CW Awards 2017: Commercial Project of the Year revealed

ConstructionWeekOnline reveals the winner of its Commercial Project of the Year Award, which was presented at the Construction Week Awards 2017 in Dubai

Find out which nomination scooped Commercial Project of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.
Find out which nomination scooped Commercial Project of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.

Nominated by Al Futtaim Carillion, Dubai’s One Central, Phase 2 was named Commercial Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The project incorporates a diverse selection of sustainable features, including systems designed to reduce carbon emissions, minimise water usage, and encourage and facilitate recycling activities.

In the words of one judge: “The efforts that the project team has put into this development are simply amazing.”

Upon receiving the trophy, Gurjit Singh, senior vice president of real estate at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), said: “It is a brilliant experience to win this award. We are very honoured that the judges chose One Central, Phase 2 from [a field of] esteemed projects.”

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Edmund Mahabir, managing director and chief executive officer of Al Futtaim Carillion, added: “I think it’s [an] amazing project in Downtown Dubai. The client has put a significant amount of effort into the project’s design, and into its sustainability [elements]. From all sides, [this is more than] just a building.”

Motiongate Dubai, which was nominated by Aurecon, was named this year’s Highly Commended Commercial Project.

Other shortlisted nominations included Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s New Visitor’s Centre and Plaza, nominated by DeSimone Structural Engineers; Opus by Omniyat, nominated by Kone Middle East; Porsche Centre Muscat and Salam Square & Gallery, both nominated by Hoehler & alSalmy; and Mirkaaz Mall, nominated by U+A.

An independent panel of judges, comprising eight of the Middle East’s foremost construction experts, selected winners in 14 categories at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The event was supported by Gold Sponsors ALEC, HPBS, HBF, EB, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), and Union National Bank (UNB); Silver Sponsors Arabtec, Depa, Future Metro, and WME Consultants; Category Sponsors Construction Computer Software (CCS), DeSimone Structural Engineers, JLG, Kone, Multiplex, and Ramboll; Social Media Partner, WSP; and Post-Event Celebration Sponsor, BAM International.

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