International Union of Architects

Prix Versailles 2017

France

Architecture commerciale

Prize

On 12 May 2017, the Prix Versailles announced the winners for the 2017 Edition at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Presentation

On 12 May 2017, the Prix Versailles announced the winners for the 2017 Edition at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The Prize, endorsed for the first time this year by the UIA, included a regional round as well as a final round.  70 Continental winners from thirty-five countries and six continents were present at the ceremony on 12 May.

The international jury panel for the final round of the prize included François de Mazières, Mayor of the city of Versailles, architect Manuelle Gautrand (France), fashion designer Guo Pei (China), Pritzker Architecture Prize winners Toyo Ito (2013) from Japan and Wang Shu (2012) from China, essayist and writer Gilles Lipovetsky (France), chef-restaurateur Guy Savoy (France) and Minja Yang.

The awards ceremony was preceded by a conference at UNESCO on 11 May at which UIA Secretary General Thomas Vonier addressed attendees on the importance of commercial architecture to the vitality of the urban space, highlighting buildings and developments that “exalt ordinary experience.”

 

Results

The jury evaluated entries in four categories:  Shops and Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants.  Each category also included “Special Prizes” for Interior and Exterior, which were awarded to the following: 

 

In the Shops and Stores category

Special Prize Interior – Hangzhou Zhongshuge (Hangzhou, China) by X+Living (China)

Special prize Exterior – Chanel temporary store (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by MVRDV (the Netherlands)

 

In the Shopping Malls category

Special Prize Interior – ARG Shopping Mall (Tehran, Iran) by arsh4d studio (Iran)

Special prize Exterior – Lideta Mercato (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) by Vilalta Arquitectura (Spain)

 

In the Hotels category

Special Prize Interior – Spedition (Thun, Switzerland) by Stylt, Trampoli (Sweden)

Special Prize Exterior – Mar Adentro (San José del Cabo, Mexico) by Miguel Ángel Aragonés (Mexico)

 

In the Restaurants category

Special Prize Interior – Shukufuku Japanese Bento (Melbourne, Australia) by Rptecture Architects (Australia)

Special Prize Exterior – The Dancing Pavilion (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), by Estudio Guto Requena (Brazil)

Winner

The following received the Prix Versailles for 2017:

 

Dior Miami (Miami, Florida, USA) by BarbaritoBancel Architects (France) in the Shops and Stores category 

In the Shopping Malls category

Tokyo Plaza Ginza (Tokyo, Japan) by Nikken Sekkei (Japan) in the Shopping Malls category

Chablé – Yucatan Peninsula (Chocholá, Mexico) by Jorge Borja and Paulina Morán (Mexico) in the Hotels category

Illusion (Doha, Qatar) by the Rockwell Group (USA) in the Restaurants category

 

 

Jury

The international jury panel for the final round of the prize included François de Mazières (France), Mayor of the city of Versailles, architect Manuelle Gautrand (France), fashion designer Guo Pei (China), Pritzker Architecture Prize winners Toyo Ito (2013) from Japan and Wang Shu (2012) from China, essayist and writer Gilles Lipovetsky (France), chef-restaurateur Guy Savoy (France) and Minja Yang (Japan).

 

Agenda
  • 31 Jan 2017
    Registration
  • 31 Jan 2017
    Submission deadline
  • 12 May 2017
    Results
  • 12 May 2017
    Award Ceremony