Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

“It’s nice that we can have an Asia Pacific award to recognise projects that often come from large, super high-density cities such as the Greater Bay Area, Singapore and Metro Manila... it’s good to be able to adjudicate projects based on the constraints and opportunities in Asia.”

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 here.

Jury Announces ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence Finalists

A jury of ULI full members chooses finalists and winners. Below is the list of Finalists, the Winners will be announced at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Shanghai, 11-13 June 2019.

Jury members of the jury are recognised leaders who represent a broad geographic diversity and are drawn from many areas of real estate development expertise, including finance, architecture, design, land planning and development, public affairs, and professional services.

Thank you to the Jury:

Jury Chair:
Ame Engelhart, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Awards Juror:
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, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Siew Leng Fun, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore

ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design—although these elements play an important role. The jury will evaluate projects and programmes 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.

 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: TPC Commercial Pte Ltd; 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)