Doha Festival City has won the prestigious honour of “Best Future Project” at the Global RLI Awards 2012 Gala dinner which was held at the Natural History Museum in London last Thursday.
The “Future Project” category rewards those future projects where construction is not yet complete. A prestigious panel of highly-respected industry leaders from around the globe have judged architectural excellence, innovation in materials, equipment, new techniques, etc., and the new impact that each development will have upon the local community.
The three other finalists in the same category along with Doha Festival City were Marina Mall – Doha, Copenhagen Designer Outlets – Denmark, and National Heart Centre – Singapore.
Representing “Bawabat Al-Shamal Real Estate Company WLL” (BASREC), the owner and developer of Doha Festival City, Kareem Shamma, CEO of BASREC said: “We are delighted that Doha Festival City has been awarded the “Best Future Project 2012” – our development will offer a diverse mix of entertainment, hospitality and auto showrooms along with a world class tenant mix of over 500 shopping and dining outlets, including the first Ikea store in Qatar – all interconnected under one roof and covering a total of 260,000+ sqm of Gross Leasable Area (GLA) making it the largest and most diversified offering in Qatar”.
Greg Douglas, Development Director of Doha Festival City added: “With this award, the Festival City brand adds a new milestone to its development standards and quality. Doha Festival City construction is making significant progress and our first phase is on target to open early 2013. Doha Festival City promises the residents of Qatar and the region a unique and world class experience”.
The Global RLI Awards 2012 celebrates the success of retail and leisure developments and operators across the world and recognise the success and creativity of the industry’s most impressive developments, leading retailers, leisure operators and affiliated business partners, through concepts, initiatives and design excellence.
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