack, private pond and stateof-the-art stabling

It's no surprise Toronto - Canada's financial hub - has been ranked the ‘hottest luxury real estate market in the world’ two years in a row by Christie's Real Estate. Stable and fairly cheap, Toronto is the international city to which high net worth investors are flocking. Status properties like this 22,000 square foot equestrian estate, located just 25 minutes away from the city are what international buyers are after. With the world renowned ‘Woodbine Racetrack’ a mere 30 minutes away, this property is perfect for the horse aficionado looking to keep championship thoroughbreds. The estate was home to two award-winning thoroughbreds and has hosted foreign dignitaries from the Russian Federation, UAE and England. A cinematic lifestyle video can be viewed at www.luxuryhorseestate.com to experience what life is like on this equestrian estate. £8.6m / €11.92m / CAD $17.9m Sutton Group Realty (Marina Yusufov) +1 416 414 9224 e: 3724052@gmail.com

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he European attractiveness survey ‘Comeback time’ compiled by the accounting firm Ernst & Young put Barcelona and Madrid among the top 10 cities for investment in 2015 alongside the likes of London, Paris and Berlin. The growing number of property purchases is expected to be one of the key drivers of economic growth in Spain, which has already surpassed forecasters’ predictions. “This is a really exciting time for Spanish real estate,” comments Lucas Fox founding partner Alexander Vaughan. “The tide is turning and people’s faith in the La Zagaleta Golf & Country Club, Benahavis market is being renewed. A contemporary seven-bedroom villa with breathtaking views of the golf Transaction numbers course, Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar to the coast of Africa. Beautifully are up, and prices - after falling up to 40% - have designed over three floors, it includes every possible amenity. Highlights leveled out and in some include numerous private terraces, a fully fitted kitchen, cinema room, games room with full size bar, gym, spa and a climate-controlled bodega. prime areas are beginning to slowly rise again. A fully fitted, self-contained apartment with separate entrance, garage “The recent correction with parking for four cars and two golf buggies, landscaped gardens and in property prices in a heated infinity swimming pool complete the impressive scene. Barcelona and the rest £8m / €11m / $12.1m Fine & Country Marbella +34 952 76 4010 of Spain has once again e: marbella@fineandcountry.com

ignited interest in properties for investment purposes. The price adjustment combined with a growing economy and more favourable mortgage conditions all point to it being an opportunistic moment to invest in Spanish property, especially in prime locations. With a yield on rental properties of up to 5-6%, investing in Spanish property in some cases could be viewed as a safer bet than the stock market.” Mo Henkel of 39º North 3º East in Mallorca reports that there are a number of select clients who are searching for an exquisite coastal villa, a luxurious yet easy maintenance pied-a-terre or one of the island’s very few remaining large traditional manor houses. “Investors are looking for good opportunities and safe havens where Mallorca has proven over the past years that it exceeds all expectations,” she explains. “However, more and more investors equally want to enjoy their acquirements, spend summers with family and friends in one of those fantastic locations: a mansion or a traditional farmhouse with magic courtyards, sunny terraces and splendid views. The temporary residents enjoy above all the discreet and relaxed lifestyle that can be relished to the fullest, especially in the north of the island.” Significantly, El Colegio de Registradores, Spain’s Land Registry, states that a fifth of all foreign property sales were by British investors, up from 16% during 2014 as low interest on UK savings accounts, high housing costs and the strong pound have all been catalysts in luring Brits back to the Spanish property market. International Property & Travel

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Pollença, Cala San Vicente, Mallorca This manor house is one of the few traditional ‘possessions’ still available in the north of Mallorca. It dates back to the 16th century and retains many original details, such as the elegant proportions of the 19th century and wooden doors from the 18th century. Window surrounds also show the significance of Arabic influences in the area. The property comprises a large main house, ample outbuildings, meadows, an oak forest and a fountain which carries fresh water from the mountains. The foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains form part of the property making its position on this enormous plot of land very private and the views from the house and terraces spectacular. £10.9m / €15m / $16.5m 39° North 3° East +34 971 53 15 35 e: contact@39north3east.com 20

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Located near the beach, this exclusive villa has stunning views of the sea and sunsets. While it is a modern style building, the property maintains a typical rustic touch of the island through the use of wood. The 600m2 villa has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor swimming pool, The plot of 12,500m2 is entirely enclosed and ensures privacy and security around its perimeter. ÂŁ4.7m / â‚Ź6.5m / $7.1m Estela Exclusive Homes +34 659 409 000 e: info@estelaexclusivehomes.com

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The Ark House, Sotogrande Sotogrande offers an extraordinary resort lifestyle in a unique location with world-class sports facilities including five 18hole golf courses, 11 polo fields and state-of-the-art marina. The Ark House within Sotogrande is a truly exceptional five-bedroom home which is currently being built to the highest of specifications and attention to detail by Ark Architects. The property, which will be ready for occupation in spring 2017, has a living space of just over 1,000m2 internally over three levels on a 2,675m2 plot. Accessed from Eduardo el Africano a small cul-de-sac in the prime Kings and Queens location of Sotogrande Costa, the front of the villa is presented boldly with clean, straight lines. It offers glamorous contemporary space with very high ceilings, ideal for entertaining and stylish family living. This home will be highly energetically efficient and have a very low impact on the environment. With modern lines shaping the landscape in Sotogrande, ARK Architects has captured the essence of Sotogrande in the 21st century with a modern project. The home has been devised to allow occupants to enjoy an unbeatable quality of life in one of the most exclusive resorts in Europe. The house is designed following the latest trends in architectural design such as simplicity. Modern architecture is typically free of clutter and unnecessary elements – the focus will be on the space itself, rather than on any decor or details. Less is more and kitchens take centre stage. What was once hidden away is now the epicentre of every home. These 22

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spacious kitchens provide a central hub within the home for family to gather together in one appealing space. Inside and outside have become one. What used to be a very defined line, or wall, is now blurred. The villa’s rooms will blend into the outdoors without worrying about a solid distinction. Larger windows add beauty to a room by bringing the view of the outdoors in. They also contribute to a passive home, known as energy efficient, if low-e glass is used to reduce artificial lighting while also obstructing heat and harmful UV rays. Ark wants to leave its mark by bringing harmony through the total of all values. Design, decoration, landscape, and architecture all combining to form a single unit. The villa has straight lines, open spaces, and is dominated by light. This is a house where the exterior surroundings can be really experienced, as it seems to form part of the interior. Among its characteristics will be a 45m2 chill out area and an impressive swimming pool with a very shallow end for children, and a waterfall effect. This imposing outdoor space is completed with an extensive area of roofed and open-air terraces. As for the interior design, the home has five en suite bedrooms, an open plan kitchen with a living area, and a mezzanine type study. The ceilings will be very high, with impressive sized doors. The Ark House is also an ‘intelligent home’, fitted with the most modern automated lighting systems. £2.83m / €3.9m / $4.26m Noll and Partners – Chestertons +34607911661 e: charles.gubbins@noll-sotogrande.com w: www.noll-sotogrande.com International Property & Travel

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the market for international buyers,” she explains, “who are largely driven by the desire to have the culture of Venice on their doorstep and the opportunity to own a piece of living history. Many have been 'waiting and seeing', but they are aware that the market is turning and now is the time to buy.” As for other regions, Gate-Away.com, the dedicated property portal for international buyers looking for a home in Italy, reports that 15% of applications are for high-end properties. The company’s head of communications, Walter Di Martino, believes this demonstrates once again that the stability and recent growth of the luxury estate market in Italy has been especially supported by oversea buyers. “In particular,” he says, “we can notice a renewed interest in Italy by investors with great purchasing power, coming from emerging countries having a huge business potential, such as the United Arab Emirates, China and India. One of the areas where this trend of high-end properties is more remarkable is the Lake of Como, in Lombardia. This region has recently benefited from the positive effect of the Milan Expo, which got more than 20 million visitors, many of them coming from abroad, and that turned out to be precisely the region most desired by Chinese and United Arab Emirates.”

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Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Tuscany Podere Cucule is beautifully positioned amongst four hectares of vineyards and olive groves with open views the Chianti Classico hills and a swimming pool. The property includes a main farmhouse, single apartment and independent annexe. The main house of 185m2 has two floors with a large open plan ground level including a traditional country Tuscan kitchen, bathroom with shower, study and a technical room. The first floor has an en suite master bedroom with terrace, two more large bedrooms and two bathrooms. £1m / €1.5m / $1.6m Tuscany Real Estate +39 0577 05 83 68

LA KE COMO, DOMASO, L O M B A R DY

Completely rebuilt in 2002 to the highest quality standards, this modern villa overlooks Lake Como. It consists of four floors connected via an internal elevator and every room has been elegantly customised. Two additional buildings are also available for guests and friends around an attractive swimming pool. A beautiful garden of 6,500m2 surrounds the villa while panoramic terraces offer a stunning view on the lake. £3.3m / €4.5m / $4.9m Comolake Immobiliare +39 0344 389573 International Property & Travel

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Palazzo Molin, Venice A collection of 17 elegant apartments in a converted 15th century listed palazzo with original gothic facade, just moments from La Fenice Opera House and St Mark’s Square in the heart of Venice. The development combines classic Venetian architecture with contemporary design and facilities, which is a rare proposition in Venice. Residents will have sole use of a substantial private courtyard and furnished lobby, designed by renowned Milanese design house CULTI. There is a flexible concierge service, maid service and private water taxi service on request. The building is bordered on two sides by canals and has two water gates, allowing direct access by boat. From £628,750 / €870,000 / $952,850 – £3.5m / €4.9m / $5.4m for the Piano Nobile apartment Venice Sotheby's International Realty +39 041 5220093 e: lorenza@venicesothebysrealty.com

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country with fabulous scenery, world-class cuisine and superb properties of every form and dimension, France is a perennial favourite for international home buyers. Paul Bernard, agency manager at John Taylor Cannes, comments, “Cannes, and its surroundings, is one of the most expensive real estate markets in France, and indeed the world, due to a great demand and limited supply, even though prices have dropped in the last two years. “The luxury real estate market in Cannes and the surrounding areas slowed down in 2013 and 2014, but now we are seeing a recovery. Sales volumes in 2015 have been 30% higher than in 2014 following a decrease of 15-25%, in prices - depending on the neighbourhood and the type of property. Thanks to this drop in prices the 28

market is much more dynamic and therefore has been attracting more clients.” Mr Bernard reports that the majority of buyers in the Cannes luxury real estate market are international clients – most notably Britons, due to the current strength of the pound; Scandinavians, Americans, Middle Easterners and Russians. “Foreigners constitute 70% of buyers purchasing very high end properties above €10 million. Buyers look to La Croisette, Cannes’ shorefront, for apartments and penthouses with views over the Mediterranean, the Lerins Islands and the Esterrel and within short walking distance from the centre of Cannes. La Californie, just a few minutes from the beaches and the centre of Cannes, is a different market where you will find the largest, most exclusive individual residential properties.” Mary Hawkins of Leggett Prestige says that the Dordogne, France's third largest department, has traditionally been one of the most popular for foreign buyers. “Like many French departments,” she explains, “it is named after the river that flows through it. The Dordogne plays host to over 1,500 chateaux as well as the caves of Lascaux, famous for their Palaeolithic cave paintings, and some of the prettiest villages in the department. “The lifestyle, history and culture of the Dordogne valley attract visitors from all over the world. And of course the food - foie gras, duck and goose are regional specialities - and being practically next door to Bordeaux the choice of wine to accompany these specialities is endless. Road and rail links are excellent to the area, the port of Caen is accessible within five hours with several regional airports too.”

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Cannes, South of France

Venetian style palais inspired by the famous architect Palladio’s finest masterpieces with panoramic views of the Lerins Islands. Its grounds of 27,000m2 comprise a six-acre protected, natural woodland, private lake, tennis court, 25-metre swimming pool, caretaker’s lodge, security lodge and garage for 10 cars. The property’s 2,000m2 of interior living accommodation includes 15 bedrooms, a master suite comprising two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dressing rooms and a private lounge. A professional kitchen ensures the palais is equipped to cater for the most lavish parties. There is also an indoor spa with 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, hammam and massage room. £66.4m / €95m / $101.6m John Taylor +33 (0)6 24 73 4343

DORDOGNE, SOUTH W E ST FR A N CE

Impressive château that has been owned by the same family since the early 12th century. First built in 1143, it was re-built in 1740 but since then has never been modified and retains all its original features, contents and early 18th century elegant charm. Professionally managed, the château is in 530 hectares, comprising 200 hectares of arable land with meadows, woodland and a lake. There is also a new stable block with 17 loose boxes, a groom's apartment and large barn. Currently the château has 25 bedrooms and features a suitably noble entrance hall with sweeping stone staircase. The grand salon of over 64m2 includes doors leading to a large terrace with views over the countryside. There is also a private theatre, library and a spectacular dining/ banqueting hall. The large kitchen is in the basement and there are extensive cellars with subterranean passages. £11.1m / €15.54m / $16.7m Leggett Prestige +33 (0)5 57 55 0606

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LEGGETT PRESTIGE

Specialising in luxury French homes l Leggett Prestige hosts a fabulous portfolio of hand picked properties, enticing buyers from all over the world to make an investment in the current French market. Take advantage of our award winning premier buying experience; our discreet and friendly Prestige Team will assist and guide you through the French buying process; from your initial enquiry through to ensuring

you’re comfortably settled in your new home. Whether you’re considering a private family home, historic chateau or a commercial vineyard, our highly skilled, in-house legal team will work closely with you, ensuring you benefit directly from our unrivalled level of service.

Prestige; with our extensive database of registered international buyers and a one million euro marketing budget, no other French estate agency offers your property the same level of worldwide exposure.

There is no better way to sell a luxury property in France than through Leggett

It’s no wonder we were recently awarded, for the third year running, the title of “Best Estate Agency in France.”

13TH CENTURY FORTIFIED CHATEAU REF: 57659 €2,499,000 Fort Queyras is a stunning heritage fortress with a fascinating documented history in the heart of the southern Alps. This unique property is used as a family home, museum and wedding venue.

SUPERB ALPINE SKI CHALET REF: P284BCF €1,630,000 This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet in Combloux close to Megeve is ideally located 400m from the ski lift of Evasion Mont Blanc and benefits from great mountain views, a sauna and a garage.

WONDERFUL COTE D’AZUR VILLA REF: 51793 €995,000 Super 200m², 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property situated in 2500m² of landscaped gardens, 35kms from Cannes. It benefits from double glazing, a wood burning fire insert, lovely pool and views.

MODERN LIVING IN THE GERS REF: 58040 €770,000 Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom architectdesigned house with some traditional features, art studio/annexe, swimming pool, garage and far-reaching views towards the Pyrenees.

20 HECTARE COUNTRY ESTATE REF: 54858 €3,750,000 Stunning Manoir, Chartreuse, barn conversion and numerous outbuildings renovated to the highest standard with traditional materials. Two swimming pools and tennis court near Brantome.

GIRONDE VINEYARD AND WINERY REF: 57607 €1,470,000 We have for sale a renovated 330m² 18thC house with apartment surrounded by 6.35Ha of AOC Graves vines. All winery equipment is included plus there’s a tasting room and cellar.

www.leggettfrance.com info@leggett.fr 0033(0)5 53 60 84 88 Head Office: Leggett Immobilier, La Maison du Chapitre, Route de Riberac 24340 La Rochebeaucourt France. All prices include agency fees.

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Castle near Uzès and Avignon This exceptional property is in a beautifully preserved environment with a history dating back to the 11th century. The castle has been totally and luxuriously renovated and offers approximately 1,000m2 of living space. This provides several reception rooms on both the ground and first floors including two sumptuous and very large living rooms. Terraces of 200m2 give fabulous views over the parkland and the property is fitted with security cameras and alarms. With seven bedrooms and bathrooms on the first and second floor and three kitchens, this exquisite estate is ideal as either a main or second residence. It would also be suitable for various professional projects. The castle includes a landscaped park of about two hectares with century-old trees, box trees, meadows and lawn. An additional two hectares of woodland has a beautiful path running through it. The grounds also include a swimming pool, pool-house with bar, kitchen, summer lounge and bathroom, a tennis court, several large outbuildings and a dovecote. The outbuildings provide a large laundry, guest house of about 90 m2, caretaker’s apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, a large loft used as an artist’s workshop, 50m2 of cellars and several rooms for renovation. £5.132m / €7.3m / $7.723m Marie Miramant Properties +33 676 82 80 30 e: info@mariemiramant.fr w: www.mariemiramant.fr

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Offering irresistible grandeur and spectacular harbour views, this prime property is in an enviable location in Auckland, New Zealand

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The grand scale of this English style manor instantly impresses. As the rooms unfold, the ultimate coastal lifestyle is revealed, with an ever-changing vista of sea views across the Waitemata Harbour. The home connects seamlessly to outdoor entertaining, incorporating an infinity edge heated swimming pool, spa, pool house with sauna, and putting green lawn. No matter what time of the day or year, alfresco dining options are available. A superbly appointed entertainer's kitchen with large workspaces is complemented by a sizable scullery and flows to generously proportioned family rooms. Accessed by dual staircases, three of the five bedrooms share a balcony and views while two are in their own wing with study area and teenagers' retreat. Other features include a study with gas fireplace; gift room; wine cellar; three car garaging and off-street parking. All this sits on an elevated, level site only 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Leila MacDonald

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uilding high-end headphones with the clarity of a concert hall and creating acoustics that surpass anything that has been heard before has always been Sennheiser’s vision. And in

1990/1991, the German audio specialist achieved precisely that when it took the audio world by storm with Orpheus. This engineering masterpiece exceeded all previous ideas about the performance limitations of headphones. The product became recognised as the best headphones in the world – until now. Almost 25 years later, Sennheiser has launched the successor. The new Orpheus offers the ultimate in reproduction precision, exceptional spatiality and a frequency response that extends far beyond the range of human hearing ability.

To make this possible, a team of Sennheiser experts spent almost a decade continuously working against the limits of what is technically possible. The Orpheus uses an innovative amplifier concept that combines to perfection the advantages of a tube amplifier with those of a transistor amplifier. When the system is inactive, its components are all retracted and the Orpheus has the beauty of a sculpture. Gently pushing the on/off-volume control brings the sculpture to life: the control elements, each of which are crafted from a single piece of brass and then plated with chrome, slowly extend from the marble housing, before the vacuum tubes enclosed in quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Finally, a glass cover is raised, allowing the headphones with ear cups finished in genuine leather to be removed. Approx £35,670 / €50,000 / $53,750  www.sennheiser-reshapingexcellence.com

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he journey on a Lauge Jensen bespoke motorcycle always starts before the first ride - and it never ends. It could even be said that a

Lauge Jensen is the physical manifestation of a dream as this superb example covered in hand finished 24-carat gold leaf shows. It features 859 individually gold plated parts assembled by hand and more than 260 gems with a total of over eight carat diamonds mounted in solid gold. The seat is upholstered with cognac coloured crocodile skin.

The engine is a 1792cc V-Twin air-cooled unit and almost the entire engine from the camshafts to valves and pistons are specially made for Lauge Jensen. Power is rated at 70 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and the bike has a top speed of 112 mph delivered through a six-speed transmission. Double disc brakes with eight pistons in the front and four in the back provide the stopping power. Totally hand built, every detail is perfectly finished, with unique touches on every motorbike revealing the story of the person whose dreams helped design it. £660,000 / €932,150 / $1.005m  www.loveexcellence.co.uk

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Dress to impress with our specially selected ball gown, jewellery and accessories

Fanciful feathers

Working closely with his team of craftsmen, David Marshall brings his designs to life using the finest materials – platinum, 18-carat gold, diamonds and coloured gemstones. Inspired by nature, these dazzling three-tier feather earrings are in 18ct white gold with white diamonds. £8,510 / €11,800 / $13,050  www.davidmarshalllondon.com

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r Sheer elegance Lee Paton is a British fashion label based between London and Paris founded in 2010 as a high-end bespoke service for private clients. Now the house has produced a ready-to-wear collection with Lee Paton Women creating sophisticated and elegant garments using the same processes and attention to detail as the private division. Lee Paton Women’s first ready-to-wear collection ‘For Elizabeth’ is a homage to the Royal Ballet’s principal character artist, Elizabeth McGorian, a private client of the house. Her love of furs, opulence and a keen eye for fine details made Elizabeth the ideal muse for Lee Paton while her tall elegance and ballet poise formed the perfect mannequin. This stunning organza gown is an excellent example, featuring a pleated bodice and large rose ruffle skirt with an ostrich fringe embellishment. £8,011 / €11,170 / $12,285  www.leepaton.co.uk

String of pearls Yoko London’s insatiable team travels the globe to source the world’s finest pearls, of which it has accrued one of the rarest collections. This delightful necklace includes an array of natural colour South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater baroque pearls and is fastened by an 18kt white gold clasp studded with diamonds. £90,000 / €124,715 / $137,800  www.yokolondon.com

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Kartell and Christian Lacroix have announced their first collaboration with the creation of the Paseo bags inspired by the emblematic wicker baskets from the South of France. Available in two sizes and four colours, the bags are made exclusively out of Kartell’s famous injection-moulded plastic. The iconic and intricate Lacroix Paseo design featured on the bags has been carefully embossed using Kartell’s advanced technology whereby the bag emerges from the injection process already fully decorated. Two golden charms bearing the Christian Lacroix logo and butterfly add the final touches. £115 / €160 / $177 for the larger version  www.kartell.com

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Back to black

The Eliza handbag, arguably Thomas Lyte's most iconic bag, reflects the high level of craftsmanship and distinctive style for which the brand is known. Each handbag is individually hand made in London by one of England's greatest leather ateliers. Created from the finest black crocodile leather and lined with the softest suede, this elegant yet practical bag is sure to become a timeless classic.

The Borgioni Private Collection is

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named after the family matriarch, Emily Rose Borgioni Bartolacci, and inspired by the vintage pieces she left behind for Rhona and Tiffany, the mother-daughter team behind the company. Wanting to wear the family heirlooms, the two re-designed the vintage pieces into their own creations. Friends, relatives and colleagues were immediately drawn to the pieces and shortly afterwards they decided to take their designs public. The collection can be described as unique pieces of art that can be worn as accessories, such as these gorgeous 18k white gold, rose cut diamond and blue sapphire ‘Patricia’ vintage ear cuffs.

Diamonds are forever Beverly Hills’ jeweller Martin Katz is renowned for his exquisite taste and expert eye for

£3,656 / €5,050 / $5,590  www.borgionis.com

transforming precious and semi-precious stones into dramatic, couture quality works of art. This skill has made his name synonymous with red carpet glamour and given him an A-list celebrity following. The superb platinum ring pictured here features a central oval diamond with a pear-shaped diamond on either side, microset with diamonds. £714,000 / €990,000 / $1.094m  www.martinkatz.com

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We explore the history behind Patek Philippe, Geneva’s oldest independent family-owned watch manufacturer

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£204,330 / €285,980 / $315,260

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atek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking since 1839. Following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe, the brand maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 80 patents. Over 200 models are in regular production, produced in small series of between 10 and several hundred watches and fitted with a vast array of in-house movements. The rigorous standards applied to every step of the development process and in the long months of crafting and finishing make each Patek Philippe coveted by the connoisseur. As the product of an extraordinary amount of know-how and work, a Patek Philippe commands a high price and will fully retain or even increase its value over the years. Many of the models achieve cult status and regularly fetch record-setting sums at auction. Their

solid reputation amongst collectors and – especially – the great sentimental value that a Patek Philippe usually acquires in the eyes of its owner make each one a treasured addition to a family’s assets. Patek Philippe watches are works of art whose beauty reflects their mechanical perfection. As exceptional creations they outlive passing fashions without ever losing their appeal and modernity. Now, as always, subtle modifications enable the watches to evolve while retaining all their characteristic charm. Here are just a few to whet your appetite even further. ¢

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Create a focal point in your home with any one of these striking items

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Grassi Pietre together with Studio ITO Design has created a fountain (Izumi) and a bench (Konoha). They are made out of Pietranova, an exclusive stone-based material from Grassi Pietre. Izumi means natural source in Japanese and from this source at the centre of the fountain, the water flows to the outside edge on a flat plane, then drops just before the edge. Thanks to its shape and the water collection system, Izumi can stand in gardens and courtyards or even indoors. The wavy lines surrounding the base resemble circular ripples in water as if caused by a droplet that actually fell. Konoha, which means leaf, is a curved and sinuous stool, a shape that contrasts with its heavy weight. It almost seems as if it is rolling off, blown by the wind. The stool’s shape makes it possible to place it on all its sides, thus creating different sitting planes. Fountain £11,400 / €16,000 / $17,570 Seats £930 / €1,300 / $1,427 each  www.grassipietre.it

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On reflection Designed by Marco Souza as part of his London Collection, this mirror is inspired by the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, one of the tallest and most impressive structures of its type in the world. Reflecting the building’s grandiosity and richness, the Dome mirror is finished in brightly polished brass. £3,200 / €4,470 / $4,920 – £4,520 / €6,300 / $6,940  www.bateye.com

Inspired by winning performances from seasoned heroes and rising stars over the four tennis majors of the year, Goldgenie created the limited edition 24k gold Champion’s Racket. Due to the added weight and embellishment of the strings, it forms an ideal ornamental piece or a superb trophy for a tennis player who has earned their stripes on court. No more than 99 of these tennis rackets will be created and each one will be laser engraved with its number in the series. The high performance premium graphite racket is presented in a beautiful custom frame, bespoke to each client’s wishes and will make a beautiful showpiece for a tennis enthusiast or player.

Rock solid Indigenous is a well-established UK supplier of natural flooring and wall products in limestone, wood, slate, marble and terracotta. More recently, the company has expanded its offering to include bathroom pieces and eye-catching furniture and accessories. Its focus is natural, often handmade, products that have distinct texture and form such as this fabulous crystal rock basin. Handcrafted

Alternatively, Goldgenie’s artisans can leave the strings unembellished for any player who would like to use it to up their game. £1,200 / €1,680 / $1,855  www.goldgenie.com

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Arachnophobia is the result of MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser’s overactive imagination blending with his appreciation of art. It was inspired by a giant spider sculpture called Maman created by Louise Bourgeois (1911 - 2010). MB&F developed the highly unusual concept with specialist Swiss clock maker L’Epée, selecting a high-end clock movement and re-imagining it as the mechanical head and torso of a spider. The body features a black dome with white numerals depicting the hours and minutes. At either end of Arachnophobia's time-displaying abdomen, important mechanical processes take place: the head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel, while the other end contains the mainspring barrel, which powers the movement. Attached to the abdomen are eight visually enticing legs which can be rotated so that the limited edition Arachnophobia can stand tall on a desk or a wall. £10,360 / €14,430 / $15,900 in black and £11,855 / €16,520 / $18,200 in 18k gold plate

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High and lows Bessa is a Portuguese brand that brings back the charm of designs from the past through a new interpretation. The sculptural forms of the 1930s have inspired the company’s Liberty Collection of sofas and chairs made of cow leather from Normandy in France and brass. The tubular and steel structures that marked those years have been combined with a new inspiration that emphasises the antagonistic feeling of deprivation of liberty. The curvy and exaggerated shapes of the sofa´s arms symbolise the end of enclosed spaces which are transformed into open doors to freedom. High back sofa £5,666 / €7,950 / $8,730 Low back sofa £5,600 / €7,850 / $8,620  www.bessadesign.com

Breaking even Bitangra is one of the most significant companies in the Portuguese furniture industry. It creates highly customisable pieces that are full of character with cohesive design concepts, brought to life by master artisans. The Rupture Console is an excellent example. Below its Indian marble top is a lacquered wood box with three central drawers plus two on the sides. These elements are sustained by the console’s structure - a system of welded polished aluminum tubes with several interruptions forming its distinctive and unusual design. £4,512 / €6,330 / $6,950  www.bitangra.com

Set in stone

As part of its Private Collection, Rupert McBain Furniture has created this exquisite bespoke hall table made from three natural elements: oak, gold and stone. The latter element was supplied by Orlando Boyne of Britannicus Stone who, virtually single-handedly, is promoting luxury British stones and marble to an international clientele. Orlando is besotted with the sheer beauty of the natural stones from Britain and is the man sought after by designers and discerning clients looking to create bespoke objet d’art of exquisite splendour and rarity. When polished these historic stones, laid down over 350 million years ago, reveal their true magnificence and are used not only in luxury furniture and objects of beauty but also for flooring and any other interior surface. Most recently Burlington Arcade, London’s eponymous luxury shopping venue, re-laid its entire 220 metre walkway with Britannicus Stone. £35,000 / €49,900 / $53,630  www.britannicus-stone.co.uk

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Current exhibitions taking place around the world ensure that art lovers remain spoilt for choice

Fausto Melotti This exhibition explores the multi-faceted work of Fausto Melotti (1901-1986), one of Italy's greatest artists of the inter and post-war periods. Melotti's abstract sculptures in brass combine elements from nature, geometry, and music. He also achieved great success as a ceramist, producing his meditative ‘Teatrini’ as well as plaques, tiles, tableware, jewelry and statuettes. Gathering approximately 20 metallic sculptures and more than 70 ceramic pieces, this exhibition primarily includes works whose photographs were published in the seminal architecture and design magazine Domus. The exhibition follows the critical perspective of the magazine, which chronicled the developments in Melotti's career between 1948 and 1968. Until January 17th, 2016 at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Paloma, Monaco  www.nmnm.mc

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Anatolia Home of Eternity

From Hittite citadels to the Ottoman court, from Cybele to the Olympian gods, from Christianity to Islam: Anatolia is a land of migrations, where civilisations and cultures have succeeded one another, co-existing and blending for thousands of years. This exhibition highlights this remarkable continuity of cults and cultures across 12 millennia of rituals, from the earliest Anatolian civilisations to the Ottoman Empire. More than 200 objects - many of which have never been shown before - from more than 30 museums across Turkey will illustrate the richness and diversity of Anatolia’s heritage. Until January 17th, 2016 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium  www.bozar.be

Alex Katz

This Is Now

A painter whose work is both fixed in the canon of postwar American art and in the avant garde of painting today, Alex Katz emerged in the 1950s as a figurative painter in an age of abstraction, challenging critics who shunned imagery in art, especially figuration. This exhibition explores the development of landscape in the artist’s career over the last 25 years, revealing the fundamental but often unacknowledged role that it has played in Katz’s work. It features 35 works in which he employs a ‘grammar of abstraction’ to convey the appearance of things as they are both felt and perceived in the present tense, the now. Until February 7th at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain  www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

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Zurbaran Master of Detail Against the background of the Counter-Reformation, Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) succeeded more than virtually any other painter in conveying a mystical conception of belief, by means of his almost hyper-realistic style of painting. This extensive retrospective at the Museum Kunstpalast will be the first to present the artist in a German-speaking country and to explore the totality of Zurbarán’s career, from his early creations through his later masterpieces. Alongside major works drawn from well-known collections, the show will also include paintings which have never or rarely been presented to the public, as well as new discoveries and recently restored works. Also, for the first time a selection of eight fascinating still-lifes from the small œuvre of Zurbarán’s highly gifted son Juan de Zurbarán (1620-1649), who trained in his father’s workshop, will be presented. Until January 31st, 2016 at the Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany  www.smkp.de

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The Arcadian Modern This major retrospective is devoted to the art of Joaquín Torres-García, one of the most complex and emblematic modern masters from the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition embraces the artist’s entire œuvre drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures, and original artist notebooks and rare publications ranging from the late 19th century to the 1940s—presented in a chronological display with a thematic approach. A sequence of chapters focuses on two key moments: the period from 1923 to 1933, when Torres-García participated in various European early-modern avantgarde movements while establishing his own signature pictographic/Constructivist style; and 1935 to 1943, when he produced one of the most striking repertoires of synthetic abstraction upon his return to Uruguay. Until February 15th, 2016 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York  www.moma.org

Ennesima

An Exhibition of Seven Exhibitions on Italian Art

Not one exhibition of Italian art but, literally, an ‘exhibition of exhibitions’ that, via seven paths, tries to explore the last 50 years of contemporary art in Italy, collecting more than 120 works and over 70 artists, from the early 60s through to the present day, in a display extending over the whole first floor of the Milan Triennale. The title is inspired by a work by Giulio Paolini, Ennesima, the first version of which, dated 1973, is divided into seven paintings. This gives the number of exhibition projects seven independent exhibitions, in the form of notes or suggestions that explore different aspects, links, coincidences and discrepancies, as well as the exhibition grammar in the recent history of Italian art. Until March 6th, 2016 at Milan Triennale, Italy  www.triennale.org

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Leading interior designers offer their expert advice on creating the perfect bedroom for optimum relaxation

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lthough the look is a vital factor when designing a bedroom the starting point, according to Susan White, managing director of Iggi Interior Design, should always be the bed itself. “It is important that you and your partner test different beds to get the perfect one for you,” she advises, “after all, a decent night’s sleep is what we are all striving for. “Consider every detail from which side each of you sleep on, whether you prefer a soft or firm mattress to whether either

of you read in bed – all of which can have a knock on effect on other decisions, such as the lighting and the type of bed frame and headboard and, of course, the mattress you choose. If you both have different preferences, companies such as Vispring offer mattresses, which are split to have differing levels of support. Buy the most expensive mattress your budget will allow and you will be ever thankful that you did.” Susan says that the next important thing to think about is the function of the room itself. “Is it is used as a form of retreat?,” she asks. “Will a TV and surround with sound system be required? Do you need to work in this area? Is getting ready the most important factor? Do you have artwork that needs to be displayed? All the answers will help direct which furniture you chose such as the inclusion of a dressing table for makeup application or a seating area for reading the papers on a Sunday morning.” Storage is also a very important factor and a great deal of thought needs to be put into the design of wardrobes, to ensure they fit all items of clothing and accessories for each individual. “We even consider whether they need to be refrigerated to accommodate certain types of clothing or cedar lined to repel moths,” continues Susan. “It’s about form and function and the wardrobes being seamless and looking like they are part of the walls.” Lighting is also an essential consideration. Susan advises, “The best way to handle this is using a system, which can zone the lighting at the touch of a button. Different moods can then be set for task lighting or a more ambient atmosphere or even a soft glow to guide you to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Last but not least, under floor heating is a prerequisite today and a silk carpet adds a finishing touch that helps create the luxurious look and feel underfoot.” International Property & Travel

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Dorothee Junkin Design Services (DJDS) based in New York likes to combine a carefully curated selection of furniture pieces within the company’s designs. Combined with a corresponding lighting concept to create a refined layered look, this exudes a feel of contemporary, understated luxury living. “When it comes to the design of a bedroom for a high-end private residence,” explains Dorothee Junkin, “we always try to involve the client as much as possible. Bedrooms tend to be a very personal space, so it’s about look, comfort and personal preferences. We source from all over the world to achieve an eclectic feel and a unique individuality for each and every of our designs. “As it is often the case with design, less can be more and when we develop our furniture concept, we start with the bed and the headboard wall and then move out from there to the surrounding space.

