Broadway Malyan on AJ100 ‘International Practice of the Year’ shortlist / by rachel

Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has been shortlisted in the ‘International Practice of the Year’ category in the AJ100 2013 awards, staged by leading architecture title The Architects’ Journal. The winner is set to be announced at the awards ceremony on 8th May in London, UK. With Broadway Malyan celebrating its 55th birthday this month, the shortlisting is recognition for how the practice has grown since being established as a small architecture practice, with its first office opening in Weybridge, UK, in 1958.

The practice grew throughout the 1960s and 1970s but it was in the 1980s that it began to rapidly expand with new offices in the UK and then its first international bases opening in Lisbon (Portugal) and Madrid (Spain) in 1996 and 2000 respectively.

Today, the practice has a network of offices across world centres and most recently continued its successful international growth strategy by becoming one of the first international practices to open a permanent base in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The move created a 16-strong global office network, enhancing the practice’s global reach and ability to partner clients across mature and emerging markets, with the practice active in 41 countries in 2012.

The new office reinforced the ability of its 500 design experts, unrivalled in diversity, to serve clients across all types of markets and sectors in the delivery of world-class and fully-integrated cities, places and buildings.

It also reflected the practice’s commitment to be close to clients and long-term client partnering, as well as its distinctive client focus, with 85% of income from repeat business in 2012, and enabling it to deliver a ‘return on design’ for clients.

In 2012 Broadway Malyan broke into new markets with its first projects in Indonesia (Cilandak Bisnis Square in Jakarta), Vietnam (World Trade Center in Danang) and Qatar (Seef Lusail). It also secured new project wins in countries including China (a major global R&D centre) and the UK (Macmillian Publishers’ new 140,000 sq ft campus in London).

The year saw the firm deliver masterplans for new cities in Abu Dhabi (680 hectare waterfront community of up to 55,000 inhabitants on Yas Island) and Brazil (Convida Suape – a new city in North Eastern Brazil involving the transformation of a 470 hectare area to accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants).

Meanwhile, it completed designs for high-profile schemes which broke ground, such as in The Philippines (Trump Tower Manila), it saw schemes launched at MIPIM (Seyrantepe – featuring two 46-storey high towers in Turkey) and the start of the build out of its masterplans such as in Canada (East Village Calgary).

It celebrated progress on its key projects in the UK (including The Tower – Europe’s tallest residential tower in Central London), as well as the completion of high-profile schemes (The Taj Crowne Plaza London – St James and Oxygen House).

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