This year’s MAPIC Awards hosted over two hundred nominated attendees and honoured winners in twelve categories—including the People’s Choice Award—for their excellence, innovation, and creativity in the retail real estate sector. A special prize, decided by public vote, was also awarded to a start-up that took part in the pitch sessions.
This year’s MAPIC places sustainability front and centre, with the theme People, Planet, Profit: Navigating retail towards a more “human” world—a focus reflected in multiple facets throughout the soirée. Details pertaining to the event’s sustainability included the reuse and regifting of the flowers used for the event to retirement homes for the elderly, replanting all of the plants used for the ceremony—and the use of recycled furniture across the event. Meanwhile, an artist created works of art using sand and depicting the theme of ‘the environment’ during the evening.
Two awards for obtained by projects in the CEE region:
Manifesto is a next-generation food market hall brand, at the intersection of food & beverage, real estate, technology, and culture. New generation brand creating food, drink and cultural experiences, in tech-enabled hubs for chefs. Founded in 2018 in the heart of Europe. It creates, designs and operates food hubs with ghost kitchens admired as stylish places that provide a variety of gastronomic experiences -in-market and online- for people who want to enjoy cool, exciting vibes, culture and high-quality customer experience. Uniquely – one of the first fully cashless places in Europe, to create and utilize digital technology products and data to provide an enhanced customer and tenant experience. Manifesto is the brainchild and first hospitality project founded by landscape architect and entrepreneur Martin Barry. It is transforming parking lots, brownfields and new developments with buzzing and vibrant concepts which present opportunities for chefs and become meeting hubs for residents.
Echo Investment spotted the potential in the devastated and abandoned area of the former Warsaw Breweries. In this place, you could feel the city’s vibrant heart – it just needed to be woken up again. The great awakening and the most significant revitalisation in the capital began three years after acquiring the plot in 2017. As complicated as it is beautiful, the neighbourhood’s past inspired the architects and designers responsible for this concept of revitalising the city, located between Grzybowska, Wronia, Chłodna, and Krochmalna Streets.
The deep respect towards the past dictated that this place should be named Warsaw Breweries. The work on the project lasted seven years. Not surprisingly, its functionality and design have been well thought out. Warsaw’s Wola district has gained a beautiful, open, and friendly place for everyone. The quarter has been filled with residential buildings, office buildings, city squares, and new streets. Even during industrial prosperity, it was a city area carefully guarded by janitors and unavailable to non-employees. The revitalised buildings of the former brewery – the historic Malthouse, the Laboratory, Villa Schiele, and the 170-year-old cellars of Leżakownia – remind us of the former glory of this place.
The Grand Opening of Warsaw Breweries was held in the spring of 2021. The renovated historic Malt House became home of NINE’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, and newly renovated Cellars welcomed Food Hall Browary as their host, with 12 different culinary and bar venues. Browar Warszawski chose a side wing of this building for its headquarters, brewing its first vats of craft beer in July of 2021. In this way, the story of Haberbusch & Schiele Brewery has come full circle – or maybe a full barrel.
In July of 2022, the list of tenants of Warsaw Breweries has been finalised and completed. The last place on this list to offer its space for users was a top-notch Warsaw aesthetic medicine clinic – THE CLINIC – which occupies all floors of the meticulously renovated Laboratory building. Warsaw Breweries have become a tourist and Varsovian favourite alike.
Full list of winners at MAPIC 2022 – here