The Best New Office Buildings Nominated for the MIPIM Awards
Discover all finalists and new commercial real estate projects that were shortlisted for the MIPIM Awards 2023.
The Best office & business project category rewards newly constructed office buildings and business parks (completed in 2021-2022) 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.
The winners of the MIPIM Awards 2023 will be announced on March 16th during the MIPIM annual event in Cannes, France. They all have one thing in common: a holistic commitment to sustainability. The jury this year will focus on projects that seek to enhance the built environment’s prospects, in line with ESG goals.
425 Park Avenue
New York, USA
Architect: Lord Norman Foster of Foster +Partners
Developer: L&L Holding Company
Other: Tokyu Land Corporation
More info: 425parkave.com
425 Park Avenue was a labor of love, two decades in the making. From the outset, L&L Holding Company, BentallGreenOak and Toyku Land Corporation treated 425 Park Avenue as a unique opportunity and responsibility to create an office tower deserving of its perch among the many timeless architectural icons that reside along this fabled stretch of the Plaza District.
To create a modern tower worthy of neighboring masterpieces Lever House and the Seagram Building, L&L invited 11 of the world’s most accomplished architects to compete for the commission. From there, the team selected four Pritzker Prize winning firms to participate in the conceptual design phase of the competition, before ultimately choosing Foster + Partners to design an 897-foot tower. Through its blend of timeless architecture, best-in-class technology, human-centric amenities and state-of-the-art workspaces, 425 Park Avenue has raised the bar for office environments.
Architects: Agence Jouin Manku - YMA / Yrieix Martineau Architecture
Developer: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
Other: Bouygues Renovation Privée
More info: www.fonciere-lyonnaise.com
Located in Paris' 15th arrondissement, the property was built in the 1960s by architects Lopez and Pottier and had not been renovated since. It was the historical headquarters of insurance group, SMABTP. The property was acquired by SFL in 2017 and delivered in July 2022 following development work that began in 2019. The project focused on the redevelopment of the existing main building and the construction of a new building, forming a 25,000 sq.m. complex.
Jouin Manku (architectural concept and design), Yrieix Martineau (lead architect) and Thierry Laverne (landscaping) worked together on the complex’s remodelling. A real technical challenge, the new building features an outer concrete shell and a sloped, eight-storey design. It is connected to the existing structure via a transparent walkway. The complex has some 3,500 sq.m. of outdoor space – a rare asset in Paris – including a landscaped garden, terraces with exceptional views and numerous balconies.
POST Luxembourg Headquarters
Architect: METAFORM architects
Developer: Post Luxembourg
Others: Goblet & Lavandier (MEP), INCA, Ney & Partners (Building engineers)
More info: www.postgroup.lu
A building from the fifties stands on the site on which we were invited to build the new POST Headquarters with more than 1000 workplaces. Although there were no limitations on the cornice heights, we preferred the neighboring buildings and their proportions to a tower building and the destruction of an existing building. The new building and its large program had to fit into a dense urban environment but also respect the built environment and the memory of the site.
Our consideration of heritage favours contrast and originality rather than pastiche and replication. Through a process of "rotation", the roof of the old building is gradually extended in a vertical plane to reach the same alignment as the façade at the corner of Rue du Commerce.
Quay Quarter Tower
Developer: AMP Capital
Others: BVN, executive architect; Multiplex, contractor; BG&E, structural engineer; Arup, MEP, civil, & fire engineering, sustainable building design, and vertical transportation; Pier Property Corporation, external project managers.
More info: www.quayquartersydney.com.au
Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) is a pioneering redevelopment which redefines what is possible for tall buildings nearing the end of their commercial life. The radical sustainability strategy involved upcycling the existing 1976 AMP Centre, retaining 65% of its beams, columns, and slabs, and over 98% of its existing core, resulting in an embodied carbon saving of over 12,000 metric tons in concrete alone.
The design adds approximately 45,000 square-metres of new construction, doubling the floor area and creating a new world-class high-rise office from an outdated, underperforming building with diminishing returns, becoming the most significant adaptive reuse high-rise ever completed. Eschewing the conventions of a traditional, commercial high-rise, the building is arranged as a vertical village formed of community clusters. Five shifting volumes are arranged around central atria that accommodate shared amenities and social spaces, encouraging people to connect and interact over multiple floors, while democratizing views and daylight.
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