Prix Versailles Celebrates 24 Projects for Their Outstanding Commercial Architecture in Africa, West Asia and Europe


Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners image © Nigel Young; Enigma / RCR Arquitectes - Pau Llimona image © cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona; Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio image © Deed Studio. Image

Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners image © Nigel Young; Enigma / RCR Arquitectes – Pau Llimona image © cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona; Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio image © Deed Studio. Image

On April, the continental ceremony of the Prix Versailles 2018 took place in the International Center of Conférences d’Alger with the announcement of the selected projects in shops, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants for the “Africa and West Asia” and “Europe” regions.

The 24 new projects are now incorporated into the list of 46 continental winners -from Central America, the South and the Caribbean; North America; Central Asia and the Northeast; and South Asia and the Pacific regions- resulting in 70 projects that will compete in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Final at the UNESCO Headquarters.

See the selected projects after the break.

Continental Winners Africa and West Asia

Categoy: Shops & Stores

Shops & Stores – Prix Versailles Africa and West Asia 2018
Rayzan House of Culture Shop – Tehran, Iran
Sarvestan Architecture – Tehran, Iran

Shops & Stores – Special prize Interior
Exclusive Books Ballito Junction – Ballito, South Africa
Dakota Design – Johannesburgo, South Africa

Shops & Stores – Special prize Exterior
Apple Dubai Mall – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Foster + Partners – London, United Kingdom


Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young

Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young

Category: Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls – Prix Versailles Africa and West Asia 2018
Mall of Egypt – Cairo, Egypt
Tarek Beshir Architects – Cairo, Egypt

Shopping Malls – Special prize Interior
Two Rivers Mall – Nairobi, Kenya
Boogertman + Partners – Sandton, South Africa

Shopping Malls – Special prize Exterior
Bamland – Tehran, Iran
Contextlogic Architecture Studio – Tehran, Iran

Category: Restaurants

Restaurants – Prix Versailles Africa and West Asia 2018
The Silo Hotel – The Willaston Bar & The Granary Café – Capetown, South Africa
Heatherwick Studio / The Royal Portfolio – London, United Kingdom / Capetown, South Africa

Restaurants – Special prize Interior
Masti – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Compass Project Management – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Restaurants – Special prize Exterior
Concrete Restaurant – Lavasan, Iran
Boozhgan Studio – Tehran, Iran


Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio. Image © Deed Studio

Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio. Image © Deed Studio

Category: Hotels

Hotels – Prix Versailles Africa and West Asia 2018
The Bvlgari Resort Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Citterio-Viel & Partners Interiors – Milan, Italy

Hotels – Special prize Interior
Bisate Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Nicholas Plewman Architects / Artichoke Design – Johannesburgo, South Africa / Capetown, South Africa

Hotels – Special prize Exterior
Six Senses Zil Pasyon – Félicité, Seychelles
Studio RHE – London, United Kingdom

Continental Winners Europe

Category: Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls – Prix Versailles Europe 2018
Watermark WestQuay – Southampton, United Kingdom
ACME – London, United Kingdom


Watermark WestQuay / ACME. Image Cortesía de ACME

Watermark WestQuay / ACME. Image Cortesía de ACME

Shopping Malls – Special prize Interior
Adigeo – Verona, Italy
L35 Arquitectos – Barcelona, Spain

Shopping Malls – Special prize Exterior
McArthurGlen Provence – Miramas, France
Marseille Architecture Partenaires – Marseille, France

Categoy: Shops & Stores

Shops & Stores – Prix Versailles Europe 2018
Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme – Paris, France
Peter Marino Architect – New York, NY, USA

Shops & Stores – Special prize Interior
Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo – Venice, Italy
Carbondale – Paris, France

Shops & Stores – Special prize Exterior
Nike Flagship store – Moscow, Russia
Nike Design Team – Hilversum, Netherlands

Category: Hotels

Hotels – Prix Versailles Europe 2018
Hôtel de Crillon – Paris, France
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts – Hong Kong, China

Hotels – Special prize Interior
Almanac Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Jaime Beriestain – Barcelona, Spain

Hotels – Special prize Exterior
Casa Cook Kos – Marmari, Greece
Mastrominas ARChitecture – Athens, Greece


Casa Cook Kos Hotel / Mastrominas ARChitecture. Image © George Fakaros

Casa Cook Kos Hotel / Mastrominas ARChitecture. Image © George Fakaros

Category: Restaurants

Restaurants – Prix Versailles Europe 2018
La Dame de Pic London – London, United Kingdom
4BI & Associés – Paris, France

Restaurants – Special prize Interior
Enigma – Barcelona, Spain
RCR Arquitectes / Pau Llimona – Olot, Spain / Olot, Spain


Enigma / RCR Arquitectes - Pau Llimona. Image Cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona

Enigma / RCR Arquitectes – Pau Llimona. Image Cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona

Restaurants – Special prize Exterior
Visitors Pavilion – Duivenvoorde – Voorschoten, Netherlands
70F architecture – Almere, Netherlands


Hof van Duivenvoorde / 70F architecture. Image © Luuk Kramer

Hof van Duivenvoorde / 70F architecture. Image © Luuk Kramer

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