Retail Design & Development Awards

What are the Retail Design & Development Awards?

Exceptional shopping centre design deserves recognition. This is the aim of the RDDAs – to identify and award outstanding design and economic success of shopping centres within the South African property industry.

Entry Categories

There are five entry categories to choose from. A winner will be selected from each category.

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New Centres

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Renovation or expansion of existing centres


Store Design /
Restaurant Design

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International Shopping Centres

Submission Requirements

Find Out What It Takes To Be A Winner


Create Account


Submit Payment


Submit The Online Entry


Submit CD / DVD of high resolution
images and drawings

Judging Process

Exceptional design should be rewarded. The RDDAs are awarded annually for beautiful and functional design, and economic success of projects within the South African property industry.

New shopping centres can be entered, as well as existing centres that have undergone renovation and/or expansion. There is also a separate category for International entries.

2016 RDDA Winners

Category A

Centre Name:
Mall of Africa

Category B

Centre Name:
Dainfern Square

Category C

Centre Name:
Riverside Shopping Centre

Category D
Joint Winners

Store Design – Over 1000m2

Shop Name:
Checkers Hyper –
Mall of Africa

Store Design  – Under 1000m2

Shop Name:
This Way Out


Shop Name:
tashas – Nelson Mandela Square

Category E

International Shopping Centres

Centre Name:
Achimota Retail Centre

Spectrum Awards Winner

Centre Name:
Mall of Africa