International Union of Architects

Prix Versailles 2018

France

Commercial Architecture

Commercial Realisations

70 winning teams were recognized at the ceremony for the 2018 edition of the Prix Versailles, which took place at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris on 15 May 2018. 12 received World Titles in the four main categories of the prize: Shops & Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants. 

The Prize recognizes exceptional architecture for commercial edifices and 2018 marks the third international edition of the prize, which has been endorsed by the International Union of Architects and UNESCO. 

Presentation

The Prix Versailles recognizes exceptional architecture for commercial edifices and 2018 marks the third international edition of the prize, which has been endorsed by the International Union of Architects and UNESCO. 

Candidates in the pre-selection phase entered into the following six regions: Africa and West Asia; Central America, South America and the Caribbean; North America; Central Asia and the Northeast; South Asia and the Pacific; Europe. Six different juries attributed prizes in four categories: Shops and Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants. The Prix represents a unique effort to recognize the contribution of commercial architecture to society and the winners in all six categories as well as of the special Interior and Exterior prizes were announced on the occasion of a ceremony held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on 15 May 2018.

The entries were required to be composed of works completed between 1 February 2017 and 31 January 2018 with a minimum surface area of 100 m2.

Each continental jury member paid attention to exterior or interior structures, with a special focus on projects whose architects have undertaken a sustainable approach to commercial architecture, or which exhibit exemplary and inspirational architectural value.  Continental and special prizes for interiors and exteriors will also be awarded.

The World Judges Panel of nine jury members was chaired by François de Mazières, Mayor of Versailles, France. The Judges Panel selected the final prize as well as Interior and Exterior prizes in each category.  The UIA representative was Chinese architect Wang Shu and UIA President Thomas Vonier also participated on the jury.

 

 

 

 

Winner

Shops & Stores category

Apple Orchard Road

Singapore, Singapore

Foster + Partners London, United Kingdom

 

Special prize for an Interior 2018

Dolce Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo

Venice, Italy

Carbondale Paris, France

 

Special prize for an Exterior 2018

Porcelanosa Chile

Santiago, Chile

Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto Santiago, Chile

 

 

 

Shopping Malls category

Watermark WestQuay

Southampton, United Kingdom

acme / Hammerson London, United Kingdom / London, United Kingdom

  

Special prize for an Interior 2018

Lane 189

Shanghai, China

UNStudio / CITIC Amsterdam, Netherlands / Beijing, China

 

Special prize for an Exterior 2018

McArthurGlen Provence

Miramas, France

 

Marseille Architecture Partenaires Marseille, France

 

Hotels category

Amanyangyun

Shanghai, China

Kerry Hill Architects Singapore, Singapore

 

Special prize for an Interior 2018

Bisate Lodge

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

 

Nicholas Plewman Architects / Artichoke Design Johannesburg, South Africa / Capetown, South Africa

 

Special prize for an Exterior 2018

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Félicité, Seychelles

Studio RHE

London, United Kingdom

 

 

Restaurants category

Ixi’im

Chocholá, Mexico

Central de Proyectos SCP / Paulina Morán

Merida, Mexico / Cancún, Mexico

 

Special prize for an Interior 2018

Nobu Downtown

New York, NY, USA

Rockwell Group New York, NY, USA

 

Special prize for an Exterior 2018

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Palatupana, Sri Lanka

Nomadic Resorts

Flic en Flac, Mauritius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury

FRANÇOIS DE MAZIÈRES Mayor of Versailles (France) - Chairman of the Prix Versailles 2018 World Jury 

MANUELLE GAUTRAND Architect (France) 

GUO PEI
 Fashion designer (China) 

MA YANSONG Architect (China) 

GUY SAVOY Chef (France) 

THOMAS VONIER President of the International Union of Architects (USA) 

WANG SHU Architect (China) 

MINJA YANG Former Deputy Director
 of the World Heritage Centre (Japan) 

Agenda
  • 15 Nov 2017
    Launching
  • 31 Jan 2018
    Submission deadline
  • 15 May 2018
    Award Ceremony