Maldives Floating City Has Been Nominated for an Oscar

Maldives Floating City Has Been Nominated for an Oscar

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Maldives Floating City has been shortlisted for the award which is often dubbed as the 'Oscars for Global Developments,' the MIPIM Award.

This project was one of 161 others all over the world in the category of 'Best Futura Mega Project.' The winning project will be announced today so keep a lookout on the official MIPIM social media!

Maldives Floating City is an innovative housing project being developed in a lagoon 15 minutes boat ride from Male’. Using the latest in floating technology from the Netherlands, the floating city will comprise 5,000 housing units, tethered to the lagoon floor and linked together to create a safe and comfortable environment.

The other three finalists in MIPIM Award ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ category are La Mercedes Barcelona, the project to convert a former Mercedes car factory in Barcelona, Spain into a mixed-use eco-district; a new Siemens Healthineers campus in Bangalore, India; and an academy for Alibaba in Hangzhou, China.

Commenting on reaching the MIPIM Award finals, Maldives Floating City director Ibrahim Riyaz said, "The MIPIM Awards are the world's most prestigious prize for global developments. That the Maldives Floating City has reached the finals is a huge vote of confidence in our project, and underlines how cutting-edge our technology is. We are delighted and honored to be selected for the finals of this award.”