United Lisbon International School picks up SIL award
The United Lisbon International School was one of 10 winners at this year’s SIL Portugal Real Estate Awards which took place on Thursday in Lisbon at the Portugal International Property Fair.
The international school, part of a wider Educational Hub project for Lisbon’s modern eastern district on the boundary with Parque das Nações (former Expo 98 site), was conceived by entrepreneurs Chitra and Roman Stern (Elegant Group/Martinhal) and won in the Commerce and Services category.
“It’s a great honour to be receiving these awards for all our teams’ hard work over these years to make these projects a reality! We are proud to have achieved these accolades especially as we have been through the toughest 18 months on various fronts because of the pandemic,” said Chitra Stern. The Sterns also won in the Sustainable and Energy Efficient category with the new AGEAS Headquarters.
“The new HQ for Ageas not only looks fantastic and is a new landmark in the Lisbon skyline but it is also being awarded for its sustainability credentials including energy efficiency.
The rehabilitation of the United Lisbon International School has special meaning to us as entrepreneurs as we repurposed a defunct building whose purpose had been for education, into a modern building for education. What is also great is that this international school was much needed for Lisbon. We are looking forward now to making the rehabilitating the rest of the Education Hub. Education addresses solving many of the global problems we have and we can only do this by being “United”, added the entrepreneur who is pictured with her husband Roman on the far left of the group photo of winners.
Other winners were: the Avencas Ocean View Residences, a premium residential condominium located on the Cascais train line, in front of beach Praia das Avencas, on the outskirts of Lisbon.
The project, from Mexto represents an investment of €13 million. It bagged the Best Real Estate Development in the Housing Category.
Porto Office Park (Broadway Malyan) won in the category of Best Commerce, Services and Logistics Development while World of Wine (WoW) won in the Best Urban Rehabilitation Public Spaces category.
The annual SIL Real Estate Awards which began in 2010, reward the best real estate developments and projects in Portugal.
The winners per category:
Sustainable and Energy Efficient Construction – AGEAS Headquarters (Elegant Group/Martinhal).
Tourism – Clubhouse Resort Palmares Ocean & Golf (Kronos Investment Group).
Best Urban Rehabilitation:
Housing – Unique Chiado (Libertas Group);
Tourism – Total Palace Porto (NN Arquitectura e Planeamento),
Public Spaces – World of Wine (Broadway Malyan)
Offices – Castro Group HQ
Honorary Mention – Quinta do Paço do Lumiar (RAR Imobiliária)