The Biggest Property and Development Awards in Singapore Handed Out 48 Awards Across Different Trending Categories Including Sustainability and Innovation Excellence

October, 05/2018 - 09:08
The Biggest Property and Development Awards in Singapore Handed Out 48 Awards Across Different Trending Categories Including Sustainability and Innovation Excellence

  • GuocoLand(Singapore), the developer for Wallich Residence and Martin Modern won the mostnumber of awards
  • eCOand The Venue Residences and Shoppes named Singapore's most sustainablebuildings
  • DuoResidences won the most loved building in Singapore based on 4354 votes

 

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 October 2018 - More than 15 developers and property organisations were recognised atEdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2018 held today at The Fullerton Hotel. GuocoLand(Singapore), Frasers Property Limited and City Developments Limited are amongstthe biggest winners who bagged eleven, seven and six awards respectively.

 

A total of forty-eight awards were handed outduring the second edition of the gala dinner cum ceremony, including keyaccolades such as: Sustainability Excellence Award, Innovation Excellence Awardand Value Creation Award. The event was attended by more than 250 guests.

 

The annual EdgeProp Singapore ExcellenceAwards is organised by EdgeProp, the fastest growing property portal forhome-seekers, buyers, investors and real estate agents alike in Singapore. Theawards aims to identify the best property players and developments in the citystate, and reinforces the commitment to integrity, innovation, design andcommunity among the real estate industry, setting the ultimate benchmark ofexcellence in Singapore's property development.

 

The shortlisted projects and the ultimatewinners were based on a rigorous judging process by an independent panel ofjudges from 53 submissions received from over 20 property developers. The esteemedjudging panel comprises Ong Choon Fah, Chief Executive Officer, Head ofResearch & Consulting, Edmund Tie & Company (SEA); Lee Liat Yeang,Senior Partner -- Real Estate Practice, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Yu ShiMing, Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore; Quek TseKwang, Co-founder and Director, RT+Q Architects; and Yvonne Tan, Director,MSILA, Accredited Landscape Architect DP Green.


Forfull transparency, the scores by the judges were audited by KPMG Singapore, oneof the Big Four auditors worldwide.

 

Integrated and HotelDevelopment Excellence Award: Tanjong Pagar Centre and Sofitel Singapore CityCentre by GuocoLand (Singapore)

Aswe progress and improve on our way of life, the importance of seamlessnesswhile traversing within a development is on the rise. With the newly introducedIntegrated Development Excellence Award[1], EdgeProp recognizesdevelopments that are able to serve the community through space planning andefficiency, whilst also seeking to push boundaries in architectural and designexcellence.

 

Thewinner of the inaugural Integrated Development Excellence Award, Tanjong PagarCentre combines premium office space with hotel, retail, urban park and luxuryresidences in a vertical city, creating a new landmark for Singapore. As thetallest integrated development in Singapore, it integrates 890,000 sq ft ofpremium Grade A office space at Guoco Tower, a 100,000 sq ft lifestyle andF&B component, 223 rooms of 5-star business accommodation at SofitelSingapore City Centre, 181 units of prestigious homes at Wallich Residence anda unique two-layered landscaped Urban Park in the CBD. The development alsofeatures seamless and direct connectivity to one of the city's busiest commuterhubs, Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

 

On the otherhand, the Hotel Development Excellence Award[2] aims to recognize thefinest service providers in Singapore's real estate hospitality. In addition tothe judges' scoring for aesthetics, facilities and accessibility, EdgeProp alsoobtained ratings from 5 hotel portals: Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com,Tripadvisor.com and Trivago.com which contributed to the total scores of thesubmitted projects.

 

TheSofitel Singapore City Centre managed by AccorHotels won the prestigious award.It offers guests the finest luxury accommodation complete with an outdoor pool,a plush executive lounge with stunning city views, a 620 sqm ballroom and eightmeeting rooms plus world-class restaurant and bars. Surrounded by a wide arrayof dining and entertainment options, the Sofitel are exceptionally positionedto take advantage of strong corporate and leisure demand.


