This is the third year that Protek has hosted this round table debate. We find it
invaluable, as it allows us to connect with leading architects and to better understand
the design choices that they are making, and what is driving those choices in terms
of creating more energy-efficient buildings.
WM Protek AB has led the way in the sustainable debate in the built environment,
sponsoring the Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards, first in the Offices
category and, for the past two years, the Tall Buildings category.
The Future Project Awards specifically recognise the role that design quality plays
in the creation of successful developments. This is not just a matter of designing
a good building, but also thinking about how it works in the urban context. It is
thinking in a holist way, analyzing how a building can give to, rather than take
from, its environment.
Equally the human condition is an integral part of the urban landscape and this
concept sits well with the protek philosophy that is focused on systems that encompass
energy saving components and designs to provide an attractive, flexible and healthy
Savings in energy costs and maintenance, savings in construction costs for the property
developer and design freedom for the architect, thereby providing a healthy and
sustainable environment for the end user, are at the core of the expertise and service
that has been developed by Protek over the past twenty year’s.
These Awards have been accompanied by a series of round table debates, with contributions
from some of the worlds leading architects, designers and property experts. The
following links give you an oppoprtunity to get a feel for some of the issues covered
by the debates.
Q. What do all these locations have in common?
Ajman, Dubai, UAE; Mumbai, India;
London, Birmingham, Daventry, UK; Wongl,
Austria; Mai Kolachi, Pakistan; Sydney,
Australia; Moscow, Russia;
Copenhagen, Denmark; Kiev, Ukraine;
Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, China; Beruit,
Lebanon; Santa Fe, Mexico;
Accra, Ghana; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;
Nicosia, Cyprus; Jurong East, Duxton,
Singapore; Busan, North Korea; Warsaw,
Poland; Prague, Czech Republic;
Seoul, Incheon, Korea; Chicago, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, USA; Doha, Qatar;
Maslak-Istanbul, Turkey; Riga,
Latvia; Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herezegovina.
A. Over the past two years they have been some of the locations for the MIPIM
Architectural Review Future Project Tall Buildings Awards.
WM Protek has been privileged to be the sponsor of the MIPIM Architectural Review
Future Project Awards (tall buildings category) which recognize the role that design
quality plays in the creation of successful developments. This is not just a matter
of designing a good building, but also thinking about how it works in its urban
(or sometimes rural) context: it is about thinking in a holistic way, analyzing
how a building can give to, rather than take from, its environment.
Kempinski Hotel & Serviced Residences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
For Al-lssa Real Estate Development Company.
Highly Commended: Nabil Gholam Architecture
For SkyGate, Beirut, Lebanon.
Commended: SPACE, Juan Carlos Baumgartner
For Efizia Tower, Santa Fe, Mexico, for Efizia Tower.
Winner: Gary Haney/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,
For the Al Hamra Firdous Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Commended: FXFowle International
For the Marina and Beach Towers, Dubai, UAE.
(Photograph JB presenting the Award)
Commended: Kohn Pedersen Fox
For the Heron Tower, London UK, for Heron International.