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​Consolidating Gains

This year, the list of the regional laureates of International Property Awards includes over two dozen of Russian projects. For the next stage of the contest, entitled "The World's Best" - only twelve will be short-listed.

Alyona Kuznetsova

Written by:
Alyona Kuznetsova
Translated by:
Anton Mizonov

23 October 2014
Contest Results
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Architectural and town-planning concept of the reconstruction and enovation of the territory of "Saratov Flour" Factory © Т+Т Architects


On the 14th of October, in London, the winners of Property Awards 2014 were announced. We have already written quite a lot about this prize. This year has seen three prize-winning regions, these being the Pacific, America, and Europe. As for the structure of the prize, it remained the same: four nominations - "Architecture", "Interior", "Development", and "Real Estate Company" - are divided into the subcategories "Five Stars" and "Honorable Mention". The projects that get five stars, automatically become the regional winners and continue to complete for the global recognition. 

Compared to last year, the list of the winners of the European subdivision of Property Awards is not as rich in Russian projects but it is still pleasing to the eye. In the nomination "Architecture", seven Russian projects are short-listed (two of them getting "Five Stars"), in "Interior" - twelve (six out of them with the top award), "Development" - eleven projects (three "star" projects), and in the nomination "Real Estate Company", "Kalinka" consulting group won both the top prize and the honorable mention. 

What is interesting is the fact that for two years running the prize for the best architecture of a housing project us awarded to Moscow's T+Т Architects. And the project of reconstruction of the territory of Dinamo Stadium (VTB Arena Park), submitted for the prize consideration by the developer, ZAO "Dinamo Managing Company", got the honorable mention both for the architecture and for the development. 

Below we cover all the Russian buildings, interiors, and other projects that won prizes at the contest. 

Nomination: "Architecture". Five stars

"Best architecture of residential properties"


Renovation of the industrial park abound Schmidt mill in the city of Saratov. Т+Т Architects

Architectural and town-planning concept of the reconstruction and enovation of the territory of "Saratov Flour" Factory © Т+Т Architects


Architectural and town-planning concept of the reconstruction and enovation of the territory of "Saratov Flour" Factory © Т+Т Architects


"Best hotel architecture"
Hyatt Regency Rostov Don-Plaza. AR Architecture

Hyatt Regency Rostov Don-Plaza. AR Architecture. Photo courtesy: mkc-rostov.ru  

Hyatt Regency Rostov Don-Plaza. AR Architecture. Photo courtesy: mkc-rostov.ru


Nomination: "Architecture". Honorable mention

"Best residential properties".

"Grafskie Prudy" Settlement. Archstroydesign ASD

"Grafskie Prudy"Settlement © Archstroydesign ASD  


"Grafskie Prudy"Settlement © Archstroydesign ASD


Residential house in the Kovensky Alley. "Eugene Gerasimov and Partners"

Residential house in the Kovenbsky Alley © "Eugene Gerasimov and Partners" 


Residential house in the Kovenbsky Alley © "Eugene Gerasimov and Partners" 


"Hotel"
Radisson Blu Resort Hotel & Congress Center в Анапе. Oncuoglu + ACP

Radisson Blu Resort Hotel & Congress Center in the city of Anapa. Oncuoglu + ACP. Photo courtesy: acparchitects.ru  

Radisson Blu Resort Hotel & Congress Center in the city of Anapa. Oncuoglu + ACP. Photo courtesy: acparchitects.ru


"Multifunctional complex"
VTB Arena Park. Project of reconstruction of "Dinamo" Stadium. 
SPEECH / ZAO "Dinamo Managing Company"


VTB Arena Park. Projcet of reconstructing "Dinamo Stadium". SPEECH

VTB Arena Park. Projcet of reconstructing "Dinamo Stadium". SPEECH


VTB Arena Park. Projcet of reconstructing "Dinamo Stadium". SPEECH


Multifunctional complex “Empire Tower”. UNK project

Multifunctional complex "Empire Tower", south-eastern corner of the building and atrium entrance. UNK project  


 
Multifunctional complex "Empire Tower", south-eastern corner of the building and atrium entrance. UNK project


Nomination: “Interiors”. Five stars

“Best hotel Interior” 

Official hotel "Hermitage" state museum in Saint Petersburg. OKSMI 

Official hotel of "Hermitage" State Museum in Saint Petersburg. OKSMI. Photo courtesy: thehermitagehotel.ru  


Official hotel of "Hermitage" State Museum in Saint Petersburg. OKSMI. Photo courtesy: thehermitagehotel.ru


“Best apartment design” 
"Between Heaven and Earth" Nana Hernandez Getashvili NG Galaxy Holding GmbH

"Between Heaven and Earth". Nana Ernandes Getashvili, NG Galaxy Holding GmbH. Photo courtesy: nggalaxy.ru  


"Between Heaven and Earth". Nana Ernandes Getashvili, NG Galaxy Holding GmbH. Photo courtesy: nggalaxy.ru


Banana House. Faber Group


Banana House, interior. Faber Group. Photo courtesy: faberfm.ru

“Best interior of a leisure facility”
"Zodiac" Restaurant. ArchPoint

Zodiac restaurant. ArchPoint. Photo courtesy: archpoint.ru  


“Best office Interior”
Interiors of "Port-Plaza" business center Olga Glazunova Interiors (Art Impress Ltd.)


