The month of October proved to be a busy one for the European Chapters' Presidents, who flew to Budapest for a two-day trip that included business meetings, professional visits and - the cherry on top of the cake -, the XX Hungarian Real Estate Development Award Gala.
While October 29th was reserved for meetings, the day that followed was dedicated to a comprehensive professional program that involved study tours to World Prix d'Excellence winners. These include a urban development project in the district of Ferencváros (gold winner 1998 and 2006), a retail, office and residential buildings complex - Corvin Promenade - in the heart of Budapest (gold winner 2011), and the Nokia Skypark Office Building (silver winner 2018).
Perhaps the most important highlight of the two-day trip to Budapest was the 20th anniversary of the FIABCI-Hungary Real Estate Development Award Gala, gathering more than 170 participants, including 50 attendees from 17 countries. The Hungarian property industry’s finest descended to the Hotel Marriot in Budapest on October 30th to take part in the ceremony of FIABCI’s most coveted prize, organized by the Hungarian Chapter and its Principal Member, the Hungarian Real Estate Association (MAISZ). The local Chapter's awards boast one of the most impressive records of winning projects at the international level ― with 21 Gold and 28 Silver FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence awards, and is therefore the most recognized property market in Europe.
At the end, FIABCI-Hungary President Mr. László Gönczi received a token of appreciation for the hard work towards the organization of the latest events and for the continuing efforts to showcase outstanding real estate projects.
Below is the full list of winners:
1st place | Educational Category | Environmental Category | Special Award of the Hungary Green Building Council
National University of Public Service
for Ludovika Campus, Budapest
2nd place | Industrial Category
SWIETELSKY Magyarország Kft. and STRABAG-MML Kft.
for ELI-ALPS Laser Research Centre, Szeged
3rd place | Office Category
Graphisoft Park Ingatlanfejlesztő Kft.
for Graphisoft Park, ‘N’ Building, Budapest
Cultural Category | Special Award of the Hungarian Real Estate Association
Forum Hungaricum Nonprofit Kft.
for Culture Factory Project, Ózd
Urban Development Category
Municipality of Sopron
for the Castle District Conservation and Renewal Project, Sopron
Hotel Category | Special Award of Lakásvásár Media Group
Fort-Bau Therm Kft.
for Castellum Hotel Hollókő****
ZDA - Zoboki Építésziroda Kft.
for Horse Tram Terminal Cultural and Event Centre, Budapest
for Palatinus Thermal Bath – Heritage restoration, Budapest
Special Award of the National Federation of Hungarian Building Contractors
SWIETELSKY Magyarország Kft.
for the ‘Budapest Metro Line 4, 1st Phase – Related investments – Region of Kelenföld
Station, Western Exit, Implementation of a modified hub at the access section of M1 and
M7 highways (K2G2), Budapest’ Project
Special Award of the Association of Hungarian Hotels and Restaurants
for Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel, Budapest
Special Award of the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning
Municipality of the 12th District of Budapest
for Normafa Park Programme, Normafa Park, 12th District of Budapest, Hegyvidék
Special Award of irodakereso.info
for Hyundai Research and Development Centre, Budapest
Special Award of the Chamber of Architects of Budapest
HAP Tervezőiroda Kft.
for the ‘Primary school with 24 classrooms, Music school, Nursery with 6 activity rooms,
Sports and event centre, Szigetszentmiklós’ Project
Best project based on applicant’s votes; shared 1st place
Ludovika Campus, Budapest and Lower Castle Füzér