Integrated development Chengdu IFS has won the overall 2016 VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Design and Development Award, presented in Las Vegas by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Honouring shopping centre design, the VIVA Awards bring together the gold winners from regional competitions to compete for the international title. Chengdu IFS previously won the Gold Award for New Design and Development at the ICSC Asia Pacific Awards last year.
Wharf China Estates GM (operations) Christina Hau accepted the award along with architectural/graphics consultancy Benoy director Ferdinand Cheung, who led the design for Chengdu IFS. It was the third global win for Benoy at the awards, following Hysan Place, Hong Kong in 2014 and Parc 66, Jinan in 2013.
Chengdu IFS was conceived as a “city within a city”, the 760,000 sqm development being a one-stop destination uniting retail, dining, business, leisure, entertainment, culture and art. Its 210,000 sqm flagship retail podium is flanked by two Grade-A office towers, a five-star hotel and high-end residential properties in the centre of the city.