Massimo Dutti store wins Prix Versailles promoted by UNESCO
The Prix Versailles is a prestigious international prize presented by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects that covers interior and exterior design of commercial projects in six major regions, in four categories: retail stores, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants.
The manifesto of the prize is to promote better interaction between the commercial and cultural worlds. The two concepts are normally seen as contrary to each other, but in reality they are connected by the desire to improve quality of life, requiring creativity and beauty. Few projects achieve this and this award recognizes these efforts.
The flagship Massimo Dutti store in Mexico City was awarded a “Special Prize” for its exterior design in the retail store category for the North America region.
For the award’s third year, the panel of judges comprised: François de Mazières (Chairman), Manuelle Gautrand, Guo Pei, Toyō Itō (Pritzker 2013), Gilles Lipovetsky, Guy Savoy, Wang Shu (Pritzker 2012) and Minja Yang.
There are a total of 70 winners from around the world, divided by category, interior/exterior design, and region (Africa and West Asia—Central and South America and the Caribbean—North America—Central and North-East Asia—South Asia and the Pacific—Europe).
The winners from each region will compete for the Global Prize, were announced on May 12 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.View the Project