SA’s 2015 Top Awards for Property Developments announced

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SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards were announced yesterday at the Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition in Durban. SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards were announced yesterday at the Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition in Durban.

The prestigious 2015 South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards were announced yesterday at the Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition in Durban.

Ticking all the right boxes, the winners prove that South Africa’s property industry is thriving in the most innovative way possible.
 
The South African built environment is a very loud place at the moment as iconic, aesthetically beautiful, sustainable and, above all, innovative buildings are screaming for attention – and they are being heard.
 
Once again the industry’s ‘Oscars of the property industry’ – the Innovative Excellence Awards – has once again recognised the country’s top buildings in terms of innovation, aesthetic appeal, sustainability, creativity, as well as game-changing architectural concepts.
 
In recognition of the importance of property development to the South African economy and the community which it serves, SAPOA has honoured those property innovators, developers, owners and built environment professionals who, through the quality of their products, have contributed significantly to the enhancement of the industry.
 
The winners of this year’s SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards are prime examples of how South Africa’s property industry is on par with the rest of the world in terms of top design, modern architecture, forward thinking sustainability and contemporary sexiness.
 
“This year’s winners form part of the country’s latest and best concrete cream of the crop,” notes SAPOA Chief Executive Officer Neil Gopal.
 
“Due to a large amount of entries this year, we decided to include a Merit Award category,” highlights SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards Chairman Pieter Engelbrecht of Growthpoint Properties.
 
This year’s winners:
 
Mixed-use Development Winner, Overall Transformation Award Winner and Overall Winner: Newtown Junction
 
Retail Development Winner: Mall of Rosebank
 
Commercial Office Development Winner: 90 Grayston Drive
 
International Development Award Winner: West Hills Mall
 
Refurbishment Winner: BMW (South Africa) Head Office
 
Residential Development Winner: Sandton Skye
 
Other Development Winner: Steyn City Clubhouse
 
Industrial Development Winner: Westcon Offices and Warehouse
 
Overall Heritage Award Winner: Drostdy Hotel
 
Commercial Office Development Award Winner, Overall Green Award: The Department of Environmental Affairs
 
Innovative Development Merit Award Winner: The Watershed – V&A Waterfront
 
Other Development Merit Award Winner: Hatfield Studios
 
Commercial Office Development Merit Award Winner: Alice Lane Phase 2

The judge panel:
 
Pieter Engelbrecht: Growthpoint Properties
Andries Schoeman: AECOM
Anthony Orelowitz: The Paragon Group
Beata Kaleta: DSA Architects
Christian Roberg: Abland
Craig Sutherland: Sutherland Multidisciplinary Engineers
Corné De Leeuw: DelQS Quantity Surveyors and Property Valuers
Hashim Bham: BTKM Quantity Surveyors
Itumeleng Mothibeli: Vukile Property Fund
John Truter: WSP Group Africa Structures
John Williamson: MDS Architecture
Ken Reynolds: Nedbank Limited
Queen Mjwara: STANLIB Direct Property Investment
Rudolf Nieman: JHI Project Management and Sterikleen
Sam Silwamba: Old Mutual South Africa
Sandi Mbutuma: Pentad Quantity Surveyors (Pty) Ltd
Wessel van Dyk: Boogertman + Partners Architects
Zinon Marinakos: DSA Architects International

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South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA)  |  SAPOA Convention and Property Exhibition  |  Neil Gopal  |  Rosebank Mall  |  Newtown Junction  |  V&A Waterfront  |  West Hills Mall  |  SAPOA Excellence in Property Development Awards  |  Steyn City  |  Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)  |  Drostdy Hotel