2024 CATEGORIES

Whatever your project, completed or yet to be built, there is a MIPIM Asia Awards category that is right for you!

BEST CONVERSION PROJECT

This category is dedicated to the successful activation and upgrading of existing assets to create a more useful, relevant, and ESG-aligned project serving business and the community. Winning projects will consider the obsolescence of previous use cases and the fresh provision of spaces, services and amenities that better fulfil the needs of the location and community. A holistic approach to ESG matters is key.


Projects must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024

BEST CULTURAL, SPORTS AND EDUCATION PROJECT

This category honours buildings, structures and places where culture, arts and sports are performed, experienced and showcased, such as museums, theatres, libraries, music venues, historic cultural sites and stadiums. It also includes educational buildings or structures which are making a stand-out contribution to society. Winning projects will be those that aim to support the quality of life of a city or a neighbourhood, while reinforcing vibrant communities and cultures through creating a social impact.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND LEISURE PROJECT

This award honours the most unique hospitality, tourism and leisure projects around, with a strong focus on their long-term sustainability and how they enrich the local community. Consideration will be given to each project’s architecture, facilities and location, while also considering client well-being, guest and community services, use of technology and overall ESG-alignment.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS PROJECT

This category recognises industrial buildings, distribution facilities and data centers capable of hosting modern and innovative businesses in an outstanding and sustainable way. Projects may range from manufacturing to logistics and e-commerce warehouses, incorporating the latest technologies where appropriate and paying attention to the needs of their end-users.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST IN-STORE EXPERIENCE

Reimagining the role of physical stores to enhance the customer experience: this category celebrates retailers having adopted the best in-store strategy to offer a unique experience to their community of clients.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST MIXED-USE PROJECT

This category recognises single buildings or groups of buildings that blend at least two different uses (residential, commercial, cultural, infrastructure etc.) and are physically and functionally integrated. Attention will be given to the project’s originality in terms of architecture, facilities and end-user well-being, as well as its use of technology. The overall sustainability and ESG-alignment of the project remains key.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST OFFICE & BUSINESS PROJECT

This category rewards newly constructed office buildings and business parks that offer owners and users increased worker satisfaction and productivity, improved health, greater flexibility and enhanced energy and environmental performance. Through an integrated design, the focus must be on the ability to fully accommodate the specific resources and requirements of the tenant.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING

This category focuses on how a building can have a second life. Refurbishment or enlargement projects of any type (office, hotel, residential, commercial, cultural etc.) will be taken into consideration, with a close scrutiny of the environmental and social improvements achieved by the renovation.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

This category celebrates new developments that provide the best housing opportunities, while featuring original aesthetics and fulfilling a social purpose. Its integrated urban design and smart-site planning will be taken into consideration, to help judge how the residential project serves the wider community and surrounding neighbourhood.

Project must be completed between January 2023 and September 2024.

BEST RETAIL PROJECT

This category honours retail stores, shopping centres and outlet centres that offer a unique shopping experience through their original concept, architecture, design, and customer service. Tenant mix will also be considered for malls and outlets.

Project must be completed between January 2022 and September 2024.

BEST URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT

By 2050, the world will have 9.7 billion inhabitants, of whom 70% will live in urban areas, according to the United Nations. This freshly-updated category will honour urban regeneration projects which enhance the built environment and the communities they serve.Projects will be considered that include or contribute to the physical and economic revitalisation of an area or a town. Heritage preservation, benefits for the location, sustainability, access and integration of the project in its environment will all be evaluated.

At least one phase of the project or the whole project must be completed in 2024.

BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT

(total surface area < 200,000 sqm)

This category is dedicated to any type of building and development that is already in progress or slated to begin construction soon, which demonstrates a holistic commitment to sustainability through its distinct architectural, technical and environmental qualities.

Project to be built with planning approval or already under construction in 2024.

BEST NEW MEGA DEVELOPMENT

(total surface area ≥ 200,000 sqm)

This category is dedicated to any type of building and development that is already in progress or slated to begin construction soon, which demonstrates a holistic commitment to sustainability through its distinct architectural, technical and environmental qualities.

Project to be built with planning approval or already under construction in 2024.