Kotelna Park Phase II and BEO Shopping Centre win at the 2020-21 European Property Awards

Two Chapman Taylor-designed projects, the Kotelna Park office development in Prague and BEO Shopping Centre in Belgrade, have won awards at the 2020-21 European Property Awards.

BEO Shopping Centre won 5-Star Awards for “Best Retail Architecture (Serbia) and “Best Retail Interior (Serbia)”, while Phase II of the Kotelna Park office development won a 5-Star Award for “Best Office Development (Czech Republic)”.

The projects will now be finalists in the overall European Property Awards in the same categories.

Kotelna Park Phase II was also named an “Award Winner” in the “Office Architecture (Czech Republic)” category, as was the Oaks Prague residential project in the “Architecture - Multiple Residence (Czech Republic)” category. BEO Shopping Centre and USCE Tower Two were named “Award Winners” in the “Retail Development (Serbia)” and “Commercial High Rise Architecture (Serbia)” categories, respectively.

Kotelna Park

Kotelna Park is a 10,000m2 NLA office development by Red Group which provides flexible Class A workspaces with large and flexible floorplates and excellent views across Prague.

The project delivers an extensively glazed building offering six office floors served by two undercroft levels of car parking – the latter featuring green roofs which create a terraced podium for the offices above. The lower ground floor hosts a spacious reception area and café/bistro for the building’s occupants and visitors.

The new office building is located on a steeply sloping site – a former industrial area along Radlicka Street in Prague 5, which is rapidly becoming one of the city’s most important business corridors. The building offers a rear, south-facing garden that the building’s occupants can use for recreation.

Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio was the Architect for the project, proving full services from feasibility through to completion.

BEO Shopping Centre

BEO shopping centre, the concept for which was created by Chapman Taylor, opened to the public in Belgrade in July 2020. The 43,000m² GLA development offers over 150 well-known regional and international brands as well as a hypermarket, a multiplex cinema and a large selection of restaurants and cafés, all served by a 1,200-space underground car park.

The innovative architectural concept for the three-floor centre is characterised by greenery, open and airy spaces and abundant natural light. The development’s location, at the corner of Vojislav Ilić and Mis Irbijeve streets, allows BEO shopping centre to cater for a number of large residential areas including Konjarnik, Dušanovac and Šumica. The site was formerly used by a mechanical engineering factory.

Oaks Prague

Chapman Taylor’s Düsseldorf studio created the Concept and Scheme Designs for the project on behalf of developers MPC Properties and Atterbury Europe, while our Madrid studio created key elements of the interior design.

Congratulations to our clients, Red Group, Arendon Development Company (Oaks), MPC Properties and Atterbury Europe, as well as everyone else involved in bringing these excellent schemes to fruition!

USCE Tower Two

Jon Hale (BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB ČKA)

Group Board Director, Prague

Jon heads up Chapman Taylor's business in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, leading on the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997 and joined the Group Board in 2020. His knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership have helped our Prague studio become one of the leading architects of commercial buildings in the region. The Prague team is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to clients in the CEE region with an emphasis on sustainability and commercial success.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Office / Residential

Andrew Mackay (Architect BArch (Hons) BPD)

Prokurist, Düsseldorf

Andrew leads our Düsseldorf studio's Concept Design team and has been responsible for some of the studio’s key projects in recent years, particularly in the mixed-use, masterplanning and retail sectors.

He joined Chapman Taylor in 2007 and became Prokurist in 2018. Prior to working at Chapman Taylor, Andrew worked for practices in Australia (where he received his architectural degree), New Zealand, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.

His wide-ranging design experience gained from working on different building types in different cultures and environments serves to strengthen the studio's vision and output.

Areas of expertise:

Design / Mixed-use / Masterplanning / Retail / Office

Andrew ist seit 2007 bei Chapman Taylor tätig, seit 2018 ist er Prokurist im Düsseldorfer Büro. Als Leiter des Entwurfsteams hat er in den vergangenen Jahren eine Vielzahl wegweisender Projekte realisiert und betreut aktuell eine große Bandbreite unterschiedlichster Bauvorhaben.

Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Chapman Taylor arbeitete Andrew für Unternehmen in Australien - wo er seinen Abschluss in Architektur machte-, in Neuseeland, Großbritannien, den Niederlanden und Deutschland.

Seine weitreichenden Erfahrungen in allen Stufen der Gestaltung und Umsetzung verschiedener Gebäudetypen in verschiedenen Kulturen und Umgebungen stärken und bereichern das Düsseldorfer Büro.

Schwerpunkte:

Entwurf/ Mixed-Use/ Masterplanung/ Einzelhandel/ Büro

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