By Romesh Navaratnarajah:The 10 most active architecture firms and property developers in Singapore will be receiving accolades at the 8th BCI Asia Awards to be held today at the Conrad Hotel.
The portfolios of these developers include US$4.64 billion (S$5.77 billion) worth of properties that will be built in Singapore this year while the architects have US$14.3 billion (S$17.78 billion) worth of constructed properties.
The top developers include CapitaLand Ltd, Far East Organization, City Developments Limited, GuocoLand (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Frasers Centrepoint Ltd, Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd, Ho Bee Investment Ltd, Hong Leong Holdings Ltd and Keppel Land Ltd.
For the architecture category, the list includes ADDP Architects LLP, Architects 61 Pte Ltd, Aedas Pte Ltd, DP Architects Pte Ltd, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, P&T Consultants Pte Ltd, ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, SAA Architects Pte Ltd, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd and Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd.
"Examples of projects by this year's Top 10 Award winners we see both, innovation for great designs and long-term solutions for sustainability," said Dr. Matthias Krups, Chairman of BCI Asia.
"The fact that buildings are responsible for as much as one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and 40 percent of global energy used is starting to be recognised stronger by the market players around the world. This is a trend BCI is happy to witness in Asia as well," he added.
The event will be graced by Rita Soh, President of the Board of Architects Singapore. Meanwhile, BCI will also confer the FuturArc Green Leadership Award (International Awards for Green Built Projects) and FuturArc Prize (International Green Design competition).
Rewarding outstanding developers and architecture firms throughout the region annually, the BCI Asia Awards recognises the best firms from Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Related Stories:CapitaLand's profit rises to S$133.2m in Q1
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