Silver Award Winner — Industrial Category — Hap Seng Star Mercedes-Benz Autohaus @ Balakong by Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd.
THERE is no other word that can describe the joy when the winners hold up their trophies at the FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards presentation ceremony — the best international platform for developers to prove their projects of excellence to the world.
The FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence, which is being organised for the 26th edition this year by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), is an international property award that recognises projects that best embody excellence in all real estate disciplines involved in its creation.
It illustrates concretely the FIABCI ideal of providing society with the optimal solution to their property needs, and this year sees the award being organised for a quarter of a century.
The award is judged in two tiers, first by Judges and then by an Oversight Panel, comprising top real estate professionals and experts from all around the world.
The FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards reward overall merit and not just aesthetics, functionality or size; it therefore represents an outstanding achievement, like what FIABCI World President Kirkor Ajderhanyan says, it creates both efficiency and a higher quality of life; our society, indeed our entire world, benefits from such insightful entrepreneurial endeavours.
FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards is a greater platform to showcase the local excellent development projects from countries all around the world.
It does not only showcase the project itself, but creates a knowledge-sharing platform while the winners get to learn the different development technologies and cultures from other countries.
Over the past 25 years, the awards categories have been increased from four to 14 as a resemblance of the growth of the industry.
The criteria of the judging has been reviewed and revised to reflect the salient points of the category. The weightage of the marks allocated to each criterion indicates the importance of the criteria to the category.
Alexander Romanenko, the President of FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards Committee 2017, says that the awards is one of the most objective and professional competitions around the world.
"FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards is a greater platform to showcase the local excellent development projects from countries all around the world.
"It does not only showcase the project itself, but it creates a knowledge sharing platform as well as the winners get to learn the different development technologies and cultures from other countries."
Romanenko added that the international property 'Oscar' award has inspired national chapters to organise their own local awards, with the Malaysian chapter being the pioneer, followed by other national chapters such as Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Baltic Countries in Europe, which create extraordinary synergy around the world, while at the same time promote and acknowledge excellence within their market.
While on the other hand, Kirkor Ajderhanyan, FIABCI World President 2016–2017 when asked about the vision of FIABCI, says the organisation is precise in their "Vision 2020 Roadmap for success" and he believes that together with wisdom and harmony, they can push the walls and move mountains as they build the future while honouring their proud history.
He believes that moving forward to build the future of global real estate industry is not a 'one man show', instead it takes global teamwork, whereby the various national chapters join hands to move forward to the same direction and ambition, with dedications and commitment, focusing on concrete solutions and taking necessary steps.
He dares not to claim credit but thank the various units that have worked together to make the 68th FIABCI World Congress and FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards 2017 a success.
WORLD GOLD WINNER (MALAYSIA) Master Plan Category
Bandar Rimbayu by IJM Land Berhad
This is a well-placed premier township development that sits within the district of Kuala Langat, adjacent to the established neighbourhood of Kota Kemuning. Spreading over 1,879 acres with a gross development value of RM11bil, Bandar Rimbayu houses an integrated mix of residential, commercial, recreational and green components with public facilities and amenities.
The township also enjoys excellent connectivity thanks to its strategic location and access via five major highways.
WORLD SILVER WINNER (MALAYSIA)
Environmental (Rehabilitation/ Conservation) Category
River Rehabilitation @ By The Sea by Selangor Dredging Berhad
The project's main objective is to enhance the ecological and economical sustainability and aesthetic value, by safeguarding the area against probable floods and erosion, to improve the water quality of the river using natural elements, and transform the area into a valuable and enjoyable landscape, which in turn provides a cleaner and more pleasant surrounding for the community. Industrial Category
Hap Seng Star Mercedes-Benz Autohaus @ Balakong by Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd
The industrial building which consists of a showroom, service centre and office was designed to provide extensive sales and service coverage. It was built on a 4.55 acres land sited prominently in Balakong and fronting the Silk Highway. It has placed great emphasis on promoting a sense of awareness towards the notion of "Green" (elegant, simplicity, practical design, extensive landscaping and ecological sustainable approach). Purpose-Built Category
Chengal House By Paramount Property
The Chengal House is an iconic tribute to the beauty and resilience of Malaysian hardwood. It features roof trusses and columns made from 200-year-old chengal wood, salvaged from a 77-year-old factory owned by the developer of Sejati Residences, Paramount Property. Message from Alexander Romanenko President
FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards Committee 2017 FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards recognise the projects that best embodies excellence in all real estate disciplines involved in its creation conferred winner in 14 categories. It illustrates concretely the FIABCI ideal of 'providing society with optimal solution to property needs'.
Definitely World Prix d'Exellence Awards in one of the most objective and professional competitions around the world.
Fifty judges from more than 30 countries participated in the judging process. Judged in two steps, first by Judges and then by Oversight Panel; who are experienced real estate professionals and experts from all over the world.
The marks from the judges were collated and audited by KPMG Malaysia, the public auditor who volunteered for this service. The committee thanks KPMG for the support.
The members of the Oversight Panel met in Nice to confirm the World Gold and World Silver Winners. They travelled a long distance from all parts of the World to meet and decide on the result. A big thank you to all judges and members of the Oversight Panel.
This international award has inspired the FIABCI national chapters to organise their local Awards, which creates extraordinary synergy around the world, and also promotes and acknowledges excellence within their market.
Especially, I want to recognise the outstanding achievement of Chapters in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia from Asia; and Hungary, Germany, Russia and Baltic Countries from Europe.
National Awards are excellent marketing tools for FIABCI National and International Level. It's a great opportunity to promote the best projects, good developers and their countries.