"Port Plaza" Business Center. Olga Glazunova Interiors (Art Impress Ltd.) Photo courtesy: port-plaza.ru

“Best interior of public space”
Lobbies and the public zones of the residential complex “DOMINION”. iq_studio

Lobbiy and public zones of "Dominion" residential complex. iq_studio. Photo courtesy: ard-center.ru  


Nomination: “Interiors”. Honorable mention

“Best apartment design” 

"White Lamp" country house. INTRO by Chak

"White Lamp" country hous. INTRO by Chak. Изображение:introbychak.com  


Two-story loft. INTRO by Chak

"Two-story loft" country house. INTRO by Chak. Изображение:introbychak.com


Primavera Apartment. Olga Glazunova Interiors (Art Impress Ltd.)


Primavera Apartment. Olga Glazunova Interiors (Art Impress Ltd.) Photo courtesy: glazunova.com

Interior of a villa in the settlement of Stolnoye "Avkube" design studio

Interior of a cottage on the settlement of Stolnoe. "Avkube" Design Studio. Photo courtesy: avkube.ru


“Best Office Interior” 
Interior of "Kaspersky Lab" HQ ABD Architecta

Interior of "Kaspersky Lab" HQ ABD Architecta  


Interior of "Kaspersky Lab" HQ ABD Architecta


Interior of "Mail.ru Group" HQ UNK Project 

Interior of "Mail.ru Group" HQ UNK Project 



Interior of "Mail.ru Group" HQ UNK Project 

Development. Five stars 

“Best development of a multifunctional complex”
 
VTB Arena Park. Project of the reconstruction of the territory of "Dinamo" Stadium. SPEECH / ZAO "Dinamo Managing Company"

VTB Arena Park. Project of the reconstruction of the territory of "Dinamo" Stadium. SPEECH / ZAO "Dinamo Managing Company"


“Best development of a high-rise residential project” 
“Solar System” residential complex Maxim Atayants / Urban Group 

“Solar System” residential complex Maxim Atayants / Urban Group 



“Solar System” residential complex Maxim Atayants / Urban Group 

“Best redevelopment of a residential project” 
Project St. Nickolas. Vesper 

Project St. Nickolas. Vesper . Photo courtesy: vespermoscow.com  


Project St. Nickolas. Vesper . Photo courtesy: vespermoscow.com


Development. Honorable mention

“Multi-apartment house” 

Club residential complex «Rassvet» Loft Studio. Architectural group DNK / KP Properties 

Club residential complex «Rassvet» Loft Studio. Architectural group DNK / KP Properties   


Club residential complex «Rassvet» Loft Studio. Architectural group DNK / KP Properties 


“Industrial development” 
Warehouse complex PNK-Chekhov 2. PNK Group

Warehouse complex PNK-Chekhov 2. PNK Group. Photo courtesy: pnkgroup.ru  


 
Warehouse complex PNK-Chekhov 2. PNK Group. Photo courtesy: pnkgroup.ru


“Office” 
“Morozov” Business Center ("Red Rose" business block), second stage. KP Properties


“Morozov” Business Center ("Red Rose" business block), second stage. KP Properties. Photo courtesy: krasnaya-roza.ru

“Best development of a residential project” 
"Klenovy DOM" residential complex Don-Stroy Invest

"Klenovy DOM" residential complex Don-Stroy Invest. Photo courtesy: donstroy.com  


Leontevsky cape. “Leontevsky cape” Developers

Leontevsky cape. “Leontevsky cape” Developers. Photo courtesy: lmspb.ru  


Leontevsky cape. “Leontevsky cape” Developers. Photo courtesy: lmspb.ru


“Development of a high-rise residential project” 
"Dolina Setun" residential complex Don-Stroy Invest

"Dolina Setun" residential complex Don-Stroy Invest. Photo courtesy: donstroy.com


"Alye Parusa" ("Ruby Sails") residential complex Don-Stroy Invest


"Alye Parusa" ("Ruby Sails") residential complex Don-Stroy Invest

“Redevelopment” 
Club residential complex «Rassvet» Loft Studio. Architectural group DNK / KP Properties


Club residential complex «Rassvet» Loft Studio. Architectural group DNK / KP Properties 
Architectural and town-planning concept of reconstruction and renovation of the territory of “Saratov Muka” Factory © T+T Architects
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Architectural and town-planning concept of reconstruction and renovation of the territory of “Saratov Muka” Factory
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The residential house in the Kovensky Lane
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23 October 2014

Alyona Kuznetsova

Written by:

Alyona Kuznetsova
Translated by:
Anton Mizonov
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