CANNES, France, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikken Sekkei Limited, one of the world's largest architectural design firms based in Japan, today celebrates the showcase of its major client, Kvartstroy, during MIPIM in Cannes. Nikken Sekkei works closely with Kvartstroy as chief consultant and planner for its projects in CIS since 2006. Among them include the first project in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and then the Park European Residential Complex in Volgograd, followed by the recent large-scale development of the Novinki Community Development Project in Nigny Novgorod. "We value our partnership and the high level of professionalism of Kvartstroy Group and we look forward to support this project in the coming stages," said Mr. Nakamura Mitsuo, the Chairman of Nikken Sekkei group.
Park European Residential Complex is an integrated development project located at the border of Soviet Kirov district of Volgograd. The project includes residential area, business-class infrastructures as well as a unique European park complex. Construction phase kicked off in 2011 and is expected to complete by 2018. Upon completion, the area will provide a total of 130,000 sq.m. of living area, 70,000 sq.m. of commercial area, 10,000 sq.m. of retail space and 2,690 parking spaces.
Novinki Community Development Project is the largest project of complex development of the territory in the Volga region of Russia, a satellite town just 2.5 km from Nizhny Novgorod (The Volga region Federal district of Russia). By completion in 2018, it will become part of the city. It is considered an international-standard project that implements the actual concept of Smart City, combining technological solutions, friendliness in relation to environment and comfort of accommodation.
"Nikken Sekkei has been chief consultant and planner for a number of new developments in Russia, such as Metropoliya Development in Moscow, Novy Bereg in St Petrsburg, Kransoyarsk, and was shortlisted for the prestigious design competition for Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept in 2012. This has been a major encouragement for Nikken Sekkei to further expand its work in the area," said Fadi JABRI, Partner and General Manager overseeing CIS, MENA and INDIA projects from the regional office located in Dubai, UAE.
"Last year, Nikken Sekkei led a 'Smart City' initiative originated from Japan to explore possibilities to implement Smart City concept in Russia. Memorandum has been entered with Kvartstroy and other prominent Russian developers and Novinki is one of candidate projects."
About Nikken Sekkei Limited
One of the world's largest architectural design firms with over 2,500 professional staff, Nikken Sekkei and its eight Group companies offer comprehensive design, engineering, management, consulting and R&D services. Established in 1900, the company's portfolio consists of over 20,000 projects in 40 countries. Its activities cover a wide spectrum of sustainable public and private endeavors including: new city design, high-density/mixed-use transit-oriented developments, super-high rise buildings, business parks, offices and facilities for commercial, cultural, educational and healthcare use. Nikken Sekkei is headquartered in Tokyo and maintains branch offices in China, Korea, Vietnam and the UAE. The regional branch in UAE oversees the activities in CIS, MENA and India.
Headquartered in Moscow, is one of the leading developers and operators of residential and commercial real estate in Russia and Kazakhstan. It has been realizing complex development projects in the Russian and Kazakh markets since 2001. Presently, KVARTSTROY GROUP's development portfolio consists of 130 projects located in Russia and Kazakhstan, with a total area under development in excess of 2 million sq.m. The Group specializes in the phased development of large-scale mixed-use residential projects, with a particular focus on affordable housing, which endure severe lack of supply and ongoing stable demand in Russia.
The Group provides the whole range of real estate development and management activities, including project design, construction, project implementation and professional property management. Its shareholders include Russia Development Fund (RDF), a private equity real estate fund managed by Investment Management Group (IMG).
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