Bahrain Bay nominated for award
Manama, September 26, 2011
Bahrain Bay, the $2.5 billion waterfront property developmental project, has been nominated in ‘The Master Planning Award’ category at the Cityscape Global Awards, to take place tomorrow (September 27) in Dubai.
The Cityscape awards are the region’s leading real estate and property accolades, and recognise outstanding contributions to the field of construction and architecture.
The Master Planning Award is a special prize dedicated to intelligent urban planning, which seeks to reward developments which demonstrate industry best practice and sets new standards in the region.
Bahrain Bay is the only nominee from the GCC in the category, with other nominations hailing from other countries including China and India.
“This nomination is a testament to our philosophy of creating a contemporary urban environment inspired by Bahrain’s rich heritage,” said Bahrain Bay CEO Bob Vincent.
“Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) expertly translated our unique vision into reality, and we are now progressing well towards our goal of transforming the north shore of the capital of Bahrain into a modern, intelligent, sustainable community,” he said.
Deputy CEO, Abdulla Al Doseri said: “We are honoured that our ongoing progress continues to be recognised with international awards, as we are also currently the holder of the Arabian Commercial Property Award for ‘Best Mixed Use Development, Arabia’ in association with Bloomberg; we were nominated in the top five mixed-use developments worldwide; and we are also the recipient of the Business Initiative Directions International Arch of Europe.
“This new nomination is a welcome addition to our journey to becoming the region’s leading waterfront development,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service