Valley City project, being developed by Qatar’s SAK Holding Group has won a major award at the MIPIM Future Project Award Ceremony in Cannes, France.
The project was chosen as the best project in the “Regeneration & Msterplanning” category, which is one of the most important international architectural awards recognized regionally and globally, said a statement.
The event was organized by "Architectural Review ", a renowned engineering magazine.
Qatar Olympic Committee project, the "Doha City Tennis Stadium", topped the "Sport & Stadiums" category at the awards.
Valley City project received a special mention from the judges, who considered the project as a "consolidated architectural milestone" and said the designs are highly creative showcasing elegant engineering and architectural details that respond to the growing population’s basic and future needs, the statement said.
Valley City, designed by MZ Architects – Lebanon, will be built on an area of 3 million sq m. It is expected to provide an integrated residential and business environment. The concept of the project is to build a city near one of the stadiums where the sporting events of the World Cup 2022 will be held, said the statement.
The project will include thousands of residential units comprising apartments and Villas of various sizes; a resort attached to a four-star hotel built over an area of 12,000 sq m; a 250,000 sq m central park; a 40,000 sq m mall; a 20,000 sq m market; a Cultural Village built over 20,000 sq m; and commercial offices and recreation area.
SAK Holding Group chairman Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani dedicated the international award to HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Heir Apparent.
Elaborating on the master concept design of the project, Engineer Marwan Zaghib said: “The Valley City comprises three major areas dedicated to sports, entertainment and culture. Each area includes a chain of neighborhoods with specially designed houses, VIP villas, luxury apartments and offices featuring a hotel, resort and entertainment, sports and cultural facilities, in addition, to restaurants and commercial shops.