MUROUJ wins Sil­ver in the MENA CSC Shop­ping Cen­tre and Re­tailer Awards

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -


The In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil of Shop­ping Cen­ters (ICSC) has an­nounced the win­ners of the 2016 Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) Shop­ping Cen­tre and Re­tailer Awards, rec­og­niz­ing the re­gion’s most in­no­va­tive shop­ping cen­ters for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in re­tail, re­tail store de­sign, de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, and mar­ket­ing. ICSC has named MUROUJ, Kuwait as a Sil­ver Award win­ner in the de­vel­op­ment and de­sign cat­e­gory.

Murouj is a Pre­mium Leisure and En­ter­tain­ment Des­ti­na­tion in Kuwait de­vel­oped by Al-Jazeera Real Es­tate De­vel­op­ment Co. and de­signed by R204DESIGN, Los Angeles / ex­e­cuted by Lab 100, Kuwait, as an ex­clu­sive mixed-use de­vel­op­ment with unique food & bev­er­age of­fer­ings, high-end brands, health, fit­ness and re­cre­ation out­lets. De­signed as an out­door re­tail and en­ter­tain­ment venue part of the Sa­hara Golf & Eques­trian Club, Murouj de­fies all con­ven­tional norms of shy­ing away from the ex­te­rior en­vi­ron­ment and harsh cli­matic con­di­tions of Kuwait, by nestling it within a serene gar­den set­ting and cre­at­ing a “com­fort­able place” for peo­ple to meet, dine, chat and en­joy the land­scape.

“We are very ex­cited that the ICSC / MECSC Jury has rec­og­nized Murouj as a unique project and se­lected it as a 2016 Award win­ner for De­sign and De­vel­op­ment Ex­cel­lence in the MENA re­gion. The de­vel­op­ment team de­serves sig­nif­i­cant credit for up­hold­ing the orig­i­nal vi­sion and en­sur­ing suc­cess­ful ex­e­cu­tion of the project” - Sid­hartha Sabikhi AIA, Founder & Di­rec­tor of In­ter­na­tional Projects for R204DESIGN.

R204DESIGN is a global plan­ning and ar­chi­tec­ture firm with of­fices in Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Dubai. The firm has re­cently formed a strate­gic al­liance to es­tab­lish pres­ence in Kuwait by ap­point­ing Waleed Shaalan as its Di­rec­tor of Projects for MENA re­gion to serve the needs of the mar­ket pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive plan­ning & ar­chi­tec­ture ser­vices and de­liv­er­ing qual­ity projects in the GCC re­gion.

The 2016 ICSC Mid­dle East and North Africa Shop­ping Cen­tre and Re­tailer Awards com­pe­ti­tion was open to shop­ping cen­ter own­ers, de­vel­op­ers, man­age­ment com­pa­nies, ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers, and re­tail­ers. ICSC an­nounced the win­ners at an awards cer­e­mony dur­ing ICSC REC on Mid­dle East and North Africa in Dubai. All 2016 Gold award re­cip­i­ents re­ceive au­to­matic en­try into the 2017 ICSC VIVA Awards, the in­ter­na­tional pro­gram that hon­ors the re­tail real es­tate in­dus­try’s most cut­ting-edge prop­er­ties, in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions, and creative re­sponses to mar­ket trends. ICSC will an­nounce the vic­tors of the VIVA Awards dur­ing RE­Con 2017 in Las Ve­gas.

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