MEGA Silk Way won the European «Your BREEAM Award 2020»
The winners of the international competition have been announced the day before in London, where the official BREEAM Awards 2020 ceremony was held.
MEGA Silk Way shopping mall (in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) was well received and won the largest number of votes as a result of open voting, which was held online throughout the world. Experts made also specific mention of MEGA Silk Way in the «Rest of the World» category and it also received a high appraisal by the jury.
MEGA Silk Way was one of 48 certified buildings from the United Kingdom, France, Holland, USA, Poland, China and other countries that participated.
Natalia Naumova, BREEAM in-Use auditor: «Representing one's country on the global stage in the BREEAM Awards 2020 competition confirms the building and its management policy corresponds to the high standards. But most importantly, it is an opportunity to share valuable expertise and best practices in order to give exposure to Kazakhstan that has been actively involved in the global market of ecological building for the past several years in a row».
Seitzhan Esmagambetov, Head of the MEGA shopping mall network: «We were tasked with creating a comfortable social space with the positive internal environment for the leisure of the population in the shopping mall which would be available at any time of the year, taking into account the severely continental climate of the city of Nur Sultan with its torrid summers and cold snowy winters. And the other key issue was to ensure the energy performance of the building, which meets the highest requirements of ecological building. And today we would like to express a special gratitude to our loyal visitors and guests of MEGA Silk Way that come from different parts of Kazakhstan and from across the world, to the tenants, to project directors and to those who voted in the „Your BREEAM Awards 2020“ — we want to say thank you for your choice!».
It is worth reminding that in June 2019, MEGA Silk Way shopping mall received the international certificate of ecological building BREEAM In-Use: Part 2-Building Management with an 'Excellent' rating of 75.4%. To date, this is the only building in Kazakhstan with a rating of such level. During the certification process, the shopping mall building was evaluated according to 70 criteria, including: energy performance, transport accessibility, on-site facilities for visitors, treatment of wastewater from surrounding parking lots, the comfort of the building's internal environment and operational policy.
Press service of MEGA Silk Way shopping mall