WOW wins Portugal’s Real Estate Awards 2021
WOW Porto, a new cultural district with museums, shops, restaurants, bars and a School of Wines is the winner of this year’s Portugal Real Estate Awards 2021.
The project which won in the category of Multi-Amenities was unanimously voted the ‘Best Development of the Year 2021’ by the jury.
The gala event and dinner took place on Thursday evening at the Vila Galé Sintra Resort Hotel Conference & Spa with 184 invited guests from the Portuguese property sector.
The jury comprised Paulo Silva, Head of Country at Savills, Hugo Santos Ferreira, President of the APPII, Carlos Minheiro Aires, Beadle of the Association of Engineers, architect Mário Sua Kay and Alberto Henriques, Associate Director/Investment Savills Portugal who selected the winner of the ‘Best Development 2021’ which also went to WOW.
The Trade category went to the expansion project for NorteShopping, Porto Office Park took home the trophy in the Offices category while in the category for Housing that went to Edifício Náutico. The award for the best Tourism development went to the Palmares Ocean Living & Golf Country Club.
Ivens Arts took two awards with the Rehabilitation Award and the Sotheby’s International Realty Award attributed by the luxury real estate brand.
For this edition the jury decided to hand out two honorary mentions in the categories Multiple Amenities and Tourism which went to the developments Casa dos 24 and Pena DÁgua Boutique Hotel and Villas respectively.
The event was sponsored by Savills, as the main sponsor, Santander, the Official Bank and Victoria Seguros, the Official Insurer.
Other sponsors were Aura Real Estate, Experts, Era Portugal, Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty, LG Portugal, Hansgrohe, AEG and Avila Spaces among others.
The night was particularly poignant and moving because of the tributes and standing ovation paid to the founder of Magazine Imobiliário, Joaquim Pereira de Almeida who passed away suddenly this year with moving speeches given by his widow Anabela Loureiro who takes the helm at the magazine and online property news site, and Carla Celestino, editor of the Magazine Imobilário.