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ANNOUNCING A F R IC A & AR A B IA’ S B E ST PRO PERT Y PRO FE SS I O N A L S

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he results of both the Africa and Arabia Property Awards bring us ever closer to determining the overall World’s Best winners of the International Property Awards 2016-2017.

There have been several outstanding, multi-award winning entries this year including ‘Jumeirah Golf Estates’ in Dubai which scooped no less that four accolades. Part of an exclusive network of residential golf destinations across the globe, it features a superb collection of Mediterranean-style properties. Pam Golding Properties in South Africa received a well-deserved trio of five-star awards for its exemplary services and marketing. Heading west, ‘Embassy Gardens’ in Ghana by Clifton Homes won a highly-commended award for residential development crowned by a five-star for a fabulous apartment within the same project. Layan, Bahrain’s first residential waterpark and the first of its kind in the world, took two five-star awards for its developer Bin Faqeeh as well as a highly commended for its waveinspired architecture by Arab Architects. The award-winning companies listed in this publication have proved their expertise in each respective field by competing against extremely strong competition from within the Arabia and Africa regions. Well done to all and continued success in the future.

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51 WAVE design consultants pte. ltd

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Lifestyle Developers

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Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

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Antonios Projects SAL

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Balwin Properties Limited

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Sharjah Investment and

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The First Group

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Meraas

54 Perkins+Will

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Emaar The Economic City (EEC)

55 Lexicon+Ion Limited

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Zas Architects Inc

58 Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd

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Arab Architects

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Diamond Developers

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EDGE Design

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Taupo Holdings Ltd

61 WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners

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Qatar Rail

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SAKR Real Estate SAL

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MPM Properties

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ITO-Roma International

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Gondwana Game Reserve

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Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd

38 Alfikrah United Company

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Danube Properties Development LLC

MZ Architects & EDIFICE LTD

Development Authority (Shurooq)

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68 Bishop Design LLC.

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Athena Properties Limited

69 Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

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Tanween Properties

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Omrania & Associates

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BMA studio

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Pam Golding Properties

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Seef Terraces

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Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

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Chestertons

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Masharii SAL

48 Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

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49 Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

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42 Nikki B Signature Interiors 43

SKAI Holdings Ltd

44 Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd 45

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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. The Earl of Liverpool Chairman of the International Property Awards Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Awais Akhter Cochrane Design

Guy Medd Consultant

Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Shalini Misra Creative Director, Shalini Misra

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

Christian Morris Architect

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Richard Morshead Sales Manager, The Telegraph

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Katherine O’Shea Strategic Solutions, Coutts

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

Edward Park Architect

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Vincent Pennetier General Manager, Dedar UK

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

Hilary Philpott

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Geoff Cresswell Architect

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

Nadya Ruvinsky International Projects, Design & Consultancy

Jon Eaglesham Director, Barr Gazetas

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

Adam El-Hout Luxury Living UK

Sophie Sannier Designer, Jack and Tara

Imtiaz Farookhi Strategy Director, Dragongate

Celia Sawyer Interior Designer & Television Personality

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Paul Scrivener Architect

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

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

Nishant Grover Chief Operating Officer - Asia

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Simon Hamilton Customer Experience Manager

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

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Patrick Story Architect

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant. FRICS

Del Hossain Managing Director, Adrem Group

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

John Hunter Tenhurst

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Tim Hymans Marketing Director, Crestron Products

Sue Timney Interior Designer

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

Anthony Tokatly Director, JPW Real Estate

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Mike Jordan Architect

Mary Venables Landscape Professor

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Paul Vick Principal, Paul Vick Architects Ltd

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Jo Vickers Consultant

Brian Lawrence Interior Designer

Anthony Walker Director, Trident Building Consultancy

James Lawrence-Fenton Head of Land Operations, Securewest International

John Walker Director of Planning, Westminster City Council

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Andrea Watson Arts and Lifestyle journalist

Paul Lewis Architect

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

Roy Ling Managing Director, RL Capital Management & RL Academy

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

Andrew Link Principal, Rise

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Hugh Lumby Partner and Head of Global Real Estate, Ashurst

Ed Williams Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

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 D  a multi-awardwinning, full-service development company driven by a diverse and talented professional team with a combined knowledge of all phases of the development process. Sultan Batterjee Park is an urban green space that Lifestyle Developers ‘wove’ into the fabric of a primarily ‘concrete’ residential area. It was donated to the community as a way of giving something back that would promote the residents’ health and wellness and raise their standard of living. As real estate investors capitalise on every available area within the continuously growing and increasingly dense city of Jeddah, there are less and less parks and green spaces within the city for residents to enjoy. This park includes a variety of features encouraging community gathering as well as physical activity, particularly for children who are commonly confined to play indoors. With this in mind, a children’s play area has been integrated into the park’s design.

The project features a variety of seating areas built into the landscape using locally sourced wood for the benches. Respecting the challenging climate of Saudi Arabia, the project has both soft and hardscapes that will allow it to thrive in the relatively harsh environmental conditions and prove long-lasting. Indian Jasmine trees for example bloom twice a year, are suited to warm and humid conditions and have a long life span. Lifestyle Developers has installed an underground tank with a pressure-boosting system to irrigate Sultan Batterjee Park with water connected directly from the government of Jeddah. Solar garden lights prove an inexpensive way to illuminate the park and improve its appearance by both day and night. By sourcing energy from the sun they do not require any external source of power which would necessitate wires being dug underneath the ground.

Lifestyle Developers Jeddah, Saudi Arabia t: +966 920009180 e: info@lifestyledevelopers.com w: www.lifestyledevelopers.com

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spaces and open plazas have been introduced in an effort to redefine and improve the urban nature of the street. A café on the ground floor offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas while an attractive landscape design surrounds the building. Shops provide ease of access to the building through the connecting terrace in the northern and eastern sides of the tower. A second floor terrace wraps the building and offers designated activity areas that can be used as additional cafes. Additionally, prayer rooms with designated ablution areas for males and females respectively have been provided on the fifth and sixth floors.

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 F Real Estate Investment Company’s aim is to be the benchmark for generating innovative investment opportunities. By merging global best practice and regional investment acumen, the firm constantly seeks to deliver profitable and value adding ventures to shareholders, clients, business partners, employees and the communities it serves. Located in one of the most desirable locations in Bahrain at Durrat Marina, Bin Faqeeh’s award-winning residential development, Layan, defines the true meaning of luxury. This residential waterpark is the first of its kind in the world and offers the ideal family retreat and the perfect weekend escape. Adopting a holistic and therapeutic approach to entertainment and relaxation, Layan promises the perfect balance of family enjoyment and personal fulfillment.

The development has a variety of residential options including studios, one-bedroom apartments and duplexes, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses and villas. Each residence has housekeeping and 24-hour room service, while every villa is provided with a luxury yacht and car. Residents of selected units may even glide directly from their balconies down a waterslide that spills out into the waterpark pool. The definition of modernity and the future of waterparks, Layan’s facade evokes the fluidity of ocean waves. Its contemporary design complements both the marina and the natural landscape surrounding the waterpark. Unrivalled views of the marina and the clear blue waters of Bahrain ensure a peaceful environment for all residents. A haven with over 300 metres of gardens and greenery

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provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and to enjoy a relaxing stroll. The main entrance to the marina, situated along the seafront, offers a range of leisure facilities and retail establishments. This opens out to beautiful views of the ocean and tranquil lagoons. Boasting the capacity to dock around 400 boats and yachts up to 50 metres, the marina promises to be the most luxurious boating and watersport hub in Bahrain. A refreshing way to start the day, at Layan, you can regularly swim amongst the surrounding greenery and beneath the abundance of trees. Wade through the meandering waters of the pool or relax on a tube and let the gentle undercurrent float you around on its course. Those who are feeling more energetic can try out the wave pool and practice their surfing skills. The Water Movie Theatre is one of the many unique entertainment features where you can

enjoy cinematic experience whilst relaxing around or in the water. Alternatively, you can swim up to one of Layan’s two charming Island Restaurants, situated directly within the pool, take a seat and experience dining amongst the lush landscape. Surrounded by 38 shops, restaurants and cafes, there are also limitless dining choices with varieties of cuisines, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Health facilities include squash courts, fully fitted and equipped gyms for both ladies and men and a tranquil spa and health centre. Layan also offers a billiards room and a gaming room installed with all the latest technology for children and adults alike. Parents can also rest assured that their children will be entertained by the regularly scheduled and supervised recreational activities on offer each weekend as well as an indoor play area for toddlers.

Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company Business Bay Tower, Building 3232,

Road: 4654, Block 346 Seef district P.O. Box 20007 Manama, Bahrain t: +973 38 00 00 02 f: +973 77 155 155 e: marketing@binfaqeeh.com w: www.binfaqeeh.com

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 P  been developing spectacular apartments since 1996. The company has grown from developing property in the south and north of Johannesburg as well as Pretoria, to carrying out projects in the Cape Town area. Balwin Properties’ award-winning residential development Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate is located in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa. Somerset West is the historic core of the Paardevlei Precinct, a site rich in natural beauty and history. With views of the majestic Hottentots Holland mountains and bordering the beautiful Paardevlei nature sanctuary and Strand beachfront, the estate is ideal for all generations. It includes 252 apartments, 16 duplexes, 9 family homes and 30 assisted living retirement homes as well as frail care apartments attached to a state-of-the-

art Lifestyle Centre. Whether the first home for a young couple, a comfortable, secure home for a growing family or a secure home for the retired, Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate caters for homeowners at all stages of life. Possibly one of the most remarkable features of this prestigious development is the sensitively and expertly renovated 100-year old Herbert Baker homes. These heritage buildings are being respectfully restored and enhanced in ways that complement and accentuate the timeless beauty and soul of the original structures. The exterior of these homes (which are now named Crescent Houses) will be repaired with timber fascia boards, doors, shutters and roofs being replaced where necessary. Interior floors, ceilings, staircases, cornices and picture rails will also be respectfully repaired or replaced.

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Balwin Properties is being careful to ensure that all the new fixtures and finishes match the original features of the homes. The only significant additions will be double garages which will be located behind the houses and adjacent to the existing outdoor rooms. Alterations include connecting the outdoor room to the houses in a way that creates additional space which will serve as a fourth bedroom with en suite bathroom. The signature three-bedroom duplexes are exclusive, sophisticated and practical homes, ideal for small families or professional couples who will appreciate the estate’s quick access to main commuter routes and the international airport. Each of these contemporary Cape Dutch homes has a private garden with swimming pool, top end finishes and SMEG appliances as standard.

