Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

“Our 2019 Jury embarked on a thorough evaluation process and lively debate, and it was quite difficult to choose just 10 winners from a very strong shortlist. The projects that the jury finally settled on come from a variety of countries and represent a broad mix of development typologies and the wide diversity of the real estate market across the Asia Pacific Region.”

Ame Engelhart, ULI Trustee, Director Skidmore, Owings Merrill and Awards Chair and Juror

About 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

A guiding principle of the Urban Land Institute is that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. In accordance with this, ULI initiated the Global Awards for Excellence programme in 1979 to recognize truly superior development efforts in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. This year, we extended the programme to honour projects on a regional basis with the launch of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence.

Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry—standards that ULI members deem worthy of attainment in their professional endeavours.

Submissions are now closed.

Find out more in the press release of winners here (ENG) and here (CHI).

Find out more in the press release of finalists here.

The Winners of the Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

The ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence recognises superior development efforts across the Asia Pacific region in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.  Projects and programmes are evaluated on the extent to which they:

  • Achieve marketplace acceptance/financial success;
  • Achieve a high standard of excellence in all areas—architecture, design, planning, construction, amenities, economics, and management, etc.;
  • Demonstrate relevance to the contemporary and future needs of the community in which they are located;
  • Have a positive impact in their communities and/or immediate context;
  • Exhibit environmental sustainability, stewardship, and resiliency, and
  • Provide models, lessons, strategies, or techniques that other communities can replicate or adapt.

The judging panel of APAC leaders was chaired by Ame Engelhart, ULI Trustee from Skidmore Owings Merrill, and included Bob Pratt, Tishman Speyer; Donald Choi, Chinachem Group; Han Lo, Tatami; Hong Soo Lee, Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation; Kerrie Muskens, Brookfield; Ong Choon Fah, Edmund Tie & Co; Peter Holland, Cistri; Rebecca Cheng, KPF and Siew Leng Fun, URA.

By recognizing the achievements of these award winners, the Urban Land Institute hopes that it will inspire other developers to submit their best in class real estate projects for consideration next year and help to continue the success of this distinguished awards programme.

The full list of winners (developers and designers in parentheses) are:

  • Aoyama Building, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Developer: GreenOak Investment Management K.K., Co-Owner: Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd)
  • Barrack Place – 151 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Developer: Investa Property Group, Owner: IOF Custodian Pty Ltd; Designers: Architectus Group Pty Ltd)
  • COFCO Landmark Plaza, Dongcheng, Beijing, China (Developer: COFCO Group; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Arup, SWA Group, China Building Technique Group Co. Ltd, Francis Krahe & Associates Inc., Zhaoyiheng Lighting Design (Beijing) Co. Ltd)
  • Fish Lane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Developer: Aria Property Group, Owner: Brisbane City Council; Designers: Archepelego, RPS, Urbis, Firefly Lighting)
  • Guoco Tower, Singapore, Singapore (Developer: Guocoland; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Samsung Contractors, A61 Pte Ltd, Arup Pte Ltd, Arup ESD Pte Ltd, Meinhardt Pte Ltd, Wilson Associates, Lighting Planners Associates Pte Ltd, Cicada Pte Ltd)
  • Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), Shanghai, China (Developer: Shui On Land; Designers: Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP, Palmer & Turner, Atkins, Charpentier Architecture Design, Terry Farrell & Partners, Tongji Design Institute, BWSS, Gensler, Tianhua, Leigh & Orange, Hassell, 3XN, AECOM, EMBT)
  • Lingnan Tiandi LNTD Lot 1, Foshan, Guangdong, China (Developer: Shui On Land; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Ben Wood Studio Shanghai)
  • NEX Tower, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Developer: Nova Group; Designers: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, R. Villarosa Architects, Nova Construction, Sy2 Associates)
  • Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR, China (Developer: Swire Properties Limited; Designers: Wong and Ouyang (HK) Ltd, Heatherwick Studio, AFSO)
  • People’s Place – Kai Yip Recreation Centre, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong SAR, China (Developer: Gaw Capital Partners-Led Consortium; Designer: SLAB, Trilingua Design, One Bite Social Design)

ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence Finalists

  • Aoyama Building, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan(Developer: GreenOak Investment Management K.K., Co-Owner: Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd)
  • Barrack Place – 151 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia(Developer: Investa Property Group, Owner: IOF Custodian Pty Ltd; Designers: Architectus Group Pty Ltd)
  • Capella Shanghai – Jian Ye Li, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China(Developers: Hengfu Group, Operator: Capella Group; Designers: AECOM, John Portman & Associates, BLINK, formerly JAYA)
  • COFCO Landmark Plaza, Dongcheng, Beijing, China(Developer: COFCO Group; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Arup, SWA Group, China Building Technique Group Co. Ltd, Francis Krahe & Associates Inc., Zhaoyiheng Lighting Design (Beijing) Co. Ltd)
  • Fish Lane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia(Developer: Aria Property Group, Owner: Brisbane City Council; Designers: Archepelego, RPS, Urbis, Firefly Lighting)
  • Frasers Tower, Singapore, Singapore(Developer: Frasers Centrepoint Limited, Owner: Frasers Property Aquamarine Trustee Pte Ltd; Designers: DP Architects Pte Ltd, Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Squire Mech Pte Ltd, Rider Levett Bucknall LLP, Ong & Ong Pte Ltd, Aurecon Singapore Pte Ltd, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd)
  • Guoco Tower, Singapore, Singapore(Developer: Guocoland; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Samsung Contractors, A61 Pte Ltd, Arup Pte Ltd, Arup ESD Pte Ltd, Meinhardt Pte Ltd, Wilson Associates, Lighting Planners Associates Pte Ltd, Cicada Pte Ltd)
  • Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China(Developer: Shanghai New Changning (Group) Co. Ltd; Designers: Gensler, Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co. Ltd, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Glumac, LEOX, Konstruct West Partners (KWP), BAU, Arup, Zhejiang Shunjie Construction Group Co. Ltd, Shanghai Kangye Construction & Decoration Co. Ltd)
  • Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), Shanghai, China(Developer: Shui On Land; Designers: Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP, Palmer & Turner, Atkins, Charpentier Architecture Design, Terry Farrell & Partners, Tongji Design Institute, BWSS, Gensler, Tianhua, Leigh & Orange, Hassell, 3XN, AECOM, EMBT)
  • Lingnan Tiandi LNTD Lot 1, Foshan, Guangdong, China(Developer: Shui On Land; Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Ben Wood Studio Shanghai)
  • Nanjing Hexi Urban Eco Park, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China(Developer: Hexi New District Development and Construction Headquarters; Designer: AECOM)
  • NEX Tower, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines(Developer: Nova Group; Designers: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, R. Villarosa Architects, Nova Construction, Sy2 Associates)
  • Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR, China(Developer: Swire Properties Limited; Designers: Wong and Ouyang (HK) Ltd, Heatherwick Studio, AFSO)
  • People’s Place – Kai Yip Recreation Centre, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong SAR, China(Developer: Gaw Capital Partners-Led Consortium; Designer: SLAB, Trilingua Design, One Bite Social Design)
  • Starfield Hanam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea(Developer: Shinsegae Property, Taubman Asia; Designer: Benoy, Junglim Architecture, Kingsman, Softroom, GP Studio)

Read more on Urban Land here.