The Avenues – Bahrain bags best retail architecture award

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The Avenues – Bahrain, the first commercial and leisure mall of its kind in the kingdom with a unique 1.5-km-long waterfront, has won major recognition at the Arabian and African Property Awards 2018-2019 ceremony held in Dubai.

The Arabian and African Property Award is one of the most prominent real-estate competitions in the region, where many real estate developers battle for top honours in various industry categories.

The final results of the award were announced at a ceremony held recently in Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, covering multiple categories including developers, architects, agents and interior designers, said a statement from Mabanee, the owner of The Avenues – Kuwait.

Mabanee had earlier received the Best Leisure Development Award from the Arab chapter of International Property Awards for phase IV of The Avenues. It has also received the Best Retail Development award in 2011, as well as Platinum and Gold Awards by Arab Chapter of International Property Awards for the same year, along with various other awards locally, regionally and internationally.

According to the company, the project is designed with the same style and concept as The Avenues – Kuwait. It is characterised by a fine architectural design that makes the visitors feel the outside atmosphere under a covered roof which allows the sun light to flow inside eliminating the heat, it stated.

The retail hub is also designed in an innovative leisure style that gives the visitors access to a captivating sea front, said the company.

All the winners were selected for The Arabian and African Property Awards after a stringent evaluation process by a panel of more than 70 experts, which took into consideration design, quality, services, innovation, creativity and commitment to sustainable development.

The international competition was established in 1995 and the first Arabian and African Property Awards ceremony was held in 2006 in the UAE.

On the win, Sorouh Company, an associate of Mabanee, said it was a indeed a moment of pride for The Avenues – Bahrain to win top honours at the Arabian and African Property Awards and that too within a year of its launch.

Strategically located at the heart of the capital city, Manama, within the Bahrain Bay project overlooking King Faisal road, The Avenues – Bahrain has become one of the most prominent shopping and touristic destinations in the country.

The project currently includes Grand Avenue and The Harbour districts, which boasts 130 stores for various international and local brands, including retail brands that are being introduced to Bahrain for the first time, as well as restaurants and cafes with a view on the Gulf of Bahrain.

The project also includes a large family entertainment area that encompasses a family entertainment area, ten movie theatres, public parks and jogging tracks.

The company is currently finalising the designs for Phase Two of the project, which will include expansion plans to complete the western part, in addition to Hilton Garden Inn, with 210 hotel rooms, which will be directly connected to the mall.

This will make The Avenues – Bahrain, an ultimate destination for citizens, tourists and businessmen from the Gulf region and other countries.-TradeArabia News Service.



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