Place Vendôme Qatar has achieved the highest distinction in the shopping mall category by winning the ‘World Prix Versailles 2023.’, awarded by the World Judges Panel for Prix Versailles 2023, chaired by Elie Saab.

This prestigious award, announced on 21 December 2023, celebrates Place Vendôme Qatar’s outstanding innovativeness, creativity, reflection of local heritage, and ecological efficiency. Announced each year at UNESCO since 2015, the Prix Versailles are a series of architectural competitions that shine a light on the finest contemporary projects worldwide.

The Prix Versailles recognition serves as a powerful testament to Place Vendôme Mall’s exceptional architectural and design brilliance. This global accolade catapults the mall to iconic status and reaffirms its place among the world’s premier retail destinations. Furthermore, it highlights the alignment of Qatar’s architectural endeavours with the principles held in high regard by the United Nations, including innovation, creativity, sustainability, social interactivity, and cultural reflectivity.

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of United Developers, expressed deep appreciation for the recognition. He adds, “This award will further inspire us to reach new heights in our quest for creating spaces that celebrate the unique spirit of Qatar and contribute to its vision as a distinguished global destination.”

Shane Eldstrom, CEO of United Developers, lauded Qatar’s visionary leadership and commended Qatar’s Vision 2030 for setting an inspiring course for progress, sustainability, and innovation. “Our deepest gratitude extends to the dedicated team at United Developers, its visionary owners, and our cherished patrons who have contributed significantly to Place Vendôme Mall’s remarkable success. We anticipate even more exceptional achievements in the future, as we continue to redefine the realms of retail, retail real estate, family entertainment and luxury hospitality on a global scale.”

The architectural brilliance behind Place Vendôme Mall is attributed to the renowned Hubert de Malherbe and Arab Engineering Bureau whose visionary approach has brought this masterpiece to life.


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