Twelve outstanding real estate development projects from across the Asia Pacific region have been selected as winners of the 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs. A ceremony honoring the winners took place at the 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

A video of the awards presentation is available on ULI Knowledge Finder.

Winners Announced: 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

The 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence winners, in alphabetical order of project name with developers, owners, and designers, are:

  • 798 Arts District, Beijing, China. Developers: Urbis Development, Beijing Sevenstar Group. Designer: Sasaki.
  • Beijing Wangjing Universal Creative Square, Beijing, China. Developer: Zhonggeng Group. Designer: Gensler.
  • Kampung Admiralty, Singapore. Developer: Housing & Development Board, Singapore. Designer: WOHA.
  • Lakeside Garden, Jurong Lakeside Garden, Singapore. Developer: National Parks Board, Singapore. Designers: CPG Consultants Pte. Ltd., Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl.
  • Marrick & Co., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Developer: Mirvac. Designers: TZG Architects/Mirvac Design.
  • The Mills, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China. Developer: Nan Fung Development. Designers: Nan Fung Group Design Department, Thomas Chow Architects.
  • Nihonbashi 2-Chome Area Project, Tokyo, Japan. Developer: Mitsui Fudosan. Designer: SOM.
  • Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore. Developer: Lendlease. Designer: DP Architects.
  • Punggol Town, Singapore. Developer: Housing and Development Board Singapore. Designer: Housing and Development Board Singapore.
  • Suining South Riverfront Park, Suining, Sichuan Province, China. Developer: Suining Economic and Technological Development District, Sichuan Province. Designer: Ecoland Planning and Design Corp.
  • Tri-Seven Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. Developer: Pembroke Real Estate. Designer: Pembroke Real Estate.
  • Wuhan Tiandi Site A, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Developer: Shui On Land. Master planner: SOM. Architects: Ben Wood Studio Shanghai, P&T Group, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Benoy.

“Against the backdrop of a pandemic and economic disruption, the ULI Asia Pacific Summit has been a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and celebrate truly exemplary real estate projects across the region, which will inspire our industry,” said Nicholas Brooke, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific. “This is yet another example of the value that ULI contributes to the industry through the sharing of knowledge and dissemination of best practice.”

David Faulkner, president of ULI Asia Pacific, commended the high standard of the entries received and said: “The Awards for Excellence program is very important for ULI as it provides recognition for outstanding development projects and initiatives, and the great work of architects, developers, and investors, which we can all learn from. The diverse range of projects from across our region demonstrates the value of this competition. The winners can be tremendously proud of what they have achieved, and we are enormously grateful for the time and effort that have gone into all of the submissions as part of the process and for the tireless work of our jury members.”

“The ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence have gone from strength to strength since the competition was first held in 2019,” said Peter Holland, jury chair, director of Cistri, and ULI Global Trustee. “This year, we received our highest number of entries, and the caliber of the projects keeps growing, which made it particularly difficult to narrow the competition to just 12 winners. Whilst the projects vary significantly in scale, typology, and geography, they do, however, have one common feature: they are all outstanding projects in their own right and they reflect ULI principles.”

The international jury that selected the winning projects is made up of leading ULI members representing multidisciplinary real estate expertise, including finance, planning, development, design, and other professional services. In addition to Peter Holland, the 2021 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence jury members across all seven councils in Asia Pacific were: Albert Chan, director, Shui On Land; Rebecca Cheng, director, KPF; Ame Engelhart, director, SOM; Siew Leng Fun, chief urban designer, URA; Choon Fah Ong, CEO, Edmund Tie & Co.; Gordon Hatton, vice president, head of Japan, Pembroke; Sang Hun Yim, director, IGIS Asset Management; Ko Iwahori, managing partner, Acadia Capital/Mitsubishi Estate; Roger Nelson, managing director, NH Architecture; Bob Pratt, managing director/global cohead of design and construction, Tishman Speyer; Adrian To, general manager, Swire Properties; and Sylvester Wong, vice president, AECOM.

ULI will announce the winners of the Global Awards for Excellence in conjunction with the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in October. A video of the awards presentation is available on ULI Knowledge Finder.