"Samasta Lifestyle Village" chosen among Best 5 shopping Malls

Located no more than 100 metres from Jimbaran Bay, Samasta Lifestyle Village is the next-level mall offering sleepy and calm vibes of Jimbaran. With hundreds of trees sitting on the 3.3 hectares plot, Samasta has a unique concept with open air and tropical vibes. Whether you are in the mood for fusion, Asian or Western, you can have it all here. Catering of about 15 restaurants to choose form, Samasta is trying to set itself apart as a foodie haven. You also have rooftop bars with a lovely view of the bay and enough cafes brewing a rich variety of premium Indonesian single origin coffees. In case you need to buy souvenirs, you can squeeze a little time to swing by the biggest souvenir shopping spot in Bali, Oleh Oleh Krisna. Their little shop in Samasta is so much nicer and less stressful. If you are into culture and entertainment, regular Balinese Dances are performed every weekend, while live acoustic performance is every Friday and Salsa Dances is every Saturday night. Samasta Lifestyle/F&B/Retail & Entertainment Village was designed by Cadiz International.

Al Hamra to unveil first phase of AED390 million Manar Mall expansion.

Once fully completed the Gross Leasable Area (GLA) will increase from just over 300,000sqft to nearly 600,000sqft, over two levels, and will add another 80 retail destinations to increase the total number of retail outlets to 164 providing a wide range of international and local retailers for residents and visitors alike.

2017 FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards

A Grand Awards Presentation Ceremony of FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards held in Andorra La Vella on 25th May 2017. With Summarecon Mall Bekasi, which was "Master Planned and designed by Cadiz International" winning the Gold in Retail Category.

Summarecon Mal Bekasi wins the Gold in Retail Category.

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Summarecon Wins Prestigious FIABCI Award 2017

Summarecon just won a world class prestigous award in the FIABCI World d'Excellence Award 2017 Annual Property Awards. 'World Gold Winner' for 'Retail Category' and 'World Silver Winner' for 'Public Infrastructure/Amenities Category'.

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Isfahan City Center Construction Update 2017

Isfahan city center is a mixed-use complex , offering a modern shopping mall ,an International 5-star hotel with all the facilities of a 7-star hotel, Cinema complex , Amusement park , Nation's restaurants , commercial complex , International Financial Exchange center , Office tower , International Exhibition center and Hotel apartment. It constitutes the largest shopping mall in Iran and the fifth largest in the world This Project will be accomplished on a 465.000 sqm land including a modern shopping mall ,an International 5-star hotel , Hotel apartment , Cinema complex , Amusement park , Nation's restaurants , commercial complex , International Financial Exchanges center , Official tower and exhibition center. It is on the crossing Road of Vahid Dastgerdi Highway & Isfahan ring road and in the compass of beautiful Soffeh mountain and the south plain of Isfahan. Other considerable characteristics of the project location are as the following: - Coextensive with approved city development design (comprehensive & comparative plans of Isfahan)

  • Being in the proximity of the populated new towns of Sepahan Shahr & Baharestan
  • 15-minute distance from Isfahan international airport via the ring ways of the city
  • 300-meter distance from the trans-Iranian Railway station.
  • 400-meter distance from the Isfahan subway station.
  • 700-meter distance from Isfahan customs
  • Easy access from different areas and zones of the city and towns which are around Isfahan through the ring roads and without the need of passing the traffic of downtown.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Officially Opened

We are pleased to share with you our recent celebration onour Client’s project opening “Samasta Lifestyle Village and MövenpickResort & Spa” Jimbaran, Bali last 12 January, 2017. CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged as the Concept Master Planner and Concept Hotel & Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with the collaboration of Hadiprana - Architect of Record and Interior Designer, PT Atelier Enam Struktur - Structural, PT Makesthi Enggal Engineering – MEP, Salad Dressing - Landscape Architect, and Mövenpick Hotel - Hotel Operator & Consultant.

