Three awards later, the new Johannesburg Council Chamber is living up to its potential of not just a building but an iconic work of art!
Last year the Council Chamber was awarded the 5 Star Green Award, which recognises excellence in South Africa for environmental leadership and this was just the beginning of the awards. This was a unique award in the area of public service and education developments.
Joburg Property Company has also been awarded the Public Services Development Award by the Africa & Arabia Property Awards, which are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions and will be honoured at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards at The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on the 7th September for this project. They will compete against the best property professionals across the Asia Pacific region to be recognised in the Public Services Development category.
The International Property Awards, in its 26th year, are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe and celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.
The Africa & Arabia Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The judging panel is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, The Earl of Liverpool, and Lord Thurso, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.
There were 14 entries in total for Africa and Arabia for the Public Service award and this was split over 10 countries/emirates and the Johannesburg Council Chamber made it to the top!
The JPC has been further honoured when it was shortlisted in the Other Developments category for the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards because of the very nature of the building and its purpose and it was no surprise that at the SAPOA Convention, Exhibition and Awards Ceremony held on the 22 June in Cape Town, they received the prestigious award in this category. Up against some strong competition including the Destiny Conference Centre (Kempton Park), the Isivivana Centre (Cape Town), Menlyn Learning Hub (Pretoria) and The Waterfall Public Transport Facility (Midrand-Johannesburg).