Elderly singles and couples looking for security and close proximity to healthcare, shopping and leisure activities such as golf and beach walks will savour the one-bedroom assisted living studio apartments. If needed, the estate also offers frail care rooms at a daily rate. One, two or three-bedroom urban chic apartments at Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate are perfect as a first home, for a young, growing family, a lock-up-and-go for a professional single, or a home for the newly retired. All homes have eco-friendly SMEG appliances, prepaid electricity, gas and water metres and are WiFi enabled. Residents also have exclusive access to an onsite Lifestyle Centre with leisure, entertainment and sporting facilities such as a swimming pool, gym, children’s play area and barbecue facilities.

Balwin Properties Limited Block 1 Townsend Office Park No 1 Townsend Avenue Bedfordview 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +2711 450 2818 m: +27 83 229 1224 e: monique@balwin.co.za w: www.balwin.co.za

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 F G is a leading Dubaibased property specialist with more than 30 years’ experience developing landmark properties worldwide. The company’s British founders are adept at identifying emerging property markets and were among the first experts in their field to recognise Dubai’s potential. The First Group has since forged a formidable reputation as a developer of note, creating a selection of iconic hotel and residential properties in strategically-located precincts across the emirate. The company offers investors an avenue into this dynamic property market through the acquisition of hotel rooms and apartments located within its rapidly expanding property portfolio. The First Group’s partnerships with world-renowned hotel operators, including Wyndham Hotel Group and Millennium &

Copthorne Hotels & Resorts, ensure investor assets benefit from premium occupancy and rental rates. Today, The First Group is responsible for an extensive portfolio of international property developments. It boasts a talented, award-winning team of highly experienced 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 hub for the

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company’s diverse property portfolio, which encompasses the wider United Arab Emirates. The company also operates through a network of regional offices in key source markets spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographical reach enables The First Group to offer its clients the highest levels of personalised service in their home markets. When clients invest with The First Group they are effectively entering a partnership. Unlike many developers who focus solely on securing financial collateral, the company takes a long-term approach to client relationships. Prospective clients are invited to Dubai to learn more about The First Group, its portfolio of properties and Dubai’s many attractions and selling points through a tailor-made three-day ‘Discover Dubai Experience’. With a skyline punctuated by stunning architecture and a long list of world records, Dubai is a destination that dares to make the

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impossible a reality. From the world’s tallest building to breathtaking man-made islands, this is a destination that must be seen and experienced to be believed. The Discover Dubai Experience highlights the city’s eclectic mix of Arabian heritage and modern luxury while providing insight into attractive real estate investment options available with The First Group. The exciting whirlwind tour of the world’s most talked about city is organised by the company’s dedicated travel team, which takes care of every detail, leaving prospective clients free to enjoy the many delights of Dubai. Clients who choose to invest with The First Group are also automatically enrolled in the company’s Titanium Rewards programme, which offers a range of exclusive benefits and incentives in conjunction with partners such as Jumeirah Group and Emirates Skywards among others.

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22nd Floor, Tameem House, PO Box 24573, Barsha Heights, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 455 0100 f: +971 4 455 0200 e: info@thefirstgroup.com w: www.thefirstgroup.com

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   D- holding company specialising in a portfolio of innovative landmark projects. It operates across a diverse range of industry sectors encompassing both private and public sector, developing and operating projects including real estate, retail, hospitality, leisure and entertainment and healthcare. Through strategic investment, innovative urban planning, and lifecycle asset management, Meraas creates integrated communities that embody international standards of sustainability with a strong commitment to quality. Each Meeras development is intended to complement Dubai’s cityscape, delivering comprehensive livework-play spaces as classic as they are futuristic. The Outlet Village demonstrates Meraas’ architectural vision. Inspired by San Gimignano, a breathtaking hilltop town in the Tuscan countryside whose historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Outlet Village brings Mediterranean harmony to the high-tech construction techniques of

a modern retail destination. It is the UAE’s newest upscale outlet mall, offering discounted high-end brands in a scenic and charming medieval Italian town setting. Architecture includes medieval-style towers, arched walkways and bridges, stone fountains, courtyards and a stone wishing well paying homage to the Italian town. Located adjacent to Dubai Parks & Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park resort comprising three separate theme parks and one water park, the Outlet Village brings fantasy theming to the mix. Durable and flexible exterior and interior finishes have been sculpted and coloured by experts to replicate traditional Tuscan brickwork – bringing together artists from Disney, the Atlantis Hotels and Las Vegas. Because the development is in a controlled environment, theatre-quality stage lighting is utilised to complete the illusion of age. In contrast, there is a modern steel and glass roof that echoes the Tuscan vision while providing contemporary protection.

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City Walk

City Walk is a destination that aims to create a space for locals, expats and residence to experience urban sophistication with an eclectic blend of fashion brands, exclusive casual dining options and thrilling leisure and entertainment concepts arranged around a bustling square. It is designed to evolve into a city of its own within Dubai. Residential provisions consist of 34 five- and six-storey low-rise pavilion-style buildings, creating a local and unique community. This is an ideal location for the other facilities nearby. A high-street retail theme extends into the residential boulevard with clusters of boutique car showrooms, galleries, home décor boutiques and food and beverage choices. The design follows contemporary themes and elegant

proportions, without sacrificing function and practicality. Tree-lined walkways bring a touch of nature into the urban environment while still affording spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline. City Walk comprises innovative leisure choices, such as Hub Zero, the region’s first immersive entertainment park; The Green Planet, the region’s first bio-dome; Mattel Play! Town, a themed ‘eduplay’ attraction for children; and Reel Cinemas City Walk, a 10-screen luxury multiplex cinema. The Green Planet is an enclosed bio-dome that recreates the diversity of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals. Health and wellness is also catered for, with Valiant Clinic providing a dedicated outpatient facility.

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Emaar Square Building 1, Level 3 & 5. P.O.Box. 123311, Dubai, United Arab Emirates t: +971 4317 3999 e: customerservice@meraas.ae w: www.meraas.com

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, T E C (EEC) is the master developer of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Set to enrich the premium offering of KAEC even further, The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club is a soon to be launched, premier 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse. Boasting a panoramic view of the Red Sea as its backdrop, EEC’s aim with Royal Greens was to create an unparalleled destination for both the game’s connoisseurs and those totally new to the sport. The development also had to appeal to those looking for an exclusive lifestyle experience with optimum service levels. Bringing a world-class golf course to Saudi Arabia was not without its challenges. This was due to the limited number of existing golf

courses in the region and subsequent lack of expertise. EEC therefore created a procurement/ contracting strategy to bring world-class golf construction professionals into the team. Even the grass sourced was genetically modified to thrive in KAEC’s desert terrain and remain suitable for professional play. The resulting course is designed by the highly esteemed specialists European Golf Design while the club is operated by the world’s foremost golf operator, Troon. With its state-of-the-art golf course design, practice facilities, golf academy and majestic clubhouse with VIP membership, health spa and sophisticated fine dining, Royal Greens is set to become the region’s finest sports and leisure destination.

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 A’ - and multi-cultural network of 100 professionals includes architects, planners, technologists, interior designers and graphic designers led by the firm’s highly creative principals. Together they provide a fully integrated and comprehensive service for projects of all scales and various levels of complexity. The design of the company’s award-winning project, Rosemont Hotel and Residences Dubai, reflects a modern city where innovative development shapes the destination. From conception to construction, the client’s vision for the project was the creation of a worldclass, ultra-luxury hotel destination for familyfocused leisure. A modernist podium with active frontage and niche interior retail in the hotel lobby

acts as the pedestal to the two soaring towers. Inside the central podium connecting the towers, expansive leisure areas include a fully submerged indoor/outdoor entertainment centre. Dynamic lighting enhances Rosemont’s bold architecture, wrapping the glass towers and podium. Representing a shell and pearl, moving lights illuminate the core of Rosemont’s five-star, 448-key, 53-storey hotel tower in a pattern inspired by atomic, orbital rings. Standing adjacent, the 280-key, 55-storey fullyserviced apartment tower is conceptualised as a continuously flowing river. The resulting, soaring facades are a beacon of light, animating the over two million square feet site along prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the Al Barsha Heights.

Zas Architects Inc G02 Boutique Studio, 09 Dubai Studio City, PO Box 478827, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 4410163 f: +971 4 4410132 e: mnademi@zasgroup.ca w: www.zasgroup.ca

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Water Bay

Layan

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Arab Architects P.O. Box 75799

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain t: +973 1724 3992

 A’  has always been to encourage a synergy between the design and the engineering process, creating buildings that resonate with their surrounding environment. The following award-winning projects are prime examples. Waterbay is a prestigious residential project in Bahrain Bay that consists of three, 11-storey buildings. The client wanted the architectural design to reflect a vision of ‘paying homage to the sea’. Its overall design therefore resembles the character of a ship, evoking the long nautical history of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Covering 145,000m², Waterbay consists of both residential and retail units. Apartments have all been angled to offer the best sea view, while high-end retailers are accommodated

on the ground floor above a parking base. A swimming pool and gym enhance the residents’ lifestyle and further complement their luxurious surroundings. The concept of Layan, Bahrain’s first residential waterpark, is hugely inspired by the fluidity of the ocean waves. This corresponds beautifully with its location in Durrat Marina, a 600,000m² luxury seafront development. The client brief called for ‘surrealism and an out-ofthis-world’ design for the six-storey building, consisting of 228 residential apartments and 38 retail units. The resulting organic, curvilinearlongitudinal form matched the land and its surroundings perfectly. Additionally, providing an innovative twist to Layan’s futuristic design, eight water slides will connect the users of the building directly to the waterpark.

f: +973 1724 3993 e: info@arabarchs.com w: www.arabarchs.com

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    architectural consultancy in Dubai which covers every aspect of a project from feasibility through to its architecture and interior design. The company’s award-winning project 1/JBR Residential Tower is in a prime beachside location with stunning views to Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Eye. This aspect has driven the entire design with the overall massing, each floorplate and every unit type being designed to optimise these views. Following a seaside theme, the entry to the 46-storey tower features a structure symbolising a billowing cloth such as a sail, beach towel or swimsuit wrap. Inside are 154,

two to four-bedroom units, all with superb sea views and spacious terraces. Exclusivity in terms of vertical circulation was achieved by dedicated elevators for each stack of apartments. Lower units have a shared elevator lobby with only one neighbour while upper units have exclusive lobbies which become part of each apartment’s interior. High-end leisure amenities including a pool, gym and spa are contained in the building’s podium. Due to its simple, clean lines and refusal to pander to the building design fashion of its day, the project is timeless. As a result 1/JBR will continue to appear fresh and attractive for many decades.

