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- Financial sustainability
- Community and communication
- Development value / yield
Sustainability is the first and the last name of this resort which is like no other.
This world class and sustainable spa retreat was built on the principle of preserving the ancient rain forest, limestone hills, cascading waterfalls and caves in its midst.
The design was painstakingly curated and construction carried out without destroying the natural hot springs underground.
More than 90% of the building materials were sourced locally. In the villa interiors, recycled materials steal the show.
This eco paradise demonstrates that there is no need for a trade-off between profitability and environment protection. What is demanded, however, is the sincerity, passion and commitment of the developer towards sustainability.
Over the years, The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat in Ipoh has successfully captured the attention of people from all round the globe - from academics, economists, scientists, celebrities, thought leaders, government officials and the media.
The recipient of EdgeProp Malaysia Editor's Choice Award: Malaysia's Outstanding Sustainable Resort 2020 is Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat.
After three decades of contribution to the brick and mortar world, he bowed out officially from the corporate scene on August 31 last year. The plan was to relax and go travelling with his family. But Covid-19 decided otherwise.
Travel curbs aside, as president of Malaysia's Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (Rehda), he had to quickly put on his battle gear as the industry found itself thrust into uncharted waters. All construction and development activities came to an abrupt halt. Cash flow and numerous other issues loomed.
Indeed, Datuk Soam Heng Choon was a strategic front-liner in the Malaysian property and construction sector.
He remains very much at the forefront of Malaysian property developers' efforts to stabilise and restore the shine in the industry.
In recognition of his valued leadership and contribution in the real estate industry, Datuk Soam is EdgeProp Malaysia Editor's Choice as Malaysia's Exemplary Leader in Real Estate 2020.
Do affordable homes have to look like plain Janes? Definitely not! The proof lies in this project comprising 750 units of 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments of 800 sq ft each, sold from as low as RM260,000.
Each unit comes with two car parks and other amenities set in an ambience that makes no hint of the affordable pricing tag.
This project stands out not only for its sustainable design and upkeep. The minimalist concept and approach extends to its amenities and landscape with no compromise on the aesthetics.
Indeed, this is a laudable effort and we look forward to more Malaysian developers raising the bar with such projects.
Ladies and gentlemen, Karisma Apartment by Eco Majestic Development Sdn Bhd of Eco World Development Group Bhd is EdgeProp Malaysia Editor's Choice for Malaysia's Outstanding Affordable Homes Project 2020.
When this commercial block in Petaling Jaya was completed 11 years ago, many eyebrows were raised.
Till today, there are some who continue to mistake the four-tower project on a 5.5-acre footprint as still "unfinished".
The unconventional and industrial-like approach rests on strong eco and sustainable attributes, all knitted together by a charming central garden plaza.
Design and construction materials selected focused on the creation of an iconic yet timeless building that suits the local climate and context.
This is a Malaysian project that is ahead of its time.
A truly made-in-Malaysia landmark that is able to age beautifully and naturally.
A marriage of sleek and timeless modernity with old world charm.
PJ Trade Centre by Tujuan Gemilang is the recipient of EdgeProp Malaysia Editor's Choice: Built for Sustainability Award 2020.
This home-grown developer based in Johor does not just put up brick and mortar.
The past two decades have witnessed how the privately-held outfit has successfully demonstrated what it takes to build closely-knit communities that are vibrant yet sustainable.
Guided closely by values and aspirations tied to sustainability, this developer was the first to build a zero waste township in Johor.
In so doing, it took the lead in executing green initiatives with a positive impact on the community.
This is a developer that cares. Through collaboration with like-minded private institutions and organisations, it actively promotes good moral values in the community.
To quote the general manager of Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd Mr Wee Boon Leong: "Moral values are key to maintaining sustainability in a community. We believe in people and that they would do the right thing in the right environment, such as keeping a clean place clean."