Some bedrooms may not require a lot of furniture and could quickly feel cluttered. Others may need a sitting group to not feel overly barren and to make sure the space does not become too echoey. A careful and measured approach usually works best.” When it comes to the lighting concept for a bedroom, Dorothee prefers a well-considered placement of several indirect and dimmable light sources with warm, light colours that create a soft glow and highlight certain feature elements of the design. “We usually stay away from bright colours or bold patterns and work with a varied two-tone scheme,” she says. “A colour palette of muted earthy tones provides a calm and relaxing backdrop that can easily be further accessorised with a few richer accents. The element of the haptic experience when touching a beautifully brushed wood grain, delicate silks, sumptuous furs or walking over a plush rug adds another level of definition to the space that can be very subtle but highly effective to create an unique atmosphere.”

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Kevin Haggarthy's news and reviews for those who like to live life in the fast lane Modern day super-cars provide ultimate high-speed excitement. For many years now, even the ‘standard’ showroom super-cars have performance

capability well in excess of many racing cars. Yet top super-car manufacturers will stop at nothing to produce that ultimate road car with real race-car credentials. These limited edition specials are only a hare’s whisker from being all-out racers, yet they combine stupendous performance with day-to-day usability, giving owners the best of both worlds. In this issue we look at how Ferrari, Porsche, Aston, and McLaren walk the tightrope between road car and racer.

was strictly limited to just 100 cars. This stunning

Dynamic drivability Aston Martin’s special limited edition

performer draws on the brand’s top motorsport experience with a new iteration of the Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 engine capable of generating up to 600 PS. This makes it more powerful and 100kg lighter than a standard V12 Vantage S. The GT12 Special has been significantly restyled, as well as re-engineered and, as a result, is lower and wider than any of its Vantage siblings. Again the extensive use of carbon fibre

Vantage GT12 has proved an immediate

keeps weight to a minimum combined with track-

sell-out success. Production of the GT12 - not

focused aerodynamics, including a prominent rear

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Its current product range consists of aerodynamic body kits, diffusers to help with the fitment of the MEC Design exhaust systems, stainless steel exhaust systems, luxurious carpet mats, steering wheels

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and other interiors parts (available in solid wood or carbon fibre) and lowering systems. Since 2013, MEC Designs has also started to produce a range of its own products for various

EC Design is a specialist tuning company based in Berlin with a range

other exclusive vehicles such as Ferrari, BMW

of innovative products which have been developed specifically for

and Audi. This also includes the meCCon series of

Mercedes Benz. The company is renowned for taking things further than

concave wheels which are a range of three-piece

the rest, and the design and quality of its products are certainly no exception. This

wheels that can be manufactured to fit on any

has led to customers not just in Germany but across the world.

vehicle whether it be Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche,

Founded in 1999 in Berlin, MEC Design started to offer its customers a

Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes-Benz or whatever.

comprehensive range of high-quality Mercedes tuning products. Its slogan ‘Synonym

They range in size from 20" up to a staggering 26".

for Perfection’ illustrates precisely the brand philosophy, the associated reliability

 www.mecdesign.de

and tangible connection between design and technology. MEC Design always strives to exceed the needs of customers, not only with the design and development of its products but by offering the highest quality of customer service. Its products are recognised worldwide for their distinctive and consistent design language as authentic and aesthetic and are available in several countries worldwide. The company believes that design is more than the simple ‘styling’ of a product. It is the realisation of an idea, the implementation of an approach.

Concours of Elegance Highland Tour wins ‘Tour of the Year’ The Concours of Elegance Highland Tour has been crowned ‘Tour of the Year’ at the International Historic Motoring Awards, beating a number of other world-class driving events. The Concours of Elegance 2015 was also nominated for ‘Motoring Event of the Year.’ The International Historic Motoring Award follows a highly acclaimed event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Thousands of people passed through the palace gates over the course of three days to see some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful cars. Earlier in the year, the Concours of Elegance was named one of the six best Concours events in the world as part of the Peninsula Classics ‘Best of the Best’ Award. Established in 2012, the inaugural Concours of Elegance was held within Windsor Castle to mark the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.

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DEFINITIVE TRACK CAR FOR EVERYDAY USE Porsche reckons its new 911 GT3 RS ‘packs the maximum degree of motorsport technology currently possible into a street legal car’. We’ve previously tested its slightly less hardcore sibling, the ‘standard’ GT3, to well-earned acclaim as possibly one of the world’s greatest performance GTs. As such, the GT3 credibly holds its own for the committed driver looking for ultimate GT performance combined with usability, refined as it is to a level of all-purpose comfort. The GT3 RS raises the game on the GT3 through extensive modifications to engineering and aerodynamics combined with a lightweight design. It achieved a class record setting seven minutes 20 seconds around the famous 14-mile Nurburgring race circuit – a new benchmark. Power comes courtesy of a super-charged 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine with a specially developed PDK (double clutch semi-automatic) transmission, generating a whopping 500 bhp (368 kW) and 460 Newton metres of torque. Its naturally-aspirated direct fuel injection power is a purist’s favourite, achieving the standard 0 to 62 mph sprint in 3.3 seconds and 0-124 mph in 10.9 seconds. Despite all this, an impressive 22.2 mpg is quoted as the average fuel consumption.

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PERFECTION We put the Volvo V60 Polestar through its paces

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his car easily falls within our top 10 test

straight six cylinder, 3.0 litre in-line engine gets a

drives of the past year. Never in our

larger turbo, and the six speed auto gearbox has been

experience has a vehicle converted so many

recalibrated to house the uprated power and performance.

people to the brand. Latent curiosity was

Add to that the music of a stainless steel sports exhaust,

soon replaced by gob-smacked amazement

four-wheel drive, splitters, spoilers and diffusers to match

when we took this car out on track recently at the Brands Hatch race circuit, where it succeeded in holding off some fully prepared race cars! The V60 Polestar should not be mistaken for the

and Dr Jekyll turns Mr Hyde in a big way. If you have the driver’s edge, competitors will soon realise that your ‘Volvo Estate’ is anything but. . . Yet what makes this car remarkably ‘good value’ is that it

Polestar after-market aerodynamic and trim finishes

equally rewarding for its refinement, comfort and

we see on some of the new Volvo showroom cars. This

day-to-day usability.

one is the real McCoy, developed from the ground up by Polestar Racing, Volvo’s motor sport racing specialists.

A thorough work-over The V60 represents Polestar’s ultimate expression of a Volvo road car. Making up its core are 20 inch wheels, special six piston brembo racing brakes, 80% stiffer springs, stiffened dampers and chassis. An uprated

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TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine 3.0 litre 6cyl turbo petrol Power 345 bhp Transmission Six speed auto 0-62 mph 5.0 secs Top speed 155 mph (limited) Economy 27.7 mpg CO2 237g/km Price £49,775

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This F-Type Coupe V6 S Manual is one of Jaguar’s most beautiful and alluring creations to date. When the Coupe was originally launched, it was only available as a powerful V8 litre car with a semi-automatic ‘box. That car is mean, raucous, rude, and delightfully unruly. Thankfully, this beautiful motor car is now available with a V6 engine and a slick shifting, sixspeed manual gearbox! For the true petrol-heads amongst us, particularly those who prefer to be in total control of what a motor car does, there couldn’t be better news.

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More McLaren magic

0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds; 0-124 mph in 7.9 seconds; and a top speed of 205 mph. Weight saving of 100kg makes the 675LT the lightest in its class, and gives an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 549PS per ton. The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces a massive 666bhp at

irst revealed to the public at the

7,100rpm, and an impressive 700Nm (516 lb

2015 Geneva Motor Show, this very

ft) of torque and yet, its officially quoted as

special McLaren high flyer is the

achieving a highly impressive average 24.2

lightest, most powerful, fastest and most

mpg and the same emissions figure of the

track-focused, road legal model in the

less powerful Super Series models,

McLaren Super Series. It is also the most

at 275g/km.

exclusive in the range, with only 500 coupés produced - all sold. Carrying the legendary ‘long-tail’ tag,

However, speed is not at the cost of usability and practicality. McLaren has worked hard to retain usable road car

first featured on the original McLaren F1

drivability, and driver and passenger comfort

that won at Le Mans many years ago;

levels. Lucky buyers have paid £259,500

lightweight, optimised aerodynamics,

for the privilege of owner status. Look out

increased power, track-focused dynamics

carefully for this McLaren icon when models

and driver engagement are its main features.

start to filter on to our roads from mid-

The performance stats echo the message:

summer 2016 - it’ll be a rare sight!

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This V6 S manual F-Type Coupe is arguably the most rewarding of the range, due in the main to its great front engine/rear drive handling, usable power, and sweet gear-change. Add to that one of the best exhaust notes in the business, more than enough concealed boot space for two, competitive fuel economy and drop dead gorgeous looks then this car is definitely a winner. What makes this combination of characteristics so engaging is the level of communication over an automatic the manual car achieves with the driver. The need to change gears puts a heightened level of energy and attention into the drive. TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine 3.0 litre v6 supercharged 0-62 mph 4.9 secs Power 375 bhp Top speed 171 mph Average fuel consumption 31.8 mpg Price circa £60,235

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To create the F12 tdf, Ferrari has focused its

A collector’s

development on the key elements of Ferrari’s

MUST!

This Special Edition Ferrari F12 is extreme

DNA namely, engine, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics. The result is a very special Ferrari with exceptional acceleration, road-holding and agility. The F12 tdf is powered by the highly

even by Ferrari’s

accomplished 780 cv, naturally-aspirated V12.

standards. It’s a tribute

This, to our minds, is one of the world’s greatest

to Ferrari’s celebrated involvement in the Tour de France endurance road

and finest looking engines. The car features a

race that in the 1950s and 60s was dominated by the 1956 250 GT Berlinetta

rear-wheel steering system – known as the ‘Virtual

winning four consecutive editions. This is Ferrari’s ultimate expression of an

Short Wheelbase’ - which is integrated with

extreme road car equally at home on the race track, yet regrettably only 799

the other vehicle dynamic control systems. This

of them are being built, tipping this special edition as a collector’s favourite.

achieves the steering wheel response times and turn-in of a racing car whilst at the same time increasing the car’s stability at high speed. Bodywork, interior, engine, transmission, and running gear have all had a major work-over, the extensive use of carbon-fibre inside and out succeeding in reducing the F12’s total weight by 110 kg. The result? Record performance figures: 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds in addition to a substantial boost in lateral acceleration. The F12 tdf laps the Ferrari Fiorano test circuit in just 1 minute 21 seconds; one of the best ever road car lap times.

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The counties surrounding London are enjoying a surge in high-end property prices as commuters forsake the capital in favour of the country says Lisa Burn

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or those working in the capital, living in London is not always desirable. There is an increasing tendency for people to move away from the city to the suburbs and further afield, encouraged by less expensive property prices, a better quality of life and fast train services into major business centres. Even at the luxury end of the market, £1million will buy much more outside London than it will in the capital itself. According to research published in November 2015 by international real estate adviser Savills, commuter housing markets are set to outperform London markets from now until 2020. Sophie Chick, Savills research associate director, comments, “We expect the trend for urban living to continue as London buyers seek out Grovewood, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire vibrant locations where they don’t have to Nearest railway station: Beaconsfield (approx half a mile sacrifice the convenience of living close to away) for services to London Marylebone shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.” Journey time: Around 25 minutes The research states that, while prime London property prices are 36.8% This newly constructed Georgian-style property above their 2007 level, property prices sits within landscaped gardens and enjoys a wealth of in commuter areas rose just 6.6%. This luxurious features, including a marble reception hall, obviously makes for a great investment picture windows, galleried landing, walk-in wardrobes opportunity as prices rise in the future, and bi-fold doors opening on to a stone terrace. The but also means buyers are in a position to ground floor comprises a family room, drawing room, purchase far larger properties than would dining room, study, library and open-plan kitchen and otherwise be the case. breakfast area. Matthew Craker, director of Upstairs the master suite includes a dressing room Fine & Country Brookmans Park, based and en suite bathroom; the five remaining bedrooms in Hertfordshire, says, “We sell many all have en suite bath, or shower rooms also. A cinema properties to commuters who are moving and games room is located on the top floor, alongside out of London. While the prices in our a leisure room with spa. Outside, the garage is large area aren't particularly cheap, there are lots enough for three cars and features a self-contained of purchasers who see real value compared guest studio above with fitted kitchen and shower room. to the price that they may be selling at in £4.75m / €6.74m/ $7.17m Savills +44 (0)1494 731950 International Property & Travel

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commuter belt

London. These people are buying four-bedroom detached homes for similar prices that they're selling a two-bedroom apartment in London.”

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Some areas have been popular with commuters for many years and so do command a premium. Virginia Water and Cobham in Surrey, and Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire for example, have become Britain’s first million pound towns, according to a report from Lloyds Bank published in October 2015. The research states that average property prices in those towns is £1,168,992, £1,042,552 and £1,003,367 respectively. According to Savills, the average house price in Cobham from August 2014 – August 2015 was £1,054,781. “This price reflects the demand for property here which is largely based on the quintessential English country village atmosphere of Cobham itself,” says Ian Camplin, head of Savills Cobham residential sales. “As a result, Cobham remains an excellent investment opportunity – for first time buyers and second steppers as well as investment landlords.” Mr Craker cites the Hertfordshire villages of Brookmans Park and Cuffley, and the town of Potters Bar as being popular with buyers – all have train links into London (Potters Bar is also close to the M25) and all are vibrant places to live. For Alex Newall, managing director at Hanover Private Office, the counties of Berkshire and Surrey fit the bill. “Ascot, Windsor, Windlesham and Sunningdale are all favourites for commuters looking for easy access into central London by train to both Paddington and Waterloo,” he says. “Property prices work out at only £500 per square foot for brand new properties (half the price of Fulham and Wandsworth), and even less for older properties, therefore it’s no surprise that Ascot has such a huge draw for families. Now throw in the world's most famous horse racing meeting Royal Ascot in June each year, polo at Guards and Smiths Lawn, fantastic golf at Sunningdale and Wentworth, and you start to see that this is an AAA location with great potential for further growth in prices.” In addition to these counties, Sussex, Kent and Essex also lie within London’s commuter belt and should be considered by potential purchasers. In fact, any of the Home Counties, especially those places within an hour’s train journey of central London, should prove attractive to commuters. Less well-known towns and villages may not command the same high prices as the mature markets of Cobham, Virginia Water and Beaconsfield, but they should nonetheless prove sound investments, both from a financial and from a work life balance viewpoint. 80

Windsor Bridge Court, Eton, Berkshire Nearest railway station: Windsor & Eton Riverside (less than quarter of a mile away) for services to London Waterloo and London Paddington Journey time: Around one hour to London Waterloo and around 45 minutes to London Paddington (change at Windsor & Eton Central and Slough) This three-bedroom duplex apartment is located in the centre of Eton, next to the River Thames, and includes a 30 foot private mooring. The interior features an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, which leads on to a south facing terrace with views of Windsor Castle. On the upper floor, all three double bedrooms have en suite bath, or shower rooms, while the master bedroom and bedroom two also enjoy access to a south-facing balcony. £2m €2.838m $3.018m Hanover Private Office +44 (0)20 7935 5797

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The Victorian, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent Nearest railway station: Barming (approx one mile away) for services to London Victoria Journey time: Around 60 minutes The Victorian is a two-bedroom apartment within the Grade II listed Preston Hall, a restored mansion that dates back to the 12th century. The apartment benefits from original features, including a hidden staircase where Tudor King Henry VIII’s wife Catherine Howard is said to have met her lover, Thomas Culpeper. Contemporary design touches include an Oakwood kitchen with quality appliances and stone worktops, an open-plan living and dining space, two en suite bathrooms with mirrored furnishings, walk-in and fitted wardrobes, and engineered oak flooring. £550,000 / €780,400 / $829,350 Weston Homes +44 (0)1279 873333 International Property & Travel

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Sonning Court, Sonning on Thames, Berkshire Nearest railway station: Twyford (approx two miles away) for services to London Paddington Journey time: Around 30 minutes Sonning Court has been the home of worldrenowned magician and illusionist Uri Geller for 35 years. Its design is based on the US White House, with gates from a Covent Garden theatre and a driveway lit by modernised gas lanterns that were once part of the street furniture of London’s Oxford Street. It includes nine bedrooms, eight en suite bathrooms, a reception hall, formal dining room, summer dining room, kitchen, two drawing rooms leading to a large glass atrium, an entertainment hall with cinema room, bar and gym, a wine cellar and staff quarters. Outside, the grounds include private moorings on the River Thames for up to 18 boats, a guest apartment, L-shaped swimming pool, pool house, professional tennis court, Japanese water gardens, helipad and garage. £15m / €21.3m / $22.6m Savills +44 (0)1491 843001 82

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Miram House, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire Nearest railway station: Hadley Wood (less than one mile away) for services to Moorgate and Kings Cross Journey time: Around 23 minutes These six elegant, spacious apartments are targeted at those who require convenient access into Central London yet still enjoy countryside living. Hence Miram House ushers in a new concept in modern living – a fusion of classic elegance with contemporary features. Its layout ensures that every apartment has a stunning view. Additionally, with bespoke finishes and stunning surroundings, the property compares equally with West End luxury boutique hotels whilst retaining the essence and feel of a lavish country home. A communal all-weather tennis court offers a perfect social and leisure amenity while spacious underground parking provides security and convenience. From £1.75m / €2.48m / $2.64m

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Ashington Lodge, Aldham, Essex Nearest railway station: Marks Tey (approx one mile away) for services to Stratford and London Liverpool Street Journey time: Around 55 minutes This contemporary country estate covers approximately 76 acres and includes a private golf course, lake, woodland, parkland, a light aircraft landing strip, tennis court, outbuildings, post and rail paddocks, and landscaped gardens. The house itself offers around 8,000 square feet of living space and has five double bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, a reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, games room, conservatory, kitchen and breakfast room, and a utility room. Outside, the gardens include a greenhouse and a coach house with garage, workshop and first floor office. £4.25m / €6m / $6.4m Beresfords Country +44 (0)1245 397475 84

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Flowerways, Chipstead, Surrey Nearest railway station: Chipstead (approx one mile away) for services to London Bridge Journey time: Around 50 minutes Believed to date back to 1905, this sixbedroom home stands within gardens of around half an acre. It includes an openplan kitchen and family room, utility room, separate dining room, study and dual-aspect sitting room with feature fireplace and bay window. Upstairs, the master bedroom features fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. Five further double bedrooms and a shower room can also be found on the first floor. Outside, the gardens encompass a swimming pool, pergola, mature lawns, landscaping and a paved patio. ÂŁ1.25m / â‚Ź1.77m / $2.64m Fine & Country +44 (0)20 8660 6689

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Surrey splendour

This newly built bespoke property provides three levels of contemporary family living at its most luxurious

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The property offers an impressive fusion of classical and contemporary architecture coupled with interiors modelled for sophisticated, yet practical living. Spacious interiors include a grand reception hall, drawing room, dining room, open plan kitchen/family room and a ground floor study. There is a master suite with ‘his & hers’ dressing areas and five piece en suite, three further bedrooms with en suites are on the first floor and two more bedrooms on the top floor. A media room/home cinema room includes a wet bar come kitchenette, Enjoying a secluded, gated plot with beautifully

while a sumptuous steam room is large enough for

landscaped grounds in the Surrey hamlet of

the whole family to enjoy.

Worplesdon Hill, Courtenay House extends to

Courtenay House includes an integral double

in excess of 6,100 square feet. It has been built

garage complete with tiled flooring and heating

by highly renowned Surrey builders Osborne

and stands in grounds of around an acre with an

Developments who are responsible for the design

additional detached gym or store. All features that

and build of a high number of superior homes in

have been created in this home are of the highest

some of the finest locations in Surrey and Berkshire.

possible specification with no expense spared.

This project bears testament to the company’s

Attention to detail and finish throughout is simply

relentless pursuit of excellence, from the carefully

unparalleled and inspiring.

considered exterior design and landscaping to the

£3.25m / €4.6m / $4.85m

intelligently planned interior layouts, superior levels

Seymours Prestige Homes +44 (0)1483 755222

of internal finishes and high quality specification.

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Exceptional elegance

This newly built house in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire has one of the UK’s most prestigious addresses

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Shaanti is a stunning property within a private,

is accessed via secure gates and a long driveway,

landscaped plot of 1.15 acres. It has approximately

leading to a central forecourt offering plentiful

15,450 square feet of sumptuous living space

parking. Its rear garden is a major feature with a

arranged over five floors, with a lift for ease of

secluded, covered barbecue zone. Complete with

access. There are four reception rooms that provide

professional kitchen equipment, it offers great

both formal and informal entertainment space with

entertaining space with soothing sounds of fountains

high ceilings and subtle mood lighting. The master

and waterfalls. In addition, there is a triple garage

bedroom suite is designed over the entire top floor,

with a two-bedroom staff annexe on the upper level.

with four further bedrooms suites on the first floor. Elena Reva, managing director of Lonsdale

“This is a perfect house for an active and vibrant family who want to live in the privacy of a detached

Homes, comments, “Shaanti is an exceptional new

house close to London yet place an emphasis

home, finished to a very high specification. It also

on entertaining guests without compromising,”

features what we believe to be one of the best private

continues Ms Reva. “This part of Buckinghamshire

residence spa and entertainment complexes in the

offers a countryside lifestyle yet is close to numerous

country. The leisure centre, spread over two floors,

boutiques and restaurants, and its schools have

offers incredible facilities which include a 13 metre

a reputation as being some of the country's best.

swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym and a meditation

Interior designer Natalia Rotenberg (NR Group) has

room, together with a fully functional nightclub,

furnished the house to an exceptional standard,

and bar facilities overlooking the pool and fountains

subsequently winning with this design in two

below. If this wasn’t enough, the house also features

categories of the International Property Awards.

its own hair salon and a 12-seat cinema. In my 10 years

While being set in beautiful countryside, Shaanti is

in the super-prime residential market, I have never

conveniently close to both Oxford and London via the

seen such impressive entertaining and spa facilities.”

M40. London Marylebone Station can be reached in

Shaanti is set well back from the road running

20 minutes by train.

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acres that is designated as a protected public open

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space, accessible by residents only. The property

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The best of both worlds Birch Hall Farm in Coppice Row, Theydon Bois is close to Epping Forest yet has Central Line access to London

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This stunning home is ideally suited for modern day living. The property features spacious and flexible accommodation with a bespoke kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, two cloakrooms and six reception rooms including a fabulous home cinema room. The property also boasts four bedroom suites and two further double bedrooms which share a bathroom. The basement which is filled with natural light facilitates an indoor swimming pool complete with changing rooms, a gym and games room. The property offers a high degree of seclusion whilst enjoying excellent links to the City and West End via the Central Line and shopping facilities within the picturesque local village of Theydon Bois. ÂŁ4.5m / â‚Ź6.19m / $6.82m Lawlors Elite Homes t: +44 (0)20 84181890 e: Elite@Lawlors.co.uk w: www.lawlors.co.uk

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The former home of the Earls of Clarendon, The Grove in Hertfordshire is now a five-star hotel, championship golf resort and award-winning spa

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he Grove is set in 300 acres of countryside in the south of England, just 18 miles from central London. An 18th century mansion, it has been lovingly restored to stunning effect, combining contemporary design and original period architecture. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Grove has three fabulous restaurants offering a choice of formal fine dining, international cuisine or comforting fare in a more casual setting. A beautiful walled garden plays host to tennis courts, a croquet lawn, an outdoor swimming pool and an urban beach with volleyball, while table tennis and a pool table are provided in the potting shed. Roses ramble on its old walls, while the vegetable garden and fruit trees provide the freshest raw ingredients for the restaurants. Sequoia at The Grove is a luxury spa where guests can relax and revitalise alone or with friends or family and let highly skilled therapists soothe and stimulate their senses. As for golf, a dedicated team of professionals offer a range of lessons to deliver the ultimate golf experience for players of all abilities - from complete beginners to elite level Tour players. Each golf lesson is bespoke and can encompass any aspect of the game from tee to green, as well as on course playing instruction.

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THE WORLD’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE

This island nation has a distinctive identity based on its rich combination of English, African and West Indian roots

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s part of the British Empire for 334 years, most of the institutions in Barbados date back to British influences, with a legal system derived from English common law, the third oldest parliament in the Commonwealth, and English as the official language. A recent research document commissioned by UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences looks into the many reasons why the island attracts such a significant level of UHNWI investors and residents. It highlights the efficient fiscal environment, including no inheritance tax or capital gains tax, which offers value to wealthy individuals and their families. A recent Wealth-X report also found that more than two-thirds (67%) of ultra high net worth individuals living in the Caribbean had relocated from another country, primarily the US, UK and Canada. Many of them are choosing to invest in Barbados, taking advantage of its trust structures and asset protection, as well as to build their real estate portfolios. Importantly, UNNA’s research takes into account the pride Barbados takes in its political stability, highly developed infrastructure and advanced information technology. Barbados also featured in Condé Nast Traveller’s top 20 world’s best islands in September 2015 for its unique mix of the familiar with the exotic. It is regularly voted best Caribbean island for sport – offering

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barbados polo, tennis, scuba-diving, horse-racing and paragliding to name a few – and has seven golf courses, two more than in 2009. The island is also a gateway to the Caribbean’s wider offering of 121 golf courses.

