Eight condominiums grabbed the major trophies at the Singapore edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards held on 12 October 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
These elite developments were honoured at the 8th annual awards for their outstanding and remarkable qualities, such as magnificent architectural design, sprawling green elements, stunning and posh interiors as well as a plethora of smart features.
The recipients include private condos, luxury condominiums and executive condominiums (EC) that were recently completed or lately launched. If you want to know if your current home or future condo unit are among those honoured at the awarding ceremony, then kindly read on.
- Best Luxury Condo Development
- Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design
Developed by Bukit Sembawang Estates, this stunning freehold masterpiece was given distinction as the best high-end condominium in the awards and was lauded for its architectural design.
Its two 36-storey towers, designed by multi-awarded DP Architect, houses a total of 250 units including one- to four-bedroom condos ranging from 441 sq ft to 1,755 sq ft. This is in addition to two penthouses either measuring 2,422 sq ft or 2,659 sq ft.
Located in prime District 9 along St Thomas Walk, the development is 500m to Somerset MRT Station on the North South Line and is roughly the same distance to the upcoming Great World MRT Station along the Thomson-East Coast Line. Strategically situated within Orchard, it is near Cathay Cineleisure and the popular dining spot of Robertson Quay.
It features full condominium facilities like a tennis court, basement carpark, clubhouse, swimming pool, spa pool, function room, gym and steam room. These are in addition to its extensive greenery such as cascading green walls conceptualised by landscape consultant Ong & Ong. Moreover, the two towers have communal areas with lush landscaping, including sky gardens that provide breath-taking views over Orchard Road, the Marina skyline, the Singapore River and the Robertson Quay area.
8 St Thomas was completed in January 2018.
- Best Private Condo Development
- Best Private Condo Architectural Design
- Best Condo Development in Singapore
Stirling Residences bagged three major awards. Aside from being extolled for its architectural design, it was named as the best private condominium and the overall top condo project in Singapore.
The 99-year leasehold project consists of 1,259 units spread across one 38-storey block and two 40-storey blocks. These include one- to four-bedroom condos ranging from 441 sq ft to 1,346 sq ft and six four-bedroom penthouses either spanning 1,959 sq ft or 1,970 sq ft.
Situated at Stirling Road in District 3, the project is a three-minute walk from Queenstown MRT Station on the East West Line.
Expected to be completed by 2022, it represents the maiden Singapore project of Shenzhen-based Logan Property Holdings and the second for China-based Nanshan Group.
Designed by the award-winning P&T Consultants Architects, Stirling Residences features 80 facilities within a sprawling 230,000 sq ft site. These include 24-hr security, a gym, tennis courts, swimming pools, steam room, multi-storey carpark, communal gardens and a childcare centre.
- Best Executive Condo Development
- Best Executive Condo Architectural Design
- Best Executive Condo Interior Design
Jointly developed by SingHaiyi Group and Kay Lim Investment, The Vales was crowned as the best executive condominium (EC), on top of being hailed for its architectural design and beautiful interiors.
The 99-year leasehold project at Anchorvale Crescent in District 19 consists of nine blocks of 15-storey towers with a total of 517 residential units. Layouts include two-bedders to five-bedroom apartments ranging from 753 sq ft to 1,604 sq ft. There are also 15 maisonettes (1,647sq ft to 1,722 sq ft) and penthouses (1,658 sq ft to 1,690 sq ft).
The development is merely a few steps to the Cheng Lim LRT Station, while the Sengkang Hospital is directly opposite. The Sengkang MRT Station is also a seven-minute walk.
Designed by AGA Architects, the executive condo comes with many facilities. These include a landscaped deck, a game room, basement carpark, an indoor gym, clubhouse, function room, tennis court, 50m freeform pool, wading pool, splash pool, Jacuzzi, hydro spa, BBQ area, fitness alcove, children’s playground and garden trail.
Completed in August 2018, the development is within a short drive to the Seletar Regional Centre and Seletar Aerospace Park, boosting the rental prospects of the development after the original buyers complete the five-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP).
- Best Mixed-Use Development
- Best Residential Green Development
Le Quest by Chinese developer Qingjian Realty bagged the trophy for best mixed-use development as well as the top prize for the most eco-friendly housing project.
The 99-year leasehold development comprises a four-storey podium with over 6,000 sq m of retail space. In addition to a childcare centre at the third level where Le Quest residents will have priority, the commercial premises contain shops, restaurants, supermarket Fairprice Finest and a food court run by Singaporean F&B company Koufu.
As for the condominium, they are located between the 5th floor and 16th level. Overall, there are 516 residential units across five 12-storey blocks. Configurations include studios, one-bedders to four-bedroom apartments with sizes ranging from 431sq ft to 1,528 sq ft
Located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 in District 23, Le Quest is super close to Dulwich College Singapore and behind that school is the future Tengah Park MRT station on the Jurong Region Line (JRL). But because the MRT station will be operational by 2027, Qingjian Realty will be providing two years of free shuttle service from the development to Jurong East MRT station and Bukit Batok MRT station.
Nestled in the heart of Bukit Batok and designed by ADDP Architects, Le Quest sports a wide array of facilities. These include a multi-storey carpark, chill-out lounge, clubhouse, BBQ area, indoor gymnastics, tennis court, playground, swimming pool, wading pool and lap pool.
