Design International is delighted to announce that they will be honoured at the Africa and Arabia Property Awards for two of their projects in the 'Retail Architecture' category. Both Avenues Mall Silicon Oasis in Dubai, and Kingdom City Mall in Jeddah have been announced as winners, and will compete against the best property professionals across Africa and the Middle East to be recognised in the Retail Architecture category. Both projects have been named amongst the most innovative, exceptional, and ambitious projects of 2016, representing their country on an international stage in Dubai. The awards will be presented at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, in Dubai on the 22nd September.
The awards, which are in their 25th year, are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The Africa and Arabia Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions.
This announcement marks a significant achievement for Design International, with the International Property Award Winners’ logo being recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the industry. Entries are subject to a stringent vetting procedure, with only six per category, per country put through to the rigorous judging process, and for Design International to have two projects through is a fantastic accomplishment.
Studio Director and Lead Architect on both projects Alessandro Pologruto commented, "I am honoured with this achievement and delighted to have been singled out by such an esteemed ensemble. I am pleased that Design International's commitment to excellence is being celebrated within the industry, and well done to the whole team who worked extremely hard on both of these projects."