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What are the SACSC 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.

The RDDAs are awarded annually to entrants that display a seamless integration of design excellence with innovation and environmental consciousness.

We look for:

Excellent design resolution.
The achievement of a clear overall development goal.
A positive response to the market and surroundings.
The use of innovative design and construction solutions.
The adoption of environmental techniques.

Why was the RDDA established?

To recognise, encourage and maintain standards. The RDDAs recognise and reward industry leaders in the design and development of retail centres. This encourages designers, architects and developers in the industry to strive consistently for high standards, as well as raising the bar for design and development. This results in an industry that is constantly innovating, creating and challenging itself – a mark of world leaders in retail design and development.

We are excited to award this year’s RDDAs to shopping centres that display all of these outstanding qualities and more. If you think that your project is worthy of recognition, then enter now to stand a chance to win this prestigious award.