Masdar Headquarters Wins 2010 Arabian Property Award

September 2010

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Masdar Headquarters is the winner of a 2010 Arabian Property Award for Architecture, given by the International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television. The award will be presented at a gala dinner at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Oct. 26.

Now under construction in the United Arab Emirates, Masdar Headquarters will be the world's first large-scale positive-energy building, generating more energy than it consumes. Masdar HQ will be centerpiece of Masdar City, a highly sustainable, carbon-neutral development just outside Abu Dhabi.

Much of the judging was carried out by the International Property Awards' panel of judges at the London offices of Bloomberg Television, but entries were also outsourced to leading experts in various fields throughout the world. This year's judges included Luke McKend, industry head property markets of Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI; Thijs Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); Fiona Nixon, chairman of the Australia Institute of Architects, Hendrik Nelde, president of FIABCI Belgium; Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine; and Sven Johns, CEO of the German Real Estate Association.

Later this year, top-scoring winners from the Arabian Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe and Africa, the UK, the Americas and Asia Pacific to determine the World's Best in each category. The winners will be announced and exhibited in London in November.