“BurJuman I” (North Wing)

We are pleased to share with you the recent re-opening of “BurJuman I” (North Wing),Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Originally designed by CADIZ, BurJuman I (North Wing) opened in 1991, and late 2016 re-opened its doors for the redevelopment and expansion of the “New Burjuman I (North Wing) ”. It features the addition of a hypermarket,a 14-screen cinemas multiplex, a themed indoor children’s fun & entertainment center, a larger food court offer of over 2 dozen outlets and a new restaurant precinct for casual dining options, and reinforcing BurJuman’s commitment to enhance its mall’s overall appeal of exciting new fashion brands.
For this major redevelopment programme, CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was re-engaged in late 2013 as Retail and Concept Design Architect Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited as the Architect of Record.

Deira Fish Market

We are pleased to share with you the on-going construction of “Deira Fish Market” Deira, Dubai. The new development will be divided into four markets; fish, meat & poultry, fruits & vegetables and a traditional bazaar. There will also be restaurants overlooking the sea and a fish auction space. CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged as the Concept Master Planner and Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Development) and with the collaboration with Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited as the Architect of Record.

One Galaxy Mixed-Use Development

We are pleased to share with you an update on the ongoing construction of “One Galaxy Mixed-Use Development”, Surabaya, Indonesia. The ground breaking ceremony was held in June 2015 followed with the pre-selling of the condo units of the “Elitz” tower . CADIZ Middle East Design FZE was engaged for the Mall 3 + Hotel + Office + 2 Residential Condos as the Concept Master Planner and Retail Architect (Concept Design, Schematic Design & Design Development) and with the collaboration of Perentjana Djaja as the Architect of Record. Galaxy Mall 3 completes the One Galaxy Mixed-Use Superblock. Galaxy Mall 1 & 2 by CADIZ was designed in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

SAMASTA: Opening the Lifestyle Village

Summarecon is presenting its latest creation on the island of Gods, by developing the new concept of Lifestyle Village in Jimbaran region of south Bali. Along with the Opening Celebration of Samasta Lifestyle Village on Sept 28th 2016, this new project of Summarecon's property development was officially open for public at 3pm. The ceremonial event was initialized by signing the inscription by Chairman of Summarecon Group, Mr Soetjipto Nagaria. Site visit and celebration dinner also became part of the opening event.

FIABCI - Summarecon Mal Serpong

FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) 2016 Retail Design, Silver Winner, Summarecon Mal Serpong, Tangerang, Indonesia, by KSO Summarecon Serpong, Indonesia

ILLUSTRADO : Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf : Architect Medardo Cadiz - Architect Par Excellence


A lover of architecture since childhood, Medardo Cadiz is the founder and CEO of Cadiz International Architects – an award-winning design firm with over 100 employees stationed in headquarters in Dubai, Seattle, and Manila, and a running portfolio of projects and master community developments spread across 16 countries including the Bur Juman Centre, award winning Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall and Old Town District in Ras Al Khaimah, Lakeside Residence in Jumeirah Lakes, among others.

Of the firm’s success, Medardo exclaims, “With imagination, purpose and courage, we connect well with people we serve and work with, especially the clients and the end-users of the places we create. It brings us great pride and joy to see our creations well-used, visited and successful. To that end, the best rewards come from the community acknowledging our work. But best of all, we most feel fulfilled and rewarded when we are able to establish a long-term relationship with our clients, enabling us to create many more projects with them as business partners rather than just a one-time vendor architect.”

Through competing with other international design firms, Medardo has learned that that clients appreciate and respect good work based on one’s ability, and not nationality. He takes great pride in Cadiz International’s pool of talents, who continue to impress and nurture the loyalty of clients with their outstanding design and service. Medardo adds, “By virtue of representing the creative nature of Filipinos through our company, we feel proud that in our own small way, we help uplift the reputation of the Filipino professionals in the UAE.”