EDGE Design

Level 14, The Code Business Tower Al Barsha 1, PO BOX 393943 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 385 0255 e: info@edgedesign.ae w: www.edgedesign.ae

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI 1/JBR Residential Tower by EDGE Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Taupo Holdings Ltd PO Box 14043, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa 7705

  T H, Clifton Terraces is in a premier position at the centre of the exclusive ‘Clifton Row’, one of the most sought-after residential reserves in South Africa. It sits between Lion’s Head, Table Mountain (one of the eight wonders of the word) and Clifton’s pristine coastline. Taupo Holdings spared no costs with these truly one-of-a-kind villas. The company challenged itself to design beautiful, innovative and unique properties that would stand out not only in Cape Town but also internationally. Each villa has four garage parking bays, 24/7 security and its own private lift. Clifton Terraces was designed as a whole by SAOTA’s Philip Olmesdahl. The award-winning ‘Northern Villa’ in particular showcases the talent

of Philip’s approach to visionary and understated luxury. The main design challenge with Northern Villa was to create a large, open-plan single residence that maximised the sweeping views whilst ensuring the overall privacy of the home’s owners. No other single unit residence within a commercial development has been built to such a high specification in South Africa. Its internal space is 743m² spread across five stories with 298m² of gardens, a private infinity pool and terraces. The villa’s master suite perched on its fifth floor at a 40 metre height from the road is the crown jewel of the property. It provides unparalleled views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, all four Clifton beaches and unobstructed year-round sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.

t: +134 7909 4347 e: info@cliftonterraces.com w: www.cliftonterraces.com Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SOUTH AFRICA Northern Villa at Clifton Terraces by Taupo Holdings Ltd. 32

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 R D P(QRDP) is an awardwinning public service development by Qatar Rail. It comprises an integrated railway network consisting of four Metro Lines with approximately 100 stations. A Long Distance Rail Network, connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar in the south and the Kingdom of Bahrain in the north will supplement the Metro System. A key concept within the design is one of creating varying scales of identity for the network, line and station to offer brand recognition for users. Network identity reflects the overall QRDP brand using recurring design elements that will shape the architecture of the stations consistently

and 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). Distinct wall and floor treatments and material applications orient and guide the travellers throughout their journey. Individual station identity is realised 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 line theme. By integrating curated content throughout the stations, the Metro Network will serve as a cultural vehicle for Doha.

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

Highly Commended PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE QATAR Doha Metro by Qatar Rail Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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ABU DHABI

Paul Maisfield – CEO

Frank O’Dwyer

– COO

Vaibhav Sharma –

Director of Strategic and Investment Advisory

Abdullah Said Al Kuweiti – Director of

Business Development

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MPM Properties

Abu Dhabi / Dubai / Sharjah / Al Ain t: + 971 800 MYMPM (69676)

  , MPM Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate consultancy and forms part of the ADIB Group. The company covers the whole of the UAE from its offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah with a team of over 160 staff. MPM’s services cover the entire property lifecycle – from planning to development, construction to handover, handover to occupation, occupation to management and from management to value enhancement. By combining international qualifications and service levels with an in-depth understanding of the UAE property market, MPM maintains a strong focus on ethics, transparency and understanding its clients’

needs. Unlike many of its competitors, MPM has a dedicated call centre facility which can be reached toll free from within the UAE. It utilises the most up-to-date systems and services all leasing, property management and facilities management enquiries and requests. MPM continually strives to offer its clients ‘outside the box’ solutions for their real estate consultancy requirements. These solutions are constantly evolving during any consulting engagement, bolstered by regular client feedback and MPM’s brainstorming with senior professionals within its team. The client interactions provide an insight into the client’s changing needs, while internal brainstorming allows for creative ideas and experience sharing which helps MPM shape unique solutions.

e: mpmadvisory@mpmproperties.ae w: www.mpmproperties.ae

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   Ulubisi House represents the most exclusive accommodation offering on Gondwana Game Reserve. This award-winning 27,000 acre, Big Five, private reserve is located on South Africa’s Garden Route. Named after the endangered Black Harrier frequently seen hunting in the grasslands surrounding the private lodge, this exclusive use safari villa presents the perfect venue to share an exciting safari adventure with friends and family. Its design serves a dual purpose. While acting as a safari retreat for its American owners who are a retired couple, it is also the ultimate privately staffed villa available for rent to groups of guests, with your own chef, butler and game ranger at your disposal.

The challenge was to ensure that the space was intimate and homely for the owners, yet spacious and impressive for those renting. Consequently, the developers skillfully incorporated the large scale, modern African structure made of stone, wood and thatch into the natural environment by breaking up the roofline and sinking the structure into the landscape. Its layout, style and décor have been carefully selected to remain true to the glorious safari setting. There are three spacious bedrooms suites and an enormous double volume living space with seating and dining areas overlooking an open grassy expanse. Generous wraparound terraces and living areas open up to the landscape and embrace the surrounding bush, inviting it into the spacious interiors.

Gondwana Game Reserve PO Box 1572 Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa t: +27 (0)21 555 0807, f: +27 (0)86 574 1783 e: reservations@gondwanagr.co.za, w: www.gondwanagr.co.za

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E Alfikrah United Company For Real Estate Development P.O.Box: 19182 Jeddah 21435, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 12 606 8796

  , Alfikrah United quickly became recognised as one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent developers through its consistent delivery of innovative design. Zawaya Residence is the latest residential development by Alfikrah United. Strategically positioned in one of Jeddah’s most sought after districts, Al-Shatea District, it has a land size of 10,900m². The development consists of 32 units, divided into two types: Type 1 consists of attached villas on 300m² plots with a built up area of 580m² for each of the 28 units. Type 2 villas are four large, detached properties of 820m² on 600m² corner plots of the development. Alfikrah United’s award-winning Type 1 attached villa forms an excellent example

of the company’s architectural design. The building is made out of high quality materials such as white stone, wood and marble. While the main object of the design was to combine European style with Islamic cultural elements, it also takes into account the importance of space and privacy. The spacious villa is arranged over four floors and includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens. It also features a swimming pool and green outdoor area which both increase the residents’ overall comfort and wellbeing. The villa incorporates simplicity with abstract design throughout, achieved by premium quality, exquisite craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

f: +966 12 606 8796 Ext. 500 e: info@alfikrahunited.com w: www.alfikrahunited.com

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Maiyan Residential Development

Two Rivers Development

Pearl Marina Development

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 P  in Nairobi has presented three investment-grade, award-winning projects. The first is Maiyan, a mixed-use residential development on 260 lush acres with a stunning backdrop of Mount Kenya and Londiaga Hills. Blending perfectly into its surroundings are single and duplex pool villas laid out in village clusters, a clubhouse, water parks, a hotel and other multiple activities for residents and visitors all year round. Designed to be free of unnecessary traffic, each property can be accessed on foot from the central parking area or by using the golf carts provided. Pearl Marina is a new state-of-the-art, mixed-use development on a superb 389-acre waterfront site on Uganda’s Garuga Peninsula. The development will provide premium

tourism and residential facilities including five star and three star hotels, conference facilities, luxury apartments, villas, marinas, a hospital, international school, modern office park, retail centre and a wide range of sports and recreational activities. Two Rivers mixed-use development is set to become Kenya’s financial hub, business and residential location of choice on 100 acres of prime land within the Diplomatic Blue Zone of Gigiri/Runda in Nairobi. It will integrate retail, entertainment and lifestyle facilities, a five-star hotel, three-star hotel, healthcare, commercial facilities, luxury residential apartments, civic, recreational and public amenities. Supported by state-of-the-art sustainable infrastructure, Two Rivers has already secured over $210 million from local and international investors.

Athena Properties Limited 5th Floor, International House Mama Ngina Street P.O Box 10518-00100, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 20 2286000 t: +254 72 2205339 e: info@athena-properties.com w: www.athena-properties.com

Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UGANDA Pearl Marina Development by Athena Properties Limited Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT KENYA Maiyan Residential Development by Athena Properties Limited Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT KENYA Two Rivers Development by Athena Properties Limited Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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The Park Residences

Barwa Al Sadd

City Centre DC

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Tanween Properties

P.O. Box 33175 Doha, Qatar t: +974 4499 08 88

QP District

  , Tanween is an integrated development consultant and developer that offers development management consultancy and partnership opportunities for investors, developers and land owners. Tanween Properties is the asset management arm of Tanween. A full real estate brokerage and property management firm, Tanween Properties employs a team of leasing, marketing, property and facility management and financial experts that can assist landlords with selling, leasing, purchasing and managing commercial, residential and retail properties. Currently, Tanween Properties manages a large residential community with 800 units, The Park Residences, along with residential units at The Pearl Qatar and several commercial properties in central Doha. Since its establishment, Tanween has grown substantially and services major clients with a large portfolio of properties ranging

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from individual buildings to master planned communities. Tanween’s team consists of highly qualified professionals from all areas of the real estate, development and construction industries. The property consultancy team provides services such as market research, feasibility, pricing, highest and best use studies and financial appraisals amongst others. During these assignments, they work cross functionally with internal teams including engineering and development to obtain design, cost, schedule and other inputs. The in-house team is able to provide clients with end-to-end solutions for each stage of their developments. Tanween and Tanween Properties together are specialised in all aspects of real estate offering landlords and investors a unique opportunity to work with a well-rounded international team with diverse backgrounds and local knowledge and expertise.

f: +974 4499 02 97 e: info@tanweenproperties.com w: www.tanweenproperties.com

 BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY QATAR Tanween

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DUBAI & SHARJAH

The Al Barsha Residence (K.S.S)

The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House

The Sharjah Showroom

The Atrium & Farm House

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MA S  a multidisciplinary architecture, design and engineering firm based in Dubai with an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects. The Atrium House and Farm House are two stunning properties located in Sharjah, UAE overlooking the mountains. The former has taken the mountain views as a key feature throughout its concept while the latter features internal courtyards and a central pool which connects the whole house together. The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House is designed for a large family on one of Dubai’s manmade islands. Divided into three sections with gaps between for more privacy, each section is oriented towards the sea to provide the best view for their main living areas.