Property potential

As the Caribbean’s main tourism season is now well underway, Kim Goddard, head of sales at Royal Westmoreland, and Jeanie Mahon from Knight Frank’s Barbados office, provide an insight of what’s in store for the Barbados property market this year. In summary, the British still dominate sales of property on the West Coast of Barbados; demand is predicted to continue to grow and prices should continue to stabilise over this year; properties in the $1.5 to $2.5 million and $10 million plus categories is where demand is growing; and the trend toward contemporary/ transitional architecture continues. “We are anticipating a good season as demand for property increased last year and we predict this will continue this year, especially amongst the British who account for the majority of our international sales,” says Jeanie Mahon. “The $10 million plus market continues to prove steady and there are no signs of this abating. Prices will stay where they are and grow for premium properties looking forward.” Kim Goddard sees demand growing for properties priced between $1.5 to $2.5 million. She says, “This market was dead a few years ago but it’s where we are seeing most demand now and predict this will continue. Typically buyers in this price bracket are aged in their late 40s to early 50s, the children are out of the house and typically they are looking at succession planning in their business/ profession; whereas buyers of our larger villas in the $3 million plus market will be approaching retirement and have already sold their business. Our fractional ownership product has also drawn a younger audience and has proved to be a popular stepping stone into full ownership.” The last word goes to Suzanne Davis of Realtors, Real Estate Sales Barbados, who is hopeful that the high-end market is on the move. “House prices are still generally 20% below pre-crisis levels,” she says, “but we are optimistic due to increasing numbers of foreign enquiries that sales volumes are picking up and therefore are hopeful that the high end market will improve in our winter season.” 98

Palazzate, Near Speightstown This lavish, newly completed property consists of four residences but is being sold as one. It is in a beachfront position on the ‘Barbados Riviera’, the favoured northern end of the island’s west coast. The end result is a majestic building with a vast 75,000 square feet of living space divided into four ocean front homes. Each one extends to more than 13,000 square feet within the footprint of the building and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a cinema room and pool. The property incorporates sophisticated security, including a dedicated camera room and biometric technology in the private access lifts. There are staff areas with laundry rooms and kitchens plus underground parking for 18 vehicles. Additionally, the spa area with a health club and treatment rooms and a private bar area offers direct access to both the pool and beach. £82.933m / €116.365m / $125m

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Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Resort

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Just north of Port St Charles on the Barbados Riviera is this exclusive,

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Ariena, Sandy Lane, St. James Standing in 1.79 acres, this property consists of the main house with a two-car portico, two double garages with storage/workshop at the rear, a one-bedroom annexe for staff, pool and spa, a two-bedroom guest cottage, gardener’s bathroom and generator building. As with all properties on the Sandy Lane Estate, access to the beach is provided through the Sandy Lane Hotel main entrance to the Sandy Lane Property Owners Association Beach Facilities. There is a lounge area, storage facility, bathrooms, bar, and outdoor showers. Beach chairs are also provided. £5.9m / €8.15m / $8.95m Realtors Real Estate Sales +246 432 6930

Gardenia, St James An exceptional property in a highly sought after beachfront position offering immaculate, wideranging accommodation. This includes large openplan reception rooms that take full advantage of the fabulous sea views. Gardenia is very private and securely positioned centrally within beautifully colourful and lush gardens and grounds. £23.05m / €32.59m / $35m Knight Frank International +44 (0)20 7861 1553 102

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Royal Westmoreland, St James The villa shown is a 6,700 square foot home featuring clean lines, slick interiors, large terraces and enormous expanses of glass to maximise the views. Offering a total of four en suite bedrooms, a study, media room and a large eat in kitchen opening to a covered veranda dining area. There is a also sweeping staircase, sea views from three of the four bedrooms, a staff area, and double garage all in a Caribbean-modern architectural style. Similar custom-designed villas can be built on numerous fairway lots on the estate such as Jasmine Ridge with lot prices varying according to the location. ÂŁ3.6m / â‚Ź5.2m / $5.7m for a similar property to that pictured Royal Westmoreland +44 (0)1524 782649

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This is a rare opportunity to own a highly luxurious property complete with private mooring in stunning Mamora Bay in Antigua

Investors and holiday home buyers will be stunned

by this truly beautiful, seven-bedroom property set into the hillside. Positioned directly on secluded beachfront, it offers unrivalled views of the Caribbean Sea, quick access to the world famous English Harbour and exceptional rental returns. Three floors of opulent living space are complemented by a continuous natural sea breeze and the first class facilities are unmatched. Tranquillity and privacy are guaranteed with two private beaches, elegant balconies and an exquisite swimming pool with deck. The lower section of the property is ideal for staff accommodation while additional surrounding acreage is available for development subject to relevant approval. ÂŁ1.27m / â‚Ź1.8m / $1.9m Further information Call +44 (0)7919 888 111 or visit www.antiguapropertyforsale.com

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Sandcastle real estate and development consultancy specialists should be your source for real estate in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean. Our team members all have a long history in the property market but from a varied background. We have legal experts as practising lawyers, an ex developer who worked through the region looking at marketing sales strategies and exit plans as well as building costs and rental techniques. Thus we never hard sell, we find the perfect fit for the buyer and the seller.

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nitially opened in 1887 and now fully restored and expanded, The Crane combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion. With 252 luxuriously appointed residences and suites, this cliff-top resort is conveniently located just six minutes’ east of Grantley Adams International Airport It has a spectacular natural setting on a cliff overlooking the powder-pink sands of Crane Beach, one of the world’s best beaches. The Crane goes beyond the typical Caribbean holiday packages, offering unparalleled service, a full service concierge and spacious, luxurious accommodation including private pools, gardens and rooftop terraces. The resort also boasts award-winning cuisine, a relaxing spa, tennis courts and five outdoor pools including a cascading waterfall and whirlpool. At the heart of the resort community, The Crane Village offers boutiques, duty free retail shopping, a gym, Calypso Kids’ Club and impressive conference facilities. Alongside hotel accommodation, The Crane also offers the opportunity to own under the resort’s fractional ownership scheme. Currently, the resort is constructing a high end on-site gated residential community, the Private Residences, as well as a new beachside development on the east coast, a 10-minute drive from The Crane: Beach Houses at Culpepper. www.thecrane.com International Property & Travel

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Live. Work. Play. Exclusive yet connected. Relaxed yet vibrant. DOWNTOWN MARKHAM is the newest downtown in Canada’s largest metropolis, the Greater Toronto Area. An entertaining, culturally infused mixed-used development with unfathomable intensity, located in Canada’s High Tech Capital, DOWNTOWN MARKHAM is the place to live, work and play. Welcome to DOWNTOWN MARKHAM. Welcome to REMINGTON.

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under the palms White sands, steamy sunshine and sparkling new skyscrapers are all reasons to head to Florida where Ginetta Vedrickas discovers a stunning selection of homes

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he ‘Sunshine State’ has long attracted buyers from all over the world with the jewel in the crown inevitably being sophisticated Miami. In recent years, its real estate market has propelled the city into the most in-demand and exclusive destination for luxury buyers as it continues to attract billionaire buyers from across the globe. Demand is high but, there is one limitation to Miami’s rising skyline, oceanfront land is scarce which potentially limits future development. Realtors BRG International sells high-end homes in Southern Florida’s choicest spots such as Brickell, Coconut Grove and Sunny Isles but CEO Matias Alem fears a dearth of future prime development. He explains, “The lack of vacant parcels to build in prime coastline

areas, illustrates the demand for waterfront, and more specifically oceanfront property in Miami and what wealthy buyers will have to pay for a premier location, and exclusivity.” Silvio Pagliani, president of LuxuryEstate. com says that 35% of searches are for Miami, followed by 12% for Coral Gables and 9% for Fort Lauderdale. “Investors from all over the world are drawn to Florida’s warm weather and relaxed lifestyle,” he says. Inventory is becoming scarce but, according to the National Association of Realtors, last year’s dollar volume of international sales in Florida was $23.7 billion. Prime real estate buyers included Canadians, Chinese buyers, and Europeans, mainly attracted to waterside condos in areas such as Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles and South Beach. International Property & Travel

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Miami has firmly positioned itself as a ‘safe haven’ for HNWIs, currently ranked as 7th top global city according to the Wealth Report, and strengthening its position as an economic powerhouse. After New York, Miami is the nation’s second leading financial centre and it also ranks as the third most visited US destination and most popular city for international buyers. But it’s not all business. Miami has also grown a reputation for a thriving communications, cultural and art appeal that is widely becoming a distinctive part of an affluent aspirational lifestyle. Along with numerous music, film, fashion and entertainment events, Art Basel Miami Beach, is a record-breaking multibillion dollar fair attracting the artistic community and cash-buying power and influence of wealthy foreigners who flock to the city for the yearly event.

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And lovers of fine art can’t fail to be attracted by the newest development in one of the city’s most prime spots. Oceana Bal Harbour’s sleek 28-storey glass tower runs parallel to the Atlantic coast, with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay on one side and the crystal blue seas of the Atlantic on the other. With vistas of infamous Miami Beach and the luscious Oleta River State Park, the development sits on 5.53 acres, with 400 metres of pristine beach directly on its doorstep. Residents will enjoy an abundance of luxury amenities that include underground parking, a private poolside restaurant, lap pool and leisure pools, cinema, outdoor Jacuzzis, a playroom, a fitness centre and spa, 24-hour concierge services, two tennis courts plus wine cellar. Tony Imbesi of developers Consultatio says that facilities are first-class but the scarcity of plots like this is the main appeal. “It’s the last site in Bal Harbour and is a very social project with an extremely special location.” Oceana Bal Harbour has tapped into Miami’s creative link with the installation of two Jeff Koons’ sculptures ‘Pluto and Proserpina’ and ‘Ballerina’ set between two pools on the building’s east side. In 2013 Koons became the most valued living American artist after one of his infamous ‘Balloon Dogs’ sold for $58.4 million. The 110

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Villa Tranquilla, Palm Bay Built in 1923 and completely refurbished in 2013, this villa includes eight bedrooms providing spacious accommodation while the well-proportioned reception areas feature high ceilings and large windows. Multiple terraces offer uninterrupted views of the ocean while a large swimming pool is positioned at the centre of a classic styled courtyard. £28m / €38.6m / $42m Sotheby’s International Realty +1 973 407 8010

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The Portofino Penthouse, Miami Beach This state-of-the-art sky home covers nearly 6,000 square feet and includes five bathrooms and four bedrooms over three levels. It also has two parking spaces, a rooftop pool, private elevator, security system and floor to ceiling height windows. Every finish, fixture, appliance and electronic system is custom and brand new. Soaring high above, this residence offers exceptional 360 degree views of the ocean, South Beach and Miami skyline. £12.64m / €9.17m / $13.75m ONE Sotheby’s International Realty t: +1 877 630 8155

building’s contemporary take on the Art Deco architecture - now synonymous with the skyline of downtown Miami - helps it to blend into its surroundings thanks to architect, Bernardo Fort-Brescia. Almost 70% of the development has already sold to a mix of nationalities including British and European buyers. “Most of our buyers so far have been from New York,” explains Mr Imbesi, “but we anticipate strong interest from British buyers which is why we’ve come to the UK to launch the penthouses.” BRG’s Matias Alum agrees, “It’s a good opportunity for the British market who have an understanding about Florida’s real estate. This is the best location in Miami.” Infrastructure improvements too are adding to the Sunshine State’s appeal. Thanks to the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Port of Miami will be able to accommodate colossal mega-ships, solidifying its position as the cruise capital of the world. Now is a great time to invest in the state says The Foremost Currency Group’s Alastair Archbold. “Property prices in Florida have been steadily rising for the last three years and we have seen an increase in clients purchasing US Dollars to invest there. However, while exchange rates remain above $1.50 to the Pound for the moment, the rate has been steadily dropping over the last three months. It’s expected that this trend will continue as it’s expected that the US Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates, and that’s making the USD more expensive to purchase.” Foreign Currency Direct’s Josh Privett believes that growing demand from international buyers reflects how well the US is recovering relative to other economies. “They are seen as safe, long-term investments once more, but the other effect of a robust US economy is an expensive Dollar to purchase in order to complete on a property,” says Mr Privett, offering this advice for this year. “The US is in a very strong position at the moment, but seems set to stagnate or wane, presenting fantastic opportunities for buyers as the year progresses. With favour set to finally shift towards Dollar buyers during 2016, a well-timed transfer could save you five figure sums depending on the volume of your US Dollar purchase.” International Property & Travel

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Boca Raton, Palm Beach This gated estate is one of the area's largest and most extravagant deepwater properties. Spanning around 430 feet of waterfront, its shoreline has spectacular south, east and north views of the Intracoastal Waterway. It includes a fully powered and equipped marble dock capable of accommodating various mega yachts. Architecturally designed, the property’s 17,032 square feet provides distinctive and elegant living and entertaining. It includes an elegant formal dining room that easily seats 18, a grand living room, full bar, floating family room and billiard lounge area along with a state-of-the-art home theatre. The bedrooms include a grand master suite with water views, sitting room and huge wrap around terrace, plus four large en suite bedrooms with private terraces. The property also has a fully equipped fitness centre and two garages for up to eight vehicles. It is being sold fully furnished including all exquisite, custom made furnishings, artwork and electronics. £10.7m / €14.7m / $16m JSM Realty Services +1 561 488 3241 e: sergio@jsmrealty.com 112

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Four Seasons, Miami With stunning panoramic vistas and superb resort amenities, this mansion is high in the sky on the 54th floor. The 8,911 square foot residence features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, two private elevators, magnificent corner living and dining rooms, a restaurant-grade chef’s kitchen, soundproof home theatre, spa, billiards room, three balconies, climate controlled wine storage for 1,800 bottles, Crestron smart home technology, a housekeeper’s suite and five deeded parking spaces. Residents may bask in the services and amenities the Four Seasons Hotel Miami offers, including spa treatments, a well-equipped fitness centre, a pool and concierge services. £12m / €16.5m / $17.92m LuxuryEstate.com +1 305 695 6300

Penthouse apartment, Oceana Bal Harbour Miami

in an open-plan dining/living room and kitchen/breakfast room. Each apartment

The development’s penthouse, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-

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around terraces accentuate its 270 degree views that include the Miami Bay area,

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Atlantic Ocean and one of America’s most spectacular cities. The apartment has

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Harbour Point, Key Biscayne Breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay to downtown Miami can be enjoyed from this tropical vernacular home. Within a quiet area of Miami, this property features direct beach access, an infinity pool and even occasional dolphin watching. The eight-bedroom home was designed by renowned architect Cesar Molina and features custom handcrafted woodwork, impact glass,

£14.3 m / €19.8m / $21.5m

integrated terrazzo, fine wood and marble flooring throughout.

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trategically positioned in exceptional destinations around the globe, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts reflect the culture and history of their locations. A selection of superb suites is available, culminating with Presidential Suites which are the absolute pinnacle of luxury. Perched atop the resort, each one includes twin penthouses and three walkout balconies for prime views.

Guests are assured personalised attention and a full range of first class services and amenities. The famous golf course architect Rees Jones enhanced the land's existing contours in designing 18-hole championship course at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Pine and cypress trees line its fairways which, as well as Bonnet Creek nature reserve, provides scenic views from the hotel. A 4,000 square foot fitness centre is located within the Waldorf Astoria Spa and overlooks the pool and golf course. The spa offers body therapy or massage in one of 22 treatment areas where guests are offered a full menu of signature spa services. From rejuvenating massages and cleansing facials to makeup application and men’s therapies, there are many pampering treatments from which to choose. Private cabanas are also available for daily rental near the swimming pool where poolside attendants cater to every need, including complimentary refreshments. www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com

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ormed from seven sheikdoms, the UAE is the picture perfect spot for all things luxurious. Dubai overshadows the Gulf with its legendary malls, soaring skyscrapers and idyllic islands but there are hidden corners to discover in its six other states for those who can bear to search further afield. Knight Frank’s recent inaugural The Hub Report 2015 found that the last 20 years have played a crucial role in Dubai’s appeal pointing to the growth in financial and business services, trade and logistics and tourism activity which have all fuelled Dubai’s emergence as a global hub. James Lewis, Head of Knight Frank Middle East believes that the impact on real estate has been positive, with higher levels of occupier demand being generated across the office, industrial and hospitality sectors. “The emirate has established itself as a safe, family-friendly and low tax environment,” he says, “which combined with its connectivity to other global centres, has been attracting the world’s growing population of high-net-worth individuals. Naturally then, demand for luxury residential property has been gathering momentum.” And the future continues to look bright says the report pointing to IMF forecasts which suggest that the UAE’s economy will outperform the UK, US, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore in the run up to 2020. This, alongside the fact that the federation is among the easiest places to do business globally, should help extend Dubai’s lead as a financial and business services hub in the Middle East. Strong growth over the past decade in manufacturing and exports have been important drivers. Additionally, the UAE’s transport infrastructure, rated as the International Property & Travel

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best in the world by the World Economic Forum, combined with the emirate’s strategic location tallest building, in the heart of Downtown. This multi-billion pound between Europe, Africa and the community offers the most central freehold villa properties in the Far East have, says the report, heart of the emirate’s city centre. It will feature the largest crystal been critical in helping Jebel Ali lagoon in the world upon completion with seven kilometres of to attain its current position as the stunning lagoons and man-made beaches and a central amenity busiest port between Singapore island offering recreational activities. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One dedicates and Rotterdam. Tourism too is firmly on 60 per cent of its overall area to open spaces and includes a the rise. Dubai International shopping and dining promenade and a community centre. The development’s seven to eight bedroom Beachfront Mansions overtook London Heathrow last year to become the world’s have a Mediterranean design reflecting the rich collision of cultures top airport for international that thrived off the Mediterranean coast and Northern Europe. passenger traffic, impressive Property shown here approx £10.7m / €14.75m / $16.1m given that less than 10 years ago it Meydan Sobha +971 4403 0000 handled around half the number e: sales@meydansobha.cm of travellers. Over the last five years, property prices in Dubai rose by 59%, outperforming London (52%), New York (47%) and, Hong Kong (31%) adds Knight Frank Middle East’s research manager Khawar Khan. “Admittedly, the sector has faced some headwinds over the past 12-18 months,” he says, “however the wealthy continue to be attracted to Dubai due to the fact that it remains one of the safest locations in the world, with excellent connectivity, strong economic prospects, a low tax regime, and strong lifestyle factors.” Jones Lang LaSalle forecasts the supply of 19,000 residential units in 2016 and a further 17,000 in 2017 for Dubai. At Jumeirah Golf Estates Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City at District One, Dubai District One is just two kilometres from Burj Khalifa, the world’s

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the company is optimistic about real estate trends due to ‘strong market demand and promising developments’ and has noticed a shift in investor appetite in recent years. High-end development Al Barari attracts buyers from India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. Martyn Crook, CEO of Asset Management, says the top end of the market is currently fairly stable. “High-end homes in the UAE continue to sell. Although the rate of purchasing homes has slowed, our buyers are ultra-highnet worth individuals who are relatively unaffected by changes in the property market. They are continuing to invest in Dubai.” He lists Dubai’s many attractions which, on top of guaranteed sunshine, include; fantastic shopping, world-class restaurants and many significant cultural events such as Art Dubai, Taste of Dubai and Dubai International Film Festival. Recent global unrest has also had an impact: “Thanks the UAE’s reputation as a safe haven, buyers are continuing to invest in stable markets where their assets are better protected.” Mr Crook believes that Dhabi’s numerous attractions, modern architecture and its reputation as the cultural hub of the UAE make it an attractive city for investors. Recent oversupply may have dented prices but the future looks bright he says. “We, at Al Barari, have not been affected greatly, nor have we witnessed a change in our target audience’s purchasing power as a result of decreasing oil prices.” Buyers want value but, with the UAE Dirham pegged to the US Dollar, they’re getting less for their money than last year comments David Lamb, head of dealing at foreign exchange specialist FEXCO. “The Sterling UAE rate has fallen to 5.5200 compared to 5.7840 12 months ago. Any Brits looking to buy will be paying more for the same property than they would have this time last year. A 1,500,000 Dirham property bought 12 months ago would have cost £259,336. Today that same property will cost £271,739 - an increase of £12,403 just as a result of a weaker Pound.” Last but not least, at Amillarah Private Islands, not only can you customise the size, shape and style of your property, each residence will also have its own beach, garden and pool. Renowned designer Koen Olthuis is creating these floating islands which are completely self-sustainable and safe from rising sea levels. Prices are yet to be announced but are estimated to start at around $10 million.

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Anbar Tower, Dubai Marina Four-bedroom boutique apartment in one of the city’s most sought-after addresses. It features an interior concept in bold statements of black and white, a collection of contemporary furniture and décors, living and dining areas with generous dimensions, massive glass windows that admit natural light into the home, a fully-fitted modern kitchen, housekeeper’s room and three parking spaces. The property also features three large balconies overlooking the marina and community which can be transformed into a ‘sky garden.’ Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness and entertaining rooms, a children's playroom and a private swimming pool. It is also in close proximity to Dubai Marina Yacht Club, fine dining restaurants and bars. £2.26m / €3.11m / $3.4m Sotheby’s Realty International via LuxuryEstate.com t: +971 600 545451

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Falcon Island, Al Hamra Village This multi-million dollar development is due to be handed over in December 2017. It is a 2.2 million square foot island community within the natural lagoon that forms part of the Al Hamra Village complex. The ultraexclusive freehold community comprises a collection of just 150 five to eight-bedroom Canal, Beach and Park residences, complemented by private beach access, landscaped green spaces, stunning waterfront views and a signature central canal, giving the development a ‘Venice in the Middle East’ feel. Smart home technology will be a central feature with interior design including high-end furnishings from the UAE’s first-ever Bentley Home Collection and bespoke Italian luxury brands such as Fendi Casa, Kenzo Maison and Alberto Vignatelli’s Heritage Collection. From £1m / €1.42m / $1.55m Al Hamra +971 7 243 4477

Redwood Avenue and Redwood Park, Jumeirah Golf Estates These developments have helped to make Jumeirah Golf Estates one of the most impressive destinations on the European Tour circuit. Overlooking the world-class Fire course, Redwood Avenue contains 47 five and six-bedroom villas and Redwood Park offers a choice of 75 three and four-bedroom townhouses. From the latest entertainment systems to eco-friendly lighting, there are all the right touches and ample living space – particularly in the six-bedroom villa plus study which has a built up area of 11,000 square feet. Redwood Park from £537,000 / €740,500 / $809,000 Redwood Avenue from £2.8m / €3.8 m / $4.2m Jumeirah Golf Estates + 971 4 818 2000 e: customercare@jumeirahgolfestates.com 124

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Emirates Hills, Dubai On a beautiful lake view street, this villa features completely remodelled interiors. All flooring, curtains and furniture have been custom designed and imported from Italy and France, while the kitchen is bespoke with Italian details. All bedrooms are a good size and there are two office areas. dining area within this area with doors that open into the large garden and pool area. There is a large separate maid's and driver's room outside the villa. One of key features of this villa is the steam and sauna area. This area is a full Turkish bath with steam and wood sauna. £5.96m / €8.22m / $8.98m

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Bayti, Al Hamra The Bayti community will be home to a collection of 162 townhomes in a gated community with access to a private marina and beach, world-class golf course and five-star hotel resorts. Bayti will feature three and four-bedroom townhouses plus swimming pools and parks for exclusive use by residents. The homes (inclusive of nanny’s room) range in size from 2,786 to 4,046 square feet. From £342,000 / €471,000 / $514,550 Al Hamra +971 7 243 4477 126

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A Mumbai-based interior designer, Shabnam is recognised for her personally tailored, client specific interiors that use bursts of colours, textures and other unique elements within a contemporary design palette. From urban residential to weekend countryside homes, from lifestyle stores to hospitality projects, her canvas of work encompasses a wide spectrum. Shabnam’s style is being recognised in the form of awards ranging from the International Property Awards (2014 & 2015), Forbes India 2010, Elle Club 2012 to Interiors i-Gen – India’s top 50 Interior Designers. Having begun to leave her mark on the international arena as well, Shabnam was on the panel of speakers at the prestigious Global Economic Summit India and was one of the invitees at The Oriental Design Week 2014, Turin. This year she has been invited to showcase eclectic interiors’ products at the upcoming Salone 2015, a part of the Milan Design Week. Shabnam is now creating fresh design stories for clients around the globe.

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The companies listed here represent just a small selection of winners in the world-renowned International Property Awards. They have reached exceptional standards in their respective fields in competition with firms across the globe.

BRAZIL

2014-2015

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1909 – 10th Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0K3, Canada t: +1 403 244 8818 e: adal@telus.net w: www.adal.ca

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Level 14 Zurich House, 21 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand t: +64 9 355 3333 f: +64 9 355 3330 e: reception@cbre.co.nz w: www.cbre.co.nz

639 Lt Bourte Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia t: +971 501 219 621; +61 3 9670 88 99 f: +61 3 967 00 808 e: info@omiros.com.au w: www.o1a.com.au

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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 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.

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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.

BAHAMAS AGENT

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: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

CANADA AGENT

Marina Yusufov Real Estate Team t: Office +1 416 739 7200 t: Direct +1 416 414 9224 e: 3724052@gmail.com, e: myusufov@trebnet.com w: www.admiral.sutton.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

DUBAI DEVELOPER

HGCHRISTIE LTD

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

SUTTON GROUP ADMIRAL REALTY INC. BROKERAGE

This equestrian dream home is in King, Ontario. The 101-acre estate offers 22,000 square feet of lavish living areas plus a state-of-the-art 38 stall heated stable, 11 paddocks, hay storage, two barns, a trailer house and racetrack.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

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BARBADOS AGENT

Holetown St. James, BB24016, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: info@goldacreestates.com w: www.goldacreestates.com

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

FRANCE AGENT

REALTORS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Specializes in Sales, Long Term Rentals, Valuations and Auctioneering. Our innovative team appreciates the unique challenges that arise when purchasing property in Barbados especially for overseas clients and can provide all the necessary information and support for the overseas purchaser.

GOLDACRE ESTATES

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return.

LEGGETT IMMOBILIER

LEGGETT

PRESTIGE P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

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.

La Maison de Chapitre , La Rochebeaucourt Dordogne, 24340, France t: +33 5 53 56 62 54 t: +33 5 57 55 06 06 e: prestige@leggett.fr w: www.leggettprestige.com

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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INDIA DEVELOPER

Bhaswar Paul Sales Head – International Market t: +91 124 410 7050 m: +91 981 883 7873 f: +91 124 410 7064 e: bhaswar.paul@ centralpark.in w: www.centralpark.in

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SWITZERLAND AGENT

Platinum Immobilien AG t: +41 44 533 12 12 e: Zuerichseethalwil@engelvoelkers.com w: www.engelvoelkers.com/ zuerichseethalwil

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

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CENTRAL PARK

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 WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

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

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

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.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

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.

MALTA AGENT

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

NEW ZEALAND AGENT

34 Shortland Street, Auckland City, PO Box 4078 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand t: +64 9 307 6300 f: +64 9 307 5549 e: admin@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

UK DEVELOPER

Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: glong@savills.com w: www.savills.co.uk w: www.roxanconstruction.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

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.

BARFOOT & THOMPSON

Barfoot & Thompson is the leading real estate agency in New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, Auckland. We have over 90 years experience selling property from our white sandy beaches to the wild west coat and the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

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!

STRUTT & PARKER

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.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

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 Arabia & Africa’s Best Property Professionals… The regional judging stages for the prestigious International Property Awards’ programme are now coming to a close. As the results of both the African and Arabian Property Awards are revealed we are yet another step closer to determining the overall World’s Best winners. 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 Africa and Arabia regions. Many congratulations to all. Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel Magazine

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Samarah Dead Sea Resort

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Lifestyle Developers

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D&A

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Badih and Kantar Architects

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AMR Omar Architects

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AAA Atelier Des Architectes AssociĂŠs

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Cayan Group

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Royal Park Balaclava Ltd

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El-Mansur Atelier Limited

30

Lagoona Mall

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Expat-Egypt Real Estate

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Alargan Bahrain

67

4Space Interior Design

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The First Group

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Acacia build Ltd

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Aberdare Hills Golf Resort

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Qatar Rail

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Almimariya Architects and Designers

42

Jumeirah Golf Estates

72

Driven Properties

46

Panosco Properties

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Al Barari

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WA International

76

Chibwe Afritects SA (Pty) Ltd

48

Benchmark Development

77

TDF Architects

49

Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd

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Avantgarde Architects & Engineers LLC

50

Meera Investments Ltd

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Insignia Design Consulting FZ LLC

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Archactive/AEK Architects

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Roma International for

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Sunset in Paradise Ltd

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Diju Interior Design

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May Jbara Design Studio

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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

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Lady Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Tony Mcguirk Architect

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

Guy Medd Consultant

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Luis Montfort Porcelanosa

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Christian Morris Architect

Stephen Brownless Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

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John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, New York

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Edward Park Architect

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

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

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Rénuka Reins Feng Shui consultant

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture

Geoff Cresswell Architect

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

Julien Sannier Managing Director, Trade and Contracts Division, Roche Bobois

Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC

Paul Scrivener Architect

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

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

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Alexa Smit Interior Designer

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Julia Hands Hotelier

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

Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Patrick Story Architect

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Gary Strong Director, Practice Standards & Technical Guidance, RICS

Amanda Hills PR, Hills Balfour

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant, FRICS

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

John Hunter Tenhurst

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Tim Hymens Marketing Director, Creston Products

Sue Timney Interior Designer

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

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Jo Vickers Consultant

Mike Jordan Architect

Anthony Walker Director, Trident Building Consultancy

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

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

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Brian Lawrence MBBID HND Interior Designer

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

Paul Lewis Architect

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Andrew Link Chie Operating O ficer, Construction Industry Council

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Farook Mahmood Chairman & Managing Director, Silverline Group

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

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568 Alzahra Residences

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Lifestyle Developers Al Batterjee Street, PO Box 126133, Jeddah 21352, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 92000 9180

 D  exceptional developments with the purpose to raise the standards and value of living for its communities. The developer achieves this by harmoniously blending exclusive quality and efficiency through ingenious thinking and continuously challenging new frontiers within economical ranges. Lifestyle Developers’ purpose is based on the belief that behind its commitments is an understanding of the possibilities to raise the standards of living. The company holds an infinite sense of responsibility and respect for mankind by focusing on its core elements of design, quality, affordability, and community. Lifestyle Developers has been successful in submitting four award-winning projects. The first is 568 Alzahra Residences, a 10 unit residential development in the heart of Jeddah. Developed with the goal of creating a modern

design that respects the culture of Saudi Arabia, it also promotes a higher standard of living for the community. The development has a total built up area of 3,125m² and introduces modern designs and innovations as part of a turn-key solution that will enhance residents’ day to day lives. Targeted to middle income professionals, 568 Alzahra Residences’ design includes several key features that set it apart from other developments in the region. The project features a four metre double height entrance lobby with custom designed light features, concierge services, access control to each residential floor and a covered access controlled garage. These are all features which are uncommon in the region’s other residential projects. Each unit also includes floor to ceiling sliding doors, thus increasing flexibility of use and creating a balance between an open and

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Alzahra Penthouse

modern floor plan and the traditional, more private way of living. Additionally, floor to ceiling glass windows incorporate a custom designed wooden operable louver system to provide a dynamic living experience. This innovative device allows residents to adjust the louvers to exactly the level of privacy and natural light they wish with ease. T P   Alzahra is an impressive two-storey single unit of 460m². Its spacious layout includes five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two guest bathrooms, a salon, living room, dining room and kitchen. There is also a laundry room and staff quarters comprising a bedroom and bathroom. Its stunning interiors are of a stylish and contemporary design and feature high quality fixtures, fittings and finishes throughout. The kitchen and bathrooms include premium

European cabinetry and imported stone counters and vanity tops. Floors are of imported porcelain tiles in the kitchen and imported marble in the bathrooms to further exude the feeling of comfort and luxury. Due to the extreme warm weather conditions in Saudi Arabia, natural sunlight had to be considered carefully. Hence, the aim of the design was to allow maximum sunlight into the living spaces while limiting the amount of heat. Double height living and dining areas offer a wonderful sense of spaciousness and elegance to the overall ambience of the interiors. Crowning the Penthouse is an expansive 230m² outdoor rooftop terrace. It has been designed specifically to ensure a comfortable, cooling breeze while still respecting the privacy of its owners. An outdoor koi pond provides an attractive point of interest and adds to the cooling and relaxed atmosphere that the terrace brings.

