31 October 2014
FIABCI PRIX D'EXCELLENCE GERMANY
This year, Germany was the 15th country to join the prestigious FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Competitions as a national award.
Germany has a very dynamic real estate market and a longstanding history when it comes to innovation and excellency in building. As the very first nationwide award for project development, the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Germany was thus very positively received within the real estate industry even in its first year. With nearly 50 submitted projects from 22 cities the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Germany went beyond just being a new award in the nation and provided a platform to showcase current trends and the diversity of the German market.
The awards ceremony was held as a festive Gala in the Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Potsdamer Platz on September 12th in Berlin and was attended by key players from the German Real Estate industry, well-known architects, politicians, nationwide press, as well as some international guests, including FIABCI chapter presidents. The evening started with a press conference for the winners and was followed by a champaign reception, multi-course dinner, performance from the Berlin Opera, the reveal of the price statue which was designed by renowned German artist Thomas Eller, and of course the Awards Ceremony. After the end of the official event, the celebrations and networking continued in the Grand Hyatt Hotel Bar with live music until the early morning hours!
An overview of the winners:
Residential Category: Gold winner was "Raphaelhoefe Soers" in Aachen, a conversion of a historic monastery supplemented with new construction. Silver went to "Waterfront Osterbek" in Hamburg, a new construction ensemble at the riverfront. Bronze won "Am Urban", another historic neighborhood conversion in the heart of Berlin.
Commercial Category: Gold was awarded to "Tanzende Tuerme" in Hamburg, a highrise office construction which has also won this year's MIPIM award. Silver winner was "One Goethe Plaza" in Frankfurt, a retail project that was tied to the redevelopment of a central city area. Bronze went to "Elbarkaden" in Hamburg, a waterfront office building which excelled in the field of sustainability.
The 20 best projects are published in the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Germany 2014 Yearbook. It can be ordered for EUR 10 plus shipping through email@example.com
Photogallery and video from the Gala can be seen at:
Jana M. Mrowetz
Chairman FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Germany
Vice President FIABCI German Chapter