The mall and condominium at Le Quest are anticipated to be ready by 2021.
- Best Smart Building Development
- Best Private Condo Interior Design
During the awarding ceremony, Qingjian Realty clinched the most coveted title of being Singapore’s best developer. That’s not all, its JadeScape condominium was praised as the best smart project and applauded for its classy interiors.
Situated at Shunfu Road in District 20, the 99-year leasehold project is touted as Singapore’s first fully-smart residential project. It features a many hi-tech features like facial recognition technology at lift lobbies, energy-efficient air conditioners, a water heater system that recycles waste heat for warm showers, and even smart integrated dishwashers that use ultrasonic waves to clean fruits and vegetables.
On top of having smart home devices not yet included in other local developments, the condominium will also be the first to adopt a Smart Estate Management System where residents can use a mobile app to pay maintenance fees, reserve condo facilities, order their favourite food and avail of home cleaning services.
In addition, there are smart features that lets elderly residents access important services such as health screening, dietary planning and 24/7 medical services.
Located on the former Shunfu Ville en bloc site, JadeScape offers a total of 1,206 residential units. Buyers can choose from one-bedders to five-bedroom units ranging between 527 sq ft and 2,088 sq ft. There are also two penthouses measuring 4,198 sq ft each.
Residents will also have convenient access to several MRT lines. The development is a short stroll from the Marymount MRT station on the Circle Line and one stop away is Bishan MRT Station, from where commuters can get on the North South Line. These are in addition to the nearby future Cross Island MRT line and Thomson–East Coast MRT line.
The development features over 100 communal facilities. These include two gyms, a sauna, steam room and tennis courts. There is also a 50m skyline pool, a 50m infinity pool, karaoke rooms, BBQ pits, sky cabana, Lantern Island, maze garden, adventure playground and a forest trail leading to the nearby MacRitchie Reservoir.
JadeScape is expected to be completed by 2023.
- Best Luxury Condo Interior Design
The Amber45 high-end condominium by UOL Group was lauded for its posh and elegant interiors at the Singapore leg of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2018.
Situated at Amber Road in District 15, the 139-unit boutique freehold project consists of two-bedders to four-bedroom apartments spanning 614 sq ft to 1,798 sq ft. These homes are near the future Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade MRT stations along the upcoming Thomson-East Coast MRT Line.
Homes at Amber45 will all be equipped with hi-tech features such as smart air-conditioning units, smart lights and digital locks safeguarded by bank-grade app security.
Like other luxury condos, the project will house various facilities. These include a 50m lap pool, bubble pool, water hammocks, tennis court, gymnasium, clubhouse, entertainment room and children’s playground.
Amber45 is slated to be completed by 2021.
- Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design
Highline Residences is a private condominium acclaimed for its landscape architectural design.
Built by Keppel Group’s property division Keppel Land, the 500-unit development houses one- to four-bedroom units and dual-key condos ranging from 506 sq ft to 1,292 sq ft. There are also six penthouses sized from 2,174 sq ft to 2,260 sq ft.
Designed by award-winning Mok Wei Wei of W Architects, the 99-year leasehold project is situated within the heart of Tiong Bahru, which was named as the “Top 10 Urban Markets to Watch” and “15 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World”.
Located at Kim Tian Road in District 3, the project is a stone’s throw from Tiong Bahru MRT Station, while the future Havelock MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast Line is close by as well. By vehicle, Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Singapore’s central business district (CBD) are a short drive away.
The development, whose landscape was envisioned by COEN Design International, is a recipient of the BCA Green Mark Award – Gold.
Its impressive landscape includes a spacious open lawn on the first level that is perfect for holding parties or picnics, an elevated green ridge on the fifth floor spanning 180 metres that contains a barbecue pavilion and outdoor fitness stations.
Other facilities include a gym, lift lobby, basement car park, 24-hour security, children’s playground and swimming pool. Besides exclusive concierge and limousine services, residents at the project enjoy golfing privileges at Keppel Land’s award-winning golf courses in Indonesia and China.
Highline Residences was built in 2018.
- Best Executive Condo Landscape Architectural Design
Jointly built by Koh Brothers Development and Heeton Homes, Westwood Residences is an executive condominium (EC) that was lauded for its landscape architectural design.
Designed by ADDP Architect, the 99-year leasehold development is touted as the first bike-themed residential project in Singapore. In fact, Westwood Residences features a BMX adventure park, a mini velodrome (30m x 15m), a kid’s traffic garden where children can safely practice how to bike, a covered bike maintenance area, and a secure bike garage with biometric sensors.
The development consists of nine 14-storey residential blocks with a total of 480 units. Configurations include two-bedders to five-bedroom units ranging from 689 sq ft to 1,518 sq ft.
Situated in Westwood Avenue at District 22, the EC project is four bus stops from the nearest MRT stations – Pioneer and Boon Lay, which are both along the East West Line.
Aside from its biking facilities, the development also comes with other facilities. These include a carpark, gymnasium, 50 meter lap pool and round-the-clock security. There is also an aqua gym, clubhouse with function room, secret garden, flower garden, children’s playground, outdoor hot plate and grill, as well as tennis court/half basketball court/futsal court.
Westwood Residences was completed in 2018.
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