Lifestyle Developers Al Batterjee Street, PO Box 126133, Jeddah 21352, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 92000 9180 e: sales@lifestyledevelopers.com w: www.lifestyledevelopers.com

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Alnahda Residences

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Lifestyle Developers Al Batterjee Street, PO Box 126133, Jeddah 21352, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 92000 9180

 R  a 50 unit residential development that spans over two towers connected by a grand double height lobby. Located in a strategic position in the centre of Jeddah, the project is in a quiet residential street in an upcoming area of the city. While Jeddah has historically been developed to have either overly expensive high income areas or low to limited income areas, Lifestyle Developers has capitalised on the opportunity to set the benchmark in providing luxury standards of living at an affordable price for middle-income professionals. The goal of this 16,150m² project was to create a modern design adopting international living standards and practices in order to raise the standards of living in the community. On entering the building, you are surrounded by exotic marble, imported African teak and a

multitude of striking design features. Great attention has been paid to the minutest detail. There are ‘floating’ concrete steps over a reflection pool forming the water feature at the main entrance before you enter into a grand, double height lobby. The building has a ground floor plus five additional floors and a basement level for car parking. There are four penthouse villas with expansive roof terraces taking pride of place on top of the towers. Units range from 88.3-328m² with one, two or three bedroom lay outs. The properties feature open floor plans with refined urban interiors and provide a number of amenities for residents. These include a lobby and concierge, library, gym, nursery, mailroom and interior and exterior gardens. Additional design features are access control to each residential floor and a covered access controlled garage.

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 A S is a 140 unit residential development in the heart of Jeddah in Al Salama District. Perfectly positioned, this urban sanctuary is in close proximity to many points of interest within the city. The aim was to create a community within a community where owners could reap the benefit of properties that would appreciate in value over time. The project is separated between eight buildings and accessed through four individual double height entrance lobbies. It has a total built up area of 47,000m² and features an array of state-of-the-art facilities. One particular highlight is the outstanding sky garden that connects the buildings and forms a focal point of the design. This striking example of landscape architecture provides an aesthetically beautiful element to the building’s overall design. Diyar Al Salam also boasts the longest pool in Saudi Arabia. This vast 50 metre long reflecting pool is a fabulous asset to the development. Other

important amenities include a library, day care centre for children of all ages, male and female health clubs and a clubroom. Everything from its distinctive design to the meticulously planned apartments at Diyar Al Salam combine a forward thinking aesthetic with respect for traditional values. The symbol of a dove is a prevailing theme throughout the development, inspired by the nature of its name – Diyar Al Salam, or ‘Homes of Peace’. Custom designed art sculptures featuring the dove of peace have been incorporated along the façade to further emphasize the philosophy behind the development’s concept. From the moment of entry its striking lobby, residents are given a personal and friendly welcome. Added comfort and peace of mind is also assured through a 24-hour concierge and security through electronic key card controlled access and electronic entry gated parking facilities.

Lifestyle Developers Al Batterjee Street, PO Box 126133, Jeddah 21352, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 92000 9180 e: sales@lifestyledevelopers.com w: www.lifestyledevelopers.com

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  B since 1998, Badih and Kantar Architects is a young and innovative architecture and interior design firm with a diverse portfolio ranging from private residences, corporate spaces and retail venues to mixed-use developments, hospitality, landscape and urban design. Over the years, the multidisciplinary team has maintained the same vision in carefully delivering hundreds of quality projects with close attention to detail, personal interaction with clients and professional dependability. Today, BK Architects has grown to become a worldwide practice with more than 30 specialised professionals working on over 40 ongoing projects across 24 countries within five continents. The company has presented no less than three impressive, award-winning projects: Villa S, Sari Gardens and Al Zahra Residential Development.

Villa S spun out of a detailed brief requesting a versatile home for a Saudi extended family. Its intricate design exhibits an indoor-outdoor feel through multiple layers of transparencies and opacities via an extensive use of glass, wood and stone, yet without compromising the sensitivity of a conservative culture. In short, it is a modern villa that bears respect to Muslim traditions. Upon entering the property, guests are welcomed into a monumental entrance lobby, followed by a large banquet hall that incorporates a walk-in larder, utility room and a further lounge/dining area that opens on to a covered patio with additional seating and dining areas. Additionally, this banquet hall demarcates a separation between public-private and male-female realms while regulating movement between the two. A main reception hall lies to the right, serving as a formal lounge where male guests

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can have refreshments, smoke and talk. As it is entered through a relatively narrow gallery, this hall creates a sense of depth and surprise. To the left, the family wing houses an intimate arrangement of galleries and rooms around small garden fill-ins. The latter wing is provided with an external separate access to maximize privacy for family members. Walkways leading to the family dining room or ladies’ Majlis are consequently obscured from the eyes of guests while granting views of a serene landscape. The upper floor is exclusively a family space with four bedrooms and a master chamber, each with its own suite and walk-in closets, in addition to a family lounge and a large outdoor terrace. The basement holds a 12-seat home theatre room, a play area and an indoor swimming pool, all opening towards a recessed outdoor patio, connecting them back to the external landscape. The contemporary architectural style of Villa S with its large glazed facades and steel

structures adds modernism and technology into the dwelling. This was achieved without sacrificing its residential feel or intimacy where needed while allowing views of a large, fluid landscape from all corners of the villa’s edifice. A Z D has been conceived as a new experience in the heart of the city of Jeddah. Ideally located, the project is at one of the major crossings between King Abdul Aziz and Al Baturji roads within a large district able to accommodate most urban facilities, from residential and commercial to religious entities and hospitals. The project was tailored to stand out as an exquisite semi-gated residential complex, targeting an exotic clientele of expats, high ranking corporate officers and managers. It also provides common as well as private facilities, commercial amenities and entertainment.

Badih and Kantar Architects PO Box 1107, Arab Bank Building, 5th Floor, Riyadh El Soloh Street, Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 197 5666 e: info@badih-kantar.com w: www.badih-kantar.com

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Divided into two main plots, long strips of narrowly attached residential units create a nonrepetitive composition of positive and negative blocks of solid sheets. The latter provide privacy and front buffering gardens, thus protecting the houses from being exposed to the main traffic. The client’s main target was to provide small families and expats with their daily needs, from privacy to relaxation as well as public interaction. A unique introverted landscape, easily accessible from all units provides a common gathering space for social interaction. The use of local stone cladding and ‘eco-friendly’ materials, the open vertical circulations and the abundance of greenery throughout all levels gave the design an overall appeal by ways of appearance and efficiency. Every residential unit was carefully designed to meet the strictly conformist social values of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, incorporating

the luxurious feel of grandeur into tight spaces. By balancing aesthetics and function, BK Architects strived to make everyday living an enjoyable venture. With a total of 116 furnished apartments, a multipurpose hall, an indoor gymnasium, a covered swimming pool, a kindergarten nursery, a covered parking space with an optional guardhouse as well as a 450m² showroom, Al Zahra Development offers a luxurious lifestyle amidst the city of Jeddah. S G was born out of an architectural competition and presented a challenge far more complex than simply arranging 24 modules of boutique offices and residences on one plot. With an ever-growing demand for real estate in Jeddah, a substantial new supply is naturally expected. Therefore, Sari Gardens stands within the growth corridor

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of the city, occupying an elongated plot roughly measuring 280 x 80 metres with its longest edge running east to west along Sari Street. The main difficulty with the development was avoiding repetition of typical modules for although the latter ensures feasibility on one hand, it depreciates sales on the other. Hence, the elongated land plot was divided into segments where each features the same amount of typical units but with a different arrangement of façade elements. Yielding a rhythmic variety that breaks monotony and gives character, the whole tactic turned out to be both financially feasible and visually appealing. By recreating a versatile street façade with a modernist vision of loft-like villas on one side and a corporate strip on the other, Sari Gardens provides a small-scale social autonomy that is capable of future expansion. The street elevation’s silhouette spun off the traditional

cityscape of old Arabian urban conglomerates where the pretended chaos came to reintegrate the organic shaping of older cities, adding the subtle human aspect to the project. The use of white painted solid sheets was a response to the harsh natural weather of the region as well as to lowering the building toll for a more viable outcome. The combination of residences and offices created a balanced development where users can both relax and produce. Unlike other projects dedicated to either living or work, Sari Gardens offers a lively and sustainable environment where life and social activity continue after working hours. Ensuring the privacy of each unit, interior spaces are intimately arranged around open patios that provide natural daylight yet with no direct visual connection to the public realm, thus keeping an air of serenity and exclusivity.

Badih and Kantar Architects PO Box 1107, Arab Bank Building, 5th Floor, Riyadh El Soloh Street, Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 197 5666 e: info@badih-kantar.com w: www.badih-kantar.com

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  , AAA is an architectural and urban design firm working on the design and execution of distinctive architectural works across Lebanon and beyond. The company’s designs are the result of the careful integration of the client’s aspirations, the project’s programmatic requirements, as well as the nature and character of the site, while insuring an uncompromised respect for the surrounding environment whether natural or built. AAA has won awards for two of its latest projects. The first is Holcom Headquarters in Nahr Beirut district, Lebanon. Situated next to the client’s former headquarters built in the 80s, this large plot of land was acquired in order to build a new upscale base for Holcom. It was to contain the numerous brands and societies that the client represents, such as Canon, Apple and Minolta, as well as a pharmaceutical warehouse.

The building serves many different functions, providing offices for different departments, storage areas for all the various brands, a warehouse and a large number of parking spaces. Its architecture is therefore best described as being directly related to the client’s needs in terms of function and operation. An inner courtyard has been incorporated to catch natural light and create purity for the working areas. Hence, inner facades are completely open and transparent while the outer façade facing the adjacent road has been given a multi-layered protective skin. By creating appropriate spaces and the maximum amount of flexibility and open spaces, the headquarters will be able to expand or house new products. Intended to be the flagship of Holcom, the new headquarters will be a real landmark in the urban fabric of Beirut. The interior design and facade consultant was Lombardini 22.

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The second project Immeuble Multilocataires – Cyberparc is located in the new city of Sidi Abdellah in Algiers. Initiated in 2004 by the Algerian Ministry of Telecommunication & Technologies, it is part of an urban operation in the suburbs of Algiers that relates back to the centre through different academic and scientific fields. This hub is dedicated to informative technologies as well as communication through three different functions. These are education, research and the exchange between researchers and the industry. The urban planning of the new city was designed by AAA as well as the architectural design of its first project. The aim was to create appropriate, flexible and comfortable work and office spaces to encourage

the implementation of new firms and corporations. The development program consists of two separate entities: the Business Incubator for start-up companies and l’Hotel d’Entreprise for established firms linked through a large public space. The main idea behind the project was to create a centre of attraction that was distinct in its calm and tranquil environment. Two different units were created facing each other with a large circular area between them. This constitutes the main lobby that is constructed with glass and metal to focus on the view towards the ornamental lake. The whole project has been executed around this lake which serves to give the project more depth and also brings a source of freshness in the micro-climate specific to the project.

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Phase 2 is now in progress with the selling of 215 international properties. Over the years, Royal Park has invested greatly in positioning Balaclava as a highly esteemed residential area. Buyers have adhered to the project’s unique concept and place it firmly on the real estate development map of Mauritius. The promoters are now focused on sustaining this enviable market position as the development grows rapidly, building flexibility into their strategies and maintaining core values. Among its many superb facilities, Royal Park boasts a 10 hectare park created by the acclaimed landscape architect, Colin Okashimo. It is the only one of its kind in Mauritius and forms the centerpiece of the development. Moreover, plans are underway to create the Sunset Beach. This iconic international destination will be located along Royal Park’s 160-metre long, white sandy beach.

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Sandpiper semi-detached villas

Royal Park plays host to a myriad of leisure pursuits that range from the energetic to the contemplative. These include non-motorised water sports, tennis, golf jogging, trekking, aquafit, garden tours and cooking classes to name but a few. With beautiful beaches on its doorstep and numerous islands to explore a short boat ride away, the resort offers an idyllic location for both property owners and visitors. One of the most important features of Royal Park is its urbanism design, thoughtfully elaborated for owners to be as active or as laid back as they wish. The estate has been designed around a ring road which branches out to different avenues; all named after ships that have sailed to Mauritius with 10 to 12 residences in each one. Residents are thus given the flexibility to enjoy their privacy or take a cultural bath with the 600 plus residents from around the world.

Combining eco-design with iconic modern architecture, the Sandpiper collection comprises 24, three-bedroom semi-detached single-storey and two four-bedroom detached residences. Their innovative design exists in harmony with the natural environment and present a new approach to exclusive tropical living. Promoting eco-balance, sun heat, light, air and water have all been considered in the design to ensure high energy efficiency, low maintenance and a healthier lifestyle. The stunning architecture for the Mascarene Apartment has been inspired by the form, texture and palette of its context. Meeting international market needs, it has three en suite bedrooms, a spacious living room and large glazed openings with deep terraces to maximize views while reducing heat and solar gain. Everything has been conceived to give the maximum space and a sense of openness to the owner.

Royal Park Balaclava Ltd Sibotie House, Anse Courtois, Pailles, Mauritius t: +230 286 7070 e: info@royalpark.mu w: www.royalpark.mu

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 H manages a portfolio of prominent companies that offer high-quality products and exceptional services to the people, businesses and the State of Qatar. Founded in the 1920s, the company swiftly expanded and now has diversified business interests across a spectrum of industries. These include distribution, investment, retail business, real estate, commercial services and technology. Employing 800 staff with 25 different nationalities and representing over 100 major brands, Darwish Holding has carved a desirable reputation in the region. Adjacent to Qatar’s iconic Zig Zag Towers, Lagoona Mall is Doha’s premium shopping and lifestyle destination and represents a doubleaward winning project for Darwish Holding. The retail and leisure development sets new standards in levels of service, ease of access and number of international brands not seen before in Qatar.

Lagoona Mall is a haven of exclusivity, an inspirational mix of enticing retail brands and fine dining outlets that attracts shoppers to browse and enjoy its cool and classy lifestyle ambience. It hosts an appealing mix of highly desirable local, regional and internationally known retailers and designer labels with anchor tenants such as Fifty One East, FNAC, Pari Gallery and Carrefour Market. Located near Doha’s affluent West Bay residential lagoon, its sophisticated stylish surroundings make it an ideal place to meet and enjoy at leisure. Lagoona Mall’s architectural features are prominent from various vantage points across the greater West Bay Lagoon. Its remarkable surroundings reflect the prestige of the community, flaunt a lively and multicultural vibe and host numerous world-class hotels together with housing some of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

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Spanning across 128,000m² of space that exudes glamour and elegance, Lagoona Mall is designed on two levels to house over 180 stores, 18 F&B outlets with 2,000 parking spaces. A valet parking service is also offered together with an interior and exterior car cleaning service should visitors wish to return to an immaculate vehicle following their shopping and leisure time. Lagoona Mall includes many innovative architectural features. As an example, the wind sometimes became too strong for the Piazza to become a comfortable venue. After many intricate calculations, Darwish Holding’s engineers came up with a highly effective solution which involved installing state-of-theart wind screens. Excellence in service is the cornerstone of Lagoona Mall and its guest services are designed to enhance the visitor experience to make it absolutely pleasurable and memorable.

Thanks to a wide range of bespoke services tailored to make its visitors’ day memorable, enjoyable and totally stress-free. Its guest services’ officers can provide information on the array of restaurants and cuisines available at Lagoona Mall and can reserve the best table in the house overlooking Lusail City and the mall’s Piazza between the iconic Zig Zag Towers. Interactive touch screen directories have been installed throughout Lagoona Mall allowing customers to find the store or service they require quickly and effortlessly. These directories are updated on a regular basis and also include information on all the latest promotions and upcoming events. Lagoona Mall has emerged as the place to be seen for those who value a touch of class, while for global brands it represents a pristine, picture-perfect surroundings and an attractive client base.

Lagoona Mall

Adjacent to the Zig Zag Towers, West Bay District, P.O. Box: 615, Doha, Qatar t: +974 4433 5555 f: +974 4431 4700 e: lagoona@darwishholding.com w: www.lagoonamall.com

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ALARGAN TOWELL Oman t: +968 2200 9353 f: +968 2200 9357 e: info@alargantowell.com w: www.alargantowell.com

LARGAN I R E Company has numerous subsidiaries, each managing developments across the Gulf region. From affordable, middle-income housing solutions to commercial projects, hotel resorts and master planned communities, the ALARGAN group of companies continues to deliver as innovative pioneers in the field. The group has been successful with a number of award-winning projects. Al Nakheel is a stunning new mixed-use development with a stimulating environment offering a combination of sophistication, comfort and convenience. Located just 30 minutes from Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, the master-planned waterfront residential community is in the growing coastal area of Barka. It is a fullfledged project, open to the tranquil sea with

a 900 metre beach façade and a one-of-a-kind crystal clear lagoon. Covering an area of 51,000m², this impressive manmade lagoon will form the crown of the project. The development is an Integrated Tourism Project (ITC) that will allow foreigners to own properties within it. As stipulated by Royal Decree, Al Nakheel will consist of touristic and residential components developed over three phases covering an overall area of 500,000m². Refined by high quality finishes and superior amenities, Al Nakheel consists of a mixed-use community that includes: elegantly designed villas and townhouses, high quality finished apartments, three international hotels, a lush green promenade, a modern luxury shopping mall and a mixed-use traditional souk with a cultural identity. All in all, Al Nakheel embraces warmth, simplicity and youthful vitality.

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ARGAN Village

ARGAN Village is a retail centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain covering 19,212m². The village has been designed to be full of life to attract visitors and keep them entertained through a number of different elements. It includes a well-studied combination of shops, and restaurants complemented by immaculately landscaped gardens and green walkways. The whole project is surrounded by 3,000m² of parkland and a sweeping expanse of nature trails. Consisting of six, two level retail blocks, ARGAN Village transforms the traditional closed mall retail concept into an outdoor experience with a beautiful park at its heart. By including terraces, activities, games and amenities as well as access roads and parking,

the project offers far more than simply retail amenities. Visitors can fully enjoy their time at Argan Village, shopping, dining, relaxing and enjoying a landscaped park. Thoughtfully designed to merge Bahraini traditional architectural themes and elegant décor, ARGAN Village stands out from its competitors. Retail units offer flexibility and privacy which allows tenants the freedom to tailor their shops to suit each brand and purpose. Built as ‘an urban village, where individuals and families can spend the entire day’, the development is sure to be an iconic centre of Bahrain. By creating a hub of different attractions, ARGAN Village will inject life into the entire area as well as meeting its retail needs in a new and refreshing way.

ALARGAN BAHRAIN t: +973 1756 3600

f: +973 1756 4128 e: alarganbahrain@alargan.com w: www.alargan.com

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The One @ Jumeirah Village Circle hotel

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 F G has an exceptional track record of developing international landmark properties spanning over 30 years. Its expert eye for emerging markets led the company’s founders from British roots to Dubai, where it became one of the first hotel and property developers to recognise the city’s lucrative property investment potential. Meticulous research and an entrepreneurial spirit led The First Group to specialise in the highly profitable world of hotel investments. It builds iconic hotels, offering individual investors the opportunity to profit from purchasing hotel rooms and suites. Through The First Group’s partnership with the world’s leading hotel operators, it also means these properties enjoy higher occupancy levels and greater rental rates – factors that in turn spell lucrative returns for real estate investors.

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As a result of specialising in developing international standard, bespoke properties in emerging markets, The First Group is responsible for over US$4 billion of international property development and sales. It boasts a talented, award-winning team of highly talented professionals who draw from years of collective expertise in the global property and hospitality industry. Daniel Lubert, co-founder and joint chairman of The First Group, comments, “As one of Dubai’s leading property firms, we are committed to developing the emirate’s best accommodation offerings that provide our clients with the strongest possible returns on their investment. Dubai’s growth trajectory matches our own ambition and we are excited to play a role in its ongoing development.” Home to The First Group’s global headquarters, Dubai is the main location

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for its diverse property portfolio, which also encompasses the wider United Arab Emirates. The company also has regional offices and representatives spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This enables The First Group to stand out from the competition by offering its clients innovative hotel and property investment options. However, property investing with The First Group means more than just securing financial collateral. Unlike many developers, its relationship goes beyond the handover of a set of keys and clients remain the cornerstone of everything the company strives for, from a project’s foundation to its continuing success over the years. Clients are invited to learn more with The First Group’s tailor-made ‘Discover Dubai Experience’. This will enable them to discover at firsthand the numerous benefits of owning with The First Group

through a team that lives and breathes Dubai every single day. With a skyline punctuated by captivating architecture and a long list of world records, Dubai is a destination that dares to make the seemingly impossible a reality. From the world’s tallest building to breathtaking man made islands, this is a destination that The First Group firmly believes must be seen to be believed. Therefore, the Discover Dubai Experience highlights the eclectic mix of Arabian heritage and modern luxury while offering a guide to selecting the best real estate investment options. Encompassing a whirlwind three days in the world’s most talked about city, The First Group’s dedicated travel team takes care of everything, leaving prospective clients free to simply enjoy the many delights of Dubai.

The First Group

22nd Floor, Tameem House, PO Box 24573, Tecom, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 455 0100 f: +971 4 455 0200 e: in o thefirstgroup.com w: www.thefirstgroup.com

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   international group of companies that was established in 2010, engaging in renewable energy, structural engineering, construction and general consultancy. In the same year, given the opportunities and the general competence of the group, it entered Ghana incorporating Acacia Build Limited. With the recent increase in new projects arising in Ghana, competition is its greatest challenge. However, this makes Acacia Build strive for perfection even more to ensure it is at the top of its game. The company’s modus operandi is simple, achieve architectural excellence, venturing where no developer has thus far. The beginning of this is Acacia Build’s awardwinning project The Pearl in City, a boutique development of something more than just

bricks and mortar – a marriage of lifestyle, elegance and immense quality. Due care has been taken to ensure that the development is fused with Ghana’s local culture, the ecosystem and environment allowing for a sense of tranquility and fulfillment. The Pearl in City boasts many defining features. These include enclosed balconies with accordion glass, Juliet balconies in all rooms and underground parking. Kitchen cabinets and wardrobes are all built on site and the development is surrounded by beautiful landscaping with an abundance of preserved trees. As for safety and security, each entrance door locks from 18 points and is both fire and bullet-proof. Although based in the affluent and prestigious neighbourhood of Cantonments, in close proximity to the American and Chinese

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Embassies and the current President’s residence, no chances have been taken with security. The development is fitted with a state-ofthe-art automated security system that can automatically detect fire, theft and flooding. This ensures that residents’ safety and well-being is always assured. The Pearl in City is an eco-friendly project featuring all of the site’s original mango and coconut trees, together with a large variety of flowers and bamboo. It also has an ornamental pool, rock garden and a swimming pool adorned with a canopy of flowers around its edge. Plants are watered by automatic sprinkler using grey water that has been collected in septic tanks and borehole water – both of which are treated before applying. By maintaining all the trees, most of the native animal life has been

protected, forming a small zoo in the project’s grounds. This adds much to the beauty and value of The Pearl in the City as a whole. A solar system is also provided for heating water in all units as well as for the lighting system in the common areas such as the garden swimming pool and pedestrian walk ways. Thermal insulation methods and materials help decrease the consumption of energy and the central cooling system also consumes less power. The Pearl in City provides residents with a fully equipped indoor fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool and mini golf course, allowing for a healthy balance between work and leisure activities. A shopping centre is also just an elevator away, offering ultimate convenience and allowing residents more time to spend doing things that really matter.

ACACIA build Ltd

Accra- Ghana, 5th circular road No: 19, Cantonments / Accra, P.O. Box ct 8204, Ghana t: +233 204 341 134, +233 204 336 699 t: +233 500 188 888 e: erdincasar@yahoo.com e: wafaa@acaciabuild.com w: www.acaciabuild.com w: www.pearlincity.com

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   growing country and, to accommodate this growth, a new, sustainable and efficient way of transporting both people and freight around the country was needed. Established by Emiri decree in 2011, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) was given the mandate to design and develop the country’s rail network and, after completion, to manage, operate, and maintain it. The Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP) currently under development by the Qatar Railways Company, Qatar Rail comprises an integrated railway network, consisting of the four lines Doha Metro with approximately 100 stations, in addition to a Light Rail Transit network that will serve the residents of the new Lusail city by providing an environmentallyfriendly mode of transportation that will not only connect destinations within Lusail, but also to Doha by way of the Doha Metro. A long distance rail network, connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar in the

south and the Kingdom of Bahrain in the north of Qatar, will also supplement the Doha Metro system. The long distance rail network for passengers and freight will consist of a freight network as well as a high-speed passenger transport system. The Doha Metro network, the key component of the QIRP – with phase one planned to include around 37 stations and phase two, over 60 stations – will serve as the backbone of the public transport system in the Greater Doha Area (GDA). The full network is planned to comprise four lines connecting the GDA as well as Al Khor, and Al WakrahMesaeed communities located north and south of Doha respectively. The goal of the QIRP is to create a service which encourages the use of public transportation as a valid alternative to private transportation for the population of GDA. A key concept within the design of the Doha Metro network is one of creating varying scales

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of identity for the user: network identity, line identity and station identity. Network identity reflects the overall QIRP brand using recurring design elements that will shape the architecture of the stations consistently throughout the network and will offer brand recognition with Doha’s urban fabric. Line identity is achieved by creating different atmospheres within the stations for the theme of each of the metro lines (Historic Line, Coastal Line, City Line and Education Line) through distinct wall and floor treatments, as well as through material applications that orient and guide travellers throughout their journey. These atmospheres will be further distinguished by olfactory and audio-visual elements that will leave a lasting impression on the passengers. Individual station identity is achieved by displaying features positioned at strategic points in different areas of each station. The content of these features is specific to each station and related to the local context and/or to the

line theme. By integrating curated content throughout the stations, the Metro Network will serve as a cultural vehicle for Doha. The architectural branding incorporates and integrates functional and technical aspects of the network and stations into a coherent architectural expression. Five major branding principles establish the design framework with the goal of making the Qatar Rail Doha Metro Network a world-class reference of public transportation. These are vaulted spaces – building upon elements found in regional architecture; oyster – reinterpreting the duality suggested by mother of pearl, contrasting a discreet exterior and a rich, vibrant interior; caravanserai – designated niches which generate social interaction; adaptability – providing flexibility and integration of design safeguards a future-proof and iconic architectural expression; and scales of identity – established to create a hierarchy between the network, line and station identity.

Qatar Rail

Qatar Rail Tower, PO Box 29988, 231, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Qatar t: +974 4433 1111 e: info@qr.com.qa w: www.qr.com.qa

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   DP World Tour Championship since 2009, Jumeirah Golf Estates is one of the Middle East’s most prestigious residential golf communities, offering a wide range of worldclass golfing facilities and individually designed homes in the United Arab Emirates. Situated just 20 minutes from The Palm and Dubai Marina and 40 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport, Jumeirah Golf Estates is well placed to provide an unforgettable experience for golfers at its two world-class Greg Norman-designed golf courses (named Fire and Earth) and residents seeking quality, luxury homes and a peaceful setting within easy reach of Dubai’s top attractions. The Fire and Earth courses are part of Jumeirah Golf Estates Phase A development,

which consists of 375 hectares of a 1,119 hectare land parcel, and incorporates 16 residential communities, comprising of more than 1,700 constructed and under construction properties. The residential community is linked together by a host of cycling and jogging paths that blend in naturally with the surrounding landscaping. In September 2014, Jumeirah Golf Estates announced the launch of ‘Redwood’ – a new collection of premium townhouses (Redwood Park) and villas (Redwood Avenue). These incorporate 75 three and four-bedroom townhouses and 47 five and six-bedroom villas located in the heart of the community. Most recently Jumeirah Golf Estates launched its latest development, Alandalus, a collection of 674 affordable luxury apartments and 54 townhouses. The development

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reflects the serenity and calm of its natural surroundings with rolling landscaped gardens, flora and fauna and a series of 15 lakes running through the heart of the community. The architecture and Mediterranean design of the residences adds to the ambience of the green surroundings while emphasising the unmistakably modern amenities. Jumeirah Golf Estates’ golf courses offer residents and visitors the opportunity to play two exciting and challenging championship layouts, each one providing unique and distinctive playing characteristics, and spectacular views from the residential communities. The par 72 Fire and Earth courses measure 7,480 yards and 7,706 yards respectively from the championship tees. The course presentation is highly individual – with each

hole a design gem blending effortlessly into the natural desert landscape and the highest standard of attention to detail ensuring every hole is as remarkable as the next. Jumeirah Golf Estates is home to European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI), one of the finest golf instructional facilities offering an unrivalled teaching and practice experience, giving amateur golfers the opportunity to ‘rub shoulders’ with the best players in the game. The facility features state-of-the-art swing analysis studios, a full gym with the very best in fitness equipment and personal trainers along with well-being services such as nutritional consultancy and sports massage. Jumeirah Golf Estates offers a wide range of superb golf and residential facilities including a new clubhouse, which make it an ideal choice for home-owners and investors.

Jumeirah Golf Estates PO Box 644877, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 818 2000 e: customercare@jumeirahgolfestates.com w: www.jumeirahgolfestates.com

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E Panosco Properties P.O. Box 450,

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles t: +248 2620750

   late Panos Papakokkinos, and now directed by his daughter, Georgia and her husband, Vincent, Panosco Properties is the guiding force behind Pangia Beach. A modern take on barefoot luxury, Pangia Beach is a beautiful, high-end residential development of beach apartments on Mahe, Seychelles. Panos purchased the parcel of beachfront property with the vision that one day it would be the site of a stunning residential complex and marina. Sadly he passed away before his plans came to fruition but the name Pangia is derived from the combination of Panos and Georgia’s names. This further symbolizes that the project was begun by a father and will be completed by his daughter.

Designed by award-winning architects SAOTA, Pangia Beach uses natural materials, combining white washed wood, granite, light coloured stone and white concrete walls. Spread over four buildings, it offers a total of 33 properties, all with a seamless indoor-outdoor design. They range from one to four-bedroom apartments to spectacular three or fourbedroom penthouses with private infinity pools. Every apartment has full ocean views and apartment blocks are set amid tropical gardens while residents also benefit from direct beach access, a marina, clubhouse and modern gym. As one of Pangia Beach’s slogans states, ‘Paradise is only paradise if you’re there’ and while the development is chic and elegant, it is also an easy and comfortable place to call home.

e: vincent@pangiabeach.com w: www.pangiabeach.com

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A I,  in Dubai 1993, has built its interior design consultancy with a firm client base of top hotel and resort brands that extends far beyond Dubai and the Middle East. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is idyllically located on the island of Zanzibar, off the East coast of Africa in the heart of Stone Town. The hotel features an eclectic mix with influences from Arabia, Persia, East Africa and India. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it was the responsibility of the designers to ensure the restoration works of the heritage buildings were done accurately and to ensure a seamless flow from the heritage buildings into the new wing. The challenge was to re-create or reinvent the old and traditional into a modern,

contemporary design. Within the new wing, 57 hotel guestrooms and six additional suites have been created. It also encompasses the library, bar, restaurant and impressive function room. The interiors feature high ceilings, large fans and cool marble floors providing an inviting welcome from the warm and humid conditions of Zanzibar. The selected furniture is evident of the island’s strong ties and influences from India and Arabia. Every aspect of the interior design has been carefully detailed, from the intricate ceilings to the carved doors and mirror frames, the colour palette reflects the beauty of the nature of the island, cool colours and ethnic fabrics provide the highlights to a tonal interior canvas.

