The Cluster Complex by Melbourne-based designers Denton Corker Marshall has won the Tall Buildings category at the 2011 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards, which recognise unbuilt or incomplete projects.
Held in Cannes, France, the awards are part of MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier), an international property market expected to attract over 20,000 delegates.
Denton Corker Marshall describes the Cluster Complex scheme as a “striking vertical street” for Dubai’s Business Bay district. The complex will consist of a 75-level office in four stacks, apartment blocks and a hotel alongside substantial landscaping to integrate the building program, public spaces, common areas and circulation patterns to relieve the harsh Dubai climate.
“Dubai’s creative professionals characteristically blur their social and working lives. The Cluster Complex is designed to provide a home and satisfy living and working needs at any time of the day or night – an environment as complex and diverse as any city,” said Peter Williams, director of Denton Corker Marshall.
The judges, chaired by Architectural Review editorial director Paul Finch, agree: “The complex as a whole embraces the idea of a mixed use neighbourhood into which this tall building seamlessly plugs.”
Director Stephen Quinlan from Denton Corker Marshall’s London office will accept the award at a dinner on 9 March 2011 during the annual 4-day MIPIM in Cannes.