MIPIM Awards 2021 Winners celebrate once again the very best of the real estate industry



Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an internationally-renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world’s property market. It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world, the very best of the real estate industry.

@.mipimawards.com; photos: ©SEBASTIEN d’HALLOY – IMAGE&CO

The unique MIPIM September Edition 2021 has seen the return of the international real estate, investor and political community to Cannes for in-person networking, exhibition space, events and awards. The theme for this hybrid edition was “New World, New Era” and the conference challenged the industry to re-imagine our long-term future, addressing topics such as social inclusion, reducing carbon emissions, the circular economy and sustainable growth.

The September Edition was planned as a shorter, concentrated MIPIM for high level attendees to inaugurate the return to in-person networking in a safe and COVID-secure environment. Arranged over two days, the event was attended by 4,200 delegates from 46 countries around the world.

The investment community plays a crucial role at MIPIM with the annual investors Summit. A total of 400+ investor delegates attended from organisations including Allianz, APG, Ivanhoe Cambridge Europe, P+ and Zurich Insurance Group. Leading brokers attended from CBRE, BNP Paribas, JLL and Colliers alongside high-profile industry leaders from Nexity, Gecina and Fifthwall.


Securing investment into Europe’s recovering regions and cities remained at the top of the agenda, with political leaders attending from cities including Stockholm, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Bucharest and Berlin. Peter Freeman CBE, Chair of Homes England gave his insight on the UK planning environment in relation to ESG investment, while Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome launched the session Italy: Back to Business.

From the UK, Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, made the case for investment into the UK: “We are reclaiming our title as the most attractive investment destination in Europe. We have gone beyond rhetoric on levelling up and you are now seeing investment across the UK, with real estate expected to be one of our strongest sectors.”

Alongside the talks and debates, MIPIM celebrated its annual awards to recognize the most outstanding projects in the global real estate industry.

These are MIPIM Awards 2021 Winners:

Cyprus Internoational University Masterplan in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus; photo @Arup

    Cyprus International University Masterplan in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus;
    Developer: Levent Group; Architect: Arup.
    MontLégia general hospital in Liège, Belgium;
    Developer: Le Groupe santé CHC;
    Architect: ASSAR ARCHITECTS / ARTAU ARCHITECTURES; Other: GREISCH (Structural Engineers), TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING (Building services);
    Club Med La Rosière in La Rosière, France
    Developer: Club Med; Architect: Plexus; Other: JMV Jean-Marc Villot (Interior Designer).
    P4 – Pole Paris Pantin Pré-Saint-Gervais in Paris, France;
    Developer: Sogaris; Architect: Syvil.
    Elektrownia Powiśle in Warsaw, Poland;
    Developer: White Star Real Estate;
    Investor: Tristan Capital Partners and White Star Real Estate; Architect: APA Wojciechowski, Belotto Design and VSF-Creative.
    22 Bishopsgate in London, United Kingdom;
    Developer: AXA IM Alts & Lipton Rogers Developments;
    Architect: PLP Architecture; Other: Multiplex (Main Contractor).
    7 Madrid in Paris, France
    Developer: Gecina; Architect: Dubuisson Architecture Other: Oasiis.

    @BaseCamp Lyngby in Kogens Lyngby, Denmark

    BaseCamp Lyngby in Kogens Lyngby, Denmark
    Developer: BaseCamp Student;
    Architect: Lars Gitz Architects, Kragh & Berglund (Landscape Designer); Other: Studio Aisslinger (Interior Designer).
    Adana Town Center in Adana, Turkey;
    Developer: Esas Gayrimenkel; Architect: JERDE.
    Changi Airport Connector in Singapore, Singapore
    Developer: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Architect: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

    @Svart Hotel in Moloy Comune, Norway; photo © Miris

    Svart Hotel in Moloy Comune, Norway;
    Developer: Miris AS;
    Architect: Ivaylo Lefterov (SVART Development Director), Jan Mathisen Gunner (CEO), Space Copenhagen (Interior Designer), Snohetta (phase 1 Concept Design Architects).
    Bermondsey Masterplan in London, United Kingdom
    Developer: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland; Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
    Other: Arup (Landscape Architect), Cottrell and Vermeulen (School Architect), AKT II
    (Structural Engineer), WSP (Structural Engineer), TTP (Sustainability Consultant), Hilson
    Moran (MEP), Arup Infrastructure (MEP), WSP (Transport Consultant), Gerald Eve (Planning Consultant), Plomp (Visualiser).
    Gare Maritime in Brussels, Belgium
    Developer: Extensa Group NV
    Architect: Neutelings Riedijk Architecten (Rotterdam, NL), Bureau Bouwtechniek (Brussels, BE)
    Other: Engineering offices Ney & Partners (Brussels, BE), Boydens engineering (Brussels, BE), Vibrations Engineering & Acoustics Consulting – Venac (Brussels, BE), Fire Protection Consultants – FPC (Antwerp, BE) I General contractor MBG (Antwerp, BE).

    2021 MIPIM Awards finalists photo collage @mipimawards.com

The proptech community was out in force for the finals of the Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition. New innovators Tower 360, Equisafe, Urbanetic, spaceOS were celebrated as the four category winners in the competition, which was delivered in partnership with MetaProp and Union Investment.

With MIPIM September Edition concluded, the industry can look forward to the return of MIPIM on 15-18 March 2022, which will include the full, week-long programme of talks, exhibition, events and networking.

Ronan Vaspart, director of MIPIM, said: “We are happy to be back in Cannes with our real estate friends and colleagues this September. The industry has been unanimous in telling us that it wants to return to safe and secure in-person networking as quickly as possible. It has taken us longer than we first anticipated to get back here, but we have proven that large scale business events are possible again. We can now look confidently to the return of MIPIM in its normal slot in Cannes in March 2022.”

2021 MIPIM Awards finalists photo collage @mipimawards.com