WA International PO Box 42, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4266 3050 e: info@wai.ae w: www.wa-international.com

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H Benchmark Development

Berytus Parks Bldg., Block A, Suite 400, 1344 Park Avenue, Mina El Hosn, Beirut Central District, Lebanon, 1105-2035 t: + 961 1 990 890 f: + 961 1 985 816

  B, Benchmark is a key player in the development, management and investment of the Middle East real estate market. With a growing portfolio exceeding $3 billion USD, the company’s developments include the globally acclaimed design and award-winning landmark, Beirut Terraces. Located in Beirut Central District, the most high-end residential area in Lebanon, Beirut Terraces is overlooking the waterfront, nestled between prestigious neighbourhoods, and earmarking the city’s skyline. Its architecture and scale have impacted the design world and sparked a trend for new living. Its location represents a unique investment opportunity in a prime destination for business, tourism, dining, shopping and high-end living.

Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron, Beirut Terraces marks the introduction of the first-ever vertical village concept in the world. The concept shapes the city’s future and revives its past by integrating the indoor outdoor living experience through hanging gardens and extended terraces. Moreover, fine detailing, concerted orchestration of exquisite materials, and energy-conscious engineering all blend in this vertical green framework to shape a high-end, sustainable village. Beirut Terraces offers simplexes, duplexes, and penthouses each with a unique layout and size, making each apartment a limited luxury edition. The project also offers street-level retail that satisfies the requirements of upscale brands seeking exposure in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Beirut.

e: info@benchmark.com.lb w: www.benchmark.com.lb

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 F G is an international niche and well versed development and property investment company. It owns a private property portfolio and actively develops properties in South Africa, Gauteng and Brisbane, Australia and has submitted the three following award-winning projects. The Studios @ Burnett development, in joint venture with Costa Zervas Project, was conceptualised to be an elegant, innovative and landmark high-rise development for the student accommodation market in Hatfield, Pretoria. Providing more than just accommodation, it offers a holistic living and housing solution that is tailor-made around student needs. This market leading concept is that of a student hotel, offering day-to-day functional living and a conducive studying environment in keeping with the aspirational needs of students. The Festival Edge project, in partnership with MidCity Properties, features an upmarket

design and superior finishes to provide an aesthetically pleasing environment in which students may live and study. Located in the vicinity of the University of Pretoria, the project included the demolition and reconstruction of an historic building incorporated into the modern building. This became a feature in front of the new 365-bed student development to retain part of the old Hatfield streetscape. The goal of Menlyn Learning Hub was to develop an iconic building which is a modern, bright and vibrant higher educational campus to cater for present day students’ needs as well as for those of future generations. Therefore the design had to be flexible and adaptable to keep up with changes in technology and the everdeveloping educational system. Ultimately the result is an iconic and energy efficient campus of approximately 34 000m² (in phases) able to accommodate up to 8,000 students throughout its contemporary and inspiring spaces.

Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd Menlyn Corporate Park 175 Corobay Avenue Block C, 3rd Floor South Africa t: +27 12 472 9200 e: marketing@feenstragroup.co.za w: www.feenstragroup.co.za

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S Meera Investments Ltd

Plot 38, Crane Chamber 1st Floor, Kampala, Uganda t: +256 414 343 500 f: +256 414 231 578

   in 1994, Meera Investments’ reputation has been built on its innovative ideas, particularly in property development and construction throughout Kampala, Uganda. The company embraces effective and efficient solutions in all aspects of property development from design to finish, to achieve maximum usage and productivity. Kampala Boulevard is Meera Investmnent’s award-winning mixed-use development on Kampala Road, opposite the Bank of Uganda. It has 10 floors with two basement levels containing parking for 140 cars. A stylish granite finish has been placed in the building from the front of the building to the floor of the building.

The building houses apartments at the top with commercial space and offices below and includes four elevators, two of which are voice prompted. The office space is soundproofed to ensure that noise from one of the busiest roads in the country does not hamper work progress. There is a state-of-the-art fire fighting system with a smoke detector on all levels as well as CCTV surveillance cameras and a control room for manning the 24/7 security watch. Fire and smoke sensors cover the whole parking lot and can activate water systems to begin to combat the flames before fire fighters arrive at the scene. The whole building is also energy efficient with the use of high quality LED bulbs and solar water heating systems.

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 L A are the result of international professionals working together to create an innovative development in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria. Zeerah Properties, the developers, steered the process with STSG Project Managers while Archactive Architects International did the master design and AEK Design Nigeria, added its local touch to the synergy. Archactive Architects continues to excel in designing buildings that are both pleasing to users and a success for the developer. The inclusion of details that are part of the vernacular language of Lagos shows how they can adapt their design to enhance the skylines anywhere. The project consists of two blocks with a total of 52 apartments. Both blocks

have wonderful airy lobbies with high open volumes and beautifully designed staircases as well as three lifts for ease of access. Each apartment has a private lobby with guest WC; study; roomy lounge with a balcony; dining room and separate TV room. Bedrooms are large with en suite bathrooms. Kitchens open on to a kitchen balcony, linking with a private staff room that has a separate entrance. All apartments have two covered parking bays in the basement or next to the building. Facilities include a fully equipped gym with sauna and steam room and a swimming pool. The modern clubhouse offers a comfortable lounge, dining/kitchen with covered patio and a barbecue area while a gatehouse provides a 24-hour security system.

Archactive/AEK Architects 321 Chappies Rd,

Lynnwood, Pretoria, South Africa t: Elise +27 83 448 5512 t: Gbemi + 234 802 304 5207 t: Zeerah Properties +234 703 292 0698 e: admin@archactive.net w: www.archactive.net

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE NIGERIA The Axis by Archactive/AEK Architects Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Sunset in Paradise Ltd t: +230 52 55 28 10

   the hillside of La Tourelle du Tamarin mountain, La Tourelle Ocean View Villas dominates the west coast of Mauritius, arguably the most beautiful part of the island. Being the first project in Mauritius to be set uphill offering unrivalled panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, this prestigious IRS project is without doubt a unique real estate opportunity for investors and home owners alike looking for spectacular ocean views setting. Extending on some 33 acres, La Tourelle Ocean View Villas will be developed in phases. The first phase is soon underway and will consist of 25 luxury villas spanning over eight acres and giving the glorious feeling of being suspended between heaven and earth. The architectural style embodies the essence of Mauritian living in a tropical elegance with

a contemporary approach using traditional local materials. Designed to create a seamless flow between interior and exterior, the villas will bring a sense of serenity and well-being to the residents giving the opportunity to own a private slice of paradise. Each villa will offer the luxurious option of being fitted with the latest high-tech home automation, interactive multimedia and TV systems. La Tourelle Ocean View Villas will comprise of a Residents’ Club with bar and lounge, hammam, swimming pool and gym. The estate is within minutes to all facilities such as commercial and water sports centres, schools, golf courses, banks, restaurants, nature parks and beautiful beaches. As with all Integrated Resort Schemes in Mauritius, purchasers will qualify for Mauritian Residency.

e: latourelle@intnet.mu w: www.latourellevillas.com

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 I D was commissioned by Airtel to design and project manage the fit-out of a prototype design in its Express Plus shops across Africa. Owned and run by Airtel as opposed to being franschised, these shops are heavily focused on customer service. The client’s main and critical objective was to achieve a constant design and branding look and feel in the shops wherever each one was situated. Airtel Networks Kenya then awarded Diju with an additional 20 shops across the country. The brief was generally the same as for the larger project but the shops were smaller in size averaging about 50-70m² and the focus was mainly on the retail aspect of the business. Diju has subsequently won an award for Airtel Thika Road Mall (TRM) Express Plus Shop. Given that it is slighter larger than the others at 108m² and in an upmarket mall,

the client spent a little more on bulkheads, stainless steel skirting, lighting and shop fittings. Special features such as the abstract representation of the ‘swoosh’ on the Airtel logo could be fully exhibited. In addition, the large surface areas on the walls and above the bulkheads created an opportunity for more lifestyle images that would not only soften the space but draw customers into the shop. A well-lit shop with high ceilings and the dominance of Airtel’s corporate colours was critical. Unfortunately, the shop is not strategically located within the mall and therefore the strong use of branding was a good way to achieve visibility. The client opted to split the shop in half but planned to expand it once customer traffic and sales increased. The retail area was placed in the front section to enable customers to experience the devices displayed before approaching the customer service agent at the back.

Diju Interior Design

Suite 11, Langata Link, Langata South Road, PO Box 15713-00509, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 736 719 116; +254 732 546 026 e: info@dijuinterior.com w: www.dijuinterior.com

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May Jbara Design Studio Beirut, Lebanon

t: +961 7888 2885

 J  an architect and interior designer in addition to having her own studio for designing and manufacturing furniture. She was commissioned to design both the exterior and interiors of The Valley Side Villa in Lebanon’s beautiful Bekaa Valley. Its owner is a young businessman who enjoys travelling and gathering ideas and artistic pieces from all over the world. In order to create something different to the surrounding villas, May Jbara established its design concept by matching the exterior and interior. By studying every minute detail, she ensured that they are well related and suit the client’s personality and lifestyle. Mixing classic with modern was a challenge bit achieved by the key word of ‘simplicity’.

Classic furniture with simple velvet fabrics were chosen, complemented by modern tiling and lighting. Elegant black wallpaper at the entrance lobby and a classic piano define the entrance and this design concept is carried through into the salon, dining and guest bathroom – all being given the same identity. A contemporary appearance featuring warm materials such as wood and neutral fabric colours for furniture, curtains and rugs with a touch of colour added in the cushions and accessories vitalized the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. All spaces are harmonious, relaxing, unique and functional resulting in a psychologically soothing environment that matches the client’s requirements for an elegant yet warm and comfortable living environment.

e: archmayjbara@hotmail.com w: www.mayjbara.com Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE LEBANON The valley side villa by May Jbara design studio 56

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erkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Each of its 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is ranked as one of the top global design firms. Ellington Group DT1 is a 20-storey tower in Dubai inspired by the client’s desire to design it from the inside out; focusing on market differentiating residential units wrapped in an elegant, understated façade. Perkins+Will developed a number of options to provide simple, orthogonal, cost effective plans providing the framework and opportunity for luxurious interior finishes. Its podium area accommodates a variety

of amenities while residential floors above include various bedroom types with fourbedroom penthouse at the uppermost floors, crowned by a rooftop garden with panoramic views. Diplomatic Quarter Hotel in Riyadh has been designed to encapsulate the rich heritage of the region, local materials, environment and culture in a modern expression. Its exterior is composed of layered strata that reflects the geology of the region, evoking the local landscape in a palette of stucco, timber and stainless steel. Inside, a guest’s journey through each space is structured as a journey through the local landscape. This culminates at their suite, where luxurious and understated bedrooms with accents of semiprecious stones recall the caverns that dot the region.

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L Lexicon + Ion Ltd P.O. Box 2772,

00200 Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 20 2055945

 + I  pride in creating architecture that fosters the values of community participation and inclusion. Over the years, the company has built an enviable reputation as a full service architectural practice - Toyota Kenya Academy is an award-winning example of its work. This automotive and human resources training centre had to be spacious, open and transparent to elevate thinking in line with the Toyota philosophy that ‘Good thoughts brings up Good Ideas’. The facility also needed to inculcate the Toyota Way and Spirit. The building comprises lecture and practical rooms (each with a capacity of 24-30), practical vehicle stalls, a waiting lounge, self-study room and paint booth among others.

The design was influenced by the architect’s desire to achieve a ‘cathedral of learning’ in a simple but interesting design that promotes Toyota’s philosophy of living and prospering with people, society and the globe. In order to accommodate the various functions, there was a need to define and separate areas that will be accessible to the public and those restricted to staff. Hence the design resulted in two levels with the ground floor training area for staff only. The upper level comprises lecture rooms and offices for executive training of regional professionals. The facility also includes a Kazien Dojo – a Japanese term that refers to a brainstorming room that is basic for all Toyota facilities around the world.

e: info@lexicondesigns.co.ke w: www.lexiconplusion.com

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 D S R is the first and only freehold residential community etched into the stunning landscape of the Dead Sea and situated directly on its shores. Stretching over a magnificent private beach, the resort’s majestic Mediterranean-style apartments and luxurious town homes form a unique development. Rift Living at Samarah forms a seamless transition from the main highway leading to the resort to a complete sense of serenity and relaxation. It consists of six low-rise buildings (The Apartments) with a pool house offering a variety of facilities for the community along with three main pools, a children’s pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and play area. Main buildings are spaced in a way that ensures privacy and

maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a home, rather than the typical hustle and bustle of a regular resort. One, two and three-bedroom apartments and loft-style units ranging from 80-320m² offer a choice of superior finishing and combine home comforts with the height of luxury. Every apartment comes fitted with centralized air conditioning, an outdoor balcony or terrace, private parking, a fire alarm system and IP television options. Samarah’s 18 town homes are the pinnacle of luxury living with exceptional levels of comfort, opulence and privacy. Furthermore, each one features private access to the beach as well as a garden and swimming pool within its own grounds.

Samarah Dead Sea Resort

Dead Sea main high way – Hotels Zone Samarah Dead Sea Resort t: +962 6 552 2666 f: +962 6 551 1888 e: rjarrar@samarah.jo w: www.samarah.jo

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT JORDAN SAMARAH Dead Sea Resort by Dead Sea Touristic & Real Estate Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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North Ghubra, 18th November Street PO Box 1699, PC 130 Muscat Oman t: +968 244 90064 f: +968 244 90063 e: info@dna-arch.com

A   in Lebanon in 1997 before opening its principal Muscat office in 2006. The company is one of Oman’s leading architecture and design consultancies with a reputation for creative and contemporary design solutions. Its clients are offered a full range of design services including but not limited to architecture, interior architecture, FF&E selection, landscaping, signage and way finding, lighting design, as well as site supervision. D&A carried out all interior architecture works for a new headquarters building for Oman’s foremost petroleum production and exploration company, Petroleum Development Oman. The main objective was to create an environment that is comfortable and welcoming for all employees and visitors both local and international. This culminated in D&A creating the overall ‘Home & Away’ concept, a unique design feature applied across the interior, offering ‘home’ and ‘away’ havens

for all employees. The ‘home’ aspect is reflected in the overall open plan office environment, meetings rooms and shared facilities, and the ‘away’ areas are in the breakout rooms, individually styled to reflect the multicultural heritage of the staff while offering an escape for employees to recharge. Space was unified with an open plan office strategy, supporting communication, collaboration and connectivity. Coloured glass and carpeting, as well as a colour scheme on each floor, were carefully chosen to reinforce the company corporate identity. Meeting rooms and enclosed offices for management form the core along The Walk - a passageway linking work areas together while celebrating notable milestones on custom-made panels along the way. Designed by D&A, The Walk gives the project a certain distinctiveness. Not only is it practical and defines office traffic flow, but it also promotes staff pride and raises awareness in an eye-catching and unique way.

w: www.designers-architects.com Highly Commended OFFICE INTERIOR OMAN Petroleum Development Oman Headquarters by D&A 60

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MR O A (AOA) is a private architectural firm. Established in 1980, the company now houses 42 highly qualified architects, designers, site engineers and support staff. Since its inception, AOA has handled several projects ranging from residential buildings, private houses and gated community developments to commercial and office space buildings and institutions. Many of its clients are also major investors who assigned the company for vast resort villages as well as exclusive hotels and several touristic projects and developments working with multi-national firms as co-architects.

AOA’s award-winning ‘bi5 food mood’ project was an endeavour to create a sustainable green environment throughout both the inside and out. The use of live green walls with subsoil irrigation on a geogrid system was applied not only in the atrium but also in the facades. AOA’s experimental prototype creates a living vertical structure with a multi-storey lush enclosure housing plentiful natural plantation in the central atrium. This attractive planting which flows on to the green roof top and the surrounding liveable landscape, entertains F&B guests as well as retailers.

AMR Omar Architects 13 Syria Street, Mohadenssin, Giza, Egypt t: +201 223 911 325 t: +201 222 129 226 t: +202 330 304 24 e: aoa@amromar.com w: www.amromar.com

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE EGYPT bi5 Food Mood Plaza by Amr Omar Architects Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Cayan Cantara

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King Fahad Road, Al Mesha’l Building, P.O. Box 75294, Riyadh 11578, Saudi Arabia t: +966 11 416 3311 Cayan Business Center-TECOM 12th floor, Office 1202,

 G’  is to identify, develop, deliver and manage worldclass real estate projects. These are currently estimated to be worth around SAR 10 billion and cover a wide spectrum from exclusive residential property to commercial projects. Following are two award-winning examples. Designed by Nikken Sekkei, one of the world’s most renowned architects, Cayan Cantara boasts several main, recreational, and comfort facilities and services. These include retail shops, restaurants, a luxurious spa, unique glass-walled swimming pool, fitness centre, the highest outdoor screen and a conference hall. All were constructed within an exceptional, environment-friendly residential area that preserves energy while giving residents supreme comfort. Various facilities are connected through a marvellously designed

bridge, a signature touch enabling residents to enjoy a magnificent view of its surroundings. CMC project will be developed by Cayan Group and designed by CC Group. It forms a perfect model of a distinct, multiuse integrated commercial complex with supporting modern and high-end facilities. Services include luxury offices, a swimming pool, high tech fitness centre, multipurpose hall and restaurant. Located near the centre of Riyadh, the project is well connected to main roads. In addition to well-developed infrastructure and retail shops, CMC will provide 10 floors for rental and ownership of corporate administrative upscale offices equipped with the latest technologies. Above all, CMC has been designed to consider the overall environmental impact of a building as well the health and well-being of its occupants.

P.O. Box 643651, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 361 9333 w: www.cayan.net

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-M A G is an architecture, engineering and construction company based in Nigeria with international affiliations. The company is committed to providing aesthetically pleasing bespoke design and construction projects to meet the diverse needs of its clientele. Dutse International Airport in Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria is an award-winning example. The client’s brief was to provide a Nigerian category ‘A’ airport with the runway capable of carrying a critical aircraft of B747-400. It also had to allow for future expansion as the need arises. The primary aim was to create a gateway to Jigawa state which would facilitate a safe, fast and reliable transport system for people and a viable hub for perishable and nonperishable agricultural produce from Dutse.

The fundamental design of the airport was majorly influenced by the climatic, geophysical and cultural peculiarities of the project environment. There were many essential measures that had to be met including ease of access, proper separation and/or incorporation of functional components, while at the same time adhering strictly to international aviation standards. The overall layout of the chosen design represents the best optimisation of the available land area while allowing additional room for ongoing expansion. Facilities and components allow for more organised and effective flow of aircraft on the air side while the free flow of airport pedestrian traffic and baggage handling on the land side and in the terminal is also maximised.

El-Mansur Atelier Limited No17 Parakou Street Wuse 2 Abuja Nigeria, West Africa t: ++234 803 590 0122 t: 234 806 921 0171 e: info@elmansuratelier.com w: www.elmansuratelier.com

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Expat-Egypt Real Estate 19, Hassam Assem St Zamalek, In front of Irish Embassy, Cairo Egypt

  Z in 2008, Expat Egypt was envisioned by real estate entrepreneur Mohamamed Abd El Moniem. As chairman he has always maintained a ‘hands on’ approach of dealing with each client, both in Egypt and in the developing overseas market. Supported by a highly professional, dedicated, multilingual staff, Expat aims to guarantee a dream home within an acceptable time limit. Whether the client is searching to rent for long or short-term periods, buying an amazing apartment in Zamalek or an awesome villa at the Red Sea, Expat’s property network stretches across the metropolis and Egypt. Administrative offices, commercial outlets or properties within compounds are readily located at the Nile Corniche, Smart Village and New Cairo.

The exclusive properties it offers are representative of the best available in the country. Carefully selected with the expertise and knowledge through the sale or rental process, from the first viewing to the settling in to a new cultural situation, the client is fully supported through all stages of relocation. Its attention to detail and dedicated services has earned Expat a reputation of being an exclusive name in the real estate arena. Most clients have been built up by recommendation from overseas visitors and the list continues to grow including VIPs from many countries. The importance of security is high on Expat’s agenda and the company ensures gated compounds and 24/7 security for commercial properties and a safe location for residential clients.

t: +2 0122 339 3544 t: +2 0227 364 548 m: +2 0106 402 7499 e: alex@expat-egypt.com w: www.expat-egypt.com Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY EGYPT Expat Egypt Real Estate & Tourism Consultant 66

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-  design company 4SPACE is based in Dubai, UAE. Led by principal partners Amjad Hourieh and Firas Alsahin, the company has thrived over many years of operation to provide top of the range architectural, interior and space design projects for its clients. The concept for Al Hamidieh Restaurant in EMAAR Boulevard, Dubai was inspired by Al Hamidieh Souk, the largest bazaar in the old city of Damascus. Meeting the client’s brief the 4,900 square foot Syrian cuisine restaurant embraces a traditional atmosphere with the addition of modern ambiance. Patterned metal sheets forming arches, Jupiter temple columns, black basalt floors, rustic wood and a warm

and inviting colour scheme all make the space resemble the traditional alleys of the oldest continually habited capital in the world. Openings between the archways allow continuous walking flow through the space and refer to the original arches that allowed light to enter the souk. The furniture is designed to be a combination between rustic wood and traditional, vibrant Brokar fabric. All design elements from the wooden ceiling at the restaurant’s entrance to the stone columns and carefully selected lighting units give a true feeling of an ancient bazaar. Yet it is one that has been reinvented in the 21st century to incorporate the very best of modern influences.

4Space Interior Design

PO Box 334435, JLT - Cluster M, HDS Business Centre - Unit 2608, Dubai, UAE t: +971 44385537 f: +971 44385546 m: +971 553600731 e: info@4space.ae w: www.4space.ae

Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Al Hamidieh Restaurant by 4Space Interior Design Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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IFA Hotels & Resorts t: +971 4 447 8282 f: +971 4 422 0697

  IFA Hotels & Resorts, and with interior design by Pallavi Dean Interiors, this two bedroom show apartment is part of The 8, a luxury development on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. An eight-storey modern beachfront development, The 8 brings a new era of design sophistication to the world’s most famous manmade island. The design is inspired by resortstyle, Miami living – in particular the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami. Lightweight architecture comprises of steel, glass and white facades; an airy spaciousness that is matched by the interior designs. While the original Delano is a strongly accented Art Deco building, The 8 and its show apartment bring subtle cues from that

era while maintaining a contemporary and cutting-edge vibe. Honeyed tone-on-tone layers are generated through backlit onyx, crema marfil, leather and gentle gold shades. The development is targeted at a younger generation of residents, so the apartment incorporates an open kitchen as a hub for socialising and entertainment. Artworks form a key part of the design, including an installation and paintings created specifically for the apartment. The show apartment is a perfect partner for The 8’s luxurious blend of form and function, where every home is intended to be a masterpiece in a location that combines relaxation with decadence. A modern day oasis, The 8 will prove irresistible to those wanting the finest living experience.

e: info@ifahotelsresorts.com w: www.the8.ae Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME DUBAI Th8 by Pallavi Dean Interiors & IFA Hotels & Resorts 68

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Aberdare Hills Golf Resort Naivasha, Kenya

 H Golf Resort (AHGR) is Kenya’s first world-class and ecofriendly gated community. It occupies 1,690 acres of the most beautiful and scenic land in the whole of the country. Set in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, it overlooks Lake Naivasha, Aberdare Hills and Longonot Crater. WATG (Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo), was briefed to prepare the master plan for this world-class golf resort, exploiting the amazing natural topography of its location. The aim is to comprise a championship golf course with exclusive high end residential properties with the objective of making AHGR among the best in the world. The gorgeous landscape is incorporated into the design of the golf course to promote its aesthetic appeal even further.

The centrepiece of this development will be National PGA Kenya, an 18 hole championship golf course, branded by the PGA UK. The course is being developed with the intention of bringing major world-class golf tour events to East Africa for the first time. This will be complemented by a clubhouse, luxury hotel and an exclusive residential community. AHGR’s luxurious, eco-friendly homes, its acres of recreational space nestled among natural forest, privacy, security and services are all devised to maximise the quality of community life. Designed to accommodate the health and happiness of its residents, the resort offers an environment suited to residents of any age.

t: +254 717705957 e: info@aberdarehills.com w: www.aberdarehills.com

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    for sustainable development was established in Beirut, Lebanon in 1998. Its main aim is to develop architecture that is environmentally responsible, culturally relevant and inspired by its context. The context for company’s award-winning project Under the Pine Trees is a beautiful old pine forest overlooking the capital city of Beirut. The clients are a typical Lebanese family with grown up children that work abroad but visit in summer with their own families. The children’s most treasured memories were of the time they spent playing freely in nature. Hence they wanted their offspring to enjoy the same kind of experience. Almimariya’s main concern was to preserve the pine forest not just in area but in

scale. The house was therefore sunken into the terrain, utilising the natural slope of the land to absorb its volume. The majority of the site was left as natural forest with simple walkways cleared within it. The ground floor consists of the client’s apartment of 350m², to be used all year long, with all additional 370m² of family accommodation located on the lower ground floor with a separate entrance. Every room has a stunning view of Beirut and the main living spaces open on to terraces and the surrounding forest. Clad in local stone, the house is ingrained into its natural location in form, lifestyle and architectural language. The architect was Hana Alamuddin, landscape consultant Dr Jala Makhzoumi and structural engineer Dr Adel Qadi.

Almimariya

John Kennedy Street, Alamuddin Bld, Ain mreiseh, Beirut t: +961 1 367 454 e: halamuddin@gmail.com w: www.almimariya.com

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   marketing of Dubai’s most desirable and extraordinary homes, Driven Properties is a real estate company with its eyes on exclusivity and luxury. Established in 2012 with just 5 staff, Driven Properties has steadily expanded. The company now comprises a large and motivated team of more than 80 consultants across four offices with an average of over five years experience each. The diverse team includes speakers of over 10 languages, while the management team comprises a refreshingly high proportion of women. The role of women in business, and the real estate sector in particular, has become one of the touchstones of the company. With over 2000 listings, Driven Properties is one of the leading agencies in

Dubai, enhanced by their membership of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. Strong links with Dubai’s developers ensure a first-class knowledge of the latest happenings in the property industry. Whatever the needs of the client, Driven aims to go above and beyond, targeting trust and superior service. The company’s resources are backed by strategic investment in strong marketing in both traditional and new media together with custom-built in-house digital platforms for management purposes. All signs point towards the continued expansion and evolution of Driven’s core business in Dubai’s flourishing real estate environment.

e: info@drivenproperties.ae w: www.drivenproperties.ae Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY DUBAI Driven Properties 72

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DUBAI

The Nest

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   Zaal Mohammed Zaal in 2005, Al Barari is the flagship development of the Zaal family. Literally meaning ‘wilderness’, Al Barari was designed to be a true desert oasis. It is the lowest density development in the UAE and more akin to a botanical garden than a residential community. The Nest at Al Barari is an award-winning development of 99 exquisite villas, each with a built up area of 6,300 to 7,000 square feet. Plot sizes range from 9,000 to 15,000 square feet while the entire villa community will span 2.41 million square feet. Offering an unparalleled blend of community and lush green surroundings, the residences will have sweeping vistas of the Burj Khalifa.

The exclusive collection will include a 322,000-square foot community centre with meeting rooms, a pharmacy, coffee shop and retail offerings. Residents will also have access to the world-class facilities of the Al Barari development. The Nest villas feature a private pool, outdoor shower and entertaining area, barbecue area, landscaped gardens and parking for two cars. Floor to ceiling windows let light flow freely between the floors while luxury finishes include Italian tiles and white quartz stone tops in the kitchen with a natural colour palette throughout. The villas are available in two layouts, enabling buyers to choose a home that suits their personal tastes.

Al Barari

Dubailand, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), P.O. Box 74429, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 388 6030 f: +971 4 388 6044 e: sales@albarari.com w: www.albarari.com

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI The Nest by Al Barari Highly Commended DEVELOPER WEBSITE DUBAI www.albarari.com by Al Barari Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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SOUTH AFRICA

C Chibwe Afritects SA (Pty) Ltd 236 Oak Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg 2194, South Africa t: +27 11 438 2300 f: +27 11 886 1794

 A is an award winning architecture firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their portfolio includes a diverse range of projects with a strong focus on engaging and dynamic large scale public architecture. Afritects, in a joint venture with LPA Architects and Sharon Nicolaci Interior Designs, undertook the refurbishment and expansion of the Cresta Shopping Centre. The project brief called for the expansion and modernisation of the existing regional shopping centre in the suburbs of the Johannesburg Inner City. It was first developed in the 1970s and has since expanded to over 109,000m. The client wished to reposition the centre amidst newer retail developments in the region by upgrading its facilities. Phase one included a full refurbishment of the mall

interiors, a new concept for the entrance designs and a retail bridgelink connection for the mall. The next phase includes the exterior facade upgrade, a new foodcourt and upgrades to Cresta’s busiest entrance. The design philosophy was to work with the existing structure by enhancing its architecture while contrasting its classical forms with modern lines and materials. This blend re-asserts the shopping centre amidst the new retail complexes whilst retaining its long history that continues to make it a major player. The interior now feels brighter and more spacious. Cresta’s new porcelain floor tiling, frameless glass balustrades and shopfronts, edited ceilings, lighting and wall claddings showcase the beauty of the existing structure and give it a contemporary feel.

e: info@.afritects.com w: www.afritects.com

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DF A  pride in exploring the social, cultural and aesthetic contexts of each project so that every aspect is inspired by research. The company’s award-winning interior design for MS - Katameya Heights is an excellent example within an upscale compound in New Cairo, Egypt. The clients were a couple who purchased an existing house overlooking a golf course with the goal of transforming it into their dream home. Coming from big families, they wanted it to fit their future family. Not only do they appreciate timeless beauty, they also are innovative and practical. TDF Architects aimed to create an interior space that captures luxury and fine details. Transforming the existing house into a comfortable yet rich space was

challenging financially and architecturally. The main feature of the project is its paneling details. These have been incorporated with the study of architectural heights and volumes and accentuated by linear architectural lighting aligned with the relationship of materials in three main focal areas; entrance staircase, fireplace zone and front façade. The location of the project inspired its concept while the need to capture the essence of nature led the design team working on this project to frame its natural surroundings. The beauty of nature is timeless; yet ever evolving. Hence, the concept of the project was developed around the inspiration that flows from nature. The client’s forward thinking character also inspired TDF Architects to adopt an advanced architectural manner that abstracts nature in a modern form.