Sustainability Excellence Award: eCO by Far East Organization, Frasers Property andSekisui House & The Venue Residences and Shoppes by City DevelopmentsLimited and Hong Leong Holdings Limited

TheSustainability Excellence Award is a recognition of developments that push the envelopeto succeed in a variety of areas such as recreational services, communityhealth initiatives, sustainability, construction productivity, safetyadvancements, energy efficiency, green initiatives and many others. Thecriteria are as follows:

1.    Ecological & Environmental Values:planning of resources to achieve sustainability within the development, eg. provisionof habitat for biodiversity, maintenance of soil quality, nutrient cycling,water cycling, heat mitigation, erosion control, and storm water management

2.    Maintainability: Ease of maintainingbuilding facade, facilities, amenities, common areas, etc.

3.    Green Mark Certification: Scores wereallocated based on Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Certification

 

Thewinners of the award are eCO and The Venue Residences and Shoppes. eCOwaswidely recommended by the judges due to its green strategies to optimise designsensitivities, harvest natural resources to conserve energy and waterconsumption, as well as utilisation of bio philia to not only aestheticallyplease, but perform multiple functionalities. Developed as a community in agarden, the 748-unit development integrated native flora and fauna from thesurrounding landscape with five residential lifestyles offered within a gatedcommunity -- SOHO, Suite, Loft, Condominium and Townhouse. In particular, duringits development, 18 existing mature rain trees were conserved. The design andconstruction of the development took into consideration the health of theheritage rain trees. The development was awarded the BCA Greenmark Gold PlusAward.


Designedby Aedas, The Venue Residences and Shoppes is located on the fringe of downtownSingapore at Tai Thong Crescent. The combination of materials and designelements used to reduce energy consumption of the building, environmental-friendlyand sustainable construction materials used and technologies employedcontributed to The Venue Residences and Shoppes obtaining this award. Forexample, more than 81% of the kitchens, bathrooms, toilets achieve adequateNatural Ventilation and daylighting. The development was awarded the BCAGreenmark Platinum Award in 2013.

 

Innovation Excellence Award: WallichResidence by GuocoLand (Singapore) & WestwoodResidences by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd and Heeton Homes Pte Ltd

TheInnovation Excellence Award celebrates developments in Singapore that displaymarket novelty and embrace new technology while remaining relevant to the needsof their communities. The criteria are as follows:

1.    Concept novelty: Newness and originalityof ideas

2.    Use of technology: Adoption of newtechnology to achieve results

3.    Relevance to community: Practicality ofinnovation

 

WallichResidence by GuocoLand (Singapore) is one of the two winners this year. Designedwith nature and sustainability in mind, Wallich Residence adopts innovativetechnologies to reduce the building's total energy demand. The entire buildingfaçade is covered in high performance glass which is further enhanced by anextensive shading device configuration in all sides of the buildings to achievea lower thermal performance value. Highly efficient chillers with variablespeed drives, provisions for dual speed escalators, and regenerative elevators arealso part of its effort to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

 

Theother winner is Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development and HeetonHomes Pte Ltd. The first bicycle-centric designed development in Singapore, ithas introduced a series of initiatives to encourage bicycle ownership andcycling. Each and every unit has access to proper bicycle storage, and as such,a ratio of 1:1 bicycle parking slot with secured covered garage and biometricvein scanner access are located at basement level. Cycling enthusiasts who havemore bicycles can also opt to rent a full-size bicycle locker to secure theirbelongings.  

