The new 33-storey Zuellig Building, located at the intersection of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, has been chosen as one of the top 3 buildings in the “Best Office and Business Development” category of the internationally renowned MIPIM Asia Awards.
The Zuellig Building is the first high-rise project in the Philippines awarded with a gold pre-certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Core and Shell) program of the US Green Building Council.
MIPIM, or Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier, is one of the most prestigious and influential global conferences and exhibitions that bring together the most prominent property-related companies and professionals worldwide. Each year, an impressive mix of the most innovative and ambitious real estate projects is recognized for design efficiency and excellence. MIPIM, which has its roots in Cannes, France, initiated in 1990 with a special focus on real estate development in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Zuellig Building, the only entry from the Philippines, is one of 117 projects from 12 countries that were entered in this year’s competition. Thirty projects were selected by a high-profile international jury of 12 industry experts to compete in 11 distinct categories.
The Zuellig Building is up against 50 Connaught Road Central in Hong Kong and Tianjin Global Financial Center in China in the Best Office and Business Development category. Voting results from an official jury and MIPIM Asia delegates will determine the ranking of winners – gold, silver or bronze.
To vote for the Zuellig Building, visit www.mipim.com/en/mipim-asia/programme/mipim-asia-awards-voting/.
This year, for the first time, MIPIM Asia lauched the “Your Choice Award” which gives the public the chance to vote for their favorite real estate development online; voting is open until November 5, 2012. The final ranking of the winners will be announced in an awards ceremony to be held on November 8 in Hong Kong.
The Zuellig Building’s recognition in the MIPIM Asia Awards validates the Makati Commercial Business District as comparable to the world’s best. The Zuellig Building’s chance to win gold will not only bring honor to the developers, but to the Philippines as well.
The MIPIM Asia Awards also includes the following categories: Best Hotel and Tourism Resort, Best Industrial and Logistics Development, Best Refurbished Building, Best Residential Development, Best Shopping Center, Best Futura Project, Best Futura Mega Project, Best German Project and Special Jury Award.