Surbana Jurong wins three IFLA AAPME Awards 2018

IFLA AAPME Awards 2018 - Resilience by Design
(Photo: Yeo Choon Chong, Surbana Jurong’s CEO, Singapore Division, receiving the award)

Surbana Jurong has won recognition for its landscape designs at the inaugural IFLA AAPME Awards, with three projects picking up Honourable Mentions in the Analysis & Master Planning Category. The prestigious awards were handed out by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) at the 55th IFLA World Congress 2018 held in Singapore.

IFLA AAPME Awards 2018 – Resilience by Design is an international award recognising the best in landscape design and planning. Initiated by the IFLA Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East (AAPME) regions, the Award is the first ever cross-regional platform created to showcase and promote projects and achievements of leading landscape architects within these regions.

These international awards are a strong testament to Surbana Jurong’s landscape planning and design capabilities.

Surbana Jurong’s award-winning projects are the 12km Han Cheng Riverfront, 700Ha Theme Park project in ShaanXi, China; Integrated Landscape Design, Ecological Water Management in Yixing, China; and Eco-Landscape Planning of Xixian Airport City in Xi’an, China.

12km Han Cheng Riverfront, 700HA Theme Park Master planning Concept Landscape Residential

12km Han Cheng Riverfront, 700HA Theme Park, China

Eco-Landscape Planning of Xixian Airport City Master planning Concept Landscape Residential

Eco-Landscape Planning of Xixian Airport City in Xi’an China

Integrated Landscape Design with Ecological Water Management Yixing Master planning Concept Residential

Integrated Landscape Design, Ecological Water Management in Yixing, China

Surbana Jurong’s landscape projects reflect its philosophy, adopting an integrated, resilient and sustainable eco landscape master planning approach. As one of the largest Asia-based urban and infrastructure consultancies, Surbana Jurong believes in the development of attractive, liveable and sustainable environments for future generations.

Surbana Jurong is #25 on ENR 2018 Top 225 International Design Firms list!

ENR 2018 Surbana Jurong

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has released its latest rankings for its ‘ENR 2018 Top 225 International Design Firms’ list, and Surbana Jurong is proud to have rose to #25 in ranking this year, up from #35 in 2017.

We are honoured to be featured among the world’s top design firms, and pleased that Surbana Jurong have once again not only made the list but also achieved an improved ranking. While the improved ENR rankings are but just one measure of our growth, it also reflects our belief of building cities to shape lives is bearing fruit.

At Surbana Jurong, we believe that development is more than just steel and concrete.  We create spaces and design infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish.

The ENR 2018 Top 225 International Design Firms list are ranked based on revenue from projects outside of their home countries. For the full ranking:

Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore named Best Tall Building Worldwide

C&S consultant KTP Surbana Jurong Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
KTP’s 3D structural analysis model (left) of the building, and the hotel as it stands (right). Photo credit: Oasia Hotel.

Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore has been named the Best Tall Building Worldwide, standing tall next to past title winners such as Sydney’s One Central Park and Beijing’s CCTV Headquarters. KTP, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group was the civil & structural consultant for this project.

Awarded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the win comes after the building was selected as Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia at the Tall and Urban Innovation Conference held on 31 May in Chicago. CTBUH is a non-profit international body that recognises achievements in the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and sustainability at the highest and broadest levels.

The 193.3m, 27-storey-high building was designed to be supported on a highly innovative and unique structural transfer system which enabled an intensified use of stacked spaces of offices, hotel and club rooms at different vertical strata. It also incorporates “skyspaces” uniquely designed with additional open-sided “ground” levels throughout.

In this geometrically challenging design, the team performed sophisticated and rigorous engineering analysis, ensuring the construction buildability and overall long-term behaviour were accounted for.

The Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore won not only because it incorporated 60 stories of green walls along the exterior, but because of its significant commitment to communal space. The tower has also allocated over 40 per cent of its volume to open air communal terraces in the sky.

The realisation of this highly complex structural form is a testament to our unwavering commitment from our engineers who persistently pushed boundaries of innovation while firmly guided by first principles of structural engineering.

Surbana Jurong’s member company, Robert Bird Group wins NCE 100 Companies of the Year award

RBG NCE100 tidal turbine structure
Representatives from RBG team, Lorenzo Giorgi (second from left), Laura Legnani (centre), John Ward (second from right) receiving the accolade from the award presenters at the ceremony.

Robert Bird Group (RBG), a member of Surbana Jurong Group, had won the NCE 100 Companies of the Year award in the category of Excellence in Alternative Energy for its contribution on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project. RBG designed the Turbine Support Structures for the first stage of the planned 398MW MeyGen tidal turbine farm, the first project of its kind in the world.

The award category celebrates those companies that are doing the most to introduce better energy sources in their projects.

New Civil Engineer (NCE), a monthly UK magazine and organiser of the NCE 100 awards, cited how RBG’s entry on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project “provided a good case study in first principles design, including an explanation of how the project is pushing the boundaries of high turbulent current modelling and structural simulation. Learning from the scheme is being shared with the wider industry: learning from the project is being fed into a new design code which will apply as a new industry standard”.