The Al Barsha Residence, K.S.S in Dubai is a 42 to 44 unit mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with basement parking. This multi-faceted building resembles a carved rock and features a light-coloured façade to reduce heat absorption and rectilinear windows for increased ventilation and maximum views across the park. The Sharjah Showroom has been innovatively designed as a flexible commercial space that can easily adjust to suit the requirements of up to eight tenants. While showrooms generally feature expansive glass fronts, as this building is in the desert, windows have been topped by rough concrete look material with hollow blockwork to keep the building cool.

BMA studio

Gold+Diamond Park, Office no. 3106 PO Box 283119 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 3415771 m: +971 52 9256055 e: hello@bmastudio.ae w: www.bmastudio.ae

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE DUBAI The Al Barsha Residence (K.S.S) by BMA studio Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SHARJAH The Atrium & Farm House by BMA studio Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE DUBAI The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House by BMA studio Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SHARJAH The Sharjah Showroom by BMA studio Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Nikki B Signature Interiors Suite 1701, Al Ameri Tower

Barsha Heights, Tecom, Dubai, UAE

 B S I was established in Dubai in 2005. The boutique design studio led by Nikki Bisiker comprises a team of interior and architectural professionals with project management and logistical support all inhouse. This is combined with an extensive network of skilled artisans, worldwide suppliers, and committed contractors. The company specialises in high-end residences and boutique hotels. The company’s award-winning interior design project involved creating a highly individual 30,000sqft home in Nad Al Sheba for the client, his wife and five children. Each member of the family had varying tastes for design in their own rooms, from “I would like a rainbow of colours” to “calming and neutral”.

The concept of the project began with custom wallpapers, one for each room, with each wall depicting the theme of the area. Examples are the industrial street look for the teenage boy’s room to rococo architecture for the master bedroom, then shabby chic for one of the daughter’s rooms. Other wall finishes, lighting, materials, and custom rugs followed suit in the same theme for each area. Major features complementing the backgrounds were the 95 items of custom made joinery, bespoke furniture and upholstery items. Bold artworks using the Christian Lacroix range of fabrics continue the unique look. All design work, workshop drawings, oversight, manufacturing and installation were completed in-house and with NBSI Joinery partners. NBSI also redesigned and specified all hardscaping and softscaping in external areas.

t: +971 4 277 6998 e: info@nikkibinteriors.com w: www.nikkibinteriors.com Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Villa Nad Al Sheba by Nikki B Signature Interiors 42

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Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, two bedroom terrace

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences, penthouse view

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences, entrance, glass cube and main pool

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KAI H is a Dubai-based, multiaward winning luxury hospitality and real estate developer. Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village is a five-star development and winner of the 2016 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards. It has been named the 2015 Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year at the Middle East Architect Awards. The building comprises of 254 hotel apartments with private pools and 247 hotel rooms. The tower’s pioneering design principles redefine 21st century living and have been patented in 168 countries. Each floor rotates 30 degrees away from the level below, allowing residences 360

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degree panoramic vistas from their very own landscaped garden and pool. Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences is a contemporary, luxury hotel and residential development, named the Hospitality Project of the Year at the Architect Middle East Awards in 2014, with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea made possible by innovative architecture and design. It will offer a new level of prestigious living in Dubai with 477 large rooms and suites for guests, 221 signature Viceroy Residences and 10 exceptional dining and nightlife venues. It will also boast over 800m² of spa facilities, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, kid’s club, 400 seater ballroom with sea views, and conferencing facilities.

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SKAI Holdings Ltd

Office 2604, Tower 1, Boulevard Plaza, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 118561, Dubai, UAE t:+971 4 423 2879 f:+971 4 423 2897 e: info@skaiholdings.com w: www.skaiholdings.com

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd  BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd Highly Commended LEISURE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

 BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences by SKAI Holdings Ltd

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Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall

D Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd Equity House

Cnr. Rivonia Boulevard + 5th Avenue Rivonia, Sandton

Casa Bella Restaurant, Grand West Casino

 D  an international design and interior architectural practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Creating everything from bustling retail outlets to tranquil luxury spas, the company’s aim is to imagine the best customer experience possible and then bring it to life. The first of Dakota’s latest award-winning projects is a high quality men’s footwear store inspired by a unique blend of gentleman’s club chic and rugged industrial style. ‘Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall’ is one of 16 stores Dakota has successfully launched for the brand and it is currently working on three more. The unmistakably masculine design suits the target market of predominantly middle to higher income, urbanite South African males

perfectly. The calm sophistication of the space was achieved by adding multiple layers of detail to enhance the overall experience. ‘Casa Bella, Grand West Casino’ is an upmarket, Italian restaurant franchise concept. Taking its cue from the name, meaning ‘Beautiful Home’, Dakota sought to find the balance between stylish contemporary design and artisanal authenticity. Mandatories for the concept included the signature twin wood fired ovens, a viewing area where patrons could watch pasta being freshly made and an open ‘show’ kitchen where every single plate is finally assembled and brought out to the table. Dakota has since successfully designed and completed two further restaurants and is in the process of designing five more.

South Africa t: +27 (0) 11 803 0000 e: info@dakotadesign.co.za w: www.dakotadesign.co.za Highly Commended RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Casa Bella Restaurant, Grand West Casino by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd Highly Commended RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd 44

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AKOYA by DAMAC

AKOYA by DAMAC

AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments – AYKON City

AYKON City

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AMAC P  been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002 and is consistent in creating award-winning developments. AKOYA by DAMAC, the Beverly Hills of Dubai, is a 42 million square feet flagship integrated golf community project. Located at Dubailand, it features premium branded mansions, villas, townhouses and luxurious apartment units. Residents will have exclusive access to a range of high quality amenities including globally-recognised retail brands, leisure and entertainment offerings, a golf club, an 18hole par 71 championship golf course and a state-of-the-art sports complex. AYKON City is on Sheikh Zayed Road overlooking Dubai Canal, the most important

vehicular artery in the UAE connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It includes a five-star hotel and serviced apartments, residential apartments and Class A office space. Taking its architectural inspiration from the region’s undulating sand dunes, the stunning configuration of all towers within AYKON City is designed to offer magnificent views of some of Dubai’s finest attractions from every aspect. Within AYKON City, AYKON Hotel and Hotel Apartments represent the first project from the superb AYKON hospitality brand which has a spacious suites-only ethos. The hotel suites vary in size from a generous 60m² up to a capacious 400m². The serviced residences are available in a variety of arrangements and residents can opt to benefit from hotel services if they wish.

DAMAC Properties Dubai PJSC PO Box 2195 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 373 1000 f: +971 4 373 1001 e: info@damacgroup.com w: www.damacproperties.com

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE DUBAI AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments – AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC  BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE DUBAI www.damacproperties.com by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Highly Commended GOLF DEVELOPMENT DUBAI AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE DUBAI AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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DUBAI

J Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C) Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 818 2000

 G E combines modern living with the wonders of nature and first class facilities. A masterpiece of community living, it features a collection of Mediterraneanstyle homes inspired by natural elements and surrounded by stunning landscapes. This preeminent golf development of choice in the heart of New Dubai, answers to the needs of the market locally and internationally with a varied and growing real estate and golf proposition. A European Tour Destination, Jumeirah Golf Estates is proud to be part of an exclusive network of luxurious residential golf destinations worldwide, attracting the attention of buyers, residents and visitors. Comprising 1,725 constructed and under construction

homes in 16 communities across 1,119 hectares, Jumeirah Golf Estates is the only European Tour destination in the Middle East. Home to two award-winning championship courses designed by Greg Norman – Fire & Earth – it is the number one choice for golfers from around the world. With 700 residents now calling Jumeirah Golf Estates home and 800 members from 20 countries opting for it as their club of choice, the development is continuing to increase its lifestyle and residential offering. Through existing and ongoing recreational and leisure amenities and services, investors’ returns are boosted and the residents’ way of life is even further enhanced.

t: +971 4 433 3999 e: Customercare@jumeirahgolfestates.com w: www.jumeirahgolfestates.com

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 U  a double award-winning mixed-use project situated on a prime seven-hectare commercial site in South Africa. It successfully combines luxury apartments, a five-star hotel and a high-grade retail mall in a fully integrated world-class development. Oceans Umhlanga is designed to majestically command the Umhlanga skyline, with magnificent sea views that immeasurably enhance the aspect and long-term value of the alluring residences. The development features 444 apartments, a 206 key hotel with conference/function facilities and a managed rental pool of 64 apartments – all above a three-level retail centre. Its iconic architectural design capitalises on the location as a sought after tourist destination and optimises the sweeping ocean views.

The residential apartments were designed to offer luxurious space with modern interiors as well as ergonomic spaces for each unit type. Ensuring sustainable growth of the retail and hospitality business within Oceans Umhlanga, first class facilities and premium prices have attracted the optimum economic level of property purchaser. The internationally branded Radisson Blu Hotel is aimed at attracting business/ corporate travellers whilst ensuring that both local and international tourists are also catered for. Likewise, the retail section has been designed in a linear mall arrangement with anchors on either end and level 0 dominated by al fresco restaurants for discerning food lovers, whilst level 2 will be anchored by international luxury brands that appeal to the refined lifestyle community.

Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

1 Sinembe Park, Douglas Saunders Drive, La Lucia Ridge PO Box 4115, The Square, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 Umhlanga, South Africa t: +27 (0) 31 566 9500 e: oceans@edisoncorp.co.za w: www.oceans-umhlanga.com

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

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LEBANON

F MZ Architects

MZ Architects Bldg, 1st Floor Kaslik, Keserwan 159 Zouk Mikael Lebanon

  , MZ Architects is an award-winning firm with offices in Lebanon, Qatar and Abu Dhabi. The company was appointed to design K Galleria, an innovative lifestyle centre on a 2,700m² plot in Kaslik, Lebanon with no architectural concept constraints. The project called for a supermarket, retail zone, bookshop, coffee shops, an indoor and outdoor food court housing various restaurants, a children’s play area and extensive car parking facilities. As the project was very small compared to usual retail centres or department stores, MZ Architects’ main challenge was to design a building that was structurally sound and aesthetically appealing. Generous space had to be allocated to leisure and entertainment

aspects whilst also fulfilling the retailers’ needs and conforming to building code requirements. The vision for K Galleria was inspired by the infamous ancient khan or urban caravanserai, the equivalent of a public marketplace in the Middle East during the Ottoman era. The building presents itself as a solid monolithic cubic element evoking the typical square layout of the khans. This contemporary interpretation of the vernacular is complemented by the choice of natural local white stone as the main building material. K Galleria is set to become the most distinguished urban attraction centre in the area; a community environment where people can gather for social activities rather than just for shopping.

t: 00961 963 6405 e: info@mz-architects.com w: www.mz-architects.com

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K E N YA

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 H  an award-winning project by Edifice, a company specialising in residential, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use developments. It features designs by Singapore based firm WAVE design consultants which add to the international allure of the project. Edifice’s objective with Purple Haze was to set a new benchmark for residential living in Nairobi, one which fosters and creates a strong community in an affordable, sustainable and attractive development. A string of choreographed experiences leads from the entrance of the site down to the Kirichwa Kubwa River at the far end. What follows is a series of courtyards stepping down with the contours of the land. Crafted to express the five elements, each one is

rendered with art forms and kinetic sculptures encapsulating this theme. Besides the sensory experience and providing light and ventilation, these courtyards create smaller neighbourhood clusters of 50 houses each. They eventually link up with the central courtyard where the stage is set for larger interactions around the swimming pool. In line with the overall concept, the project explores natural materials and textures to create a feeling of intimacy and a setting that is harmonious with nature. Green rooftop terraces, accessible by all units, open out to the view and include barbecue pits, party terraces and quiet corners. With Purple Haze, Edifice and WAVE design consultants have succeeded in blurring the lines between nature and the home.

