SAPOA acknowledges the industry’s most innovative excellence in property development

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The winners of the annual SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards were announced at the Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition from the 19th to 21 May 2015 in Durban.

Ticking all the right boxes, the 2015 winners prove that South Africa’s property industry is thriving in the most innovative way possible. The South African built environment is a very loud place at the moment as iconic, aesthetically beautiful, sustainable and, above all, innovative buildings are screaming for attention – and they are being heard.

Once again the industry’s ‘Oscars of the property industry’ – the Innovative Excellence Awards – has once again recognised the country’s top buildings in terms of innovation, aesthetic appeal, sustainability, creativity, as well as game-changing architectural concepts.

In recognition of the importance of property development to the South African economy and the community which it serves, SAPOA has honoured those property innovators, developers, owners and built environment professionals who, through the quality of their products, have contributed significantly to the enhancement of the industry.

The winners of this year’s SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards are prime examples of how South Africa’s property industry is on par with the rest of the world in terms of top design, modern architecture, forward thinking sustainability and contemporary sexiness. “This year’s winners form part of the country’s latest and best concrete cream of the crop,” notes SAPOA Chief Executive Officer Neil Gopal.

“Due to a large amount of entries this year, we decided to include a Merit Award category,” highlights SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards Chairman Pieter Engelbrecht of Growthpoint Properties.

Here are this year’s winners:

  • Mixed-use Development Winner, Overall Transformation Award Winner and Overall Winner: Newtown Junction
  • Retail Development Winner: Mall of Rosebank
  • Commercial Office Development Winner: 90 Grayston Drive
  • International Development Award Winner: West Hills Mall
  • Refurbishment Winner: BMW (South Africa) Head Office
  • Residential Development Winner: Sandton Skye
  • Other Development Winner: Steyn City Clubhouse
  • Industrial Development Winner: Westcon Offices and Warehouse
  • Overall Heritage Award Winner: Drostdy Hotel
  • Commercial Office Development Award Winner, Overall Green Award: The Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Innovative Development Merit Award Winner: The Watershed – V&A Waterfront
  • Other Development Merit Award Winner: Hatfield Studios
  • Commercial Office Development Merit Award Winner: Alice Lane Phase 2

The judges

  • Pieter Engelbrecht: Growthpoint Properties
  • Andries Schoeman: AECOM
  • Anthony Orelowitz: The Paragon Group
  • Beata Kaleta: DSA Architects
  • Christian Roberg: Abland
  • Craig Sutherland: Sutherland Multidisciplinary Engineers
  • Corné De Leeuw: DelQS Quantity Surveyors and Property Valuers
  • Hashim Bham: BTKM Quantity Surveyors
  • Itumeleng Mothibeli: Vukile Property Fund
  • John Truter: WSP Group Africa Structures
  • John Williamson: MDS Architecture
  • Ken Reynolds: Nedbank Limited
  • Queen Mjwara: STANLIB Direct Property Investment
  • Rudolf Nieman: JHI Project Management and Sterikleen
  • Sam Silwamba: Old Mutual South Africa
  • Sandi Mbutuma: Pentad Quantity Surveyors (Pty) Ltd
  • Wessel van Dyk: Boogertman + Partners Architects
  • Zinon Marinakos: DSA Architects International
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:24

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