BLUPRINT : Two Cadiz Projects featured in the Special Issue on 35 Unbuilt Designs


BluPrint Magazine's "35 Unbuilt Designs" issue featured two projects from Cadiz International. These include "Jebel Jais Mountain Hotel" on the Jebel Jais Resort (The Sanctuary) at Ras Al Khaimah, and "The Silhouette" on a proposed corporate office tower at Dubai, UAE. Originally published in BluPrint Magazine: Special Issue Vol.3, 2015.

ZAWYA NEWS : Manar Mall expansion to energise RAK retail sector


• Property developer reveals that interest now exceeds new leasable area
• Work on the 30,000 square metre expansion project already under way
• Leading retail operator Alshaya affirms commitment to mall and region

Ras Al-Khaimah - Senior business leaders representing some of the world's biggest global retailers have expressed excitement at the business opportunities that will be created through the redevelopment of Manar Mall, after construction work began earlier this year on the AED230 million expansion project.

The new development includes a spectacular waterfront retail promenade overlooking local mangroves and a brand new entertainment centre.

Work on the 30,000 square metre expansion project commenced on 16 April 2015, and Barry Ebrahimy, Head of Commercial at Al Hamra Real Estate Development , said the expansion of Manar Mall continued to generate huge interest from tenants looking to take advantage of new space. Demand for existing retail space was also high, he said.

"Despite the fact that we had already received expressions of interest for the majority of the new leasable when the project was announced, we have continued to receive large volumes of enquiries. Some of those enquiries include major global fashion brands and discussions are ongoing. We are also pleased with how are plans are coming together in terms of ensuring space left by tenants moving to the promenade is filled," he said.

Leading international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co., which currently operates 8 brands in Manar Mall - H&M, Next, Milano, Dorothy Perkins, Mothercare, Claire's, MAC and Pinkberry - has underlined its ongoing commitment to the Mall.

"Alshaya will be opening its pharmacy brand Boots in the Mall later this year, and is looking at further food brands in the future," said a company spokesperson.

Alshaya operates over 2,800 stores across diverse customer sectors, including fashion and footwear, health and beauty, food, optics, pharmacy, home furnishings, and leisure and entertainment. Alshaya's portfolio includes some of the world's most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, and Victoria's Secret.

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas also said about the expansion:

"Our aim at Novo Cinemas is to provide the ultimate cinema experience and part of that means securing prominent locations for our entertainment centres. As the most popular shopping and leisure destination in the northern emirates Manar Mall fits the bill, and as populations continue to grow, its expansion has the potential to create opportunities and increase footfall, creating synergies between the retail and entertainment industries."

Meanwhile, mother of two, Patricia McInnes shared her thoughts on the expansion project, which she said made perfect sense given the current retail landscape in RAK:

"In Ras Al Khaimah there are a lot of smaller malls right next to each other. Even though some are half empty, more malls keep springing up. I can't see the logic. Expanding Manar Mall and having everything in one place makes much more sense and the new stores are very exciting. I'm sure my kids will enjoy the waterfront area too," she said.

The expansion and refurbishment of Manar Mall was designed by Cadiz International, one of the world's foremost shopping mall architects, with Shankland Cox Ltd appointed as lead consultants. Following completion of the project, scheduled for the third quarter of 2016, net leasable area at the mall will rise from 30,000 to 60,000 square metres.


About Al Hamra Real Estate Development
Al Hamra Village is the flagship master planned development of Al Hamra Real Estate Development , which is fast becoming one of the UAEs most significant real estate developers. Al Hamra Village is a luxurious integrated community, located in Ras Al Khaimah on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, offering laidback oceanfront living approximately 45 minutes from Dubai the world's busiest airport. The development covers an area of 77 million square feet and includes 1.5 kilometres of pristine beach, over 1,000 villas and town homes, nearly 2,500 residential apartments, 5 hotels including the legendary Waldorf Astoria, an 18-hole golf course, a marina, and a shopping mall. Al Hamra Village offers investors a unique opportunity to purchase freehold property in the emirate.