TDF Architects 157, 26th July Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt t: +2 02 2736 7316 e: info@tdf-architects.com w: www.tdf-architects.com

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE EGYPT MS - Katameya Heights by TDF Architects Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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ABU DHABI & SAUDI ARABIA

Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Bridges

The Weave ADNEC C-17

Jeddah Falcon

A Avantgarde Architects & Engineers LLC Airport Road,

Al Niyadi Building, suite #703, Abu Dhabi, UAE t: +971 2 446 4701 f: +971 2 446 4702 e: info@avauae.ae

VANTGARDE    was established in Abu Dhabi since 2013 with the aim to create outstanding quality performance and timeless architecture. Over a very recent time, we have assembled a core team whose vast and extensive experience in all aspects of design and construction technology is unrivalled. Avantgarde is our quest for excellence and values in design. The following three awardwinning projects are prime examples. Jeddah Falcon mixed use development’s design was influenced by being on a prime sea front site. The concept was created to introduce a true landmark for the Red Sea and inspired by the shape of a falcon, as its name suggests, with its head and wings spread out. An iconic pedestrian bridge connects the podium level to the waterside, forming a great feature and leading to what will be a future marina and private floating clubhouse.

Pedestrian Bridges comprise nine initial structures located in and around Abu Dhabi to enhance the notion of a pedestrian oriented city. The aim was to reduce traffic accidents by encouraging pedestrians to use bridges safely. The design depicted two themes: the first reflecting the traditional Mashrabiah, the other a modern one implementing revolving louvres. All bridges have two elevators, generous night lighting and shading to reduce sun exposure. SinoGulf Residential Tower - ADNEC called for an efficient, value for money development of one, two and three-bedroom units. The aim was to introduce quality living at one of the newly developed centres of Abu Dhabi City. The design theme was influenced by the heritage of the UAE depicted from bamboo stems interlocking togther and forming facades. The building also provides a swimming pool and common facilities for residents’ use.

w: www.avantgarde.co.ae Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE ABU DHABI The Weave ADNEC C-17 by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Jeddah Falcon by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Bridges by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers 78

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DUBAI

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  D in 2004 by Cariane Kapswarah-Hoffie, Insignia Design Consulting caters for the individual needs of a sophisticated clientele from the UAE and Europe. Cariane’s design signature of luxury, glam and sparkle is a fusion of classic elegance and modern contemporary. The award-winning Private Penthouse at Le Reve Tower – Dubai is in the heart of the Dubai Marina district. Within one of the area’s most prestigious buildings, the apartment has a panoramic sea view and an ideal setting. The client’s brief was to transform it into an elegant home able to serve multiple purposes. First and foremost it was to be a family home; secondly it needed to be suitable for entertaining friends; and thirdly it had to host official functions.

Merging rooms, enlarging passages and arches created airy spaces while replacing balcony doors with full height sliding sky windows gave an outdoor feeling to an indoor space. Soft shapes and light colours were chosen to allow meticulous design features to stand out. The wave-shaped crystal chandelier installation with its complementing room divider and the cut-to-size statuario marble are excellent examples. Custommade furniture optimises the space while the addition of a bubble-shaped seawater aquarium in the children’s playroom add life to the inland facing side of the apartment. These and many other elements unite the inspiration of the sea and the varied requirements of a family.

Insignia Design Consulting FZ LLC B202, Design House,

Opposite Sidra Towers, PO Box 502225, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4369 4277 e: info@idc-insignia.com w: www.idc-insignia.com

Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Private Penthouse - Le Reve Tower by Insignia Design Consulting FZ LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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K U WA I T

Al Saif

R Roma International for Construction and Decoration Cliffs Tower, Boulevard 9, Baghdad Street, Block 9, Salmiya, State of Kuwait t: +965 2573 1247 e: info@ito-roma.com

Naseeb Maritime Company

 I delivers high standards in both consultancy and construction services with a successful track record of over 24 years in the Middle East and Gulf region. The company has won a total of four awards for the following projects. Al Saif is a residence in Kuwait designed for a lawyer, his wife and sons as well as his elder siblings with whom he shares the inheritance of the plot. The design brief was to create a house with a unique, distinctive and contemporary expression while maintaining a symmetrical planning principle. The concept evolved into two units within the same structure while the interior design forms an integral part of its architectural design. Dynamic scenes are contained by the two solid walls to focus on the play of the residents’ movements and the circulation elements within the open linking space/void.

A dramatic atmosphere is brought by the interplay of sunlight, the colours and textures of the materials, and the shades and nuance of the details. Naseeb Maritime company in Kuwait is the headquarters of an established firm providing services for cargo ships. The client wished to reflect his passion for the sea and ships to represent the company’s heritage and core operations within the building’s exterior and interior design. The resultant structure is shaped by interlocking volumes and surfaces that hover over a transparent and open base, mimicking the abstract formation of a traditional wooden sailing boat – the Kuwaiti dhow. Several elements were incorporated from a ship’s design to serve both functional and ornamental purposes within its interior such as sail fabric, ropes, wooden stairs and steel poles.

w: www.ito-roma.com

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE KUWAIT Al Saif Single Residence by Roma International  BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE KUWAIT Al Saif Single Residence by Roma International  BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE KUWAIT Naseeb Maritime Company by Roma International Highly Commended OFFICE INTERIOR KUWAIT Naseeb Maritime Company by Roma International

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SUDAN

Ozone Cafe

The Blue Nile Residence

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  K, Iskan Architects is a rapidly expanding firm offering turnkey architectural design, engineering, construction, and finishing services across Sudan. The firm operates through a talented team of architects and engineers, versed in the latest techniques and materials, and working with an emphasis on transparency and integrity. Ozone Café is intended as an integrated destination incorporating an innovative restaurant, indoor and outdoor art gallery and displays. The overall design takes its inspiration from a contemporary interpretation of an oil painting called ‘Land of the Nile Confluence’ by the Sudanese artist Waleed Warrag. It focuses on reflecting contemporary art, design and culture with dynamic lines that merge

into the surrounding landscape. A market and show kitchen enhances the dining experience for clients, while an ice cream parlour adds an air of luxury. Environmental concerns and sustainability were foremost in the design, with creative solutions that take full advantage of the stunning views to the River Nile. The Blue Nile Residence is a private contract to create a new home on a large riverside plot which had previously held two properties. The brief was to create a sophisticated and modern aesthetic for an active family while complementing the setting. The resulting property is a spacious, airy home with ample space for entertaining, together with separate staff quarters. Careful landscaping creates a lush green microclimate with areas for sports and outdoor activities.

Iskan Architects

P.O. Box 861, Khartoum, Sudan t: +2491 83 798 569 e: m.elgadi@iskanco.net w: www.iskanco.net

 BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE SUDAN Ozone Cafe by Iskan Architects

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SUDAN The Blue Nile Residence by Iskan Architects Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Draw Link Group P.O.Box 5041, Dubai,

United Arab Emirates t: +971 4 283 4477

 L G is unusual in that it not only specifies and designs interiors, but also has its own inhouse manufacturing facilities to create full fitouts for large projects. The combination of expert designers, a specialist factory, and close collaboration with skilled subcontractors gives Draw Link Group some special advantages when it comes to projects such as the InterContinental Hotel & Hotel Apartments in Dubai Marina. This is a five star hotel encompassing two towers in the famed Bay Central project, constructed by Select Group, Dubai, UAE. The brief was to create a hotel for those who prefer to ‘live in’ rather than ‘stay at’ when travelling. The suites and apartments are intended to be similar to fully equipped homes, with design elements chosen for practicality as well as artistic value.

In contrast with the rooms themselves, the public areas of the hotel took inspiration from museums and galleries, with striking art installations peppered through the spaces. These include human figures and faces, together with a clutch of 8 bright red penguin sculptures in unexpected exterior locations to generate amusement and surprise. The signature installation is a seven metre tall geometric sculpture of intersecting stainless steel polygons in polished pink stainless steel. This iconic structure has become the symbol and heart of the hotel; the first thing to greet visitors as they arrive. These collections of art pieces are enhanced by Draw Link’s decision to cut out ceiling and wall sections of the building, bringing natural light into spaces that would otherwise be artificially lit.

e: anna@drawlinkgroup.com w: www.drawlinkgroup.com Highly Commended HOTEL INTERIOR DUBAI InterContinental Hotel & Hotel Apartments by Draw Link Group 82

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WINNERS

Africa & Arabia Winners 2015-2016 Africa

Kenya (cont.)

Algeria

 Regus Eaton Place by Century City Property

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

 Immeuble Multilocataires by AAA-Atelier des Architectes Associes sarl

Property Consultancy

Office

teri r TRV Plaza by Studio AZ (Zamco Holdings Limited)

 HassConsult Ltd Angola

Public Service Architecture

Property Consultancy

 Toyota Kenya Academy by Lexicon + Ion

 Colliers International

Public Service Interior  Kenya Airways Lounges by Planning Interiors Ltd

Egypt

Real Estate Agency

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 Private Residence by DAR Designs

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

MS - Katameya Heights by TDF Architects

Leisure Interior

HassConsult Ltd HassConsult Ltd

Residential Development Highly Commended

Champagne Ridge Resort & Residences by Cape Holdings Ltd

Highly Commended

Ted’s Restaurant by Eklego Design

Retail Development

Highly Commended

TIU Nile City Towers by GG&Grace International

 The Village Market New Retail by Greenhills Investments Ltd

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Expat Egypt Real Estate & Tourism Consultant

Retail Interior Highly Commended

Airtel TRM Express Plus Shop by Diju Interior Design

Retail Architecture  bi5 Food Mood Plaza by Amr Omar Architects

Mauritius Apartment

Ghana

 Royal Park - Mascarene Apartment by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd

Architecture Multiple Residence

Leisure Development

Highly Commended

Acasia by Devtraco Plus and Archetype

Highly Commended

 Royal Park by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd Mixed-use Development

Condominium The Mankata Apartments by Imperial Homes Limited

 Royal Park by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd

Residential Development

Property Single Unit

 Beaufort Ridge by Beaufort Properties

 Royal Park by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd

Highly Commended

Kai Villas by Clifton Homes

Residential Development

Highly Commended

The Pearl in City by ACACIA Build Ltd

 La Tourelle Ocean View Villas by Sunset In Paradise Ltd Highly Commended

Royal Park by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd

Kenya Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Mozambique

 New Wing | Nakumatt Expansion by Greenhills Investments Ltd

Public Service Architecture

Development Marketing

 Nacala International Airport by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

 Tilisi by Jenga Web Limited

Retail Development

Highly Commended

Sultan Palace Beach Retreat by Jenga Web Limited

 Mall de Mocambique by McCormick Property Development

Golf Development  Aberdare Hills Golf Resort by Panda Development Co. Ltd.

Nigeria

Hotel Interior

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Tribe Hotel by Mehraz Ehsani & Associates

Highly Commended

The Axis by Archactive/AEK Architects

Interior Design Apartment

Interior Design Private Residence

 Star Residency by Studio AZ (Zamco Holdings Limited)

Highly Commended

Leisure Development

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Sultan Palace Beach Retreat by Sultan Palace Development Ltd.

Ikoyi Penthouse by DO.II Designs Limited

 Dutse International Airport by El-Mansur Atelier Limited

Mixed-use Development  Tilisi (Red Coral Development) by Tilisi Developments Limited

Senegal

Highly Commended

Bahati Ridge by Bahati Ridge Development Ltd

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Champagne Ridge Resort & Residences by Cape Holdings Ltd

Highly Commended

Dakar Congress Center by Tabanlioglu Architects

New Hotel Construction & Design  Park Inn Hotel by AMS Properties Limited Highly Commended

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Seychelles Residential Development  Pangia Beach by Panosco Properties Ltd.

Fortis O fice Park by AMS Properties Limited

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WINNERS South Africa

Tanzania (cont.)

Architecture Single Residence

Office

 Firth 114802 by three14 architects

 Evoke Luminary by Estim Construction / Evoke

Highly Commended

House 653 by Gottsmann Architects

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Quality Plaza by Quality Group Limited

Developer Website

Retail Development

 www.sitari.co.za by Adlab Advertising (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Quality Centre by Quality Group Limited

www.marinavillage.co.za by AdMakers International

Development Marketing

Uganda

 Tokai Estate by AdMakers International

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Greeff: The Curragh by Greeff Properties

Highly Commended

Marina Village by AdMakers International

Hotel Interior Highly Commended

Mount Nelson by Champalimaud

Interior Design Private Residence  Blair Atholl Golf Estate Residence by Tilt Design Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Kampala Boulevard by Meera Investments Ltd

Arabia Abu Dhabi

Bantry Bay - Residence

Commercial High-rise Development

by The Private House Company

 Capital Gate by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Lettings Agency

Office

 Just Letting

 Design and Build or FDC o fices by alika Interior Design LLC

Mixed-use Development

Public Service Architecture

 Waterfall Estates by Waterfall Investment Company

Highly Commended

/ Atterbury / Century

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Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Bridges by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers

Public Service Interior Rabdan Academy by Valika Interior Design LLC

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

 Menlyn Learning Hub by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

The Luxury House by Brick Art Construction / Guardian

 MPM Properties

Project Management

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Pam Golding Properties

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Highly Commended

Just Property Group

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Rawson Property Group

Highly Commended

The Weave ADNEC C-17 by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers

Real Estate Agency Marketing  Seeff Highly Commended

Rawson Media Spike by Rawson Property Group

Bahrain

Highly Commended

Greeff Properties

Architecture Single Residence

Real Estate Agency Website

 Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects

 www.pamgolding.co.za by Pam Golding Properties

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

www.rawson.co.za by Rawson Property Group

Real Estate Agent Highly Commended

Choprop Holdings SA (Pty) Ltd

Residential Development

 Impact Estate w.1.1 Property Consultancy Marketing  Juffair Heights by Pegasus Real Estate Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Sitari Country Estate by Sitari Country Estate (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Waterfall Estates by Waterfall Investment Company / Century

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Impact Estate w.1.1

Residential High-rise Development

 Pegasus Real Estate by Pegasus Real Estate NAI Bahrain

 Studios @ Burnett by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Residential High-rise Development

 Festival Edge by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd

 Juffair Heights by Dadabhai Development & Properties Management Co. W.L.L.

Retail Architecture  Cresta Mall Refurb by Chibwe Afritects SA (Pty) Ltd

Amwaj Mermaid Residential Project by Impact Estate w.1.1

Retail Architecture  Argan Village by Alargan Project Management

Sudan

Retail Development

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

The Blue Nile Residence by Iskan Architects

 Argan Village by Alargan Project Management Highly Commended

Galleria by Mohammed Dadabhai Holding Company B.S.C

Leisure Architecture  Ozone Cafe by Iskan Architects

Dubai Architecture Multiple Residence

Tanzania

 Adventz Tower by LW Design Group LLC

Hotel Interior

Architecture Single Residence

 PARK HYATT ZANZIBAR by WA International

 Anita Villa by LW Design Group LLC

Interior Design Private Residence

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Qambani House by Interior Idea Limited

 JBR, The Beach by Cracknell Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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WINNERS Dubai (cont.)

Dubai (cont.)

Developer Website

Residential High-rise Architecture

 www.damacproperties.com by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

 Ellington Group DT1 by Perkins+Will

Highly Commended

www.albarari.com by Al Barari

Retail Development

Highly Commended

www.sereniathepalm.com by Palma Development

Highly Commended

The Drive at AKOYA by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Development Marketing  DUKES Oceana, Dubai by Seven Tides International

Jordan

Highly Commended

Cayan Cantara by Cayan Group

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

The First Group

 Haya Cultural Center by DARB - Design Associates and Research Bureau

Golf Course  Trump World Golf Club, Dubai by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Highly Commended

Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Residential Development  SAMARAH Dead Sea Resort by Dead Sea Touristic & Real Estate

Golf Development  Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C) Highly Commended

AKOYA Oxygen by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

Damac Tower by Consolidated Consultants Group

Hotel Interior  Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

InterContinental Hotel & Hotel Apartments

 Al Saif Single Residence by Roma International

by Draw Link Group

Highly Commended

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Kuwait

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Mangrove pro ect by ayan O fice

Interior Design Private Residence

Private Penthouse - Le Reve Tower

 Al Saif Single Residence by Roma International

by Insignia Design Consulting FZ LLC

Office Architecture

Interior Design Private Residence

 Naseeb Maritime Company by Roma International

 Palm Jumeirah by Zen Interiors LLC

Office

Highly Commended

La Dolce Vita by La Sorogeeka Interiors

Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

Th8 by Pallavi Dean Interiors & IFA Hotels & Resorts

Leisure Development

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Naseeb Maritime Company by Roma International

Public Service Architecture  Diwan ayat by ayan O fice

 Vista Lux by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Leisure Interior

Lebanon

Highly Commended

Al Hamidieh Restaurant by 4Space Interior Design

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Seven Sands Emirati Cuisine & Lounge

 Eagles Nests by SG Architects

by TAO Interior + Architecture

Architecture Single Residence

Lettings Agency

 Wise House by Atelier130

 JLL

Highly Commended

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Under the Pine Trees by Almimariya Architects and Designers 4 Sustainable Development

Allsopp & Allsopp

Mixed-use Development

Interior Design Apartment

 Cayan Cantara by Cayan Group

 GS APARTMENT by SG Architects

Property Consultancy

Interior Design Private Residence

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Highly Commended

The valley side villa by May Jbara design studio

Highly Commended

Colliers International - Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Mylo Group of Companies LTD

Highly Commended

Holcom Headquarters by AAA-Atelier des Architectes Associes

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

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Highly Commended

VERTICA Realty Group

Highly Commended

Allsopp & Allsopp

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Driven Properties

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Real Estate Agency Marketing  Downtown International

Oman

Highly Commended

2015 Marketing Campaign by Allsopp & Allsopp

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

Provident Real Estate Broker

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Real Estate Agency Website

Mixed-use Development

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www.allsoppandallsopp.com by Allsopp & Allsopp

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

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New Hotel Construction & Design

Real Estate Agent

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Highly Commended

Clementine Malim by Ascot and Co Real Estate

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Bavarian Real Estate Brokers LLC

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Residential Development Highly Commended

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Mixed-use Architecture

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 Sari Gardens by Badih and Kantar Architects

Real Estate Agent

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Real Estate Souq

Jeddah Falcon by Avantgarde Architects & Engineers

Mixed-use Development

Residential Development

 Downtown Rikaz by Rikaz Properties

 Saraya Bandar Jissah by Saraya Bandar Jissah

Office Architecture Highly Commended

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Leisure Development

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568 Alzahra Residences by Lifestyle Developers

 Lagoona Mall Leisure Development by Darwish Holding

Highly Commended

Alnahda Residences by Lifestyle Developers

Lettings Agency

Retail Architecture

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 Hatab Bakery Market by B-Design

Mixed-use Development

 The Avenue by Tariq Hajj Architects

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Real Estate Agency  MD Properties L.L.C Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Marketing Campaign for LS: by LS:Keep Moving

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Q Homes Marketing Campaign by Q Homes LLC

Retail Development Highly Commended

Lagoona Mall Retail Development by Darwish Holding

Ras Al Khaimah Architecture Multiple Residence  Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Golf Development  Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Hotel Architecture  Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Mixed-use Architecture  Falcon Island by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Mixed-use Development  La Promenade by Al Marjan Island LLC

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Royal Beeze Residence by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC

Retail Architecture  Manar Mall by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Saudi Arabia Apartment Highly Commended

Alzahra Penthouse by Lifestyle Developers

Architecture Multiple Residence  Al Zahra Development by Badih and Kantar Architects Architecture Single Residence  Villa S by Badih and Kantar Architects Development Marketing  Downtown Rikaz by Rikaz Properties Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

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Announcing the Americas’ Best Property Professionals… We are delighted to celebrate the presentations of the Americas’ Property Awards on the beautiful island of Barbados this year. This prestigious event also serves to promote investment in the region and is sponsored by Barbados Tourism Investment (BTI) and Berger Paints. The Americas is the third section to be judged within the prestigious International Property Awards’ programme and I’m pleased to say that we continue to be amazed at the quality of excellence shown by entrants. 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 different categories – Lord Caithness for development and 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 length and breadth of the Americas. Many congratulations to all. Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel Magazine

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Queiroz & Andrade

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Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

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P&T Interiors

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Grupo Davisa

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The Remington Group

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Christine London, Ltd.

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Port St. Charles Development Ltd.

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Ritz-G5

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Eau Du Soleil Condominiums

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One Thousand Museum

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Rearquitectura Ltda.

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URBN

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Cรณdigo Z Arquitectos

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Katia Marten Arquitectos

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Optima, Inc.

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Hammond Residential Real Estate

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Edward McGrath & Associates

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Regalia Beach Developers LLC

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Jose Luis Andre Architects

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Jenny Blanc Interiors Ltd

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Kean Development

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Carla Bechelli Aquitectos

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Premier Estate Properties Inc

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Madero Harbour

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Antrobus + Ramirez

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Turner Development Group

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Samuel Design Group

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BT Arquitectos

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Rosehaven Homes

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Realtors Real Estate Ltd

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DM Arquitectos

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Estudio Paula Herrero Arquitecta

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Arup Datta Architect Ltd

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Estudio Felli

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Gillespie and Steel

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Robinette Architects Inc

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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

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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 Shu fle

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 Chie Operating O ficer, Construction Industry Council

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

Farook Mahmood Chairman & Managing Director, Silverline Group

Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

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   in 1987, Toronto-based Flora Di Menna Designs (FDM) has garnered numerous awards for excellence in design for luxury residences, show homes and suites, corporate offices, sales centres and public spaces. FDM’s approach is to treat every project individually, so that every design is tailored to the specific client and works within their budget and scope. Westwood Luxury Estate Residence involved a collective team working together in creating a meditative calm throughout the property, from the entry gates and front courtyard all the way through to the backyard oasis. The project’s design began after ground was broken and framing had started as the clients felt the original layout would not function to their specifications. FDM redesigned the floor plan and relocated rooms and walls accordingly.

Although the clients wanted to maintain the sense of grandeur and openness that is possible with a home of over 12,500 square feet with 13 foot ceilings, they also wanted to create intimacy and human scale. FDM’s brief was to make each space function individually and within the overall floor plan to ensure a smooth transition between formal and informal areas of the home. The company also provided conceptual drawings for the exterior hard surface landscaping. Balance and symmetry from the front doors overlooking the yard was maintained with proper space planning, appropriate lighting, substantial built-in cabinetry and a material and colour palette that was consistent throughout. These four foundational elements work together to connect all areas, regardless of function or formality.

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 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CANADA 65 Westwood Lane Estate Residence by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. Americas Property Awards

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  , Eagles Nest Golf Club wasn’t living up to the high standards set by the exceptional Doug Carrickdesigned golf course. The club was attracting a host of sports celebrities, musicians and Hollywood stars but its design and décor did not reflect the phenomenal golf course. The corporate board decided to commission FDM to update the club while maintaining its well-established ambience and to make each renovated space multifunctional. Contracted to create the hospitality space required for top-drawer golf events, charity balls, weddings and banquets, FDM selected only the highest quality and most durable materials that would stand up to the high traffic and activity of a thriving golf club. For example, solid quarter-sawn, hand-scraped

oak hardwood floors, leathered finish on granites, modern chrome light fixtures, cowhide and leather upholstery and natural wood and stone materials. The layout and location of the additional spaces provides both privacy and convenience to guests. Upon completion of the project, the owners found that the fiscal revenue surpassed all expectation with facility bookings doubling since the redesign. The new platinum star concierge area and the updated restaurants and lounges have also generated income above expectations. Apart from the appeal of extra revenue, the client derives a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment from the new look that is more contemporary, yet doesn’t detract from the comfortable and established ambience.

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The aim was to create an environment that would perpetuate GE’s vision and brand of renewable energy, smart technology and efficiency. Complex concepts were simplified through the use of graphics, props and AV equipment throughout the project. The floorplan was designed to expedite traffic flow from space to space but also to inspire group discussion and creativity and to encourage an interactive pursuit of energy solutions. Movement of the 580 staff members was considered in the traffic flow throughout the meeting and common areas. Materials used in the project reflected the commercial and industrial designation of the complex but were honed and refined for comfort. Bright, energising colours and patterns were used to reflect the flow of energy and lighting was used creatively on signage, display panels and feature walls.

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 BEST OFFICE INTERIOR CANADA General Electric Global Head Quarters; Grid IQ Innovation Centre by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. Americas Property Awards

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first one was to give the city a large shopping centre of 44,000m of retail space plus a cinema complex. Now the award-winning Parque Centro is creating a new mixed-use expansion on the site’s remaining 16 hectares. Respecting the area’s cultures and history, the development is inspired by the sarape, a traditional garment typical of Mexico and particularly Saltillo. Made from multiple coloured thread, their designs are unique and have been reflected in Parque Centro’s logo, marketing and landscape design. The project focuses all its energies on satisfying its target market to ensure a sustainable development goal. It will offer a variety of quality services such as open spaces, vertical and horizontal housing, gastronomic dining spaces, educational, corporate and healthcare spaces as well as full service hotels of the highest standards. Parque Centro is also considering the development of a second mall

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with a fully-open concept to house well-known fashion companies. One of the development’s primary challenges was to influence consumers into opting for this new urban style of living within a compact city. The use of vertical housing and condominium style apartments is also a whole new concept in Saltillo and so had to be introduced in an appropriate manner. Davisa is focused on creating a compact city with a perspective on simple pedestrian mobility, higher density public transportation and a mixture of land uses to meet the needs of daily life. Ensuring orderly growth with a modern architectural style, Parque Centro will connect landscapes with commerce, providing a new park in the town. The project’s landscape design is being developed in two phases. The first constitutes the main park area and is made up of the urban beach, master kiosk (a three-level, open

sided building under a pergola, complete with terrace), shaded areas and an enormous green. Phase two is inspired by the first and has water mirrors reflecting the project and allowing children to interact with nature. Both phases provide outdoor spaces where people can interact, socialize and enjoy concerts, events, outdoor cinema, sports and many other leisure activities. Parque Centro will include the very latest in technology, materials, architecture, landscaping and sustainability to provide its residents, occupiers and visitors with a world-class compact city in which to live, work and relax. By applying all the benefits of Saltillo such as its varied vegetation, exquisite gastronomy, interesting culture, wonderful climate and, above all, human warmth, Parque Centro has become a modern protagonist for the city; at all times respecting its traditions, history and values.

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Blvd. Luis Echeverría 443, Local 7, Colonia los Maestros del estado Saltillo, Coahuila 25260, Mexico t: +52 844 439 30 00 e: info@parquecentro.com.mx w: www.parquecentro.com.mx www.davisa.com

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Christine’s muse for the property was the personal elegance of the client. The brief was developed to create a landscape that dialogued with the sensibility of the house, that offered the comforts of a resort experience and extended the space with fabulous city and mountain views. Creating an environment that utilized the sensual nature of outdoor living were part of the process. The plantings were chosen to provide strong vertical elements, or clipped green volumes, that look good in every season. Bougainvillea provides colour year-round, while palms, fiscus and boxwood bring continuity and green architecture to the gardens. Full enjoyment of the Los Angeles climate, fragrance, splashes of colour and tranquil, green foliage were all integrated meticulously within the landscape design.

Christine London, Ltd. 2370 Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, USA t: +1 310 273 5660 e: studio@christinelondonltd.com w: www.christinelondonltd.com

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-G  a leading international development and investment company with offices in Brazil, UK and Singapore. Much of Ritz-G5’s investment activity is focused in Northeast Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte and its capital city, Natal. With a vision for excellence in luxe-living solutions, Ritz-G5 is shaping a new skyline in Northeast Brazil, and evolving into one of the most respected and award-winning developers in this region. Its vision for inspiring developments and intelligent investments is constantly evolving. Following are two awardwinning examples. Majestic Village is a highly sought-after serviced land plot condominium development set across 75 hectares in Parnamirim, Natal. Designed to appeal to the domestic market and Brazil’s middle and upper class population,

it utilizes an impressive build density of only 34 per cent. A total of 2,850 residential units will be built, presenting a brand new condo neighbourhood, never before seen in Natal. The impressive facilities will include a primary school, supermarket, kindergarten, medical clinic, swimming pools, sports facilities, children’s play area, gym and clubhouse. A central square Grande Ponto will provide a focal point for the community surrounded by bustling cafes and restaurants. The project will be completed in two stages. The first is due for completion in Q2 2016 and will see the development of three globallyinspired condominiums maximizing both natural light and views. The second stage of Majestic Village will entail the construction of residential apartments and townhouses on the serviced land plots and other areas of the site.

May air, London, W J BD, t: +44 (0)207 183 7565

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Costa Azul (or ‘Blue Coast’) is a new high-rise development inspired by the Atlantic Ocean. This modern and luxurious 168-apartment project is located in Petropolis, one of the most exclusive and exciting districts in Natal in which to live, work and play. The biggest challenge was to find the land to acquire for residential development in such a popular area. Ritz-G5 however managed to purchase the land due to its strong local contact network and excellent reputation. Its prime hilltop position complements its remarkable design statement with views of Newton Navarro Bridge, the beach and ocean. Costa Azul will comprise three towers named: Forte, Atlantico and Poengi. Forte will

offer three-bedroom residences measuring 96m, while Atlantico and Potengi will offer two-bedroom residences of 53m and 56m. Residents’ first class amenities include a swimming pool, gym, private bar and spa. The internal design of Costa Azul has been carefully thought through by the architects to ensure that space is maximized and suitable for 21st century living. Large windows ensure natural sunlight floods each apartment and high quality bathrooms and appliances are installed as standard. High speed internet and satellite smart televisions are also installed in all apartments. Buyers are able to fully customize their unit to their own individual specification subject to additional payment depending on the materials selected.

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future home of the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum of Science, is rapidly becoming one of Miami’s most prestigious cultural destinations. Rising to 62 stories, One Thousand Museum will be comprised solely of half- and full-floor residences, duplex townhomes and a single duplex penthouse. Over 30,000 square feet of beautifully designed venues for swimming, sunning, socializing, fitness, and pampering cater to only 83 residences, offering the luxury of abundant space. In the lobby, residents’ needs are addressed by highly attentive staff, including a concierge and parking valet as well as security personnel. Additional staff oversee the proper management of all amenities and attend to residents’ requests within them. Outstanding indoor-outdoor wellness and spa facilities occupy two full levels of light-filled space overlooking and opening

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on to the sun and swim terrace. The spacious fitness centre is equipped with state-of-theart apparatus including strength and cardio training equipment. It has dedicated indoor areas for movement training and stretching and a landscaped outdoor area for other fitness activities. At the second level, the spa has been designed with private rooms for massage and beauty treatments, steam and sauna rooms and relaxation lounge areas. The buildings also offer a multimedia theatre for private movie screenings, lectures and presentations. Adding to the elegant, contemporary ambience, all interior amenity spaces, including the lobby, wellness and spa levels, aquatic centre and sky lounge, are lightly perfumed with signature scents designed by 12.29 olfactory consultants. These subtle ambient scents are inspired by Zaha Hadid’s architectural vision as well as the lifestyle in Miami’s most prestigious

new residential tower. Upon request and for an additional fee, residences can be scented with one of these custom scents or a unique new scent can be created by 12.29. Residents will enjoy extensive, state-ofthe-art home automation by Crestron, the world leader in lifestyle technology. The fully customized integrated system enable residents to control a range of in-home applications, including lighting, heating, air conditioning, audio, video, window treatments and security. All controls are accessible from a digital touch screen in the residence as well as remotely via a smart tablet or smart phone device. A fusion of art, architecture and design, One Thousand Museum is anticipated to shift the attention of luxury residential buyers away from South Beach and command prices persquare-foot in excess of anything ever seen on Miami’s mainland.

