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Unique Investment Opportunity Maldives The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives See Page 39

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ICON OF QATARI HOSPITALITY 163 ROOMS & SUITES ROOM RATES STARTING FROM QR 800 PER PERSON INCLUSIVE OF BREAKFAST IPAD IN-ROOM SOLUTION CONNECTED TO VILLAGGIO MALL 2 RESTAURANTS CONFERENCE & MEETINGS FACILITIES BALLROOM & BUSINESS CENTRE HEALTH CLUB

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Contact us at: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man

Welcome! No matter how often I go to London, I still get

a tremendous buzz from each visit. Hopefully this is something which our regular features on the city

are able to impart as there are just so many places of interest and such a diverse choice of things to see and do.

DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Zafirova rositsa@ipropertymedia.com

A couple of years ago I watched the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Lynn West, Claire Wright

opportunity and can thoroughly recommend the whole experience.

SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2014 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

flotilla as it made its way along the Thames on an incredibly wet Sunday. I was viewing from directly opposite The Shard and thought

how lovely it would be to go inside. Last week I finally had the

Our London feature starting on page 59 gives more information and also highlights some other top attractions.

I’ll shortly be ticking off another item that’s high on my wish list

as I’m about to take a holiday in Alaska. While I was researching our USA feature for this issue I was interested to see that Denali National Park is regarded as one of the States’ major sightseeing

destinations. We plan to make the most of our time there by hiring

a mobile home and will be keeping our eyes peeled for brown bears, moose and golden eagles. I think the only downside will be trying

to sleep as Anchorage averages around 19 hours of daylight in June!

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com

On the cover UNIQUE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MALDIVES The Ocean Flower is the first phase of The 5 Lagoons Masterplan developed by Dutch Docklands International in a joint venture with the Government of the Maldives. The Government has very recently opened up the real estate market for (foreign) private investors. This unique opportunity is now for sale and presents a fantastic investment with the ability to rent out the residences through a first-class hotel operator – with outstanding potential returns. www.dutchdocklands-maldives.com See page 39

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contents 14 Desire

An ‘iron knight’ of a watch; an Aeroboat that thinks it’s a Spitfire; and possibly the finest and most expensive belt buckle in the world

21 Finery

A selection of the most exclusive watches, jewellery and accessories that money can buy

27 Luxe

Extraordinary as well as beautiful items to give your home an added injection of wow factor

35 An appreciation of art

Advance notice of the most interesting exhibitions and sales taking place around the world

43 Classic meets contemporary

Leading interior designers offer advice on combining two distinctly different looks to best effect

47 Drive 50 Drive five 59 Capital appreciation

Motoring events that should simply not be missed this summer

Supreme supercars for those who like to live life in the fast lane

The best of London’s properties and tourist attractions plus a superb, typically English hotel

75 States of play

Our whistlestop tour of the USA discovers some fabulous properties – from a ranch in the Rockies to a $95 million New York penthouse

91 Between East and West 107 Swiss bliss

We discover Turkey’s finest homes, hospitality and leisure activities

Why Switzerland holds a magical allure for property investors and holidaymakers alike

137 Asia Pacific Property Awards

Discover the winners of the 2014-2015 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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The Lancasters, Hyde Park, London W2 A sophisticated two-bedroom apartment, finished to the highest of standards, in a highly sought-after development. Accommodation comprises an elegant reception room with double-height ceilings, a separate kitchen, dining area, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, second bedroom, and family bathroom. The apartment has been beautifully furnished by David Linley and benefits from a secure parking space, swimming pool, and spa facilities. Its leasehold has approximately 996 years remaining. ÂŁ3.2m / â‚Ź3.9m / $5.4m Harrods Estates +44 (0)20 7409 9346 e: jennifer.marwick@harrodsestates.com 8

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Puerto Banús, Marbella, Spain Outstanding duplex penthouse with magnificent sea views in Marbella’s famous leisure harbour Puerto Banús. Set within a beautiful 5-star beachfront complex offering 35,000m2 of mature communal gardens, pools, concierge, 24-hour security, with direct access to the beach. This south-facing property of 319m2 (including terraces) features, on the main level, a generous living area with fireplace and access to a large terrace with superb views of the park-line gardens, the Mediterranean and further to Gibraltar and the northern coast of Africa. Three bedrooms, a large kitchen and a solarium on the upper level enjoy the same amazing views. €1.995m Panorama: +34 952 863 750 e: info@panorama.es w: www.panorama.es An international associate of Savills

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Sierra Blanca, Marbella, Spain Superb Mediterranean style villa in Sierra Blanca, one of Marbella’s most prestigious residential areas, boasting panoramic sea and mountain views and a lovely mature garden with heated pool and Jacuzzi. The property features a spacious open living area with separate TV and dining sections, six large en suite bedrooms, two of which are enormous, bright master suites with high ceilings located on the upper level and enjoying unrivalled views of the Marbella coastline and Puerto Banús, on to Gibraltar and the African coast. The fully furnished villa offers a total of 1,022m2 of enclosed area plus a further 147m2 of terraces, set on a 2,300m2 plot. €3.45m Panorama: +34 952 863 750 e: info@panorama.es w: www.panorama.es An international associate of Savills

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The Fairways, Sotogrande, Spain Spectacular 6 bedroom villa with 18th century stone details and antique wooden doors, has been beautifully designed to encompass classic Spanish architecture with all the luxuries and conveniences of modern living. The 1,160m2 frontline golf property sits on a 8,101m2 south facing plot in an exclusive area of Sotogrande Alto. With luxury living in mind, polished flagstones lead from stateroom to wine cellar and a sweeping bespoke wooden staircase adds to the grandeur and poise that is The Fairways. â‚Ź7,5m BM Sotogrande Bradley Falconer +34 650 736623 or +34 956785092 e: bradley@bmsotogrande.com w: www.bmsotogrande.com

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Hebil 157, Hebil Bay, Bodrum, Turkey Located on the Aegean coast of Turkey and easily accessed by air, Bodrum offers something for everyone; sun, sea, beaches, food, shopping, history, daytime amusement and nightlife. Overlooking the scenic beauty of green and blue, Hebil Bay is the most prestigious district in Bodrum. With the number of direct international flights increasing, Bodrum is becoming preferred retreat globally for the Aegean lifestyle. The magnificent Hebil 157 project consists of five villas, each with an independent entrance and swimming pool of the highest quality construction, materials, luxury and comfort with living areas of between 582m2 and 832m2. Private access to a 200m2 port and exclusive beach is an additional privilege for Hebil 157 residents. From â‚Ź2.8m - â‚Ź3.25m Space Istanbul: +90533 305 37 60 e: filiz@spaceistanbul.com w: www.spaceistanbul.com

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desire The Aeroboat, one of the fastest and most elegant small yachts ever produced, has been unveiled by UK designers Claydon Reeves. Perfect for anyone wanting to breakfast in St. Tropez, lunch in Antibes and dine in Monaco, its exterior design is inspired by the World War II fighter plane, the Spitfire. Key to the design is the renowned, original Rolls-Royce Merlin engine that powers the Aeroboat. The supercharged Merlin V12 engine, with bespoke gearbox and final drive, can achieve speeds of over 50 knots – making this a refined way of travelling. The interior is based on a sports car design, with beautiful leather stitching and a wooden dashboard, while the forward seats are a shock-mounted design inspired by Spitfire landing gear. The helmsman has the use of a combination of analogue gauges for basic functions and touch-screen navigational systems, as well as a joystick throttle. Able to hold up to seven passengers comfortably, the forward cabin below deck includes a double berth and a small bathroom. The designers are planning to build a limited edition of 12 Aeroboats tailored to the personal requirements of each client, from cockpit layout and interior trim to engine specifications and exterior finishes. From £3m / €3.7m / $5.1m - £3.2m / €3.9m / $5.4m  www.claydonreeves.com 14

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desire Roland Iten, creator of purposely playful, mechanically sophisticated, aesthetically elegant and tactilely sensual accessories for gentlemen, is a main sponsor of the Mille Miglia 2014 and took part himself. During the 1,000-mile, four-day rally, he piloted an historic 1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Coupé 1500 with Dutch driver Joop de Hoogh. As a tribute to this iconic Italian road race, the Swiss inventor has issued a limited edition of four high-precision R8 MKII buckles. This new collection called ‘The Driver’ consists of just four buckles, each engraved with the name of one of the main cities on the Mille Miglia 2014 route – Brescia, Padova, Roma or Bologna – making each buckle a very exclusive piece. Crafted from solid gold, steel and titanium using the same stateof-the-art machinery as used in Swiss watchmaking, ‘The Driver’ features a five-axle construction comprising over 110 components – more than many high-end mechanical wristwatch movements. These include moveable roller bearings, plates, levers and hinges, as well as a patented ‘double ardillon’ tang to ensure a super secure grip of the luxuriant leather belt strap. ‘The Driver’ buckle has two positions, tightening or loosening the belt by exactly 35mm, which is the two-thumb measurement a Savile Row tailor traditionally incorporates into a bespoke suit for added comfort. The buckle can be operated by just one hand for an instant, ergonomic and discreet adjustment. Should you need to manoeuvre to and from a low-seated sports car, 'The Driver' offers a stunning, highly technical yet elegant solution. Approximately £21,650 / €26,600 / $36,250  www.rolanditen.com 16

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desire This stunning watch is inspired by the Middle Ages,

minute scale. Once the hour has elapsed, the satellite

an era when knights in shining armour would risk

– guided by a Geneva cross – rotates and continues

their lives for honour and glory, with only their

around its orbit for another three hours before returning

shield for protection. The UR-105M embodies their

to the centre stage. Completing the indications, running

gallant valour in a titanium and steel arena, the

seconds and power reserve are displayed laterally on

satellite hours conquering time in an eternal

the case band.

jousting tournament. It features all of Urwerk's iconic codes - satellite

At the back of the UR-105M, Urwerk’s signature ‘control board’ houses an ‘oil change’ indicator

hours gliding slowly along the minute scale, darkened

alerting when it is time for a service; 42-hour power

over-sized crown at 12 o’clock and a subtle technical

reserve indicator; plus the fine-tuning screw allowing

feel. At the heart of its time display four satellites slowly

adjustment of the rate.

orbit, each visible during a 60-minute journey along the

£42,500 / €51,800 / $72,000  www.urwerk.com

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finery Our latest array of decadent desirables are all specially designed to delight

Beauty in the bag Bentley has launched a new range of colours for

executed for the Continental handbag model in

its capsule handbag collection. The celebration of

patent leather with a deep Burgundy interior. The

‘pure’ colour extends the collection of two handbag

Barnato handbag is now offered in an Imperial Blue

models – the Continental and the Barnato bags –

exterior with linen panels, a linen interior accented

with references to Bentley’s signature bespoke hide

with Imperial Blue pockets, representing the ultimate

combinations.

expression of luxury and refinement in harmony

Concepts of refined luxury inspire a Special Ivory derived from Bentley’s 1952 Continental R-Type

with sea and coastal landscapes, yachting and other leisure pursuits.

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finery Singing the blues Aptly named ‘The Deep Blue', this oversize tanzanite and diamond cocktail ring is the ultimate statement adornment. Measuring 22 x 16mm, the incredibly large oval-cut tanzanite is set in 18 carat white gold with pave set diamond surround and running down the gallery and shoulders. £18,500  www.holtsgems.com

The art of handwriting Montblanc has launched two new Patron of Art 2014 Limited Edition writing instruments in honour of Henry E. Steinway, the father of the grand piano and one of the greatest patrons of the arts. The Limited Edition 888 cap is adorned with the representation of a piano harp made from precious 750 solid gold. Through the delicately crafted skeletonised cap, the gold nib can be seen finely decorated with a filigree portrait of Steinway. The barrel features the depiction of one octave of piano keys in black and white. The Limited Edition 4810 fountain pen features the distinctive black and gold colour combination of a classic Steinway grand piano, with the barrel in deep black lacquer and gold-plated fittings. Limited Edition 4810: £1,870 Limited Edition 888: £6,600  www.montblanc.com

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Glitteringly gorgeous This fabulous necklace features a combination of Australian and Indonesian South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater pearls ranging from 13-18mm in size. These are embellished with 28.68cts diamonds and set with 18kt white gold. The result is stylish, elegant and sure to turn heads. ÂŁ180,000 ď‚„ www.yokolondon.com

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Where in the world? Ideal for businessmen and women juggling with the world's time zones, the new Masterpiece Worldtimer watch from Maurice Lacroix will also appeal to those whose lifestyle follows international events. With its steely exterior and elegantly worked dial, the world is full of endless possibilities with a flick of a wrist. Inscribed on the flange of the

Delicate drape This striking ‘Scarf Hybrid Necklace’ is an exquisite and versatile creation. With the fluidity of silk chiffon, the hand woven silver or gold scarf drapes beautifully around the neck and ties at the front. Alternatively, it can be worn as a choker with a backless dress and tied at the back.

bezel, the exotic litany of cities makes the head spin. Two versions vie for attention, one for Europe and the other for Asia, with the continents delicately engraved on the centre of the dial bordered by an hour-circle with Roman numerals. Both models have a day/night indication at 9 o'clock and the date at 6 o'clock. While the 24-hour hand indicates the time in your place of residence, simply pressing on the push-button enables you to adjust the 12-hour hand to show the time in your current location. £13,500  www.mauricelacroix.com

Matching bracelets and earrings are also available. Scarf Hybrid in gold £1,500 or silver £1,320  www.babette-wasserman.com

Scent of success Bentley Fragrances has developed an exclusive new limited edition fragrance designed to meet the wishes of smart, elegant, status-conscious men: Bentley For Men Absolute. It was created by one of the world’s most famous perfume makers: Michel Almairac, who has been working for Robertet, the world’s leading fragrance house for exclusive, natural fragrance compositions in Grasse and Paris, France for many years. £110 for 100ml Eau de Parfum available as a limited edition exclusively at Harrods, London  www.harrods.com

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The gardens of One&Only Royal Mirage. Nice to have somewhere to spread your wings. Live the moment.

Unique and mesmerising surroundings with all the grandeur, dignity and hospitality of old Arabia with a private beach, oasis-like pools, traditional hammam and inspirational cuisine. For reservations and further information, please call +971 4 399 99 99, email reservations@oneandonlyroyalmirage.ae or contact your preferred travel professional. oneandonlyresorts.com Palmilla, Mexico | Ocean Club, Bahamas | Cape Town, South Africa | The Palm, Dubai | Royal Mirage, Dubai Le Saint Geran, Mauritius | Reethi Rah, Maldives | Hayman Island, Australia Coming soon Sanya, China | Portonovi, Montenegro | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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luxe Feast your eyes on our latest extravagances for the home including a designer kitchen, outdoor art panels and ergonomic seating

Recline and revive

recliner that flexes as you change position as well as

While traditional recliners are operated with lever

providing a gentle rocking action.

mechanisms, this version intuitively responds to movement to deliver a new kind of support and comfort.

Re-vive, hailed as the world’s first performance recliner, represents a new step in ergonomic technology

Re-vive represents years of design research and

and is available in two sizes, king and queen, three styles

development, combining quality craftsmanship with

and many colour and options in either leather or fabric.

leading edge ergonomic technology. The result is a

Approx ÂŁ5,000 ď‚„ www.natuzzirevive.com

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Lit by lilies One of Koket’s young designers, Andre Teoman, and his design, the breathtaking Gia Chandelier, have been chosen as the Bright Young Talent for the Light + Building Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Imagine a gentile bouquet of flowers gracing your ceiling, the Gia chandelier consists of hand sculpted polished brass calla lilies tied by a simple string. This chandelier is made of polished brass but can be created in antique brass or stainless steel. The standard piece features 33 flowers/lights which can be turned on all at once or just half. £5,030  www.bykoket.com

Crystal architecture Lalique, the renowned French crystal maker, has joined forces with the world-famous architect and designer Zaha Hadid, who has created four extraordinary new crystal vases for the brand in both black and clear colours. The vases were launched at the Lalique Boutique London recently, together with this year’s spring/summer collection

Pull up a lobster pot

which features Lalique vases, bowls, and decorative panels in beautiful midnight

A clawed ocean crustacean most commonly associated with the dinner plate might sound like an unlikely

blue and amber colours.

source of inspiration for a new furniture design. However, the vision of a lobster - in its humble seaside

£11,500 for the Manifesto in black

pot – has been the vital ingredient behind the creation of the Lobster Pot Chair.

 www.lalique.com

The idea for the 25-legged chair, made from kiln dried American black walnut, comes from the creative director of the Cornish Chair Company, Richard Hooper, who has previously exhibited collaborative projects at the London Design Week and worked on a variety of commissions for the National Trust. £4,800 + VAT  www.thecornishchaircompany.com 28

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Food for thought The award winning design behind this ‘wow factor kitchen’ had to be practical and ergonomic. This allows the owner to socialise and interact with her family and guests whilst cooking and entertaining, making the kitchen the hub of the home. To achieve this ambitious design statement, a dividing wall was removed that separated the living room and original kitchen area, creating an impressively large room. This enabled a show-stopping chevron shaped island measuring 5.4 metres in length to sit at the heart of the design. A ceiling feature backlit with colour changing LED lights mimics the island, reinforcing the design and further morphing the two rooms into one. Featuring two large Sub Zero integrated fridge/freezers and wine storage unit, along with large Wolf oven and microwave, Miele coffee system and steam oven, and a Zip boiling, chilled water and sparking water tap, it really has everything you could wish for in a dream kitchen. £145,000 including appliances and installation  www.marazzidesign.com

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luxe Art for all seasons These stunning decorative art panels invite and inspire artistic expression outdoors. Using a specially formulated epoxy resin, the panels are 100% UV and water-resistant meaning they will not fade or dull in the sun. They are suitable for areas exposed to water which allows for great creativity in entertaining spaces; they can be used with water features, incorporated into pool design or simply hung as a work of art. The panels are suitable for both walls and floors and designs include a range of abstract and organic inspired forms, or for the seriously creative, commission your own. From £910 per m2  www.fameedkhalique.com

Hound hydro The DoggySwim is a new concept in home canine hydrotherapy - a jetted dog swimming pool, exercise pool and restorative hydrotherapy spa all in one, from leading swim spa manufacturer Riptide Pools. Perfect for restorative hydrotherapy, general exercise and fun, the DoggySwim pool has five adjustable swim jets to provide a gentle, warm current for your dog to swim against. With a smart, non-slip, wood-finished ramp for easy access, the DoggySwim has been created to satisfy the demands of physiotherapists, pamper parlours, breeders and as a home swimming pool for dogs. If you don’t feel confident with your dog’s swimming abilities, a gantry frame is available as an optional extra. To be used in conjunction with a dog lifejacket, the gantry frame allows your dog to be lowered gently and securely into water. £6,995 delivered and installed  www.doggyswim.com 30

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A mountainous opportunity As the newest boutique hotel in the region, Hotel Lipka in Kolasin, Montenegro represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. What’s more, it has just come on to the market. This four-star hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is just a short journey from the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park and a mere one-hour drive from Podgorica Airport. It was built in  to combine modern style with traditional comfort and features numerous wellness facilities such as a spa complete with hammam, Jacuzzi, massage salon and sauna and a separate, fully equipped gym. The hotel’s five-storey building has been attractively designed to feature natural materials such as stone and wood. It has  cottage-style rooms, some with their own balconies, located over three floors including  suites and  connecting rooms. Ranging from single, twin and standard to superior and executive rooms and suites, all are equipped with internet access, a safe, telephone, TV and mini-bar. They also have the most amazing views over the surrounding mountains and forest. 32

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Just nine kilometres from the hotel is the completely renovated ski centre Kolasin  which offers a whole host of facilities. All its slopes are on the north side enabling the snow to stay until beginning of the summer. The ski slopes start at , metres above sea level and end at , metres, with the total length of  km. They are suited to both novice and more experienced skiers; some areas have  inclination while two slopes are also FIS homologated (suitable for Olympic games, championships and other international competitions). After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka can relax and take full advantage of its pampering facilities. Located on the top floor is the aptly named Panorama restaurant. With its almost  degree view, glass walls, balconies and lounge areas, it gives a bird’s-eye perspective of the spectacular mountain and river valley below. Additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, ski storage, parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, every guest will feel that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains.

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An appreciation of ART

Gilbert & George Art Exhibition Since first meeting at St Martin’s School of Art, London, in 1967, Gilbert & George have lived and worked together as one single and fiercely independent artist, dedicated solely to the creation of their art. They have no allegiance to any other trend, school, movement, doctrine, theory or style of art. This major exhibition of the art of Gilbert & George includes 46 historical and more recent pictures tracing more than 40 years of creation will be shown in a presentation designed by the artists on the three floors of Villa Paloma. Coming from the collection of a family based in Monaco, it falls into a theme repeatedly addressed by the Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, that of a ‘built’ landscape, subject of analysis and interpretation for a society that constantly changes. June 14th – November 2nd, 2014 at Nouveau Musee National de Monaco – Villa Paloma, Monaco  www.nmnm.mc

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art British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built A celebration of over 300 years of folk art in the UK, British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built represents the first significant exhibition devoted to the subject by a major institution. A total of 200 paintings, sculptures, textiles and objects from collections across the UK, including many works never before displayed in an art gallery, offer an unprecedented opportunity to discover

A History of the World in 100 Objects

the astonishing wealth of the nation’s regional collections. With works dating from the 17th to

Leading up to the opening of Zayed National Museum in 2016, the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority in collaboration with the British Museum, is holding an exhibition that captures a history of the world through a vivid display of compelling objects. Open for 100 days, the exhibition will allow visitors to travel back in time and across the globe to see how humans have shaped the world, and been shaped by it.

mid-20th century, this highly original exhibition examines contradictory notions of folk art, reflecting the ways in which art historians, artists, curators and collectors have defined it in the UK. June 10th – August 31st, 2014 at Tate Britain, London  www.tate.org.uk

Bringing to life the material culture of the past, the exhibition will feature a variety of 100 objects such as a lifelike cast bronze hand from Yemen that was made between 100 and 300 CE, an Egyptian granite statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II discovered on Elephantine Island at the Temple of Khnum, and the famous Royal Game of Ur, found in a royal cemetery in southern Iraq and estimated to be around 4,500 years old. April 23rd – August 1st at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi  www.VisitAbuDhabi.ae

Evening Sale of Old Master and British Paintings This sale is led by Tygers at Play, one of George Stubbs’ most celebrated works. Painted circa 1770-75, this masterful depiction of two leopard cubs ranks among Stubbs’ most popular subjects, reproduced in numerous prints. The painting itself, however, has rarely been seen in public, having been exhibited only four times since its original appearance at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Testament to the artist’s exceptional eye for capturing the animal form, this admirably preserved work has been sold only once since it was commissioned ‘Tygers at Play’, oil on canvas by George Stubbs. Estimated at £4-6 million 36

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from the English painter. July 9th at Sotheby’s London  www.sothebys.com

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‘Calvary’, oil on oak panel, signed and dated: P . BRVEGHEL .1615 . Estimated at £3-4 million

Simple Shapes

Flemish Old Masters From the Coppée Collection Assembled by the Belgian industrialist Evence Coppée III in the 1920s, this outstanding collection comprised

This exhibition brings to the fore humanity’s

almost exclusively 16th and 17th century works, with an emphasis on the works of Pieter Brueghel the

fascination with streamlined, non-geometric

Younger (1564-1637/8) and the Brueghel family.

forms, from prehistoric to contemporary times.

Of the paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger that Baron Coppée collected, three of the best will

It also reveals how these forms were decisive in

feature in the sale, including an imposing landscape with the Crucifixion (shown here), an Outdoor Wedding

the emergence of the Modern Age.

Dance, recognised as one of the most popular works in the artist’s oeuvre, and a splendidly evocative Winter

The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed a

Landscape. The selection also encompasses impressive paintings resulting from a collaboration between Jan

renewed interest in these quintessential shapes

Brueghel the Younger and artists such as Frans Francken the Younger and Hendrik van Balen the Elder, as

in nature, tools and art. Subjects pertaining to

well as works from the North Netherlandish School and the School of Northern France.

industry, mathematics, physics, biology and

July 9th and 10th at Sotheby’s London  www.sothebys.com

archaeology are equated with objects from art and architecture, which are in turn set alongside their ancient predecessors and natural objects. These pared-down, non-geometric shapes, which occupy space in a constant progression, are no less fascinating today. The exhibition draws on the senses to explore the appearance of simple shapes in art, nature and tools. June 13th – November 5th, 2014 at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France  www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

Open Air Sculpture at Knebworth This new sculpture exhibition is taking place in the idyllic setting of the gardens of Knebworth House. The exhibition has been curated by British Art Portfolio in association with Knebworth and this is their first sculpture show to be held in the garden. The show will feature the work of 19 contemporary sculptors each displaying two or three pieces using materials such as bronze, wood, marble, stone, copper and stainless steel in a wide range of subjects and styles. In choosing the sculptors, British Art Portfolio has incorporated established names alongside inspiring new talent to create a show that will enlighten, provoke, excite and charm the visitor. July 9th - August 31st, 2014 at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire  www.britishartportfolio.co.uk/ knebworth-house International Property & Travel

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lunge from your waterfront terrace to explore nature’s spectacular coral reefs and protected sea life. Enjoy the magnificent sunset from your private porch, realizing that paradise truly exists and knowing that your investment is a profitable one. Your privately owned luxurious villa (most of them with the extraordinary feature of an underwater lounge with big glazed windows) awaits you in its turquoise lagoon with pristine beaches and untouched corals. The 5-star service welcomes you back to your property that has been rented out and looked after by a world-class hotel operator between your visits. This exclusive lifestyle and investment opportunity is currently being offered at The Ocean Flower, Maldives.

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The Ocean Flower - Private Residences This magnificent oceanfront development of 185 floating villas in the shape of a Maldivian flower, are being offered by Dutch Docklands Maldives, Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The Ocean Flower is located in a breathtaking lagoon, only a 15-minute boat transfer away from Male’ International Airport. The traditional Maldivian styled villas come in three distinctive designs, all with private plunge pools. They are spacious, stylishly furnished, well equipped and fully serviced by a 5-star hotel operator, which offers you the opportunity to rent out your property when not in use for your own enjoyment. White-sand beaches, restaurants, shops, leisure pools, small beach islands, a day spa and a diving centre are at your fingertips. Villa owners enjoy free golf membership at the nearby Royal Indian Ocean Golf Club, The Maldives’ only and the first floating golf course in the world. Multi-award winning status The Ocean Flower is winner of four, 5-star Asia Pacific Property

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Awards – two of which are Best in the Asia Pacific region. Paul van de Camp, CEO of Dutch Docklands International, who collected the awards during the gala presentation dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur said, “We are very proud and honoured to win four awards during this year’s fierce competition. The fact that The Ocean Flower Maldives has been recognised by the professional international jury as having the best architectural design and that its individual villas are awarded as the best of the entire Asia-Pacific region is something we could only have dreamed about. Our architectural office Waterstudio.NL has done an amazing job.” The 5 Lagoons The Ocean Flower is part of ‘The 5 Lagoons’ masterplan, developed by Dutch Docklands, in a joint venture with the Government of Maldives. The cluster of five interconnected lagoons is home to high-end developments, providing villa owners on The Ocean Flower access to entertainment and leisure facilities, such as shopping, dining or a round of golf.

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Excellent investment opportunity Only recently, and for the very first time, foreign private investors are allowed to enter the Maldives’ real estate market. Through The Ocean Flower, you can own a piece of paradise with excellent investment opportunities. The Maldives is firmly established as one of the world’s most exclusive and beautiful destinations, with its highly protected natural marine environments and spectacular underwater life. The villas’ upmarket location and the option to rent out through a top-class hotel operator provide an excellent opportunity to gain an outstanding Return On Investment. Both the occupancy and average room rates in this part of the Maldives are amongst the highest in the world.

Environment and sustainability Dutch Docklands is acutely aware of the sensitivity of the Maldives’ pristine environment. Working in a joint venture with the Government of the Maldives, the design team has ensured that sustainability and environmental preservation are an integral part of all floating developments.

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Camellia Interiors

Classic meets contemporary Torn between choosing a traditional or modern look for your interiors? Our design experts advise that a mix of both can work exceptionally well

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reating an interior that blends two distinct design styles is a challenge that calls for both ability and a hint of imagination. But get it right and the results can set your house apart from the rest. Design director Elaine Skinner from Camellia Interiors in Cornwall, South West England, is an expert at creating interiors for clients wanting a contemporary lifestyle within classic Cornish properties. Elaine says, “Colour is the first thing we notice in a room, yet the ability to put colours together is a true art. If you want to create a classic meets contemporary interior there are a few techniques that help. Start by walking around the area where you live to notice the architecture and environment in order to bring those colours in to your Elaine Skinner (right) planning more stylish interiors like those above

home. Here in Cornwall certain colours suit certain coasts: for example faded out blues and creamy whites work well in classic architectural interiors in Falmouth, with an accent colour of faded reds as in the sail cloth of the older boats. “Whereas in this property in North Cornwall, the colours I’ve selected reflect the headlands, both warm and slate greys with accents of teal from the deeper seas and ochre from the algae growing on the rocks. It's an all year round harder colour scheme from a wilder existence that perfectly compliements a contemporary home.” The first technique is to use the classic colour palette for the structural elements of the interior, such as walls, flooring and built in cabinetry. This creates a background to which the more contemporary colours can be added on furnishings and accessories which can easily be refreshed in future to perpetuate the contemporary look. The second is to furnish the interior using key principles from each design style. “Smooth, clean geometric shapes are essential for contemporary style furniture” says Elaine. “Select pieces based on these principles, then plan your layout using order, symmetry and balance, which are the fundamentals of classic design.” In the luxury interior shown here, the symmetrical furniture layout surrounding the fireplace, combined with the clean lines of the furniture and cool, limited colour palette demonstrates that classic meeting contemporary can work perfectly.

CONTACT: Camellia Interiors +44 (0)1637 854 304 e: info@camelliainteriors.co.uk

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Patricia Darch designs feature innovative lighting solutions

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atricia Darch has been designing interiors both in Spain and internationally for more than 30 years. During this time she and her team have experienced a huge number of changes in the world of furniture and fabrics and their work has evolved to encompass the gradual movement from classic to contemporary during this period. Based in Southern Spain, the company began with the Castillian style of Spanish furnishings both antique and factory produced, with the typical intricate carving of solid wood and wrought iron. Gradually an eclectic mix was introduced to include Moroccan carved tables and chairs and Andalucian tiled furniture. This was a distinct move away from the heavy, dark, almost gloomy, carved pieces so popular during centuries in Spain. Within a few years, the dark wood gave way to the decape look of French Provence which was eagerly adopted

by their Spanish neighbours, giving a completely fresh and light feel to interior design and a more contemporary look in general. “This was a gigantic leap forward for everyone involved in the world of design,” explains Patricia, “opening the door to innovative designs with simple, straight lines, luxurious lacquered finishes, the combination of wood and mirrored effects, perspex and glass furniture, all combining to add light and creating wide open spaces. “Lighting of course continues to be an extremely important factor in every project and the introduction of mood lighting, LEDs and Domotics have proved to be the choice in most contemporary design, making huge progress from the classic hanging lights and sconces used for so many years. Emphasis on lighting is now paramount in the world of interiors.”

CONTACT: Patricia Darch +34 956 615 350 e: patricia@patriciadarch.com

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Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain Membership: £110 per year Prancing Horse Register: £50 per year (for members who do not own a Ferrari) Memberships include 6 issues of Ferrari Owners’ Club magazine. Overseas members are welcome.

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Drive

Latest happenings and forthcoming events in the glamorous world of motoring

Appreciating Aston Martin Millions of pounds worth of rare and prized

to snap up some of the hugely collectible lots

Aston Martin sports cars changed hands recently

on offer. Sales totalled an impressive £8.7m with

in the 15th annual Bonhams Aston Martin Sale

highlights of the day including the world record

at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell. The

price at auction of the 1970 Aston Martin DBS

2014 event was the biggest to date with almost

featured in the television show The Persuaders.

50 sports cars, plus a fascinating and diverse

With the addition of buyers’ premium and taxes,

collection of Aston Martin-related automobilia,

the car sold for £533,500, and a rare 1963 Aston

going under the hammer in several hours of

Martin DB5 Sports Saloon Project in need of full

exciting and highly-charged bidding.

restoration which sold for a cool £393,500 –

Competition for the cars was intense, with bidders from across the UK and far beyond vying

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The missing six Jaguar has confirmed it will build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred Lightweight E-type that was created in 1963, and they’ll come with official FIA papers that allow them to compete in historic events around the world. The new cars are described as the ‘missing’ six vehicles from Jaguar’s Lightweight E-type project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 ‘Special GT E-type Cars’. Only 12 were ever built, leaving six ‘period’ chassis numbers for lucky owners with deep enough pockets to stand what is rumoured to be a £1 million price tag. The new cars will be hand-built in-house under the auspices of the Jaguar Land Rover Individual Products Division headed by former Land Rover brand director John Edwardes. Each will be constructed to the exact specifications of their original 1960s forebears – including the 3.8-litre straight-six engine, although owners may specify colours and trim. Established Jaguar collectors, especially those with historic race car interests, will be prioritised amongst those potential customers

Classic entertainment

to add a new flavour to the event and this year

who express interest, says Jaguar.

The award-winning Silverstone Classic (July 25th

we’ll be welcoming two fantastic racing additions

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– 27th) looks set to break yet more records in

from iconic eras.

2014 with a stellar line-up of races, parades, music

gathering of 1990s GT cars since they raced in-

eras, plus a number of newly confirmed on-track

period and we’ve also invited F3 cars from 1971 to

additions and special parades further cements the

1984 to make their debut at the Classic, which was

Classic’s position as the World’s Biggest Classic

a period that included drivers like Jacques Laffite,

Motor Racing Festival.

Alain Prost and of course Ayrton Senna. Further

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“We’ll be showcasing the single biggest

and entertainment. A plethora of races from iconic

to these enhancements we’ll also be aiming to

classic car racing,” said Nick Wigley, event director.

complete a world record parade of well over 100

“Our regular and long standing races form the

Grand Prix cars led by Sir Stirling Moss OBE.”

core of our programme, but we’re always looking

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Heights of hospitality at British Grand Prix Silverstone is as much loved for its all-round class as a venue as it is for the excitement and glamour of the racing. Hospitality guests at the 2014 Formula 1 Santander Grand Prix from July 4th – 6th will be treated to the best views from the best tables, the finest service from attentive and expert staff and all the bells and whistles that you expect at one of the finest tracks in world motorsport. Silverstone has seven top-class venues – all with their own individual pleasures and to suit all tastes and budgets. From an intimate table for four in the Brooklands Restaurant to the grandeur of The Drivers’ Lounge, all venues include the Silverstone excitement and glitz: dedicated staff, gourmet food and top-class facilities. The Stowe Complex is the motor racing event hub. The British Racing Drivers’ Club an amazing heritage and a great balcony and garden. The Brooklands Suite and the Jimmy Brown Centre have iconic views of the famous track of Britain’s only F1 circuit.  www.silverstone.co.uk

Well over 2,500 people attended the displays and parade of historic cars including the 1907 Silver Ghost with the registration AX201 - possibly the most valuable car in the world. Laurel and Hardy, long since thought to be dead, were there alive and well driving their Model T Ford and BBC Radio Two DJ Chris Evans cut the ribbon to open the facility officially. The firm also restores classic aircraft and aero engines including the Merlin engine which powers the Spitfire and a number of aircraft treated the crowd to an air display. P&A Wood +44 (0)1371 870848  www.pa-wood.co.uk

Celebrating success Rolls Royce Motor Cars is no ordinary car maker

doubt a result of its international reputation for

and P&A Wood is no ordinary dealership. On

repairing and restoring classic Rolls Royce cars using

June 1st P&A Wood opened a new showroom and

craftsmanship skills that are virtually impossible

coachwork facility in the Essex village of Great

to find elsewhere. Some owners from as far away

Easton, near London Stansted Airport.

as Bahrain and Brunei airfreight their cars to P&A

The expansion of the company’s facilities is no

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Drive Packed with power and presence, these latest supercars are destined to impress…

The new Ferrari California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s. Its retractable hard top transforms it from a chic coupé into a sleekly sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds. The direct-injection, 3855cc turbo 8-cylinder engine is mounted very low in the chassis in a mid-front position and provides extraordinary acceleration from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 196mph. From approx £152,154  www.ferrari.com

The Lamborghini Huracán obtained 700 orders during the early stages of a month-long private preview tour worldwide for VIP clients. An excellent start for the heir to the best selling Lamborghini to date, the Gallardo. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is powered by a 610-horsepower 5.2-litre normally-aspirated V10 engine, which allows it to reach a top speed of 201mph and accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, placing it at the top of its segment. From approx £188,000  www.lamborghini.com

Honed on the track to excel on the road, the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 – available in Coupe or Roadster form – boasts a power hike to 436 PS at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the V8 Vantage S. Lightweight features such as carbon fibre and Kevlar seats and 10-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish, combine to make the N430 capable of 190 mph, with a 0-60 mph time that drops to 4.6 seconds. First deliveries are expected to begin in September. From £89,995  www.astonmartin.com 50

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Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at Auto China in Beijing. The duo of the most powerful and speedy mid-engine sports cars from Porsche are setting new sporty benchmarks in their segment. The new Cayman GTS (shown here) accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 177mph. Cayman GTS £55,397; Boxster GTS £52,879  www.porsche.com

Rolls-Royce recently unveiled its Ghost Series II. Delivering the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design, it consolidates Ghost’s position as the most popular car in the $250,000+ class. Ghost Series II inherits its predecessor’s powerful 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12, now linked to an eight-speed Satellite Aided Transmission. Accelerating from 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds, it has a limited top speed of 155mph. Price yet to be confirmed  www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

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Rapid in the rain

What most supercars have in

which makes it very rigid while keeping down the

common is eye-catching good looks

weight. Aluminium frames are then attached to the front

and the Lamborghini Aventador

and rear of where the body panels, suspension, engine

LP700-4 Roadster is no exception.

and gear box are bolted.

Stuart Shield experiences the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster in a variety of driving conditions

However, the designer of this car seems to have taken some of his

Ready for take-off

design cues from the top secret

The doors open vertically making it surprisingly easy to

aircraft design manual for the F35

enter and exit the vehicle. Large air scoops are sculpted

Joint Strike fighter with stealth

into the sides and the radiators sit just in front of the

capabilities making the aircraft

rear wheel arches giving the internal door trim a wide

invisible to radar.

sill. Starting the engine is akin to launching a heat

The F35 costs over £100 million

hole located by the steering wheel and the start/stop

priced at £295,000 before extras

button is accessed by flipping up a red painted metal

ordered by the owner, by comparison

shroud just like those in military jet cockpits. Upon

a bargain minus the wings and weaponry. The V12 powered mid-engined car was

pressing the button, the 12 cylinders turn over with a

also designed not only to be rigid but also as light as possible. This is not an easy

high-pitched whine and fire into life.

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seeking missile, the entire key casing is slotted into a

with extras while the Aventador is

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And so to Silverstone Driving the car is sensational and its four-wheel drive system gives plenty of grip, this is essential when there are 700 brake horse powers available. I had occasion to put the car to the test in appalling conditions as I was invited to Silverstone to watch the Blancpain sponsored Lamborghini Supertrofeo on the May 24th. The journey from Essex to the Northampton track was hampered by torrential rain AVENTADOR LP 700-4 SPECIFICATION OVERVIEW Price £288,000 Power 700 BHP Engine size 6.5 litre Top speed 217 mph Acceleration 3 sec to 62 mph

but the car stuck to the road helped by the clever body shape creating massive

BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO EUROPE June 28th-29th Paul Ricard

under 20 to well over 50. While the Aventador does not race, the car is used as a

July 26th-27th Spa Francorchamps

with the drivers as they enjoyed food prepared by a kitchen full of Italian chefs.

September 19th-20th Nürenburgring

clouds were blown away with the stiff breeze and this dried the track for the

November 20th-21st Sepang Malaysia

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downforce and a rear wing that emerges from the body when accelerating past 50 mph. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo is the world’s fastest one make racing series with racing in North America, Europe and Asia. The cars are all lightweight versions of the Gallardo LP 570 as is competed by both professional and amateur drivers. A total of 43 drivers compete the European series and are aged from pace car to lead the pack round the warm up laps. The race not only brought together fans of the marque but also many owners and buyers, the Lamborghini hospitality tent was brimming with guests mixing The rain was so bad, the first race was cancelled but the sun came out as the afternoon. Keen to photograph the Aventador with one or two racing cars, the year-old Dutch driver for the Automobil RT Germany team later asked for a copy of the photo and went on to win the two races on Saturday and Sunday.

extreme and certainly the loudest. However if it is loud you want, a small rear central window can be lowered to transmit all the engine sound back to the driver. This is useful for drowning out boring conversation from your passenger or irritating adverts on the radio. If planning a long journey, the strada setting mutes the engine note but not the speed. The rear view is not great but Lamborghini has installed a high definition video camera which gives a much better view than a rear mirror and the door mounted mirrors are better than on most cars. Another hazard facing most low-slung sports cars is road humps which could clip the nose, therefore the LP700 has a hydraulic lifting gear which raises the front and then lowers it when you build up the speed again. The roof is made of painted carbon fibre and comes apart in two sections which are stored in the front of the car. As the panels are very light, they do not require much muscle to remove and stow away neatly when not required. International Property & Travel

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Tropical Getaway www.sao-tome-travel.com Guest villa – front view €1,500,000

Individual prices for villas which are on separate plots but on the same large diagram and compound would be €1,750,000 for the Owners Villa and €1,500,000 for the Guest Villa; inclusive of power station, own water purification and water system. The Lagarto yacht club is for sale at €250,000. All offers will be considered. The villas are located on the island of Sao Tome and Principe between the airport and town on the coastline and are on the most prestigious property on the island. The islands are located 6.5 hours from Portugal by air and are easily accessible by air from Portugal and France via Gabon. Property transfer is leasehold, except for the buildings which are freehold and transfer fees would apply according to government regulations.