About Manar Mall
Manar Mall is the first and largest shopping mall in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Situated in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, Manar Mall has a current built-up area of 30,000 square feet and a gross leasable area of 30,000 square feet. The mall has a capacity of over 100 retail outlets, featuring a comprehensive array of entertainment and dining facilities, along with an extensive parking facility with over 2,200 car parking spaces. Manar Mall is developed and owned by Al Hamra Real Estate Development , a leading real estate developer and master planner in the Middle East.

GULF NEWS : Deira Fish Market Project to be completed ahead of schedule


Dubai: The new fish market in Deira is gradually taking form, as officials confirmed yesterday that it will be completed by July — several months before its intended completion date.

The Dh9.97 million project was launched in February 2013, which covers a total area of 3,000 square meters, is around 75 per cent completed.

Upon completion, the market will follow the city’s new Green Building Code as part of the civic body’s bid to create a sustainable city and preserve the environment.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, visited the construction site yesterday, pointed out that it is set to become the emirate’s next tourist point of interest.

“The Fish Market will not only be a place to buy goods, but will become a bridge between the past and the present, where tourists will be able to overlook the sea and be part of the daily morning auctions of fish — which is the traditional way of doing business among fishermen,” said Lootah.

Parking spaces

The current fish market is next to Deira Corniche and is home to an abundant number of boats that dock there on a daily basis and fish will be sold to vendors and visitors at auctions, from as early as 5am.

According to officials at Dubai Municipality, the fish market will include 770 underground parking spaces, in addition to 700 outdoor parking spaces.

“The second phase consists of a marine package and that includes a walkway. A key wall will also be constructed at a length of 600 metres, and that is what will separate the water and the land,” said Mohammad Mashroom, director of general projects department at Dubai Municipality.

“A pontoon will be built, and that is one of the major features of the fish market as it will have a capacity of 65 boats, enabling them to load and unload their fish,” he said, adding that the project will be completed by the end of the year.

ILLUSTRADO : Medardo Cadiz - Architect


"Medardo T. Cadiz - Architect"

Feature profile article on Medardo Cadiz, CEO of Cadiz International. Originally published in Illustrado Magazine: Oct-Nov 2013 issue. Click on the title to view the article.

Samasta Village Beach Hotel Groundbreaking - Bali, Indonesia

Samasta - An Integrated Lifestyle Village Beach Hotel

“For it’s outstanding natural backdrop and strategic location, Jimbaran Compels to be a prominent hideaway in the Island of the Gods. The environment Allows one to unwind and to unfold the true wonders of mother Earth. We welcome you to experience life and embrace the universe …Welcome to Samasta.”

The ground breaking ceremony was held on the site in Jimbaran, Bali On May 2013. The event was attended by the developer, Summarecon Bali, as well as the resort hotel operator, Movenpick, of Switzerland, and the architects, Medardo Cadiz of Cadiz International.

The project is an integrated resort hotel cum lifestyle village, tropical lagoon pool and gardens, complimented by lifestyle shops, cafes and F&B’s in the village. The project is located in the hills of Jimbaran on a 3.5 ha land. Project is scheduled to open the end of 2014.

Al Hamra Mall ICSC-MENA Awards

The Al Hamra Mall - Finalist in the 2011 ICSC Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Design Merit Awards International Council of Shopping Centers

Development Profile

For many years the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has honored the shopping center industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends. In 2011, ICSC has focused that same competitive template on the Middle East and North Africa, the sites of many of the 21st century’s most dynamic retail trends,

The Al Hamra Mall received a special Merit Award in the Category for Design and Development of a New Shopping Centre in the MENA Region. Opened in April 2012, the Al Hamra Mall is a 37,000 sq.m shopping center set amidst the residential development of Al Hamra Village in Ras Al Kaimah, offering a blend of shopping, entertainment, dining and recreational options.

