Asia’s award-winning property designs

These exceptional developments and developers have set the gold standard, showcasing excellence, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to shaping the future of the real estate landscape in Asia.

The 18th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, presented by Kohler and supported by Dongpeng Ceramic and Subzero Wolf, took place on Friday, 8 December at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Bangkok. This prestigious event marked the culmination of the 2023 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, honoring the best and brightest in the real estate industry across diverse markets in Asia. Over 130 winners from various categories gathered at the black-tie gala dinner and presentation ceremony, vying for recognition as the Best in Asia. The awards spanned 54 categories, including 11 Developer awards, 27 Development awards, and 15 Design awards.

Here are some of the award-winning companies that showed exemplary work in design, representing diverse markets at the Grand Final.

Marum Estate, located in Kandal district, Cambodia, is a visionary project by Sir Stamford Raffles (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. Carefully planned and designed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed architects and design firms, Marum Estate aims to be the most iconic township in the region. The project seamlessly blends eco-friendly environments with modern conveniences, featuring an international school, medical center, and a commercial center. Marum Estate is a testament to thoughtful urban planning and sustainability, making it a worthy recipient of the Best Housing / Landed Landscape Design award.

The culmination of this year’s PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series is a fitting celebration of the changemakers who are contributing to shaping tomorrow’s cities.

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group

Elysian, located in the heart of Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City, is an ideal investment and residential choice. Designed by Gamuda Land, it emphasizes a connected community and green lifestyle, offering a perfect blend of urban convenience and serene living. Recognized as the Best Condo Landscape Design in Asia, Elysian’s biophilic design fosters a strong connection between residents and nature.

Rawayana Beachfront Village in Southern Phuket, Thailand, is a standout project byPhuket9 that receives recognition in two categories. As the largest beachfront village in the region, Rawayana is a mixed-use resort featuring villas, condominiums, a shopping center, and catering establishments. The architectural design emphasizes environmental friendliness, ergonomic functionality of public areas, and a commitment to balance. With its outstanding features and diverse offerings, Rawayana by Phuket9 earns accolades for both Best Mixed Use Architectural Design and Best Commercial Landscape Design in Asia.

Aki Niseko, located in Greater Niseko, Japan, showcases a distinct fusion of unmistakably Japanese and quintessentially Alpine interior design for luxury living. The development, named “hope” in Japanese, provides a restorative retreat with meticulous interior design, a private clubhouse, and the rare inclusion of a private rooftop onsen. As part of the HakuLife Collection, Aki Niseko earns the title of Best Housing/Landed Interior Design in Asia, embodying thoughtful design in a sought-after location.

Est8 @ Seputeh, developed by Eupe Corporation Berhad in Malaysia, is a distinctive urban sanctuary that integrates community, sustainability, and art. Emphasizing luxury and convenience, it is strategically located near Mid Valley City and The Gardens Mall. Recognized as the Best Condo Interior Design in Asia, this development features iconic architecture and art, creating a magical ambiance for enhanced well-being. Distinctive facilities include a celebrity kitchen, like the exclusive Kaleidoscope Kitchen, offering private dining with expansive views inspired by a kaleidoscope’s visual dream.

Mitsukoshi BGC in the Philippines, developed by Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation, takes retail interior design to new heights. Blending Filipino and Japanese design, Mitsukoshi BGC offers a unique shopping experience with a diverse mix of brands and Japanese-inspired interiors. The development, designed by Japanese designer Asao Tokolo, pays homage to Mitsukoshi’s kimono merchant roots. As the first Japanese shopping mall in the Philippines, Mitsukoshi BGC is a standout project, earning it the title of Best Retail Interior Design in Asia.

Pullman Singapore Hill Street, developed by EL Development brings modernity to tradition. The hotel’s architectural design pays homage to the brand’s heritage while incorporating elements inspired by the rich history of Hill Street. The design emphasizes the interface between nature and materials, incorporating green spaces and tactile materials. Pullman Singapore Hill Street’s thoughtful design, including captivating feature walls and lush greenery, earns it the title of Best Hospitality Interior Design in Asia.