 

Value Creation Award

Todetermine projects that have given buyers the best return on investment, EdgeProp analysed data fromthe Real Estate Information System (REALIS) provided by Urban RedevelopmentAuthority to quantify the top three developments that saw the most capitalappreciation and yielded the best rental income. By achieving growth in bothaspects, these developments have created the best value for their buyers. The winnersare as follows:

1.    Coco Palms by Hong Realty (Private)Limited, City Developments Limited & Hong Leong Holdings Limited

2.    The Panorama by Wheelock Properties(Singapore) Limited

3.    Urban Vista by Bayfront Realty Pte Ltd

 

Singaporeans also had a say in the building that theylove the most. Overseeing a spectacular panorama of the dazzling Singapore cityskyline, the iconic 49-storey Duo Residences was honoured as People's Choice Award. About 4,300votes were casted online on awards.edgeprop.sg over a span of one month thatended on 24 August 2018.


Belowis a complete list of awards and winners.

Awards

Winners

Residential (Completed)

Design Excellence Award

·         Rivertree Residences by Frasers Property Limited

·         Wallich Residence by GuocoLand (Singapore)

Innovation Excellence Award

·         Wallich Residence by GuocoLand (Singapore)

·         Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd and Heeton Homes Pte Ltd

Landscape Excellence Award

·         Rivertree Residences by Frasers Property Limited

·         Wallich Residence by GuocoLand (Singapore)

Sustainability Excellence Award

·         eCO by Far East Organization

·         The Venue Residences and Shoppes by City Developments Limited

Residential (Uncompleted)

Design Excellence Award

·         Martin Modern by GuocoLand (Singapore)

·         Seaside Residences by Frasers Property Limited

Innovation Excellence Award

·         Grandeur Park Residences by CEL Development Pte Ltd

·         Martin Modern by GuocoLand (Singapore)

Landscape Excellence Award

·         Martin Modern by GuocoLand (Singapore)

·         The Clement Canopy by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Limited

Sustainability Excellence Award

·         Park Place Residences by Lendlease

·         Seaside Residences by Frasers Property Limited

Marketing Excellence Award

·         Grandeur Park Residences by CEL Development Pte Ltd

·         Park Place Residences by Lendlease

Integrated & Hotel

Integrated Development Excellence Award

Tanjong Pagar Centre by Guocoland (Singapore)

Hotel Development Excellence Award

Sofitel Singapore City Centre by Guocoland (Singapore)

Top Developers

·         City Developments Limited

·         Far East Organization

·         Frasers Property Limited

·         GuocoLand (Singapore)

·         M+S Pte Ltd

Top Development Excellence

Completed (Central)

·         Marina One Residences by M+S Pte Ltd

·         New Futura by City Developments Limited

·         Wallich Residence by GuocoLand (Singapore)

Completed (Non-central)

·         d'Nest by City Developments Limited

·         eCO by Far East Organization

·         Rivertree Residences by Frasers Property Limited Uncompleted (Central)

·         Artra by Far East Consortium

·         Martin Modern by GuocoLand (Singapore)

·         Park Place Residences by Lendlease

Uncompleted (Non-central)

·         Grandeur Park Residences by CEL Development Pte Ltd

·         Seaside Residences by Frasers Property Limited

·         The Clement Canopy by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Limited

Top Boutique Development Excellence

·         The Orient by Aurum Land Pte Ltd

·         Watercove by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Top Executive Condominium Excellence

·         Bellewoods by Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

·         Lush Acres by City Developments Limited

Value Creation Excellence

·         Coco Palms by City Developments Limited

·         The Panorama by Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Limited

·         Urban Vista by Bayfront Realty Pte Ltd

People's Choice Award

Duo Residences by M+S Pte Ltd

Marketing Agency Excellence

·         ERA Realty Pte Ltd

·         Huttons Asia Pte Ltd

·         Propnex Realty Pte Ltd

 

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[1] TheIntegrated Development Excellence Award is open to mixed-use developments thatcomprises of at least two (2) of the following four (4) components: Office,Retail, Residential and Medical Suites. These properties must have obtainedTemporary Occupation Permit (TOP) in 2017.

[2] TheHotel Development Excellence Award is open to hotels that have obtainedTemporary Occupation Permit (TOP) in 2017.


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