Cadiz has created a gem of a destination for visitors, inspired by the traditional Lantern that is an intrinsic icon of the region. The contemporary Architecture echoes the forms and colors of the Lantern, with the Main Atrium a celebration of a kaleidoscope of rich, deep colors. A space of dancing lights and water, the Al Hamra Mall invites visitors to partake and experience in the rich and colorful culture of the region.

ILLUSTRADO : WOS 2012: Leadership – Nina Quintos, Architect of Her Dreams


You can say that Nina Quintos has built a career for herself as one of the top architects working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia brick by brick. With a career that spans more than two decades, Nina has carved out her own trail in a man’s world and has come out on top.

“This is what I’ve always wanted to be,” said Nina Quintos about her being an architect. As project manager for Cadiz International, Nina, 46, has managed several significant projects in the Middle East, such as the Al Hamra Mall in Ras al-Khaimah, which won the prestigious Design Merit Award from the ICSC MENA (International Council for Shopping Centers, Middle East and North Africa Region) in 2011, for the Design of a New Shopping Center.

A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Nina’s 22-year career in international concept architecture evolved as a result of her drive to become the best she can be.

Currently, Nina is the project manager for several Master Plan projects — which she emphasizes are team efforts — such as the Lausanne Golf Village, a 250-hectare integrated residential development in Kyrgyzstan with a championship golf course, a commercial area and a hotel; and the 20-hectare Uptown Tbilisi Mixed-Use Development in Tbilisi, Georgia, which will have a retail mall as well as office, hotel and residential tower developments.

Nina has built a career as impressive as the structures she plans. But being a woman professional in the Middle East and a Filipino also has its share of difficulties.

She credits her firm, which employs a number of women, for supporting her and her colleagues.  It also helps that she has made her mark as an expert in her field. Now, “it’s not highlighted that you’re a woman doing architecture, but that you’re [simply] an architect.”

As a solo mom, Nina feels the pressure of balancing her family with her career, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her daughter Crista is 12 and quite used to her mom traveling on a regular basis.  Though it’s hard when she has to leave her daughter for a business trip, she wants to serve as an example to her as well. “I don’t think that your passion for your work should change, and I want my daughter to see how much I love what I do. I show her the finished product of my work whenever possible. She’s totally supportive, and I want her to be true to herself too.”

Nina is extremely grateful for her support system — her family. “When I’m traveling, Crista is with my mom,” she said, adding that her sisters and their families are also there to help. “I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

When she’s not at work, Nina unwinds by taking aikido with Crista or rowing with the Manila Dragons Dragonboat Rowing Team. “I need to be active!” she declared. The team regularly rows in Manila Bay and takes part in international and local races and regattas.  “Our team is very diverse, with a very wide age range. We have professionals, we have students, and there are some breast cancer survivors. They’re all very dynamic, very strong women — and I’m not just talking about physical strength, but the strength of character of the people in the team.”

It’s not just for fun and exercise, either. The Manila Dragons are competitive, and in fact took the Diamond Cup at the Hong Kong “King of the World” International Dragonboat Race in October.

Nina not only feels a responsibility to be a good representative for women, but for Filipinos as well. “It’s something that’s been tugging at the back of my mind — how we as a people can be strong and make our real mark. I think my longing is to see an awareness and pride about who we are.”

To Nina, there is something missing in our collective perception of ourselves. “Sometimes it’s shaky; sometimes we give in to the thinking that they’re better than we are. I want us to see how far we’ve come. We have to find ourselves — and it has to come from us, from the inside, not from others — to become comfortable in who we are as Filipinos, so that we can move forward and be better.”

Outside the Philippines, said Nina, there is an extra responsibility for us to be our best and to show what we can do. “And we can—we’re well-trained, we have the experience, we have the skills.”

“Career should be beyond work — it should be something you enjoy and give you purpose, so that you want to do it well. And be true to yourself. Don’t let anyone set the limits for you. If you know what you want, go for it and enjoy where you are.”

Said like a true global creator and trailblazer.