Klépierre, the European pure play leader in shopping centers with more than 100 malls in 16 countries, has received two MAPIC Awards at the 22nd MAPIC Awards ceremony, which took place during a gala dinner at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Klépierre’s Hoog Catharijne extension was named “Best Urban Retail Project” while the Group’s Prado mall, to open next year in Marseille, garnered “Best Futura Shopping Center.”
Created in 1996, the MAPIC Awards reward excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry, recognizing the finest retailers and retail real estate projects. Winners are selected by an independent international jury of retail real estate professionals, which, this year, was presided by Primark Property Director, Tom Meager.
“It is a source of great pride for Klépierre to have the most prominent professionals of our industry pay tribute to two of our flagship projects this year. Hoog Catharijne embodies our vision of how malls must evolve and get more modern by mixing an unprecedented offer of retail, high street restaurants, offices hosting international headquarters and two hotels. Prado, which is fully integrated in the urban scheme, was designed with the idea of creating a social place marked by a spirit of openness, dynamism and benevolence, in an innovative and iconic architecture,” declared Jean-Marc Jestin, Chairman of the Klépierre Management Board. “I would personally like to express my thanks to the MAPIC Awards jury for this distinction, which is an honor for the whole Klépierre Group. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff members and partners involved in the winning and finalist projects.”
Source : Company