One Thousand Museum Sales Gallery Address

1040 Biscayne Blvd, 5th Floor Miami, FL 33132 USA t: +1 855 ONE MUSE (663 6873) e: info@1000museum.com w: www.1000museum.com

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RBN’ - interior design project involves the offices of Coimmsa, a company which produces metal racks and containers for the automotive industry. Located in Apocada, a high-density industrial suburb of Monterrey which is part of the state of Nuevo Leon, the area hosts thousands of medium and large-sized companies. These firms are not only responsible for the economic development of the region but also crucial to fulfill the industrial needs of national and international markets. Coimmsa operates both nationally and internationally and has a diverse group of

stakeholders. Therefore, the interior design of its offices needed to convey to users the sensation of being in an international, innovative, professional and solid company. Great emphasis also had to be placed on meticulous attention to detail. Following the company’s operating philosophy of in-house design and manufacture, URBN proposed the use of steel and concrete as the interior design project’s principal materials. All the design elements and finishes were also designed to be made ‘in situ’ with a strong focus on the smallest detail. For example, all concrete floors were cast and all steel floors were manufactured and welded while in place.

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The wall’s concrete plates of grey and red were also produced on site in a production line using resin moulds. The idea of combining different materials, rust coloured concrete floors, steel elements in natural and rusted tones and the elegance of light coloured wood and neutral tones of concrete walls attracted the client’s attention and ultimate approval. The mixture of finishes and materials proved to be crucial for this concept to be chosen as the final design. This interior design project is innovative in different ways. The first innovation took place in the rusting process of the steel plates. The conventional rusting process

requires time for the steel to rust and it also lacks control in its process as the natural oxidation is unpredictable. In order to reduce rusting times and to control the process, URBN, in conjunction with a chemical engineer, developed a chemical substance that accelerated the process and then stopped it to control the appearance of the final finish. Another important innovation was that a small concrete slab plant was installed on site. This enabled URBN to design and manufacture every single slab with different colours and textures giving the project a unique look which no other company has managed to achieve.

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 M A is a firm with more than 30 years of experience in architecture and design. Its formation has been moulded through time, always bringing authenticity and uniqueness to the spaces it manifests. Casa Cajun is a prime example and aptly described as ‘a house that opens its doors to welcome the environment’. The whole design proposal was created from a principal axis, the symbolic tree located in the centre of the plot. This emanates energy from the inside out, giving life to all spaces and featuring a beautiful garden at its centre. The garden was also born from Katia Marten’s philosophy of ‘healthy architecture’, creating spaces that stimulate good health in those who live there. Textures

such as wood, concrete, stone, metal, water and glass evoke the outside in the interior of the house and together they complement the architecture and maintain harmony. The central patio organises the whole program of the house. This space articulates the property’s social and private areas but also divides it giving the family the privacy they required. Most of Casa Cajun’s social areas have a strong and direct connection with the immediate context through large windows and open spaces. This creates a visual continuity that increases the feeling of spaciousness. With Casa Cajun, Katia Marten has created a unique place where each interior space is designed to nurture, hug and ultimately awaken the senses.

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 R R E was founded in 1991 by Saul Cohen and Joseph Hare. The company was established with the vision of attracting the region’s top agents and then to provide them with world-class marketing and support services. Starting with just one office and three agents, Hammond has grown to service almost 100 Eastern Massachusetts’ communities out of 18 offices and boasts a roster of more than 400 agents and staff. Hammond is known as the premier residential real estate company in and around the area of Greater Boston. Ranked by Real Trends magazine as one of the most productive per agent firms in the country, Hammond is recognized for its commitment to providing superior service in addition to its strong marketing platform. Hammond agents are among the top producers in Greater Boston and the company’s network and unique resources provide its clients

and agents with a full range of unrivalled advantages. Recognised as an industry leader for its innovative and multi-dimensional marketing platform, Hammond is well-known for its dominant direct mail program and robust online presence. With a focus on maximizing listing exposure and brand recognition, the company consistently markets to a well-targeted audience while creating a strong brand impression. The Hammond Magazine and Hammond Fine Properties comprise the cornerstone of the company’s direct mail magazine program. Hammond was the first real estate company in the Greater Boston area to conduct a direct mail campaign, setting the industry standard. The company’s Publications Department meticulously produces these magazines using superior photography and writing to best showcase each seller client’s property. Over 825,000 copies of Hammond magazines, with an estimated combined readership of

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2.14 million, are distributed each year. This circulation meets or exceeds all competitors within the Hammond market territory. Hammond also has a distinctive property brochure programme which provides focused exposure in its market areas. They target specific zip codes with property value ranges to attract the most attention from prospective purchasers. Each year, Hammond mails in excess of two million brochures to target demographics. Industry professionals are impressed with Hammond’s unique approach to agent support. This is achieved by employing a full administrative staff, including in-house management, marketing and publication departments, to assist agents with all their specific needs. The firm recognizes that individual agent success is dependent upon a collaborative and working relationship between the agent and the brokerage firm. Hammond agents market a diverse array of properties at all price points. In addition

to being known as the premier sales firm in and around greater Boston, since its inception Hammond has had a separate group of residential leasing specialists established to service the real estate needs of landlords and tenants. The division, known as The Hammond Rental Group, is well-versed in all aspects of the business of residential rentals. Hammond’s rental specialists work closely with its sales associates to provide a seamless transition from the leasing to the sales or buying experience. Last but not least, Hammond’s Relocation Department represents individuals and corporate clients who benefit from the company’s longstanding referral affiliations, targeted mailings and corporate contacts with hospitals, universities, regional companies and recruiting firms. All in all, consumers identify Hammond with the best the market has to offer: superior service, dedicated professionals and successful results.

Hammond Residential Real Estate 826 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02476, USA t: +1 617 731 4644 f: +1 617 566 8379 e: llevine@hammondre.com w: www.hammondre.com

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 B D is a South Florida-based real estate development company established in 2011. The company has redefined the Sunny Isles Beach skyline with its award-winning, flagship project, Regalia. Inspired by the wind and the waves organically sculpting the building, Regalia is the essence of the contemporary aesthetic – a unique form of powerful imagery in singular harmony with its environment. Featuring only one luxury residence per floor, Regalia is a one-of-a-kind oceanfront condominium project that is destined to be one of the finest and most sought after oceanfront residences in all of South Florida. The 39 residences feature unobstructed 360 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and all of South

Florida from the floor to ceilings windows and 360 degree 10 foot deep wrap-around terrace that surrounds the entirety of each condominium residence. Purposefully composed as smaller, more intimate venues, the amenities at Regalia mirror in scope and presence the ambience that encompasses the private residences rising above. Each amenity has the appearance and sensibility of a private home – logical extensions of residential living for all to enjoy. Here the carefully appraised, expertly trained staff are single-minded in their dedication to delivering discreet, personalised service 24 hours a day. Regalia’s tropical pool deck merges effortlessly into the broad beach washed by blue-green ocean waters. Steps away, the

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Beach Club awaits anticipating the luxury of hours spent relaxing on sculptured lounges shaded from the sun. Attendants serve a selection of refreshments throughout the day together with all the services that make this a perfect beach haven. This 46-storey contemporary oceanfront masterpiece is topped by a magnificent Penthouse inspired by the best addresses in London and Manhattan. Within its walls, Mayfair, Kingsbridge and Midtown unite in a level of sophistication, refinement and finishing not seen before in South Florida. Rich wood, hammered bronze, quartz, leather, turquoise and stone form the stylish, natural colour palette. By selecting only the finest bespoke materials sourced from around the world and then having them skillfully assembled by

artisans into timeless mosaics of colour and texture, the Penthouse is the crown jewel of ‘Limited Edition Living’. Occupying three levels and totalling over 1,561m of living space including 562m of terrace and roof top sun deck, the Penthouse includes five bedrooms and six full bathrooms, It also features two half baths, a pool bath, staff quarters, a private spa, game room, movie theatre and roof terrace pool deck. The elegant design of the Penthouse and the whole Regalia property, are the product of the uncompromising creative vision of design director Charles Allem, principal of CAD International. Named on the prestigious AD 100-Architectural Digest’s list of the world’s most gifted interior designers five times, Mr Allem stands at the pinnacle of his profession.

Regalia Beach Developers LLC 2750 NE 185th Street Suite 201, Aventura, Florida t: +1 305 405 3270 e: info@regaliamiami.com w: www.regaliamiami.com

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 B  her respected international design business and lifestyle showroom in West London over 20 years ago. This was followed in 2011 by the opening of a stylish showroom in St. James, Barbados. Working on exclusive properties both in the UK and Caribbean, the multi award-winning company’s commissions include mainly residential but also prestigious commercial and hotel developments. Jenny Blanc Interiors was commissioned by Canadian clients who had bought an elevated plot at Apes Hill on the West Coast of Barbados on which to create a unique home suitable for family holidays. The talented design team worked with the architects to fine-tune some of the architectural detailing and the interior finishes to meet the brief for

a house filled with natural light, emanating a feeling of Caribbean elegance and tropical influences. Great care was taken to design living areas each with its own character but which flowed one into the other. Linked by a harmonious palette of cool subtle tones with punches of colour, inside/outside living has been brought into play by the use of lots of fabric suitable for a tropical maritime climate. The client fully embraced the concept of creating individuality with unique pieces including Jenny Blanc designed furniture, bespoke sculptures carved locally in coral stone and meticulous detailing of accessories in each room. This outstandingly beautiful house is now enjoyed fully by the clients, their children, grandchildren and guests.

t: +1 246 432 0989 e: barbados@jennyblanc.com w: www.jennyblanc.com

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 B A was established in 2003 and has since provided its clients with excellent quality projects ranging from office buildings to large residential developments and from small uniquely designed hotels to large urban planning. Intensive research and evaluation have resulted in the company constantly providing innovative design proposals and detailed sustainable solutions, exceeding clients’ expectations. Las Piedras is Carla Bechelli Architects’ award-winning project in Los Castanos, an enclosed neighbourhood inside Nordelta. This gated community is made up of several neighbourhoods in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. The client’s requirement was to develop a medium density housing development of 125-130 units with one to three bedrooms and

a single parking space. Common areas include an exterior pool and outdoor space while other leisure amenities are already provided by Nordelta. The properties were designed as a mixture of small and medium-scale villas to merge with their surroundings. They were designed in a terraced shape to widen the overall inner space of the project and give the units enhanced natural sunlight and 180 degree views for their top levels. Organically scattered around a beautiful central park, all villas are given wide views from their private gardens and terraces. Building heights and density increase as the urban plan moves away from the central lake. This arrangement was conceived as being similar to rings rippling outwards from around the lake.

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 T  an award-winning residential development within Madero Harbour, South America’s largest mixed-use development. Located in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 50-storey tower has been designed by the prestigious architect Carlos Ott as an icon of avant-garde architecture. This one-of-a-kind tower with its modern and sculptural design offers the best 360-degree views of both the river and the city. A ‘high-rise artwork’, Harbour Tower represents a large-scale sculpture. Soaring above the skyline of the city it resembles a puzzle made up of glass screens. The tower’s design is like a rough obelisk with endless variations depending on the angle of view. A mirror rotation concept allows the project’s

151 residences unique as each one has a feature that is not repeated in any other unit. Harbour Tower’s exclusive one to four-bedroom residences feature innovatively design balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, 9.85 foot ceilings and an outdoor infinity pool. On the ground floor a magnificent 46-foot high lobby leads to four double elevators that access the private foyers on each floor. The top three storeys feature the exclusive penthouse – a triplex with an in/out swimming pool, a fitness centre, spa, grill, staff quarters, four large suites, double circulation and terraced balconies. Sophisticated and elegant, Harbour Tower is the new symbol of Buenos Aires. It will become the most emblematic residential tower and be the icon of Puerto Madero.

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   see the impossible, the team at Turner Development Group sees an unusual challenge. By utilizing unmatched creativity, quality and attention to detail, the company revolutionizes buildings and revitalises neighbourhoods. Turner Development Group’s multi-award winning project Silo Point in Baltimore, Maryland has now achieved an additional accolade for its new penthouse show home. When originally constructed in 1923, the grain elevator became a towering landmark of 24 stories incorporating the grain tower and 13 silos. Turner Development transformed the buildings into the final design of Silo Point, a contemporary mixed-use project featuring urban condominiums.

In honour of the original site in which every silo had a number, all of the residential units are identified with a unique ‘Bin’ number. Hence, from the beginning, the penthouse named Bin 2312 was designed and built to be a signature, world-class showpiece home. It not only had to appeal to local and national prospective buyers but also suit international design tastes. The highest level of detail and finish went into every single element of the penthouse from the design thought process right through to the craftsmanship. Supreme views overlooking all of Baltimore and the water are surpassed only by the premier finishes chosen by the renowned interior designer Jeff Akseizer for a one-of-a-kind living experience at the very top.

Turner Development Group 1200 Steuart Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA t: +1 410 752 1241 e: eric@turnerdevelopment.com w: www.turnerdevelopment.com

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T BT Arquitectos Ave. Balboa,

Yoopanama 9th Floor, Panama City, Panama t: +1 (507) 209.2909

   at BT Arquitectos has over 20 years of combined experience. Its award-winning hotel interiors’ project is for Sortis Hotel, Casino & Spa in Panama City’s financial district. The mixed-use development comprises 460 hotel units, offices, business units, a casino and sports bar and a recreational area with restaurant, pool, terrace and spa. The hotel presented a challenge due to the magnitude of the design – an area of approximately 117,263m – and also because of the diversity of uses which required a coordinated multidisciplinary team throughout the whole process. The interior design of Sortis seeks to grant a dynamic experience; one that goes from luxury and elegance to comfort and warmth, creating a

vibrant environment full of energy for global and local visitors. The word Sortis comes from the Latin sors, which means randomness, luck or destiny. Thus the interiors’ concept is taken from the symbol of the four-leaf clover which represents the brand’s identity. This symbol has been used as a design element for decorative patterns, walls and fabrics in the hotel’s lobby, guest rooms, casino and restaurants. Contemporary style is a tendency in Sortis’ interiors, expressed by a fusion of simplicity and edge, using simple forms and ample and luminous spaces. In order to create this understated yet elegant and vivacious ambience, BT has incorporated a neutral colour palette ranging from grey to dark brown contrasted with bright hues like yellow and purple.

f: +1 (507) 209 2494 e: info@bt.com.pa w: www.bt.com.pa

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   in 1952 and is one of the oldest firms of its kind in Barbados. The multi-award winning company enjoys great success with many repeat clients and has built up a solid reputation for its integrity and expertise in all aspects of the real estate business. Standing firmly by its statement “We sell Real Estate but our Business is People”, Realtors Real Estate is made up a team of eight highly efficient and friendly staff. Realtors now operates as two separate companies under one umbrella. Suzanne Davis is managing director of Realtors Real Estate and oversees the company’s sales, long term rentals, valuations and auctioneering services. In turn, Realtors Luxury Villa Rentals provides property management, villa

rentals and insurance. The two companies work closely together to ensure they offer a full portfolio of expert property services supported by a comprehensive and effective marketing strategy. Realtors Real Estate serves a broad market of homebuyers and investors with clients coming from Britain, Europe, America, Canada and the Caribbean among other countries. It also offers an attentive and expert advisory service, guiding its clients to make fully informed decisions. The company’s long-established reputation, combined with professional and personalised client services, has contributed to Realtors Real Estate having one of the most extensive villa, townhouse, condominium, land, commercial and development listings for sale and rent on Barbados.

Realtors Real Estate Ltd Holetown, St James, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING BARBADOS Realtors Real Estate Limited Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY BARBADOS Realtors Real Estate Limited

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Interior Design Apartment in Palermo Project

Interior Design House on the Slope Project

E Estudio Paula Herrero Arquitecta

Av Libertador 4996 – Piso 7 C, Cp 1426, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 P H A was established in Buenos Aires in 2006 to provide architecture, interior and furniture design and art direction. The company’s projects range from developing urban residential interiors and houses, to corporate offices, hotels and restaurants. Paula Herrero has presented two latest award-winning interior designs. The first, House on the Slope in Buenos Aires, involved the studio teaming up with the architecture and landscape studios already working on the 1940’s house. The main aim was to recover its original soul while adding contemporary art and ageless furniture. The interiors were given a monochrome continuity on walls, ceilings, doors and windows with uniform light-coloured wood flooring featuring in every room. By working on this essential bareness,

Paula Herrero created a diaphanous and contemporary interior in a house with over 50 years of history. The second successful project was a full-floor apartment in Palermo requiring complete design intervention. The clients were a young couple moving into their first home together who expressed a wish for the apartment to be transformed into their ‘bunker in the city’. An inspiring existing factor was an enormous split-level front facing reception room. Paula Herrero designed this space with a geometric mural and this triggered a series of decisions in which the repetition of straight lines became constant. This is apparent in the design of the bookcases with their predominantly horizontal lines, the Foscarini Behive pendant lights, Acapulco chairs and stylish V bench.

t: +54 11 4777 4701 e: estudio@paulaherrero.com.ar w: www.paulaherrero.com.ar

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE ARGENTINA Interior Design House on the Slope Project by ESTUDIO PAULA HERRERO architect Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ARGENTINA Interior Design Apartment in Palermo Project by ESTUDIO PAULA HERRERO architect

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  , Estudio Felli specializes in creating a synthesis between the two disciplines of architecture and interior design. With every project undertaken, the company strives to tailor its designs to suit the individual needs of each client. The client’s brief for the award-winning Palladian Villa in Nordelta near Buenos Aires, called for an impressive building with a number of specific necessities. One of the main priorities was to create a clear division between the villa’s extensive social areas and its more intimate living spaces. Inspiration for the Venetian-style villa was sought from Palladio’s Villa Rotonda and, although the proportions and number of columns are different, other facets are faithfully represented. These include isolating the façade

and the columns, presenting them as the culminating aspect of the space when climbing the villa’s steps. A large entertaining terrace ends with a circular balustrade that forms a balcony offering a panoramic lake view. Set back on either side of this central terrace are two detached arcades set at an angle and featuring galleries. One frames the solarium and pool which flows freely towards the lake and establishes continuity between the two water elements. A courtyard of honour surrounded by arcades constitutes a striking, austere, plant-less enclosure that contrasts with the surrounding vegetation. This internal area allowed Estudio Felli to express its own stylistic language without clashing with the neighbouring properties.

Estudio Felli

Av Libertador 1750, Buenos Aires, Argentina t: +54 11 4802 0532 e: jorgefelliarqs@arnet.com.ar w: www.jorgefelli.com

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARGENTINA The Palladian Villa by Estudio Felli Americas Property Awards

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P Ponce de Leon Architects Gabriel Otero 6492

Montevideo, 11500, Uruguay t: +598 2 6010683 e: contact@poncedeleonarchitects.com w: www.poncedeleonarchitects.com

  L A utilizes state-of-the-art information technology and highly trained professionals in all areas related to architecture, interior design and urbanism. Devloped by DDC, a boutique developer based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Natura consists of three sculptural buildings of singular design. They feature generous terraces for each unit and are constructed to protect the environment through sustainable architecture and energy conservation. Built around a green but also urbanized environment, Natura is presented as a distinctive, innovative and design product. The development consists of 128 apartments surrounded by a central lake with a dimension of 12,327m. It is situated in the well-known neighbourhood of Parque Miramar and

Carrasco, both of which have shown an increasing demographic growth in the last few years. Natura is part of a large urbanism project named Lagos, complementing the supply of urban land. It has been created to meet the natural demand of citizens in this area who are inclined towards standard apartments with a natural environment and a lake view. Ponce de Leon’s design for Natura meets the client’s brief requiring that the development should stand out without imposing itself on the surrounding suburban landscape. The project provides excellence in design and execution as well as functionality. Maximum occupancy is achieved for residential purposes while also adhering to the strict requirement of providing the largest possible green areas on the site for leisure and recreational use.

DDC

Reconquista 517, p7. Montevideo, 11000, Uruguay. t: +598 2916 12 25 e: jadamiani@jpdamiani.com

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 D C, a leading Toronto real estate development group has introduced The Residences of 488 University Avenue – an exciting new tower at Toronto’s most iconic address – the latest of Amexon’s multi-award winning projects. University Avenue has long been considered Toronto’s historic epicentre, however over the past decade, its face and environs has been transforming. The area’s northwest corner is about to undergo a breathtaking transformation with a 55-storey sculpture of glittering glass and steel anchored by a spectacular street-level podium with a soaring 50-foot atrium. It will feature sophisticated retail, a signature restaurant and a grand residential lobby with elevators to whisk residents to their urban oasis in the sky.

The Residences of 488 University Avenue will offer incredible vistas, stylish and refined interior design and a package of lifestyle amenities unsurpassed in the downtown core. There will be attentive 24-hour concierge services and valet parking, a 30,000 square foot fitness centre and luxurious resort-style spa with indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, a squash court, yoga and Pilates studios, screening room, sun deck and terrace, plus SkyBar, where residents can enjoy the ultimate social experience without ever having to leave home. Blending modern comfort, home automation and timeless luxury, The Residences of 488 University Avenue will feature flow-through floor plans that make the most of sensational views with floor-to-ceiling windows and oversize terraces.

Amexon Development Corporation

The Residences of 488 University Avenue 393 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 1E6, Canada t: +1 416 252 3000 e: info@488university.com w: www.488university.com

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation  BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation  BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation  BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation  BEST CONDOMINIUM CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

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H Habitats Architectural Designs Inc 14 Ridge View Drive, Jordans, St. George, BB19062, Barbados, West Indies

 A D I. is a firm of Barbados based architect Peter Sandiford. Its work is best characterized as a fusion of the principles of the eastern philosophy of Feng Shui and the unique architectural sensibilities of the Caribbean region. Shirley House is an award-winning commercial restoration and renovation project by Habitats. This mid-19th century colonial building was selected to house the new offices of Globe Finance Inc. The client’s design criteria and brief required reclaiming the building to accommodate the maximum amount of offices while maintaining a habitable

work environment. This involved removing the apex at the rear of the building to create another split-level floor for the offices on the second floor. Restoring this 200 year-old property was like reviving a piece of history as it is listed with the Barbados National Trust and located in close proximity to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A central feature of its meticulous restoration is the use of coral render and lime wash which allows the two-foot thick coral stone block walls to breathe and prevents mould from developing on the inside face. Overall, the final renovated structure has a modernity balanced by the classic elegance of the original colonial style.

t: +1 (246) 435 1995 f: +1 (246) 435 0233 e: habitats@caribsurf.com w: www.habitatsdesigns.com

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    architecture company Queiroz &Andrade, this award-winning country house is in Sairé, Brazil. Casa Thina was created for a visual artist and her partner and collaborator. As they had lots of family and friends visiting and occasional exhibitions of work, the property’s design had to be accessible and open to accommodate large numbers of people. The chalet had to fit within budget hence efficiently constructed. On the ground floor, they required a living room integrated with a dining room and kitchen, plus a toilet. They also needed four bedrooms, three with individual bathrooms. The couple wanted to have terraces integrated with the garden to

enjoy al fresco living and to take into account the plot slope when designing the building. The concepts also had to be harmonic with the landscape with an uncomplicated design and feature locally sourced materials. As the plot is relatively small, measuring 500m, increasing the height of the house allowed lateral gaps between Casa Thina and the neighbouring (future) buildings giving the perception of a bigger home and increasing the visibility from inside to the outside, since the plan layout diagonals further extend the spatial perception. This also allows the contemplation of the local environment, mirroring the mountains in the surrounding valley where different levels create impressive viewing points during sunrise and sunset.

Queiroz & Andrade Av Beira Mar 792/101,

Piedade Pe 54400-010, Brazil t: +55 81 346 84849 Osvaldo Andrade t: +55 81 988 475 721 e: orqarecife@gmail.com w: www.queirozandrade.com.br

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P P&T Interiors The Arts Building

336 W 37th St, Suite 420 New York, NY 10018 United States of America t: +1 212 679 4125

T  is a boutique interior design firm which provides highly personalized residential design services to an international client base. The company works to bridge the gap between a project’s full potential and the boundaries imposed by the realities of life, believing that a great design is the culmination of a relationship between a designer, a client and the space. The Box, an award-winning project by P&T, is located in New York City’s Garment District which is the centre for fashion production and design. This unique 4,500 square foot apartment with a 500 square foot terrace is in a 12-storey, pre-war Art Deco building constructed in the 1920s.

The aim of P&T’s design was to maintain as much as possible of the historical elements of the space while upgrading it to provide all modern life necessities. A challenge was to ensure ample entertaining space while not scarifying any of the closed intimate spaces. This was accomplished through space versatility and a game of ‘concealment and revelation’ through a multitude of pivot and pocket doors, numerous glass partitions and through playing with volume vs. void and visual vs. physical barriers/windows. Warmth is incorporated through black gloss wood-panelling as well as furnishings and accessories that revisit the European ‘grandmother’ style by updating it with a contemporary twist.

f: +1 212 679 4124 e: info@pandtinteriors.com w: www.pandtinteriors.com

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 R G breathes life into each project through its commitment to the entire land development process and consistent quality construction. The company has been successful in winning two latest awards relating to its Downtown Markham project. Downtown Markham is the newest downtown in Canada’s largest metropolis, the Greater Toronto Area, and is also part of the largest urban park in North America. The development’s newest addition, Signature Condominiums and the Marriott Hotel, marks the momentum that is building within the 243acre mixed-use, urban-style community. The two-building project will be a key node, enriching cultural and community life with a 214-suite Marriott Hotel, luxurious condominium residences, loft-style residences,

as well as shops, restaurants with outdoor terraces, commercial office space and aboveground parking. In keeping with the urban focus and new Downtown Markham master plan, integrated buildings have been designed to work together and define its public streets. In order to showcase this ambitious development, Remington Group mandated a multi-functional visitor centre. Its aim was to educate and energise the community throughout the many exciting phases of the project’s multi-year construction timeline. The Downtown Markham Presentation Centre promotes the development’s pedestrianfriendly and sustainable way of life while reinforcing Remington Group’s commitment to public art. Its overall design and functionality has made the Presentation Centre a welcome edition to this blossoming urban community.

The Remington Group

7501 Keele Street, Suite 100, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 1Y2, Canada t: +1 905 761 8200 e: troppo@remingtongroupinc.com w: www.remingtongroup.com

 BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE CANADA www.downtownmarkham.ca by The Remington Group

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CANADA Downtown Markham / The Signature Condominium Collection by The Remington Group Highly Commended OFFICE INTERIOR CANADA Downtown Markham by Figure 3 and The Remington Group Americas Property Awards

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BARBADOS

P Port St. Charles Development Ltd. Heywood’s, St. Peter Barbados BB 26013 West Indies t: +1 246 419 1000

 S. C R located on the north western coast of Barbados facing the idyllic aquamarine Caribbean sea offers beautiful villas and apartments for either a short holiday or for those wishing to visit at their convenience through ownership. The development’s luxury properties vary from one-bedroom to five-bedroom homes located in the 22-acre community, either on the lagoon-front or directly on the beach front with residents’ berths and boats right beside their doorstep. More than just being recognised as the premiere Caribbean marina, Port St. Charles Resort offers a luxury lifestyle for home owners, guests on a short holiday or longer stays looking for lagoon view or beach front

view to call their own. Homes are individually furnished with each one having a unique view. Apartment or villa style homes are all fully equipped with the normal luxuries of a high-end home while being individually decorated to premium standards by each home owner. Set on a man-made island, The Port St. Charles Yacht Club offers a full service bar and restaurant and a wide range of international cuisine prepared by a worldclass chef. Diners may enjoy its open air setting with a panoramic view of the white sand beach and yachts at berth. There are six mega-yacht berths that can accommodate vessels up to 250 feet as well as two offshore mooring buoys for even larger yachts.

f: +1 246 422 7447 e: psc.reservations@caribsurf.com w: www.portstcharles.com Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BARBADOS Port St. Charles by Port St. Charles Development Limited 56

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 D S, by Empire Communities, is destined to be one of the most iconic examples of residential architecture along the shores of Lake Ontario. This magnificent two-tower development is one of Canada’s tallest and most statuesque waterfront condominium communities. Carefully placed by the Humber Bay Park with a host of waterfowl, shore birds and walking trails, Downtown Toronto is but minutes away along a choice of routes eastbound and Pearson International Airport close-by. A drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake is no more that an hour. Currently under construction, Eau Du Soleil’s two graceful towers, Water Tower will rise 45 storeys and Sky Tower, 66 storeys into the sky connected by a series of cascading terraces that lead to an extraordinary 40,000

square feet of exquisite amenities. With an eye to creating a resort-style residence, Empire incorporated stunning amenities including community gardens, atrium-style lobby, sky lounge, infinity terrace, spa-inspired indoor salt-water pool, water lounge, yoga and pilates studio, multi-media theatre room and nine elegantly-appointed guest rooms. Most outstanding are the Crossfit Training Zone and the Outdoor Multi-purpose Sky Court. Eau Du Soleil’s outstanding design of over 1300 suites, incredible architecture and extraordinary amenities together with a stellar marketing and advertising program have brought the project not only a host of national and international awards but will redefine the area as one of Toronto’s most sought after, premier locations creating a magnificent statement on the Toronto skyline.

Eau Du Soleil Condominiums 2183 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Off Marine Parade Drive Toronto, Ontario, Canada t: +1 416 503 3328 e: eauds@empirecommunities.com w: www.EauDuSoleilCondos.com www.empirecommunities.com

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   architecture studio and a real estate development firm based in Viña del Mar, Chile. It was founded in 2004 by two architects, Antonio Menéndez and Cristian Barrientos, who continue to lead the firm. Due to the experience as real estate developers, the firm also acts as consultants and strategic partners for other investors who desire to develop their own real estate projects. The company has expertise in the design of commercial and residential buildings for different income groups, having built projects throughout Chile. Lofts Yungay II is Rearquitectura’s awardwinning apartment building located on a hillside in the outskirts of the World Heritage Area of Valparaiso, Chile. One of the client’s

main objectives was to develop a new contemporary building that could blend into the city’s historic landscape. The building was to have 20 apartments, eight parking lots and 20 storage rooms. Apartments were to feature one or two bedrooms, be designed for young couples or single people and have a view. A stepped terrace design was approved as it had a well-balanced mixture of contemporary and vernacular architecture. This gave the project identity and a unique image that was highly attractive. The design also provided a view from all apartments and minimized circulation areas. By designing two or three storey apartments, a lift was unnecessary as from the main entrance users only need to go up or down one floor to enter their apartment.

