The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently held its annual event that honors high-rise projects in different parts of the world. CapitaLand Limited scored the Best Tall Building award for 2015. The commercial building called CapitaGreen now holds this title as the best among Asia and Australian region.
CapitaGreen stood out on so many levels. It is a premium building meant for office spaces and had been such an eye-candy among engineers and architects alike since last year. The building that measures up to 242 meters with 40-storey became very iconic among Singaporeans who are frequent within the central business district. More than 50 percent of the building’s façade is actually enveloped by lush greenery that would combat heat and even enhance the efficiency of the building’s energy use. Since 2013, CapitaLand Limited already gathered five awards from the CTBUH including the Urban Habitat Award in 2014.
Apart from the CapitaGreen, Singapore also had another finalist during the 2015 CTBUH awarding. The D’Leedon, a condominium in District 10 that stands along with Pollen & Bleu and Gramercy Park in District 10, was one of the contenders for the category of Urban Habitat Award. It was turned over to its respective buyers and investors last 2014 and became an iconic development in the area since then. The D’Leedon has 12 houses that are semi-detached apart from the other 1,703 residential units currently occupied.
Singapore projects flourished that night as they nominated another project in the country on top of the other two names mentioned. The Sky Terrace from the Housing and Development Board was one of the candidates for the category of Tall Building. This five-building compound is situated in Dawson Estates with lofts having interconnecting access for those who would like to have a more flexible arrangement.
According to CTBUH, this year’s awarding is the hardest and the most competitive of all since they have to choose among 123 entries since 2014.
Others upcoming launches will include projects like High Park Residences (Priced from $3xxK), Adana @ Thomson (Freehold) and Sol Acres (Executive Condominium). Current top selling developments include projects like Botanique at Bartley and North Park Residences. Please feel free to take a look.