Hanacreek in Greater Niseko, developed by Apex Property, is a luxury residential estate featuring onsen residences, a clubhouse, and a hotel-condo. The master plan for Hanacreek prioritizes environmental friendliness, forest preservation, and social sustainability. With a focus on safety and community enjoyment, Hanacreek redefines the Niseko experience, offering a bespoke haven surrounded by powder-soft snow, silver birch forests, and natural onsens. The development’s commitment to contemporary luxury and environmental sustainability earns it the title of Best Housing / Landed Architectural Design in Asia.

R.Iconic by R.Corporation in Australia is a distinctive multi-residential development in South Melbourne, featuring a 31-storey tower with a striking crystalline form that complements the Melbourne skyline. Meticulously designed apartments, townhouses, sub-penthouses, and a penthouse showcase a blend of style and functionality. Recognized as the Best Condo Architectural Design in Asia, R.Iconic reflects a commitment to modern wellness and vibrant community living.

Mean Chey Avenue in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a flagship community mall developed by RM Commercial Co., Ltd. The mall focuses on incorporating eco-friendly concepts with sleek modern contemporary structure. With a central tree garden, walkways designed for natural air-flow, and a minimalistic and nature-based concept, Mean Chey Avenue redefines retail architectural design. The mall’s commitment to sustainability, aesthetics, and community engagement earns it the title of Best Retail Architectural Design in Asia.

Kingbridge Tower in Thailand is honored with two awards: Best Office Interior Design (Asia) and Best Office Architectural Design (Asia). This LEED-Gold office, located near Bhumibol Bridge in Bangkok, showcases impressive energy-efficient and sustainable design, providing breathtaking river views. Inspired by the iconic Bhumibol Bridge, the tower stands as an Iconic Grade A Office in Bangkok, emphasizing sustainability with solar energy devices. Public spaces like the plaza and sky garden reintroduce nature to the area, while the interior workspace is thoughtfully designed for positive interactions. Kingbridge Tower, opposite the Chaophraya River, redefines Rama 3 with its uncompromising experiences, creating a workspace for dynamic and impactful businesses.

Fili Hotel Cebu, developed by Robinsons Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines, earns the title of Best Hospitality Architectural Design (Asia). As an authentic Filipino 5-star hotel, it is envisioned to be the beacon and signature hotel brand of the country. Fili Hotel integrates distinctive Filipino hospitality with contemporary architectural and interior design rooted in cultural narratives and heritage. The design draws inspiration from naval wayfinding, with the tower resembling billowing sails. The expansive Main Reception lobby space, lobby lounge, and guestrooms showcase Filipino craftsmanship and artistry, providing a unique display and experience.

Andaman by Eastern & Oriental Berhad (E&O), stands as a masterplanned island that aims to strike a perfect balance between peaceful island living and vibrant urban experiences. Located across from STP and the upcoming Gurney Wharf, Andaman is envisioned to be the future pulse of Penang. The inaugural project, The Meg, symbolizes the commencement of a new era of growth for E&O in Penang. With a focus on green living and community building, the masterplan aims to create a distinctive space tailored for the well-being of future generations, rightfully earning the title of Best Township Masterplan Design (Asia).

Andaman Asset Solution, a real estate developer operating in the field of luxury villa development in Phuket, Thailand, has been recognized as the Best Boutique Developer in Asia. With over 18 years of experience, Andaman Asset Solution actively operates in real estate development, aiming to be a leading luxury villa developer in Phuket. The company is involved in all aspects of real estate development, including acquisition, construction, design, and property management. Committed to providing the best property developments, Andaman Asset Solution focuses on incorporating cutting-edge building technologies and unique design ideas, making it a reputed and sustainable player in the Phuket property development industry.

Hiera, the visionary mixed-use development in BSD City, Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, spearheaded by PT Sinar Mitbana Mas, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Corporation, Surbana Jurong, and Sinar Mas Land, has propelled the company to be recognized as the Best Breakthrough Developer in Asia. Embracing biophilic design, Hiera integrates waterfront and green spaces, with a 3.7-kilometer continuous green loop enhancing sustainable mobility. The car-free commercial street not only adds vibrancy but also fosters convenience, marking Hiera as a distinctive and groundbreaking development in the region.