WAVE design consultants pte. ltd 114 lavender street #05-51, 338729 Singapore e: wave@wave.global w: www.wave.global

EDIFICE LTD

6th floor Fortis Towers, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 737 676767 e: marketing@edifice.co.ke w: www.purplehaze.co.ke

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LEBANON

F Antonios Projects SAL

Elias Sarkis Avenue, Park Tower, 1st floor Ashrafieh 20628306, P.O.BOx 11 3590 Beirut - Lebanon t: +961 1 332 300

  , Antonios Projects is a well-established property development company based in Beirut, Lebanon. The company’s award-winning project Sama Beirut is Lebanon’s tallest and the first real tower, standing 50 storeys high. Following worldwide trends by incorporating several different components within the same development, Sama Beirut features an intelligent and well-studied external and internal circulation. This ensures that residents are totally separated from office occupants, giving the feeling of being in an exclusive, separate building. Sama Beirut’s retail, offices and apartments are located on a prime 5,220m² site. The centre of the plot encloses the tower which takes up on 1,050m², while the remaining

4,000m² is made up of landscaped areas. The tower also offers several amenities among which a 1,000m² Club-Spa. Structurally, the tower is developed with concrete along with specially imported reinforcement steel. It includes six technical floors that are acoustically insulated from their adjacent floors. At ground level, the peripheries of the land accommodate six highend boutiques. The architectural design of these units has been designed to be in complete harmony with the tower’s glass façade. Offices occupy the 2nd to the 13th floor, with the residential section extending from the 14th to the 50th level. Crowning Sama Beirut is a sumptuous 1,414m² penthouse. This fabulous villa in the sky features an internal garden with pond, a solarium and 30m² swimming pool.

f: +961 1 331 300 m: +961 3 259 009 w: www.samabeirut.com Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT LEBANON Sama Beirut by Antonios Projects SAL 52

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SHARJAH

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    and tranquility amidst a sea of high-rises, 3deluxe’s Al Noor Island is its answer to the global challenge of creating new urban spaces that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. The award-winning result is a 21st century landscaped garden where technology meets nature, light meets shade, and the modern meets the traditional in a complex spatial experience. The 2.4-hectare Al Noor Island in the middle of the Khalid Lagoon has become a platform where both residents and visitors can engage with the city on intellectual, emotional and physical levels. Initiated by André Heller, the project was commissioned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). Transcending the boundaries

between the different disciplines, 3deluxe orchestrated a multi-sensory experience based on a walk-in, tactile sculpture. Here, where architecture, design, flora, sound and graphics overlap, a complexity of design emerges that fully involves viewers. With its golden sunshade roof, the centrally located Butterfly House is one of the main attractions on Al Noor Island. The impressive, organically shaped steel structure is covered in thousands of star-shaped metal blossoms, which paint ornamental patterns on the inside glass pavilion as the sunlight shines through them. In addition to a tropical rainforest habitat that is home to more than 500 exotic butterflies, the building accommodates a café with an atmospheric ambiance.

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) P.O. Box 867, Sharjah

United Arab Emirates t: +971 6 556 0777 f: +971 6 556 0444 w: www.shurooq.gov.ae

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OMAN

P Perkins+Will

Dubai Marina Plaza, Level 10, Office 1004-1006 Dubai Marina Dubai, UAE t: +971-043825200

+W’ D studio has been pursuing design excellence, sustainability and research-driven solutions since 2010. Located in the heart of new Dubai, its team is committed to delivering designs that combine international standards and best practices with local expertise. This ensures that clients receive world-class design tailored to local culture. Qatari Diar in Ras al Hadd, Oman is an award-winning mixed-use development by Perkins+Will. The Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) consists of high quality residential and hospitality components, together with other secondary community components. These include: a five-star hotel, a beach club, a wide and luxurious range of residential villas, a community retail centre,

retail street, staff accommodation, a mosque and public recreational areas. With natural beauty, unrivaled in the region, the surrounding undulating cliffs and wild beaches provide the ideal backdrop for a world-class development with great consideration given to the environment. This backdrop has inspired the integration of architecture into the space; both physically – by merging landscape with built form – and perceptually by connecting interior space with exterior landscape through view corridors and shaping of natural light. Perkins+Will has achieved a balance between heritage and modernity which has been sensitively approached to ensure Qatari Diar’s building designs do not appear out of place in this superb, unspoilt location.

f: +971-043825201 e: info.dubai@perkinswill.com w: www.perkinswill.com

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+I  a full service architecture, interior design, landscape and urban strategies firm. Over the years, it has built an enviable reputation in the East Africa region as an architectural practice that helps tackle complex challenges and develop creative, sustainable built forms. The company’s award-winning architectural project Pearl Marina is a mixed-use development in Entebbe, Uganda. The first marina in Sub-Saharan Africa, it also offers luxury residences, high-end hotel resorts, office parks, a retail centre and a wide range of sports and recreational activities. These are all supported by expertly planned, sustainable infrastructure. Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, the 300-acre site was

formerly a golf club. It originally included two peninsulas with a total of three kilometers of lakefront. This was a major plus for the new development as it meant that 360 degree lake views could be incorporated in all its facilities. Due to the region’s high temperature, all walls have been painted white and light coloured roofing sheets have been used to increase the reflection of the sun’s rays. Large opening windows allow for cross ventilation and natural cooling while rolling screens on lower doors double up as shading screens and fire-fly prevention, particularly in the evenings. Each unit faces the lake but is carefully screened from neighbouring villas for maximum privacy.

Lexicon+Ion Limited

Suite 15, The Greenhouse, 3rd floor, Ngong Road, Nairobi P.O. Box: 2772-00200 t: +254 20 2055945 e: info@lexicondesigns.co.ke w: www.lexiconplusion.com

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE UGANDA Pearl Marina (PMEL) by Lexicon+Ion Limited Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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ZIMBABWE

M Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd Head Office: 16B Harrow Avenue, Avondale, Harare Sales Office: Ruwa Shopping Centre, Mutare Road, Ruwa

 P  a 40-hectare residential development in Ruwa, just 20 minutes from the capital of Zimbabwe. This excellent location means that it is far enough out of the city to avoid the stress and congestion whilst being close enough for a daily commute. Once completed, Marcus Park will consist of 360 houses and three apartment blocks, offering residents a premium lifestyle and optimum security. The estate will become the first green development in Zimbabwe, powered by a smart grid system. It will be virtually selfsufficient with the capacity to provide its own drinking water, energy, waste disposal, roads and communication network within the estate. Plans

also include provision for a technology park (the first of its kind in Zimbabwe), a primary and secondary school and a shopping centre. The medium to low-density project features 83 serviced units, ranging in size from 235m² to 414m² in Phase 1. Phases 2 and 3 will provide the opportunity to buy one or twobedroom apartments as well as more spacious three, four and five-bedroom houses. No compromise will be made on security within the gated community which will provide state-of-the-art 24-hour surveillance. The development’s world-class design and also its innovative and green technologies are poised to make it Zimbabwe’s number one residential estate for many years to come.

t: +263 772 133 139 e: info@marcuspark.co.zw w: www.marcuspark.co.zw Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ZIMBABWE Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd 58

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DUBAI

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 S C (TSC) is a modern application of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment. This is achieved through innovative design, stakeholder engagement and future monitoring to sustain itself. The Sustainable City is the first operational Net Zero Energy city in Dubai, and is modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation. Located in Dubailand and spanning over 450,000m² (46 ha.), the City provides a complete suite of amenities and environmental features. The first phase is nearing completion and comprises five residential clusters, a buffer zone, a central green spine, an equestrian club, and a mixed-use development.

The City’s water strategy includes water saving devices, greywater recycling, and treated sewage effluent reuse in landscape irrigation. Waste management aims to achieve 100 per cent waste diversion from landfills. The City’s transportation strategy encourages residents to rely less on motorised transport and more on walking and bicycling. The clusters are car-free zones and therefore only accessible on foot or by electric buggies through narrow ‘sikkas’ that link the city together. Construction of the second phase of TSC will commence in 2017 and will comprise the Indigo Hotel, a Country Club and Rehabilitation Centre, a school, and the Innovation Hub. This city is redefining sustainable living in hot climates and aiming to accelerate the move towards sustainable development.