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 Z A, an accomplished team of architects based in Polanco, Mexico has been successful in winning an award with its project Rancho del Arbol. Strategically located to maximise views of its predominantly forested and mountainous surroundings near the foothills of Sierra de las Cruces and La Marquesa, its design is based on a box set of simple shapes. These generate aesthetical rotated volumes in such a way that enable full advantage to be made of the site’s natural beauty. By creating functional spaces in this way, they serve as a frame to the landscapes each area offers. The land area totals 11,000m and comprises a recreation house, stables, horseriding tracks, green areas and slopes. It features

one particular tree of importance in terms of size and shape and this became the inspiration for the property’s name, Rancho del Arbol. The residence area is laid out in two stories with the ground floor as social space and the first floor as an entirely private zone. The project’s most important requirement is its façade as keeping a mountainous view and allowing natural light to illuminate spaces were of paramount importance to the client. The purpose was to create a dwelling for leisure use which could fuse harmoniously with the natural scenery without compromising the comfort provided by a good architectural distribution of spaces for living and entertaining. The result is a striking residence resembling sculptural artwork within its surrounding ranchland.

Código Z Arquitectos Enrique Ibsen 43-201 Polanco 11560 México, Distrito Federal Mexico t: + 5255 5281 4481 e: arquitectura@codigoz.com.mx w: www.codigoz.com.mx

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Optima Sonoran Village

Optima Chicago Center

A Optima, Inc. David C. Hovey, FAIA, Architect 630 Vernon

Glencoe, Illinois 60022 USA t: +1 847 835 8400

  an architect’s vision, Optima has been designing and building some of the most striking urban and suburban luxury residential communities in the United States for over three decades. The company’s latest awardwinning projects are Optima Chicago Center and Optima Sonoran Village. Located in downtown Chicago, Optima Chicago Center is a mixed-use residential tower of 42 stories with 325 luxury rental units. The architect designed the building as a 21st century urban solution to luxurious, high-rise residential design. The tower’s exterior has an elegant simplicity in contrast to the complex facades surrounding it. Transparent glass is used at street level, black translucent glass at parking level and energy efficient silver metallic glass features on the residential floors. Interior

spaces continue this bold simplicity while the Sky Garden Terrace enables residents to enjoy panoramic views. Optima Sonoran Village is a mixed-use, high-rise residential community in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. Occupying 10 acres, it comprises three seven-storey buildings, one three-storey and a 12-storey building offering 781 residential units and 13,000 square feet of commercial space. With an innovative, cutting edge vision to urban sustainable residential design the project features a highly articulated façade with a vertical landscape system that enables plants and vines to grow on the edge of the building. This creates shading and privacy for units above and below. The project has 100% underground parking and 6.1 acres of landscaped surroundings providing an architectural oasis in the desert.

e: davidhovey@optimaweb.com w: www.optimaweb.com

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Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ILLINOIS, USA Optima Chicago Center by Optima Inc.

 BEST APARTMENT ARIZONA, USA Optima Sonoran Village by Optima Inc.

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Towerbank, El Dorado

Lote #394 Paseo del Mar

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 MG & Associates (EM&A) is an architectural design and land planning firm based in the Republic of Panama. The first of EM&A’s award-winning projects is Paseo del Mar in Buenavetura, an exclusive beach community on the Pacific coast of Panama. This private lot of 4,800m is surrounded by single-family residences and so the goal was to integrate the four apartments’ building design into the neighbourhood to appear as if they were a single house. The installation of large windows in the living area allow for merging of the exterior and interior space so that there is no firm boundary between ‘outside’ and ‘inside’. Instead there is a feeling of one continuous space with fabulous views towards the ocean and gardens.

Towerbank Headquarters in El Dorado, Panama involved a 5,800m plot surrounded by busy commercial enterprises yet connected to a quiet residential neighbourhood. The client wanted a design of extraordinary quality that could change the impersonal and distant relationship between bankers and clients. The sculptural and minimalist form of the building reinforces the bank’s distinguished image, portraying a modern and friendly company which is reliable to both its clients and surroundings. In terms of the interior design, an open concept plan was utilized to express a transparency of operations to users, changing the typical appearance and distribution of a banking environment.

Edward McGrath & Associates Calle Matilde Obarrio de Mallett, Entre Calles 72 y 73, Ciudad, Panama t: +507 6612 1365 e: emcgrath@emcgrath.net w: www.emcgrath.net

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE PANAMA Lote #394 Paseo del Mar by Edward McGrath & Associates Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE PANAMA Towerbank, El Dorado by Edward McGrath & Associates Americas Property Awards

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A Jose Luis Andre Architects Costa Rica 1538, Montevideo, Uruguay t: +598 2601 9958

 J L A has gained valuable experience working with leading architectural firms for over 20 years. VB House is an award-winning project by his company located in a new subdivision called San Nicolas in Montevideo, Uruguay. This building’s 1,000m plot faces two different streets and slopes a full five metres from one to the other. Priority was given to the views and orientation so that the occupants, a couple and their three daughters, could enjoy the panorama all day long including the sunset. Across from the lower street elevation is a beautiful tree-filled park which cannot be developed. The client therefore requested lots of windows facing the park to let in natural light and to highlight the park’s peacefulness

and beauty. The aesthetics are very important and so Jose Luis Andre Architects designed it with an open foyer featuring stairs and a bridge with glass railings. In order to realise an eco-friendly design with superior thermal performance both in winter and in summer, the roof and eaves were designed with substantial overhangs. Due to their specifically engineered dimensions, they provide shade in summer, allow the sun to enter in winter and also protect the house from driving rain. Projected to give the impression that they are floating over the ground, they are aesthetically pleasing while having significant functionality. Nature has also been integrated as an important overall aspect of the property’s design.

m: +598 9968 3338 e: jla@estudiojlandre.com w: www.estudiojlandre.com

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 D C is a versatile, ultra-luxury residential developer with offices in Cold Spring Harbor, the Hamptons, New York and Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 1980, Kean has constructed numerous national award-winning projects and is recognised as one of the country’s most prominent, premier builders. The hillside property named ‘oZ’ posed numerous construction challenges in terms of its foundation work, surrounding trees, utilities and the geo-thermal system. The structure’s vast size (28,000 square feet over four levels with a 35 foot deep core), the confines of the seven-acre hillside parcel it is built into and the zoning requirements of a conservative village in the heart of the Gold Coast of Long Island were of further concern.

Exteriors literally proved a construction jigsaw puzzle. The detailed facades are ‘woven’ mosaics of masonry, metal flashings, carpentry and elaborate Arris hip roofs comprised of more than 40,000 imported handmade clay roof tiles. As the property’s indoor pool is 35 feet underground, a system had to be designed and implemented to drain any amount of excess water it might accumulate. This superb villa takes full advantage of its dynamic, natural setting and bears the noble hallmarks of another era, despite its actual age. Kean’s inspired definition of a modern masterpiece clad in antique oak and featuring intricate millwork conceals the latest hightech geo-thermal and computer systems for luxurious 21st century living.

Kean Development 5 Main Street,

Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724 t: +1 631 367 9696 e: info@keandevelopment.com w: www.keandevelopment.com

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S Premier Estate Properties Inc Old Boca Raton

t: +1 866 281 3884 Suburban Boca Raton t: +1 866 214 1118 Deltray Beach t: +1 866 502 4572 Fort Lauderdale t: +1 866 221 2098

   22 years ago, Premier Estate Properties has defined its niche as representing properties valued at over one million dollars. The company’s positioning statement ‘Presenting Properties Exclusively In Excess Of One Million Dollars’ is trademarked and prominently displayed throughout all marketing materials as the core of its identity. Premier Estate Properties’ geographic area of service is centred around five strategic offices, each prominently positioned in an affluent, beachside community along the Atlantic coast of southeast Florida. Each office is staffed with full-time luxury estate agents who possess indepth knowledge of their market area and are nationally recognized for sales performance. All company marketing is designed to target high net-worth individuals interested

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in purchasing or selling an estate in South Florida’s luxury real estate market. This target market is comprised of sophisticated consumers, an affluent clientele on a global level. In order to further support its brand and extend its international reach, Premier Estate Properties has aligned itself with the most exclusive global network of affiliations in the real estate industry. This network spans 74 countries and employs over 192,000 real estate associates earning over $300 billion in annual sales. It provides the company with a unique opportunity for coordinated target marketing online and through print publications worldwide. These affiliates include Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International and Mayfair International Realty among many others of equal importance.

Vero Beach t: +1 866 220 3072 w: www.premierestateproperties.com

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE FLORIDA, USA www.premierestateproperties.com by Premier Estate Properties Inc.

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  Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez joined forces in 2011 to form Antrobus + Ramirez. Together they are continuing a path of innovation in all fields of design, such as private residences, real estate property development, retail and hospitality. They present stunning projects such as the following award-winning example. Ocean House is located on the prestigious strip of Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. The boutique property had gone through several incarnations with its start as the Walburne Hotel. It was then converted into a condominium with several design iterations gracing its corridors but all the while maintaining a nod to its historical past as the Walburne Hotel. The client’s brief was simple,

to create a mansion on the beach. With only 18 units to speak of, the scale of the tower was ideal for this purpose. There were many existing conditions that tested Antrobus + Ramirez’s design skills. The first and most important was the mandate by the Miami Beach Historical Preservation Board to keep existing elements of the hotel. Thus, in developing the design approach, it was decided to create a grand staircase to demarcate the ending of the old and the transition into the new. It was designed in keeping with the Art Deco era in which the building was originally created using motifs hand curved by ironworkers. Living spaces have been given a familiar and home-like feel with a nod to the relaxed lifestyle of Miami Beach and the subtlety of sheer luxury.

Antrobus + Ramirez 7636 NE 4th Court, Suite 112, Miami, Florida 33138, USA t: +1 786 4202996 e: ruby@antrobusramirez.com w: www.antrobusramirez.com

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME FLORIDA, USA Ocean House by Antrobus + Ramirez Americas Property Awards

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S Samuel Design Group 428 Sandoval Street, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

 D G specialises in residential design, custom build and remodelling projects, creating residential interiors that embody the client’s taste and lifestyle as well as the space. Its mission is to create spaces that are functional as well as beautiful. Every project reflects the needs and originality of each of client and is completed to far exceed their expectations. Santa Fe Chic in New Mexico was a 19-month project to transform a dated holiday home into a contemporary yet elegant family home. This hacienda style property overlooks Santa Fe Opera House and was a rough diamond waiting to be sculptured with expertise and style. Whilst the owners wished

to bring the property up to date, they also wanted it to remain true to its past influences and retain the feel of a hacienda estate. Samuel Design Group’s successful design scheme was for a simple, uncluttered plan that celebrates the project’s unique sense of ‘place’. While having a real connection to the stunning mountain views, it provides a refuge from its sometimes intense environmental elements. Finished with New Mexican buff sandstone, hand forged iron and exquisite textiles, the furniture and detailing has complemented the overall theme. Both stylish and practical, the interiors have also been enhanced by improved, energy efficient lighting with a Lutron system to suit the ambience accordingly.

t: +1 844 284 6999 e: lisa@samueldesigngroup.com w: www.samueldesigngroup.com

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C ANADA

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  , Rosehaven Homes has created properties with innovative exteriors and interior design that have led to numerous awards for architectural and design excellence. The Randall Residences in the heart of downtown Oakville, Ontario is a prime, multi-award winning example. The project was launched as a premium luxury condominium development with an exclusive offering of only 36 suites. The challenge was to create residences that exude elegancy and luxury, while still maintaining a legible floorplan for the purchaser to review and choose the suite most suited to their liking. A digital version of the ‘coffee table style’ brochure was produced to allow prospective purchasers to zoom into particular layouts.

Specific attention was given to detail in the exterior elevation, features and finishes to cater to a niche market of purchasers. The exterior detail was inspired by the timeless Beaux Arts movement and the elegance of Paris, with a focus on the grand scale of construction. By using symmetry and balance combined with a commitment to classical tradition, grand, yet understated, style is brought to the building’s façade. No expense was spared with interior materials and finishing. Living spaces feature wide gallery hallways, soaring ceiling heights, rotunda foyers, engineered hardwood and slab marble flooring. Within walking distance of Lake Ontario, restaurants, art galleries, shops and Oakville’s Yacht Club, Randall Residences offer all the comforts of downtown living with the elegance, exclusivity and security of a stylish private residence.

Rosehaven Homes

145 Reynolds Street, Suite 300, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6J 0A7 t: +1 905 849 1166 f: +1 905 849 3938 e: builder@rosehavenhomes.com w: www.rosehavenhomes.com

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING CANADA The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes Highly Commended CONDOMINIUM CANADA The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes Americas Property Awards

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MEXICO

D DM Arquitectos

Jose Maria Morelos 2002, Octopec, CP 62220 Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

M A,  well-established firm of architects based in Morelos, Mexico was commissioned to design an outstanding house for a family of five. The client wanted a house that would look modern and different from the general properties in the exclusive residential development in Boca del Rio. The family hobby is watersports and so the plot of land chosen for their home includes an open front to the river. View, orientation and openness were DM’s three major design aims. The architectronic scheme is based on a north oriented, L-shaped house intersected by a curved wall that exactly follows the sun’s path, from east to west. This causes a permanent shadow on

the north façade and constant light on the south side. The interiors remain mysterious and detached from the street but totally open on to the house’s green areas. These dynamic living spaces can be adapted in order for them to be completely closed or entirely open. While the weather in the area is mostly wet and warm, there is a heavy rain season in summer and autumn and a windy season in winter. Hence, the building’s design was expected to respond to these extreme season changes. It was also important that the house could coexist with the exterior, integrating with it in good weather and isolating itself from it during bad weather.

t: +52 777 317 7878 e: jduarte@dmarquitectos.com w: www.dmarquitectos.com Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa Blanca by DM Arquitectos 70

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C ANADA

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 D   working internationally for over 35 years, including over 25 years as the Principal of Arup Datta Architect Ltd (ADAL). Designing projects in Canada, USA, Europe, and throughout Asia and the Middle East ADAL specializes in high quality architectural design and prime consulting services for master planning, major mixed use, commercial, and residential projects. The site for the company’s award-winning Walden Heights Community consists of a parcel of land totaling 2.87 hectares. ADAL’s client’s objective was to develop an excellent quality multi-generational housing project to meet the target density of 160 units per hectare. This integrated community development for senior citizens will be sensitive to the requirements of local planning guidelines and fulfill Municipal Development policies. These

include unique neighbourhood character, high quality living enhancements, well connected pedestrian-friendly and transit supportive networks and community safety. Phase A is an addition to the existing longterm care facility with a dementia wing of 125 units; Phase B is an affordable seniors’ fourstorey condominium building with 85 units; and Phase C is a four-storey rentable apartment for seniors, their family and young adults with 72 to 80 units. The facility includes large multi purpose areas for craft, games, fitness and many other activities for the enjoyment of residents and a Child & Adult Care Centre thus creating a ‘community within a community’. The chosen layout considers the need for maximum sunlight penetration and exposure for all units as well as views over the open landscaped central courtyard. Both of which are very important factors for seniors’ quality of life.

ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD

1909 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K3, Canada t: +1 403 244 8818 e: adal@telus.net w: www.adal.ca

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CANADA Walden Heights Community by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD. Americas Property Awards

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BARBADOS

Settlers Beach

Footprints

G Gillespie and Steel Dormers, Prior Park, St James, Barbados BB23017, Caribbean

The Spa

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

  S has achieved awards for four of its latest architectural projects in St James, Barbados. Footprints is a villa featuring a modern, minimalist design. In direct contrast to its surroundings, it presents a rare statement for a contemporary designed villa on Barbados. Featuring full length folding glass doors, interior spaces expand into the exterior and connect with the striking views of the beach and sea beyond. The aim for Settlers Barbados was to create an exclusive retreat of residential villas on a site with over 70 metres of uninterrupted beachfront. Careful planning resulted in four blocks of two, three or four connected villas, each overlooking a courtyard and swimming pool. Conceptually, each villa encapsulates the complete celebration of the outdoors.

Based on traditional Caribbean style, The Spa at the Coral Reef Club provides a secluded oasis. This exclusive, world-class facility maximizes views over the tropical gardens without overlooking nearby hotel rooms. Lush planting and water form its key design with each treatment room allowing the choice of an air-conditioned space or to open on to private walled gardens. Limegrove Lifestyle Centre extended the vernacular context of Holetown through the design of 13 buildings of varying scales and heights around a series of courtyards. It caters to visitors and locals who want to experience its restaurants and exclusive retail outlets. Coral stone, bright colours and green, living walls all influenced the overall design.

t: +1 246 425 1356 e: cmarschall@gsabb.com w: www.gsabb.com

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE BARBADOS Settlers Beach by Gillespie & Steel  BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE BARBADOS The Spa by Gillespie & Steel Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE BARBADOS Footprints by Gillespie & Steel

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Dove Mountain Hillside Residence

Canyon Vista Residence

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 A is a boutique firm based in Tucson, Arizona focused on producing unique and inventive homes of the highest quality that are responsive to their owner’s lifestyle and respectful of the Sonoran Desert. The company’s award-winning team has presented the two following projects. Dove Mountain Hillside Residence is located in the northern foothills of the town of Marana. The client wanted a simple but site responsive home that captures views of a distant valley and rugged outcroppings. The main residence was to be a distinct living area for the owners with detached living quarters for guests and family visitors. Due to the temperate climate outside of the summer months, it was important to focus on

the integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces with multiple outdoor living areas for different seasons. The property’s subtle entry hints at the hillside beyond its doors but once they open into the main courtyard, a dramatic and expansive view is revealed to all who enter. Canyon Vista Residence was designed as a winter home in the Sonoran Desert for retired professionals. The client’s goal was to capture the natural light, views, ruggedness and cacti of the desert. As the client was inspired by the Philip Johnson Glass House, Robinette Architects created a glass house suited to the surrounding desert terrain. Various shading design elements protect the home from the extreme summer temperatures while allowing it to be filled with natural light.

Robinette Architects Inc 1670 East River Road, Suite 112, Tucson, Arizona 85718 USA t: +1 520 323 3979 f: +1 520 888 5518 e: rwrobinette@robinettearchitect.com w: www.robinettearchitect.com

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARIZONA, USA Dove Mountain Hillside Residence by Robinette Architects, Inc. Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARIZONA, USA Canyon Vista Residence by Robinette Architects, Inc. Americas Property Awards

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WINNERS

Americas Winners 2015-2016 Canada

Canada (cont.)

Architecture Multiple Residence

Residential High-rise Development

 The Residences of 488 University Avenue

 The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

by Amexon Development Corporation Highly Commended

Fashion House by CORE Architects

Highly Commended

Walden Heights Community by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Downtown Markham / The Signature Condominium Collection by The Remington Group

Highly Commended

Eau Du Soleil Condominiums by Empire Communities

 Guelph Market Square by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Condominium  The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Highly Commended

The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

Caribbean Antigua

Developer Website

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 www.downtownmarkham.ca by The Remington Group

 Luxury Locations Real Estate by Luxury Locations

Development Marketing  The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

Bahamas

Hotel Interior

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Delta Toronto by Champalimaud

 House On A Dune by Oppenheim Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

Development Marketing

 The Residences of 488 University Avenue

 Deep Water Cay by Deep Water Cay

by Amexon Development Corporation Interior Design Private Residence

Barbados

 65 Westwood Lane Estate Residence

Apartment

by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Forest Hill Residence, Toronto by Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc.

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Rosedale Residence, Toronto by Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc.

 Settlers Beach by Gillespie & Steel

Royal Apartments by Royal Westmoreland

Leisure Interior

Architecture Single Residence

 Eagles Nest Golf Club by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Office

Rideau Centre Dining Hall by GH+A

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 General Electric Global Head Quarters, Grid IQ Innovation Centre Highly Commended

Footprints by Gillespie & Steel

Commercial Landscape Architecture  Church Village Green by Talma Mill Studios Ltd Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

 Shirley House by Habitats Architectural Designs Inc.

Downtown Markham by Figure 3 and The Remington Group

Developer Website

Property Consultancy

 www.royalwestmoreland.com by Royal Westmoreland

 Colliers International

Golf Development

Property Consultancy Marketing

 Royal Westmoreland by Royal Westmoreland

Highly Commended

455 Phillip Street by Colliers International

Interior Design Private Residence

Property Consultancy Website

 Family Residence, Apes Hill, Barbados by Jenny Blanc Interiors Ltd

 www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Leisure Architecture

 The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.

 The Spa by Gillespie & Steel

Highly Commended

Faith Wilson Realty Group Inc.

Manta Ray Bay by Coral Island Interiors

Property Single Unit

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland

 Corporate Brand Marketing by The Whistler Real Estate

Real Estate Agency

Company Ltd.

Highly Commended

Realtors Real Estate Limited

Real Estate Agency Website

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 www.faithwilsongroup.com

 Realtors Real Estate Limited

by Faith Wilson Realty Group Inc. Real Estate Agent

 www.chestertonbarbados.com by Chesterton Barbados Highly Commended

www.cipcaribbean.com by Caribbean Island Properties

Residential Development

Highly Commended

www.realtorsrealestatesales.com by Realtors Real Estate Limited

 The Residences of 488 University Avenue

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

John Ryan for Whistler Personal Real Estate Corporation

Real Estate Agency Website

by Amexon Development Corporation

 Port Ferdinand Luxury Marina Residences by Port Ferdinand SRL

The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

Highly Commended

Port St. Charles by Port St. Charles Development Limited

Highly Commended

The Residences of Capri by Terra Caribbean

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

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Residential Landscape Architecture

by Amexon Development Corporation

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Barbados (cont.)

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Retail Architecture Highly Commended

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre by Gillespie & Steel

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Highly Commended

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Interior Design Apartment in Palermo Project by ESTUDIO PAULA HERRERO architect

British Virgin Islands

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 Interior Design House on the Slope Project

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

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by ESTUDIO PAULA HERRERO architect

BVI Sotheby’s International Realty ei ure

Real Estate Agency Marketing  BVI Sotheby’s International Realty

 Oslo by Conticello Arquitectos Office

Cayman Islands

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 Mercado Libre by Estudio Paula de Elia

Architecture Multiple Residence

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 Casa Luna by ARCO Architectural Services Ltd.

Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Office

Rum Point, Cayman Islands by Nicolas Tye Architects

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Highly Commended

 Harbour Tower by Madero Harbour

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Arch & Godfrey Headquarters Building by Arch & Godfrey (Cayman) Ltd.

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JLL

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Highly Commended

 Casa Luna by Javelin Holdings Limited Residential Landscape Architecture  Casa Luna by Urquhart Design

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CHIC Punta Cana Hotel by Zyman & Zyman

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence  Soul Flats by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Construtora Monte Bello

teri r Hotel JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Highly Commended

by Arquitectura de Interiores

Architecture Single Residence

Maison Victoria by Zabo Engenharia S.A.

 Pocket House by Cristina Menezes Arquitetura Haiti e

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Highly Commended

Casa Thina by Queiroz & Andrade

Highly Commended

Residencia Vaz 478 by Patricia Bergantin Arquitetura

 The Marriott Hotel by The Marriott Hotel Haiti; Design and Build Team

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Puerto Rico

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St Vincent & the Grenadines Real Estate Agency Marketing

by Roberta Devisate Design em Arquitetura Highly Commended

Hemisphere by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Highly Commended

Pirapitingui apartment by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto

teri r

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Design de Interiores Highly Commended

Mountain House by David Guerra Arquitetura e Interiores

Highly Commended

Residencia Sao Jose Dos Campos by Patricia Penna Arquitetura e Interiores

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Dynamic Real Estate Consultancy Ltd.

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 Dores do Indaia Country House by Gislene Lopes Arquitetura e

 Grenadine Escape Bequia Property by Grenadine Escape Trinidad & Tobago

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 Cobertura Sao Conrado

te Architecture  Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve by SB Architects

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 Golden Tower by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Finger Engenharia

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 BC Bela Cintra by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura Turks & Caicos Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Villa Stark by Prototype Design Lab

Highly Commended

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Argentina

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

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 Mandara Lanai by CBR 011 (Cyrela, Marquise, Tecnisa, Sanca) ei ure

Central & South America

SMART Residence Show Home by Studio AZ arquitetura e solucoe

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Highly Commended

Sushi Kin by Joao Armentano Arquitetura Ltda

Lettings Agency  WhereInRio i e ue

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Las Piedras - Villas & Houses

 Majestic Village by Ritz-G5

by Carla Bechelli Architects

Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

Office

The Coral by The Coral by BRIC Group

teri r

Highly Commended

The Palladian Villa by Estudio Felli

 GOCIL by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

Highly Commended

Tree House by A+R Architects

Highly Commended

Juliana Pippi s O fice by Juliana Pippi Ar uitetura e Design Americas Property Awards

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Mexico (cont.)

Real Estate Agency

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

WhereInRio

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

WhereInRio

 Hotel Luz en Yucatan by Arturo Campos Architects Highly Commended

Cacao Hotel Boutique by RDLP arquitectos

Interior Design Private Residence SJA I Residence by CDM arquitectos

Real Estate Agent

Highly Commended

 WhereInRio

Mixed-use Architecture

Residential Development

 Hacienda Chaka by Arturo Campos Architects

 The Coral by The Coral by BRIC Group

Mixed-use Development

Residential High-rise Architecture

 Parque Centro by Grupo Davisa

 Lac Leman by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Censi Empreendimentos

Highly Commended

Lomas de San Miguel by AFLO Arquitectos

Highly Commended

Bauhaus Residencial by J.J Abrao Arquitetura

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Heliconia by Construtora Alimon

 Torre San Pedro by RDLP arquitectos

Residential High-rise Development

Office

teri r

Highly Commended

Costa Azul by Ritz-G5

 Coimmsa O fice by rbn

Highly Commended

Heliconia by Construtora Alimon

Property Consultancy M&M Consultores Inmobiliarios

Residential Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

 Haras Residence Conquista by Prisma Incorporadora Ltda

Real Estate Agency

& Christiane Pompeo Paisagismo

Highly Commended

M&M Consultores Inmobiliarios

Retail Interior

Residential Development

 Supermercado FESTIVAL - Santa Felicidade by SASIS+ARTD3

 Choapan 24 by MM

Arquitetura de Interiores

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

Chile

Bosque Real Towers by Gomez Vazquez International

Residential Landscape Architecture

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

 Parques Polanco by KVR Arquitectura de Paisaje

Lofts Yungay II by Rearquitectura Ltda.

Property Consultancy

Panama

 Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

Colombia Property Consultancy Highly Commended

JLL Colombia

Lote #394 Paseo del Mar by Edward McGrath & Associates

Hotel Interior  Sortis Hotel, Casino & Spa by Bettis Tarazi Arquitectos

Public Service Architecture

Leisure Development

 Links, Pathways and Connectors for the Fortress of Cartagena

 Red Frog Beach Resort by Red Frog Beach Resort

by MOBO Architects Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

PADS Inmobiliaria

Real Estate Agency Website

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Towerbank, El Dorado by Edward McGrath & Associates

Residential Landscape Architecture  Red Frog Beach Resort by Red Frog Beach Resort

 www.pads.com.co by PADS Inmobiliaria Paraguay Costa Rica

Office Architecture

Architecture Single Residence

 Phare Tower by CARLOS OTT, Architects in association with

Highly Commended

CARLOS PONCE DE LEON Architects

Casa Cajun by Katia Marten Arquitectos

Residential Development Highly Commended

Central Park, Condominio Residencial, Escazu by Invercaribe, S.A.

Uruguay

Residential High-rise Architecture

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Central Park, Condominio Residencial, Escazu by Invercaribe, S.A.

 Natura Parque Miramar by Ponce de Leon Architects Architecture Single Residence

Ecuador

 VB HOUSE by Jose Luis Andre Architects

Public Service Architecture Highly Commended

UNASUR General Secretary Headquarters by Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos

United States of America Arizona

Mexico

Apartment

Architecture Single Residence

 Optima Sonoran Village by Optima Inc.

 Rancho del arbol by Codigo Z Arquitectos

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Casa Blanca by DM Arquitectos

Highly Commended

Canyon Vista Residence by Robinette Architects, Inc.

Highly Commended

Las Estancias by Adrian Martinez Arquitectos

Highly Commended

Dove Mountain Hillside Residence by Robinette Architects, Inc.

Commercial Landscape Architecture Highly Commended

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Insurgentes 3211 by KVR Arquitectura de Paisaje

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Optima Sonoran Village by Optima Inc.

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WINNERS California Architecture Single Residence

Massachusetts

Highly Commended

663 Marina Boulevard by Anand & Associates Inc

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

Bel Air Villa by Oppenheim Architecture

Highly Commended

Heritage Sands by Heritage Sands

Residential Landscape Architecture

Real Estate Agency

 Mulholland Hills Residence by Christine London, Ltd.

 Hammond Residential Real Estate Real Estate Agency Marketing

Connecticut

 Hammond Residential Real Estate

Developer Website

Residential Development

Highly Commended

www.karpassociatesinc.com by Karp Associates Inc.

 Heritage Sands by Heritage Sands

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Klemm Real Estate

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Luxury Sales & Rentals by Klemm Real Estate

New Jersey Office Architecture  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation - Building 337 by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC

Florida Apartment

New Mexico

 Regalia by Regalia Beach Developers

Interior Design Private Residence

Developer Website

 Santa Fe Chic by Samuel Design Group

Highly Commended

www.balmoralflorida.com by Feltrim Development NA

Interior Design Apartment

New York

 Asia Condo 1403 by DIDA Home

Interior Design Apartment

Interior Design Private Residence

 The Box by P&T Interiors LLC

 Vero Beach, Oceanfront Residence

Highly Commended

Brooklyn Loft Apartment by Theresa Seabaugh Interiors

by DJDS - Dorothee Junkin Design Studio

Highly Commended

West End Avenue Residence by Glenn Gissler Design

515 Ridgewood Rd. by DIDA Home

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Cushman & Wakefield

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

 Ocean House by Antrobus + Ramirez

Property Consultancy Website

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 www.cushmanwakefield.us by Cushman & Wakefield

Highly Commended

Comprehensive Campaign; 700 Lake Drive

Property Single Unit

by Premier Estate Properties Inc.

 oZ by Kean Development Company, Inc.

Real Estate Agency Website

Residential High-rise Development

 www.premierestateproperties.com

 One West End by Elad Group & Silverstein Properties

by Premier Estate Properties Inc.

Highly Commended

NEF New York by NEF

Residential High-rise Development  Porsche Design Tower Miami by Dezer Development Highly Commended

Rhode Island

One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

by 1000 Biscayne Tower, LLC

 Watch Hill by Karp Associates Inc.

Retail Development Highly Commended

The Mall at University Town Center by Taubman

Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

The International Property Awards

The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, UK

Georgia St. Regis Residences Model Home

Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Fax: +44 (0)1245 358323 Web: www.propertyawards.net Email: info@propertyawards.net

by PATRICIA McLEAN INTERIORS, INC. PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com

Illinois Apartment  Optima Chicago Center by Optima Inc. Hotel Interior  The Langham Hotel, Chicago by Richmond International Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Blue Fence Real Estate

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Optima Chicago Center by Optima Inc.

Maryland Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

Silo Point by Turner Development Group

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