For Mr Wee and his team, sustainability is about taking good care of the people, the environment and the future. Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd has earned EdgeProp Malaysia's Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award 2020.
After 10 long years of agony, rounds of crisis management and millions of ringgit spent, this developer was finally able to close the chapter to a long-drawn dispute over a sewage system and its dysfunctional maintenance.
Hell had broken loose in 2009 - four years after the first home in Bandar Botanic in Klang, Selangor, was handed over.
The sewage overflowed and the stench unbearable. Residents affected, understandably, were up in arms.
The developer had explained that not only was the sewage system installed with approval from the authorities but that it was also compliance-tested before the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) took over its maintenance in 2005.
This did not stop the developer from helping the residents affected.
Trucks were deployed for clean-up works while resident-SPAN meetings were facilitated in search of a solution.
These culminated in the developer stepping in to help fund a significant rectification and upgrading exercise with SPAN.
The chapter to this episode may have closed, but it has served to further reinforce the developer's philosophy of building sustainable development.
In the words of its CEO Mr Ngan Chee Meng: "The townships that we build must be able to stand the test of time and are easy to maintain. Our mission is to create homes that people could grow up and grow old in."
For its commitment to buyers and the community, Gamuda Land has earned the EdgeProp Malaysia's Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award 2020.
Managing and maintaining a community made up of homes with individual titles (and keeping it top- notch) is no walk in the park but this project of 225 units which forms part of the 1,200-acre Horizon Hills township in Iskandar Puteri, Johor is certainly proof that it can be done not only efficiently but also sustainably.
The management team set up by the developer has not compromised on security despite the encumbrances on a non-strata development and though various measures, the project achieved zero break-ins in 2019. The management team also maintains good relations with the local council to ensure issues regarding jurisdiction and responsibilities are dealt with quickly.
The gold award in the below 10 years non-strata residential category is The Cove at Horizon Hills.
This commercial building in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur may look boring on the outside with its minimalist glass façade but by keeping the design simple, it also hopes to achieve minimal cost and manpower for its maintenance.
The 13-storey platinum-grade green building with approximately 300,000 sq ft in net lettable area houses office spaces, a performing arts theatre, an art gallery, event space, three floors designated for F&B outlets, and on the rooftop level are a sports bar and a gym with an infinity pool.
Based on its sustainable design features and principles, the M&E services have taken energy efficiency, water efficiency, environmental protection, indoor environmental quality and other green features into consideration.
The gold winner in the below 10 years non-strata office category is Menara Ken TTDI!
Designed to redefine mixed-use developments in Malaysia, its colonial style architecture with a modern contemporary twist, visitors to this place often feel like they are walking down a street somewhere in Europe.
Remaining steadfast to its commitment to sustainability, the developer has incorporated green features to ease sustainable management and maintenance into the project right from its blueprint. Even security features have been included in the project’s design and planning from the very start.
Taking the Gold in the below 10 years mixed development (entire) category is Plaza Arkadia in Desa ParkCity.
This 11-year-old residential development in Bangsar, KL comprising three condominium blocks and 12 townhouses looks nothing like its age thanks to the commitment and passion of its Management Committee members towards their task.
Over the years, several major upgrading and repair works have been carried out. Among them was to rectify the liquid petroleum gas system when defects were found in 2015; turning a dark and stuffy lobby into an open-concept design while an under-utilised 200 sq ft space was transformed into a BBQ corner. The pool decks have also been upgraded.
It was their passion to uphold the interest of all owners and residents that motivated the MC members and their appointed property management team to work tirelessly to overcome these and other challenges that plagued the condominium, with well-thought out resolutions.
Winning a well-deserved gold in the 10 years and above multi-own strata residential category is One Menerung.
Anchoring the verdancy in the heart of Desa ParkCity in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur is a 13.19-acre central park with a 6.34-acre man-made lake. It draws denizens both from inside and outside the township because it is a pet-friendly public park, a rarity in KL. The decision to turn it into a pet-friendly park was to make it an inclusive park which everyone could enjoy.