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These islands are pristine and underdeveloped. A recent developer by the name of Mark Shuttleworth, through the company “There be dragons”, is in the process of investing €40,000,000. There is development and interest present and a recent, detailed article about the other developments can be seen on the internet. Pestana has a hotel on the island with 150 rooms and there is a boutique hotel called Omali Lodge and on Principe there is a resort by the name of Bom Bom Island Resort. Those two hotels form part of the developments Mark Shuttleworth invested in. Plot sizes: Owners Villa plot: 15,840m² Guest Villa plot: 17,050m²

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he rising number of multi-millionaires is undoubtedly having a positive effect on the world’s top end property market and London appears to be high on many of their wish lists. This is borne out by London topping Christie’s International Real Estate Index, which ranks the top luxury property markets globally, for the second year in a row. Indeed, being the real estate arm of Christie’s art house, Christie’s International believes that real estate shows a strong correlation with the top end of the fine art market as opposed to the general housing market. The company’s latest ‘Luxury Defined: An Insight into the Luxury Above: The Penthouse Collection Residential Property at The Heron, EC2Y Market’, presents an The Heron is a slender 36-storey tower offering in-depth analysis of exceptional facilities including concierge, valet luxury market trends and compares 10 of the parking and private residents’ club with gym, world’s top property lounge areas, bar, screening room, meeting markets: London, facilities and landscaped roof garden. Cote d’Azur, Hong Two penthouses have been newly launched, Kong, Los Angeles, one measures 6,000 square feet with four Miami, New York, bedrooms and four bathrooms, the other is Paris, San Francisco, 4,000 square feet with three bedrooms and Sydney, and Toronto. three bathrooms. They both have triple-aspect Using Christie’s views across London and double-height International Real spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass. On the Estate Index, markets upper level, they feature an innovative ‘indoor were ranked across outdoor’ room with a retractable roof and are record sales price, highly specified throughout. prices per square foot, £12m / €14.7m / $20.1m and percentage of non£18m / €22m / $30.2m respectively local and international CBRE +44 (0)20 7182 2477

Capital appreciation Prime properties, world famous tourist attractions and a wealth of cultural activities, London certainly has much to be appreciated purchasers, and the number of luxury listings relative to population. London topped this year’s Index, with a $101.5 million top sale and average luxury home sale prices of $4,683 per square foot. New York and Los Angeles ranked second and third, respectively, driven by exceptional growth in luxury sales volume. “With more millionaires and billionaires in the world than ever before, pent-up demand and increasing consumer confidence, luxury real estate sales surged in 2013 around the world,” said Bonnie Stone Sellers, chief executive officer of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Strong momentum in the global international luxury housing market was led by cities such as San Francisco, New York, and London, which saw year-over-year increases of 62 per cent, 22 per cent, and 20 per cent respectively, in the total number of $1 million property sales.” International Property & Travel

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Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, SW7 Beautifully presented three-bedroom apartment of 176m2 on the third floor of two adjoining period buildings with six windows facing directly on to Hyde Park. Refurbished to the highest specifications in a sophisticated, contemporary style, it includes a fabulous entertaining space, state-of-the-art kitchen, sumptuous master bedroom suite and a lift with direct access to the property. £5.95m / €7.3m / $10m Harrods Estates +44 (0)20 7893 8044 e: hassan.basma@harrodsestates.com

Fairways, Off The Bishops Avenue, N2 Known as ‘Billionaire’s Row’, The Bishops Avenue is one of London’s most illustrious addresses. Fairways is spread over four floors with more than 17,000 square feet of living space. A newly built, double-fronted mansion, it includes eight bedroom suites, a beautiful landscaped garden and private detached guesthouse. The lower ground floor that runs underneath the house and garden houses a full-sized gymnasium. The leisure floor has a large swimming pool, spa and cinema room. Accessed by an impressive glass staircase and with a built-in poolside bar area, the entertainment space can hold glamorous parties, offering room for seating, a dance floor and space for up to 200 guests. £22m / €26.9m / $36.9m Glentree +44 (0)20 8458 7311 60

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Beaumont Collection, Canaletto, EC1 With over half the 190 apartments having been sold just four months after launch, Canaletto has recently released a new collection of three-bedroom apartments. Located on the 24th to 28th floors, they are modern sanctuaries, optimising space with spectacular panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glazed facades. The apartments have very simple clean lines but use highly polished timbers and marbles to create a midcentury feel with classic features. The development’s state-of-the-art amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, and residents’ club on the 24th floor. From £2m / €2.4m / $3,4m Canaletto +44 (0)20 7608 1825

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Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, SW7 An impressive six-bedroom family house just a short walk from the beautifully kept grounds of Kensington Gardens. It has a dining hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, family room, two shower rooms and three further bathrooms. As well as having excellent entertaining space, the property has the advantage of off-street parking and a garden. Hyde Park Gate has provided residences to many famous people over the years, including Lord Baden-Powell and Sir Winston Churchill. Its location is conveniently close to the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and the shopping and transport facilities of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge. ÂŁ11.5m / â‚Ź14.1m / $19.3m Strutt & Parker +44 (0)20 7938 3666 e: kensington@struttandparker.com

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Fulham Riverside, exceptional waterfront living. On the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham Riverside will be a major new destination for south west London. Following the outstanding success of the first release we are pleased to announce the launch of Garden Apartments East, a collection of stylishly designed studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and duplexes with balcony or terrace. Residents will benefit from amenities including a landscaped piazza, podium gardens, a planned river cafÊ, concierge service, fitness suite and an on-site 100,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s. With good transport links and Chelsea on the doorstep, Fulham Riverside is the complete waterfront development.

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Roehampton House, SW15 This magnificent Grade I listed mansion has been restored to its former residential glory after being a hospital during both World Wars. Designed by two of Britain’s finest architects, the property was first completed in 1712 by English Baroque architect Thomas Archer before being extended by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1912. Due to the owner’s bankruptcy, it subsequently became a convalescent home for injured servicemen. After being sold to the NHS it then became the Douglas Bader Centre, opened by Princess Diana in 1993. Roehampton House has now been renovated into 22 stunning residences, retaining all original period features. There is just one two-bedroom property remaining. £1.8m / €2.3m / $3.1m St James +44 (0)20 3004 4112

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Eaton Square, Belgravia, SW1W This 847m2, Grade II listed property covers four floors and has planning permission and Grosvenor consent to be renovated into a truly spectacular Belgravia residence. The magnificent double fronted lateral apartment will feature exquisite living and entertaining space as well as state-of-the-art leisure facilities. These will include a media room, inside swimming pool and superb private gardens. The internal images shown here give an idea of how the property could be designed. ÂŁ32m / â‚Ź39.1m / $53.7m Henry & James +44 (0)20 7235 8861 e: belgraviaoffice@henryandjames.co.uk

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the capital are revealed. The city of London is brought to life on

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park More than a million visitors have already enjoyed the Olympic Park since it began to open last July with concerts and the Anniversary Games. The Copper Box Arena was the first former Olympic and Paralympic venue to open to the public followed by the iconic London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley Velo Park this spring. Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre opens this July with four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts, as well as two of the best hockey pitches in the country and work is also underway to transform the stadium in to a multi-use venue. It will be the permanent home of West Ham United Football Club from 2016 and the new national competition stadium for athletics in the UK. Visitors are also able to experience unrivalled views of the Park from the 114.5 metre tall ArcelorMittal Orbit. With two spacious viewing platforms at 76 and 80 metres high, visitors can see over 20 miles across London and newly installed interactive technology will enable them to get close up to the breathtaking views.  www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

The London Eye A major feature of London’s skyline, the London Eye is a major feature of the capital’s skyline. It offers some of London's best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people. Offering an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks, each rotation takes 30 minutes. A private capsule is the ultimate way to experience the 360° views of London with friends and family. By hiring one you can create your own personal London Eye experience by combining a selection of food and drinks with the help of an expert catering team. You can also opt for an hour long wine or champagne tasting experience. This involves sampling five of the world’s finest wines or champagnes from the prestigious House of Pommery high above the world’s greatest city with an expert from top London wine tasting attraction, Vinopolis.  www.londoneye.com

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Tarano, Northern Lazio, Italy The property is in the village of Tarano and it is set on an hill overlooking the beautiful countyside of Sabina, in Northern Lazio, close to the border with Tuscany.

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t comprises three buildings, for a total of approximately 450 square metres. The main building is an old rural mansion with annexed stables that has been completely and lovingly restored; the other two buildings are modern and have been built in the same style. The main building is on two floors and has a beautiful living room overlooking the valley. Both the two modern buildings are very close to the main one; one has already been converted to host a family and has a separate access from the main road. The second consists of two spacious rooms that have been used as library and hobby rooms and that could easily be partitioned into smaller rooms. The property includes the 7 hectares surrounding grounds, a fruit orchard and an olive grove, from which oil is currently produced in limited quantities. Tarano can be easily reached with a 40 minute drive from Rome, and by a small regional train that leaves from the Capital. PRICE â‚Ź900,000 CONTACT Elisabetta Pontello t: +39 335 6699020 e: elisabetta.pontello@gmail.com International Property & Travel

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Idelwild, Cotuit, Massachusetts Majestic waterfront estate overlooking Popponesset Bay with 7.6 acres of park-like grounds. The property, which has been meticulously built over four years by its current owners, centres on sophisticated elegance, extraordinary detail, supreme privacy and water views from virtually every window. Highlights of the 8,000 square foot property include an 800-bottle climatecontrolled wine room, an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, a first floor master suite opening to a covered verandah and English garden, second-floor palatial master suite featuring a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and spa-like bathroom with Parisian chandeliers. A covered walkway leads to a 2,000 square foot carriage house with a three-car garage and twobedroom second floor apartment for guests and extended family. £4.1m / €5.1m / $6.9m Kinlin Grover +1 508 548 6611

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xploring such a vast area spanning the North American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans is a tall order within just one article. However, naturally there are certain places, properties and pursuits that stand out. Here we’ve highlighted a selection that caught our attention, starting with some simply stunning homes. Although the freezing conditions which affected much of the US last winter slowed the property market somewhat, there are definite signs of a thaw with prime properties on sale for historically short periods. Robert Green, general manager of Abercrombie & Kent International Estates, comments, “Parts of the US residential property market have seen significant growth in the last year with New York City and Miami performing best of all. With record low inventory in prime urban areas prices have rocketed, exceeding rental growth in the past two years. The NYC metro area saw $60.5 billion of investment in the year to February 2014 and is expected to see growth of around 9% over the next year.” While transactions have been predominantly home born, Mr Green reports that there has been a significant increase in international buyers from the UK, Russia, China and Brazil. “Seen as a safe investment,” he continues, “we anticipate this trend to continue for some time with buyers favouring prime urban locations which appeal to the primary as well as the secondary market.”

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Ohana, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida Private retreat composed of an enclave of organic structures extending to meet the Gulf of Mexico with a hardened seawall, preserving privacy while ensuring shore protection. The residence encompasses three pavilions reminiscent of a Balinese luxury resort, providing transitional space for extended family to enjoy the incredible living areas and for guests to discover their stunning private beach house. The main home offers living spaces lined by an open terrace, where endless views of the Gulf evoke the sense of a remote island paradise. Natural Hemingway coral stone courtyards and walkways lead to outdoor living areas with exotic palms and native plants. Other amenities include a private tennis court, free-form pool with elevated spa and a grand palm thatched canopy for al fresco entertaining. ÂŁ13m / â‚Ź16.1m / $22m Michael Saunders & Company +1 941 376 2688

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Manhattan, New York A magnificent six-bedroom Beaux Arts townhouse in a sought after Upper East Side location close to Madison Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park.Spanning approximately 706m2 and 111.50m2 of basement, this impressive six-storey residence with elevator includes six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three powder rooms, a kitchen, dining room and two receptions. Built in 1899, it has undergone an exquisite top-to-bottom renovation and features grand entertaining spaces, central air conditioning, surround sound, Wi-Fi and cable ready and alarm system throughout. Custom carved Italian marble features in all four bathrooms and three powder rooms. There is an eat-in chef's kitchen off the dining room and a divine loggia breakfast room. Outdoor space consists of a lush, walled garden, planted terrace and roof garden with open southerly views of the city. £11m / €13.5m / $18.5m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates +44 (0)20 3667 7016

Rosewood, Chappaqua, New York This is one of the most distinctive properties in Westchester County, combining timeless elegance with classic design. Designed by renowned architect Boris Baranovich, this private retreat has a gated entry and a long winding tree-lined drive forming a picturesque entrance to the estate’s 86 acres of land. Ideal for entertaining, this six-bedroom home includes a fully outfitted bar which has access to a climate-controlled stone wine cellar and a banquet sized dining room with an oval ceiling, antique fireplace mantel and beautiful mahogany features. For sporting enthusiasts, Rosewood has a private gym, an indoor basketball court complete with scoreboard and an infinity pool with a spa which cascades into the surrounding countryside. £11.8m / €14.5m / $19.9m Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty +1 914 523 0678 78

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the penthouse’s secondary interior stairs,

hotels, the penthouse at The Pierre Hotel

private elevator, main kitchen, and staff

encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd and

bedroom with bath. There is also an interior

43rd floors of the building and offers

elevator and two designated staff members

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self-contained with kitchens,

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bathrooms and porches with views

Rockies, this is the first time this land

of the lake and wildlife. Most have a

has been for sale in nearly 50 years.

fireplace or wood-burning stove. The

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Laguna Beach, Orange County, California With 180 feet of water frontage, this superb beachfront property is in Irvine Cove, Orange County’s most exclusive gated and guarded community. A palmfringed private drive leads to the six-bedroom residence, set in half an acre of tropical greenery. The 10,000 square foot interior is anchored by a spectacular three-storey staircase which rises to a six-sided glass atrium. The living room has sliding glass doors to the pool and spa, and French doors to a deck overlooking the cove. The estate has six fireplaces in total while the family room includes a wet bar and state-of-the-art home entertainment centre. A gourmet kitchen serves the domed dining room and there are two climate-controlled wine cellars. A beach cabana with a bathroom, outdoor shower and kitchen completes this incredible property. £32.5m / €40.2m / $55m Hilton & Hyland +1 310 278 3311 82

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HINGHAM, Crow Point ... On sheltered Hingham Harbor with 223 ft. of direct waterfront is this restored 5,100 sq. ft. Victorian and 2,200 sq. ft. guest house. ... $4,685,000

NEWTON ... Magnificent new construction set in “The Ledges”. Open floor plan with an abundance of natural light. 5 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Stone patio. Heated garage. ... $3,299,000

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We find out why The Sea Pines Resort in South Carolina has set the standard for high quality, resort development in America

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efresh the spirit, encourage the unscripted and return to the classic family vacation, that’s the invitation offered to guests at The Sea Pines Resort. Spanning the southern third of Hilton Head Island, it has been a quiet retreat for more than 50 years. Here, stress and schedules quickly fade to laughter and relaxation through an array of family and individual activities including natural beaches, championship golf, tennis and biking trails.

On location

Just 45 miles by car from Savannah, Georgia, Sea Pines is accessible by both Hilton Head Island Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The 5,000-acre resort is ideally positioned on the southern tip of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. On an attractive peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Calibogue Sound, it also features the world-famous yacht basin at Harbour Town.

Away from home comforts

Extensive choice is a central theme at Sea Pines from The Inn at Harbour Town featuring 60 elegant rooms befitting the finest boutique hotels of Europe to luxurious vacation homes for two to 12 guests, there are options of virtually every shape and size. As an 84

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added benefit, guests will enjoy valuable discounts and charging privileges at the resort’s restaurants, shopping outlets and pro shops courtesy of the Guest Amenity Card.

At your leisure

Guests are able to relax and rejuvenate at the Sanctuary Spa, which offers a full array of salon and spa services. Manicures, pedicures, facials and massages are all on the menu. Golfers can experience 43 years of tradition when they play in the footsteps of golfing legends. Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Davis Love III are among the many greats of the game to claim victory at the historic PGA Tour event held annually on Sea Pine’s renowned Harbour Town Golf Links. Guests can choose from a variety of golf packages and play any or all of the resort's three premier courses, each with its own signature character. The state-of-the-art tennis facility at Sea Pines has grown into a premier resource for tennis enthusiasts under the direction of former US Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith. The Sea Pines Racquet Club offers a wide selection of

teaching clinics, instructional programs and tennis vacation packages. Horse lovers can enjoy a ride meandering through 600 lush acres of Sea Pines’ Forest Preserve to get a true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trails wind beneath a canopy of palmettos and moss covered oaks, past alligator-inhabited fishing lakes and historic sites. On return a world of fabulous dining also awaits, whether it’s a hearty breakfast under the oaks, lunch at the beach, drinks at the marina or a sunset dinner on the harbour.

Must do . . .

Sea Pines’ charters offer a medley of maritime excursions including sunset cruises, sightseeing sails and dolphin discovery voyages. Guests can spot alligators lazily soaking up the sun on lagoon banks while endangered sea turtles paddle nearby in the Atlantic.

Costs

From £166 / €204 / $279 per night at the Inn at Harbour Town. From £829 / €1,023 / $1,395 per week in a two-bedroom villa

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go The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada From its earliest days as a Native American oasis, to the Wild West, to today's glittering global tourism mecca, Las Vegas has seen and done it all. This iconic, neon-lit street of dreams has fuelled fantasies, TV melodramas and movies. Simply known as Las Vegas Boulevard until the mid-40s, legend has it the Strip was named by LA police officer Guy McAfee after the City of Angel's fabled Sunset Strip. The Las Vegas Strip is a four-mile stretch that’s home to 15 of the world's 25 largest hotels. During any given afternoon, throngs of visitors gather at Bellagio to witness the hotel's awe-inspiring fountain show, while inside its Spa Tower the world's tallest all-chocolate fountain can be enjoyed. Wynn Las Vegas also has a remarkable evening fountain show that incorporates laser lighting and dancing water.  www.lasvegas.com 86

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Grand Canyon, Arizona Vast, magnificent and inarguably beautiful, the Grand Canyon is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark – and a natural wonder that simply has to see to be believed. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest. The Canyon's western edge is home to the beautiful Havasupai Falls and the town of Supai, accessible via roads on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.  www.arizonaguide.com

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York New York City's most recognisable landmark, The Statue of Liberty is a gleaming beacon for generations of immigrants seeking a better life in America. Although Lady Liberty can be seen clearly from the land, a short ferry ride to Liberty Island will bring you up close and personal. Tickets to visit the monument can be bought online in advance at statuecruises.com. The nearby Ellis Island Immigration Museum also provides a fascinating view of a historic crossroads. Here visitors can explore the building that served as the first port of entry in the United States for approximately 12 million immigrants, as well as search ship manifests for passenger names in the American Family Immigration History Center.  www.nycgo.com

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Between East and West

We seek out Turkey’s finest properties and offer some suggestions as to where to stay and what to explore while visiting

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urkey’s Mediterranean coastline is expected to experience a surge of foreign interest in the next 12 months, thanks to the newly increased capacity and infrastructure at Gazipasa Bodrum Airport, 30 minutes east of Alanya. Bringing more Magnificent private villa with stunning views of overseas visitors to the region Bodrum Castle and the bay. It includes four spacious is expected to grow the appeal bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fitted kitchen, airof property ownership not conditioning and a beautiful mature garden with only in Alanya, but also in private swimming pool. There are terraces and the resorts of Side and Belek, balconies with stunning views, ideal for alfresco style Turkey’s golf hub. dining and entertaining, a roof terrace and a separate, “Alanya, a colourful, one-bedroom annex suitable for staff accommodation. growing beach town with a £2.2m / €2.75m / $3.8m balmy year-round climate, Spot Blue +44 (0)20 8339 6036

should benefit greatly from the improvements at Gazipasa,” said Julian Walker, director at Spot Blue International Property. “Demand for apartments on one of the resort’s many beachside complexes, especially popular with northern Europeans, is only set to increase and we could see prices creep up.” Mr Walker also reports that demand for luxury residences in upmarket districts of Istanbul is continuing to rise, fuelled by buyers from the Middle East who are also attracted by investment opportunities presented by developments in the city’s growing suburbs. In March 2014 alone, foreigners bought 478 properties in Istanbul, out of a nationwide total of 1,362, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. “The Gulf-Turkish affair is gaining momentum,” said Julian Walker. “For Gulf investors, Istanbul is an attractive stepping stone between the East and West, as well as a place to be seen.” Growth in Istanbul’s real estate market is unmatched by European markets, most of which remain depressed, and price growth is occurring at similar levels to London. “Typical buy-to-let investments are in the $150,000 to $200,000 bracket,” continued Mr Walker. “The market is moving quickly though. Our representative in Istanbul reports that new apartments in prime areas of Beylikduzu that were on the market six months ago for $80,000 should be worth in excess of $100,000 once the development is completed later in the year.” International Property & Travel

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Fenerbahce Bay, Istanbul This exclusive project of seafront apartments is in a well known area of Istanbul, just five minutes’ walk from Kalamis Marina and the famous Bagdat Street with its designer shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. It consists of just 18 ultra luxurious apartments with sea views in three blocks, varying in size between 205 and 445m2. There is a choice of three-bedroom apartments with two bathrooms and four-bedroom duplex apartments with three bathrooms. Most of the bedrooms benefit from en suite bathrooms and the master bedroom has large en suite bathroom with dual sinks and walk in showers. Each property includes spacious open plan living, dining and relaxation areas with large balconies or private gardens which are ideal for enjoying alfresco style dining. Owners can enjoy a sports centre, sauna, social area and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Three-bedroom aparts from £2.4m / €3m / $4.1m Four-bedroom duplex aparts £4.1m / €5m / $6.8m Spot Blue +44 (0)20 8339 6036

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Yalikavak, Bodrum Peninula In a sought-after enclave, this newly built house is an eagle's nest perched on a mountainside overlooking the sea. The property has been built to exacting standards and comprises both outdoor (infinity) and indoor swimming pool, sauna, hamman, five en suite bedrooms, vast open-plan reception rooms and a gallery linking the main house to a pool house with outdoor entertaining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. A small gatehouse completes the accommodation. The breathtaking panoramic views over the bay, the Aegean coast of Turkey and the Greek islands make this a truly special property. ÂŁ4.8m / â‚Ź5.9m / $8.1m Savills International +44 (0)20 7016 3871 International Property & Travel

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Zekeriyakoy, Istanbul This 560m2 family villa was built in 2013 and includes a private pool, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It is on a first class, secure development in a prestigious suburb, surrounded by forest. Laid out over three levels, the villa includes a basement, huge covered car parking area and garage. The hallway has two storage rooms, a laundry, maid’s room and bathroom while the entrance level has an extensive lounge with a feature fireplace, a dining room, modern fitted kitchen, office, hallway, first bedroom and bathroom. The first floor has a two master bedrooms with dressing rooms, a family bathroom, two further double-sized bedrooms, each with en suite, dressing room and large terrace. Communal facilities include 24/7 security, tennis courts, eight children’s parks, a fitness centre, market, café, indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath/ sauna and mature gardens. From £2.8m / €2.3m / $3.9m – £2.5m / €3m / $4.1m Property Venture +44 (0)1932 849 536 e: info@property-venture.com

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Oceanic Bayview Villas, Alkent, Near Istanbul This exquisite five-bedroom detached villa has 405m2 of living space. It is surrounded by a large area of garden, covering 1,485m2 with ample terracing and decking around a large swimming pool and a three-car garage. Built on three floors there are four bedrooms, three of which are en suite, a master bedroom en suite and a maid’s quarters with separate bathroom. Numerous highlights include a grand living room with high ceiling, fireplace and an internal suspended balcony overlooking the area, a spacious kitchen, games, TV and cinema room, Jacuzzi room, sauna, five bathrooms and five terraces. The property’s gallery style allows wide-open, airy spaces which, together with the beautifully designed mezzanine floor over the main lounge, overlook the lake through large panoramic windows. From £893,000 / €1.1m / $1.5m £952,800 / €1.2m / $1.6m Universal 21 +90 212 366 0214 96

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Tower and Terrace Residences, Zorlu Center, Istanbul

from 117m2 to as large as 735m2, with a selection of

Representing a total investment of over $2.5 billion

layouts ranging from single bedrooms to palatial

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Overlooking historic Istanbul, the Princes' Islands

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£13,235 / €10,750 / $18,000 per m2

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e realized that he could make After 20 successful years in the noticeable changes in the way fast-paced business world, the 50 he felt and his level of health year-old founder of The LifeCo with minor adjustments to his eating and exercise habits, and his environment. was looking for a new way of By word of mouth this wellness concept living when he joined his first gained so much popularity, he decided to detoxification program form a company to share his experience and resources with other people interested in discovering a healthier way of life. Hence the beginnings of The LifeCo which has since attracted a number of high profile celebrity guests.

On location

The LifeCo Bodrum Detox Centre is one of its kind in Turkey, located among orange and mandarin trees and only a few minutes from the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea in Göltürkbükü, Bodrum.

Good health

The pioneer of detox services in Turkey, The LifeCo Bodrum Detox Centre offers a holiday setting for detox programs, therapies and other health promoting activities. It has 30 luxurious guestrooms, various therapy rooms and massage terraces, a yoga room, comprehensive library on health, juice bar, movie room with DVD collection, wireless internet, a pool and more. Guests who wish can explore the surrounding area of Türkbükü and take a five-minute walk down to the beach for an invigorating swim. 100

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At your leisure

The aim with all The LifeCo’s programs is to cleanse each person physically, mentally and spiritually while also allowing them to take a break from city life. Guests interested in taking a seven-day detox with a difference have the option of taking the world famous Blue Voyage on board Lagoon 620, LifeCo’s catamaran. A maximum of eight health seekers will be accommodated, allinclusive for seven days in the surrounding bays of Bodrum, along with plenty of sea and sun. During the programs, coaching, health activities and expert advice on lifestyle and nutrition will be offered. Other activities will include swimming, pedal surfing, snorkeling, canoeing, tanning, relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Must do. . .

Experience a traditional Turkish bath (hamman) with the option of a strong skin scrubbing to unclog the pores and aid the detox process.

Costs

Seven day detox program from £1,590 / €1,950 / $2,672 for one person and from £2,854 / €3,500 / $4,795 for two people. Blue Voyage seven day detox from £2,038 / €2,500 / $3,425 for one person and from £3,260 / €4,000 / $5,480 for two people. Alternatively reserve the whole boat from £14,678 / €18,000 / $24,663.

Contact

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Home Offices’ premises in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia provides modern and comfortable workplace facilities with the aim of presenting its members a place where they can feel at home. The complex accommodates all business needs in a real work environment with the privileges

of luxury, comfort and complete privacy. Ideally located within a short distance from major commercial sites and landmarks, diverse spaces and office types in two and three floor houses make up a total area of 45,000 square metres. Outside the offices, members can relax in a peaceful green landscape with palm trees and three large water features. A beautiful garden area can also be accessed and viewed by guests in the lobby. Home Offices enhanced its facilities with the addition of the Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, the first luxury boutique hotel in Riyadh. The hotel has 69 rooms, stateof-the-art technology, a spa and fitness centre and a coffee bar.

The architectural design of the Home Offices exudes an inherently Arabic feel through the property’s elegant Andalusia style. It is also distinguished by its unique Islamic Al Musharabiya design, an element seen in Arabic architecture since the 14th century. The Musharabiya wooden lattice screens carved in a geometric design shade the building and encourage the flow of air to aid in keeping the interior cool.

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Istanbul has recently been named the top destination in the world, as well as in Europe in the sixth annual Travellers' Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor readers.

Already the sixth most-visited country in the world with a record-breaking 39,860 million visitors last year, this latest accolade bolsters Turkey's place as one of the globe's most popular travel destinations.

The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul One of the best preserved ancient buildings in the world, the Hagia Sophia was

space in the world. The church was looted by the fourth Crusaders in 1204

originally a basilica constructed for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I in the

and became a mosque in the 15th century when The Ottomans conquered the

sixth century. A masterwork of Roman engineering, the massive dome, which is

city. The Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935 and is now one of

31 metres in diameter, covers what was for over 1,000 years the largest enclosed

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Tourist Ephesus, near Selcuk This is one of the most magnificent and sophisticated ancient cities around the globe. It also harbours one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis derived from the ancient cult of Anatolian mother goddess Cybele. Established in 6000 BC, Ephesus was one of the 12 cities of the Ionian union. Some of the most impressive attractions at Ephesus include the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the ancient theatre.  www.goturkey.com

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed, or Blue Mosque as it has become known, was built between 1609 and 1616 by the young Sultan Ahmet I. It was designed to rival its neighbour the Hagia Sophia and, with its hierarchy of increasingly large domes, this vast complex helped define Istanbul’s skyline. The interior is equally grand and includes swathes of over 20,000 hand made blue tiles which give this magnificent building its name.  www.goturkey.com

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Loft-style urban apartment in historic industrial building in desirable Zurich city location. High-end living on two floors, high ceilings, 130m², two bedrooms, lift, parking. Price: CHF 2.18 Million. Engel & Völkers Zürich Paradeplatz Claridenstrasse 43, 8002 Zürich Tel. +41-43-888 11 22 Email zuerichparadeplatz@engelvoelkers.com

Located in the heart of Switzerland near the lake of Murten, this 14th century castle property is ideal for a prestigious company headquarters, VIP innovation or marketing centre, training centre, private clinic or cultural centre. Interior: 2,100m², Land: 24,924m². Price: CHF 13.5 Million Engel & Völkers Bern Mettlengässli 2, 3074 Muri b. Bern Tel. +41-31-950 22 11 Email bern@engelvoelkers.com

Slice of paradise on the shores of lake Thun, high-end attic apartment with outstanding views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. A high specification interior is included as well as a boat berth and a private loggia for guests. 172m², 3 bedrooms. Price: CHF 2.77 Million Engel & Völkers Thun Obere Hauptgasse 40, 3600 Thun Tel. +41-33-277 30 00 Email thun@engelvoelkers.com

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In a secluded setting, yet in walking distance to the village centre of Grindelwald, Chalet Wetterhorn is waiting for its discerning future owner. The interior can still be determined. Rooms: 5.5. Price: CHF 3.35 Million Engel & Völkers Interlaken Höheweg 72, 3800 Interlaken Tel. +41-33-822 70 70 Email interlaken@engelvoelkers.com

This particular property is extremely elegant and luxuriously appointed, and has been built to a very sustainable concept. Aimed at providing its residents with beautiful, extraordinary surroundings even in old age, this villa boasts 190m² of living space. The living space comprises 4 generous light-filled rooms. Elegant living entirely focused on the future. Engel & Völkers Zürcher Oberland Rapperswilerstrasse 7, 8630 Rüti Tel. +41-55-533 04 50 Email zuercheroberland@engelvoelkers.com

Close to the village centre of the glacier village of Grindelwald this top class chalet, typical for the region of the Bernese Alps, is currently being built. The future owner can have input regarding the interior finishes. Rooms: 5.5. Price: CHF 2.76 Million Engel & Völkers Interlaken Höheweg 72, 3800 Interlaken Tel. +41-33-822 70 70 Email interlaken@engelvoelkers.com

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Swiss bliss

We explore the potential of Switzerland as a lifestyle destination from both a property buying and tourism perspective

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hink of Switzerland and you will probably summon up images of the most stunning mountain and lake vistas. As with visiting most countries, a little inside information goes a long way and sometimes the most direct routes are not the best or most scenic. With this in mind, a new joint initiative from the Swiss Travel System and Switzerland Tourism called ‘Panoramic Pleasures’ will ensure visitors enjoy a stress-free experience and don’t miss any of the highlights. Tourists can now discover 10 of the country’s most beautiful routes via train, bus and boat leaving their hands totally free for capturing everything on camera (www.swisstravelsystem.co.uk). As for those wishing to stay on a more regular basis, Engel & Volkers reports that the most expensive location in Switzerland is the ski resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland. Prices for detached homes and mansions here range from 3 million Swiss francs (approx €2.5 million) in average locations through to 50 million Swiss francs (approx €40.9 million) for highly exclusive chalets in prime positions. “Whilst we are anticipating further price rises for some locations, other submarkets are seeing a levelling out of

prices having reached their highest mark. Search clients are paying very close attention to offers and are no longer willing to accept any price demands,” said Jörg Schmittschneider, managing director of Engel & Völkers Switzerland. On Zurich’s Gold Coast, purchase prices for mansions and detached homes in average locations currently lie between 2.2 and 3.5 million Swiss francs (approx. €1.8 – 2.9 million). In prime locations, properties in this segment rarely change hands for anything under 5 million Swiss francs (approx €4.1 million). Holiday homes in the mountains and Mediterranean-like south of Switzerland are also proving very popular such as freehold apartments and houses in the desirable winter sports resorts of Davos and Klosters. “The number of sales is still stable in spite of a continuation in the price high,” says Mr Schmittschneider. “One reason for this is the high level of demand for property in Switzerland, which continues unabated,” “Engel & Völkers has seen the sharpest rise in prices over recent years in the west of Switzerland. A stabilisation of residential property prices can now be expected however, especially in towns and cities, and suburban areas.” International Property & Travel

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Villa Florentine, Montreux Designed by the renowned local architect Napoleon Jules Philibert Clerc in 1894, this villa has been beautifully restored by its current owner. It features a grand salon overlooking the lake retaining its original plaster and gold leaf ceiling, unusual chimneybreast and an indoor Pompeiian pool opening on to the sun terrace. The vaulted front entrance leads to the ornate hallway and staircase 108

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up three storeys, the first two being renovated originals and there is an elevator serving all floors for modern day convenience. Most rooms offer panoramic views and the house currently includes six bedrooms but this could be doubled on the second floor, which currently holds five offices and a reception. ÂŁ19.2m / â‚Ź23.4m / $32.6m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7439 9772 International Property & Travel

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Chalberhöni, Saanen Traditional chalet built in 1859 in Chalberhöni, the upper valley between Eggli and Videmanette Mountains. Surrounded by a large range of hiking and walking trails, it also has convenient access to the ski-slopes and is only 15 minutes’ drive from the international resort of Gstaad. The chalet is enveloped in aged wood with low ceilings and is furnished with antiques. The ground floor includes a living room, dining room and kitchen, all with access to a large wooden terrace. The first floor has four bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, while the lower level consists of another two bedrooms, a bathroom and passage leading to the garage. The chalet also includes a separate old barn that has been converted into a lovely little hideaway. £10.3m / €12.7m / $17.4m E&V Gstaad Properties AG +41 655 65 05 e: gstaad@engelvoelkers.com

Apartment Max, Gstaad Chalet Max was recently constructed and provides a small number of residences, accessed via a private underground garage with direct lift access. Apartment Max occupies the ground and lower ground floors and was created from merging two apartments together to provide a beautiful 600m2 light and spacious duplex. The entrance hall gives access to three en suite bedrooms, one with working fireplace. Steps down lead to an elegant and light living room with increased height ceilings, dual aspects, multiple sitting areas around an open stone fireplace, a dining area and French windows to the private terraces and gardens. Highlights include a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, master bedroom suite with built-in kitchenette, soundproofed cinema room, sauna room, flexible self-contained guest or staff annex and two further double bedrooms with en suite showers. £14.8m / €18.1m / $25m Savills International +44 (0)7016 3740 110

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Chalet Atka, Verbier Beautiful chalet in the mountains a quarter of the way down Le Rouge; ideally located for easy ski in-ski out access, with the popular Le Carrefour restaurant just above. With antique wood throughout, the chalet is designed for warm family living and incorporates four bedrooms on the ground floor, a reception, dining and kitchen on the first and a master suite on the top floor. Each floor has French doors opening on to a terrace with stunning views over the valley. There are also separate, self-contained staff quarters at the back of the chalet, three parking spaces in the shared garage below and lift access to the chalet’s main entrance. £10m / €12.2m / $17m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7439 9772 112

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Chalet Poinsettia, Verbier Recently constructed, Chalet Poinsettia is exquisitely decorated, fully furnished and offers panoramic views across Verbier towards the Grand Combin mountain range. The property is beside a stream in a hamlet style development of just three chalets and offers a total of 360m2 habitable space. There is a master suite and sumptuous bathroom occupying the entire second floor with lift access. In addition, there are two further bedroom suites and a children’s bedroom, bathroom and study which could be reconfigured to provide a fourth bedroom suite. The spacious open plan living and dining area has full height ceilings and a stone fireplace while wrap around balconies offer ample outside entertaining space. Downstairs, the chalet has a kitchenette, gym/massage and yoga room with sauna, steam room and shower, a glass framed wine cellar and large double garage. £8.4m / €10.3m / $14.2m Savills International +44 (0) 20 7016 3744 e: cheath@savills.com

Chalet La Cotze, Verbier No more than five minutes walk from Verbier's Savoleyres lift, this chalet is spread out over four floors and has six en suite bedrooms. Four hundred year old reclaimed oak floors and kitchen units appear alongside antique wooden ceilings, original Bourgogne stone tiles and rare Italian marble. A 17th century French stone fireplace provides a striking focal point in the living room while the palatial master bedroom features an 18th century fireplace, large balcony and reclaimed wood bathroom. The extensive spa area includes a large indoor pool with wave machine, sauna, steam room and a state-of-the-art fitness room and billiard table. Unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks can be enjoyed from every room and a vast outdoor terrace allows for effortless entertaining. £16m / €19.7m / $27m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates +44 (0)20 3667 7016 114

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Peania Estate

Peania Industrial Park Attica - Greece

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fter five years of a painful recession, Greece is an investment destination whose time has finally come. This truly impressive plot of 75,000m2 is situated in the middle of the Attica region, a few minutes away from the Athens international airport and a 30 minute drive from the city centre. Located on the border line, within a low-disturbance industrial park, it is ideal for many types of business developments. Currently the property is maintained as a luxurious private estate/farm, hence it offers the rare opportunity to the potential buyer: the ability to have elegant surroundings and wellappointed entertaining facilities/accommodation, together with the flexibility to take advantage of the additional land available for commercial or industrial purposes. For more information and a brochure for this property, contact us at peaniaestate@gmail.com

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stay The Dolder Resort

Offers a perfect balance between Zurich’s pulsating city life and the peace of its surrounding forest

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fter four years of conversion and renovation work, the city of Zurich welcomed the return of one of its landmarks, the Dolder Grand, in April 2008. This was probably the most sensational renovation project ever undertaken in the Swiss hotel industry. Renowned London architects Foster and Partners combined the historic main building of the hotel, some of which is listed, with modern architectural accoutrements. All annexes constructed after 1899 were demolished, and two modern wings – the Spa Wing and the Golf Wing – now enclose the main building. The hotel makes use of geothermal energy for efficient energy consumption, with 70 probes having been sunk 150 metres into the ground. Since its reopening, the Dolder Grand has re-established its role as a meeting place for personalities from the worlds of politics, 116

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business and culture. Numerous VIPs have signed their names in the guest book in recent years. These include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Prince William, David Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio. Going as far back as 1899, the history of the Dolder Grand reveals a stream of famous visitors such as Henry Kissinger, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Liz Taylor and Luciano Pavarotti. The hotel was even used as a prominent setting for a Hollywood film, namely ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.

On location

Conveniently placed, the Dolder Resort is just six minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Zurich Airport by car. With unrivalled views of the city, the lake and the Alps, the Dolder Resort comprises the Dolder Grand hotel, the four-star Dolder Waldhaus and Dolder Sports with the Dolder Bad (outdoor pool) and Dolder ice skating.

Away from home comforts

The Dolder Grand comprises 173 luxurious rooms and suites within the historic main building and modern Spa and Golf Wings. This summer, the hotel is also opening its new Terrazza Suite. Offering

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390m2 of cutting edge design and ultra-glamorous living space, this three-bedroom residence is the next word in exclusivity and is perfectly suited to long stay guests. The suite mixes classic and modern styles and has both a private entrance and access via the hotel itself. A foyer leads into an impressive study, paved with Arzo Macchia Vecchia marble from Ticino. One floor down, accessed via a glass lift, is the living area and the suite’s three en suite bedrooms. Flooded with daylight, the master bedroom includes a bathroom with a steam shower and whirlpool tub.

At your leisure

The Dolder Resort features a 4,000m2 spa; two restaurants, a bar, ballroom and seminar facilities as well as a remarkable art collection. The Dolder Bad (swimming pool) is up on the Adlisberg in idyllic natural surroundings. Apart from the 50 x 17.5 metre open air pool with diving board, guests can also enjoy the 10,000m2 meadow for games, sunbathing or simply relaxing. A mini-golf course is next to Dolder Bad and tickets offering combined admission to both are perfect for those who fancy playing a few holes to round off their visit to the pool.

Must do. . .

Visit the Dolder Kunsteisbahn (open-air ice-skating rink). Built in 1930 and covering some 6,000m2, it remains to this day the largest one of its kind in Europe.

Costs

Special Two-night All Inclusive Summer Offers from £647 / €794 / $1,083 - £1,100 / €1,350 / $1,843 for one person or from £787 / €965 / $1,319 - £1,668 / €2,045 / $2,794 for two people Terrazza Suite from £7,000 / €8,589 / $11,728 per night

Contact

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A year on from its centenary celebrations, Gstaad Palace remains the most legendary hotel of the Berneses Oberland.

The new tower suites maintain the Palace’s sense of home, whilst fusing a new monochrome style with luxurious fabrics and warm colours alongside mountain views second to none. More intimate and reminiscent of a private residence than a mountain hotel, the timeless elegance of the suites enables guests to relax in comfortable and cosy extravagance while enjoying unparalleled service. Summer rates from £258 / €315 / $435 per night, per room and includes half board, free entrance to the spa and swimming pool, wifi and all taxes and service charges.

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and horse and carriage rides, and a glacier experience with an Alpine coaster. Summer activities are also endless including river rafting, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and an 18-hole golf course nearby. The Palace’s spa facilities are spread over 1,800m2 and include eight treatment rooms, a hammam experience, private spa suite, saunas and steam baths, relaxation areas with incredible views, an indoor and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art gym and a Pilates’ studio.

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Switzerland – Fribourg A rare opportunity to purchase a magnificent castle dating to the beginning of the 16th Century and surrounded by extensive wooded parkland (8000m2). Beautifully and tastefully restored in every respect, the restoration in-keeping with the period and historical significance of the castle. The property benefits from numerous outbuildings as guest accommodation, a separate keepers house, a large swimming pool and substantial vaulted cellars. In an exceptional setting on the edge of one of the most charming villages in Switzerland the castle is close to a renowned golf course, an aerodrome and excellent road transport links; being just over one hour to Geneva and 30-minutes to Bern. The castle is an ideal country estate home for a private buyer, or would be suitable for a company, foundation or for development as a prestigious boutique hotel. CHF 8.250.000 Realize Immo +41 21 946 40 10 e: info@realize-immo.ch www.cote-luxe.ch / www.realize-immo.ch International Property & Travel

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The Glacier Express Travel from the Engadine to the Matterhorn in 7.5 hours or vice versa. There may be quicker ways of getting there but none provides more pleasure than the Glacier Express. The world’s slowest express train is also the most famous – with its stunning scenery and remarkable array of railway engineering feats linking the fashionable Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt. The red and white train winds its way through no fewer than 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. Observation carriages open up vistas of stunning landscapes – for example, the 400-metre deep Rhine Gorge, the 2,033-metre high Oberalp Pass and of course the mighty Matterhorn in Zermatt.  www.myswitzerland.co 120

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The Matterhorn This pyramid shaped colossus of a mountain, which is very difficult to climb, is said to be the most-photographed mountain in the world. The Klein-Matterhorn (Little Matterhorn), which can be reached via a funicular, is adjacent to the Matterhorn.

Lucerne and the Chapel Bridge Framed by impressive mountains, Lucerne is at the end of Lake Lucerne and divided by the river Reuss into an Old Town and a New Town. These are connected by what is among other things the world's oldest covered wooden bridge, the Chapel Bridge, which dates back to the year 1332. The bridge was rebuilt true to the original after the fire of 1993 and leads to the landmark of Lucerne, its octagonal water tower. Like the over 500-year-old Musegg Wall with its turrets, the bridge and water tower were part of the city fortifications. Photography: Switzerland Tourism

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Heart of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Heart of Jeddah Development Company (HOJDC)

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Jeddah Development and Urban

The 1.7 million square metres of the

Regeneration Company (JDURC) was

development’s built-up area will feature

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conduct and implement sustainable

zones, family entertainment, a convention

urban development and regeneration

centre, restaurants, commercial offices,

programs that position Jeddah as a

mosques, schools, hotels, medical facilities,

dynamic world-class city.

villas, townhouses and residential units.

(HOJDC) is an independent

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Heart of Jeddah Development Company (HOJDC) P.O. Box 3630

development vehicle spin-off from

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and provide generous space for seating,

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people to live, work and play while acting

retail area and residential neighbourhoods

as a catalyst for economic development

surround the development site.

in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

major roads that connect the east-west

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WHERE EXCELLENCE IS A WAY OF LIFE PDO’s Ras Al Hamra Development receives International Property Awards ‘Highly Commended – Development Multiple Units, Oman’ Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the premier oil and gas company in the Sultanate of Oman – and one of the pioneers in enhanced oil recovery technology in the world. PDO, also an engine of economic development and a leading social investor, is committed to the welfare of its staff. Ras Al Hamra is a fully integrated community development for PDO employees, featuring world-class residential and recreational facilities. Sustainable design and energy efficiency have been incorporated into all aspects of the project – from solar-powered LED lighting, to grey water usage and extensive use of native plants to conserve water. These features underline the company’s commitment to the environment and energy efficiency.

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At the heart of Tbilisi’s Business and Administrative center is its most prestigious district – the Tbilisi Museum District where the 5* luxury hotel Rixos Tbilisi is under construction. Each new developing project will place part of the museum in it. This will give the people staying there the sensation of touching Georgian art and history.

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Historical villa ca. 1000 sqm on three levels with 340 sqm annex in a one hectare enclave. Wonderful views only 5 minute drive to Arezzo. Ref. T-VCO-234. Guide price €2.4 million.

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Portuguese architect and interior designer Francisco Plácido specialises in interior design of private residences and select spaces. His company, based in Lisbon, offers its clients a complete service of interior design aimed at transforming mere living space into select luxury environments. Since 2005 Francisco Plácido’s company has gathered an extensive portfolio of interior design projects, which are regularly featured in the specialty press. Francisco Plácido was last September, in London, awarded the prize “Five Star

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Since 2004, the team at Bishop Design LLC has developed an excellent and varied portfolio of Commercial, Hospitality, Retail and Residential design. In recent years, Bishop Design has received as many as twenty two prestigious Awards for their designs at the ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards’ and ‘International Property Awards’ and have proven time and again the company’s sustainability within the world of Interior Design.

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This show apartment is for ‘Ashjar’, luxury low rise apartments. The sitting /dining area is open plan with a neutral colour scheme of beige, browns and natural woods. The Perspex and wood cube side table from Belgium is definitely the ‘show stopper’ of the furniture! The Master bedroom is decorated in shades of grey and black with a crystal embossed wallpaper to reflect the light shining into the room. The second bedroom is blue and white with a headboard of hand carved water lilies which we painted in white and from there the blue was a natural colour choice to complement it. The fabric of the curtains was manufactured specially for us in India. The whole look of the apartment is bright and fresh and takes full advantage of the lush landscape it is nestled in.

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Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

Region’s only Spa Hotel with cave-therapy rooms overlooking the magnificent and beautiful Red Valley. This unique location offers an uninterrupted panorama highlighted by mesmerizing sunrise and sunset vistas which have been described as “charming”, “amazing” and “epic”. Guests sleep in millennia-old caves and rock-cut rooms that bring the aura of the old settlements and the spirit of the ancient village back to life. Tekelli Mah. Goreme Cad. Divanlı Sokak No: 83 50240 Uçhisar NEVŞEHİR / CAPPADOCIA / TÜRKİYE t: +90 384 219 31 94 e: reservation@ccr-hotels.com w: www.ccr-hotels.com

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Located on Nusa Dua’s white sand beach, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers captivating Indian Ocean view, 123 elegant Suites and Villas, award-winning dining options and spa, elevated by the bespoke 24-hour Butler service.

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Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings in Ubud, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. The resort offers attentive discreet service; five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; and 5 star facilities such as an award winning restaurant, spa, gymnasium, onsite helipad, plus convenient access to the many wonders of the region.

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Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel A small luxury hotel inspired by traditional Lanna design and fused with contemporary Colonial styles. Its 30 rooms are designed to complement the proximate natural aesthetics of Chiang Mai. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel 104/1, Charoen Muang soi 2, Charoen Muang rd., T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50000 t: +66 (0) 53 302898 f: +66 (0) 53 303121 e: info@puripunn.com w: www.puripunn.com

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Renowned for its beachfront location and infinite turquoise lagoons, The Laguna Bali offers 287 exquisite rooms including 10 pool villas, award-wining dining options and spa, complemented by indigenous Balinese hospitality with the 24-hour Butler service. Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2 Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363 Indonesia t: +62 361 771 327 w: www.thelagunabali.com

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48 luxury villas right on the beach or overlooking the lagoon, a bonanza of social and sports activities, including several restaurants offering another level of gastronomic experience. Contemporary design by ADR s.r.o., intimate with Maldivian nuances. Velaa Private Island P.O. Box 2071, Noonu Atoll, Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 6565 000, info@velaaprivateisland.com, www.velaaprivateisland.com

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Treetops Executive Residences Experience Eco-Luxury Living for the body, mind and soul with 220 well-appointed serviced apartments equipped with a wide range of amenities and services to take care of daily, recreational and business needs. Complement seamless hospitality with the epitome of a green living experience in the heart of Singapore City. No.7 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258355 t: +(65) 6887 0088 f: +(65) 6887 0066 e: sales@treetops.com.sg w: www.treetops.com.sg

Emperors Palace, conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a sensational resort that combines the timeless classical elegance of Rome with eclectic Monte Carlo architecture, providing a world-class leisure and entertainment experience. INTERNATIONAL SALES: Tel: +27 (0)11 928 1445 E - ma i l : i nts a l e s @ pe e r mo nt. co m

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.

BAHAMAS AGENT

Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

DUBAI DEVELOPER

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

FRANCE AGENT

Part of the Leggett Immobilier group with over 7000 properties for sale in France. t: +33 (0)5 53 60 84 88 e: ski@leggett.fr w: www.leggettski.com

HGCHRISTIE LTD

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

SHAIKH HOLDINGS

On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.

LEGGETT ALPS

LEGGETT ALPS is the Alpine property sales specialist with over 500 stunning chalets, mountain hideaways and villas for sale with our 12 specialist agents on the ground in Courchevel, Meribel, Chamonix, St Martin de Belleville, Morzine, Les Gets, La Clusaz, Serre Chevalier, La Plagne, St Foy, Lac Leman, Lac d’Annecy, Pays de Gex.

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: info@goldacreestates.com w: www.goldacreestates.com

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

EGYPT DEVELOPER

Nile City Towers, South Tower, 9th Floor, 2005A Corniche El Nil, Cairo – Egypt 11221 t: +2 02 2461 9966 f: +2 02 2461 9280 e: marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com w: www.orascomrealestate.com

GERMANY AGENT

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 30 52 00 97 00 w: www.berlin-capital.com

GOLDACRE ESTATES

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return.

ORASCOM HOTELS & DEVELOPMENT

Orascom Hotels & Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns complete with hotels, real estate, golf courses and marinas. OHD is present in 7 countries in 3 continents with more than 16 destinations.

ZABEL IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG

Founded in the nineties, the company specializes in consulting the top developers in Germany in the development of high-end real estate in central Berlin. Our expertise and market know-how allows us to provide a full service for our partners, from the identification of market potential to the planning and sale of the property.

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JORDAN DEVELOPER

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan t: +w962 6 551 3071 f: +962 6 5561738 e: info@sarayaholdings.com w: www.sarayaholdings.com

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SPAIN AGENT

t: +34 637 472 828 t: +34 680 129 936 e: info@hannahomes.es w: www.hannahomes.es

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

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SARAYA HOLDINGS

Saraya turns untapped locations and develops them into luxurious destinations complemented by exclusive services guaranteeing all customers an integrated, holistic and effortless experience from the minute they decide to escape to the second they return.

ANAHITA WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES

Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

HANNA HOMES

Hanna Homes is a Ibiza property management team that will fulfill all your needs. Our team of professionals of different nationalities will guide you in all you need to know concerning buying and selling real estate. We collaborate closely with other estate agents on the island, all over Spain as well as abroad, enabling us to bring you a better service.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.

MALTA AGENT

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

SEYCHELLES DEVELOPER

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles t: +248 346 000 f: +248 346 666 e: info@edenisland.sc w: www.edenisland.sc

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

UK DEVELOPER

Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: glong@savills.com w: www.savills.co.uk w: www.roxanconstruction.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.

EDEN ISLAND

Part of an archipelago of more than 116 picture perfect islands, Eden Island is only the beginning of a lifelong journey of exploration. It is an island adventure that should be lived. Make it your own.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!

STRUTT & PARKER

Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

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Announcing Asia Pacific’s Best Property Professionals. . . This is always an exciting moment as Asia Pacific is the first region in each year’s International Property Awards’ schedule to be judged. Once again entrants from across the Asia Pacific have set an impressive benchmark for all other regions to follow. During the course of the year our extensive panel of judges will continue to seek out the winning formula of innovation, sustainability, eco-awareness and overall ‘wow factor’ that elevates a company from being simply good to exceptional. Demonstrating the criteria perfectly, Best Single Unit Property was won by Maldives ‘Ocean Flower’ by Dutch Docklands Maldives. Taking its name from a Maldivian bloom, this villa is both spacious and spectacular in a magnificent waterside setting. Best Apartment went to ‘1919 – The Black and White Residences’ by Aurum Land. Its design recalls the elegance of Singapore’s colonial era, cleverly infused with contemporary materials and techniques. Through optimising views and natural light, Best Interior Design Private Residence was won by ‘17 Caldecott Close, Singapore’ from Design Intervention. Its design is elegant yet uncomplicated, warm, welcoming and family-oriented. Many congratulations to these companies and all the other award winners listed within this book. I would also like to remind entrants that they are invited to participate in our forthcoming Property Summits in Dubai, Los Angeles and London. Companies in related businesses as well as members of the public are also welcome to attend, widening prime networking opportunities even further. Please visit our website at www.propertyawards.net for full details of dates, locations and how to register.

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Sponsors Judges Aedas Limited Hatten Group Sdn Bhd OSK Property Holdings Berhad PJ Development Holdings Berhad UOL Group Limited Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd Grace Ivory Co Ltd South India Shelters Pvt Ltd Summarecon Serpong One Oasis Royal Living Pte Ltd Niseko Alpine Developments Benoy Ltd Henderson Land Development Co Ltd Chapman Taylor Clifton Leung Design Workshop Green Target Sdn Bhd Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd IJM Land Berhad River Heights Investment Management Group HBS Realtors Pvt Limited Gravity Partnership Ltd J T A Co., Ltd Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd Dynasty View Sdn Bhd City Corporation Limited WB Land Sdn Bhd MKH Berhad Design Intervention i.d. AYANA Residences Bali BramhaCorp Ltd. Binastra Group Vingroup Joint Stock Company Parkland Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. Crown Group SPARK Nan Fung Group Avida Land Corp. Chinachem Group UEM Sunrise Berhad San Sheng Real Estate Group iwa Design Pte Ltd Square Foot International Tandem Architects (2001) Meru Valley Resort Berhad SamsonWong Design Group Ltd Jade Land Properties (HK) Ltd OKH Global Ltd.

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Rönesans Türkmen Mission Hills China AME Development Sdn Bhd Sincere Real Estate Co.,Ltd Kri:eit Associates Pte Ltd ID21 Pte Ltd Tropicana Corporation Berhad ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Inarc Design Asia Group The Orange Lane Ahuja Constructions Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers PT Ciputra Property AG5 & PDW Architects Create Great Design Co. Ltd. Luxury Living Ltd VaSLab Company Limited MStudio LLC RTK Architects Casa Paradox KON Design Ivory Properties Group Berhad DB&B Pte Ltd Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd Somdoon Architects Ltd Sanitas Studio Co Ltd Psaros BPM Kensington Park Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd X Dimension Design Peddle Thorp Architects (SH) GIL Art & Design Consultants PT. Stareast Sejahtera Group Mandalay Samui Developments O2X Studio Pte Ltd HR Group – Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Mah Sing Group Berhad Home Revolt Limited Pebbles (Pvt) Ltd P Landscape Engtex Properties Sdn Bhd Shma Company Limited Space Architects Company Limited The Arora Group I&P Group Sdn Berhad D A Land Sdn Bhd Mantri Developers Pvt Ltd 2014 Asia Pacific Property Award Winners

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2014-2015 Asia Pacific Awards Judges Chairmen Lord Best

The Earl of Caithness

The Earl of Courtown

Sir David Michells

Ian Aitch Architecture Journalist

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Nigel Lewis Property Writer & Editor

Patrick Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

Peter Anscombe Hotel Finance

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Duncan Macarthur Hotel Solutions Partnership

Paul Scrivener MCM Architecture

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant

Steve Macfarlane Stonegres

Xuelin Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Susan Grossman Journalist

Felix Mara Editor of Architects Journal

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel magazine

Peter Bolton-King Group Director, RICS

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Judging Panel

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Consultants Russell Bragg Bragg & Co Stephen Brownless Gaggenau Peter Bush CEO, New Swansea Bay Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture Matthew Clare Building Consultant Sean Cochrane Cochrane Design Andrew Cockburn Design Director, International Property Media Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant Peter Crome Master Innholder and Fellow, Institute of Hospitality

Julia Hands Hotelier Nigel Harris Onyx Hospitality Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly Richard Hartshorn NHBC Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture Amanda Hills Hills Balfour PR Daniel Hopwood Architect Dara Huang Principal, Design Haus Liberty John Hunter Tenhurst Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television Tom Jones Architect, Populous

David Dalby Former CEO, RICS

Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International

Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel magazine

James Dunford-Wood Hotel Consultant Paul Evans Aurora Lighting Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled person

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd James Lawton Colefax & Fowler Paul Lewis Architect, Altham Lewis Architects

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel Tony Mcguirk Architect Guy Medd Chosen Group Luis Montfort Porcelanosa Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Laura Nixey Aston Martin PR Simon Numphud AA Hotel Services Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation Edward Park Park Designed Penny Patterson Interior Designer Stephen Rees Coutts Banking Real Estate Renuka Reins Fueng Shui expert David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor, and Board Member, RICS Philippe Rossiter Former CEO, Institute of Hospitality Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

Thiijis Stoffer CEO, ICREA Janine Stone Interior Designer Patrick Story Design Director, Casa Forma Gary Strong RICS Technical Standards Mark Taylor Interior Designer Paul Taylor Residential Faculty, RICS Sue Timney President, BIDA Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants Steve Turek Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade Ginetta Vedrickas Property journalist Jo Vickers JV Public Relations Anthony Walker Deputy Director, Property Team, Education Funding Agency Chris Ward Hypnos Beds Nick Watson Daily Telegraph Eleanor Weaver Cochrane Design Gillian Wheatcroft PR Marketing Belen White Cochrane Design Stuart Wilsdon Wilsdon Design Associates Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

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BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Chengdu International Commerce Centre by Gravity Partnership Ltd.

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC The Forum Architect: Aedas Client: Hongkong Land

The Forum at Exchange Square

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG The Forum Architect: Aedas Client: Hongkong Land

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG Gramercy Architect: Aedas Client: Phoenix Property Investors

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG Mongkok Residence Architect: Aedas Client: Bank of East Asia, Limited

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Gramercy

Mongkok Residence

Aedas, a leading international design

experience from SOHO to this area.

practice, has been successful with no

Further interactive elements are provided

less than 11 different architectural

at the podium level such as F&B venues

projects within the Asia Pacific region.

which interact with the street at the

The Forum at Exchange Square,

lower half of the three-storey podium.

Hong Kong entailed the redevelopment

Upper floors are designed for clubhouse

of a three-storey retail block sitting over

usage including a swimming pool amidst a

an operating public transport interchange

landscaped garden.

and reconfiguration of the podium plaza.

Mongkok Residence in Hong Kong is

The new Forum is a five-storey high

a residential development covering about

office building designed by Aedas as an

614m². The proposed project consists of

iconic ‘gem’. Sitting proudly atop the plaza,

138 serviced apartments, retail units and

it overlooks sweeping green terraces,

a clubhouse. Mongkok has a population

trees and water features. Seen as a crystal

density of 130,000 people per km² and

sculpture within a garden, its design has

is predominantly a city of both old and

created a vibrant and technologically

new buildings. The desire for views while

advanced building.

negotiating this level of hyper-density

Gramercy is a high-rise residential

has led historically to illegal balconies

building in Hong Kong located alongside

with tiny gardens that form a colourful

escalators that connect the heart of

city backdrop. Bringing this concept

Central to the prestigious residential

into Mongkok Residence, Aedas has

neighbourhood of the Mid-Levels.

incorporated an attractive green wall that

Adjacent to the vibrant lifestyle of

seemingly protrudes from solid parts of

SOHO, the design of Gramercy

the podium. The building is also set back

deliberately embraces the vibrancy of the

to allow an urban backdrop for public

street by incorporating many terraces,

areas and designed in a zig-zag form for

thus extending the outdoor dining

maximizing views.

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BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Sentosa Boardwalk Architect: Aedas Client: Sentosa Development Corporation

Sentosa Boardwalk

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The Sentosa Boardwalk is built on a

been converted into Discovery Walk, an

new structure over the sea, abutting the

activated F&B street. Main entrances into

existing Sentosa Bridge. With an overall

the development have been designed

length of 670 metres, The Boardwalk

without steps or staircases and all level

mainly serves as a link to facilitate

differences are mitigated with ramps to

pedestrian flow between the two

create seamless connection with the

neighbouring developments, seamlessly

adjacent development. Externally, the

connecting Sentosa Island with Vivocity.

building is designed to activate interest

Covering an area of 16,400m², the timber

from pedestrians and contribute to

deck pushes the boundaries of a bridge

the air of festivity that defines this area.

by assuming a role as a public space,

Internally, natural wood and stone helps

allowing users to rest, play and dine along

to create a a warm and welcoming feel.

a lush garden set on the sea front. Timber

Sinarmas Land Head Office building

surfaces peel and fold organically to carve

is considered the crown of the BSD

out these spaces, seating and undulating

Business Park (whose masterplan was

terrain. This creates an aesthetic interplay

also developed by Aedas), south-west

of contrast between the intended rustic

of Jakarta’s CBD. Located on a hill at the

experiences and the contemporary

centre of the site, the project has views

urban setting.

from the main atrium to the lake and

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BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Sentosa Boardwalk Architect: Aedas Client: Sentosa Development Corporation

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE 313@somerset Architect: Aedas Client: Lend Lease Retail Investments 1 Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA Sinarmas Land Plaza (Head Office Building) Architect: Aedas Client: Sinarmasland

the central plaza. With its sustainable

centre at the heart of Orchard Road in

design features and bold, modern

Singapore. Directly above the Somerset

aesthetics, it has set the standards and

MRT Station entrance, it offers 39,410m²

parameters for other office buildings to

of unique retail experience. The building

follow. Conceived with two distinctive

comprises two main blocks linked by

blocks or wings, articulated by a naturally

a six-storey high ‘bridge’ which hovers

ventilated atrium, the building stands

above the Stamford Canal that has

out for its high design quality and

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BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Bravo Tower, Pazhou Architect: Aedas Client: Bravo Group

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Bravo Tower, Pazhou Architect: Aedas Client: Bravo Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Hengqin International Financial Center Architect: Aedas Client: Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings Co., Ltd.

Bravo Tower, Pazhou

environmental performance as well as

Grade A office buildings, conference and

its seamless integration into the

exhibition amenities, business apartments

surrounding landscape.

and commercial services. It covers a site

With Bravo Tower, Pazhou in

Shizimen CBD and has a total floor area

a developing CBD required Aedas to

of 138,158m². Surrounded by water, this

create a design that would be distinct

plot has panoramic mountain views and

from the surrounding context. The brief

offers great flexibility and advantages

was for a 250 metre high, 100,000m²,

for the orientation and layout of the

mixed-use, high-rise development for the

building. Taking inspiration from a spirally

Bravo Group. It was to combine prime

rising volume resembling the well-known

commercial office space, a boutique

Chinese idiom of a flood dragon bursting

hotel, gym, clubhouse, retail outlets

from the sea, Aedas has designed a truly

and F&B. The greatest challenge was

iconic four-tower building. Shanghai K2 Xinhua Lu in Shanghai,

occupiers so that each party could

China consists of an 80,300m² shopping

operate their portion autonomously

mall and three blocks of offices totalling

and provide the commercial flexibility to

76,700m². Its fluid flow of ‘clouds’ provide

sell or lease independently. The resulting

an ecological canopy over the scheme,

design combines the flexibility of two

creating a dynamic as well as seductive

separate towers in a single construction.

form. This design responds to its

This means that the privately owned

surrounding art and cultural atmosphere

spaces of each client are manifested as

and also combines the two different

programmatic blocks, perfectly divided by

characters of a shopping street and a

shared public spaces.

mall. There is an outdoor pedestrian

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area of 18,421m² on the north end of

Guangzhou, the tower’s situation within

to accommodate two future owners/

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Center in Zhuhai City, China includes

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MNC Tower

BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Architect: Aedas Client: Kingboard Chemical Holdings

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA MNC Tower Architect: Aedas Client: PT MNC Land

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao

outdoor link bridge and stepping terraces,

public commercial podium, semi-public

it becomes a unique shopping, dining and

recreational facilities and the private

entertainment experience.

hotel rooms.

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao is a

MNC Media Tower in central

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Shanghai K2 Xinhua Lu Architect: Aedas Client: K2 Real Estate

hotel project in the centre of Linkong

Jakarta, Indonesia will host the

Park, close to the airport. It has a site

headquarters of MNC Group, a

area of 15,485m² with a gross floor

leading media and broadcasting

area of 38,712m² including 350 keys, a

company. Designed to reflect the

ballroom, restaurant and leisure facilities.

character of the company, it is set

Considering the project’s location at a

to become an icon and point of

busy traffic node with frequent planes

architectural reference in Jakarta. The

taking off and landing nearby, Aedas’

proposed 40,000m² grade A office area

design for the hotel is a simple square

will accommodate the management

shape. It resembles a quiet and stable

offices while an additional hospitality

stone in the surrounding torrent of

component is located above. This

activity, offering guests a tranquil place to

will include accommodation facilities,

rest. The overall design takes a ‘floating

restaurants, ballrooms, outdoor sky

courtyard’ concept, creating clear

terraces, a swimming pool, gym and spa

Aedas Limited

vertical functional divisions between its

to reflect this professional environment.

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Silverscape @ Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT Silverscape @ Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

SilverScape @ Hatten City, the multi

sanctuary that sweeps across both

award-winning project by Hatten Group,

towers in the form of an open sky

is a first of its kind luxury residence in

deck. Poised at the summit, residents

Melaka, Malaysia. Set to be the tallest

can relax and unwind in style atop this

building in the state with a towering

contemporary rooftop venue whilst

height of 45 floors, SilverScape offers

enjoying stunning views of the Straits

breath-taking, 360 degree views of the

of Melaka.

vibrant, coastal city. In line with the modern and fast-

Residents also have exclusive access to world-class amenities such as a 50

paced environment of Melaka’s historic

metre infinite pool, a glass-enclosed gym

city-hub, SilverScape is designed to be

which offers spectacular sights of the city

elegant yet cutting edge, luxuriously

and coast, an indoor cluster of squash

equipped with all the comforts of

courts and indulgent spa facilities. For

home. This is the new age of high-rise

a decadent dose of nature, SilverScape

residences catering to the modern

features lush rooftop gardens equipped

lifestyle choices of the Straits urbanites.

with alfresco dining and barbeque pits,

Seated atop a vast retail mall platform,

perfect for hosting outdoor parties or

the towering twin residential blocks offer

just for spending quality time among

absolute leisure, luxury and convenience.

family and friends. SilverScape @ Hatten

Visually, SilverScape is an iconic

City is the epitome of sky-high living, an

landmark set against the city skyline. Its

icon in the heart of Melaka, a UNESCO

most exquisite feature is a vast urban

World Heritage City.

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 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Capital City by Capital City Property Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Capital 21 @ Capital City by Capital City Property Sdn Bhd Capital City is a ground-breaking, new

London, Dubai etc) where shoppers will

mixed development set across 14

not only have access to renowned brands

prime acres in Iskandar, Johor. As one

and international cuisine, they will be able

of the largest integrated projects in

to ‘shop-around-the-world’ amidst global

the vicinity, Capital City will feature

landmarks in one vibrant locale.

two hotel blocks, three SOHO lofts

Slated for completion in 2018,

and a one million square feet retail

Capital 21 goes beyond retail with a key

concept mall.

educational feature – the World Museum

A joint venture between Hatten

which depicts the most fascinating

Group, Sunbuild Development and

historical and cultural landmarks in

Gadang Holdings Berhad, the recently

brilliant interactive 3D displays.

launched first phase of Capital City –

Soaring high above the mall, the two

Capital 21, is a vast retail platform which

hotel blocks and three SOHO tower

boasts a highly unique concept, the first

lofts offer world-class hospitality and

of its kind in Malaysia.

lavish contemporary suites for discerning

The mall will feature vividly themed

urbanites. The two elements combined

floors which recreate the architecture

reveal the ultimate in luxury lifestyle

and ambience of 21 famous capital cities

living – opening the door to a brand new

(i.e. Hong Kong, Madrid, Amsterdam,

world in Johor Bahru.

Hatten Group Sdn Bhd F3 – 96 Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka, Malaysia t: +606 282 1828 f: +606 283 1827 e: info@hattengrp.com w: www.hattengrp.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 23

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT MALAYSIA Solstice by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Solstice @ Pan’gaea

Solstice Lifestyle Service Apartments

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA The Vale by OSK Property Holdings Berhad The Vale @ Sutera Damansara

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA ATRIA by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

The Vale

OSK Property is involved in the

Damansara Community Forest, The

residential and commercial properties

Vale @ Sutera Damansara is a small

in Malaysia, driven by the pursuit of

and peaceful community consisting of

innovation, quality and design conducive

98 houses. Inspired by the rolling hills,

to community living at its best.

mature trees and lush greenery of the

Solstice Lifestyle Service Apartments

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Set against a backdrop of the Kota

development and management of prime

surroundings, its concept is “evergreen

at Pan’gaea are part of a self-sustained,

architecture”, aiming to connect the

integrated development in the heart of

houses and interiors with the landscape.

Cyberjaya. The fully furnished service

The ground-floor townhouse

apartments are 450 to 990 square feet in

features a subtle and serene use of

size. One-bedroom and three-bedroom

textures, such as wood grains. This theme

suites are available, as well as duplex

is continued throughout, from the main

two-bedroom suites. Interiors come

feature wall in the living areas to the

in three styles: Sleek (modern and

headboards, and even the detailing of the

minimalist); Organic (contemporary with

wardrobe joinery. Tones are subdued and

wood and stone features); and Retro (a

natural, with earth colours such as beige

modern vintage look based on classic

and brown used. Defined by clean lines

Hollywood movies).

of light and shade, the upper townhouse’s

Stretching 40 storeys into the

scheme uses perforated metals and

Cyberjaya skyline, Solstice’s towers

translucent screens to manipulate light.

offer stunning views of the area.

Sharp, bold materials and dramatic

Leisure facilities include sky gardens,

veneers are juxtaposed with softer wall

sky bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a

fabrics, offering balance and harmony.

wide selection of recreational and sports facilities.

The Atria development in the heart of the residential part of Damansara

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT MALAYSIA Solstice by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Atria @ Damansara Jaya

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA The Vale by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Mirage by the Lake & Cyberjaya

Jaya transforms a well-established

Mirage by the Lake consists of a

family shopping mall into the area’s

mix of luxurious villas and condominiums,

largest mixed-commercial development,

with water features and lush greenery

featuring a five-and-a-half storey modern

forming its landscapes. The 12.14-acre

shopping gallery and two high-end,

development’s unique circular planning

19-storey SOFO (Small Office Flexi

revolves around three central lakes,

Office) suite towers.

offering picturesque views from each

Designed around the concept of

home. Complemented by 3.5 acres

“work, shop, eat and relax”, Atria’s

of landscaping designed by the highly

facilities include sky garden terraces

acclaimed local landscape architect

with water features, sky lounge with

Seksan, the project offers residents a

kitchenette services, lap pool, Jacuzzi

nature-inspired, diverse and tranquil

and sauna rooms, yoga and meditation

living environment.

terrace, fashion and entertainment

At the heart of the project is a

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA ATRIA by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

outlets, food and beverage area, al fresco

series of ponds and intricate wetland

dining, gym, wellness facilities, meeting

ecosystems, nurturing the landscape

rooms with video conferencing, safe and

within. A variety of salt water pools

OSK Property Holdings Berhad

brightly-lit car park areas with buggy

and pavilion dens lie hidden among

9th Floor,

services, valet and concierge services and

trees, while state-of-the-art facilities

state-of-the-art security.

complement the whole development.

Plaza OSK, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2161 3322 f: +603 2161 8862 e: oskp_enquiry@oskp.com.my w: www.oskproperty.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 27

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NEW LAUNCH SHOPPING GALLERY Slated to open in 2014, the award-winning ATRIA Shopping Gallery is a mall with a dierence for decades, it has been renowned throughout Damansara Jaya and PJ, and now, after nothing less than a total transformation, it is emerging like a buttery from its cocoon.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA You City @ Cheras by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED You City @ Cheras

YOU City is a mixed-use development

At the podium level of the

situated on 20 acres of freehold land

development is a relaxing green oasis

in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. The project

where residents can enjoy a host of

epitomises PJD’s “YOU” concept, which

recreational, leisure and sporting activities.

involves placing residents and tenants at

Facilities include a manicured lawn, a

the top of the priority list.

health path, Zen garden, willow garden

The YOU City development is

and hammock garden, glass gym, garden

designed to be a “city within a city”,

gym and floating pavilion. With food

combining stylish, modern high-rise

and beverage outlets, convenience

residences with recreation facilities, smart

stores and resort-like facilities, the area

offices and a shopping mall in one prime

is intended to be a lifestyle hub for the

location. The planned Taman Suntex MRT

YOU City residents.

station will be just a short walk away.

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences is

The project involves a four-phase

a modern resort village spread across

development of the site. YOU Residences,

23 acres in Kuantan, the capital of the

consisting of two serviced apartment

Malaysian state of Pahang. The resort

towers and retail shops, is phase one. The

is set on the beautiful coastline of the

second phase is YOU Vista, comprising

South China Sea, across a 515-metre

four residence suite towers and retail

stretch of sandy beach.

shops. YOU Place, a residential and smart

LEISURE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Swiss-Garden Resort Residences by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

PJD’s Swiss-Garden development

office development, is phase three. The

places maximum emphasis on its

fourth and final phase is YOU Festival

beachfront location, with 85% of units

Walk, comprising a shopping mall and

enjoying a sea view. The concept

leisure facilities.

revolves around the creation of a

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA You City @ Cheras by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Swiss-Garden Resort Residences by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences

resort-like atmosphere in a location

level five is a gymnasium, sauna, basketball

ideal as a permanent residence or as a

court, barbecue area and reception hall,

holiday getaway.

surrounded by a landscaped garden.

The arrangement and layout of

The second phase of the

the units is designed for easy access to

development is Pearl Series, consisting

sunlight. Exposed staircases and partially

of single-floored villa units and a

exposed multi-level parking areas also

15-storey apartment building with

allow for natural lighting and ventilation.

543 one-bedroom, two-bedroom and

Sand Series is the first phase of

three-bedroom apartments. Among

the development, consisting of an

Pearl Series’ facilities are a second water

11-storey apartment building with

theme park, featuring wave pool, water

264 one-bedroom and two-bedroom

slides, lazy river, landscape gardens,

apartments. There are also 12 retail

children’s play pool, playground and

units and a four-storey beachfront

outdoor gym. A beachfront clubhouse

PJ Development Holdings Berhad

villa complex with 12 individual two-

boasts an infinity swimming pool, lounge,

floor units. Leisure facilities include a

gymnasium, games room and cafeteria. At

Pejabat Jualan & Rumah Contoh,

swimming pool, play pool, water slides

the podium on level four is a landscaped

Hartamas Regnecy,

and Jacuzzi incorporated into a water

garden, sky deck, jogging track and

Persiaran Dutamas,

theme park. Located at the podium on

barbecue area.

Off Jalan Duta, 50480 Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +60 3 6201 4118 f: +60 3 6201 4115 w: www.pjdprop.com.my 32 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

PARKROYAL on Pickering

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited PARKROYAL on Pickering

PARKROYAL on Pickering

Founded in 1963, UOL Group Limited

club lounge that offers panoramic views

is one of Singapore’s leading public-

of the Singapore skyline. All spaces are

listed property companies with an

treated as part of a garden or as an

extensive portfolio in investment and

extension of garden space, drawing the

development properties, hotels and

neighbouring parkland vertically up into

serviced suites. With a track record

the hotel’s guestroom wings.

of 50 years, UOL strongly believes

The building’s sculpted podium

in delivering product excellence and

with sky gardens and water terraces

quality service.

is reminiscent of rocky headlands,

PARKROYAL on Pickering is a 367-

promontories and green-planted terraces.

room hotel development strategically

These formations are abstracted in the

lovated at the gateway to Singapore’s

architecture and become the framework

dynamic Central Business District,

for bringing together water and greenery

opposite Hong Lim Park. Designed as

into an attractive urban form.

a hotel in a garden, the multiple award

The interior of PARKROYAL

winning development is a testament

on Pickering is seen very much as a

of how greenery can be conserved

continuation of its exterior design

and multiplied in a manner that is

expression. The curves from the podium

architecturally striking, integrated and

are replicated in the interior design

sustainable for our high-rise city centres.

elements from the ceiling to the

PARKROYAL on Pickering offers a

 BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN SINGAPORE PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR SINGAPORE PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

counters. Materials have also been

unique hotel concept with 15,000m² of

carefully selected to echo the inspiration

lofty sky gardens and an exclusive rooftop

drawn from nature.

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE Seventy Saint Patrick’s by UOL Group Limited

Seventy Saint Patrick’s

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE Thomson Three by UOL Group Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Riverbank @ Fernvale by UOL Group Limited

Thomson Three

Seventy Saint Patrick’s is a lowrise condominium development in the Katong/East Coast district of Eastern

house’ in a forest with an added touch of modernity. Riverbank @ Fernvale is a premium

Singapore. The architectural design allows

waterfront condominium development

all residents to enjoy unhindered dual

of 555 units next to Punggol Reservoir

views of the surrounding landscape from

in Singapore. It aims to promote an

both front and rear aspects as well as

outdoor living environment where

maximum natural daylight. It also takes

residents can experience a wide variety

an organic approach to site planning

of outdoor activities. The sprawling

resulting in a variety of configuration

landscape has been differentiated into

options to suit different lifestyles within

themes, namely the Arrival, Adventure

unique living spaces.

Cove, Aquatic Park and Riverside Trail.

Thomson Three is located in the

A sky garden has also been introduced

prime residential district of Thomson

for residents to enjoy, complete with a

in Singapore. Its architectural design

deck giving a bird’s eye view over

symbolizes natural living in a modern

the river.

city. The condominium development

Spottiswoode Residences is located

comprises three apartment towers

at the fringe of Singapore’s CBD, close

and 10 semi-detached houses which

to Spottiswoode Park, and comprises

have been skillfully integrated into

356 luxurious and contemporary units

the surrounding landscape. Drawing

across a 36 storey tower. Revolving

inspiration from its location near the

around the concept of ‘Living Within a

MacRitchie and Lower Peirce Reservoirs

Park’, the development offers residents

and Bishan Park, Thomson Three’s

a home right in the city yet provides

design concept aims to resemble a ‘tree

the tranquility of a private sanctuary.

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Spottiswoode Residences

Riverbank @ Fernvale

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE Spottiswoode Residences by UOL Group Limited

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE One KM Shopping Mall & Katong Regency by UOL Group Limited

One KM Shopping Mall & Katong Regency

Panoramic views of the South China Sea,

canopy, welcomes visitors through its

nature park and vibrant cityscape add to

bifurcated main entrance, designed like

its considerable benefits.

open arms. Once inside the plaza, the

ONE KM Shopping Mall & Katong

shopping experience is enlivened by

Regency is a retail and residential

interactive water features which also

mixed-use development comprising

make it an ideal stage for all manner

19,500m² of commercial space. Under

of events.

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment

BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE One KM Shopping Mall by UOL Group Limited

Above the retail and car park

Authority 2008 Masterplan, Paya Lebar

podium is Katong Regency, the

is set to be the commercial hub of the

development’s residential component,

future and a magnet for businesses. Slated

offering an attractive mix of 244, one,

to be developed within the immediate

two and three-bedroom units. Lifestyle

vicinity, One KM Shopping Mall & Katong

based amenities such as an infinity pool,

Regency was conceived as an important

Jacuzzi enclave, sunken reading pavilion

catalyst to the growing commercial hub

and private party pavilion are all located

by integrating the functions of live, work

at the seventh storey. The development

& play in a single location.

also provides ample services that allow

One KM, the retail mall, is a

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residents and visitors alike to indulge in

destination for lifestyle and knowledge.

shopping, dining and entertainment all in

An urban plaza, marked by a high volume

one place.

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Singapore

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Prestige Global Designs (PGD)

creating a setting for the most lavish

creates luxurious, brand strengthening

of lifestyles, the design had to be

interior design and build solutions for

neutral to appeal to the widest array of

residences, show suites, hospitality

customers. It was also important that the

and offices. The company’s in-depth

design carried no religious symbol

knowledge of interior design results

or meaning.

in textures, colours and materials that

Working with the existing layouts,

are capable of transforming even the

size and number of rooms, PGD chose

simplest room into one of splendour

a contemporary luxury resort theme

and sophistication.

for all three of its award-winning interior

As a sanctuary towering above one

design projects – namely the show

of the world’s most famous shopping

home, private residence and apartment.

districts, The Orchard Residences in

Wood, marble and plush rugs; vibrant

Singapore represents the pinnacle of

floral motifs; and a neutral yet rich palette

luxury available only to a privileged few.

of gold, beige, brown, red, orange and

The project’s developer gave PGD a

green was used to create a refined yet

design brief calling for living spaces to be

luxurious atmosphere. Tea-coloured

crafted from the highest quality materials

mirrors were used creatively to catch

and furnished with timeless accessories

natural light and further the concept

from the world’s most iconic brands.

of space within each property. Gold

The design also had to showcase the

trimmings were also added meticulously,

building’s grand view of the city and

such as around wall features, paintings

ultimately convince even the savviest

and mirrors to lend a subtle and refined

property investors to make one or more

additional dash of luxury. Decorative

units their own. At the same time, while

touches and tableware were all

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 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd painstakingly sourced from renowned

which residents could relax, revive and

design brands such as Hermes, Armani

rejuvenate. Therefore, elements such

Casa, Versace Home and Dior to name

as silk soft furnishings, essential oil

but a few and this ultimately added to

burners and diffusers, candles and

the overall feel of exclusivity.

candleholders, decorative woodcarvings,

As in all successful interior design

water features and a combination of both

concepts, lighting was an important

natural and dark stained timber all helped

consideration from the very beginning.

to achieve the required ambience of a

Besides having general lighting for

peaceful retreat.

practical reasons, energy saving and

detail has enabled PGD to create a

to accentuate prime wall features and

contemporary, luxury resort where

paintings. For example, LED light strips

residents can escape the crowd through

were installed in the living rooms to

a sanctuary that rejuvenates all five

achieve a luxurious atmosphere and

senses. The Orchard Residences in their

accentuate the attractive sandstone-

prime location atop Orchard Road

cladded walls.

offers residents an oasis of peace and

to create a highly luxurious sanctuary in

INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME SINGAPORE The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

A great attention to the minutest

easy to maintain LED lighting was used

The main design intent of PGD was

HIGHLY COMMENDED

calm above one of the busiest shopping districts on the globe.

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAILAND The Sukhothai Residences by Grace Ivory Co., Ltd (A Subsidiary of HKR International Ltd)

The Sukhothai Residences in Bangkok

and 187 superb residential units, ranging

is an ultra high-end, freehold project

in size from 88m² up to 1,183m². There is

by Hong Kong-based developer HKR

no structural wall inside the typical units,

International. The highly luxurious,

thus providing unlimited layout options

41-storey condominium tower is ideally

and a high degree of flexibility. This has

located next to The Sukhothai Hotel

allowed the project to offer a total of 18

on a 8,818m² plot in the midst of

unit types with a vast 56 layout options

Bangkok’s CBD and embassy area. It was

across just 196 units.

designed by Kerry Hill and Ed Tuttle, the

Facing a vast green expanse in

internationally renowned architects and

the heart of the city, The Sukhothai

designers who also built The Sukhothai

Residences offers residents a picturesque,

Hotel some 20 years ago. The duo’s

panoramic view of the city. Each unit is

talented design has led to The Sukhothai

fully fitted with high quality items such as

Residences resonating the essences

Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets, Gaggenau

of the hotel, creating a new level of

electrical appliances and imported

harmony and building aesthetics to

sandstone and is completely ready for

the compound.

occupancy. Every residence has its very

The project was designed with

own private lift lobby leading from its

an emphasis on contemporary Asian

main entrance, giving a further sense of

lifestyles, carrying both the Thai cultural

exclusivity to residents. Some units also

essence and modern architectural

include plunge pools on their private

aesthetics to create an exclusive resort-

balconies and all are equipped with a

living experience. The unique concept of

Home Automation System for remote

the building is an ultra luxury ‘hotel-

control of the lighting, air conditioning

condo’ providing nine feature penthouses

and other electronic devices.

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAILAND The Sukhothai Residences by Grace Ivory Co., Ltd (A Subsidiary of HKR International Ltd)

Residents are entitled to VIP

The Sukhothai Residences has

privileges through a lifetime Sukhothai

become the new landmark in the

VIP card which enable them to enjoy a

Bangkok CBD. Despite a number of

full range of fabulous recreational facilities

different incidents taking place in Bangkok

and services through The Sukhothai

during the course of its construction,

Hotel. These include a 100 metre pool

HKR International managed to deliver

complex, floating pavilion, tennis court,

a quality development that sets a new

gym and yoga room, steam and sauna

standard in the local property market.

rooms, the Nim Marn Lounge on the

The Sukhothai Residences was the

34th floor, a children’s playroom and a

highest priced condominium in Bangkok

landscaped garden. Residents are able

and continues to be one of the few

to take advantage of the same exquisite

luxurious residential projects in the city

dining services as guests in the hotel and

today. This adds a significant symbol of

are provided with a menu on moving into

social status to both the owners and

their property.

residents of the project.

Grace Ivory Co Ltd 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 t: +66 2344 2800 f: +66 2344 2833 e: sr@hkri.com w: www.hkri.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 41

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India

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDIA S.I.S. Marakesh by South India Shelters Pvt Ltd

S.I.S. Marakesh derives its inspiration

Although close to the busy life of the

from the historical and culturally rich

city, the project provides peace and

Moroccan city of Marrakech. The

tranquillity to enhance the quality of life

architecture aims to offer the best of

for residents. As much as 70% of the

both worlds, with a traditional, rich

developed area is dedicated to open

exterior combined with a modern

space, featuring lush landscaping and a

interior floor plan.

wealth of plants and trees.

Day-to-day family life has been

S.I.S. Marakesh comprises of three,

at the centre of the thought-process

seven-floor blocks (each with stilt car

during the course of the project’s design.

park): Block A (199 apartments), Block

The abundant open area with luscious

B (98 apartments) and Block C (63

greenery encourages quality outdoor

apartments). Each block features grand,

family time, as well as promoting

Moroccan-style entrances, wide corridors

community values. The sprawling

and lobbies, residents’ lifts and spacious

residential development has been

service lifts, and Block A also houses a

planned across 4.62 acres, and comprises

gym and games room.

of 360 luxurious, two-bedroom and three bedroom apartments. S.I.S. Marakesh is located just 800

Between Blocks A and B is a magnificent central courtyard, enabling residents to interact and enjoy outdoor

metres off the Grand Southern Trunk

activities. Features include a large outdoor

Road at Urapakkam, only 20 minutes’

swimming pool, a children’s play area, a

drive from the international airport. The

joggers’ trail and an open-air theatre. S.I.S.

project also boasts excellent links with

Marakesh also offers an indoor swimming

bus and rail transport, offering access

pool to provide privacy and convenience

to hospitals, schools, colleges, malls and

for female residents, showing a mark of

places of worship.

respect for local traditions and values.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDIA S.I.S. Marakesh by South India Shelters Pvt Ltd

The project features splendid lift

power to all basic necessities, such as

lobbies paved with Italian marble to

lighting, fans and lifts. Numerous open

provide a sense of grandeur upon entry.

sky shafts are built into every floor for

All entrances are designed to offer

optimum light and air distribution. Energy

residents space, freedom and privacy.

efficient CFL bulbs and LED lights are

Windows used are of an airtight,

used predominantly in common areas

UPVC design, giving UV protection. All

such as lobbies and corridors.

apartments have piped gas connection for cooking purposes. A rainwater harvesting system is

Residents’ wellbeing is enhanced by the presence of round-the-clock security personnel monitoring the site, with

employed throughout the project, and a

no strangers permitted entry without

state-of-the-art, noiseless and odourless

registering their identity and verifying the

sewage treatment plant recycles solid and

purpose of their visit.

liquid waste into clean water used for

An estate manager supervises a

landscaping. Each floor of the apartment

team of highly efficient operations

blocks feature garbage disposal chutes

staff, maintaining facilities such as lifts,

with separate chambers for degradable

lighting and power generators, extending

South India Shelters Pvt Ltd

and non-degradable waste. An auto-start

equipment life and working towards the

14 Gulmohar Avenue,

back-up generator provides uninterrupted

smooth running of the site.

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Indonesia

BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

TK Pahoa Aerial View

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Scientia Garden Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

TK Pahoa Entrance

Summarecon Serpong of Indonesia

gain insight into the ideas of healthy living

is committed to the sustainable

without the use of non-renewable energy.

development of environmentally friendly buildings. TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten),

Designed by experienced green architect Adi Purnomo, Pahoa Kindergarten is a unique

located in an area 20km from Jakarta,

project combining the concepts of

is a school where every detail is based

environmentally friendly construction,

on the concept of environmental

energy efficiency and the maximum

awareness. It was established specifically

utilisation of natural energy resources.

to teach children in the school system

The result is an integrated ecosystem

about environmental conservation and

supported by the beautiful natural

introduce them to a natural way of living.

scenery of the surrounding area. Every

Those eco-friendly concepts are applied

zone of the structure incorporates an

not only to the school management and

open area kept cool by natural foliage. A

teaching of the students, but also to the

3,000 square-metre roof garden blends

buildings themselves.

seamlessly with the surrounding parkland.

Summarecon Serpong built

Scientia Garden is a residential area

Pahoa Kindergarten on a previously

built around the concepts of science and

unproductive 13,000 square-metre plot

environmental sustainability. All buildings

using environmentally friendly materials.

are designed to embody the notions of

Through architecture that maximises

integration, education and green living.

natural light, cross-ventilation systems

Through the facilities and social activities

that facilitate effective air circulation, the

available, residents are encouraged to

use of heat-reducing materials and the

uphold the values of nature conservation.

strategic placement of plants and trees, the design of the building helps children

Summarecon Serpong built Scientia Garden across an area of 200 hectares

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BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

Cluster Dalton, Scientia Garden

 TK Pahoa Library

Scientia Business Park

in Tangerang district, Banten province, to

windows in parallel naturally minimises

create an environment that combines

airflow, thus reducing the use of air

living, working, learning and shopping in

conditioning. Energy is also saved by the

one place. The development comprises

use of LED lighting within the houses,

residential housing clusters, apartments,

and solar panels for street lighting around

home offices and stores, educational

the clusters.

establishments, business centres, offices and entertainment facilities. There are 15 residential clusters

Wastewater from each cluster is recycled at a treatment plant and reused for various purposes, such as watering

planned, named after famous figures in

plants. Household garbage is recycled

the field of science. The seven completed

into fertiliser for gardens and vegetation.

clusters are: Newton, Dalton, Pascal, Darwin, Aristoteles, Maxwell and Volta. All homes have been designed

BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Scientia Garden Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong

Educational institutes within Scientia Garden include the University of Multimedia Nusantara, Surya Research and

around eco-friendly concepts in terms of

Education Centre, and Surya University.

their architecture, layout, energy efficiency,

The business area encompasses

waste management and the materials

Scientia Square Park, the Food Village,

used. They are built facing either north

a shopping centre for electronics and

or south to reduce heat generated from

gadgets, the SDC Digital Centre, Scientia

direct sunlight coming from east to west.

Convention Centre conference hall and

The cross-ventilation technique of placing

Scientia Residence Apartments.

Summarecon Serpong Plaza Summarecon Serpong, Jl. Boulevard Raya Gading Serpong, Blok M5 No. 3, Tangerang 15810, Indonesia t: +62 21 5421 0008 f: +62 21 5421 0007 w: www.summareconserpong.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 45

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Macau

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MACAU One Oasis by Concordia Investment Properties Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MACAU One Oasis Client: Concordia Investment Properties Ltd Architect: Archiplus International Ltd

One Oasis has been developed by

Macau is its unique lifestyle in an all-in-

Concordia, which is a consortium of

one international living community.

Hong Kong-listed companies as well as

One Oasis is a highly sought-after

world-renowned developers, builders

residential gem that offers all types of

and international investment institutions.

flats ranging from studio, one-bedroom,

They include ITC Properties Group

two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-

Ltd, Linkeast Investments Ltd, Nan Fung

bedroom units to special units including

Group, ARCH Capital Management Co

duplex and triplex units. Lifestyle quality is

Ltd and Success Universe Group.

highly emphasized in different types, such

The company’s international consulting

as open kitchenette for studio flat to

team has been established by appointing

maximize spatial flexibility and an indoor

world famous planners, architects and

pool complete with sauna for some

designers. These include famous architects

special units.

Archiplus International Ltd (ARCHI+)

Situated at the south of Cotai,

and Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY), reputable

Coloane of Macau – a prestigious

landscape consultant AECOM and

location in Macau – One Oasis borders

renowned Hong Kong interior and

an international standard golf course. It is

clubhouse designer Steve Leung.

surrounded by a stunning mountainside

One Oasis is intended as an upscale

evergreen serenity and an ocean

comprehensive development, containing

view that exists in harmony with the

17 high-rise residential towers, a five-

entertainment and leisure hub on the

star hotel, clubhouses, European style

Cotai Strip spanning the Venetian Resort,

landscaped gardens, villas, a shopping

City of Dreams, Four Seasons Hotel,

arcade, an international school and public

Sands Cotai and Giant Panda Pavilion and

facilities. What set One Oasis apart in

many more.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

Riding on the comprehensive

with a European Riviera theme central

transportation networks at Cotai, One

clubhouse offering a resort living lifestyle

Oasis is just a two-minute drive from

at the same time. The central clubhouse

the Cotai Strip and 10 minutes from the

comprising the largest landscaped

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal. One

infinity pool is the most comprehensive

Oasis is able to bring easy accessibility

and stylish in Macau, offering over 100

to everywhere in Macau and the

different clubhouse facilities and services.

surrounding regions of China with both

Natural brightness, ventilation and

the upcoming Macau Light Rapid Transit

space efficiency has been carefully

Railway as well as the Hong Kong-

considered throughout the layout and

Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

interior design. Wide windows and

One Oasis has a stunning façade

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MACAU One Oasis Client: Concordia Investment Properties Ltd Architect: Archiplus International Ltd

curtain walls enable discerning residents

and an equally impressive interior design

to command a panoramic view of

throughout the development. In order to

their picturesque surroundings. Leading

echo the Cotai Strip’s development and

European kitchen and bathroom brands

build up an outstanding new landmark

are selected for all units and it is these

in Macau, the top-notch architectural

high quality finishes and fitments within

design of One Oasis denotes the vibrant

the design that have set the scene for a

city living of Macau, complemented

truly stylish and opulent lifestyle.

One Oasis Sales and Customer Service Centre Units B & C 17/F, Circle Square, 61 Avenida De Almeida Ribeiro, Macau t: +853 28232323 f: +853 28323828 e: enquiry@one-oasis.com w: www.one-oasis.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 47

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Singapore

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SINGAPORE 2RVG by Royal Living Pte Ltd

Royal Living (RL) is a company intent

stylish and highly luxurious look and feel,

on celebrating the enchantment of

yet prove entirely functional for both

interior design and reaching new dizzy

living and working purposes. Rather than

heights of luxury within each of its

demolish the existing layout of the six-year

concepts. Offering a high-end, bespoke

old, two-bedroom apartment, RL chose

consultancy and design service, RL takes

to embrace its limitations and shape them

great pride in redesigning living spaces

into a harmonious dream home.

though a wide variety of international inspirations. Whether a client favours classic

As dedicated followers of fashion, both mother and daughter love to indulge in a little retail therapy and

Parisian influences, timeless British classics,

wanted this to be reflected in their new

subtle Italian elegance or any other

home. Seizing this wonderful theme

specific style, the company will perfect

enthusiastically, RL’s designer, Rainee Li,

every fine detail to create a concept with

set about transforming the bland spaces

the desired level of ‘wow factor’. Take

into a scene reminiscent of entering a

this luxurious boutique home in a prime

designer fashion boutique in London’s

residential area of Singapore for example.

Bond Street.

Before RL injected its customary

Black, white and subtle touches

creativity and passion, it resembled

of gold create a stylish backdrop to

little more than a bare unit, albeit in a

an elegant array of carefully selected

superb location.

furniture, most of which has been

‘Subtle luxury’ was the precise brief

specially imported from Europe. Proudly

from the clients – a middle-aged couple

positioned in the midst of this scenario

with a teenage daughter. Expanding on

is the base of a 1960’s Singer sewing

this, they wanted their home to have a

machine that RL has retro-converted

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HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SINGAPORE 2RVG by Royal Living Pte Ltd

into a stunning study table. Sprayed gold,

paint, the two bedrooms are a delight to

it features a shiny black glass top and

behold. The gold-plated door handles are

serves as a stylish conversation piece,

formed in a large, ornate ‘R’, being the

reminiscent of the couple’s youth.

owner’s initial, this is a special intricacy he

An abundance of mirrored design

loves. Each bedroom is specially themed

elements visually enlarge the living space

to reflect a different personality. Elements

and synchronise beautifully with the

of French luxe fashion shine through in

feature wall which is painted to look like

the daughter’s room making it stylishly

Italian stone tiles. All the bay windows

feminine and fit for a princess.

and beams have also been innovatively

The master bedroom takes its

painted to resemble the white brick

concept from American high-life and has

walls seen in stylish street cafes in Paris

the look and feel of a five-star executive

and London. Continuing this theme, the

hotel suite. Featuring genuine black

kitchen sports a white and gold café-style

crocodile leather for the headboard and

canopy and ‘shutters’ that can be used to

borders of two large mirrors either side

close the area off entirely.

of the bed, combined with ebony wood

Accessed via a corridor decked in the most amazing crocodile leather look

panels, it is the epitome of high fashion and luxury.

Royal Living Pte Ltd 65 Chulia Street, #38-02/03 OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513 t: +65 6733 7529 e: projects@royalliving.co w: www.royalliving.co Asia Pacific Property Awards 49

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Japan

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT JAPAN The Vale Niseko Penthouse by NISADE

Nestled at the base of Mount Annupuri,

vista of Mount Yotei. The angles of the

the location of The Vale Niseko

building capture amazing views of Mount

places its guests at the heart of alpine

Yotei and the ski hill in 80% of the rooms

splendour. With a natural onsen (hot

at The Vale Niseko. The impressive façade

spring) on site, ski-in, ski-out access to

was specifically designed to capture snow

thousands of acres of terrain and close

at various points, adding to The Vale’s

proximity to the best dining and nightlife

scenery and atmosphere, especially when

venues in the area, The Vale is among

lit from below during the winter evenings.

the best-loved destinations in Hirafu. The Vale Niseko enjoys stunning

The building features vertical louvres, stacking windows and concrete façades

natural views from many standpoints.

to break the horizontal lines. The use of

One of the most spectacular is the

slate echoes traditional Japanese designs.

breath-taking vista of Mount Yotei

The penthouse design brief was

from the Yotei Panorama Penthouse

to seamlessly integrate the living space

apartment. Other angles offer scenes of

and outdoor Japanese onsen against

picturesque Hirafu Village and the world-

the backdrop of Mount Yotei. This was

famous Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort

achieved through the spacious, open-

– a beautiful sight during the day, and at

plan living area, which is also sunk to

night too, when the lights of night-skiing

allow day-bed-style seating around the

illuminate the hill.

perimeter. With family living space in

The design brief of The Vale Niseko penthouse was to capture two key components of the site: a natural Japanese onsen and the awe-inspiring

mind, the design provides comfort and relaxation for six to eight people. Raising the roof 500mm into the eaves maximised the view, providing an

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT JAPAN The Vale Niseko Penthouse by NISADE

immediate focus on Mount Yotei. Upon

Yotei as a backdrop, further enhances

walking into the property, guests are

the bathing experience in the penthouse.

immersed in a sense of something special.

Slate and timber complete a theme

The design also focused on

of “earth elements� in the bathroom,

incorporating the outdoors without

which also features a multi-functional

allowing the wintry weather to

bidet. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure

compromise comfort. A sense of warmth

that guests can enjoy every inch of the

and cosiness is imparted in the design

wonderful view.

finishes, and the rising steam from the

Heated floors provide warmth and

onsen in the immediate foreground

comfort throughout the penthouse, and

enhances the overall effect.

the custom-made wooden dining table is

Catering for six to eight people,

the perfect setting for a dinner party.

the authentic Japanese onsen sits on a

The sleek kitchen enjoys a classic

large, private, heated deck overlooking

finish, and the master bedroom is stylishly

the iconic Mount Yotei, forming a

decorated with birch-tree wallpaper.

distinguished feature point of The Vale Niseko penthouse. The feature bathroom, framed by a traditional Japanese garden with Mount

Wooden exteriors and large picture windows add to the alpine effect and make the most of the picturesque scenery.

Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] 191-54 Aza Yamada Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun Hokkaido, Japan 044-0081 t: +81(0)136 22 0038 f: +81 (0) 3 4496 4699 e: sales@nisade.com w: www.nisade.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 51

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Singapore

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Westgate by Benoy Ltd

Founded in 1947, Benoy is a leading firm

the design process. The area has a rich

of architects, master planners, interior

culture from the historic landscape of

and graphic designers with offices in

mangroves laced with streams and rivers

the UK, Middle East, India, China and

and, since being the centre of industry for

Asia. The company is recognised as a

Singapore during the industrial revolution,

truly global player with an international

Jurong has been constantly evolving.

award-winning portfolio. With both the

Reflecting some of this dynamic

following projects, Benoy’s full scope of

legacy, Benoy has dispersed green

expertise has involved the architecture

spaces and water features across the

as well as the interior design. The two

development with streams and ponds

winning examples are also steeped in

recreated in this urban environment.

the cultural identity of their respective

Offering a diverse mix of retail and

areas which is an important factor of all

leisure outlets, seamless transport

Benoy’s work.

links, an elevated pedestrian network

The client’s brief for Benoy’s design

connecting adjacent developments

of Westgate in Jurong was to create a

and easily accessible urban parks, it is

new and unique mixed-use scheme that

becoming the most desirable destination

would generate a fresh focal point for

for business and leisure in Singapore. A

West Singapore. The development was to

new icon for the heart of the vibrant

bring together all aspects of life; creating

Jurong Gateway, the seven-storey lifestyle

an urban lifestyle oasis with an iconic

and family shopping mall and 20-storey

high-rise commercial tower. The local

prime office tower, taps into the potential

heritage was a key inspiration throughout

of Western Singapore.

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China

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR CHINA EAST Hotel, Beijing by Benoy Ltd

EAST is a high-end, contemporary

overly grand or intimidating but with a

business hotel that has been designed

focus on a calm, friendly environment.

as a key part of the new, wider

Bespoke photography from secret

mixed-use INDIGO development.

areas of Beijing has been used for feature

Its seamless architecture by Benoy

walls in guest rooms while the reception

connects guests to the retail,

area alludes to an art gallery. The unique

commercial, transport and leisure

interior detailing of the hotel adds a

offers of the integrated destination,

sense of discovery in the guest rooms

establishing EAST as more than a

whilst keeping the design simple, elegant

common stand-alone business hotel.

and most importantly, all state-of-the art

It was essential for EAST to present a unique and intimate sense of arrival for guests. Therefore, the interior lobby space

technology is intuitive to use and easy to operate. The Fitness and Well-Being Centre,

complements the hotel’s private arrival

featuring an indoor infinity pool, sauna,

area that gives the hotel its own ‘address’

massage pool and gym, has full height

within the wider mixed-use development.

windows to take advantage of the

Echoing the relaxed boutique philosophy

fabulous park view, while low-level

envisioned for EAST, the lobby space

lighting in the corridors emphasizes the

has been specifically designed not to be

hotel’s curved architectural lines.

Benoy Ltd 5F, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 Kings Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 2250 7222 f: +852 2250 7333 e: hk@benoy.com w: www.benoy.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 53

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Hong Kong



Double Cove

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Green Code by Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited and Henderson Land Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT HONG KONG Double Cove by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd, and Peterson Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG 14 – 30 King Wah Road by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

Double Cove

Henderson Land is a leading property

to translate Double Cove’s objective of

developer working in Hong Kong and

“healthy environment, low carbon living”

throughout mainland China, creating

in layman appreciable terms. Double

award-winning, high-quality new homes

Cove will also be a trendsetter for its

and commercial developments.

HK$20M-worth themed artworks of

Double Cove, a large-scale residential-cum-commercial development

“Symphony of Nature”. King Wah Road project is a Grade

designed by the Pritzer Prize winning

A office located in front of the famous

architect Lord Richard Rogers, is located

Victoria Harbour, offering magnificent

at a unique site with both natural scenery

views. The objectives are to enhance

and transport convenience. Commanding

the inherent view asset and to create a

a panoramic view of Tolo Harbour, and

visually-attractive yet environmentally-

flanked by natural woodland and two

sustainable building, targeted to a high

pristine beaches, Double Cove is the

“green building” standard.

ideal place to fulfil Lord Rogers’ “Living in a Park” lifestyle concept. To live up to the unique concept

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects PCPA, working collaboratively with DLN Architects and Arup’s Sustainability Team,

Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

within a walkable community, this

have tactfully dealt with the inherent

21-tower project is designed as a truly

conflict between the best harbour views

72-76/F Two International Finance Centre,

“green development” with excellent

and unfavourable afternoon sunlight,

8 Finance Street,

outdoor environment qualities (OEQ)

through an innovative “solar responsive

Hong Kong

to effectively expand the residents’

facade” solution coupled with a series

t: +852 2908 8888

enjoyable living space at home. The

of computational analyses to augment

f: +852 2805 0886

OEQ is supported by a series of

the “passive design strategies” adopted.

e: sales.hk@hld.com

site-specific computational analyses,

Benchmarking with Henderson’s other

w: www.hld.com

covering a host of microclimatic studies,

offices designed by PCPA, namely IFC

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Green Code

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Green Code

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG The Hemispheres by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Davis Street

King Wah Road

The Hemispheres

in Hong Kong and WFC in Beijing, this

from the MTR Tin Hau station. The

office is intended to be a “smart building”

design aims to enhance the lifestyle of its

offering state-of-the-art provisions for the

residents, with an onus on health, leisure

premier offices.

and style. The exterior of the tower uses

Green Code is a mixed-use

simple vertical lines, with an iconic square

development in the dynamic Luen Wo

frame feature at roof level. The theme

Hui community, featuring four residential

colour is dark brown, with orange also

towers and a chic residents’ clubhouse

used for balconies. Higher-level units

with roof garden and outdoor swimming

overlook the harbour, while lower-level

pool. Green Code also boasts 20,000

units enjoy mountain views.

square feet of landscaped gardens, a

Davis Street residential

modern shopping centre and covered

redevelopment, just a stone’s throw away

footbridges connecting to a public

from the Kennedy Town MTR station,

transport hub. The development

aims to lead the regeneration of an

enjoys a borderless panorama of

old district. Combining environmental

natural landscape. Nearly half of the

elements with vibrant city life, the

728 residential units face southeast,

concept of “urban green” redefines

overlooking Pat-Sin-Leng Country Park

the spirit of the old district and creates

and benefiting from ample natural light.

a sense of neighbourhood for the

The Hemispheres is a residential

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG 11 Davis Street by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

burgeoning SOHO West district. The

high-rise development located in an

podium features outdoor and courtyard

upcoming area close to Victoria Harbour

terraces, as well as a villa, a gym facing

and Victoria Park, and a 10-minute walk

natural greenery and a clubhouse.

Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited 98 Tam Kon Shan Road, North Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong t: +852 2394 4294 f: +852 2786 9001 e: hkferry@hkf.com w: www.hkf.com w: www.greencode.com.hk Asia Pacific Property Awards 55

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China

BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR CHINA Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

Chapman Taylor is an international

to produce bespoke design solutions for

practice of masterplanners, architects

all projects.

and interior designers operating from

Chapman Taylor opened its Shanghai

17 regional offices and with experience

office in 2007 and it has rapidly grown to

of working in over 80 countries

be a competitive practice with over 60

around the world. Established in the

international and Chinese staff, offering

UK in 1959 and with over 50 years of

services for projects all over China. The

experience Chapman Taylor has the

award-winning project featured here

resources, skills and knowledge to

is a milestone reflecting its rapid and

provide comprehensive architectural

successful development.

and interior design services from

Chapman Taylor’s success has been

conception to completion in many parts

principally due to the quality of its people

of the world.

and their ability to be able to produce

As a company with an international

high quality design together with an

network of offices Chapman Taylor takes

understanding of what makes the building

pride in its ability to effectively balance

successful commercially, operationally,

its knowledge of working internationally

environmentally and socially. It is

with sensitivity to local context and

Chapman Taylor’s objective to continually

culture. Chapman Taylor’s various

evolve as an architectural practice,

regional companies work as a cohesive

always striving to find new solutions to

group, and can pool skills and resources

traditional challenges and to provide the

as required to provide the best possible

best possible service to its clients and

service to its clients, while always aiming

the community.

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BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CHINA Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd As the lead designer of Global Harbor,

There are three big domes on

Shanghai, Chapman Taylor undertook

the roof with differing shapes and

the architectural concept, schematic and

these serve as skylights for the atriums

detailed design as well as the interior

below. The southern hemispherical

design. The project, which opened in

shaped dome and the northern, smaller

2013, is a super large urban complex

dome are the main symbols of the

with a total building area of 480,000m².

Shanghai Global Harbor complex.

The complex consists of a large

style has been adopted for the interior

high twin towers above a four-storey

design which features three dramatic

podium. One of the towers is a five-star

atrium areas. Sun Plaza at the south

Hyatt Hotel and the other an A-grade

end has the grand classical style,

office building.

creating a magnificent internal space. Central Plaza displays the exotic

Shanghai, Global Harbor is positioned on

Venetian style of Italy with exquisite

an important transport hub.

decorations, while the northern

As the client is a lover of European

Garden Court has a landscape

architecture, the building is given a

influence based on 18th century

western classical style. This has been used

English country houses.

in an original way in the design of the

RETAIL INTERIOR CHINA Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

A romantic Italian Renaissance

shopping centre and two 245 metre

Located in the central area of

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The combination of these design

Chapman Taylor 601 The Center, 989 Changle Road, Xuhui District,

façade, with simplified detailing to clearly

characters creates a place full of light,

Shanghai,

relate to the urban environment and the

colour and interest; a memorable and

China 200031

building functions.

unique visual experience in Shanghai.

t: +86 (0)21 6040 7277 f: +86 (0)21 6040 7280 x 881 e: shanghai@chapmantaylor.com w: www.chapmantaylor.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 57

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CLIFTON LEUNG DESIGN WORKSHOP The Harbourside, HK. Luxurious apartment with smart home technology and panoramic seaview

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, HK. 40,000 sq. ft. Headquarters

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, HK. Multifunction convention hall with arena seating

Clifton Leung Design Workshop 3F. 23F, 128 Wellington Street Central, Hong Kong t: +852 3106 8384 f: +852 3579 4489 e: info@cliftonleungdesignworkshop.com

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Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, HK. Traditional HK open eatery-inspired reception

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, HK. Nature-inspired meeting room

Clifton Leung Design Workshop specializes in space branding & build consultancy services, offering turnkey solutions to residential and retail clients in the Asia Pacific and North America region. Combining design concepts of practicality and minimalism, many of its projects turn out to be the territory’s most successful business and residential models. Professional, dynamic and customer-centric, Clifton and his dedicated team are set to raise the bar for space branding industry.

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Hong Kong

 BEST OFFICE INTERIOR HONG KONG Senior Citizen Home Safety Association Headquarters by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

PCCW-HKT Central Signature Store, HK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

PCCW-HKT Signature Store Tunnel effect lighting design

PCCW-HKT Signature Store Visually astounding staircase design

Clifton Leung Design Workshop was

leading telecom operator. Clifton Leung’s

established in 1997 and has become one

design inspiration was the colour gold

of Hong Kong’s most prolific interior

as a key element. A striking gold LED-

design companies.

lit façade leads to an enticing tunnel

The Harbourside apartment is

entrance and onwards to a host of

a visually transparent bachelor pad,

settings and interactive inputs to ensure

entirely partitioned by Smart Glass

an exquisite customer experience.

walls except for the structural wall

The design of the Senior Citizen

enclosing the bedroom. This glass

Home Safety Association headquarters

can be used to provide privacy or

celebrates the elderly as being the

switched to translucent mode ensuring

backbone of Hong Kong’s modern

panoramic harbour views from every

society. Following the concept of

angle. The design concept is a melting

‘Seeing the Beauty in the Old’, it reuses

pot of cultures and styles from around

distinctive elements representative of

the world, achieving a sleek and chic

the past and restores their value in

metropolitan pad.

modern form. The ensuing vibrant

The PCCW-HKT signature store

INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT HONG KONG The Harbourside by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR HONG KONG PCCW-HKT Signature Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

space creates a harmonious blend of

in Central has become the newest

the new and old where the young and

landmark in the vicinity and created a

elderly can meet and interact with

distinctive identity for the brand as a

mutual appreciation.

Clifton Leung Design Workshop 3F. 23F, 128 Wellington Street Central, Hong Kong t: +852 3106 8384 f: +852 3579 4489 e: info@cliftonleungdesignworkshop.com w: www. cldw.com.hk Asia Pacific Property Awards 59

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Malaysia

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA Allure Semi-D Residence by Green Target Group

With unparalleled experience in

Shah Alam is a collection of homes

property development, Green Target

inspired by the plush lifestyle resort living

Group has established and sustained

offers. Allure’s two-storey semi-D show

its integrity in offering outstanding

home unit has a built-up space of 3,300

products and services that go beyond

square feet. Ample living spaces are

the needs of the community. Its

entirely surrounded by nature and

dedication to provide the highest

provide a total of six bedrooms and

standard quality, innovation, timeliness

five bathrooms.

and reliability in all products and

Different from the tropical or

services allows Green Target to pursue

Balinese feel that has been widely

excellence through an unwavering

overused, Allure’s interior design takes

commitment. The group has efficiently

its cues from the history of the British

completed commercial and residential

in Malaysia. Inspired by elegant colonial

projects in the past, with several

elements such as arches, plantation

more exciting ones to come in the

shutters, chandeliers and textured

near future.

wallpapers, this design concept is best

Built to offer a truly green lifestyle

described as ‘contemporary colonial’.

atmosphere, Greenhill Residence boasts

Striking a balance between these two

a collection of semi-Ds and bungalows in

influences required a considered process

a naturally alluring setting. Everything

of selecting the right materials, colour

from an outdoor oasis to the provision of

scheme and shapes to fit the layout

privacy and security is well catered for in

and atmosphere of the home. This has

this guarded community.

established a timeless, modern and

The latest addition to Greenhill Residence, Allure Bijou Residences @

innovative colonial design that transcends from the past, present and future of the

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HIGHLY COMMENDED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA 228 Smart Industrial Series by Green Target Group

first class resort living offered within Allure Bijou Residences. Green Target’s 228 Smart Industrial

These factories aim to turn ‘working hard’ into ‘working SMART’ by becoming a singularly dedicated entity with ample

Series is located in the well-connected

warehousing space, ergonomic offices

Semenyih township which, following the

for centralized businesses, as well as a

price hike in central areas of Kuala

showroom area to display any wares.

Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, has increased

The interior layout is structured to be

desirability for industrial usage. Inspiration

highly functional and practical, providing

was drawn from the honeybee,

occupants with options that suit their

influencing the planning and designing

varying purposes. Comprehensively

of the entire development. Notably

equipped with complete amenities, the

one of the planet’s most organized

factories are designed to be both hassle

creations, honeybees are efficient

and renovation free.

workers with their productivity stemming

The entire industrial development

from the composition of their build,

is gated and guarded to protect the

their communication methods and the

interest of business owners as well as

structure of their nests. After studying

to safeguard the personal security of

their behaviour, Green Target’s aim was

its occupants. It also features sufficient

not only to build a distinguished factory

greenery to provide a softer look and

development but also a more conducive

feel to the factories’ surroundings to

industrial working environment.

provide a fresher working environment.

Green Target Sdn Bhd No.11, Jalan PJS 8/18 Dataran Mentari 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor t: +60 03 56300670 f: +60 03 56300671 e: greentargetholdings@gmail.com w: www.greentarget.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 61

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China

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CHINA Riverfront.CapitaLand Hangzhou by Surbana (Shanghai) Consultants Ltd. Developer: CapitaLand Xinye (Hangzhou) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Surbana International Consultants is a

embraces lush greenery and vibrant

leading consultancy that specialises in

communities.

delivering sustainable urban solutions. Our competitive advantage lies in

In order to create a sustainable development, Surbana has treated the

our integrated multi disciplinary expertise

site with a sensitivity which has resulted

across the whole real estate value chain –

in a harmonious symbiosis with nature

from urban planning, design, engineering,

through a sensible and cost effective

project and construction management,

design solution. Surbana’s designers are

coastal engineering, infrastructure,

seeking to recreate the natural conditions

sustainable design technologies and city

of Hangzhou’s Grand Canal via a

management.

reinterpretation of the Green Riviera.

Covering a wide range of sectors

Every aspect of the development,

from residential, aviation, marine, port,

from its rooftop gardens to the semi-

institutional, commercial and transport

outdoor void deck that acts as a public

infrastructure across Asia, Africa and the

living room for residents, enables buyers

Middle East, Surbana has established

to enjoy a relaxing and calm ambience

itself as a household name in sustainable

with nature right at their doorstep.

urban solutions. Today, Surbana employs 1,900

The client’s design brief called for a high-end development incorporating a

employees in 13 cities across Asia,

variety of product types. These included

Africa and the Middle East. With the

differing residential units of varying sizes

Riverfront Development in Hangzhou,

and numbers of bedrooms together

China, Surbana set out to create a

with some public amenities and service

landmark development congruent to

buildings. Surbana’s major challenge

the aspirations of Hangzhou City which

for the project was to strike a balance

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between building-to-building spacing and

block that is strategically ‘bent’ to take

a lush landscape environment coupled

advantage of views towards the lake or

with a high plot ratio as there is a strict

central garden.

local building spacing requirement. The

Taking its cue from the residential

government in China has also regulated

tower, the clubhouse is created from

that residential units spaces, such as the

a curvilinear geometric plan via two

master bedroom and living room, must

interlocking curve lines transformed

receive a minimum of two hours of

into 3D organic form. It stands as a

southern daylight for non-inner city

strong statement at the grand entrance

areas. The brief also required a mix of

drop-off plaza attesting to the significant

affordable housing and condominiums

presence of the development and its

at a 10%/90% quantum, in line with

distinctive identity. Green walls fill the

government land use regulations.

interiors, resembling internal gardens.

The 839 residential units

Punctured holes spread across the ceiling

are arranged predominantly at a ratio

as it fills the space with light and gives

of two per floor in each block and

an airy presence. These transient and

served by two lifts. Each of the

ever-changing light conditions give the

‘component sub-blocks’ are abutting

impression of light being reflected on the

one another to form an elongated slab

surface of water.

Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd 168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Surbana One, Singapore 150168 t: +65 6248 1288 f: +65 6273 9090 e: mails@surbana.com w: www.surbana.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 63

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Malaysia

BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE ASIA PACIFIC www.pantaisentralpark.com by IJM Land Berhad

 BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE MALAYSIA www.pantaisentralpark.com by IJM Land Berhad

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MALAYSIA Pantai Sentral Park by IJM Land Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Seremban 2 by IJM Land Berhad

IJM Land Berhad is one of Malaysia’s

Developed to complement

most recognised and trusted public-

Seremban’s old town, Seremban

listed property developers with

2 provides a modern, suburban

presence in prominent locations in

environment within an integrated

Penang, the Klang Valley, Seremban, Johor

community living. Mimicking the green

Bahru, Sabah and Sarawak. Apart from

street concept of Canberra, Australia,

Malaysia, IJM Land has developments in

IJM Land’s aim was to build a green city

Vietnam, China and the United Kingdom.

in a tranquil setting to enrich the lives of

Headquartered in Petaling Jaya,

inhabitants. The objective of Seremban

Malaysia, the company’s diversified real

2 was to create a town and country in

estate portfolio includes integrated

one – a self-sustainable suburban area

townships, sustainable developments,

with open spaces, gardens and beautiful

iconic waterfront communities and

vistas. Along with its government offices,

creating innovative spaces that will

medical centres, education services, malls,

improve and inspire quality lifestyle.

supermarkets and commercial precincts,

Seremban 2 is a 3,800-acre

the development offers a wide spectrum

development in Seremban, the capital of

of residential homes ranging from low

the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan.

cost apartments, affordable link homes,

Strategically located about 30km from

semi-ds up to exclusive bungalows.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Extensive amenities provided to

and 55km from Kuala Lumpur, Seremban

elevate social interaction are implemented

2 currently has a rising population of

throughout including the 15-acre City Park

60,000 residents, and offers an excellent

with a panoramic lake and outdoor gym,

infrastructure with wide roads and

30-acre Hill Park with children’s play area

interchanges for easy connectivity within

and dinosaur-themed educational zone;

the township.

Linear Park, the focal point for all social,

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Pantai Sentral Park by IJM Land Berhad

community and recreational activities;

and Priorities. Through the use of open

and a clubhouse offering residents an

green areas, thematic parks and tree-lined

integrated leisure and fitness venue.

walkways, the community can enjoy the

IJM Land’s Pantai Sentral Park forms

natural surroundings. Residential areas

an urban forest city in Kuala Lumpur on

are located closest to the forest, while

58 acres of prime land adjoining a forest.

commercial buildings overlook the New

In a highly sought after location next to

Pantai Expressway.

Bukit Kerinchi, the development will be

By incorporating the Crime

connected via a future direct flyover from

Prevention Through Environmental Design

New Pantai Expressway (NPE). It is also

(CPTED) approach into the overall

linked to other major highways and its

landscape masterplan, Pantai Sentral Park

accessibility will be further boosted by

affords its residents with a natural form

the existing nearby Pantai Dalam KTM

of surveillance on top of the additional

and University LRT stations as well as the

security measures it already provides.

upcoming Circle Line MRT.

The community will also benefit from the

IJM Land Berhad

surrounding amenities including education

Ground Floor,

Inspired by New York’s Central Park, the pedestrian-oriented Pantai Sentral

centres, healthcare facilities, hotels and

Park has been planned around the three

retail outlets, a golf club and an equestrian

founding principles of People, Planet

and country resort.

Wisma IJM, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, 46050, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia t: +603 7985 8288 f: +603 7952 9848 e: ijmland.hq@ijm.com w: www.ijmland.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 65

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River Heights Investment Management Group No. 216 Binhe East Road, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China 030003 t: +86 351 527 8278 e: chenwen@3000du.com.cn www.3000du.com.cn

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China

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CHINA River Heights by River Heights Investment Management Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED

River Heights aims to be one of China’s

a cityscape rising above the surrounding

premier developments. It will provide

natural landscape. The design is a play

ideal living for upwardly mobile people

on scale achieved by dividing the

who enjoy the conveniences of city

towers into miniature towers. The

life and the natural environment of

towers are angled 15 degrees off north,

suburban locations.

maximizing exposure to light from the

At an impressive construction area of 590,000m², this mixed-use development lives up to its image as a metropolis.

south while offering views of Fen River to the west. The integration of urban living with

Two 156 meter high towers serve as

nature is central to the concept of River

the gateway to River Heights. A rich

Heights. The development sits along

mixture of offices, retail, hotel, and service

the banks of Taiyuan’s famed Fen River

apartments serve the community of

and Fen River Wetland Park, which cut

residential towers and villas with the

through the city of Taiyuan and serves as

finest amenities.

its central natural habitat.

The skyline of articulating towers

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CHINA River Heights by River Heights Investment Management Group Designers: People’s Architecture Office

Only a 15 minute drive from the city

of various heights is the project’s most

center, River Heights is an urban oasis set

striking feature, projecting an image of

in a suburban environment.

River Heights Investment Management Group No. 216 Binhe East Road, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China 030003 t: +86 351 527 8278 e: chenwen@3000du.com.cn w: www.3000du.com.cn Asia Pacific Property Awards 67

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India

BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC HBS View 360

HBS Towers – Worli, Mumbai

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS View 360

HBS View360 – Haji Ali, Mumbai

HBS View360 – Haji Ali, Mumbai

HBS Realtors has been successful

involving the redevelopment of an

with two different award-winning

existing residential complex in Mumbai.

projects, both of which have also gained

One of the most stunning features of

Safe Home awards. The company is

this iconic structure is the 38 metre

committed to promoting, creating and

long sunset decks along the entire

maintaining safe and secure homes and

length of the tower. Modern art deco

improving the overall environmental

in style and symmetrical in structure,

quality of the surroundings. This ethos is

the building blends with ease into the

reflected fully in both featured projects.

city’s skyline. The biggest USP for both

HBS View 360 is a high-rise residential building that provides a perfect example of form following function.

Arabian Sea. HBS Realtors adheres to very strict safety policies and maintains compliance

strategy taken to allow the right amount

with all applicable international and

of light and breeze into the wide living

local regulations and laws. Constantly

and bedroom areas. They also provide

keeping abreast of new technologies, HBS

a protective canopy for enjoying the

Realtors takes extreme care to reduce

sunsets and al fresco entertaining.

any negative impact on the environment,

Reaching a staggering height of

 BEST RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS Towers THE SAFE HOME AWARD INDIA HBS View 360

projects is the unrestricted view of the

Green sundecks are the quintessential

245 metres, HBS Towers is a project

BEST RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT INDIA HBS Towers

safety or health within each and every one of its projects.

THE SAFE HOME AWARD INDIA HBS Towers

HBS Realtors Pvt Limited 505, Ceejay House, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018, India t: +91 22 662 10000 f: +91 22 662 10021 e: info@hbsrealtors.com w: www.hbsrealtors.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 69

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Chengdu International Commerce Centre

Xiamen Financial Centre

Beijiao Cultural Centre

No.10 Art Gallery

Chengdu International Commerce Centre

No.10 Art Gallery

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China

BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Chengdu International Commerce Centre

C&D International Tower

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Chengdu International Commerce Centre

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA C&D International Tower

C&D International Tower

Gravity Partnership was founded in

multi-faceted elevation creates a collage of

2003 with a vision to deliver innovation

reflections of the sky, ocean and adjacent

through non-conventional architectural

buildings. Despite its seemingly irregular

designs.

form, the building maintains a rectilinear

Chengdu International Commerce Centre features a unique twin tower,

floor plan for efficient space planning. Beijiao Cultural Centre is a

as both a gateway to Chengdu and a

cultural facility enclosing a semi-opened

landmark for the city. The “Skynet” is

central courtyard, its permeable design

an iconic podium canopy integrated

encourages participation from the general

seamlessly with the tower and gives the

public. The formal and spatial quality is

whole development a unique identity.

an reinterpretation of Beijiao’s regional

No. 10 Art Gallery is part of a luxurious residential development where

character in a modern manner. C&D International Tower is an iconic

it introduces art into recreational space.

office building which breaks away from the

Its design includes a folding roof above a

traditional rectangular form. The tapered

series of sunken courtyards, which merges

building form exaggerates the tower’s

with the surrounding landscape.

verticality and sculptural form while leaving

Xiamen Financial Centre is a 210m

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Xiamen Financial Centre LEISURE ARCHITECTURE CHINA No.10 Art Gallery PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Beijiao Cultural Centre

more open space on the street level,

skyscraper that takes its inspiration from

creating an anchor point of pedestrian

icebergs. Fully exploiting its sea view, the

network system in the new CBD.

Gravity Partnership Ltd 39/F 148 Electric Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 3106 8711 f: +852 3106 0754 e: studio@gravitypartnership.com w: www.gravitypartnership.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 71

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE THAILAND Thiapairat Residence by J T A Co.,Ltd

JTA, an award-winning architecture

The north-south orientation of the

and interior design company,

1,492m² site and the expected position

was commissioned to create the

of neighbouring houses on vacant

architectural design for Thiapairat

plots either side have been important

Residence in Samutprakarn, east of

issues for the project’s conception and

Bangkok. The clients, a couple with four

development. JTA’s design strives to

children and their grandmother, wanted

connect the house with the surrounding

a property suitable for accommodating

garden and lake with all rooms opening

all three generations under one roof.

externally via large doorways. Water is an

The challenge for JTA was to design a

integral element of the project, providing

home in which the family could enjoy

a sense of reflection and recreation. A

each other’s company without having to

swimming pool is strategically placed to

compromise freedom, differing needs

maximize the view and also to create a

and privacy.

cooling breeze over the terrace and into

As well as privacy, the maximization of views from every room and low energy consumption were the main

the house as the southerly wind flows over its surface. Displaying JTA’s versatility in

aims. These priorities were achieved by

architectural design, Chaophya Hospital

providing cross ventilation throughout

is situated near the famous Chaophya

the house to reduce the reliance on

River in Bangkok-noi. It was established

air-conditioning; adding a double-sided

in 1991 and has not had any major

wall with an air gap in between to reduce

renovation carried out since then. In

heat gain on both the east and west side;

response to the progress in medical

and solar panels to provide hot water for

technology and new demands of

the whole house.

patients, the management needed

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 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR THAILAND Chaophya Hospital by J T A Co.,Ltd

to renovate the existing building and

Creating connections and flow were

expand the outpatients’ department by

key to the design, thus an escalator was

adding a new building. Both had to be

added to allow easy access to various

designed to complement each other

functions of the outpatients’ department.

while a new access was to be added for

Studies show that daylight and views have

admitting emergency patients via the

a healing effect on patients and so the

new emergency department to secure

solid wall was replaced with an insulated

rapid diagnosis and treatment.

glass wall. This creates transparency and

The chosen concept provides

an abundance of natural light through the

patients with a pleasant space, creates

interior and provides outside views for

a functional hospital, eradicates the

the lobby and waiting area.

conventional image of a hospital and

The interior design represents a

creates an environment which is

symbiotic relationship between medicine

much more friendly. Based on this, the

and nature to humanise patients’

renovation project revolves around the

experience as much as possible. Placing

public access and requirement of natural

an emphasis on natural surfaces with a

lighting, with areas for public use located

warm colour scheme, materials include

J T A Co., Ltd

at the bottom and more specialized

sandstone, wood veneer and industrial

67/9-10 Sukhumvit 42 Road,

functions on the upper levels of the four-

composite stone to ensure durability and

Prakanong,

floor building.

the lowest maintenance cost.

Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand t: +662 391 3985 f: +662 391 3986 e: info@jta-architect.com w: www.jta-architect.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 73

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Malaysia

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

SAFE HOME AWARD MALAYSIA Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

Orando Holdings is a boutique

to accommodate a queen-size bed, a

developer that places homeowners at

study desk and wardrobe.

the top of its priorities lists. Occupying a prime location just

The main bathroom is accessed from the living area, and the wet and

5.8km from the Kuala Lumpur city

dry kitchen offers space and equipment

centre, the upscale, 39-storey Vila Vista

for food preparation, cooking and

condominium in the heart of Cheras

entertaining. The utility room within

commands a magnificent view of the

each unit is large enough to provide

city skyline. Residents of its 137 units can

permanent accommodation for

enjoy a plethora of shopping, dining and

domestic help.

leisure options in the vicinity. For the design of the building,

Facilities within Vila Vista include an infinity pool on the eighth floor with

emphasis was placed on practicality

views of the city centre, a wading pool,

and sustainability, with a contemporary

sundeck, designer children’s playground,

design chosen to maximise the space and

fitness centre, sauna, barbecue area, multi-

layouts of the apartments. Units within

purpose hall, study room, surau (prayer

the block range from 1,576 to 2,059

room) and five convenience stores.

square feet. The master bedroom features an en-

Orando strove to put in place the best security and safety systems for the

suite bathroom and expansive windows

peace of mind and comfort of Vila Vista’s

offering views over Kuala Lumpur. The

residents. The range of innovative features

addition of a second master bedroom

providing coverage throughout the

allows for flexibility of accommodation

development includes sophisticated card

options and family arrangements. Two

access, biometric visitor management,

further bedrooms are spacious enough

patrol guards and intelligent lighting.

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

SAFE HOME AWARD MALAYSIA Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

CCTV cameras monitor all entries

hardwired into the building’s electrical

and exits 24 hours a day. The main gate,

system and also backed up with ten-year

car park, lift lobby, lifts and unit level can

lithium batteries. Fire extinguishers will

only be accessed with a personalised

be spread throughout the building and

card, thereby restricting visitors from

inspected on a monthly basis. Each level

entering without a resident’s consent.

will also be equipped with a fire hose

A security guard at the grand lobby

reel, secured within a wall-mounted,

will re-authenticate the identity of guests

emergency break-glass cabinet. Wet

and direct them to the visitor waiting

risers are fitted on every floor, providing

area before being collected by residents.

a fixed water distribution system for

Security personnel will also monitor

fire fighting.

the alarm security system and the CCTV network. Each home in Vila Vista is equipped

Incorporated in Vila Vista’s design are multiple means of quick escape in emergencies. Fire exit doors lead to the

with its own fire safety kit, including a 2kg

exit stairwells and are integrated with

fire extinguisher and a fire blanket. Highly

the fire alarm system to unlock when the

sensitive photoelectric smoke detectors

alarm goes off. When locked, the doors

will be installed in every lift lobby,

still open in the direction of escape.

Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd No. 6-1 Jalan Medan Putra 4, Medan Putra Business Centre, Off Jalan Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur t: +603 6275 4933 f: 603 6277 4966 e: orando88@yahoo.com w: www.orando.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 75

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Malaysia

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

Spread out over 500 acres of freehold

tree-lined streets and sidewalks that

land, Taman Seri Austin is a mere

linked up to a network of neighbourhood

12-minute drive from Johor Bahru city

greens. Both bold and dynamic to

centre and contains several residential

match the owners’ lifestyles, the

precincts. Right in the middle of this

bungalows are spacious to allow plenty

urban sprawl, like a jewel on a crown,

of space for living, working, playing and

Seri Austin Hill takes centre stage,

relaxing. Designed to be an extension

anchoring all the neighbouring precincts

of the residents themselves, they are

to its elevated position.

comfortable and stylish without sacrificing

The pride of Seri Austin Hill is the Ametrine bungalow – a spacious, modern

form for function. The significant challenge was to

home built to cater to a young and

determine how to make the Ametrine

professional target market. Its exclusivity

bungalows affordable to the target market.

is guaranteed by its design and build

Affordable is a relative term and must take

and the fact that only 37 are available.

into account the relationship between

The essence of the bungalow design

value and price. Therefore, Dynasty

focuses on a modern and contemporary

View maxed out its value proposition

aesthetic. It was vital to include iconic

by offering the best materials, methods,

features and an attractive colour scheme

designs, amenities, fixtures and finishes

to suit the lifestyle and tastes of young

that the budget allowed.Yet another value

professionals.

proposition for the bungalows’ price is

Dynasty View developed a concept

their location in the larger scheme of

for the look and feel of Seri Austin Hills,

the Iskandar Region which is booming,

summed up in the tagline ‘Living by the

meaning their value is only going to rise.

Park’. The idea was to build a garden community that had pleasant, peaceful,

Surrounding the Ametrine bungalows are several other residential offerings

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 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

of varying sizes and designs. These have

been warmly received by their new

been geared towards the needs, wants

owners. Given the development’s

and budgets of different purchasers but

proximity to major highways as well as

Dynasty View has been careful not to

its closeness to Johor Bahru city centre

sacrifice the exclusivity aspect of any of

(and hence, Singapore), residents own

the homes.

exclusive homes in an enviably strategic

Living inside a green lung is the

location. Furthermore, as the homes are

epitome of living whereby the natural

built in very limited numbers, Seri Austin

is fused together with the modern to

Hill is not overly crowded and forms a

create a unique domain. Regardless of the

tranquil living environment surrounded

type of chosen home, design, build size

by nature.

or floor space, all residents of Seri Austin

Seri Austin has been recognised as

Hill benefit from the linear parks, jogging

the first first role model for the Smart

paths, playgrounds and greenery in and

Healthy City and Communities Township

around the locality.

in Iskandar Malaysia. The Smart Healthy

Through a mixture of careful

City aims to enhance the people’s quality

planning, strategic offerings, value

of life, and to achieve a sustainable

propositions and superb design and

economic and technological ecosystem

build quality, Dynasty View has created

that would ultimately create smart,

homes at Seri Austin Hill that have

connected and inclusive communities.

Dynasty View Sdn Bhd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of UMLand) Seri Austin, Jalan Seri Austin 1, Taman Seri Austin 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia t: +607 354 1111 f: +607 351 3202 e: dvsb@umland.com.my w: www.umland.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 77

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India

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE INDIA Amanora Gateway Towers by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd / City Corporation Limited

Home to more than 3,000 families,

On par with those from the most

Amanora Park Town, spread over 450

advanced townships in the world, it is

acres in Hadapsar, Pune is perhaps the

sensitive to the needs of modern living

only integrated township of its kind in

with efficiency and accountability being

India. Amanora Township is a unique,

the key words. A lifestyle that revolves

exclusive and first-of-its-kind township

around the three most vital needs of any

project in Maharashtra, under the State

community. Walk to work empowerment,

Government’s special Township Policy.

modern comfortable homes and

The township is a project to build a

recreation and relaxation facilities for a

futuristic India with areas and concepts

fulfilling social life; each within walking

designed to cater for the entire family’s

access of the others. A unique smart card

needs. The township is planned by some

provided to each resident enables them

of the world’s leading town planners,

to enter the township, house, pay the bills,

international architects and visionaries.

have medical records and much more.

Amanora’s most remarkable feature

Amanora Park Town, Pune has

is its superb 21st century infrastructure

collaborated with Swarovski, the leading

including its own power and water

global fashion and lifestyle brand, on the

distribution within the township, planned

iconic Gateway Towers 1. Swarovski, a

roads, service corridors, schools and

name synonymous with crystal, beauty

health facilities. Children can walk to

and lifestyle for decades will adorn space

school through specially designed

at the Gateway Towers 1, making this the

pathways, eliminating the hassle of

world’s first luxury residential project

being transported there each day. The

marvelled by Swarovski.

planning is ecologically sound, yet with

P&T Consultants, part of P&T

every imaginable technical, digital and

Group which is the oldest and largest

modern facility.

international architectural practice in

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 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE INDIA Amanora Gateway Towers by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd / City Corporation Limited

South East Asia, was commissioned

exclusive elevators that open into an

to create the architectural design for

extremely spacious and lavish unit. A

Amanora Gateway Towers, a 664 unit

whole host of facilities are also

residential project. Commanding sheer

provided including clubhouses for

awe, the development soars high above

every zone, extensive swimming pools,

the entrance of the multiple-award

a state-of-the-art sky lounge with a

winning Amanora Park Township.

plunge pool and a plethora of leisure and

Featuring a stepped green terrace design and sky bridges, Amanora

wellness amenities. Interiors at Amanora Gateway

Gateway Towers will set a new

Towers have been painstakingly selected

benchmark for architectural innovation

to appeal to the development’s most

in Pune. The distinctive, ultramodern

discerning clientele. Every detail from the

45-storey structure takes its inspiration

designer fixtures, fittings and furnishings

from the contours of the surrounding

to the Swarovski lobbies and private

landscape. The resulting architectural

theatre within the towers has been

concept with its upward sweeping,

handpicked for superior quality and

stepped design allows for luxurious green

feel. Residential units are equipped with

decks for each corner apartment and

Broadband and feature fully digitized

three-sided views.

home automation systems, decorative

Amanora Magarpatta Road,

entrance doors and Italian marble to

Hadapsar, Pune – 411 028

Apartments facing the entrance are the most luxurious and include

exude elegance and luxury.

City Corporation Limited Amanora Park Town

Maharashtra, India t: +91 (0) 20 3041 0000 f: +91 (0) 97670 12345 e: asmita.rokade@amanora.com w: www.amanora.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 79

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Malaysia

 BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Frontier Industrial Park by WB Land Sdn Bhd

With a wealth of experience in

30minutes of Senai International Airport,

construction dating back to 1976,

Sea Ports and Singapore).

WB Land’s Frontier Industrial Park

Developed over three phases, Phase

showcases its deep expertise and

1 was launched in June 2013 and was

aspirations to deliver properties that

fully sold, while Phase 2 will be launched

are innovative and sustainable.

in June 2014. The key highlight is its

Frontier Industrial Park is built with

intelligent master plan, which is devised

a single-minded focus on end-users and

to maximise convenience and usability. It

enhancing its value to them by pushing

boosts an integrated development that

the limits of industrial development.

merges complementary facilities such as

Given Johor’s relatively low cost base

dormitory, commercial and recreational

and risk, this development is in the

park into one. Built to impress with high

spotlight of overseas companies,

specifications and innovative features,

especially from Singapore and Europe

it is aimed to heighten productivity for

as they seek to diversify their cost base

sustained business success.

or expand into Asia. Situated within a matured industrial

Frontier Industrial Park has been created to provide an eco-friendly

region, Frontier Industrial Park is in the

environment with Central Parks that are

presence of vast international companies.

complete with lush green spaces and

Another reason for its high occupancy is

lifestyle amenities. Green streetscapes

the proximity to major townships that is

have also been designed to blend into

associated with a sustainable population

the natural environment and enhance

and vibrant business communities. It is

the well-being of users.

ideal for trading-based manufacturing

Security has been given top

companies given its central location

priority and robust features have been

to major transportation hubs (within

implemented to protect operators’

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 BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Frontier Industrial Park by WB Land Sdn Bhd

assets throughout the development.

roads and multiple roller-shutters

As the first managed industrial park in

improve accessibility. A diverse range

the area, Frontier Industrial Park greatly

of building types caters to differing

appeals to upgraders wishing for a

needs and all have a high ratio of

secured environment.

windows to improve ventilation and offer

Frontier Industrial Park is a low-

maximum natural daylight. Office areas

density development that consists

are both spacious and ergonomic with

of only detached or semi-detached

no hidden corners, allowing for ease in

factories, contributing to a premium

space planning.

identity. Bringing a sense of vibrancy to

Frontier Industrial Park is

the everyday workplace, the modern

strategically located in a business-friendly

building façades conform to the current

environment of a matured industrial

trend of sophisticated building standards.

region and major townships. Other than

Furthermore, the break from traditional

its modern appearance, it embraces

straightforward factory designs serves to

forefront designs that are built for

spark creativity and innovation.

productivity and flexibility. Being laser-

Production areas are column-free

focus on the needs of end-users, Frontier

with high ceilings to promote flexibility

Industrial Park is well positioned to lift

in the use of space while wide access

businesses to greater heights.

WB Land Sdn Bhd 501 Wisma Daiman, 64 Jalan Sulam, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia t: +607 861 9119 f: +607 332 9717 e: enquiry@wbland.my w: www.wbland.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 81

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Kajang East

ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Kajang East by MKH Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA MKH Boulevard by MKH Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA MKH World by MKH Berhad

MKH World

MKH World

Founded in 1979, MKH Berhad has

acres. Precinct 1 consists of 248 strata

earned a distinguished reputation for

semi-detached houses and 82 strata

building quality homes and enhancing

terrace houses built within a gated and

lifestyle standards through innovation

guarded community. Three further phases

and creativity. Currently, the group has

will provide an additional 436 units with

developed more than 25,000 units of

masterplans to include a landscaped path

residential and commercial projects

at the rear of the lots to connect them

with a value exceeding RM4.0 billion.

all seamlessly. Throughout Kajang East,

The corporate identity and brand of

facilities promote a secure environment

MKH is to be a leading corporation in

conducive to outdoor activities and

delivering sustainable growth. This identity

family gatherings.

is consistently incorporated into each and

MKH Boulevard offers a world of

every project it develops, as well as into

unprecedented diversity that captures

its marketing strategies for these projects.

the essence of a metropolitan lifestyle

A unique marketing strategy is to initiate

and caters to its wants and needs. It

a large regional corporate building on-site

is designed to be the iconic landmark

at each development. More than a typical

building of Kajang CBD with luxurious

sales office, it serves as a nerve centre

serviced apartments and boutique shop

for the administration of the township’s

offices. An integrated development, it

construction and upkeep.

merges contemporary facilities with

The primary idea behind MKH’s

multiple functionalities and excellent

Kajang East project is to offer residents

accessibility. Setting a benchmark for

a fresh perspective of homes by

future commercial developments

introducing the concept of ‘building in

in Kajang, MKH Boulevard takes full

a garden’ covering approximately 137

advantage of its surrounding open spaces

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HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA MKH World by MKH Berhad

MKH Boulevard

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MALAYSIA Hillpark Shah Alam by MKH Berhad MKH Boulevard

MKH Boulevard

and wide frontage, providing a breath

being one of the most secure office

of fresh air to the district. For the

environments in the area.

budding entrepreneur, as well as

Larger office spaces have been

seasoned businessmen, the Boulevard is

included with a commanding skyline view

a dynamic development that intelligently

over the city of Kuala Lumpur and the

blends commerce, technology and

KLCC towers nearby. MKH Boulevard is

business connectivity.

a place where residents can simply stroll

MKH World is the latest integrated

from their home to the office tower for

development to arrive in Serdang with

an important meeting and then enjoy the

the primary goal of bringing alive the

finer things of life at a trendy hangout

tagline ‘Light the Way Forward’. The

spot – all of which precludes the need

aim is to create a development where

for any form of transport. Including a

the productivity within sophisticated

retail street mall, serviced apartments,

office towers merges seamlessly into

green rooftop parks, and SoVos (Small

the comforts of elegant serviced

Office Versatile Offices) – to name just a

apartments and the lively opportunities

few of the many features – MKH World

of retail. Its design includes state-of-

truly lights the way forward in integrated

the-art technology and processes while

commercial developments.

MKH Berhad 5th Floor, Wisma MKH, Jalan Semenyih, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan t: +603 8737 8228 f: +603 8736 5436 w: www.mkhberhad.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 83

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Singapore & Japan

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE SINGAPORE 17 Caldecott Close, Singapore by Design Intervention id

The Tropical House

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE JAPAN Hakuba Mountain Lodge Nagano, Japan by Design Intervention id

The Tropical House

The Tropical House

Design Intervention is a Singapore

architecture as well as the furnishings are

based design studio with a team of

strong, almost chunky, to invoke a feeling

24 specialists made up of 12 different

of strength and permanence and match

nationalities, ensuring its projects

the scale of the property.

resonate a global prospective. The Tropical House in Singapore

A significant amount of floor space was allocated to provide a kitchen and

is an expansive open plan property

family area that was spacious, bright and

which, first and foremost, was to be a

airy. This perfectly suited the client who

family home, full of life and fun. Although

is a keen cook and enjoys entertaining

located in the heart of the city, it is

but in an informal, relaxed style. Artwork

bordered by state land and has lush,

choices throughout each room are bold,

verdant views from every aspect. Design

bright and colourful and inject a touch

Intervention’s task was to capitalize on

of wit in this unpretentious family home.

this vista at every opportunity.

Reflecting the personality of its owner,

The client wanted a serene but happy home and so great care was

it is elegant, yet uncomplicated, warm, welcoming and lighthearted.

taken not to crowd the rooms with too

The Ski Chalet in the Japan Alps

many items to ensure a calm, clutter-free

has been designed for an ex-pat British

environment. However, as the rooms

banker and his family as a winter ski

are so large there was a risk that they

retreat. It had been purchased as a

could appear rather cold. Avoiding this,

tired, simple guesthouse, Design

textures were added such as wood grain,

Intervention’s challenge was to transform

rough cut stone, distressed leather and

it into a luxurious family winter retreat.

cowhide to soften hard lines and visually

The client’s brief stipulated that it was to

fill the spaces. The lines of the interior

feature the very best Western

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The Ski Chalet

 The Ski Chalet

The Ski Chalet

style furnishings while at all times

bathroom, gave Design Intervention a

maintaining the essence of Japan

valuable starting point for the rest of

throughout the home.

the chalet.

When not in use by the family, the

Japanese influences are all about

client intended to rent out the property

luxury based on quality rather than

and so materials had to be hardy enough

embellishment. Striving for this, Design

to endure holiday rentals but prove

Intervention’s materials and colour

ultimately luxurious.

selections have been confined to a few

Although baths in Japan are an

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE JAPAN Hakuba Mountain Lodge Nagano, Japan by Design Intervention id

key choices. Building on the architectural

intrinsic part of the culture, they are

elements, just a few more additions have

for relaxation rather than cleansing.

been made using a restrained approach.

The client requested a Japanese style

The result is a touch of richness with

bathroom that would be a place to

an undercurrent of indulgence and

unwind and recharge after a long day on

warmth that has combined to create a

the ski slopes. His preference for a warm,

perfect blend of Japanese aesthetics and

cosy design rather than a Zen-style

Western comfort.

Design Intervention i.d. 75c Loewen Road, Tanglin Village, Singapore 248845 t: +65 6506 0920 e: info@diid.sg w: www.diid.sg Asia Pacific Property Awards 85

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Pure Luxury Living Bali Style

• Ultra-luxurious, ocean view apartment suites •  0% interest, installment payment option available •  Strata titled property and long-term lease option available for foreigners •  Convenient access to restaurants, cafes, bars, and spa at the award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa and RIMBA Jimbaran Bali •  Prime location in Jimbaran, Bali’s ‘Golden Mile’

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Indonesia

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA AYANA Residences Bali by Midplaza Group

Within the beach resort area of

occupying 6.5 hectares of prime

Jimbaran in Bali’s “Golden Mile”, AYANA

cliff-top land. The AYANA Residences’

Residences is spread across mature,

clubhouse boasts a fitness centre, two

landscaped gardens, forming part of a

pools, a lounge bar, a steam room and

77-hectare integrated estate offering

sauna, a pet-grooming facility and a

majestic views across the ocean and 1.3

mini cinema.

kilometres of private coastline. AYANA Residences is strategically

The landscaping of AYANA Residences, designed by St. Legére Design

located ten kilometres from Bali’s

International Ltd., is inspired by the

international airport, six kilometres to

gardens of Bali found in temples, terraces

the bypass connecting Jimbaran to Bali’s

and traditional courtyard homes. Locally

main shopping and dining precincts, 15

sourced materials are used throughout,

kilometres to Bali International Medical

both for gardens and buildings.

Centre and SOS emergency health

As part of Bali’s only integrated

services, and a short drive to some of

estate, AYANA Residences tenants

the island’s famous attractions such as the

also enjoy convenient access to 15

Jimbaran fish markets, the resort area of

restaurants, cafes and bars, and the

Nusa Dua, and Uluwatu Temple.

world-class spa at the award-winning

AYANA Residences Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa and RIMBA

Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera,

AYANA Residences comprises 115 apartments and eight villa units

Jimbaran Bali.

Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia t: +62 361 702120 f: +62 361 705076 e: info@ayanaresidences.com w: www.ayanaresidences.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 87

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India

BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT INDIA PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDIA PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

BramhaCorp Ltd. is one of the leading

adjacent to prime properties, every key

conglomerates in India, encompassing

address is accessible within minutes from

real estate, hospitality, luxury retail and

PuneONE. A 10-minute drive to the

leisure industry. The company prides

airport, close proximity to railway station,

itself on the commitment to innovation,

malls, Jehangir Hospital and 5-star hotels

excellence and ethical business practices

are just some of the key location features.

and is a strong contender to be one

Home to 450 offices and 86 shops,

of the best developers with a current

PuneONE also resides in close proximity

CRISIL Rating (Standard And Poor’s)

to elite neighborhoods like Koregaon

among the top 15 real estate developers

Park, Cantonment, M.G Road, Salisbury

in western India, marking the dedication

Park, Bund Garden and Boat Club, all of

to provide top class real estate projects.

which are within a 3km radius of

The group is also a recipient of

the property.

prestigious national and international

The iconic PuneONE will be an

awards, with its presence in hospitality

architectural marvel and meet its brief

well marked by ownership of

of being a landmark and offering a

deluxe 5star hotels like LeMeridien

premium commercial complex with

– Pune, LeMeridien Resort & Spa –

ultra-modern facilities and amenities

Mahabaleshwar and Westin – Khandala.

within 4 acres, and create a unique

PuneONE, a pioneering real estate

focal point for Pune’s skyline. The plan

development, aims to be the new hub

features a 4-level podium which is base

of business activity while serving as a

to 3 uniquely shaped towers housing

versatile area for the corporate world.

premium office spaces, retail outlets,

Located in the heart of the city and

clubhouse, swimming pool, multi-purpose

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BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT INDIA PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED hall replete with futuristic communication

vanity closets, recreation facilities and

facilities.

a crèche. The complex also boasts an

The towers are intelligently designed

opulent triple-height atrium and broad

to optimize natural resources, comprising

walkways all around. Accessed by an

of 15, 14 and 12 floors. Every floor

impressive entrance plaza, the plan

captures maximum sunlight along the east-

includes terraces with open-air lounges,

west axis while ensuring uninterrupted

as well as rooftop restaurants and a

airflow. The tallest tower provides desired

grand 500-seater cafeteria.

shade between structures and will

A robotic parking system minimizes

significantly reduce heat gain. The buildings

parking and retrieval time while

will be further cooled by a continuous

enhancing space utility and reducing

aluminum “wrap” covering the sides and

carbon emissions – the first time in Pune.

further forming the roof.

Security systems will be the best in the

With 86 retail spaces on three floors,

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDIA PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

industry with round-the-clock vigilance.

every showroom at PuneONE will be

PuneONE has already attracted high-

well spaced and yet be easily accessible.

end luxury brands and multi-national

The floor sizes vary from 25-75 square

corporates setting up empires in this

meters and will occupy between 5-17

elite property and is well on the way

offices. The podium features a swimming

becoming the most prestigious business

pool, landscaped relaxation areas with

hub in India.

BramhaCorp Ltd. Residency Club, 3 Queens Garden Road, Pune 411001, India t: +91 20 4142 3333 f: +91 20 2635 3333 e: sales@bramhacorp.in w: www.bramhacorp.in Asia Pacific Property Awards 89

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Malaysia

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA The Park @ Bukit Serdang by Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

Started as a construction company handling over 160 projects, Binastra

with CCTV and dedicated personnel. Within The Park development, there

Group has built a reputation for

are 20 three-story semi-detached units,

transforming spaces that have enriched

12 three-and-a-half-storey semi-detached

the lives of each community in desirable

units and 15 three-storey town villas, all

locations, whether it is within a working

surrounded by verdant landscaping. The

environment, comfortable home or

homes are designed to accommodate

commercial venue. Standing by the

up to three generations living under one

motto ‘Quality Finishings From The

roof. The development, also featuring a

Start’ and extending services beyond

guardhouse, encourages a communal

its developments, Binastra Group has

spirit, as each unit is gateless and fence-

a proven track record and an award-

free, with no grills for the windows

winning status.

and doors – unusual for Malaysia. A

The Park, in Bukit Serdang, Kuala

combination of contemporary design and

Lumpur, is a 5.21-acre development

Asian cultural influences are embedded

featuring semi-detached properties and

in the architecture of the units. Home

villas. With over a third of the project

exteriors are white and grey for neutrality

dedicated to open spaces, The Park

and elegance. Façades are carved out with

development provides residents with

ridges to provide depth and dimension.

the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors

The interiors are elegantly dressed

as an extension of their own homes.

with a minimalist approach. Minimum

The setting is complemented by facilities

void spaces with maximum visual

such as a residents’ clubhouse with pools,

contact between spaces ensure the

sundeck and indoor gym, a 30ft-wide

feeling of spaciousness. The high ceiling

linear garden with paths, trails, outdoor

design visually highlights balance and

gym and playground, and 24/7 security

builds the home’s personality, where

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA The Park @ Bukit Serdang by Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

possibilities become endless in creating

Through its entire exterior, The Park’s

space to diminish any intimidating feel.

portrays as a communal living space with

Large windows offer an extra sense of

healthy and green lifestyle, adorning the

openness. Different fabrics are also used

entire development with surrounding

to provide character and complement

foliage to complement and enhance the

the geometric theme. Nature-inspired

architecture in providing a counterbalance

patterns and colours are incorporated

between nature and modernity. Every

wherever possible.

facet here creates visually engaging and

The theme of merging outdoors

appealing sights reflecting sharp and clean

with indoors is enhanced by the private

lines with cleverly selected accentuation

gardens and decking, wide walkways and

points to blur the distinction between

large glass panels making use of natural

outside and inside.

light. Crafted aluminium screens with

Each space is therefore crafted to

square and rectangular patterns add to

encourage a well-balanced lifestyle for all

the sleek and modern look of the façade.

ages to enjoy, through its natural features

The rooftop is elevated from the main

as well as its outdoor recreational

structure to create air circulation and

activities. Welcome to the gateway

reduce heat gain. Balconies at various

of tranquility, privileged harmony and

levels increase space and provide shelter.

endless pleasure.

Binastra Group 1 & 3, Jalan Jalil Jaya 3, Jalil Link, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur t: +603 8998 7666 f: +603 8998 7667 e: general@binastra.com.my w: www.binastra.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 91

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Vietnam

 BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Vincom Mega Mall Royal City by Vingroup JSC

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Royal City by Vingroup JSC

Situated on a 12-hectare site in Hanoi

The project is designed to meet high

and designed as a “miniature European

ecological standards, with approximately

city”, the Royal City development

70,000 square metres of green space

consists of a residential apartments,

creating an airy, peaceful ambience in

luxury shopping mall, a wide range of

the busy capital. This includes an exercise

restaurants and bars, a spa and fitness

practice yard, promenade, roof terrace,

centre, a vast recreational area, indoor

cafeteria, pavilions, flower gardens and

waterpark, ice skating rink, international

dry gardens.

schools, medical clinic and abundant green spaces.

The development includes a total of 4,518 residential units, equipped

Located approximately five

with modern facilities, technology and

kilometres south-west of Hanoi city

furniture. The apartments range in size

centre, Royal City is close to Ring

from 83.3 square metres to 220 square

Roads 2 and 3, connecting most of the

metres, with two to four bedrooms.

urban areas and new development

Available in over 30 different designs, the

centres of Hanoi.

units are fully furnished and installed with

The aim of Royal City’s design is to provide a modern and “green-smart” living space, combining classical aesthetics

security cameras, advanced locks and energy-saving systems. The paradise for shopping, dining and

and modern technology. A mixed-use

entertainment in Vietnam, Vincom Mega

development with an emphasis on

Mall Royal City is home to numerous

green parks and sky gardens, the project

domestic and world-famous brands. A

blends an elegant European style with

diversity of high-end merchandise is on

contemporary sophistication.

offer, including electronics and home

Royal City consists of six high-

appliances, fashion and accessories,

rise buildings and two low-rise blocks.

cosmetics, perfume and jewellery,

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Royal City by Vingroup JSC

fitness and beauty care, home ware and

Vinpearl Water Park Royal City, with

kitchenware, furniture and home décor.

an indoor jungle theme, is the largest

At the entrance of the mall, a

waterpark in Southeast Asia, covering

14-metre-high waterfall catches visitors’

24,000 square metres. Vinpearl Ice Rink

attention immediately. Named “Carp

Royal City is Vietnam’s largest genuine

Transforming into Dragon”, it forms a

indoor ice rink. There is also the World

symbol of Vietnamese culture.

Games facility, covering more than 4,000

The food and beverages area, covering over 44,000 square feet, houses

square metres. Other features include the Platinum

more than 200 restaurants offering

Cineplex, with eight cinemas, Royal

cuisines from all over the world. The

Bowling, with 12 international-standard

Old Quarter is the home of two-storey

lanes, and KizCiti, a small city providing a

restaurants, designed to represent the

virtual work environment for children.

highly recognisable architecture of old

Vincom Mega Mall Royal City has

Hanoi. Featuring a ceiling design with

a parking area of 208,209 square

multiple lights reminiscent of an evening

metres, equipped with an advanced

sky, the night market is the signature

smart control system and large enough

attraction of the area.

to accommodate 5,300 cars and

The entertainment complex is designed to operate in all four seasons.

19,500 motorbikes for both residents and visitors.

Vingroup Joint Stock Company No. 7, Bang Lang 1, Vinhomes Riverside, Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, Ha Noi, Vietnam t: +84 (4) 3974 9999 f: +84 (4) 3974 8888 e: info@vingroup.net e: ir@vingroup.net w: www.vingroup.net Asia Pacific Property Awards 93

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China

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Designed by KPF, with a total

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Enjoying uninterrupted scenic views

construction area of 470,000m² and

towards the water, the development is

a 338 metre tall main tower, One

woven into the city fabric of Houhai while

Shenzhen Bay incorporates combined

also overlooking the natural beauty of

business forms including top residence,

Shenzhen Bay. The site is easily accessible

high-end commerce, international luxury

by public transport, with a subway station

hotels and business headquarters. To

and bus stop close by. An elevated

the east of the project is Shenzhen

promenade and bridge connect the

Bay’s Inner Lake and Waterfront Park,

community to the park and port terminal.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

and to the south is the Shenzhen Bay Bridge, with direct connection to Hong

energy-efficient glass and local stone for

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Kong. The development is designed to

the tower façades. The residential towers

promote an active lifestyle, both indoors

feature vertical fin designs to provide

and outdoors, through a variety of

shade and enhance privacy. Horizontal,

facilities and a pedestrian streetscape.

gentle angles of balconies mimic the

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

The project comprises six residential

The project’s eight towers use

soft waves of the bay. The pleated glass

towers, one office tower and the “main

surfaces of the main tower create shading

tower” – a 338-metre high-rise block

and reduce solar heat gain.

housing offices, a hotel and serviced

One Shenzhen Bay uses a host of

apartments. Single-entry condos overlook

energy-efficient features. The residential

a residential garden. An interwoven

towers have rooftop solar panels installed

arrangement of pedestrian shopping

to provide hot water for the units. Taking

streets, a hotel ballroom, residential

advantage of Shenzhen’s mild southern

courtyard gardens, fitness and social clubs

climate, the podium retail areas are

and public plazas occupy the lower floors.

designed as outdoor shopping streets to

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd minimise the need for air conditioning.

tones and a minimalist style give

Grey water in the main tower and storm

an expanded sense of space. Light oak

water in the gardens is collected and

and white marble contrast with dark

recycled. The availability of bicycle storage

stone. Black and white photographs

rooms and showers encourages the

embellish the natural and lively,

cycling in the area.

fashionable style.

Materials selected for the project,

The T3-6 show home is designed

such as glass, stone and metal parts,

around a theme of “modern elegance”.

are all produced or manufactured in

The predominant colour choice of

Southern China to reduce environmental

dark coffee provides an atmosphere of

impact. Local plants are used as cladding

comfort and calm. A delicate, stylish look

for large exterior walls surrounding the

is achieved by the use of light-coloured

gardens in the podium.

marble and fabrics against the coffee-

The One Shenzhen Bay show homes, designed by interior designer HID,

The designs emphasise the outstanding interior and exterior

Colour schemes, layouts and furnishings

environment at One Shenzhen Bay,

indicate distinguished luxury and quality

maximising natural light and the

of life.

breathtaking sea views. High-end

home is “contemporary European”. Light

OFFICE DEVELOPMENT CHINA One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

coloured floor.

exemplify a modern, contemporary style.

The design theme of the T3-5 show

HIGHLY COMMENDED

furniture and fittings reaffirm the modern, luxurious themes.

One Shenzhen Bay Parkland Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. Crossroads of Keyuan Road and Dongbin Road, Shenzhen, PR China t: +86(0)755 8666 6668 w: www.oneshenzhenbay.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 95

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Australia

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA Top Ryde City Living by Crown Group

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Top Ryde City Living

BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AUSTRALIA Skye by Crown Group Top Ryde City Living

Crown Group has evolved from a

the western hinterland and the iconic

boutique operation, founded in 1996 by

Sydney Olympic Park. The project’s one-,

architect Iwan Sunito and engineer Paul

two- and three-bedroom apartments

Sathio, to become an enterprise with

and penthouses are designed to make

$3 billion-worth of developments, and

optimum use of the available space.

a team of more than 120 expert property specialists. Crown Group’s Top Ryde City

An innovative and contemporary approach to apartment design resulted in flexible and versatile layouts. The use

Living residential development comprises

of operable screens and partitions within

seven buildings located above Top Ryde

the open plan of a typical apartment

Shopping Centre, in the heart of Sydney’s

provides residents with a number of

metropolitan area. The project is located

options to reinvent existing layouts and

12 kilometres from Sydney’s central

create unique living space. Maximised

business district and close to schools,

glazing on the façade of each apartment

universities, medical facilities and a

promotes natural light and ventilation,

transport hub.

and reinforces private, open space as the

Top Ryde City Living was developed with the idea of creating a “village in the sky”. Facilities include a library, music

focal point of the unit’s layout, offering unrestricted views from all vantage points. The vision for Crown Group’s

room, theatre, multifunction community

Skye development was to create an

area, gym, children’s playground,

architectural icon. The 19-floor tower is

swimming pool with sauna and extensive

designed as a homage to modern art and

landscaped areas.

the interplay of light, with an exterior that

Residences are set in expansive

appears to rise out of several ribbon-like

rooftop gardens with panoramic views

timber façades and decks, and interiors

of the city’s central business district,

that are sleek and sculptural.

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Skye

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AUSTRALIA Skye by Crown Group Skye

Set along the vibrant commercial

Skye

Amenities include a rooftop infinity

thoroughfare of Pacific Highway in North

pool and a ground-floor café opening

Sydney, Skye combines busy city life with

out onto the street. The Sky High lounge

a tranquil living space. Each of the 232

offers panoramic views incorporated

luxurious one-, two- and three-bedroom

into an exclusive space for quiet

apartments maximise space and natural

contemplation and entertaining guests,

light, with high ceilings and either deep

carefully designed to flow seamlessly out

balconies or winter gardens. For the

to the infinity pool and gym.

interiors, a choice of two elegant, neutral

The campaign for Skye was the

colour palettes reflect the sandstone and

most successful launch in Crown

granite of the Sydney region. Open-

Group’s history. Out of 110 released

plan areas offer luxurious living spaces

apartments, 104 were sold within eight

with excellent views, designed with

hours, with a contract exchanged every

relaxing and socialising in mind. Stainless

five minutes across ten solicitors. Pre-

steel European appliances and stone

launch queues lined the street, and one

bench tops are used for kitchens, and

buyer who only found out about the

bathrooms feature stylish chrome and

opportunity on the day committed to a

stone detailing.

$1.125 million purchase.

Crown Group Level 11, 68 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, NSW 2061, Australia t: +61 2 9925 0088 f: +61 2 9925 0598 e: info@crowngroup.com.au w: www.crowngroup.com.au Asia Pacific Property Awards 97

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Starhill Gallery by SPARK

Aerial view of Starhill Gallery and Sephora Pavilion

Evening view from pedestrian crossing

Photography by H.Lin Ho

Approaching Starhill Gallery along Jalan Bukit Bintang

Spark is an award-winning international

reinvention of the existing façade of

design studio that creates distinctive

Starhill Gallery facing Bukit Bintang.

buildings for its clients and great places

This reinvention of Starhill Gallery is

for people. The company focuses on

designed by Stephen Pimbley, founding

architecture’s potential to contribute

director of Spark and the architect

positively to the experience of the city

behind Singapore’s hugely popular

while addressing the pragmatic issues

Clarke Quay.

that govern each project. Spark works

Stephen says, “Unlike many street-

with the bold yet commonsense vision

facing malls in Kuala Lumpur, our new

of enlarging the spaces of the city into

façade for Starhill Gallery is firmly

its buildings and of unfolding its buildings

engaged with the public realm and

into the city – creating opportunities for

generates valuable visual connections

layered experiences and engaging places.

along this section of Bukit Bintang via

Spark’s multinational team of over

the heavy footfall. We have designed a

100 employees works synergistically,

beacon for Starhill Gallery that celebrates

fostering its numerous perspectives

its relationship with the city.”

on culture and varied professional

Spark’s design has opened up the

experience to achieve rich, integrated

façade which provides a lot of visual

design solutions that consider the impact

interest via a continuous shop front that

on all project stakeholders.

wraps the existing building in a crystalline

Starhill Gallery is perhaps Kuala

skin of glass and stone panels. The new

Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall,

façade resembles the ‘wet drapery’ of

featuring an extraordinary array of

the ancient statues of Greece and Rome,

luxury shops and fine dining restaurants.

and the beautifully crafted gowns on

Spark’s design proposal dealt with the

sale inside Starhill Gallery. The fractured

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Starhill Gallery by SPARK

SPARK Pedestrian view walking through Sephora and Starhill Gallery

SINGAPORE 8 Murray Street, Unit 01-02

variation of solidity and transparency

turn, connected to Starhill via a first

transforms the street façade of the

floor bridge that pierces the new

t: +65 6396 0328

existing building entirely, giving it a new

crystalline façade.

f: +86 6396 0968

contemporary classic identity that stands

Murray Terrace Singapore 079522

Spark, together with YTL, has

out amongst the quick-fix, ubiquitous

deliberately crafted a complex building

BEIJING

shopping mall façades of many of Starhill

envelope using only the best materials

Raffles City Beijing, Unit 1005

Gallery’s neighbours.

that resonate with the importance of the

1 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie,

building’s position and contribution to the

Beijing 100007, PRC

glass façade is the first of its kind in

streetscape of Kuala Lumpur. The synergy

t: +86 10 8402 1240

Malaysia that embraces cutting-edge

with high quality of the brands/products,

f: +86 10 8402 1249

façade technology from the French

as well as special visitor experience

engineer RFR, the team that delivered the

inside Starhill Gallery is undeniable.

Pyramid at the Paris Louvre.

Starhill Gallery’s new crystalline façade

Spark’s lightweight steel, stone and

Spark replaced the café at the

and the Sephora pavilion have effectively

SHANGHAI Studio 3204, Block 3, Bridge 8 10 JianGuo Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200025

entrance of Starhill Gallery with an iconic

established an iconic new identity for

t: +86 21 6445 8041

triple height shopping pavilion for the

Starhill Gallery, affirming its position

f: +86 21 6445 0169

French luxury retailer LVMH and their

as the foremost destination for luxury

cosmetics brand Sephora. Sephora is, in

shopping in Southeast Asia.

LONDON Unit 1.09, Chester House, Kennington Park 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE Contact: Max Titchmarsh t: +44 (0) 203 1765222 m: +44 (0) 7815 532032 w: www.sparkarchitects.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 99

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Hong Kong

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Nan Fung Tower by Nan Fung Group

Founded in 1954, Nan Fung Group

Company Limited and management

has evolved from a textiles business

company – New Charm Management

into a fully integrated, multi-

Limited, the new Nan Fung Tower

disciplinary conglomerate in Hong

will be transformed into a blend of

Kong, with interests in property

modern, office, convenience as well as a

investment, development, construction,

reformed background for modern

management, leasing, property

retail requirements.

financing, global investment, asset

This top grade 26-storey office

management, hotel and shipping.

tower situated in the Central Business

With diversified in-house business divisions, Nan Fung Group demonstrates a successful value-added vertical

District of Hong Kong is well served by all public transport facilities. Nan Fung Tower also enjoys

integrated business model in the real

a panoramic harbour view and is

estate industry where a total solution

conveniently close to banks, financial

is created by the synergy of various

institutions, hotels, shops and restaurants.

business units covering construction,

The podium portion of the building

development, property finance and

is being renovated into the district’s

property management. And apart from

finest retail spaces. It will include dining,

Hong Kong, the group has also invested

drinking and niche shopping elements

residential and commercial property

and adopt a contemporary design

projects in Mainland China and the

concept with an injection of classic

other Asian cities.

influences. Due consideration has been

Backed by the group’s construction company – Bordon Construction

taken to choose the appropriate façade material with the aim of integrating the

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HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Nan Fung Tower by Nan Fung Group

podium with the upper office zone’s

this area has been devised to provide

design signature.

the ultimate shopping experience

The podium faces two major streets and so has two distinct

for visitors. The two façades of the podium and

façades and lobby characteristics.

the office floor plates above it have been

The corporate entrance from

designed to work in union to provide a

Connaught Road features walls and

modern building that will complement

floors made of European limestone

the core of Central Hong Kong.

accented with a back-lit bronze trim

Formerly a 1970’s office tower,

for the coming office tower tenements.

the new Nan Fung Tower has been

On the Des Voeux Road side of the

transformed into a spectacular, state-

building is a sublime blend of thin

of-the-art building for the 21st century.

bronze metal frames and glass to suit

Standing proudly in this most prestigious

the retail shopping element and its

of locations, it will also serve as the new

clientele. The interior design throughout

headquarters for Nan Fung Group.

Nan Fung Group 23rd Floor, Nan Fung Tower, Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2521 7417 f: +852 2180 9337 e: info@nanfung.com w: www.nanfung.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 101

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Philippines

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Avida Towers Atria and Avida Storeys Atria

BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Vita by Avida Land Corp.

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Atria & Avida Storeys Atria by Avida Land Corp.

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Serin West Tagaytay by Avida Land Corp.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Asten by Avida Land Corp.

Avida Towers Asten

Avida Land provides thoughtfully-

Avida Towers Asten is a three-

designed homes in secure communities

tower high-rise residential development

that offer consistent quality and value

envisioned to be a prime destination in

for money.

thriving West Makati, with a unique mix

Avida Towers Atria and

of dining and retail options at the ground

Avida Storeys Atria are residential

floor and exclusive amenities at the

developments situated within the

upper floors. The design aims to create a

Atria Park District, Ayala Land’s first

sophisticated yet simple structure to fit

masterplanned, mixed-use development

in with the metropolitan feel of Makati,

in Iloilo City. Avida Towers Atria is a

while offering residents all the comforts of

high-rise building featuring units of

home. In addition to studio, one-bedroom

standard finishes and sizes, aimed at

and two-bedroom units, the development

young professionals, new families

incorporates special two bedroom and

and investors.

three-bedroom loft units.

Avida Storeys Atria is a low-rise,

The design features a central

lower density building with relatively

courtyard with a large swimming pool,

bigger units, oriented more towards the

and among the amenities are a game

conventional market and growing families.

room, indoor gym, children’s play area,

Balconies for every unit add depth to the

clubhouse, sky lounge and open spaces

façades. With open space a priority, the

including a tree garden.

two buildings are linked by a wide, linear

Serin West Tagaytay is Avida’s

plaza. Amenities include a clubhouse,

first mixed-use, integrated residential

function room, adult and children’s

development in a leisure location

swimming pool, outdoor gym equipment,

particularly Tagaytay City, a coveted

jogging path and play area.

destination in the Philippines offering

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Serin West Tagaytay

Serin West Tagaytay

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Vita by Avida Land Corp.

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Atria & Avida Storeys Atria by Avida Land Corp.

Avida Towers Vita

residents a retreat from the hectic

spaces, walkway with trellises, hammocks

urban lifestyle. The project is strategically

and a lake-view deck.

located close to the crossroads of the

In 2013 Avida Land launched

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Serin West Tagaytay by Avida Land Corp.

Tagaytay National Highway and the

Avida Towers Vita, the first residential

Aguinaldo Highway, with the area

development in Vertis North, Ayala

offering spectacular views of the Taal

Land’s large-scale, mixed-use city center

Volcano, a fresh and cool climate and

project in Quezon City. The target market

the gastronomic delights that make

for Avida Towers Vita was identified as

Tagaytay a food-lover’s paradise. The

“millennials” – specifically, entrepreneurial

architectural style, materials, finishing and

men and women starting a business,

landscaping of Serin West Tagaytay are

professionals building their careers and

designed to be reflective and reminiscent

young couples about to start a family.

of the old Tagaytay, blending the rustic

Avida Land’s marketing team developed

with the contemporary. With a low-rise

a clear message for Avida Towers Vita: It

building and two mid-rise towers, the

All Starts Here. The slogan encompasses

development features spacious units with

everything the development stands for –

balconies enjoying views of the Batangas

the start of a new life, the first residential

mountain range. Amenities include adult

development in Vertis North and the

Avida Land Corp.

and children’s swimming pool, clubhouse,

location’s position as the gateway to

909 40th Street North,

children’s play area, garden and open

the north.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Avida Towers Asten by Avida Land Corp.

Bonifacio Triangle, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City, Philippines t: +632 988 2111 e: brand@avidaland.com w: www.avidaland.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 103

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Hong Kong

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Nina Tower by Chinachem Group

One of Hong Kong’s best known and

Mongkok and Tsimshatsui, the shopping

most prolific property developers,

and entertainment centres of Hong Kong.

Chinachem Group has a successful corporate history of more than 40 years. Chinachem’s Nina Tower is an office,

The design concept for the twin towers – Teddy and Nina – is the relationship of former Chinachem

retail, leisure and luxury hotel complex

Chairlady Nina Wang and her husband

housed within twin skyscrapers with a

Teddy, with the connecting bridge at

height of 170.21 metres (89 storeys)

floor 41 symbolising the lovers hand

and 320 metres (42 storeys) respectively.

in hand.

Situated in Tsuen Wan and forming the

The large-scale tree fossil garden

tallest structure in the New Territories

is home to 127 pieces of fossil dating

area of Hong Kong, the side-by-side

back hundreds of millions of years. Their

towers are connected by an arched sky

careful installation as natural sculptures

bridge. Home to a prime shopping mall

amid a living garden allows visitors to

encompassing 240,000 square feet, a five-

witness the dynamic forces of time

star hotel, 360,000 square feet of office

and nature. The area enriches the local

space and a prehistoric fossil park, Nina

community and provides a unique space

Tower is located in a modern business

for young and old to admire and respect

hub adjacent to the Tsuen Wan West Rail

the natural environment.

MTR station.

Featuring magnificent sea and

Surrounded by the amenities of

mountain views and a host of state-of-

Tsuen Wan Park and Town Hall, the

the-art amenities, the Nina Tower hotel

development is 20 to 25 minutes

consists of 1,608 deluxe guest rooms

from Hong Kong International Airport

ranging from 237 to 1,163 square feet.

and Disneyland, and 25 minutes from

There are also event venues of various

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT HONG KONG Nina Tower by Chinachem Group

sizes, including exhibition and conference

wiring, power supply and information

halls, banquet halls, private function

data systems. With facilities for each floor

rooms, outdoor function space and

situated at the centre, the design of the

conference and meeting rooms, playing

office space accommodates all kinds of

host to all manner of functions, including

partition planning.

business events, launches and celebration

The shopping mall features four

parties. The outdoor and indoor

footbridges connecting the area to

swimming pools on the ninth floor and

transport links and local amenities.

the fitness centre and spa on the tenth

Shoppers can choose from a wide range

floor offer guests health and leisure

of retail outlets and an extensive array of

facilities for all seasons.

local and international cuisine.

The 17 storeys of office space

The Nina Tower complex features

feature adaptable floor plans, with the

ample car parking facilities, with over 258

option of a single, uninterrupted surface

covered private spaces and an electronic

of up to 21,000 square feet. Equipped

vehicle charging station. There are also

with 450-millimetre-high “raised flooring�,

39 parking spaces for trucks offered

tenants have sufficient space for setting

for office and retail tenants to facilitate

up various facilities such as telephone

freight handling.

Chinachem Group 35-38/F, Nina Tower 2, No. 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong t: +852 2739 9911 f: +852 2311 3080 e: info@chinachemgroup.com w: www.chinachemgroup.hk Asia Pacific Property Awards 105

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Malaysia

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Almas @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Almas @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

A public-listed company, UEM Sunrise

and is a hub for various activities,

Berhad is one of Malaysia’s leading

including swimming, sunbathing, health

property developers. The aim of the

and fitness and relaxation. Carefully

company’s Almas development is to

planned landscaping with ample green

provide a much-needed commercial

planting and emerald coloured water

presence for the seaside enclave

features make the deck appear to be a

of Puteri Harbour. The main design

vibrant seascape.

principles of the project are:

UEM Sunrise believes that the art of

exclusivity, good views, privacy,

place-making lies in its DNA – finding the

security and convenience.

‘sweet spot’ between the environment,

The key components of the

business and the community. There needs

development are dedicated office

to be a concentrated incorporation

towers, retail shop lots, Almas Residence

of the core elements that will draw

blocks and Almas Suites. The overall

individuals to form a community.

design is focused on creating a layered,

Everyday basic needs and desires of

seamlessly integrated community, with

people therefore need to exist in one

due consideration given to the easy flow

place to attract their interest.

of foot traffic. There is easy access from the ground floor to any of the towers. Pedestrian paths cover the whole

Clear districts need to be formed to create areas of activity that attract different personalities, for instance

perimeter, with links to each section.

food & beverage outlets. Those who

Along the Central Boulevard is the

frequent fine dining and those who

publicly accessible Retail Street, lined

prefer fast food will gravitate towards

by shops on either side. With water

their favourite areas. Landmarks are also

features and pavilion, the Landscaped

required for directional purposes and

Deck is available only to Almas residents

will form a distinct meeting place or

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Almas @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

point of reference for people going to a

their design is the inspiration of the sea

specific area. Vertical colour-coded stripes

and its teeming, colourful life beneath the

of red, green, blue and orange on the

waves. Although the development is not

corners of the podium help to identify

directly at the water’s edge, buildings have

exact locations. They also resemble a

been oriented at angles in order to claim

giant artwork, as the shades seem to

some of the fabulous straits view.

move around the building like a rainbow,

The towers themselves are truly

transforming in and out of these major

spectacular. Resembling giant glass prisms,

colours as it orbits around the structure.

they also have the same light refracting

Following this philosophy, UEM

qualities. At certain times of the day

Sunrise has designed Almas to form a

and in optimum weather conditions,

development that sets a new benchmark

their interaction with sunlight creates

for the Puteri Harbour area and its

something magical. The towers seem to

surrounding buildings. Creating its own

‘disappear’ into the horizon as light is

identity, each of the buildings within

refracted away from one’s viewpoint.

Almas aims to be its own entity rather

Looking both sleek and modern, they

than following the vernacular style of

form a dramatic addition to the skyline of

existing Malay houses. What is evident in

Puteri Harbour.

UEM Sunrise Berhad 16-1 Mercu UEM, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpar Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2727 6000 f: +603 2727 2008 e: corpcomm@uemsunrise.uemnet.com w: www.uemsunrise.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 107

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Malaysia

 BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Summer Suites by UEM Sunrise Berhad

UEM Sunrise brings together 45 years

stations – further boosts the appeal of

of combined experience in property

Summer Suites as a well-connected and

development, most significantly

easily accessible development.

through luxurious high-rise residential

In terms of architectural style,

and commercial projects, integrated

Summer Suites’ two towers feature

mixed-use developments and expansive

clean and sleek façades with aluminium-

townships throughout Malaysia.

framed windows and cladding. With

Strategically located within Kuala

807 bays for cars and 122 bays

Lumpur’s city center, UEM Sunrise’s

for motorcycles, the eight-level car

Summer Suites is a fully integrated

park podium forms the base of the

mixed-use development covering

development, distinguished by vertical

790,060 square feet and consisting of

metal louvres and curtains of greenery.

office suites, retail shop lots and eight

Accent paving at the drop-off zone uses

storeys of elevated parking bays.

colour and shape to create a welcoming

Summer Suites’ 879 office units are

experience. Reflective ponds at the

within two dynamic 34-storey towers

waiting lounge add a touch of luxury in

located adjacent to the famous Kuala

a quiet place for reflection. A double-

Lumpur Twin Towers. Connected by

volume lobby with an outdoor lounge

major thoroughfares and artery roads

overlooks a grand staircase

such as the Ampang-KL elevated highway,

leading to the second floor. Decorative

Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang,

walls at all exit points reinforce the

Summer Suites is easily accessible by

development’s identity.

road. Close proximity to public transport

In order to accommodate varying

– including the Ampang Park and Dang

needs without compromising on

Wangi LRT stations and the Medan

functionality and comfort, Summer Suites

Tuanku and Bukit Nanas Monorail

offers ten unit types for Tower A, and 15

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 BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Summer Suites by UEM Sunrise Berhad

unit types for Tower B, ranging from 444

designated location in the Summer Suites

to 1,348 square feet. All units are built

caters for their needs.

with flexible use in mind. The design aims

Through the allocation of additional

to optimise a collaborative culture in the

retail spaces to allow food and beverage

workplace. The bright, well-lit working

franchises to set up business within

spaces feature modern and minimalist

the development, Summer Suites

interiors using subtle colours. A relaxing

acknowledges the importance of

working environment with practicality

wholesome and readily available meals to

and comfort is created with a range of

Gen Y workers. Through on-site access

stylish finishes.

to the “Food Republic” food court,

Summer Suites is specifically designed

Summer Suites occupants have a variety

to appeal to “Generation Y” workers

of options for eating, drinking, socialising

– strong believers in independent,

and networking.

entrepreneurial careers and appreciative

The Sky Deck with swimming pool,

of open working spaces, flexible working

whirlpool, lounge and gym provides

hours and the freedom to be creative.

comfortable common areas and informal

Access to the Web, e-business and social

meeting spaces, and is the perfect place

media is a priority for Gen Y workers,

for a refreshing dip or taking in the Kuala

and the free WiFi services offered at a

Lumpur skyline while working out.

UEM Sunrise Berhad 16-1 Mercu UEM, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpar Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2727 6000 f: +603 2727 2008 e: corpcomm@uemsunrise.uemnet.com w: www.uemsunrise.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 109

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China

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CHINA Viceroy Mansion by San Sheng Real Estate Group

San Sheng Real Estate has successfully

hard granite which is excellent for

completed 20 projects and is fast

preventing earth settlement but raises

becoming a mainstream property

the cost of excavating the footings by

developer with a national presence

about 50 per cent.

in China.Viceroy Mansion is the first

Surrounded by mountains and

residential development of its kind

woodland on three sides, Viceroy

in the heart of Fuzhou’s Gulou area

Mansion is within a beautiful landscape.

which is the cradle of China’s Min

The natural woodland hillside park forms

culture. Catering to the specific social

a public recreational facility for

and lifestyle needs of the wealthy, it

the community. Parts of its flat ground

combines Western classic design

are perfect for fitness and leisure

with Fuzhou’s upper-class traditions

pursuits while a large area of green

and influences.

space has been preserved as a natural

Viceroy Mansion features the very

oxygen bar. Everything from a music and

best of Mediterranean manor design

recreational hall to a swimming pool and

concepts, such as those seen in French

Zen Pavilion have been created in the

and Italian architectures. Due to being

midst of the forest setting. Other facilities

built on a hillside, the 106-villa project

include a botanical garden and a mini

which covers 123,000m², presented

golf course.

several challenges that San Sheng had

The properties themselves form

to overcome. Each villa within the

an exquisite Oriental habitat within

community is of a different height and

Western-style manor houses. Grand

in a varying geological situation, thus

and solemn, Viceroy Mansion embodies

taking 1.5 times more construction

Fuzhou’s open attitude towards different

hours than a regular project. Additionally,

cultures and values. Traditional living

some of the underlying ground is of

habits are modernized and raised to a

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CHINA Viceroy Mansion by San Sheng Real Estate Group

new level in each property. After visiting a

by trees and flowers. The family living

large number of villas around the world,

space is designed to be extremely

the San Sheng team created a modern

cosy and comfortable and connects to

villa space structure to suit large Chinese

a private cinema via a grand balcony.

families. Inspired by the Royal Palace

Meanwhile, the family relaxation quarter

in Madrid, Viceroy Mansion employs

is exactly that – a private space to be

strict standards on materials used, such

shared with relatives and close friends.

as the finest Spanish sandstone and craftsmanship. A ground floor leisure sphere with

Each family member also has his or her own personal living space centred around the bedroom. A superb double

plenty of open spaces and natural lighting

main bedroom offers exclusive relaxation

makes best use of the sinking courtyard

space for the owners, complete with

and its terrace land location. Featuring

an en suite lounge offering a panoramic

lavish functional components, it becomes

view of Viceroy Mansion’s beautiful

the owner’s private paradise surrounded

landscaped surroundings.

San Sheng Real Estate Group 5F, Shangri-La Hotel, 9 Xinquan Nan Road, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China t: +86 591 8730 3333 f: +86 591 8786 2621 e: fuzhoumeizhiguo@126.com w: www.sansheng.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 111

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Singapore

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR SINGAPORE Le Cuisine, Chinatown Point by iwa Design Pte Ltd

Le Cuisine, a new restaurant concept,

alfresco dining experience inside an

was launched at Chinatown Point,

underground mall.

Singapore in March 2014. The iwa team

an open area with only a high wall

the client’s request to showcase a local

on one side and an open ceiling

celebrity chef’s passion for French-

expanding into the double volume

inspired cooking, hosted in a patio

space of the mall’s atrium. This challenge

concept that offers a homely, down-to-

was seized by iwa’s designers who

earth dining style.

transformed the huge wall into a central

The goal was to create a distinctive space in the middle of Singapore’s Chinatown District that would evoke

iwa Design Pte Ltd

The site was very limiting, being

incepted the design concept based on

feature to accentuate the restaurant’s alfresco feel. The celebrity chef and his team

a sense of stepping out from a heavily

demonstrate their skills through a

enclosed eastern environment, into a

showcase kitchen and a private dining

relaxed and welcoming outdoor space.

space, called ‘The Chef ’s Table’ (the first

The western touch of the design was

in Singapore). This was created to present

influenced primarily by the French-

diners the chef ’s vast accolades and

inspired cuisine. The team also wanted

allow the restaurant to offer unique

something that stood out from the

and exquisite experience of his French-

existing environment – a stimulating

inspired culinary masterpieces.

405 Tagore Industrial Avenue, Singapore 787799 t: +65 6454 7922 f: +65 6456 1429 e: biz.info@iwadesign.com.sg w: www.iwadesign.com 112 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Designers: Shiro Aw, Zhang Zhu En, Sophia Xu; Photography: John Teo

BEST OFFICE INTERIOR CHINA Bicaway by Square Foot International

Square Foot International (SQFT)

“architecture in fashion”, SQFT created

specialises in corporate interiors and

a spatial structure with various elements

hospitality design in the Asia Pacific

interweaving through a series of cut-outs,

region, with key focus in China. SQFT

bends and intersections.

aims to inspire and create beyond the

The reception lobby features an

boundaries of form and function, with

internal connecting staircase resembling

multinational stakeholders and designers

a suspension bridge with tension cables,

all working towards the common mantra

supported by a single spine leaning over

“Excellence Through Passion”.

a water feature below. A space beside

Bicaway, a fashion enterprise

the reception is brought to life by a rock

located in Changshu, China, relocated

climbing activity wall, further enhanced

their headquarters from a factory site

by the addition of tropical plants along its

to a new office in the downtown. The

side. The auditorium/training room has a

aim was to strengthen the company’s

ribbon ceiling feature cleverly hiding the

position in the market, with the new

track for a retractable wall. A resource

office design providing the inspiration

library set together with a central

for an upcoming flagship store and

brainstorming area provides the perfect

retail spaces throughout the country.

space for impromptu meetings and the

Working from the client’s design brief of

sharing of ideas.

Square Foot International No 525 Fahuazen Road, 3F-4F Block B, Shanghai 200052, China t: +86 2161 671708 f: +86 2161 671676 e: shiro.aw@sqft.biz w: www.sqft.biz Asia Pacific Property Awards 113

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND The Bangkok Sathorn by Tandem Architects (2001)

The Bangkok Sathorn is a high-end

hospitals, schools and embassies, the

name suggests – in the Sathorn district,

Bangkok Sathorn also has good transport

a key business area of the city lined

links to the airport via express way.

with skyscrapers and headquarters of

The innovative design of the Bangkok

major corporations, such as SMBC

Sathorn’s elevators provides added

and Citicorp.

privacy for residents, minimising lobby

Designed with the successful businessperson in mind, the development

Tandem Architects (2001)

Ideally situated among offices, hotels,

luxury condominium located – as the

and corridor space. An iconic high-rise design, the

comprises over 200 one-bedroom and

Bangkok Sathorn offers a prime location

183 two-bedroom units, and features

for residents while also providing

generous car-parking facilities, a 24/7

optimum privacy. Built with both function

retail area, a luxury infinity swimming

and aesthetics in mind, the development

pool, a private recreation park, sky library

is set in a spacious green retreat with river

and gym.

views, serving the needs of its residents

The Bangkok Sathorn is situated

and reflecting their refined tastes.

193/60 15th FL Lake Rajada

within 50 metres’ walking distance to

Office Complex,

the BTS Surasak Skytrain station, which

by mountain rock and natural elements,

Ratchadapisek Road,

forms an important link between the two

representing both power and serenity

Klongtoey,

sides of central Bangkok separated by the

among the busy city surrounding the

Bangkok 10110,

Chao Phraya river.

Bangkok Sathorn.

The design concept was inspired

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED GOLF DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Meru Valley Resort by Meru Valley Resort Berhad

Situated in Ipoh, Meru Valley Resort is

sauna. Outside there’s a swimming pool,

easily accessible and ideally placed in a

tennis and basketball courts, cycle routes

central area of Malaysia. Nestled among

and a jungle trek to a beautiful waterfall.

the rolling foothills of the Kledang

A wide range of properties is

Saiong Forest Reserve, it is the only golf

available within the resort, everything

resort living within Ipoh.

from low-rise condominiums and

Meru Valley is a mixed development

golf view link homes to enormous

within a 500-acre estate featuring an

mansions. The newly launched Meru

international championship golf course.

Valley EcoVillage is an ecological friendly

It has been meticulously sculptured

enclave comprising of single storey

incorporating touches of the natural

villas, townhouses and apartments,

landscape such as gently rolling terrain,

nestled in the heart of the beautiful, lush

winding creeks along the valley, lakes and

greenery of the countryside. Located

native trees.

within a private gated community with

Beyond the fairway, a vibrant

guardhouse and security, Meru Valley

community exists with a clubhouse

EcoVillage offers breathtaking views

containing a well-equipped gym and a

overlooking the golf course.

Meru Valley Resort Berhad Jalan Bukit Meru, 30020 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia t: +605 529 3300 f: +605 529 3387 e: info@meruvalley.com.my w: www.meruvalley.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 115

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Hong Kong

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT HONG KONG Tregunter by SamsonWong Design Group Ltd

Established in 2006, the SamsonWong

The cushioned seating area by the large

Design Group believes in architecture

window in the living room is an ideal

as a creative art, influencing the space,

space for relaxing with a book selected

environment and culture of society.

from the adjacent cabinet.

A tranquil hideaway among the busy

The dining area is situated at the

city, the Mid-Levels Tregunter Residential

centre of the main living space, within

Interior Apartment in Hong Kong is

easy reach of the kitchen and ideally

designed around the theme of light

positioned for greeting guests. The

filtration, making full use of a large glass

study room offers a comfortable

wall overlooking the splendid Victoria

working space with yet more storage

Harbour. Occupying one whole side of

for lovers of literature, and can double

the apartment in the main living area,

as a guest room. Reading is also a

the window allows natural light to

theme of the master bedroom, with a

spread through the residence, enhanced

corner window offering the perfect

SamsonWong Design Group Ltd

by the use of bright colours for the

place to unwind with a book. Two

walls and furniture and semi-reflective

further bedrooms are designed with a

Workshop E,

floor surfaces.

‘son’ and ‘daughter’ theme, highlighting

17/F Ford Glory Plaza No.37 Wing Hong Street,

The Tregunter apartment is designed with the book lover in mind.

the family-friendly nature of the Tregunter layout.

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Hong Kong

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY HONG KONG Jade Land Properties (HK) Limited

Founded in 1993, the boutique real

four of the most exquisite and

estate consultancy Jade Land Properties

critically acclaimed new developments

(HK) Ltd was among the pioneers

of Sire Properties, Hong Kong’s

of the concept of transforming aged

premium residential and commercial

and unappealing apartments into chic

property developer: these were

and trendy homes in the traditionally

Dunbar Place, Argenta, Azura and

prestigious Mid-Levels area in the

Mount Parker Residences.

Central district of Hong Kong. Offering a 24-hour service for its

The company also became appointed agent for Phoenix Property Investors

clients, Jade Land Properties acts as

for its new residential development

the intermediary in residential, retail,

Gramercy, on Caine Road at the Mid-

commercial and industrial property

Levels, near the heart of Hong Kong’s

transactions for individuals and companies.

Central business district.

The company’s services include corporate

Jade Link Concept (Hong Kong)

leasing for property managers and human

Ltd was set up in 2006 to support the

resources professionals, tenancy and

renovation needs of its clients’ properties

property management, and relocation

and investments, offering solutions such

services for expatriate clients looking to

as interior design, sourcing of contractors

settle into new homes in Hong Kong.

and purchasing of appliances. Since

Winway Building,

In 2013, Jade Land Properties

its inception, Jade Link Concept has

50 Wellington Street,

became appointed sales agent for

completed over 120 projects.

Jade Land Properties (HK) Ltd Unit 701,

Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2869 6683 f: +852 2869 6812 e: info@jlgroup.hk w: www.jadeland.hk Asia Pacific Property Awards 117

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Singapore

BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC A’Posh BizHub by OKH Global Ltd

 BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE A’Posh BizHub by OKH Global Ltd

SGX Mainboard-listed OKH Global Ltd.

the challenge of the development was

is a fast-growing property developer

to plan for strict control of noise

with integrated design-and-built

pollution and to ensure the building

capabilities. With a distinct niche in

would not be obtrusive to the

industrial properties, this Singapore-

surrounding developments. Solutions

based developer aims to push the

included locating services and

boundaries of contemporary designs

maintenance operations at the back

and minimise the environmental impact

of the building, and the use of

of its projects.

landscape features.

A’Posh BizHub is an eight-storey

The hallmark of A’Posh BizHub’s

project designed for industrial and

building design is its towering glass

business operations, located within the

façade. A central courtyard space is

Yishun Industrial Area in the north of

at the heart of the development, with

Singapore, minutes away from Yishun

a network of paths surrounded by

MRT and adjacent to housing estates

greenery to help create a pleasant

and amenities.

and relaxing working environment.

The building was designed in line

The design also incorporates roof

with OKH’s philosophy of producing

terraces, ideal for hosting events

OKH Global Ltd.

aesthetically appealing, technologically

and enjoying the view of the

701 Sims Drive,

advanced industrial properties with

surrounding area.

LHK Building 02-06,

environmentally friendly features.

Singapore 387383 t: +65 6345 0544

As the site is in close proximity to residential areas, a school and a hospital,

Setting a new standard in industrial buildings, A’Posh BizHub is truly a iconic development in Singapore.

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Turkmenistan

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR TURKMENISTAN Ministry of Railroad Transport by Rönesans Türkmen

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT TURKMENISTAN Ministry of Railroad Transport by Rönesans Türkmen

Rönesans Türkmen was commissioned

the building with showers, recreation

to undertake both the architectural and

rooms, kitchens, canteens, server rooms,

interior design of the Administrative

cloakrooms, fitness halls, a library and

Building of the Ministry of Railway

small museum.

Transport of Turkmenistan. The building’s

Rönesans Türkmens’ designers

purpose is to aid the development of

worked collaboratively and zealously

the railway service involving the new

with client representatives to develop

Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran

a high quality, innovative interior that

line, which is only the beginning of the

would secure higher productivity,

industry’s future progression, both

comfort, health and ease of use for the

inside and outside the country.

270-strong workforce. The history of

The main challenge in the

Turkmenistan’s railway has been captured

appearance of the 15-floor building

through bas-reliefs, oil paintings and the

was to combine Turkmenistan’s national

museum while natural materials and

character with modern trends in

complementary colours provide a unique

architecture. It was important to facilitate

national flavour. The Ministry’s emblem

communication between departments

and the significant star of Oguz Khan

and ensure the building’s maximum

have also been featured throughout the

levels of functionality and safety. Various

building. The result is a unique and secure

rooms have been provided for personnel

working environment that conveys the

handling the technical operation of

integrity and significance of the Ministry.

Rönesans Türkmen Head Office, 120/1 Bitarap Turkmenistan Avenue, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744028 t: +993 1221 8842 f: +993 1221 8843 e: ashgabat@rencons.com w: www.rencons.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 119

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China

BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Mission Hills In Residence by Mission Hills China

 BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT CHINA Mission Hills In Residence by Mission Hills China

 BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT CHINA Mission Hills Spa & Volcanic Mineral Springs by Mission Hills China

Mission Hills Golf Club – the

Mission Hills Haikou lies in the volcanic

world’s largest golfing facility – is

region of Haikou, capital city of the tropical

located on the border between

Hainan Island, China. The resort is a

Shenzhen and Dongguan, in the

world-class golf, leisure, entertainment

Pearl River Delta. The resort boasts

and wellness facility set on a vast plain of

12 championship courses designed

unique, natural landscape.

by famous players, and also Mission

Mission Hills China

Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs

Hills In Residence, a unique and

and Spa spreads across 88,000 square

prestigious gated community featuring

metres, offering 168 hot and cold mineral

76 luxury villas over an area of 232,064

springs set within landscaped gardens

square metres.

and showcasing centuries-old bathing

The properties are based in three neighbourhoods: Hampstead, Rosedale

rituals and healing philosophies from Asia, Oceania, America, Europe and Africa.

Shenzhen:

and Mayfair. With an average lot area

No. 1 Mission Hills Road,

of 3,014 square metres, the Tuscan-

treatment suites and a host of facilities.

Shenzhen,

style villas feature spectacular façades,

There are also 29 elegant Spa Villas,

China 518110

large balconies and terraces, hydraulic

featuring a spa treatment suite, bedroom

elevators, private pools, high ceilings

and living room opening out onto a

Haikou:

and stunning views of the World Cup

private garden with sunken hydrotherapy

No. 1 Mission Hills Boulevard,

golf course.

tub and relaxation swing.

The iconic main structure has 60 spa

Haikou, Hainan, China 571122 t: (86 755) 2802 0888 e: info@missionhillschina.com w: www.missionhillschina.com 120 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA i-Park@Indahpura by AME Development Sdn Bhd

AME Development is a prominent

region’s most developed area on

industrial park developer in Malaysia.

completion.

The company has been actively involved

AME has taken a number of steps to

in planning and designing superior

ensure all developments meet all security

industrial buildings and developments

standards and are valued amongst the

for over 20 years.

safest. All units have been designed with

i-Park @ Indahpura, AME’s

space for customization, while detached

signature industrial park, is expected

units come with their own guardhouse as

to revolutionise the industrial estate

and extra security measure.

arena by its progressive design and

Roads approaching i-Park are wider

concept. Capturing the company’s strong

for better access by large container

commitment to detail and quality, the

vehicles. Within the park itself there is

development incorporates a substantial

a stable power supply, an underground

amount of landscape concepts to achieve

natural gas pipeline as a utilities tap

balance, sustainability and conservation.

on option and fiber optic high speed

The i-Park is a fully integrated

broadband. A host of amenities and

industrial park located in the Flagship

services have been provided including

Zone E of Iskandar Malaysia. This

a workers’ dormitory that fits more

special economic zone development

than 3000 beds which caters to every

encompasses an area of 2,217 square

need of its occupants, operators and

kilometres and is set to become the

working personnel.

AME Development Sdn Bhd No 18, Jalan Angkasa Mas 6, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau 2, 81100 Johor, Malaysia t: +607 3555 111 f: +607 3541 648 e: enquiry@ipark.com.my w: www.amedev.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 121

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY THAILAND Sincere Real Estate Co., Ltd

Sincere Real Estate of Bangkok was

advise on site selection, perform an

founded by Chayaphon Hunrungroj in

initial feasibility analysis and assist

2004 as a one-man operation. With 1.5

with project design, business planning,

billion baht sales volume in 2013, the

marketing and sales, and liaison with

company now has 30 employees and

government and contractors.

a customer base of several thousand,

Sincere is also involved in property

consisting of high-income businesses

fundraising and joint ventures, providing

and individuals.

land owners and investors with a

Acting as a sales and rental agent and providing searches for condominiums and apartments in Bangkok’s central

strategic partner whose goals are aligned with their project objectives. Over the last ten years Sincere

business district, Sincere also offers a

has adapted to the changing market

variety of services for real estate and

and developed new ideas on the

property developers. These include

principle of improving an already

general consulting, guidance on

successful service. The company has

contracts, building a customer database,

invested in the development databases

creating marketing and sales strategies,

and analysis tools to optimise the

Sincere Real Estate Co.,Ltd

producing marketing materials, setting

efficiency of its operations and services

25/5 Sukhumvit 16,

up payment infrastructure, and project-

to all clients.

Klongtoey, Klongtoey

launch event planning.

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

As part of its consultancy service for property developers, Sincere can

Priding itself on its innovation, Sincere aims to exceed the expectations of its customers.

t: +66 2260 6200 f: +66 2259 1150 e: broker@sincere.co.th w: www.sincere.co.th 122 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Singapore

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME SINGAPORE The Nassim by Kri:eit Associates Pte Ltd

Kri:eit Associates is an independent

Combining the organic, flowing,

interior design firm with an exclusive

feminine nature of Art Nouveau with the

clientele, working in partnership

rectilinear and masculine characteristics

with top craftsmen from all over

of Art Deco, the design creates an

the world.

interior blending modern grandeur with

The Nassim, a prestigious 55-unit development by CapitaLand in the distinguished area of Nassim Hill, is

the elegance and luxury of both styles from the past. An example is the bespoke Élan

the location for one of Kri:eit’s latest

sofa taking pride of place in the living

showpiece designs.

room, designed to reflect the duality

Having been given carte blanche

of Masculinity and Feminity entwined

by the client to design a jewel at the

in an intimate embrace. The dark

heart of The Nassim in an area covering

mirrored surfaces of the console are also

3,283 square feet, Kri:eit collaborated

embellished with gracefully illuminated

with Lalique’s crystal makers to produce

Lalique panels symbolising mythical birds

a lavish, elegant abode, blending the

and vines, and an integrated bookshelf at

aesthetic values of a golden age while

the rear console with allowances created

providing a modern expression of luxury

to discreetly accommodate the wiring of

and fine living.

the Lalique Maison Collection lamps.

Kri:eit Associates Pte Ltd Suite 3-3 @ The Mill, 5 Jalan Kilang, Singapore 159405 t: +65 6733 0330 f: +65 6733 0440 e: interiors@krieit.com w: www.krieit.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 123

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Singapore

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR SINGAPORE Bordier et Cie by ID21 Pte Ltd

ID21 is a workplace design and build

from this concept with exquisite design

specialist that helps businesses identify

features such as a water wall, majestic

and appreciate the positive impact of

“horizon” ceiling and “meditation” pebble

integrating modern interior design

paths creating a soothing, open and

strategies into corporate offices.

organic environment.

Bordier et Cie, a private banking and asset management company, enlisted

for Bordier et Cie, ID21 designed and

ID21 to design and build its Singapore

constructed a grand “sky” feature that

headquarters with the chosen location

hovers above the vertical core in the

being a two-storey unit within a glass-

nook of the ceiling. By using undulating,

front building in the business district.

back illuminated canvases and

The design concept was developed

1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City East Tower,

enveloping them with tinted mirrors,

from understanding the client’s business

this visual horizon created a brand-

and harvesting the brand values of the

related context that is both innovative

oak tree in their logo. This magnificent

and dynamic.

form of nature – a deeply rooted symbol

ID21 Pte Ltd

In visualising a future of expansion

The completed atmosphere befits

of strength, life and openness – became

a company of such history and legacy,

the emphasis and motivation.

and one that immerses the brand into

A myriad of natural materials and colours blossomed seamlessly

the expectations of a modern and meaningful workplace.

Unit 05-01 D/E/F, Singapore 237994 t: +65 6272 2345 f: +65 6270 0306 e: enquiries@id21.com.sg w: www.id21.com.sg 124 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

Tropicana Gardens

 Tropicana Metropark

BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Tropicana Gardens, Kota Damansara

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Tropicana 218 Macalister, Penang

Tropicana 218 Macalister

Tropicana Danga Bay

As the first developer to introduce

and the international elite. Tropicana

resort-style living into residential

Metropark in Subang will feature a

property developments, Tropicana

sprawling 9.2-acre central park with

Corporation Berhad’s subsequent

a mix of residential, commercial,

developments proudly carry the

shopping mall, educational hub and

signature Tropicana brand in their

medical centres.

name, and the Tropicana DNA in their concepts. Twenty years on, Tropicana’s latest

Tropicana Gardens comprises 17.6 acres in Kota Damansara combining luxurious serviced residences, shopping

lifestyle offering is quality living and

mall, hotel and offices. Here city living is

working within a single destination

supported by a host of public amenities,

combining offices, retail, hospitality and

shopping and eateries from nearby

education with a central park as the

commercial centres.

main feature. With more than 2,000

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Tropicana Danga Bay, Iskandar Johor

In Penang, Tropicana 218 Macalister

acres, and growing; a GDV of RM70

offers 208 international brand hotel

billion; Tropicana is set to transform the

rooms, 211 designer suites, 88 serviced

Malaysian skyline in the three growth

apartments and 21 boutique shops.

regions of Greater Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar

The 37-acre Tropicana Danga Bay with

Johor and Penang Island.

a five-acre waterfront central park is an

Tropicana has earned a reputation

HIGHLY COMMENDED

integrated project offering world-class

for creating innovative and quality

lifestyle properties and a destination

properties that appeal to both locals

shopping mall in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor.

Tropicana Corporation Berhad Level 9–12, Tropicana City Office Tower No 3 Jalan SS 20/27 47400 Petaling Jaya Selangor D E, Malaysia t: +603 7728 2018 f: +603 7710 1025 e: enquiry@tropicanacorp.com.my w: www.tropicanacorp.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 125

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Singapore

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Audi Centre Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Audi Centre Singapore

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SINGAPORE JKC2 by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd JKC2

ONG&ONG has a reputation for

ONG&ONG’s design for Audi’s

combining skilled architecture, clever

flagship showroom in Singapore is in

interior design, environmental building

keeping with the client’s signature look,

and sensitive landscaping.

featuring a dynamic, curved façade.

The JKC2 residence is located on an

Standing eight storeys high and with

elevated, sloping area of Jalan Kampong

1,350 square metres per floor, the Audi

Chantek, Singapore. Using simple

Centre Singapore houses showrooms,

geometric shapes and clean, modern

workshops, offices and even a café

aesthetics, ONG&ONG split the house

and waiting lounge for visitors. The

into three distinct blocks surrounding

shape of the building allows cars to be

a central water courtyard lined with

displayed in a “power curve”, reminiscent

shaded timber decks and a lush garden.

of a racetrack.

The social-area block is used for

The reinforced concrete structure

cooking, eating and entertaining, while the

is clad in aluminium, with hexagonal

children’s block contains three bedrooms,

cut-outs forming a honeycomb pattern.

each with en suite bathrooms. The master

Ceiling-high glass windows on the lower

block, meanwhile, forms the highest point

floors maximise the amount of sunlight

of the house, thus enjoying the best

reaching the interior, allowing for natural

ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

views. It also houses the master bedroom

illumination during the daytime and thus

510 Thomson Road,

and luxury bathroom.

cutting down on energy usage.

#11-00 SLF Building, Singapore 298135 t: +65 6258 8666 f: +65 6259 8648 e: info@ong-ong.com w: www.ong-ong.com 126 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Hong Kong, China & Myanmar

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ASIA PACIFIC Private Residence Sai Kung, Hong Kong The Library, China

The Levade, China

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BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE HONG KONG Private Residence Sai Kung, Hong Kong BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC The Library, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Single Residence, Hong Kong

The Aggade Temple Hotel, Myanmar

Inarc’s brief for a new single residence

designed to break up the large space,

in Hong Kong was to create a modern

with light, honey-coloured cedar wood

retirement property, capitalising

used for all joinery.

on panoramic views of Sai Kung.

The company was also commissioned

The ground floor of the three-floor

to design a retail interior environment

residence opens out to an expansive

for the Levade area of the clubhouse.

terrace and a 20-metre-long infinity

Inarc applied the concept of the

pool. There are four bedrooms, each

traditional elongated courtyard, with both

with its own en suite bathroom,

Chinese-style screens and modern, semi-

with the first-floor master bedroom

transparent screens used to break up the

commanding spectacular views of

space and provide a layering effect.

the seascape.

Inarc’s project in Myanmar for the

Inarc was commissioned by The

Bagan Hotel Company involves the

Hong Kong Jockey Club to create a new

design of a resort surrounding the

interior environment for an area of its

Aggade Temple, incorporating 120 unique

Beijing clubhouse to be called The Library,

and luxuriously appointed guest rooms

accommodating a formal dining area,

in different villa sizes, a lobby lounge,

a casual lounge area and two private

bar, two restaurants and a function

dining/meeting rooms. Chinese lattice

room, located within walled areas in a

screens and open bookshelves were

beautifully landscaped setting.

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BEST LEISURE INTERIOR CHINA The Library, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club BEST RETAIL INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC The Levade, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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BEST RETAIL INTERIOR CHINA The Levade, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE MYANMAR The Aggade Temple Hotel, Bagan Hotel Company Limited

Inarc Design Asia Group 9/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central Hong Kong t: +852 2868 2348 f: +852 2868 4482 e: spinolo@inarc.com w: www.inarc.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 127

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India

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE INTERIOR INDIA Jimmy Hu by The Orange Lane

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT INDIA Devrishi by The Orange Lane

Shabnam Gupta, principle designer

mat ceiling and exposed surfaces, as well

at The Orange Lane, believes that all

of the use of diffused, ambient lighting,

complex problems can be solved by

give the design an underground feel.

creative means. She integrates her

For its penthouse residential interior

design concept of storytelling with

design, The Orange Lane’s brief was to

mainstream approaches to create

create a stylish and tranquil space for a

beauty and value.

creative couple’s two-floor apartment in

For the Jimmy Hu project, in Pune city,

Mumbai. The resulting theme of “world

Maharashtra, India, the brief was to create

interiors” reflects the clients’ love of

a design for an Oriental/Asian fusion

travel and different cultures.

cuisine restaurant with an ambience that

A carved wooden entrance door

would appeal to the local demographic of

features Balinese landscape art in an

young adults. The end result is a vibrant,

array of red and brown shades. The

contemporary design, blending “Asian

Spanish-inspired kitchen balances white-

street chic” with “old world” character.

washed walls with a dash of vibrant blue.

Wall art and Asian typography are

The terrace space on the upper level

woven into a concrete shell, and the use

seamlessly blends indoors and outdoors,

The Orange Lane

of brightly coloured reclaimed artefacts

with rustic wooden furniture and pebble-

31N Laxmi Industrial Estate,

reinforces the overall theme. The tatami

clad chairs.

New Link Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400 053, India t: +91 982 107 2506 e: shabnam@theorangelane.com w: www.theorangelane.com 128 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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India

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING INDIA Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE INDIA Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions

Ahuja Constructions has been proudly

Offering the highest standards

punctuating the Mumbai skyline with

of luxurious living, Ahuja Towers is a

its homes for over three decades. By

testament to timeless design, classic

leveraging its formidable experience,

elegance, approachable luxury and an

expertise and technology, the company

international lifestyle combined with

introduces urban residents to the Art of

practically efficient and sustainable real

Extraordinary Living.

estate development. Slated to become

Ahuja Towers in Mumbai, India is a

home to the most affluent, dynamic and

superb example of the company’s

eminent individuals in the region, the

award winning level of quality, design

building features just once residence per

and luxury. Inspired by the wind-filled

floor in each tower. These exclusive 4

sails of boats docked alongside the

BHK and limited edition 6 BHK duplex

Mumbai coastline, this iconic 53 storey

apartments offer breathtaking panoramic

residential tower culminates in two

views of the Arabian Sea. A host of

sail-like features. A cleft through this

premium facilities including concierge

elegantly proportioned glass sculpture

service by Quintessentially, a business

creates a relief in the building mass

centre, mini theatre, wine cellar, spa and

by forming a pair of conjoined towers

beauty salon, private dining together

that are lined by viewing decks on

with other club amenities complete this

3 sides.

impressive residential tower.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE INDIA Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPER WEBSITE INDIA www.ahujagroup.com by Ahuja Constructions

Ahuja Constructions VN Sphere, 199 Linking Road, Bandra, Mumbai 400050, India t: +91 (0)22 6628 5000 f: +91 (0)22 6628 5050 e: contactus@ahujagroup.com w: www.ahujagroup.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 129

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Seri Alam by Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MALAYSIA Seri Alam by Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd Bandar Seri Alam is UMLand’s maiden

point for the commercial centre and its

flagship development. It is a fully

growth into a regional hub/gateway to

integrated mixed township, master-

Flagship Zone D in Iskandar Malaysia.

planned across 3,762 acres of prime

A company’s reputation depends on its

commercial, residential, resort,

corporate image, so the designer but

institution and industrial land with more

functional office building was constructed

than 10 per cent of landscaped parks,

to convey Seri Alam’s brand, ideas and

lakes and playgrounds.

motives, as well as the world-class status

Located in Johor Bahru, within the Eastern Gate of Iskandar Malaysia, the township offers easy access to the city

of the organization and its products and services. An efficient layout allowed quick

centre. The single-largest development in

construction without compromising

the Eastern Gate, Bandar Seri Alam offers

appeal or quality. The result is a

every option from affordable homes to

contemporary, landmark building with

high-end properties.

a forward sloping nature, creating

Management of the township

progressively protruding floors as the

demands excellent location and facilities,

height increases, maximizing privacy and

so UMLand strategically invested its

uniqueness. The unrestrictive office floor

Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd

resources into a designer, standalone

plan allows flexible use of the rectangular

No.8, Jalan Suria

corporate office at the most prime

shape, while plentiful windows provide the

Bandar Seri Alam,

location of the township, acting as a focal

feeling of spaciousness.

81750 Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia t: +607 388 1111 f: +607 386 2486 e: sap@po.jaring.my w: www.umland.com.my 130 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Hong Kong & Macau

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE HONG KONG 39 Conduit Road by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Founded in 1972, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun

to have an unobstructed city and Victoria

Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

Harbour view.

(DLN) is an international architectural

The boldly sculpted Grand Lisboa

practice with a rich and varied portfolio

Hotel and Casino is the antithesis of

of award-winning projects.

the template from an avalanche of new

With 39 Conduit Road, the

LEISURE ARCHITECTURE MACAU Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

casino and hotel developments in Macau.

developer wanted to create a high-end

As the oldest casino hotel operator in

residential building that would surpass

Macau, DLN’s client wanted a totally

the many other luxury condo

original property that would embody the

developments in Hong Kong. DLN’s

unique vitality and spirit of the region.

inspiration for its architectural design

Design inspiration for the feathered

was the ‘pingfeng’, or folding screen,

form of the hotel superstructure was

which is a Chinese symbol of protection

taken from the exotic head-dress of a

and privacy. Imitating this, the building

Brazilian showgirl’s carnival costume.

bifurcates at two ends and soars against

This in itself is a reflection of the

the backdrop of the Mid-Levels, creating

Portuguese influence shared by Macau

a sculptural form that is sympathetic to

and South America. The plumes also

the neighbourhood. The optimized

evoke a blossoming Lotus flower, the

Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

height enhances natural light and

official emblem of the Macau Special

46-47th Floor, Tower One,

ventilation, and allows most apartments

Administration Region.

Times Square, Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 2895 6888 e: general@dln.com.hk w: www.dln.com.hk Asia Pacific Property Awards 131

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Indonesia

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Ciputra World 1 Jakarta by PT Ciputra Property, Tbk

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Lotte Shopping Avenue Ciputra World 1 Jakarta by PT Ciputra Property, Tbk Ciputra World 1 Jakarta is located on

work of an array of leading Indonesian

Jalan Satrio, in the heart of Jakarta’s

and international artists, a 1,200-seat

business district. A celebration of the

auditorium hosting concerts, theatre

entrepreneurial spirit, the mixed-use

productions and ceremonies, and a

development has been designed to

seven-level mall covering 130,000

transform the area into a prime financial,

square metres.

shopping and art district of Jakarta,

All of these components are

equivalent to the Champs-Élysées in

linked together in a “superblock”

Paris or Orchard Road in Singapore.

development covering 5.5 hectares.

Within the Ciputra World 1 Jakarta

It has been designed to be pedestrian-

complex is the Raffles Hotel, with

friendly and in line with the standards

171 luxury suites. There is also high-

set out by the Green Building Council

end accommodation in the form of

Indonesia, prioritising energy and water

Raffles Residences and Ascott Serviced

efficiency and good environmental

Residences, and the MyHome apartment

management.

PT Ciputra Property

block houses two-bedroom and three-

The Lotte Shopping Avenue is the

DBS Bank Tower,

bedroom homes. The Ciputra World 1

retail podium of the development, aiming

38th Floor,

Jakarta Office Tower offers 38 floors of

to cater for the upper-middle to high-end

Ciputra World 1 Jakarta,

prestige business accommodation.

market. Services and amenities include

Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav 3-5, Jakarta 12940

Also housed with Ciputra World 1 Jakarta is an Art Museum, displaying the

a food court, cinema, theme park, game centre and parking facilities.

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Indonesia

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA Gran Rubina Tower 1 by PDW & AG5

Gran Rubina Tower 1 is the first phase

Rubina Business Park. A series of deep,

of the Gran Rubina Business Park

horizontal bands and vertical aluminium

development, a project focusing heavily

fins provide shading for the façade.

on sustainable design solutions. Situated in the Epicentrum central

There are two main access points: a pedestrian’s entrance and a grand

business district of Kuningan, the area

drop-off lobby, located at the same

of the development forms one of the

level as parking access to the lower

few remaining green field sites in the

basement floor.

heavily populated city, so the design aims

The design incorporates pre-

to preserve public access around the

fabricated materials to reduce site waste.

buildings. Facilities such as car parking and

Local and modular materials are also

retail are buried in an artificial terraced

used to reduce emissions. Landscaping in

hill with access from the perimeter,

public areas provides natural shade and

allowing clear pedestrian access between

aims to reduce the urban “heat island”

the three main towers. The buildings

effect of the development’s location.

AG5 & PDW Architects

themselves are organised in a staggered

Aside from the project’s

layout, preserving views while minimising

environmental sustainability, Gran

solar heat.

Rubina Tower 1 also promotes social

Jalan T.B. Simatupang,

sustainability by encouraging walking

Jakarta 12310,

Designed for 3,500 occupants, Gran Rubina Tower 1 is situated in

access through the development and with

the southern section of the Gran

an active frontage on the ground floor.

Pondok Indah Plaza 3 Blok B5,

Indonesia t: +62 21 7590 6177 f: +62 21 7590 6178 e: mail@pdw-architects.com e: info@ag5.dk w: www.pdw-architects.com w: www.ag5.asia Asia Pacific Property Awards 133

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME THAILAND Amari Residences Phuket by Create Great Design

Amari Residences Phuket

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR THAILAND Holiday Inn Resort Phuket by Create Great Design

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

Create Great Design (CGD) helps

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

CGD’s interior design inspiration

clients achieve their objectives through

came from the natural environment –

a range of interior and architectural

the form and colours of the coral, the

design consulting services.

trees and hillside, the endless sky and the

Amari Residences in Patong Beach,

breeze-blown sand. The intention of the

Phuket, features 50 residential buildings in

design was to create a balance between

a cascading formation towards the beach

home life and nature.

and offering stunning sea views. Among

CGD’s project for the Patong Beach

these are 12 luxury villas with three

Holiday Inn involved the renovation of

bedrooms, three bathrooms, living and

the Deluxe King and Deluxe Twin Pool

dining areas, outdoor terrace and pool.

View rooms, Superior rooms and Family

The resort also comprises 13 three-

Suites, as well as the Terrazzo restaurant,

storey and 25 two-storey apartment

Sam’s Steak & Grill, Sea Breeze Café, bar

blocks, housing 23 two-bedroom

and lobby.

apartments and 132 one-bedroom

CGD chose the design themes

apartments between them. Other

of “beach essence” and “modern”,

Create Great Design Co. Ltd.

buildings within the resort include a

inspired by elements of the natural local

Unit 302-303,

clubhouse with pool area and restaurant,

environment, including sparkling sand,

Floor 30,

a lobby and buffet room, and an all-day

sunset and sunrise, cool beach colours

Thai CC Tower,

dining hall.

and the shine of mother of pearl.

Sathorn Road, Thailand t: +66 02 675 6877 f: +66 02 675 6400 e: cgd@cgdinter.com w: www.cgdinter.com 134 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Thailand

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE THAILAND Aqua Samui by Luxury Living

Aqua Samui

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MARKETING THAILAND Aqua Samui by Luxury Living Aqua Residence

Aqua Samui

Luxury Living’s client brief for Aqua

creates intimate spaces accentuated by

Samui, located midway up in the hills

lofty ceilings. In addition to the residential

that surround the popular tourist

accommodation, central facilities

town of Chaweng, Koh Samui, was

comprise of a lobby reception, gym/

to transform small spaces into ultra-

health club, restaurant/bar and parking

contemporary living areas. These were

for guests. Special features include water

designed to feel spacious in a large

roofs, ponds and interesting walkways.

open-form layout. Modern design,

The developer requested that

motivated by a quest for efficiency

Aqua Condos’ design mandate not

was distinguished by an emphasis on

only complemented its bigger sister

function over form. Focusing on this,

development, the neighbouring Aqua

the architect created a master plan that

Samui, but again turned small areas

deals with the challenges of density

into ultra-modern living spaces. Each

without sacrificing privacy.

private condominium features generous

The boundaries between the

HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT THAILAND Aqua Residence by Luxury Living

layouts of 50-130m² and offers a choice

Luxury Living Ltd

interiors and exteriors are merged with

of studio, one and two-bedroom units.

an extensive use of glazing to provide

Westerly facing, all of the Aqua Condos

a seamless spillover from architecture

offer superb views of the Gulf of Siam

to nature. The integration of different

and are constructed so that all 42 units

Koh Samui,

ceiling heights within the interior area

have uninterrupted 180 degree sea views.

Surat Thani,

123/189 Moo 1, Bophut,

Thailand 84320 t: +66 77952288 e: office@luxuryliving.com w: www.luxuryliving.com w: www.aquasamui.com w: www.aquacondosamui.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 135

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Casa de La Flora by VaSLab Architecture

VaSLab is a Bangkok-based firm

“flora”. For the design, VaSLab used the

practising architecture, interior design

concept of “rising flora”, where each

and urban design.

villa takes a metaphorical floral form,

VaSLab’s Casa de la Flora adds modern luxury to the palm-lined shore

in the direction of the sunlight. Angled

of Khao Lak in Thailand’s Phang Nga

walls and tilted roofs are a feature

province. Commissioned in 2008, the aim

throughout the 36 cubic-form villas. As

of the seafront resort was to revitalise

well as recalling the image of rising flora,

the local beach area following the

these tapered elements widen the

Tsunami of 2004. VaSLab’s brief was to

rooms’ frame of vision when looking out

create a series of 36 villas, maximising

towards the sea.

the view of the Andaman Sea. Essential

VaSLab Company Limited 3 Soi Punnawithi 12,

emerging from the ground and blooming

The Casa de la Flora master plan

facilities included a reception lounge,

was to create space between each

main swimming pool, pool bar, beachfront

villa at the beachfront. This space then

restaurant, spa, fitness area and library.

provides a sea view for the villas in the

The challenge for the architect was

second row, with the third-row duplex

Sukhumvit 101,

to create a bold look with a natural

villas offering a panoramic vista from the

Sukhumvit Road,

theme implied by the resort’s name of

second-floor bedroom.

Bangchak, Prakanong, Bangkok 10260, Thailand t: +66 2741 8099 f: +66 2741 8266 #25 e: vasu@VaSLabarchitecture.com w: www.VaSLabarchitecture.com 136 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Azerbaijan

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR AZERBAIJAN Educational & Rehabilitation Center For Children With Down Syndrome by M Studio LLC

In October 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan,

which is also used in several variations,

an International Educational and

this whole ensemble gives the interior

Rehabilitation Center for Children with

richness and harmony.

Down Syndrome was commissioned.

The center has two rooms for

The project was brought to life

sewing, a drawing and sculpture room,

by the initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva,

one room for handwork, a carpet-

(UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador)

weaving room and an astronomy room.

President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Three rooms for language courses, one

Architectural and Design Company.

room for Azerbaijan literature, a room

MStudio LLC was assigned to carry

for mathematics classes, a speech therapy

out interior design and landscaping.

room, a computer lab and a room for

Before proceeding to the design and

pre-school experience, one room for

arrangement of the interior and the

biology classes, a zoology room, one

territory of the center, the psychology,

psychologist room and one parent office

character, habits and characteristics of

arranged for parents and psychologists.

children with Down syndrome were

The atmosphere in this Centre was

studied and that was used choosing the

specifically created for children with

style and the colors inside of the center.

Down syndrome in order for them to

With warm travertine on the floor,

feel included in the society and to be able

decorative paint with sand effects on

to gain the knowledge and skills all the

the walls, selected ornaments for railing,

children possess.

MStudio LLC Vagif Mustafazadeh 6/10, Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1000 t: +994 12 437 2741 f: +994 12 437 2742 e: info@mstudio.az w: www.mstudio.az Asia Pacific Property Awards 137

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Turkmenistan

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE INTERIOR TURKMENISTAN LGI Digital Media & IT Center by RTK Architects / Turkey

LGI Digital Media & IT Center in

solution to inter-floor traffic. This also

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan features an

ensures that the atrium exhibition area,

award-winning interior concept design

which is the main centre of attraction for

by RTK Architects. Designed as an IT

the building, together with all the other

education and technologies centre,

functions on different levels of the building

the building is within the scope of

are able to be perceived as a whole space

Turkmen Polytechnic Institute. The

in the third dimension.

project interior includes computer

These connected spaces at different

education classrooms; an exhibition area

levels are symbolized by pixels, together

that is also suitable for presentations

forming a digital screen in a third

regarding IT technologies; a 200-person

dimension. The ramp which connects the

conference hall; business zone;

storeys is designed to highlight the areas

recreation area; administration offices; a

to be perceived as a whole space with

mini library and a cyber cafĂŠ complete

the help of its continuing surface from

with 3D video zone.

the entrance right up to the skylight. Thus

All the levels are connected to each

the focal point of the atrium space is

RTK Architects

other by ramps to create sustained spaces

depicted as a barcode that contains the

1065 Avenue,

in the building and provide an innovative

identity knowledge of the building.

No 33/11 Asagiovecler, 06460 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey t: +90 312 473 3310 f: +90 312 473 3309 e: rtk@rtkarch.com w: www.rtkarch.com 138 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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India

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE INDIA Chaand Bagh by Raseel Gujral Designs

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE INDIA Chaand Bagh by Raseel Gujral Designs Casa Paradox has been creating palatial

feeling. Attention has also been given to

living spaces for clients for over two

light and shade, softly dictated by the use

decades. A perfect example is Chaand

of grand openings.

Bagh, a project covering 2.5 acres with

The main entrance dome is

a total covered area of 30,000 square

octagonal and 30’ high. It leads into the

feet that took 18 months to complete.

living space with corridors on either

Inspired by palaces and Indo-saracenic

side accessing the master suites and

elements, the entire complex has a

ancillary rooms. The dining room and

symmetrical layout and a north-south

morning room within domes at the rear

axis orientation.

of the building feature ceilings painted

The drama unfolds with the main

in the traditional Jaipur manner. A family

entrance dome flanked on both sides

room leads to a terrace overlooking

by water channels. The front facade is

the lawn, large swimming pool and rear

a mass of jaalis and glass in a rhythm

pavilion, while the servant block includes

that governs the play of heights. With

four rooms on the upper level. With

generous passages, accidental vistas and

commanding vistas and exceptional

ceiling heights averaging 15’, the volume

spatial play, the entire site pays tribute to

of the main building gives an ethereal

the palaces of bygone times.

Casa Paradox 12 Cedar Avenue, DLF Chattarpur Farms, Chattapur, New Delhi 110074, India t: +91 931 374 6825 t: +91 11 268 027 18/19 e: lifestyle@casaparadox.com e: globalbusiness@casaparadox.com w: www.casaparadox.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 139

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China

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CHINA house without a garden by KON design

KON Design was invited by a retired

minimal “floating” dining bench attached

Hong Kong couple to renovate a

to a column.

2,400ft, three-storey townhouse in

The black granite staircase,

China. As the house lacked a private

connecting the open-plan living and

garden, KON’s design made full use

dining areas with the upper floors,

of the public courtyard by resizing all

provides further contrast to the “blank

windows, offering wide views of the

canvas” design. On the second level

landscaped scenery. This “borrowed

a dark wooden-framed, glazed portal

garden” concept became the focal point

screens the study area with white desk

for the design, providing a pleasant,

and black Panton chair. Also on the

open atmosphere.

second floor is the master bedroom with

“Less is more” became a theme for

walk-in closet and en suite bathroom.

the interior design, with the white walls

Four other bedrooms are spread over

and flooring reflecting the minimalist

the upper floors, with the top floor also

approach. Neutral tones were also

featuring the main bathroom and balcony.

chosen for the furniture, with the

Sanitary fittings are custom made,

exception of three black Panton dining

with dark grey tile selected for the

KON Design

chairs providing a contrast to three white

bathtub to mirror the contrasting theme

3/F Ming Fat Building,

chairs placed opposite. These surround a

used in other areas.

74 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 3101 9925 f: +852 3585 0908 e: info@kondesign.com.hk w: www.kondesign.com.hk 140 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA The Wave by Ivory Properties Group Berhad

Ivory Properties was founded in 1999

chosen by the client to represent waves

and has since grown into an established

of change, bringing different shores for

and reputable property developer in

improving the overall quality of life.

Penang and Northern Malaysia. Its

Detached from the balconies, this

project portfolio includes everything

wave pattern travels through a cycle of

from luxury residences and boutique

four different positions across the façade

gated communities to retail and

before being repeated. This creates an

commercial developments.

extraordinary and surprising exterior

The Wave is a 27-storey high

where elegant sun protection stripes

residential apartment tower in the heart

sync rhythmically and aesthetically over

of the island state’s capital in Penang

the glazed glass façade. These light grey

Times Square. Set to become a landmark,

aluminium panels are 90cm high and

The Wave occupies the last piece of

finished with a unique crystal layer which

prime property in downtown Penang.

changes colour, depending on the angle

Exploring the dynamic of a wave in

of view and direction of the sun. These

terms of length, depth and direction, the

wave-like illusions catch the eye and while

building’s architectural design represents

offering an elegant shield against the sun,

the form of a wave that continually flows

resemble a vertical sea brimming with

around and up the façade. This was

colourful coral.

Ivory Properties Group Berhad Ivory Tower @ Penang Times Square, 81-11-1 Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Penang, Malaysia t: +604 210 8000 f: +604 229 9700 e: contact@ivory.com.my w: www.ivory.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 141

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Singapore

 BEST OFFICE INTERIOR SINGAPORE Pratt & Whitney by DB&B Pte Ltd

With a design credo of “a different

pervades planning, form, detailing and

perspective”, DB&B is one of the

finishing of all spaces.

premier providers of commercial

is a central “spine” connecting public

services in Asia. For this project,

and private areas, with simultaneous

DB&B worked closely with the client

segregation from the industrial premises.

to come up with a proprietary design

Central nexus of the spine is a dynamic

for their premise.

“Engine” on each floor; which serves

Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in

as an employee café with the aim to

the design, manufacture and service of

bring together diverse groups in a new

aircraft engines, commissioned DB&B to

collaborative way.

design a new flagship facility in a three

The finishes embody precision

storey building at Seletar Aerospace

“engineering” for a cutting edge, authentic

Park, Singapore.

“industrial” feel. Metallic palette with high

Symbolising the client’s core

DB&B Pte Ltd

The main feature of the layout

interior design and construction

contrast accents in yellow, cyan and black

businesses and new entry to ASEAN

stimulate, inspire and direct. Curated

market, DB&B applied a language of

collection of historical photographic

aeronautical and aerospace elements as

prints are displayed at common corridors,

spatial metaphor. Focusing on the flow

subtly reflecting the longevity, values and

and dynamics of the users, this concept

stature of the company.

3791 Jalan Bukit Merah #07-15/18 E-Centre@Redhill Singapore 159471 t: +65 6227 6389 f: +65 6227 8691 e: enquiries@dbb.com w: www.dbb.com 142 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Country Garden Danga Bay by Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED

One of the top 10 developers in China

clubhouse, three themed commercial

with 21 years of experience, Country

streets, luxurious homes, an infinity pool,

Garden is bringing its successful ‘5-

landscaped sky gardens, an artificial beach

Star Living for You’ brand to Malaysia

and a private marina. Furthermore, the

with Country Garden Danga Bay. This

Country Garden commercial street ‘Danga

ambitious project is in the waterfront

Avenue One’ has officially launched.

city of Johor Bahru and set to be a premier world-class city development. A coastal metropolis, Country

A golf course-style landscape has been created by the Country Garden landscape design team. More than

Garden Danga Bay occupies 57

RM1 million has been spent so far on

acres of a prime location in Iskandar

importing over 100 species of plants,

Malaysia Flagship Zone A. This exclusive

trees and flowers from India, Africa,

integrated development consists of more

Madagascar, the Caribbean and Mexico as

than 40 luxury serviced apartments

well as several local types of flora.

as well as commercial, leisure and entertainment amenities. As the only waterfront metropolis

LEISURE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Country Garden Danga Bay by Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd

Country Garden Danga Bay’s facilities are well-planned and part of the design from the early stages of development,

Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd

in Johor Bahru, Country Garden Danga

ensuring that all of the project’s amenities

2nd Floor, Sales Gallery,

Bay has the potential to be the next

and property management are operating

Lot PTB 22056, Danga Bay,

Sentosa with its high-end infrastructure,

even before construction is completed.

Jalan Skudai, 80200 Johor Bahru, Malaysia t: +607 2886 666 f: +607 2070 893 e: info@countrygardendangabay.com.my w: www.countrygardendangabay.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 143

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE THAILAND Baan San Kraam by Somdoon Architects

The architectural design for Baan San

the wind was thus developed into a

Kraam, a condominium development in

striking architectural feature. Similar

Phetchaburi, Thailand, was created by

to a fin, it is angled to emphasise the

Somdoon Architects.

view while shielding residents from

The brief was to design a holiday

being overlooked by their neighbours.

home suitable for Thai families and young

Designed in several modules to create

couples as well as a small percentage of

an interesting pattern and variation,

foreign retirees. Strict regulations control

these fins are placed between and

the development’s height and build area,

around the buildings.

according to the distance from the sea. This resulted in each of the 13 buildings

grid to prevent looking straight into each

being limited to 2,000m² in area with a

other and also to create organic shapes

maximum height of 15 metres.

for landscaping. All units feature a full

‘Nautical Inspired’ was the marketing

Somdoon Architects Ltd

All towers are planned on a slanting

perimeter balcony to allow for outdoor

theme initiated by the client for this

living space as well as necessary shading.

project and which led to Somdoon’s

Additionally, curved balconies are placed

inspiration being taken from a sail.

in a different position on every alternate

The shape of the sail when it catches

floor to allow for sunlit alfresco dining.

93/2 Ekkamai Soi 3, Sukhumvit Road, North Klongton, Wattana, Bangkok t: +66 2 390 1699 e: admin@somdoonarchitects.com w: www.somdoonarchitects.com 144 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Thailand

 BEST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Baan San Kraam by Sanitas Studio

Sanitas Studio was commissioned

The landscape design is a simple

in 2011 by Sansiri PLC to devise a

interpretation of the wave typology.

masterplan and landscape design for

Having studied its form in detail, Sanitas

Baan San Kraam, a residential project

has developed it into three dimensional

on Cha-Am beach, Petchaburi, Thailand.

landscape form. This includes wave

Only 10 per cent of its extensive area

seating, stepping stones, rock day beds

borders the beach meaning just two of

and a tree house, while water is the

the 13 buildings have a direct sea view.

landscape’s key element and connects all

The challenge for Sanitas was to provide

zones together.

a landscape design allowing all residents to feel equally close to the beach. Starting with a nautical nostalgia

Residents can experience the different character of each area from their arrival at Lobby Beach and then

theme, Sanitas envisaged the land as

across the water to the Jungle which is

an abstract form of the ocean. It would

surrounded by secluded villages. Local

contain different elements of islands and

coastal plants enhance the natural beauty

seascape such as jungle, villages and a

of the development and its stunning

floating house. Seven clusters of buildings

oceanside concept, while existing

were then created with their own unique

trees have been preserved to provide

seascape character.

welcome shaded areas.

Sanitas Studio Co Ltd 15 Soi Pradipat 17, Phyathai Bangkok, 10400 Thailand t: +662 279 1118 e: sanitas@sanitasstudio.com w: www.sanitasstudio.wordpress.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 145

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Australia

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA Edge by Psaros by Psaros Property Group

Psaros is a Western Australian company

Each unit has access to a large

with 30 years’ experience in property

balcony and contains one or two

development and an in-house team of

bathrooms. The majority have separate

specialists dedicated to handling every

laundries; otherwise laundry facilities

step of the process.

are located within the bathroom. Every

Edge by Psaros is a Perth

apartment has separate storage space

development comprising 96 apartments

located in the basement or ground

over 11 levels. It is one of the first

level. Purchasers have the option to

projects initiated under the City of

choose from three interior colour

Perth’s Density Bonus Scheme, aiming to

schemes, designed to complement the

regenerate the Stirling Precinct.

cosmopolitan feel of the development;

Only 1.2 kilometres from the

these range from the warm and

Swan River and with bus and train

sophisticated through to a more

links within walking distance, Edge is

contemporary, lighter pallet.

designed to transform the former light

Located on the sixth floor is a

industrial precinct into a vibrant urban

swimming pool, featuring a street-side

Psaros

community. The development houses

glass wall. Also on the sixth floor, a

Level 3,

40 one-bedroom apartments and 56

communal kitchen, lounge and garden

Suite 11,

two-bedroom apartments, as well as two

area are designed to provide a sense of

50 Oxford Close,

ground-floor commercial tenancies.

community and bring residents together.

West Leedervile, WA 6007, Australia t: +61 08 6380 3030 e: hello@psaros.com.au w: www.psaros.com.au 146 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Australia

St. Andrews Street St. Andrews Street

North Road Boulevard

 Crisp Street

BEST APARTMENT AUSTRALIA North Road Boulevard by BPM

 Crisp Street

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Collins & Queen

BPM is a boutique developer with

access to balconies offering stunning

projects located in some of Australia’s

views, as well as tranquil terraces and

most prestigious areas.

courtyards.

Designed by award-winning architect

Also boasting high-end appeal is

Rob Mills and highly respected landscape

Crisp Street, Hampton, offering an

designer Jack Merlo, the North Road

opulent living space reflecting the

Boulevard apartments, located in

beach lifestyle. The oceanic-themed

Melbourne’s blue-chip suburb of Brighton,

interior by Mim Design offers a sleek,

exude style and sophistication. Apartment

modern refuge to escape, entertain

14, situated on the North West side of

and unwind, with light-filled spaces and

the top floor of the building, encapsulates

bespoke fittings.

the essence of the development, with its

ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE AUSTRALIA 10 St. Andrews Street by BPM

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AUSTRALIA Collins & Queen by BPM

BPM aimed to mirror the striking

luxury interior, four-metre-high ceilings

architecture of its Collins & Queen

and expansive windows offering views of

development with an equally bold and

Port Phillip Bay.

direct marketing campaign. High-quality,

The St Andrews Street apartments

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT AUSTRALIA Crisp Street by BPM

detailed 3D perspectives offer potential

in Brighton, also designed by Rob Mills

buyers the opportunity to visualise living

and Jack Merlo, boast large bedrooms,

in one of these stylish apartments. The

modern kitchens, easily maintainable

marketing brochure encapsulates the

landscaping and quality fixtures and

community, with photos of local cafés and

fittings. Residents of the 13 units have

streetscapes of the surrounding area.

BPM 332 South Road, Hampton East, VIC 3188 Australia t: +613 9555 9821 f: +613 9555 9824 e: info@bpmcorp.com.au w: www.bpmcorp.com.au Asia Pacific Property Awards 147

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New Zealand

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING NEW ZEALAND Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE NEW ZEALAND Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT NEW ZEALAND Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

Kensington Park is a residential

and terraced homes of one to four

neighbourhood located at Orewa Beach,

bedrooms. Drawing on traditional New

on the east coast of northern New

Zealand timber-framed and plantation

Zealand. Kensington Park is developing

architecture, homes are designed to

a great community as much as

capture the spirit of Pacific Rim outdoor

constructing houses, with a clear vision

culture, making the most of the balmy

for success. While a significant attraction

coastal climate.

is the freehold title structure, buyers

The distinctive Kensington Park

are as much attracted to the easy-care

Clock Tower offers a sense of the project

lifestyle and friendly neighbourhood.

upon arrival, and the seaside theme is

Design concepts ensure safety factors

continued throughout the park, with the

are enhanced. Kensington Park occupies

use of concrete plaster, weatherboards,

40 acres of land.

gables, pitched roofs and pergolas.

Facilities in Kensington Park include

Dormer windows, slatted balustrades

playgrounds, a heated pool, sauna,

and plantation shutters provide further

gymnasium, and a native bush reserve.

character, while oversized balconies and

The nearby Orewa beach is ideal for

courtyards capture the abundant natural

Kensington Park

swimming, fishing or relaxing in the sun.

light. Where possible, garages and car

1 Parkside Drive,

The homes of Kensington Park are a

parks are accessed from rear lanes, giving

Kensington Park,

mix of apartments, freestanding houses

pedestrians priority.

Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand t: +64 9 421 1607 e: marketing@kensingtonpark.co.nz w: www.kensingtonpark.co.nz 148 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

 BEST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Nada Alam by Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd

Senses Park, Nada 4

Nada Green, Nada 4

Symphony Park, Nada 5

Seri Pajam Development is a key

of green cities, this urban design

developer of extensive township

concept produces sustainable urban

landscaping. The company has created

extensions. Its main focus was to create

Nada Alam as a landmark residential

an eco-sanctuary to blend seamlessly

development in the Nilai/Pajam area

with the natural surroundings which

of Negeri Seremban, Malaysia. This

would offer discerning homeowners a

160-acre sanctuary provides discerning

rare opportunity to live in harmony

homeowners with a unique eco-living

with nature.

experience within a tranquil rainforest

Aquatic plants have been introduced

environment. More than 13 acres of

in a pond to encourage breeding and

the development has been marked as

provide birds with another food source.

green zones including the Jungle Walk

Trees and other plants of value to birds

and Wetland which will be bird and

and butterflies have also been relocated

butterfly sanctuaries.

to the parks and along Nada Alam’s Seri Pajam Development’s sustainable

Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd

greenery of the surrounding forest

landscaping gives a very tropical design to

PT9889, Jalan BBN 1/3J,

inspired the development of Nada

the look of the surroundings. Benefiting

Alam. It offered the perfect canvas for

the community, this aesthetic appeal

Seri Pajam’s groundbreaking ‘Green

flows with the development’s external

Living’ concept. Drawing on the principles

architecture and overall appearance.

The site’s undulating terrain and natural river as well as the lush

waterways.

Putra Point, Putra Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia t: +60 06 799 2218 f: +60 06 799 5122 e: marketing@seripajam.com.my w: www.seripajam.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 149

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Bangsar Residence by X Dimension Design

X Dimension Design has been striving

rusted steel panels on the living area’s

to provide its clients with the best

feature wall provide a warm, rustic feel,

tailor-made design solutions since 2005.

complemented by cladded columns and

X Dimension’s brief for a four-storey

a custom-designed cut pile carpet rug.

bungalow in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur,

The chipped wood panels used in the

was to create something out of the

study room create stacks of irregularly

ordinary, while maintaining practicality

angled, open box compartments, acting

and functionality. With the client willing

as unique bookshelves.

to experiment with unconventional types

With a balcony overlooking the

of material, a “modern industrial” theme

ground-floor swimming pool, the master

was chosen as the main concept. Using

bedroom features its own entertainment

a range of raw materials, the design

area – the ideal spot for relaxing after a

offers a sumptuous, subtle interior and

busy day at work. An oversized sofa bed

a luxurious living space without any

is made up of individual blocks of cushion

unnecessary frills.

in seven colours, providing a contrast

Among the metropolitan chic of

from the vast, dark-toned timber floor.

the setting is also an old-world charm,

Bronze-coloured feature panels above

X Dimension Design

with the use of seasoned brown

the king-size bed reflect the overall

135A Jalan Sri Hartamas 2,

nappa leather furnishing. Treated,

design concept of the bungalow’s interior.

Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +60 167 160 880 f: +60 328 573 308 e: xddesign@yahoo.com w: www.xddesign.net 150 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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China

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CHINA Nam Kwong Dragon Bay No.1 by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

Peddle Thorp Architects has been widely

north square connected by a viaduct.

recognized for its residential, hospitality,

The riverside commercial area features

cultural, health care, commercial and

a clubhouse with central courtyard and

retail architectural design.

swimming pool.

For the Nam Kwong Dragon Bay

Peddle Thorp’s plan comprises

No. 1 project, Peddle Thorp’s brief was to

three types of housing. High-rise towers

design a modern Chinese water town-

are placed along the main road, the

style housing development, respecting the

boulevard and the boundary, while

existing natural environment.

townhouses form the community in

The project is located in the Xinkaihe

the centre, and medium-sized garden

area of Luoshe Town, bordered by Wuxi

apartments are arranged to create a

City to the east and Changzhou City to

smooth transition between high-rise and

the west.

low-rise buildings.

The design of Nam Kwong Dragon

Townhouse façades reflect traditional

Bay No. 1 uses the principles of Chinese

Chinese design elements combined with

gardens to create unique, private

modern design principles. Lighter colours

outdoor spaces. The natural rivers in the

used on the upper floors of the garden

area form a continuous water network

houses contrast with bronze-coloured

around the site. A wide promenade

window frames, underlining an upmarket

forms the north-south axis, with the

appearance. High-rise blocks feature

south square as a gateway and the

warm, inviting entrance lounges.

Peddle Thorp Architects (SH) 389 Yongjia Road, Building 3, 200031 Shanghai, China t: +86 21 5465 8901 f: +86 21 5465 5075 e: pta@peddlethorp.com.cn w: www.peddlethorp.com.cn Asia Pacific Property Awards 151

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Hong Kong & China

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR CHINA Palm Springs International Center by GIL art & design consultants

Palm Springs International Center

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR HONG KONG SkyCity Marriott Hotel by GIL art & design consultants

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CHINA North Villa Chaoyang Sunhe by GIL art & design consultants

GIL Art & Design Consultants

SkyCity Marriott Hotel

North Villa Chaoyang Sunhe

GIL is a Hong Kong-based international

and stainless steel mosaics, heat-moulded

firm offering full interior design

glass, mother-of-pearl tiles, leather, silk,

services, including schematic space

hemp and slate. A tasteful artwork and

planning, concept development and

accessories collection provides detail and

design implementation, as well as art

enriches the entire hotel. The main lobby

consultancy and procurement.

features sloping pleats in the ceiling, split

Palm Springs International Centre in Chengdu, China, is one of the firm’s showcase projects. For the lift core, the

in the middle to give the effect of a pair of spread wings. For North Villa Chaoyang Sunhe in

walls feature a striking design based

Beijing, traditional Chinese elements are

on the concept of a sturdy palm tree

combined with a twist of contemporary

trunk shooting up through the floors,

design. Furniture shapes are simplified

culminating in multiple palm trees in the

into purer geometric forms, conforming

top-floor Palm Garden. Light slots built

to the modern aesthetics. Elegant

into the design illuminate the entire wall

artwork and accessories enhance the

to maximise the visual impact.

sense of grandeur. Classic interior finishes

At the SkyCity Marriott Hotel in

like fine timber, marble and hand-painted

Unit 202-205,

Hong Kong, GIL carefully coordinated

wall coverings combine to create a

2/F New Victory House,

a selection of materials, such as bronze

luxurious and graceful living space.

93-103 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong t: +852 2147 2978 f: +852 2147 2798 e: gotomai@gil-id.com w: www.gil-id.com 152 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Indonesia

HIGHLY COMMENDED NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN INDONESIA The Heritage Bintan by PT. Stareast Sejahtera Group

PT. Stareast Sejahtera Group’s Heritage

The façade of the Heritage Bintan

Bintan hotel development covers 16,369

features V-shaped corners, wood

square metres of land at the heart of

accents, and planter boxes on each

Lagoi Bay, a prime tropical beach area in

floor. The tallest building in the vicinity,

Bintan Resorts on the northern coast of

the hotel offers a 120-degree view of

Bintan Island, Indonesia.

the ocean. The lobby provides a warm

The six-storey hotel comprises three

welcome, spanning an impressive 50

separate blocks, each designed with a

metres in width and featuring an eight-

specific target segment in mind. The Hotel

metre-high ceiling.

Block has 130 rooms (110 Deluxe and

The nearby Lagoi Beach boasts

20 Junior) aimed at the normal travelling

several kilometres of natural white

guest. Catering for the dedicated high-

sand and green landscaping. The highly

end traveller, the Suites Block has 39

anticipated development of Bintan

rooms (nine Superior, 24 Suites and six

Market Place will offer a range of retail

Executive) with majestic views of Lagoi

shops as well as food and beverage

Lake. The Serviced Residences Block

outlets, and plans for the Plaza Lagoi

is for long-stay travellers, families and

include a food court, pedestrian

expatriates, with 14 Business Suites, 29

walkways, lush landscaping and cascading

Grand Suites and six Family Suites.

water features.

PT. Stareast Sejahtera Group Jl. Multatuli No8A, Medan 20151, North Sumatera, Indonesia t: +62 61 456 3011 f: +62 61 456 2822 e: edwinng@stareast.co.id w: www.theheritagebintan.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 153

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Thailand

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT THAILAND Villa Soong at Mandalay Beach Villas by Mandalay Samui Developments

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAILAND Mandalay Beach Villas by Mandalay Samui Developments

Formed in 2007, Koh Samui-based

space between private and open areas,

Mandalay Samui Developments focuses

with visitors entering via the rear of

on full-service, luxury real estate

the building. Villas feature smart home

developments in contemporary modern

technology enabling all operations

design. Energy efficiency, sustainability

including lighting, the movement of

and eco-friendly measures are

shutters, video surveillance cameras,

important factors throughout all the

multi room sound system and air

company’s projects.

conditioning to be activated remotely

Mandalay Samui’s aim for Mandalay Beach Villas in Koh Samui was to create

via iPhone/iPad. At the heart of each villa is the

an unforgettable tropical experience. The

spacious, open-plan living area where the

development comprises seven pool villas

kitchen, dining room and lounge form

in a secure, gated estate facing Laem Noi

an integrated space for entertaining and

Beach and backed by palms. Plots range

relaxing. The three bedrooms feature

Mandalay Samui Developments

from 800 to 1,600m² and each villa has

en suite dual bathrooms, balconies and

its own private courtyard, between 350

full-height windows maximising the view.

1/35 Moo 6,

and 500m² of living space and 17 metres

Interiors are modern and stylish and

Bophut,

of beach frontage.

include top quality fixtures and fittings

Koh Samui,

The design concept focuses on

Suratthani,

establishing open-air spaces in a relaxing

AXOR Urquiola bathroom fittings and

Thailand 84320

habitat. Plot-front ponds create extra

Bose sound systems.

such as Küppersbusch kitchen appliances,

t: +66 85 797 0477 t: +66 77 484 970 f: +66 77 484 971 e: mandalaysamui@mac.com w: www.mandalaysamui.com 154 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Singapore

 BEST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE ESPA by O2X Studio Pte. Ltd

O2X Studio Pte Ltd provides

Jacuzzi, private and community

professional services in landscape

courtyards, outdoor terrace, barbecue

architecture, striving to bring out the

area, gym and jogging track.

uniqueness of each site’s character

Seat walls are incorporated at the

to create a more harmonious living

main entrance, allowing residents to

environment.

rest while waiting at the drop-off area.

For the ESPA project, O2X Studio

Lush tropical planting is used along the

was required to provide a simple and

length of the development to provide

relaxing residential space within a quiet

privacy for residents and screen the

neighbourhood.

future MRT station. While the long and

The concept of “tropical Zen” was

narrow lap pool exudes a cool, calm

used – “tropical” for the boundaries

environment, the bamboos fronting the

and “Zen” for the residential area.

residents’ private enclosed space project

Simple forms and colours complement

a Zen image, as do the rectangular water

contemporary architecture in an elegant

troughs at the children’s pool. The water

and relaxed environment. The relatively

courtyard provides a place for quiet

narrow strip of land for the development

contemplation, with avenues of black

was used to maximum effect, with

granite cubes overflowing with water

landscape facilities such as a 30-metre

onto alternating strips of black and

lap pool, children’s pool and playground,

white pebbles.

O2X Studio Pte Ltd 101 Upper Cross Street, 04-35 People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357 t: +65 6220 1152 f: +65 6220 1852 e: o2x@o2xstudio.com w: www.o2xstudio.com Asia Pacific Property Awards 155

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Malaysia

 BEST APARTMENT MALAYSIA Centrina @Central Residence, Suria Sg Besi by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Centrina @Central Residence, Suria Sg Besi by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Yuk Tung’s development of The Centrina

International Airport via high-speed rail

is the final phases in the Central

while it also runs all the way north to

Residence master development, sitting

Bangkok, Thailand and heading southwards

on the fringe of Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant

conversely, the international destination

Golden Triangle.

is Singapore.

The project served via the Sungai

The multi-residential high-rise has

Besi Expressway that runs right into the

the lowest occupancy density of 168

heart of Kuala Lumpur city, and also a

units, offering a private and quiet lifestyle.

comprehensive network of freeways that

It suits all the requirements of the Green

connect to it from the south, east and

Building Index. The roof-top garden

western corridors of greater Klang Valley.

offers residents the opportunity to

The enviable highrise apartment is also

relax among ornamental plants, and the

further serviced via a dedicated shuttle

amenities on the level-six recreational

bus line installed by the developer to

floor include a swimming pool, music

ferry residents and visitors to and from

room and amphitheatre.

HR Group Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd

a nearby mass transit hub – Terminal Bersepadu Selatan(TBS) which connects

enjoy the SOHO tower’s commercial

19th Floor,

to the local intercity via a Light Rail Transit

zone, comprising shop offices over three

Plaza See Hoy Chan,

line, trains and to the Kuala Lumpur

levels of retail space.

Residents of The Centrina can also

Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2053 1988 f: +603 2026 8898 e: property@yuktung.com.my w: www.yuktung.com.my 156 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA M City by Mah Sing Group Berhad

Mah Sing Group Berhad is one of

The development comprises three

Malaysia’s leading developers, at the

blocks – two residential suite blocks

forefront of building quality homes and

and one SOHO (Shop Office Home

prime commercial projects in strategic

Office) block – built on a three-storey

locations.

podium housing boutique retail outlets

Mah Sing Group’s M City project

and a supermarket. There are eight

is situated in close proximity to both

types of residential suites available,

natural and manmade attractions;

including studios, one-, two- and

although located in Kuala Lumpur’s city

three-bedroom one-floor suites, three-

centre and just five kilometres from the

bedroom duplexes, and “Sky Villas”

Petronas Towers, a lake and mountain

designed around a “bungalow-in-the-

range forms a pleasant backdrop to

sky” concept.

the development. M City aims to provide a sophisticated

Facilities for residents include the four-level Altitude Sky Club equipped

environment surrounded by the comforts

with a modern gym, ladies gym, squash

of nature, breaking free from the cold

courts, Jacuzzi and SkyPool, sauna, Yoga

rigidity of cosmopolitan life. The project

room, modern crèche and surau. For

uses a village theme, with the Hanging

businesses at the retail lots, high-speed

Gardens of Babylon used as a design

broadband facilities are provided, along

concept for the multi-tiered gardens

with conference room equipped for

grown on terraces at different levels.

teleconferencing.

Mah Sing Group Berhad Wisma Mah Sing, Penthouse Suite 1, No. 163, Jalan Sungei Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 9221 8888 f: +603 9222 1288 e: crm@mahsing.com.my w: www.mahsing.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 157

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Hong Kong

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE HONG KONG No.56 Repulse Bay Road by Home Revolt Limited

Established in 2010, Home Revolt is

and application of materials. The

an interior design firm based in Hong

lighting fixtures have been carefully

Kong specializing in luxurious residential

chosen to complement the design and

project management from the initial

create a calm and relaxed environment.

concept to final completion.

An exciting asymmetrical art wall and

The company was commissioned to create the interior design concept for

to the collage of colours and work

a duplex in one of Hong Kong’s most

perfectly with the open, airy living spaces.

prestigious areas, facing the luxurious

The inclusion of custom-made wall

Repulse Bay Beach and South China Sea.

finishes in collaboration with a local

The owner’s vision for the residence was

artist give an extraordinary focus to

a refined yet casual style – a place to

entertain the eye.

enjoy the spectacular view and where

Home Revolt Limited

hand woven rugs all add special touches

The owner also requested that the

Eastern and Western influences merge

interior design reflected the exterior

harmoniously with both modern and

environment as much as possible.

classic design elements.

Therefore, Home Revolt incorporated

Maximising functionality without

a blue and white colour palette with

Flat C,

compromising on imagination, the

an abundance of natural lighting and

11/F, Wing Tat Commercial Building,

concept is based on simplicity of lines,

made the panoramic sea view a

Nos 121-125 Wing Lok Street,

balance in colours, volume and texture

prominent feature.

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong t: +852 3568 1410 f: +852 3568 1430 e: admin@homerevolt.com w: www.homerevolt.com 158 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Pakistan

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PAKISTAN ecommunity Housing Sheikhupura by Pebbles (Private) Limited

Pebbles, a sustainable real estate development company in Pakistan, is part of the reputable Dawood Hercules Corporation and specializes in sustainable, green building construction and design. The company’s award-winning project ecommunity Housing Sheikhupura is the first ever residential community in Pakistan which has been developed employing green building practices and deploying alternative energy resources. ecommunity’s design criteria reserves 40 per cent of the project for residential use, 14 per cent for green areas such as parks and gardens and a significant 35 per cent for wide and spacious roads including avenues with tree lined walkways. It also features carefully crafted commercial areas and community centres to cater for contemporary communal needs and

aspirations. Extensive amenities include floodlight sports complex, mosque, post office, school and medical clinic . Pakistan’s first environmentally friendly housing community aims to provide its residents with a state-of-theart gated community. By planting 36,000 plants and trees, the development will feature a 69 per cent green canopy while the properties themselves feature green roofs and solar panels. Four types of residential options are offered of varying sizes and styles to ensure a varied community aspect. Specific design preferences are also available within each unit type to suit buyers’ individual requirements. By considering the health and well-being of the residents alongside the longterm sustainability of the environment, Pebbles has created an outstanding and aptly named ecommunity.

Pebbles (Pvt) Ltd Head Office 35 A Empress Road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan Sales Office 8-Km Main Sheikhupura – Lahore Road, Sheikhupura, Pakistan t: +92 42 111 550 111 f: +92 42 3636 0343 w: www.pebbles.com.pk w: www.ecommunity.pk Asia Pacific Property Awards 159

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Thailand

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND 137 Pillars House by P Landscape Co., Ltd.

P Landscape, based in Bangkok, Thailand,

permeation through gravel beds. With

specialises in high-end resort, hotel, and

the main structure housing the gallery,

residential projects in the Southeast

library, bar and main dining areas, six

Asian region and internationally.

blocks of guest rooms were added, as

Located on a historic two-acre site

well as the main reception, spa facility

once owned by the British East Borneo

and swimming pool. Special attention

Company, 137 Pillars House (formerly

was given to the preservation of the

Borneo House) is a 30-suite boutique

architectural details of the original teak

hotel property situated on the banks of

structure, which were then reused in

Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping River in Northern

various landscape elements such as gates,

Thailand. P Landscape’s concept for the

columns and railings.

project took inspiration from the site’s cultural and architectural heritage. Due to neglect and frequent flooding,

A large, landscaped lawn with terraced steps was used to join the original and raised levels, forming a

the structural base of the site’s original

central open space reminiscent of the

P Landscape

teak house had started to disintegrate.

region’s traditional village layouts. The

59/3 Soi Sukhumvit 39,

Therefore, the house was raised on

mature trees throughout the site – more

Sukhumvit Road,

stilts, clearing the area underneath

than 100 years old – were preserved and

Klongton Nua,

for ventilation and allowing for water

their roots protected.

Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand t: +662 261 3700-9 f: +662 258 3588 e: info@plandscape.com w: www.plandscape.com 160 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA Tiara Residences by Engtex Group Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Tiara Residences by Engtex Group Berhad

Engtex Properties was established in

offering a pleasant view of the sky

2007 as a valuable addition to the ever-

at night.

growing business portfolio of the Engtex

Living spaces are well-defined for

Group. The company has developed

exceptional standards of luxury and

the award-winning Tiara Residences in

quality. The living room features a bar

Kuala Lumpur, boasting a picturesque

area overlooking an impressive infinity

180-degree view of the city’s skyline.

pool and beyond across Kuala Lumpur.

Creating a balanced compromise

An open leisure deck, games room and

between nature and a contemporary

guest room are all located on this level.

development, the gated and guarded

Spiral stairs link the double volume

community provides a modern lifestyle

height master bedroom to the study loft

within lush green surroundings. The

above. A full height fixed glass window

project consists of 46 residential units

is positioned just behind the staircase

in two different types, each arranged

to enable the owners to observe every

over five levels and with five bedrooms

level from the top of the house down to

and bathrooms. Skylights and voids have

the very lowest floors. Equipped with the

been innovatively positioned to ensure

latest state-of-the-art security systems

each property has plenty of natural

linked to the guardhouse, each property

daylight through its interior as well as

is designed to be a private sanctuary.

Engtex Properties Sdn Bhd No 2, Level 10, Wisma Menjalara, Jalan 7a/62a Bandar, Manjarlara, Kuala Lumpur 52200 t: +603 6277 2288 e: enquiry@engtex.com.my w: www.engtex.com.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 161

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Thailand

BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Company Limited

Central Plaza Chiang Rai

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Company Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Via 31 Condominium by Shma Company Limited

Via 31 Condominium

Via 31 Condominium

Shma is a Thai landscape architectural

metres available for festivals, markets,

firm with experience in numerous

artistic exhibitions, leisure and various

domestic and international projects

community activities.

ranging in type and scale. For the Central Plaza Chiang

Shma’s brief for the Via 31 project was to create high-quality landscaping

Rai project, Shma designed an urban

within a small area for a high-end

plaza accommodating retail activities

Bangkok condominium. The design

and providing an enhanced shopping

provides an ideal space for the young,

experience. The area represents an

urban dweller to enjoy tranquillity and

“urban cultural park” for the mall’s visitors

privacy. Shma’s design concept was to

and the general public to enjoy. The

blend the indoor and outdoor areas.

design embraces native culture, ecology

This is exemplified by the extension

and the identity of Chiang Rai through

of the interior floors to the outside.

a unique space that encapsulates the

Stainless tubular fencing visually connects

mountainous scenery and uses various

residents to their neighbourhood while

Shma Company Limited

landscape components such as long,

still offering privacy. Illumination tubes are

93/2 Ekkamai 3,

curved seating and steps, paving patterns,

scattered around the front yard, while

Sukhumvit 63,

strip lighting, planting and water features.

granite water features, sandwash planters

Klongton Nuer,

At the centre of the landscape area is

and Thai timber decking add to the

Vadhana,

the “event plaza”, with 1,500 square

modern aesthetics.

Bangkok, Thailand 10110 t: +66 2 390 1977 f: +66 2 390 1974 e: admin@shmadesigns.com w: www.shmadesigns.com 162 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Thailand

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND The Siam Cement Group Administration + Training Centre by Space Architects Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2003, Space Architects

through a vocabulary of glass, steel, fabric

is a design studio with a portfolio

and concrete. Key elements of landscape

ranging from sports arenas, buildings

continue the composition.

for industry, transport and commerce

Independent buildings and

to luxury hotels, resorts and bespoke

architectural landscape gather at a

private houses.

central lake. The open air double-storey

For the Siam Cement Group

canteen pavilion features a large sunken

Administration and Training Centre in

terrace at a lower level to the lake,

Rayong, Thailand, the client required

allowing water to cascade over terrace

accommodation for 100 permanent staff

walls. Water movement and evaporative

with training facilities for 1,000 employees.

cooling enhance comfort at this locus.

The brief, totalling 6,640m², included

Climate-conscious and energy-saving,

offices, a large multipurpose/recreation

natural ventilation is a design priority:

hall, a gym, a small theatre and a canteen.

walkways, pre-function/ exhibition spaces

The client’s request for a modern

and the multifunction hall of the main

and landmark building, along with the

office, training and recreation building

facetted geometry of their logo, inspired

are open to the air, and generous fabric

the interplay of angular, planar surfaces.

structures provide shade to the entrance

This theme was carried through plans,

walkway, upper and lower decks and

elevations and form and is expressed

canteen terrace.

Space Architects Company Limited SPC Building, 1 Soi Cham Chan, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok 10110, Thailand t: +66 2381 7223 f: +66 2714 8649 e: space@spacearchitects.co.th w: www.spacearchitects.co.th Asia Pacific Property Awards 163

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India

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT INDIA Tower of ARC by The Arora Group

Arora Group is India’s first established

practical, well-planned and cost effective

Real Estate conglomerate and has led the

manner. The project delivers operational

sectors of RE consulting, development

and maintenance benefits and provides

and hospitality for over six decades.

an excellent workspace with minimal

The group’s development division,

environmental impact.

Arora Constructions or ARC, aims to achieve property developments that are

optimised to enhance the user’s

functionally excellent, architecturally

environment. Interior spaces offer a floor-

significant and well ahead of their time.

to-ceiling height of over 13 feet, resulting

Tower of ARC in Gurgaon, India

The Arora Group 302B – 303, Third Floor

Every square foot has been

in clear headroom of at least 10.5 feet.

is a prime example of the company’s

Column arrangement forms an even

attention to every finest detail. This LEED

grid, thereby increasing floor efficiency

GOLD compliant project is located in

and simplifying space planning. This was

the highly desirable and well-connected

achieved via various test fit outs and

location on National Highway - 8, which

core arrangements from the user’s point

connects the super cities of NCR,

of view.

Rajasthan, Gujarat and Mumbai. The builder has achieved a high

The fact that the project is ready for fit outs within fourteen months of

World Trade Centre

quality IT office building by applying

inception is a testament to the builder’s

Babar Road, Connaught Place

sustainable development principles in a

commitment to excellence.

New Delhi – 1100 01 India t: +91 11 4300 4300 f: +91 11 2341 2890 e: info@thearoragroup.in w: www.thearoragroup.in 164 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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Malaysia

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Bukit Damansara Public Library by I & P Group Sdn. Berhad

Bukit Damansara Public Library

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Alam Impian Park

Alam Impian Park

I&P Group is one of Malysia’s leading

classic British-influenced buildings in the

property developers, backed by

exclusive locale of Klang Valley.

an illustrious history of property

Alam Impian Central Park called

development since the late 1950s.

for a landscape design that would

As part of its Corporate Social

provide an attractive meeting place and

Responsibility (CSR) programme, I&P

centre of activity for residents from the

has built an impressive public library in

development’s various neighbourhoods.

Bukit Damansara.

I&P has incorporated a number of

Bukit Damansara Public Library

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Alam Impian Park by I & P Group Sdn. Berhad

structures within the park to act as

was built at a cost of RM6.2 million on

decorative elements and also contribute

17,000 square feet of prime land. The

to the wellbeing of users. These include

double-storey building contains more

a playground, reflexology paths, rock

than 9,500 books and is equipped with

climbing walls, benches, a graffiti and

disabled parking, ramps and lifts to enable

poem wall, figurines, gazebos and

easy access for all. It was constructed

pergolas. Ultimately, I&P has turned the

using green-conscious technologies to

park’s site-specific qualities such as its

minimize energy usage without sacrificing

large lake and undulating terrain into a

comfort. Designed with high ceilings and

conducive space for families to spend

windows and an open, generous seating

time together, have fun and stimulate

layout, its architecture blends in with the

their creative expression.

I&P Group Sdn Berhad 24-31 Jalan Setiawangsa 8, Taman Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur 54200, Malaysia t: +603 4259 7600 e: marketing@inp.my w: www.inp.my Asia Pacific Property Awards 165

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Malaysia

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd DA Land is an integrated lifestyle

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd

The TWO’s design concept is entirely

developer with a dynamic, experienced

modern and contemporary. The main

team. Its visionary new development,

building is sleek with clean cut edges

The TWO, is a three-in-one Theme

and iconic architecture, completely

Park Resort, Wholesale City and Outlet

devoid of any decorative trimmings

Mall. It is located in Bandar Rawang

or ornamentation. There is a strong

– Northern Klang Valley, along the

emphasis placed on connecting indoor

North-South Expressway, Rawang Exit

and outdoor spaces and so the eco-

116, which is approximately 15 minutes’

inspired outdoor theme park serves to

drive from Kuala Lumpur. This is no

bind the main buildings together, acting

ordinary mall but rather a destination

as a climatic buffer to the adjacent

mall where each component thrives on

alfresco cafes and shops. Inside the mall,

the synergy of the others.

various themed retail spaces coalesce

This vibrant tourist hub will provide

with adventures of the theme park. The

a place where all the lifestyle elements of

TWO is set to be an iconic destination

retail, entertainment and adventure create

megamall for a unique and unforgettable

a fusion of experience. The Retail Mall

shopping experience.

D A Land Sdn Bhd

will be fused with an International Indoor

Plaza Pelangi Astana,

Theme Park adjoined to an Outdoor

its flagship project, LakeClub Parkhome,

PJU6 Persiarian Surian,

Water Theme Park, spread over nine acres

an exclusive resort home development

Petaling Jaya,

of which the total floor space spans over 1

in Rawang – the northern gateway to

Selangor Darul Ehsan,

million sq.ft.

Klang Valley.

DA Land has also recently launched

Malaysia, 47800 t: +603 7722 3233 e: derek.chew@daland.com.my w: www.daland.com.my 166 Asia Pacific Property Awards

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India

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE INDIA Swastik by Space Matrix Architects & Planners Client: Mantri Developers

Mantri Developers is committed to

space of 650,000 square feet, a metro

developing ecologically sustainable

station and parking for 1,800 plus cars, all

projects, with a strong emphasis

within a five acre plot. Currently under

on environmental management and

construction, this sustainable project is

safety standards. The company is

aiming for LEED Gold Rating in both its

also in the forefront of using cutting-

residential and commercial spaces. The

edge technological innovations to

team is also creating a vast,19-storey high

complement the state-of-the-art

vertical green wall on the office building.

architecture of its projects.

This will soften the view for residents

Space Matrix Architects and Planners was commissioned by Mantri to create the architectural design for

in the facing apartments who will be deprived of a city vista. The project’s architectural mix aims

Swastik, a mixed-use development

to create an active public space to be

complete with its own metro station

used by all age groups. Even though it

in Bangalore, India. The brief was for

is a vertical community, the building is

the development to cater to a varied

designed to respond and relate back to

user group with the challenge being to

the surrounding urban fabric. Ultimately,

segregate them effectively.

Swastik’s towers are envisioned to

Swastik will comprise of a 208 unit residential tower, commercial/office

become an iconic representation of a contemporary gateway to Malleshwaram.

Mantri Developers Pvt Ltd Mantri House, 41, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560 001, India t: +91 80 4130 0000 e: homes@mantri.in w: www.mantri.in Asia Pacific Property Awards 167

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Asia Pacific Property Award Winners 2014-2015 Australia

Azerbaijan

Apartment

Public Service Interior

 North Road Boulevard by BPM

Highly Commended

Educational & Rehabilitation Center For Children With Down Syndrome by M Studio LLC

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

10 St. Andrews Street by BPM

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Spectrum by Kavellaris Urban Design

Highly Commended

Happy Smile Dental Clinic by Edem Art & Design

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Breust Residence by JUO

Brunei

Commercial High-rise Development

Residential Development

 171 Collins Street Melbourne

Highly Commended

Lot 41088, Sg.Tilong by Minsan D’Con Sdn Bhd

by Charter Hall and Cbus Property Development Marketing  Skye by Crown Group Highly Commended

Collins & Queen by BPM

China Apartment Highly Commended

 Crisp Street by BPM Highly Commended

Stewart Apartment, Point Piper by Lexis Design

One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Interior Design Apartment

Architecture Multiple Residence  Nam Kwong Dragon Bay No.1 by Peddle Thorp Architects (SH)

Interior Design Private Residence  Katz Residence by Sonja McAuliffe

Highly Commended

Beijing Jinmao Palace by WSP ARCHITECTS

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

One Shenzhen Bay

 Featherbrook Estate, Point Cook by Central Equity Ltd Office Development

by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Commercial High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

171 Collins Street Melbourne by Charter Hall and Cbus Property

 Bravo Tower, Pazhou by Architect: Aedas / Client: Bravo Group

Highly Commended

Brookfield Place Perth by Brookfield

Highly Commended

Pearl River Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Office Interior

Highly Commended

Xiamen Financial Centre by Gravity Partnership Ltd.

 BHP Billiton Global Head Office by Geyer Pty Ltd

Golf Development

Property Consultancy

 Mission Hills In Residence by Mission Hills China

 CBRE

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

JLL

 Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao by Architect: Aedas / Client: Kingboard Chemical Holdings

Property Consultancy Website  www.savills.com.au by Savills Australia

Highly Commended

Boao Spa & Wellness Hotel by Swan & Maclaren

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

Sheraton Wenling Hotel by Woods Bagot

 The Wing House by Unique Estates Australia

Hotel Interior

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 BHR Estate Agents | Sydney

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Unique Estates Australia

EAST Hotel, Beijing by Benoy Ltd

 House 58 Xiang Mi Hu by Lime Design Limited

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

house without a garden by KON design

 Mandalay by Unique Estates Australia

Highly Commended

North Villa Chaoyang Sunhe by GIL art & design consultants

Real Estate Agency Website

Interior Design Show Home

 www.uniqueestates.com.au by Unique Estates Australia

 One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Residential Development  Top Ryde City Living by Crown Group Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Crland Fuzhou Oak Bay Show Flat

Highly Commended

Taiyuan Apartment Interior Design by Sure Architecture Ltd

by Flora Lau Designers Limited

Edge by Psaros by Psaros Property Group

Residential High-rise Development  Infinity Brisbane by Meriton Group

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

Southbank Grand by Central Equity Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

The Icon by Pace Development Group Pty Ltd

Leisure Development

Retail Architecture

 Mission Hills Spa & Volcanic Mineral Springs by Mission Hills China

 Highpoint Shopping Centre by Grimshaw Architects Pty Ltd Retail Development  Highpoint by The GPT Group

No.10 Art Gallery by Gravity Partnership Ltd.

Highly Commended

Hybrid Arts Creative Complex by New World Development Company Limited & K11 Concepts Limited

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China (cont.)

China (cont.)

Leisure Interior

Residential Landscape Architecture

 The Library, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Highly Commended

by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Highly Commended

Highly Commended

One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Nanchang Insun International Cinema

Retail Architecture

by One Plus Partnership Limited

 Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

Tianjin Insun Lotte Cinema by One Plus Partnership Limited

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

Dowell 1891 Nanbin Road Chongqing by Woods Bagot

 Chengdu International Commerce Centre

Highly Commended

Shanghai K2 Xinhua Lu by Architect: Aedas / Client: K2 Real Estate

by Gravity Partnership Ltd. Highly Commended

Retail Development

Hengqin International Financial Center

 Galleria Dalian by Kardan Land

by Architect: Aedas / Client: Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business

Highly Commended

Beijing K11 Art Mall by New World Development

Highly Commended

Shenyang K11 Art Mall by New World Development

District Development Holdings Co., Ltd. Highly Commended

L’Avenue Shanghai by Prime Architect: Leigh & Orange Ltd,

Company Limited & K11 Concepts Limited

Concept Architect: Jun Aoki & Associates

Company Limited & K11 Concepts Limited

Mixed-use Development

Retail Interior

 Europark by Kardan Land

 The Levade, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Highly Commended

by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Highly Commended

by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

One Shenzhen Bay Highly Commended

Global Harbor, Shanghai

Highly Commended

Parc Central by Andy Tong Interiors Ltd.

by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd

River Heights by River Heights Investment Management Group

Office Architecture  C&D International Tower by Gravity Partnership Ltd. Highly Commended

One Shenzhen Bay by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Office Development Highly Commended

Hong Kong Apartment Highly Commended

by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Office Interior

Double Cove by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd, and Peterson Group

One Shenzhen Bay

Architecture Single Residence  Private Residence, Sai Kung, Hong Kong by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

 Bicaway by Square Foot International Highly Commended

Fuji Xerox Shanghai Showroom Project by PMC Associates Limited

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

Palm Springs International Center by GIL art & design consultants

Highly Commended

Nan Fung Tower by Nan Fung Group

Property Consultancy

Hotel Architecture

 JLL

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

CBRE China

Highly Commended

SAVILLS CHINA

The Mercer @ Mercer Street, Sheung Wan by BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

Hotel Interior SkyCity Marriott Hotel by GIL art & design consultants

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

 Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Beijiao Cultural Centre by Gravity Partnership Ltd.

 Tregunter by SamsonWong Design Group Ltd

Highly Commended

Suzhou High New District Planning Exhibition Hall by BDP

Highly Commended

Duplex, 39 Conduit Road by AB Concept

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

The Harbourside by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

 Poly Sunshine City Sales Office by Flora Lau Designers Limited

Interior Design Private Residence

Chengdu Eastern Music Park Performing Artcenter

 Palm Springs - strikingly simple by Studio 93

by CSD Architectural & Decoration Design Co.,Ltd

Highly Commended

Manhattan Hill by Primocasa Interiors Limited

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

No.56 Repulse Bay Road by Home Revolt Limited

 SAVILLS CHINA

Interior Design Show Home

Residential Development

 yoo Residence by yoo

 Europark by Kardan Land

Highly Commended

De Yucca House 15 by PTang Studio Ltd

Highly Commended

The Coronation by Primocasa Interiors Limited

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Viceroy Mansion by San Sheng Real Estate Group

Residential High-rise Architecture

Leisure Interior

One Shenzhen Bay

 AE Private Club by Primocasa Interiors Limited

by Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Highly Commended

Cine Times by One Plus Partnership Limited

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

De Yucca Club House by PTang Studio Ltd

 Riverfront.CapitaLand Hangzhou

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

by Surbana (Shanghai) Consultants Ltd. Developer:

Highly Commended

CapitaLand Xinye (Hangzhou) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Hengli Victoria Project by Hengli Real Estate (Dalian) Co., Ltd

 Green Code by Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings)

Highly Commended

River Heights by River Heights Investment Management Group, Designers: People’s Architecture Office

Savills Hong Kong

Company Limited and Henderson Land Group Highly Commended

Nina Tower by Chinachem Group

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Hong Kong (cont.)

India (cont.)

Office Architecture

Golf Development

 The Forum by Architect: Aedas / Client: Hongkong Land

 Kensville Golf & Country Club by Savvy Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Office Development

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

ATS Golf Meadows by ATS Infrastructure Ltd.

14 – 30 King Wah Road

Industrial Development

by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

Highly Commended

Office Interior  Senior Citizen Home Safety Association Headquarters

Cessna Business Park by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Interior Design Apartment  One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

A Professional Services Company by YO Design Limited

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

One Plus Partnership Limited Office

Highly Commended

by One Plus Partnership Limited

Interior Design Show Home

Devrishi by The Orange Lane Chaand Bagh by Raseel Gujral Designs

Property Consultancy

 Mana Seldon by Mana Projects Pvt. Ltd.

 JLL HK

Highly Commended

Prestige Ferns Residency - Show Home

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

Prestige Oasis - Show Villa by Morph Design Company

 Peak Performance Physiotherapy Clinic

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

by Morph Design Company

CBRE Hong Kong

by Melanie Molenaar International Ltd Real Estate Agency

 Sahara QUEST Club by Woods Bagot Leisure Development

Highly Commended

Jade Land Properties (HK) Limited

Highly Commended

Reflection by Olympia Merlin Developers

Highly Commended

Savills Hong Kong

Highly Commended

The MYST by Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Residential High-rise Architecture

Leisure Interior

 39 Conduit Road

Highly Commended

Jimmy Hu by The Orange Lane

by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

Gramercy by Architect: Aedas / Client: Phoenix Property Investors

 Swastik by Space Matrix Architects & Planners;

Highly Commended

Mongkok Residence by Architect: Aedas / Client: Bank of East Asia, Limited

Residential High-rise Development

Client: Mantri Developers Mixed-use Development  ONE World – Chennai by Artha Group

Highly Commended

11 Davis Street by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

Highly Commended

Business Bay by Panchshil Realty

Highly Commended

The Hemispheres by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd

Highly Commended

PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

Retail Interior  BRUNEBLONDE by One Space

Office Development  Built-to-Suit Campus for Cummins by Panchshil Realty

Highly Commended

CANICA by Ample DESIGN

Highly Commended

Sky Vista by Lunkad Realty

Highly Commended

PCCW-HKT Signature Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

Highly Commended

Tower of ARC by The Arora Group

Office Interior India

 Maple Group Corporate Office by Maple Shelters Pvt Ltd

Apartment

Property Consultancy

 Windchants by Experion Developers Pvt Ltd

 Jones Lang LaSalle

Highly Commended

Manhattan by INC Developers & Amar Builders

Highly Commended

CBRE India

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Highly Commended

Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt. Ltd.

Architecture Multiple Residence

Property Consultancy Marketing

 The Sails Hindustan Mills by Woods Bagot

 Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions

Highly Commended

Windchants by Experion Developers Pvt Ltd

Property Single Unit  Olympia Panache by Olympia Group Lord City Sonarpur by Lord Group

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 Mr.Shamsudeen’s Residence by Inventarchitects, Chennai

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Chaand Bagh by Raseel Gujral Designs

Highly Commended

The Pyramid Valley International by Bharathi Prem Associates

Commercial High-rise Development

Real Estate Agency

 PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd.

 Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

Shapath V by Savvy Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Residential Development

Developer Website

 Prasadam by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd / Ahuja Constructions

 www.habitatventures.com by Habitat Ventures

Highly Commended

Prestige Silver Oak by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Highly Commended

www.ahujagroup.com by Ahuja Constructions

Highly Commended

S.I.S Marakesh by South India Shelters Pvt Ltd

Highly Commended

www.panchshil.com by Panchshil Realty

Residential High-rise Architecture

Development Marketing

 Amanora Gateway Towers by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd / City Corporation Limited

 Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions Highly Commended

Habitat Crest by Habitat Ventures

Highly Commended

Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions

Highly Commended

Prestige Royale Gardens by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

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India (cont.)

Indonesia (cont.)

Residential High-rise Development

Retail Architecture

 HBS View 360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Highly Commended

The Park Solo by PTI Architects & Tri Star Land

Highly Commended

Michael Schumacher World Tower by Homestead Infrastructure Development Pvt Ltd

Festival Citylink by PT. Brilliant Sakti Persada

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Highly Commended

Grand Metropolitan Mall by PT. Metropolitan Land Tbk.

Highly Commended

Lotte Shopping Avenue, Ciputra World 1 Jakarta

Residential Landscape Architecture

Retail Development

 One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd Highly Commended

Mana Jardin by Mana Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

by PT Ciputra Property, Tbk Retail Interior  Bakerzin by JP Concept Pte Ltd

 HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended

Navin Minar by Raheja Developers

Highly Commended

One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Japan Architecture Single Residence I-House “House of Horizon” by Architect Show Co.,Ltd.

Retirement Development

Highly Commended

 Anandam – Bahri Beautiful Country

Hotel Interior

by Bahri Estates Private Limited

 The St. Regis Osaka by GA Design

Highly Commended

Ashiana Utsav Lavasa by Ashiana Housing Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Riva Residences by Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Interior Design Private Residence

The Safe Home Award HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. HBS View 360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Palace Hotel Tokyo by GA Design

 Hakuba Mountain Lodge, Nagano, Japan by Design Intervention id Property Consultancy  Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended

CBRE Japan

Indonesia

Property Single Unit

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

 Aqua Nusa by Espace Concept

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Montigo Residences by Eco-id Architects

The Vale Niseko Penthouse by NISADE

 Hankyu Umeda Flagship Department Store by Garde Co., Ltd.

Hotel Architecture  Alila Seminyak by PT Anaamaya Mitra Selaras Highly Commended

Double Six by Espace Concept

Hotel Interior Highly Commended

Office Development Highly Commended

Al Farabi Financial Hub by AltoPartners

Pullman Central Park Jakarta by MIAJA Design Group Pte. Ltd.

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Kazakhstan

Macau

Medan Center Point

Leisure Architecture

by PTI Architects & PT Arga Citra Kharisma

Highly Commended

Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

Mixed-use Development  Ciputra World 1 Jakarta by PT Ciputra Property, Tbk

Residential High-rise Architecture

New Hotel Construction & Design

Highly Commended

 Alila Seminyak by PT Anaamaya Mitra Selaras Highly Commended

The Heritage Bintan by PT. Stareast Sejahtera Group

New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended

One Oasis by Client: Concordia Investment Properties Ltd; Architect: Archiplus International Ltd

Residential High-rise Development  One Oasis by Concordia Investment Properties Ltd

Resort in a Box by CV Green Concept

Office Architecture

Malaysia

 MNC Tower by Architect: Aedas / Client: PT MNC Land

Apartment

Highly Commended

Gran Rubina Tower 1 by PDW & AG5

Highly Commended

Sinarmas Land Plaza (Head Office Building) by Architect: Aedas / Client: Sinarmasland

 Centrina @Central Residence, Suria Sg Besi by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Highly Commended

Solstice by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Teega @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

 PT Jones Lang LaSalle

Architecture Multiple Residence

Public Services Development

 The Park @ Bukit Serdang by Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

 TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong

Highly Commended

Centrina @Central Residence, Suria Sg Besi

Highly Commended

Teega @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

by Summarecon Serpong Residential Development  AYANA Residences Bali by Midplaza Group Highly Commended Highly Commended

Metland Transyogi by PT. Metropolitan Land Tbk.

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Kajang East by MKH Berhad

Scientia Garden Summarecon Serpong

Commercial High-rise Architecture

by Summarecon Serpong

Highly Commended

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd

Verde Two by FarPoint

MKH Boulevard by MKH Berhad

Commercial High-rise Development  Tropicana 218 Macalister, Penang by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

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Malaysia (cont.)

Malaysia (cont.)

Commercial High-rise Development

Highly Commended

MKH World by MKH Berhad

Highly Commended

Capital 21 @ Capital City by Capital City Property Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Seri Alam by Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Selayang Star City by Sierra Delima Development Sdn Bhd

Office Interior

Commercial Landscape Architecture

 American Multinational Banking & Financial Services Corporate Office by SW1 Solutions Sdn Bhd.

 Country Garden Danga Bay by Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd Highly Commended

Alam Impian Park by I & P Group Sdn. Berhad

Highly Commended

Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya

Highly Commended

Mega Advertising Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Ranjit Singh & Yeoh Advocates & Solicitors

by SQFT Space Design Management Pte Ltd

by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

by SW1 Solutions Sdn Bhd.

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Property Consultancy

 Axis Business Campus by Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Rahim & Co Chartered Surveyors Sdn Bhd

Developer Website

Property Single Unit

 www.pantaisentralpark.com by IJM Land Berhad

 Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

Highly Commended

www.sialin.my by Sialin Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

Highly Commended

The Park @ Bukit Serdang by Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

www.titijaya.com.my by Titijaya Land Berhad

Highly Commended

Tiara Residences by Engtex Group Berhad

Development Marketing

Public Service Architecture

 Pantai Sentral Park by IJM Land Berhad

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Hillpark Shah Alam by MKH Berhad

Highly Commended

Seri Alam by Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd

The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd

Public Services Development  Sri Beringin Public Library by I & P Group Sdn. Berhad

Golf Course

Highly Commended

Seremban 2 by IJM Land Berhad

 The Els Club Teluk Datai

Highly Commended

The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd

by Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn. Bhd. Golf Development Highly Commended

Meru Valley Resort by Meru Valley Resort Berhad

Real Estate Agency  Savills Rahim & Co Highly Commended

MIP Properties

Industrial Development

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Frontier Industrial Park by WB Land Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

GS REALTY SDN BHD

Highly Commended

228 Smart Industrial Series by Green Target Group

Residential Development

Highly Commended

i-Park@Indahpura by AME Development Sdn Bhd

 SkyVilla @ D’ Island Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended

Seri Austin by Dynasty View Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

Tiara Residences by Engtex Group Berhad

 Allure Semi-D Residence by Green Target Group

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Bangsar Residence by X Dimension Design

Highly Commended

Nautilus @ D’ Island Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad

 Silverscape @ Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

The Vale by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Highly Commended

M City by Mah Sing Group Berhad

Highly Commended

The Wave by Ivory Properties Group Berhad

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Swiss-Garden Resort Residences

Residential High-rise Development

by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

 Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

Leisure Development

Highly Commended

Silverscape @ Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

 D’Festivo Residences by Emerald Capital Group

Highly Commended

Skyz Residence by IOI Properties Group Berhad

Highly Commended

Country Garden Danga Bay by Country Garden Danga Bay Sdn Bhd

Residential Landscape Architecture

Leisure Interior

 Nada Alam by Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd

 The Brew Orchestra by EHKA Studio

Highly Commended

Mirage By The Lake

Highly Commended

Pantai Sentral Park by IJM Land Berhad

by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Mixed-use Architecture  Almas @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad Highly Commended

ATRIA by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

You City @ Cheras by PJ Development Holdings Berhad

 Encorp Strand Mall by Encorp Berhad

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Starhill Gallery by SPARK

 Capital City by Capital City Property Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

TTDI Dualis Equine Park by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended

Almas @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

Retail Development

Highly Commended

Tropicana Danga Bay, Iskandar Johor

 Tropicana Gardens, Kota Damansara by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

by Tropicana Corporation Berhad New Hotel Construction & Design

Highly Commended

The Two by DA Land Sdn Bhd

 Clermont Kuala Lumpur by GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd.

Highly Commended

TTDI Dualis Equine Park by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd

Office Architecture Highly Commended

MKH World by MKH Berhad

Office Development  Summer Suites by UEM Sunrise Berhad

Retail Interior Highly Commended

AuthenTEAK by Archint Design

The Safe Home Award Vila Vista by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

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Philippines (cont.)

Architecture Multiple Residence

Mixed-use Development

 The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD.

 Primavera Residences by Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI Corp.)

Property Single Unit  The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD.

Highly Commended

Avida Towers Atria & Avida Storeys Atria by Avida Land Corp.

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Serin West Tagaytay by Avida Land Corp.

 Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD.

Office Architecture

Residential Development

Highly Commended

 The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD.

Office Development Highly Commended

Myanmar

Zuellig Building by Bridgebury Realty Corporation Zuellig Building by Bridgebury Realty Corporation

Property Consultancy

Hotel Architecture

 Jones Lang LaSalle

 The Aggade Temple Hotel, Bagan Hotel Company Limited

Highly Commended

CBRE Philippines

Highly Commended

KMC MAG Group

by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

Property Consultancy Website Nepal

 www.kmcmaggroup.com by KMC MAG Group

Residential Development

Highly Commended

 The Leaf by The Leaf Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Real Estate Agency

New Zealand

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Residential High-rise Development

www.cbre.com.ph by CBRE Philippines

 CBRE Philippines

Highly Commended

Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

KMC MAG Group

 ARYA RESIDENCES by ArthaLand Corporation

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

Admiral Baysuites by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.

 Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

Highly Commended

Avida Towers Asten by Avida Land Corp.

Property Consultancy  CBRE New Zealand Highly Commended

JLL

Real Estate Agency

Singapore Apartment  1919 - The Black and White Residences by Aurum Land (Private) Limited

 Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate Agency Marketing

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Queen Street Northcote Point

 Este Villa by AGA Architects Pte Ltd

by Prestige Real Estate International Ltd Residential Development Highly Commended

Kensington Park by Kensingtonpark Holdings Ltd

Highly Commended

the LINE @ tanjong rhu by Mode Architects Pte. Ltd.

Architecture Single Residence  No.56 Sunset Way by Renaissance Planners & Designers Pte Ltd Highly Commended

JKC2 by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Pakistan

Highly Commended

Villa Lambda by Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l

Architecture Single Residence

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Mian Mohammad Mansha Residence

 PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

by SRDW (SR Designworks)

Hotel Architecture

Interior Design Show Home

 PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

 Ecommunity by Sadia Rasheed Interior Design

Hotel Interior

Residential Development Highly Commended

 Venue Hotel by Designworx Interior Consultant

ecommunity Housing Sheikhupura

Highly Commended

Capri By Fraser by Eco-id Architects

by Pebbles (Private) Limited

Highly Commended

PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

Industrial Development Philippines

 A’Posh BizHub by OKH Global Ltd

Apartment

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Admiral Baysuites by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.

 The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Developer Website

Highly Commended

2RVG by Royal Living Pte Ltd

 www.dmcihomes.com by DMCI Homes, Inc.

Highly Commended

Interior Design at Scotts High Park by TDC & ASSOCIATES PTE LTD

Development Marketing

Interior Design Private Residence

 Avida Towers Vita by Avida Land Corp.

 17 Caldecott Close, Singapore by Design Intervention id

Golf Course

Highly Commended

Penthouse at The Paterson by 2nd Edition Private Limited

Highly Commended

The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Anvaya Cove Golf & Sports Club by Ayala Land Premier

Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

Aqua Boracay by yoo

Interior Design Show Home  The Nassim by Kri:eit Associates Pte Ltd

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd

 CBRE Philippines

Highly Commended

The Skywoods (Show Home) by 2nd Edition Private Limited

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Singapore (cont.)

Singapore (cont.)

Leisure Architecture

Retail Interior

 Sentosa Boardwalk

 Goshin Sushi by JP Concept Pte Ltd

by Architect: Aedas / Client: Sentosa Development Corporation

Highly Commended

Le Cuisine, Chinatown Point by iwa Design Pte Ltd

Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Tatsu Sushi by JP Concept Pte Ltd

South Korea

Highly Commended

Zaffron Kitchen by JP Concept Pte Ltd

Leisure Interior

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd

 Blue Mountain Country Club by Gansam Architects & Partners Mixed-use Architecture

Mixed-use Architecture

 G.Square by Gansam Architects & Partners

 Westgate by Benoy Ltd

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Development

Office Architecture

 One KM Shopping Mall & Katong Regency by UOL Group Limited

Highly Commended

New Hotel Construction & Design

Property Consultancy

 PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited

 CBRE Korea

New Small Hotel Construction & Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

AMOY by Far East Hospitality

Office Interior

D-Cube City by The Jerde Partnership POSCO E&C Tower by Gansam Architects & Partners

JLL

Public Service Architecture  LIG Insurance Sacheon Training Center by Gansam Architects & Partners

 Pratt & Whitney by DB&B Pte Ltd Highly Commended

Bordier et Cie by ID21 Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Aquaplanet Jeju by Gansam Architects & Partners

Highly Commended

Cisco by Space Matrix

Highly Commended

Jeju Museum of Art by Gansam Architects & Partners

Property Consultancy  JLL

Sri Lanka

Highly Commended

CBRE Singapore

Apartment

Highly Commended

Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

7TH SENSE by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Property Consultancy Marketing

Hotel Interior

 Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd

 Colombo Courtyard (Pvt) Ltd

Property Consultancy Website

Real Estate Agency

 www.savills.com.sg by Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd

 Prime Lands (Private) Limited

Real Estate Agency  Savills Residential Pte Ltd

Taiwan

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Hotel Interior

 Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd

 W Taipei by GA Design

Highly Commended

SLP International Property Consultants Pte Ltd

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

www.trillionproperty.com by Trillion Property Pte Ltd

Residential Development

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Tranquil Lifestyle by Lunarian Creative Studio

Property Consultancy  CBRE Taiwan

 Seventy Saint Patrick’s by UOL Group Limited Highly Commended

The Woods by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Tajikistan

Residential High-rise Architecture

Mixed-use Architecture

 SkyTerrace @ Dawson by SCDA Architects Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Diar Dushanbe by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company - Tajikistan

L’VIV by Wing Tai Holdings Limited (On Behalf of Winnorth Investments Pte Ltd).

Highly Commended

The Laurels by Axis Architects Planners Pte Ltd

Thailand

Residential High-rise Development

Apartment

 Spottiswoode Residences by UOL Group Limited

 Baan Thew Talay: Blue Sapphire by Issara United Co., Ltd.

Highly Commended

Jardin by Far East Organization & Yeo Hiap Seng Limited

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Thomson Three

Architecture Multiple Residence

by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Limited

Aqua Residence by Luxury Living

 Aqua Samui by Luxury Living

Residential Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Baan San Kraam by Somdoon Architects

 ESPA by O2X Studio Pte. Ltd

Highly Commended

Samujana by Samujana

Highly Commended

Riverbank @ Fernvale by UOL Group Limited

Architecture Single Residence Thiapairat Residence by J T A Co.,Ltd

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

 Audi Centre Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Commercial Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

313@somerset by Architect: Aedas /

 Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Company Limited

Client: Lend Lease Retail Investments 1 Pte Ltd

Highly Commended

137 Pillars House by P Landscape Co., Ltd.

Retail Development

Development Marketing

 One KM Shopping Mall by UOL Group Limited

 Samujana by Samujana

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Thailand (cont.)

Thailand (cont.)

Development Marketing

Residential Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

Aqua Samui by Luxury Living

 Baan San Kraam by Sanitas Studio

Highly Commended

The Reserve Kasemsan 3

Highly Commended

by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited

Retail Development

Hotel Interior

Via 31 Condominium by Shma Company Limited

 CentralFestival Chiangmai

 W Hotel Bangkok by SODA (Thailand)

by Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Highly Commended

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket by Create Great Design

Retail Development

Highly Commended

Regent Phuket Cape Panwa by BLINK Design Group

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Amari Residences Phuket by Create Great Design

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

CentralPlaza Ubonratchathani by Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Interior Design Show Home

Casa de La Flora by Vaslab Architecture

Leisure Development

Turkmenistan Mixed-use Interior Highly Commended

LGI Digital Media & IT Center by RTK Architects / Turkey

Highly Commended

Baan Thew Talay: Blue Sapphire by Issara United Co., Ltd.

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

 Ministry of Railroad Transport by Rönesans Türkmen

by TCC Luxury Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd Mixed-use Interior

Public Services Development Highly Commended

Ministry of Railroad Transport by Rönesans Türkmen

 The Colony by THE XSS LIMITED New Hotel Construction & Design  Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok by Eurasia Hotels and Resorts Company Limited Highly Commended

Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa Phuket by Castlewood Group

Office Architecture

Vietnam Apartment Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

 The Siam Cement Group Administration + Training Centre by Space Architects Co., Ltd.

EHome3 West Saigon by Nam Long Investment Corporation Waterpoint Marina Villa Residences by Nam Long Investment Corporation

Development Marketing

Office Interior

 VinaLiving by VinaCapital

 McCann Worldgroup Office by DWP

Highly Commended

EHome3 West Saigon by Nam Long Investment Corporation

Highly Commended

British Council Thailand Head Office by Santhaya & Associates

Hotel Interior

Highly Commended

Newell Rubbermaid (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. by Sense Sign Co.,Ltd.

 Liberty central Saigon riverside by Kaze Design Studio

Property Consultancy  CBRE Thailand Highly Commended

JLL

Lettings Agency  Savills Vietnam Highly Commended

CBRE (Vietnam) Co., Ltd

Property Consultancy Website

Mixed-use Development

 www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand

 Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment JSC

Property Single Unit  Villa Soong at Mandalay Beach Villas

Highly Commended

Dang Xa Urban Area by VIGLACERA LAND

by Mandalay Samui Developments

Highly Commended

Royal City by Vingroup JSC

Highly Commended

Khao Yai Residence by JARKEN Co., Ltd

New Hotel Construction & Design

Highly Commended

The Vineyard Phase 3, La Residence by BravoThai Lifestyle Co., Ltd

 J.W. Marriott Hotel Hanoi by Bitexco Group of Companies Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa by Vedana Resort

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

 Chaophya Hospital by J T A Co.,Ltd

Property Consultancy

Real Estate Agency

 CBRE Vietnam

 CBRE Thailand

Highly Commended

Savills Vietnam

Highly Commended

JLL

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Sincere Real Estate Co., Ltd

 Savills Vietnam

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Trillion Property Pte Ltd

Real Estate Agency Website  www.realestate.phuket.net by Phuket.Net Real Estate

Highly Commended

CBRE (Vietnam) Co., Ltd

Highly Commended

Vietnam Sotheby’s International Realty

Residential Development  La Vallee de Dalat by DAI PHUC DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.

Highly Commended

www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

www.primerealestate-phuket.com by Prime Real Estate Phuket

Residential High-rise Development

The Beachfront Enclave - Ocean Villas, Danang by VinaCapital

Residential Development

 AZURA Luxury Apartments, Danang by VinaCapital & NRE Asia

 The Sukhothai Residences

Retail Development

by Grace Ivory Co., Ltd (A Subsidiary of HKR International Ltd)

 Vincom Mega Mall Royal City by Vingroup JSC

Highly Commended

City Center Residence by Matrix M. Co., Ltd.

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Mandalay Beach Villas by Mandalay Samui Developments

The Safe Home Award

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

Halong Marine Plaza by Syrena VN Investment and Development JSC Thang Long Number One Project by VIGLACERA LAND

The Bangkok Sathorn by Tandem Architects (2001)

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Overall Asia Pacific Property Award Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the Asia Pacific region. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Best Apartment Asia Pacific 1919 - The Black and White Residences by Aurum Land (Private) Limited Best Architecture Multiple Residence Asia Pacific The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD. Best Architecture Single Residence Asia Pacific Private Residence Sai Kung, Hong Kong by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Best Commercial High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific Bravo Tower, Pazhou by Architect: Aedas / Client: Bravo Group Best Commercial High-rise Development Asia Pacific PuneONE by BramhaCorp Ltd. Best Commercial Landscape Architecture Asia Pacific Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Company Limited Best Commercial Renovation/ Redevelopment Asia Pacific Axis Business Campus by Axis REIT Managers Berhad

Best Hotel Architecture Asia Pacific PARKROYAL on Pickering by UOL Group Limited Best Hotel Interior Asia Pacific The St. Regis Osaka by GA Design Best Industrial Development Asia Pacific A’Posh BizHub by OKH Global Ltd Best Interior Design Apartment Asia Pacific The Orchard Residences by Prestige Global Designs Pte Ltd Best Interior Design Private Residence Asia Pacific 17 Caldecott Close, Singapore by Design Intervention id Best Interior Design Show Home Asia Pacific Allure Semi-D Residence by Green Target Group Best Leisure Architecture Asia Pacific Sentosa Boardwalk by Architect: Aedas / Client: Sentosa Development Corporation Best Leisure Development Asia Pacific Mission Hills Spa & Volcanic Mineral Springs by Mission Hills China

Best Developer Website Asia Pacific www.pantaisentralpark.com by IJM Land Berhad

Best Leisure Interior Asia Pacific The Library, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

Best Development Marketing Asia Pacific VinaLiving by VinaCapital

Best Lettings Agency Asia Pacific Savills Vietnam

Best Golf Course Asia Pacific The Els Club Teluk Datai by Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn. Bhd.

Best Mixed-use Architecture Asia Pacific Chengdu International Commerce Centre by Gravity Partnership Ltd.

Best Golf Development Asia Pacific Mission Hills In Residence by Mission Hills China

Best Mixed-use Development Asia Pacific ONE World – Chennai by Artha Group

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Best Mixed-use Interior Asia Pacific The Colony by THE XSS LIMITED Best New Hotel Construction & Design Asia Pacific Alila Seminyak by PT Anaamaya Mitra Selaras Best Office Architecture Asia Pacific The Forum by Architect: Aedas / Client: Hongkong Land Best Office Development Asia Pacific Built-to-Suit Campus for Cummins by Panchshil Realty Best Office Interior Asia Pacific BHP Billiton Global Head Office by Geyer Pty Ltd Best Property Consultancy Asia Pacific CBRE New Zealand Best Property Consultancy Marketing Asia Pacific Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd Best Property Consultancy Website Asia Pacific www.savills.com.au by Savills Australia Best Property Single Unit Asia Pacific The Ocean Flower by Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD. Best Public Service Architecture Asia Pacific Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects Best Public Service Interior Asia Pacific Poly Sunshine City Sales Office by Flora Lau Designers Limited Best Public Services Development Asia Pacific TK Pahoa (Pahoa Kindergarten) Summarecon Serpong by Summarecon Serpong Best Real Estate Agency Asia Pacific Savills Vietnam

Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Asia Pacific Queen Street Northcote Point by Prestige Real Estate International Ltd Best Real Estate Agency Website Asia Pacific www.realestate.phuket.net by Phuket.Net Real Estate Best Residential Development Asia Pacific SkyVilla @ D’ Island Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad Best Residential High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific SkyTerrace @ Dawson by SCDA Architects Pte Ltd Best Residential High-rise Development Asia Pacific HBS View 360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Best Residential Landscape Architecture Asia Pacific One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd Best Residential Renovation/ Redevelopment Asia Pacific HBS Towers by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Best Retail Architecture Asia Pacific Global Harbor, Shanghai by Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Shanghai Ltd Best Retail Development Asia Pacific Galleria Dalian by Kardan Land Best Retail Interior Asia Pacific The Levade, Beijing Clubhouse, The Hong Kong Jockey Club by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Best Retirement Development Asia Pacific Anandam – Bahri Beautiful Country by Bahri Estates Private Limited Asia Pacific Property Awards 177

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Chateauneuf de Grasse, Alpes Maritimes €1,750,000 Ref:20194RB06

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