The Garak Market project won the silver prize in Best Urban Regeneration Project of MIPIM-Asia awards 2016.
MIPIM Asia is a global conference to gain industry insight and to discover the most outstanding projects, as gathering top-level professionals from all sectors from 2006. In 2016, "Real Estate Disruption: Take a Step Ahead" was the main theme to discuss deeply present and future of Architecture and Real estate industries. Also the summit held the award ceremony that selected best practice in the year. MIPIM-Asia Awards gave Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in 12 categories including built and proposed projects.
The Garak Market project was deserved credit for providing benefits to users and neighborhoods as re-developing the old whole-sale and retail market in urban, so it was awarded in the Best Urban Regeneration Project. The Garak market was not a desirable facility in the middle of residential area due to smells, traffic and disconnection. However, it become a great destination for citizens, tourists and neighbors to mingle and enjoy the festive and dynamic environment of the market in the middle of a busy urban area. SAMOO's efforts to make better places for the citizens and residents became a great example of changing an unpleasant urban dark side into a lively, vibrant neighborhood.