Besides being a place-making element that brings vibrancy into the township, The Central Park also serves to create a new ecosystem and green environment to what was once a dead quarry site.
In recognition of its excellent management and maintenance, The Central Park at Desa ParkCity wins gold in the more than 10 years specialised category!
Located at the highest point of Setia EcoHill 2, in Semenyih, Selangor is a remarkable mountain biking park that draws not only adventure seekers but nature lovers. What was once oil palm and rubber estate has been transformed into a forest as well as a place to enjoy mountain biking, jungle trekking, bird watching, and quality outdoor family time.
This is no ordinary landscape project as the park was crafted around the existing terrain and vegetation, paying the highest respect to nature. What’s more, self-sustaining and low-maintenance methodologies were factored into its design as well. Its developer has certainly gone the extra mile in place-making and to revitalize the natural environment of the park.
EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award 2020’s gold winner is The Adventure Park at Setia EcoHill 2.
Close to 35% of this 1,228-acre freehold township in Iskandar Puteri, Johor are dedicated to green lungs and water features.
The landscaping of the township is based on the tenets of sustainability, hence, to promote a low- carbon lifestyle, the developer has planted nearly 60,000 trees within the township supplying fresh air and reducing the surrounding temperature for almost 25,000 residents living within and nearby.
Water-bodies have been retained and now cover 83 acres of the development, making irrigation of the vast grounds easy and cost-efficient. The ponds, lakes and meandering streams also provide scenic vistas and a cooling effect.
The place also boasts a natural habitat with a diverse range of flora and fauna as the township’s developer believes that a healthy ecosystem that attracts a rich biodiversity is healthy for human living as well.
The gold winner of EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia's Sustainable Landscape Award 2020 is Horizon Hills.
"First, create a park then, put the buildings on it" - that was the guiding principle of how this project in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn in Cheras, Selangor was developed. Hence, it is no wonder that over 40% of land in this 8.9-acre residential project are made up of parklands.
What's important is that the landscape does not require much maintenance as the trees and plants have been carefully selected for easy upkeep. The granite sculptures also require minimal maintenance. Landscape watering largely depends on rain harvesting tanks while garden waste is composted and used to fertilise the grounds.
Indeed, the parklands have been designed not only to serve its residents but also to nurture the environment.
Also winning Gold of the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award 2020 is Windows on the Park.
Within this condominium in Mont'Kiara is a three-acre landscaped recreational area including a water arena with a man-made lake the size of two football fields with a jogging track around it, as well as a swimming pool, two fountains, gazebos, and a children’s playground.
There is also a mini herb garden and a new so-called "fruit forest". Residents here appreciate the greenery so much they would tend to the plants themselves and not allow any tree to be chopped.
Obviously the residents pride and joy, one could certainly see the care taken in the landscaping including the majestic palm trees that have become the "ambassadors" of this place.
Another deserving Gold winner of EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia's Sustainable Landscape Award 2020 is Mont'Kiara Palma.
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EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Award recognises real estate that is managed with excellence. The objective of the Awards is to raise the bar on Malaysian property management practices, benchmarking it against the best in class globally. First of its kind, organised in partnership with Nippon Paint Malaysia, supporting sponsor Panasonic Malaysia and supported by APFM Singapore, Architect Centre, BMAM, ILAM, MIPFM, MRMA, & REHDA the awards received over 50 submissions this year. Entries were open to all stratified and non-stratified buildings, managed in-house or by property managers. There are nine categories – Below and Above 10 years for Residential, Office, Retail, Mixed Development & specialised categories.
KEY ATTRIBUTES THAT WE LOOK FOR:
Vision, commitment and efforts made towards the building of sustainable development/developments in Malaysia
Recognises excellence in a project, building or company that is committed to top quality property management practice. The recognition is also accorded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exemplary contribution towards the promotion of sustainable development in the Malaysian real estate.