Diamond Developers

The Sustainable City – Alqudra Road Dubai, UAE , PO BOX 251153 t: +971 4 347 5955 f: +971 4 347 5956 e: info@diamond-developers.ae w: www.diamond-developers.ae w: www.thesustainablecity.ae

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers  BEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DUBAI The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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DUBAI

L LW

P.O. BOX 74656 , Design House Media Free Zone , Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 369 7800

W D G was approached by its client Obegi to transform a building that combines two existing villas into a single furniture showroom. The key requirements were to emphasise the high-end furniture brand through creating an attractive facade while also enhancing the visitors’ approach to the building. Elegant and timeless architecture was required to reflect the exquisite furniture the showroom would display. The resultant contemporary styling of the showroom exudes subtle sophistication. Its glass facade provides this modern development with a sense of place, as well as transforming itself at night with strategic lighting. The size of the glass panels is maximised to provide street frontage

and to have visual interaction with passersby. High performance glass has been specified to counteract hot summer temperatures whilst allowing as much natural daylight in the building. Glazing is recessed to reduce the direct sunlight from entering the building and to create shading, thus reducing air-conditioning loads. The ventilated facade allows warm air to rise and disperse at the top, creating an airflow that keeps the building cooler. The Obegi brand has been sucessfully integrated within the facade with the two existing structures being merged together seamlessly. Visual connection between inside and outside allows the retailer to showcase brands more effectively, like a gallery exhibiting its artwork.

f: +971 4 369 7801 e: contact@lw.co w: www.lw.co Highly Commended RETAIL ARCHITECTURE DUBAI Obegi Showroom by LW 60

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LEBANON

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ISSAMHAYEK    was commissioned to design a residence with multiple bedrooms and facilities for a client and his family. The client had purchased a prime piece of land on which to build Makhoul Residence in the Bekaa Valley in the beautiful city of Zahleh, Lebanon. Its sloping plot presented several challenges in terms of regulations, especially the height of the retaining walls on the boundaries. The architects also had to ensure that no major openings were incorporated in the north elevation as it is directly exposed to the neighbouring plot. Due to the angle of the land, the garden has been divided on two

levels. The first is an extension of the property’s entertainment floor located in one of three basements and hosts the outdoor dining area, barbecue, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The second is an extension of the gym area. An atrium forms the main feature of the house, allowing controlled light to enter and leave its imprints on different levels of the interior space. It also serves to keep a transparency between the interior and exterior. The void is innovatively transcrossed with two bridges, one on the ground level relating to the reception area with the main dining room and another on the first floor relating to the master suite and the rest of the bedrooms.

WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners Mekalles 2001 Bldg.

Mekalles Main Road Section 126 - 4th Floor Beirut, Lebanon m: +961 3 802 080 e: info@wissamhayek.com w: www.wissamhayek.com

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE LEBANON Villa Makhoul by WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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LEBANON

W SAKR Real Estate SAL

Jounieh Highway, Sakr Real Estate Bldg. P.O.Box 98 – Jbeil, Lebanon t: +961 9 442 002

   sounded like a dream is now a reality taking shape. SAKR Real Estate presents the award-winning Mont Mema, a haven that harmoniously combines the essence of medieval architecture and the infrastructure of smart living, nestled in the valley of Fatqa in Lebanon. This first-of-its-kind concept seamlessly evolves from the valley’s steep topography, crowned with the historic church on top of the mountain. The setup casts its charm over a gated community with breathtaking views of the green sanctuary that surrounds it all the way down to the Jounieh Bay. Incorporating the most advanced smart living solutions,

Mont Mema offers a fully sustainable and integrated lifestyle with four fundamental pillars: Nature, Social, Wellness and Entertainment. The estate embraces a natural reserve giving ample extent for camping, hiking, and horseback-riding. Retail, piazzas, pubs, and restaurants give way to a rich social liveliness. A gym, spa, outdoor pools, tennis and squash courts embed fitness at the core of the Mont Mema lifestyle. A seasonal souk, an exclusive wine cellar, an art gallery and a museum put the finishing touch to the gated community’s holistic approach. Bringing the simple pleasures of yesteryear to propel the dreams of tomorrow, Mont Mema creates a true integration of City and Village.

f:+961 9 445 444 e: info@sakrrealestate.com w: www.sakrrealestate.com Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT LEBANON Mont Mema by SAKR Real Estate SAL 62

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K U WA I T

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TO-R I  consistently high standards in both design consultancy and construction services with a successful track record of over 24 years in the Middle East and Gulf region. Its award-winning project Juma Villa is located in one of the capital’s residential areas, Al Oudeyliya. The residence belongs to a Kuwaiti family with three children who lived for a long period in the USA in order to study and work. This made them favour living environments that are open to the world outside but which still retain more private family areas. The first sketches began with a visionary design taking into consideration the building code in Kuwait and a fixed budget. This

concept embraced all the required functions distributed between open and closed spaces through transparent and solid partitions creating volumes, frames and surfaces. The result was a dynamic design where volumes, frames and partitions floated and appeared inside it. This concept allows the family to enjoy different living areas both inside and outside through the villa’s wide transparent and solid partitions. The final composition of interlocking volumes provides the requested privacy, while at the same time offering optimum use of the exterior spaces. Shading from the roof cover also helps to create shadows on the gardens and balconies, protecting them from the summer heat.

ITO-Roma International

Al Salmiya – Block 9, Baghdad Street, plot 6, Cliffs tower, 2nd floor P.O Box 42170 Shuwaikh, Kuwait t: +965 2573 1247 f: +965 25731240 e: info@ito-roma.com w: www.ito-roma.com

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SEYCHELLES

E Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd Eden House, Eden Island Mahé, Seychelles t: +248 434 6000 m: +248 252 9967

 I  been the recipient of multiple awards during its fascinating evolution. It is now entering the final stages of development from what was a reclaimed coral flat in 2004 to a vibrant new mixed-use project, representing an icon for progressive and innovative development in Seychelles. What can be seen today is the fruit of years of extensive research including geotechnical, marine, architectural and market research. Every square metre of Eden Island has been carefully planned from its shape, contours and waterways to its beaches, landscaping, roads and pathways. Its range of properties has been equally considered, especially with respect to their view lines. The residential component consists of 570 homes made up of 375 one, two and three-

bedroom apartments, 121 two, three and four-bedroom maisons (duplexes) and 74 four, five and six-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own private pool while many maisons have their own splash pool. All homes come with a boat mooring as standard to enable residents to explore the many neighbouring islands. As no motor vehicles are permitted within the residential estate, each home also includes an electronically-powered buggy. Eden Island offers also a host of superb facilities including four private beaches, a fully-equipped clubhouse, fitness centre, tennis court and three swimming pools. Complementing these amenities, the development’s commercial component offers a state-of-the-art hotel and conference centre, superyacht marina, shopping mall, restaurants and bars.

f: +248 434 6666 e: info@edenisland.sc w: www.edenisland.sc Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SEYCHELLES Eden Island by Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd 64

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DUBAI

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 G  founded by Rizwan Sajan in 1993. Since its humble beginnings as a small shop in Deira, it has become the region’s leader in construction, building materials, home interiors and shop fitting. Due to its extensive knowledge of high-end construction, Danube Group launched its real estate arm Danube Properties in 2014. After the success of its first five projects, Danube Properties has launched Glamz by Danube, located at Al Furjan in Dubai, just 10 minutes from Al Maktoum International Airport. A first in the region, Glamz by Danube is an innovative concept that puts a premium on space. Every unit is a customisable home to suit each owner’s changing needs. It offers a selection of 418 studio, one and two-bedroom

fully furnished apartments, each fitted with modular furniture and a convertible sofa that easily transforms into a full-sized bed. This means that a typical studio apartment can be used as a full living room during the day and be converted into a bedroom at night. A one-bedroom unit can be further converted into a two-bedroom apartment by transforming part of the lounge into a private room using the ceiling mounted collapsible doors and a drop down bed concealed in the couch. A twobedroom apartment can also be converted into a three-bedroom layout in a similar fashion. Additionally, Glamz by Danube includes a range of leisure amenities such as a badminton court, platform tennis court, health club, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna room, jogging track, party hall and barbecue deck.

Danube Properties Development LLC

Office 1701, API Trio Tower Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates t: +971 4 399 8333 f: +971 4 399 8222 e: enquiry@danubeproperties.ae w: www.danubeproperties.ae

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Glamz Residence by Danube Properties Development LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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A B U D H A B I , D U B A I & K U WA I T

BOA Steakhouse

Little Black Door

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar

F Bishop Design LLC.

Suite #111 & 112, Pinnacle Building Al Barsha 1, P.O. Box: 29422 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 399 0271

Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail

  , Bishop Design’s projects span the entire MENA region as well as internationally. Its four latest award-winning interior design projects form prime examples. Little Black Door, a refreshingly different venue at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, features a mix of classic and contemporary. Its interior oozes a provocative exclusivity; that of an Italian Milano’s gentleman’s living room combined with a New York speakeasy with the soul of Kate Moss as its muse. Katana Robata and Sushi Bar’s interior is a sensory journey of sight, touch and smell featuring lots of texture and dramatic lighting. Comprising open dining, a bar and terrace overlooking The Burj Khalifa, it complements its surroundings with subtle

Japanese contrasts and details unique to its LA transatlantic origins. BOA Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi boasts a bold and colourful interior that is visually dynamic, yet ultimately comfortable whilst still allowing varying spatial zones to suit the venue’s operation. Numerous design features not only enhance the spaces but also form an integral element, such as candy-striped bespoke light fixtures. Fauchon Paris Café and Retail in Kuwait City features a new concept design that is a natural evolution for the Fauchon brand and an addition to the Fauchon family. A fresh, sophisticated refinement encapsulates the brand’s very essence, achieved through thoughtfully developed interior detailing, elegantly crafted materials and furniture with an aesthetic palette.

f: +971 4 399 0273 e: info@bishopdesignme.com w: www.bishopdesignme.com

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Little Black Door by Bishop Design LLC.

Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Katana Robata and Sushi Bar by Bishop Design LLC

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ABU DHABI BOA Steakhouse by Bishop Design LLC.  BEST RETAIL INTERIOR KUWAIT Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail by Bishop Design LLC. 68

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SAUDI ARABIA

Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah

Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah

Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah

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AK C  a multi awardwinning firm of architects and engineers with more than 40 years’ experience. The company’s head office is located in Jeddah with branch offices in Riyadh, Madinah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Dubai, Istanbul, Dublin, London and Milano and site offices in Makkah, Rabigh, Dammam and Taif. SAK has a highly experienced team of architects and engineers which is involved in all stages of various projects from inception to completion. The multi disciplinary firm provides a complete spectrum of services essential in the field of architectural and engineering design consultancy, construction site supervision and project management. In line with the company’s steady growth and to offer its clients a more comprehensive service, SAK has gradually broadened its original architectural

Ahl Al Bait, Makkah

Colors Office Building, Riyadh

and engineering skills to provide overall project planning, site supervision, construction management, industrial design, 3D graphics, interior design, sustainable design and health & safety services. The firm’s vision is to work along with Saudi Vision 2030 and to be a pioneering, innovative, architectural and sustainable engineering consultancy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region. Its mission is to fulfill this vision through designing innovative, sustainable, functional and economical built environments by introducing interactive design experience to clients and enhancing safety and comfort in people’s lives, while incorporating the local culture and contributing to the local community and the natural environment. In line with this goal, SAK has won an impressive five awards as listed below.

Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

P.O Box: 2388 Jeddah 21451, Saudi Arabia t: +966 12 6693294 t: +966 12 6695961 f: +966 12 6602325 m: +966 50 788 5511 e: solaiman@sak-consult.com e: mohammed@sak-consult.com w: www.sak-consult.com

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant  BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE SAUDI ARABIA Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Ahl Al Bait, Makkah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Colors Office Building, Riyadh by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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SAUDI ARABIA

Capital Market Authorities HQ

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Omrania & Associates Po Box 2600, Riyadh 11461 Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Metro Western Station

    multidisciplinary design firm based in Saudi Arabia. The first of its two latest award-winning projects is Capital Market Authorities HQ. As the centerpiece and tallest building within the King Abdullah Financial District, the faceted crystalline structure rises 385 meters and reshapes the city’s skyline. An in-depth study of the region’s environmental challenges inspired the development of a highperformance enclosure system that incorporates solar shading, photovoltaic solar collection, and an innovative façade access system. Floors provide clear span lease depths that facilitate flexibility and access to natural daylight. Contributing to the building’s efficiency, a revolutionary vertical transportation system represents the world’s first large-scale use of

twin and double deck elevators. The tower’s unique design was the result of a successful joint venture between Omrania and HOK. Arriyadh Metro Western Station is much more than simply a place to board a train. Omrania’s goal was to design an intermodal transit hub that appeals to non-transit users. This new iconic nexus links buses and the city’s light rail system. The design concept of the station building is a modern interpretation of the ‘desert sand dunes’, where a cluster of dune shaped, earth coloured structures emerge from the site. This creates opportunities for station entries, light penetrations and pedestrian shading. Together, the station and its outdoor spaces will create a comprehensive urban statement, an exciting composition anchoring the station as a new landmark in the city.

t: +966 11 292 2260 f: +966 11 292 2497 w: www.omrania.com

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   going back to its founding in 1976 by its titular life president, Pam Golding Properties is one of the leading independent luxury real estate groups in South Africa, with a staff of over 2000 worldwide. Pam Golding Properties has a network of over 300 offices in and beyond South Africa, including locations in Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Mozambique. This reach extends internationally to the UK, Germany and beyond. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio encompasses everything from lifestyle estates to wine farms, hotels and lodges. Pam Golding Properties offers a full spectrum of comprehensive services across residential and

commercial sectors. This is all strengthened by a strategic alliance with Savills plc, one of the world’s largest property groups. The company culture fosters learning and innovation, aiming to combine cutting edge technology with a dedication to customer service. There is a strong emphasis on intensive and effective marketing across a range of media. This has included television marketing with their ‘I Am Pam’ campaigns – a move that has served to further cement the Pam Golding Properties name in the identity of South Africa. This size and power has not detracted from the core family values that built the foundation of Pam Golding Properties – the drive and belief that happy clients and staff are the key to ultimate success.

Pam Golding Properties Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Southern Suburbs, 7708, Western Cape, South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1700 f: +27 (0) 21 762 1024 e: headoffice@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY SOUTH AFRICA Pam Golding Properties  BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING SOUTH AFRICA ‘I AM PAM’ by Pam Golding Properties  BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE SOUTH AFRICA www.pamgolding.co.za by Pam Golding Properties Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Seef Terraces

P.O.Box 3134 Manama, Bahrain t: +973 17 587575

 T  a 29-storey freehold residential tower soaring over the heart of the Seef District in Bahrain. The project has been constructed with an emphasis on quality and understated luxury. Starting from an immaculately detailed double height entrance foyer, the tower provides 173 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments for the discerning owner. These feature spacious, contemporary interiors complemented by the finest designer fittings and flooring. Floor to ceiling windows bring floods of light to the homes. Modular kitchens, prestige bathrooms and large sundecks round out the grandeur. However, the tower provides far more than simple residences. A dedicated recreation deck includes tennis and squash courts, a

jogging track, barbecue area, cinema hall, multi-purpose hall, children’s play area and a range of other sports and leisure pursuits. A large and impressive rooftop infinity pool crowns the tower, together with an outdoor Jacuzzi and separate indoor steam, sauna and Jacuzzi rooms for men and women. Well-equipped separate gymnasiums are also provided, while four floors of indoor parking provide plenty of space for residents and visitors alike. All of this is integrated into an earthquakeresistant structure and secured with 24-hour CCTV systems. Seef Terraces represents a first for property at this level in the Bahrain property market, with a location that places residents close to the finest shopping, cuisine and entertainment in the region.

f: +973 17 587500 e: infost@pegasusbahrain.com w: www.seefterraces.com Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BAHRAIN Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co. Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT BAHRAIN Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co. 72

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 N R E was founded in 2011 with the intent to provide high quality and professional real estate management and brokerage services in the UAE. It evolved from a core of specialist real estate consultancy services that developed into a full service agency. The company believes in providing the very best service to its clients. The diverse staff is comprised of local and international talent selected to maximise experience and research abilities, with a focus on maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the industry and market movements. Via Nova provides its clients with immediate access to the most exclusive freehold and leasehold properties in the UAE.

Services include sales, leasing, property management and investment, with an emphasis on custom-made solutions to match the needs of clients. A cornerstone of Via Nova’s benefits is its experience with pricing strategies within the market structure to achieve the best returns. After-sale service is also important – a dedication to clients even after the sale or purchase is complete. This is all anchored by a comprehensive marketing strategy and effective website. Via Nova’s success is exemplified both by the number of referrals from satisfied customers and the range of projects and properties for which the company is acting as the sole agent.

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Al Najda Street, ADCP Buildings, Block B, Office 1803, P.O. Box 54945, Abu Dhabi m: +971 50 8330606 t: +971 2 6441353 e: r.ahmad@vianova-realestate.com w: www.vianova-realestate.com

Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING ABU DHABI Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY ABU DHABI Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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DUBAI

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Chestertons

1802, Blvd. Plaza Tower 1 Shkh. Mohd. Bin Rashid Blvd.,Downtown PO Box 283361, Dubai

   15 countries and 5 continents, Chestertons is an international property specialist with in-depth expertise and experience. The company’s origins date back to 1805 in London, with the initial MENA office opening in Abu Dhabi in 2008 and the first of three Dubai offices opening in 2010. Other Middle East offices include Ajman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Chestertons offers the full gamut of residential and commercial sales and leasing, from individual properties to full developments. Its extensive branch network and strong abilities in multi-channel marketing bring strong benefits to buyers and sellers whether local or expat. They aim to serve with commitment, passion and energy to overcome

obstacles and satisfy the needs of clients – customer service is a driving principle. The professional skills on offer go beyond many real estate agencies. Chestertons act as fully qualified Chartered Surveyors, able to provide full valuation, appraisal and consultancy services. Continuing research and training in the industry ensure that staff are completely up-to-date with the latest legislation and market movements. Wideranging bespoke property management options are also available for landlords and tenants. As Chestertons goes from strength to strength in the MENA region, a continuing expansion plan in the region will further enhance their position as a powerful force in the real estate industry.

t: +9714 381 0200 e: uae.enquiry@chestertons.com w: www.chestertons-mena.com Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY DUBAI Chestertons 74

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LEBANON

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   international project management and real estate development company with a full range of consultancy services to cater for both public and private sector developments anywhere in the world. Designed in collaboration with Orange Architects, The Cube is a striking residential tower in eastern Beirut. Set on a relatively small plot, the geometric lines of this 21-apartment building soar 56.6m above the earth on a sloped parcel of land. The concept is a sculptural arrangement of stacked, displaced and rotated boxes, presenting an individual façade to each direction. A fixed core of lifts and staircases at the heart of the building means that there are no constraints on the layout of residences. Alternate floors are rotated 90

degrees, utilising crossing girders and a new generation of reinforced concrete for stability in this seismically active area. Apartments comprise fluid spaces, large balconies and wall-to-wall window frames, maximising the striking views. Each level consists of one or two apartments, with the single apartments experiencing full 360 degree panoramas through windows of up to 12m wide. On the ground floor the recessed space for the lobby is covered by a spectacular cantilevering volume, creating a nicely covered place and marking the generous entrance of the Cube. Three levels of underground parking is convenient and practical. The Cube is set to become an iconic residence in Beirut – an advancement in both style and construction techniques.

Masharii SAL

Rue Pasteur, Burotec Building, 11th Floor, Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 1 566 751 t: +961 1 566751/2 e: sales@masharii.com w: www.masharii.com

 BEST APARTMENT LEBANON The Cube by Masharii SAL

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE LEBANON The Cube by Masharii SAL Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Signature D T Real Estate Development

 - plus roof-top 118 residential tower apartment project in Downtown Dubai has been developed by Signature DT Real Estate Development. Built upon a unique monolithic platform, it is home to an exclusive collection of 26 full-floor, fourbedroom residences plus two duplex penthouses. The first residence is on the 14th floor, while each one is intelligently designed from the ‘inside out’ with the floor plans and layouts developed first and the exterior shell created later. The result is the ultimate, customised residence that attunes perfectly to its residents. Apartments at 118 offer a choice of two design styles – ‘Signature Classic’ or ‘Contemporary’. Both are united by the simplicity of the contemporary combined with

the grace of classic details and colour palettes. This allows homeowners to choose from a wide range of furniture styles, reflecting their personal taste. Both apartment designs feature identical layouts and the same high-end materials throughout with neutral colour schemes and a unique combination of stone and pearlescent finishes. The underlying design intent was to create timeless spaces by incorporating exterior views, substantial living spaces uninterrupted by vertical access plus high ceilings. Extensive facilities for residents at 118 include a fully equipped health club, temperature-controlled outdoor pool surrounded by lush landscaped grounds, a running track, secure valet parking and a 24-hour maintenance crew.

