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MIPIM Awards Winners 2013

Each year, the prestigious MIPIM Awards recognizes excellence and innovation in the international real estate sector.After a record number of submissions (over 175 projects from 46 countries!), 36 finalists were selected by the jury to compete in an onsite vote during MIPIM. The 23rd MIPIM Awards took place on March 14th where the final results were announced at a ceremony held in the main auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

Panamá Bank Tower / Herreros Arquitectos

  • Architects: Herreros Arquitectos
  • Location: Costa del Este, Panama
  • Project Architects: Herreros Arquitectos + Mallol y Mallol
  • Project Managers: Jens Richter (HA), Ignacio Mallol (M&M)
  • Project Team: Gonzalo Rivas Zinno, Carmen Antón, Joanna Socha (HA), Ruben Taboada (M&M)
  • Sustainability: CENER
  • Facade Consultant: Gruppo Entesa
  • Client: Banco de Panamá
  • Area: 35395.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Equipetrol Houses / Sommet & Asociados

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
  • Architects: Sommet & Asociados
  • Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Architect In Charge: Sommet & Asociados
  • Design Team: . Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking, Erika Peinado Vaca Díez
  • Area: 640.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking © Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking © Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking © Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

Giveaway Winner: Signed copy of ‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide’

Last week, thanks to the courtesy of Populous we gave you the chance to win a signed copy of: ‘‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide". To participate, we asked you to answer the following question:

Why Architects Must Lead on Sustainable Design

This article, which originally appeared on GreenBiz, is by Lance Hosey, the chief sustainability officer of the global design leader RTKL

Sustainability leader Hunter Lovins once called the building industry "dynamically conservative — it works hard to stay in the same place."

But old habits cannot fully address new challenges. According to 350.org, fossil fuel corporations currently have in their reserves five times the amount of carbon that, if burned too quickly, may raise atmospheric temperatures to a catastrophic level where Hurricane Sandy-scale storms could become the norm. Quicker, deeper progress is imperative.

Architecture is an essential arena for sustainable innovation. Buildings represent about half the annual energy and emissions in the U.S. and three-quarters of its electricity. With the built environment growing — the U.S. building stock increases by about 3 billion square feet every year — architects have a historic opportunity to transform its impact for the better.

Keep reading to find out the 6 Steps architects can take to transform the profession, after the break...

Villa Lokaator / Kavakava Architects

  • Architects: Kavakava Architects
  • Location: Paldiski, Estonia
  • Architect In Charge: Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner
  • Structural Engineer: Maari Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm EEB
  • Area: 197.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Paul Riddle, Martin Siplane, Courtesy of Kavakava Architects

© Martin Siplane © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle

House Lev / Metarquitectura

  • Architects: Metarquitectura
  • Location: Puebla, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Arq. Ezequiel Aguilar Martínez, Arq. Sergio Álvarez
  • Area: 890.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Patrick López Jaime

© Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime

Fox House / PIQUE Architecture

© Nicole Werner
© Nicole Werner

© Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt

Roprachtice House / PRODESI

  • Architects: PRODESI
  • Location: Roprachtice, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Vaclav Zahradnicek, Radim Oblouk
  • Contractor: DOMESI
  • Construction: Wooden
  • Area: 138.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jindřich Jelínek, Lina Nemeth

© Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth

University of Toronto Instructional Centre / Perkins + Will

© James Brittain
© James Brittain
  • Architects: Perkins + Will
  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Principal: Andrew Frontini
  • Architectural Team: Alan Mortsch, Alice Wong, Larry Silva, Claudia Bader,
  • Interior Design: Diana Shams
  • Area: 150000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: James Brittain, Ben Rahn/A-Frame

© James Brittain © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Day Care Village Competition Entry / PRAUD

Providing services to 80 residents with developmental intellectual disabilities, the Day Care Village proposal by PRAUD sits on a site on the north-west side of Beer Sheba. The city provides facilities and community services to 700 people with developmental intellectual disabilities of various levels, and the project is part of their aim to support and assist those in need. Hence, the project must not only address the demand of day care center but also suggest a typology for day care center so that it can influence future development of service facilities in Beer Sheba. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Keyaki / SNARK + OUVI

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects: SNARK + OUVI
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan.
  • Architect In Charge: Sunao Koase, Yu Yamada, Shin Yokoo
  • Structural Engineer: Shin Yokoo
  • General Constructors: Yasumatsu Takken
  • Area: 10313.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa

New classrooms for the School of Economics at Murcia University / Ecoproyecta + Ad-hoc msl

  • Architects: Ecoproyecta, Ad-hoc msl
  • Location: Murcia Spain
  • Arquitectos A Cargo: Pablo Carbonell Alonso, J.A. Sánchez Morales, M. Mesa del Castillo Clavel, Ricardo Crespi, Juli Novau Mañogil, Luis Miguel Guzmán Sánchez, Laura Ortín, Jiménez, Blanca de Juan Bayan
  • Acoustic Engineering: Bioingeniería
  • Structural Engineering: David Boixader
  • Construction: Guifersol
  • Client: Universidad de Murcia
  • Area: 472.0 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Gabriel López

© Gabriel López © Gabriel López © Gabriel López © Gabriel López

ArchDaily partners with Google for Google Nose BETA

We know a good idea when we see it. That's why as soon as we heard about Google Nose we decided to call our friends at Google and work something between both of us. Google has the power to bring you the scent of food, animals, and all sort of things. But what about buildings? That's were we come in.

AD Interviews: Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

During the 2012 World Architecture Festival, we had the opportunity to interview Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre, the directors of the UK firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects who received the World Building of the Year Award for their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay.