PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017 has unveiled the shortlist projects that define today’s urban landscape. Winners to be announced on 7 November.
10 October 2017
Text Janice Seow
The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017, presented by Kohler and supported by property site PropertyGuru.com.sg, have revealed the shortlist of nominees comprising the year’s most inspired projects that define the urban landscape in Singapore today.
The awards, which is now in its seventh year, is set up to recognise the finest in Singaporean real estate, which – despite slowing down in recent years due to government-led cooling measures and having a lower number of transactions or launches compared with previous years – still leads this region in green building, sustainable design, and technological and architectural innovation.
More than 20 developments from 16 companies and joint venture firms have made the final stage of this real estate competition, with GuocoLand Singapore leading with 12 nominations – the most for any developer.
GuocoLand projects inside the integrated development Tanjong Pagar Centre earned nods in multiple categories, including outstanding office, retail, hotel and condominium development and design.
The entire project is on the site of Wallich Residence, a Best Luxury Condo Development nominee that was inspired by famous botanist Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a pioneer in establishing Singapore’s reputation as Asia’s ‘Garden City’.
“We’re excited to see that developers are plying their trade with more thoughtful products and are forced to embrace innovations and new features in order to stay ahead of the game. Concept, design, pricing, green features, world-class amenities, quality of construction, creativity and originality, plus unique selling points, are all considerations for the judges,” says chairman of the judges and renowned architect Minkqee Tan, chief designer at MINKEE Architects Pte Ltd.
Minkqee Tan is joined by six other respected industry experts, including Robert Greg Shand of Greg Shand Architects, and Clement Ong, Head of Strategic Planning and Investment, Banyan Tree Group.
This year’s awards features a total of 25 competition and special awards shortlists. “This is an exciting time to celebrate the success of Singapore’s best developers as the market slowly rebounds due to increasing local and foreign demand. With this strong shortlist, we look ahead to the future of the domestic property sector that gives importance to sustainable and green amenities to suit the needs of consumers. It is our hope that consumers look to this year’s finalists to aid them in making informed and confident decisions,” says Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group.
The winners will be announced on 7 November 2017 at a gala dinner to be held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.
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