UŠĆE Tower Two and BEO Shopping centre win two CIJ Serbia Awards each

Two developments designed by Chapman Taylor for our client MPC Properties in Belgrade have won two awards each at the 2020 CIJ Serbia Awards.

UŠĆE Tower Two was named “Best Office Development” and “Best Leading Green Building Development”, while BEO Shopping Centre won in the “Best Retail Development” and “Best New Tenant” (Peek & Cloppenburg) categories.

UŠĆE Tower Two

UŠĆE Tower Two provides 23,000m2 of Class A office space in a key position within the city, located close to the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The development is set within a landscaped park and is easily accessed by car, bicycle or public transport. The tower is designed to complement the existing UŠĆE Tower, dating from the late 1960s, and offers high-quality office accommodation for innovative businesses in a sustainability-led, landmark development.

The double-height foyer delivers a striking entrance experience, with naturally lit lift lobbies and external balconies on each office floor offering beautiful views over the city centre to the east and the Danube and Sava rivers. A landscaped roof terrace creates a stunning F&B destination for office users and for special events.

UŠĆE Tower Two

The scheme is targeting BREEAM Excellent certification for sustainability and a number of strategies have been developed to achieve an energy-efficient and sustainable design focusing on the wellbeing of the building’s occupants. Measures are used to reduce solar gains, individual ventilation and heating control and metering of up to four tenanted zones per floor, a façade-integrated natural ventilation system throughout the office levels and the maximum use of daylight.

The project was won in an architectural competition in 2015. Chapman Taylor's Prague studio worked closely with Buro Happold and the local engineering teams to develop a tightly integrated architectural and engineering concept on behalf of our client MPC Properties.

BEO Shopping Centre

The 43,000m² GLA BEO Shopping Centre 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. Its 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.

BEO Shopping Centre

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

Congratulations to MPC Properties on these well-deserved award wins and also to Confluence Property Management, operators of UŠĆE Tower Two, on winning “Best Property Management Company” at the awards.

UŠĆE Tower 2 photography by Milos Nesic (Instagram: @milosnesicstudio)

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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