No. 189 . 14 April 2004 
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B.C. Campus Composite

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In the realm of mixed-use developments, certain mixes of use have become commonplace: office and retail; housing and schools; cultural and entertainment facilities. But a new complex for Surrey, British Columbia, Canada has drawn attention by combining an unlikely pair: a regional shopping mall and a campus for a major university.

The 1.7 million-square-foot (158,000-square-meter) Central City project has drawn further attention by receiving the Special Jury Prize at this year's MIPIM (Marché International des Professionels de l'Immobilier, or International Property Market) Awards. Canadian firm Bing Thom Architects was honored at a celebration in Cannes, France, with what is considered the "Oscar" of the property industry.

Projects from around the world were evaluated by the criteria of infrastructures and facilities access, site integration, originality of the concept, technical and architectural qualities, and integration of services.   >>>

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