KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): VERITAS Design Group is one of the 2016 recipients of “Cityscape Awards Emerging Markets” award under the category of Leisure & Hospitality award (built) for its Sinkeh Hotel project in George Town, Penang by Dubai’s Cityscape Awards Global.
The award was presented to recognise the outstanding designs by architects and developers globally. VERITAS Design Group principal Lillian Tay received the award at the Cityscape Awards ceremony held last Tuesday at Conrad Hotel Dubai, the UAE. VERITAS’ Sinkeh Hotel was among the three shortlisted projects — the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights and Zaya Nurai Island Resort Abu Dhabi — in the same category.
Previously, VERITAS received the Best Sustainable Development Award-Built for the Menara Binjai project in Kuala Lumpur at the same award ceremony in 2012.
In May 2015, VERITAS also bagged Gold award under the category Alteration & Addition and the “Building of the year 2015” for Sinkeh Hotel, awarded by the Malaysian Institute of Architects.
Sinkeh Hotel is a colonial shophouse transformed into a multifunctional arts space and hotel. A three-storey steel pavilion was inserted into the rear without touching both party walls, creating a tapered narrow light well that brings light and ventilation into the deep shophouse space.
The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets celebrates excellence in real estate development and architecture. Covering a range of categories, the awards offer international architects and leading real estate developers a prestigious platform to communicate a shared vision for the future, from culturally integrated city skylines to sustainable urban communities.
This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Sept 13, 2016. Subscribe to The Edge Financial Daily here.