PO Box 952, Office F49, The Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE e: sn@signaturedevelopers.ae w: www.signaturedevelopers.ae Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI The 118 by HBA Dubai & Signature D T Real Estate Development Highly Commended APARTMENT DUBAI The 118 by Signature D T Real Estate Development 76

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WINNERS

Africa & Arabia Winners 2016-2017 AFRICA

Seychelles Mixed-use Development

Botswana

Highly Commended

Eden Island by Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd

Hotel Interior  Belmond Eagle Island Lodge by The Gallery, London

South Africa Apartment

Egypt

Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

New Cairo Private Residence by DAR Designs

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Parkview Residence by DAR Designs

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Aquarium Restaurant by DAR Designs

Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate by Balwin Properties (Pty) Ltd

 Aurum by AdMakers International Highly Commended

Mason Developments by Adlab Advertising Pty Ltd

Leisure Development Highly Commended

Val De Vie Estate by Val De Vie Estate

Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Nando’s Maponya Mall, Soweto by Design Partnership

Ghana

Lettings Agency

Apartment

Highly Commended

 Embassy Gardens by Clifton Homes Limited

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

Premier Place I by Imperial Homes

Just Property - Letting

 Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

Architecture Multiple Residence

Mixed-use Development

 Richfield Lifestyle Estate by Mobus Property Developments

 Waterfall by Waterfall Investment Company

Highly Commended

& Insite Architects

Highly Commended

Tower Cascades by Archxenus Company Ltd

Real Estate Agency

Architecture Single Residence

 Pam Golding Properties Highly Commended

Just Property

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

Tyson Properties

 Imperial Zambang by Archxenus Company Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Residential Development

 ‘I AM PAM’ by Pam Golding Properties

 Kwarleyz by Wonda World Estates

Highly Commended

Private Residence by Archxenus Company Ltd

Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Nettleton Ridge/DEKAT by Fine & Country South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Embassy Gardens by Clifton Homes Limited

Highly Commended

The Refinery by Tyson Properties

Highly Commended

Richfield Lifestyle Estate by Mobus Property Developments

Real Estate Agency Website

Residential High-rise Development

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

 No1 Oxford by Wonda World Estates

Highly Commended

www.lregroup.co.za by Lucas Real Estate Group

Highly Commended

www.kingstons.co.za by Kingstons Real Estate

Kenya

Real Estate Agent

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Tyson Properties

 Purple Haze by WAVE design consultants pte ltd & EDIFICE LTD

Residential Development

Mixed-use Development

 Sitari Country Estate by Sitari Country Estate

Highly Commended

Two Rivers Development by Athena Properties Limited

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Val De Vie Estate by Val De Vie Estate

Highly Commended

Waterfall by Waterfall Investment Company

Highly Commended

Maiyan Residential Development by Athena Properties Limited

Residential Property

Highly Commended

Phenom Park by Chigwell Holdings Limited

 Valentia Manor by Brick Art Construction & Guardian Project Management

Retail Architecture Highly Commended

Crystal Rivers Mall by Paragon Architects

Highly Commended

Northern Villa at Clifton Terraces by Taupo Holdings Ltd.

Highly Commended

Ulubisi House - Gondwana Game Reserve

Mozambique Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Torres Rani by Rani Investments

Nigeria

by Gondwana Game Reserve Retail Interior  Riva Boutique Showroom by AdMakers International Highly Commended

Casa Bella Restaurant, Grand West Casino by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd

Highly Commended

Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd

Commercial High-rise Development  Nestoil Tower by Nestoil Limited

Uganda

Office Interior

Apartment

Highly Commended

A. G. Leventis by Stirixis Group

Property Consultancy Highly Commended

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Fine And Country West Africa

Highly Commended

Bukoto Heights Apartments by Meera Investments Ltd.

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

Pearl Marina (PMEL) by Lexicon+Ion Limited

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WINNERS Uganda (cont.)

Bahrain (cont.)

Mixed-use Development

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Hardware City by Meera Investments Ltd

 Layan by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

Highly Commended

Pearl Marina Development by Athena Properties Limited

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Crane Management Services Ltd.

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Tagore Apartments by TRIIIO Developments Limited

Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co.

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co.

Retail Interior  Alpha Atelier by Impact Interiors w.I.I.

Retail Development Highly Commended

The Cube by Meera Investments Ltd.

Dubai Apartment

Zimbabwe

Highly Commended

Residential Development

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd

ARABIA

The 118 by Signature D T Real Estate Development

Highly Commended

DT 1 by Perkins+Will & Ellington

Highly Commended

The Al Barsha Residence (K.S.S) by BMA studio

Architecture Single Residence  The Ellington Collection at the Palm Island by Pallavi Dean Interiors & Ellington

Abu Dhabi

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Developer Website

Highly Commended

Al Raha Waterfront Courtyard by JT & Partners

The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House by BMA studio

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

Leisure Interior

Development Marketing

 BOA Steakhouse by Bishop Design LLC.

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

Property Consultancy

Golf Development

 MPM Properties

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

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Highly Commended

AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Public Service Architecture

Hotel Architecture

 Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal by BDP (Building Design

 AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments - AYKON City

Partnership) MENA

by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Rosemont Hotel & Residences by ZAS Architects Dubai

 District Real Estate

Highly Commended

Viceroy Hotels, Resorts & Residences by P&T Architects and

Highly Commended

Engineers Ltd.

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Highly Commended

Shamal Residences by Studio KAD

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Highly Commended

The 118 by HBA Dubai & Signature D T Real Estate Development

Interior Design Private Residence Ajman

 Polo Homes by Elemento L.L.C.

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

 Al Zorah Marina by Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd.

The Ellington Collection at the Palm Island by Pallavi Dean Interiors & Ellington

Highly Commended

Villa Nad Al Sheba by Nikki B Signature Interiors

Bahrain

Interior Design Show Home

Developer Website

 Marina Arcade Show Apartment

 Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L. by Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L.

by Exa Interiors & Marina Arcade

Development Marketing

Leisure Development

 Layan by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

 Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences

Highly Commended

by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L. by Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

 Water Bay by Arab Architects Highly Commended

Layan by Arab Architects

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Leisure Interior

Mixed-use Development

 Little Black Door by Bishop Design LLC.

 Hanging Gardens of Dilmunia by Ahmed AlQaed Group

Highly Commended

Dubai World Trade Centre by Retail Access

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar by Bishop Design LLC

 Impact Estate w.l.l.

Lettings Agency

Property Consultancy Marketing

 JLL

 Pegasus Real Estate

Highly Commended

haus & haus Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

PK Properties

Highly Commended

Evolve Real Estate

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

H Real Estate W.L.L.

 Mamsha Al Saadiyat/Beach Promenade by RTKL-UK Ltd. (Dubai Branch)

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Evolve Real Estate

Highly Commended

AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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WINNERS Dubai (cont.)

Jordan

Mixed-use Development

Interior Design Private Residence

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

Highly Commended

Yaser Mehyar Residence by Contempo Design

Highly Commended

City Walk by Meraas Holding

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Jumeirah Mixed Use Development by National Engineering Bureau

 Mahmoud Darwish Memorial by Consolidated Consultants Group

New Hotel Construction & Design

Residential Development

 Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

 Samarah Dead Sea Resort by Dead Sea Touristic & Real

Highly Commended

The One Jumeirah Village Triangle by The First Group

Highly Commended

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Estate Investment

Office Architecture

Kuwait

 IRENA Headquarters by Woods Bagot

Architecture Single Residence

Office Interior

 Juma Villa by ITO-Roma International

 Driven Properties by Elemento L.L.C.

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Wall House by AGi architects

Bishop Design Residential Private Office

Public Service Architecture

by Bishop Design Studio FZ-LLC

Highly Commended

CallisonRTKL Dubai Office by RTKL-UK Ltd. (Dubai Branch)

Retail Interior

Property Consultancy

Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center by AGi architects

 Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail by Bishop Design LLC.

 Asteco Property Management L.L.C. Highly Commended

Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Lebanon

Highly Commended

JLL

Apartment

Property Consultancy Marketing

 The Cube by Masharii SAL

 Dukes Oceana, Reef Residences by Asteco Property

Architecture Single Residence

Management L.L.C.

Highly Commended

Villa Makhoul by WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners

Real Estate Agency

Mixed-use Development

 Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Highly Commended

Mont Mema by SAKR Real Estate SAL

Highly Commended

Chestertons

Highly Commended

Sama Beirut by Antonios Projects SAL

Highly Commended

haus & haus Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 VERTICA Realty Group

 Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

Onyx Apartments by Downtown International Real Estate

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Prime Places Real Estate

Residential High-rise Architecture

www.vertica-me.com by VERTICA Realty Group The Cube by Masharii SAL

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

 www.gulfsothebysrealty.com by Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Retail Architecture  K Galleria by MZ Architects

Highly Commended

www.aquaproperties.com by Aqua Properties

Highly Commended

www.downtowninternational.com by Downtown International Real Estate

Oman

Highly Commended

www.spfrealty.com by SPF Realty

Mixed-use Architecture

Real Estate Agent

 Qatari Diar - Ras al Hadd Mixed-Use Development by Perkins+Will

 Prime Places Real Estate

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Aqua Properties

Highly Commended

PK Properties

 Capital Store by Retail Access

Residential Development

Qatar

 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Commercial High-rise Development

Highly Commended

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

 The Pearl-Qatar by United Development Company

Highly Commended

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Commercial Landscape Architecture Sheraton Park by Cracknell

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

 Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

1/JBR Residential Tower by EDGE Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Glamz Residence by Danube Properties Development LLC

Property Consultancy

The Pearl-Qatar by United Development Company

Residential Property

 Tanween

 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Villa E178 Emirates Hills by Xtreme Vision

Highly Commended

Doha Metro by Qatar Rail

Retail Architecture

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Avenues Mall, Silicon Oasis by Design International

Highly Commended

The Park Residences by Tanween Properties

Highly Commended

Obegi Showroom by LW

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

The Outlet Village by Meraas Holding

Highly Commended

www.qhomes.com.qa by Q Homes LLC

Iraq

Ras Al Khaimah

Interior Design Private Residence

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Suleymaniyah Private Villa by Sia & Moore Architecture Interior Design

Highly Commended

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Bab Al Bahr Residence by Rakeen Development

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Retail Architecture

Public Service Architecture

 Al Hamra Mall by Al Hamra Real Estate

 Riyadh Metro Western Station by Omrania & Associates

Retail Interior  Manar Mall by Al Hamra Real Estate

Residential Development Highly Commended

Ahl Al Bait, Makkah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

Saudi Arabia

Residential High-rise Development

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Bayat Plaza by Manazil LLC

Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex,

Residential Landscape Architecture

Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

 Sultan Batterjee Park by Lifestyle Developers

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Residential Property

 Capital Market Authorities HQ by Omrania & Associates / HOK

 Zawaya Residence by Alfikrah United Company For Real Estate Development

Commercial Landscape Architecture  Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

Retail Architecture  Kingdom City Mall by Design International Riyadh Hub by Mind Engineering Consultants

Leisure Development

Highly Commended

 Royal Greens Golf & Country Club

Retail Interior

by King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

 Diet Watchers by Stirixis Group

Mixed-use Architecture  Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Office Architecture Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

The Atrium & Farm House by BMA studio

Colors Office Building, Riyadh by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji

Leisure Architecture

(SAK) Consultant

 Al Noor Island Park by 3deluxe

Office Development Highly Commended

Sharjah

M Tower Jeddah by Lifestyle Developers

Retail Architecture Highly Commended

The Sharjah Showroom by BMA studio

Property Consultancy  DTZ

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