PETALING JAYA (June 27): The Central Park and Plaza Arkadia at Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur have taken the top spots in their respective categories at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020.
The Central Park won Gold in the 10 years and above specialised category while Plaza Arkadia also bagged the Gold in the below 10 years mixed development (entire) category.
Developed on a 11.3-acre site, Plaza Arkadia is designed to redefine mixed-use developments in Malaysia. It features colonial style architecture with a modern contemporary twist.
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.
Meanwhile, anchoring the verdancy in the heart of Desa ParkCity is the 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 Kuala Lumpur. 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.
ParkCity Holdings Group CEO Datuk Joseph Lau told EdgeProp.my that it is indeed gratifying and an honour to receive the two awards.
“The objective of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards is to raise the bar on Malaysian property management practices, benchmarking it against the best in class globally. Collectively, it is an endorsement of the hardwork and effort of all our staff and the DNA of ParkCity brand,” said Lau.
He added that it has always been the group’s strategy to build more sustainable master-planned developments for the community. “We will continuously evolve and introduce world-class designs and concepts. It has always been in our DNA to consider the sustainability and liveability of the community we built. The accolades are a great endorsement of our journey that we are on the right track,” declared Lau.
He added that winning the award will authenticate Plaza Arkadia’s ideals, design philosophy and architecture, thus contributing to setting a new benchmark for the Malaysian real estate industry.
“Despite the challenging environment, ParkCity will continue to serve the community and deliver quality projects that we are renowned for,” assured Lau who also thanked all those who contributed to helping to develop and maintain The Central Park as the focal point for the community in Desa ParkCity. The Central Park was the only winner in its category.
EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 was presented virtually for the first-time ever on Facebook on the evening of June 27. Winners received their trophies from guest of honour Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
The Awards was organised in partnership with Nippon Paint Malaysia and supporting partners Panasonic Malaysia and KipleLive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd.
Additionally, the Awards is supported by the Association of Property and Facility Managers, Singapore (APFM Singapore), Malaysian Institute of Property & Facility Managers (MIPFM), Real Estate and Housing Developer’s Association Malaysia (Rehda), Building Managers Association of Malaysia (BMAM), Malaysian REIT Managers Association (MRMA), Architect Centre, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM). The Awards is endorsed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry. Results have been audited by Deloitte Malaysia.
Get the full results of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed & Sustainable Property Awards 2020 here: https://www.edgeprop.my/awards2020
View the virtual awards ceremony here: https://buff.ly/2YFNcVg
Read a special report on the awards in the July 3, 2020 EdgeProp.my e-publication.