To all the winners – we celebrate your success and look forward to what you create next,

Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), also known as the Selangor State Development Corporation, is recognized as the Best Affordable Homes Developer in Asia. Established in 1964 as a statutory body and development agency for the state of Selangor, PKNS has been instrumental in creating sustainable growth centers, vibrant residential areas, and industrial and business centers in Selangor. The company’s commitment to a sustainable future is reflected in the design of its new headquarters, Laman PKNS, which meets the Green Building Index (GBI) requirements. The architecture complements the serenity of the Shah Alam lake, making PKNS a leader in sustainable and responsible development in Malaysia.

CapitaLand Development (CLD) is recognized as the Best Sustainable Developer in Asia. As the development arm of CapitaLand Group, CLD focuses on creating quality spaces for work, live, and play in its core markets of Singapore, China, and Vietnam. In Vietnam, CLD has a growing portfolio of residential developments in cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bac Giang, and Binh Duong. The company’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its adherence to green building principles, contributing to environmental and social well-being. CLD aims to enrich lives and uplift communities through sustainable and innovative solutions, delivering long-term economic value to its stakeholders.

UOL Group Limited and its subsidiary Pan Pacific Hotels Group are recognized as the Best Hospitality Developer in Asia. With a track record of 60 years, UOL Group is a leading Singapore-listed property and hospitality group with a diversified portfolio across Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North America. UOL’s commitment to architectural and quality excellence is reflected in all its developments. Pan Pacific Hotels Group, part of UOL, plays a key role in creating value and shaping a sustainable future. The collaboration between UOL Group Limited and Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to set high standards in the hospitality industry, providing exceptional experiences to guests worldwide.

Salvo, a prominent developer in Australia, is recognized as the Best Lifestyle Developer in Asia. Since the 1990s, Salvo has been transforming the skyline of Melbourne, creating exceptional places where people live, work, and shop. The group’s relentless ambition, entrepreneurialism, and robust capital have enabled the creation of significant value for stakeholders and an impressive legacy. With a focus on people and a commitment to building a better future, Salvo has become a trusted name in the property development landscape. The group’s portfolio, spanning over 50 years, reflects its dedication to providing a better building, better property, and better experience for owners and residents.

Frasers Property Singapore, a strategic business unit of SGX-listed Frasers Property Limited, is recognized as the Best Mixed-Use Developer in Asia. Frasers Property Singapore owns, develops, and manages a diverse and integrated property portfolio in Singapore, encompassing residential, retail, office, and business space properties. With over 22,000 quality homes developed and S$10.6 billion in retail assets under management, the company has played a significant role in shaping Singapore’s urban landscape. As of March 31, 2023, Frasers Property Singapore oversees a portfolio of 13 shopping malls and six office and business space properties. The commitment to creating integrated and diverse developments makes Frasers Property Singapore a standout player in the mixed-use development sector.

GuocoLand is recognized as the Best Developer in Asia. As a leading real estate group, GuocoLand focuses on Property Investment and Property Development. With a strong track record in creating distinctive integrated mixed-use developments and premium residential properties, the company uplifts and transforms local neighborhoods. The group’s investment properties, including landmarks like Guoco Tower and Guoco Midtown in Singapore, are strategically located across key markets in Singapore, China, and Malaysia. GuocoLand’s end-to-end capabilities span the real estate value chain, reflecting a commitment to quality and excellence. As of June 30, 2023, the group has total assets of S$12.01 billion and total equity attributable to ordinary equity holders of S$4.27 billion, solidifying its position as a key player in the Asian real estate landscape.

“The culmination of this year’s PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series is a fitting celebration of the changemakers who are contributing to shaping tomorrow’s cities. From lively capitals to sprawling metropolises and well-planned townships, the future of cities in Asia is in the capable hands of these fine developers, lighting the way for a more sustainable, equitable, and innovative industry in their respective countries. To all the winners – we celebrate your success and look forward to what you create next,” shared Hari V. Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 18th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final! These exceptional developments and developers have set the gold standard, showcasing excellence, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to shaping the future of the real estate landscape in Asia.

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