RBG was also a finalist for NCE’s Construction Innovator Award.

Surbana Jurong wins 28 accolades at BCA Awards 2018

SkyResidence @ Dawson BCA Awards Surbana Jurong
SkyResidence @ Dawson

Surbana Jurong increased its haul of accolades at the recent Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards, scoring three more than the 25 won last year. This is the largest haul for the Group at the awards since participating as a newly merged entity in 2015. Among the awards won were the BCA Construction Excellence and BCA Green Mark for Buildings awards.

NUS SDE4 BCA Awards Surbana Jurong
NUS School of Design & Environment, SDE 4

The projects also span diverse sectors – from public and private residential buildings, to food processing centres, government buildings and healthcare – which reflects the comprehensive suite of solutions offered by Surbana Jurong

“As one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consultancies, winning the BCA awards is a testament to the quality of our work and underscores our continued design and engineering excellence,“ said Surbana Jurong GCEO Wong Heang Fine about the scoop of awards.

Bedok Food City BCA Awards Surbana Jurong
Bedok Food City

At Surbana Jurong, we believe that development is more than just steel and concrete. Surbana Jurong approaches all our projects with the same philosophy – that what we design and build must be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. We create spaces and design infrastructure where people live, work and play, shaping cities into homes with sustainable jobs where communities and businesses can flourish. We also embrace the use of technology such as BIM and artificial intelligence, to enhance our business performance and offer our clients better solutions. BCA is Singapore’s regulatory body for the building and construction industry under the Ministry of National Development.

Buangkok Square Neighbourhood Centre BCA Awards Surbana Jurong
Buangkok Square Neighbourhood Centre

Surbana Jurong’s winning projects at the BCA Awards 2018

BCA Construction Excellence 2018
1. Hillsta

BCA Construction Productivity Award (Projects) 2018
2. Residential Halls at Nanyang Crescent, NTU – Platinum
3. Clementi Ridges – Gold
4. Woodlands Care Home – Gold

BCA Universal Design Mark 2018
5. The Visionaire – Gold

BCA Green Mark Award 2018
6. Bedok Food City – Platinum
7. Buangkok Square Neighbourhood Centre – Platinum
8. Customs Operations Command at Jalan Bahar – Platinum
9. JTC Poultry Processing Hub – Platinum
10. NUS School of Design & Environment, SDE 4 – Platinum
11. Outram Community Hospital – Platinum
12. Selarang Park Complex – Platinum
13. Seletar Airport Passenger Terminal – Platinum
14. SkyResidence @ Dawson – Platinum
15. State Courts Towers – Platinum
16. Buangkok Edgeview – Gold PLUS   
17. NIM Collection – Gold PLUS   
18. iNz Residence – Gold PLUS   
19. The Visionaire – Gold PLUS  
20. Adult Disability Home+Day Activity Centre – Gold
21. Anchorvale Parkview – Gold
22. Blossom Spring @ Yishun – Gold
23. Geylang C43B + Park – Gold
24. Kallang Fire Station – Gold
25. Keat Hong Garden – Gold
26. Selarang Park Complex, Phase 1 – Gold
27. Yung Kuang Court (Jurong West N1 C31) – Gold
28. Overseas – Hangzhou Riverfront Mansion – Certified

Surbana Jurong wins BCI Asia Top 10 Architects Award

Surbana Jurong BCI Asia Awards architecture firms in Singapore
Michael Vong, Deputy Managing Director, Building Consultancy Services(centre) flanked by Xavier Courboin, Managing Director & Marketing Director Asia for building materials firm Technal (left) and BCI Asia’s Chairman, Dr Matthias Krups.

Surbana Jurong has been named one of Singapore’s top 10 firms for architecture for 14 years running.

The BCI Asia Awards gave out its annual Top Ten Awards recently at a ceremony that recognises the country’s leading developers and architecture firms that have made the greatest contributions to the region’s built environment.

The awards, which were started in 2003, is one of the most anticipated and coveted awards for the construction sector in Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong SAR. Surbana Jurong has won the accolade every year since its inception.

The awards are given out by BCI Media Group, which covers Asia-Pacific building and construction news. Michael Vong, Deputy Managing Director, Building Consultancy Services, received the award for Surbana Jurong.

This award is a testament to Surbana Jurong’s longstanding position as one of the top architecture firms in Singapore. It lends due recognition to all our architects and technical staff, validating their hard work and commitment to delivering sound design and overall architectural excellence.

Surbana Jurong wins prestigious ACES Design Excellence Award in engineering

ACES Design Excellence Award M&E engineering
Surbana Jurong’s Senior Director of M&E Engineering, Lek Siang Hwa (middle) received the award from the Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong (left), at the awards ceremony on 22 March.

Surbana Jurong was recognised for its outstanding engineering design and quality recently at the annual ACES (Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore) awards. The Mechanical & Electrical Engineering team from Surbana Jurong earned the ACES Design Excellence Awards 2018 for its work on a high energy efficiency and reliability data centre for a company that supports utility services.

Surbana Jurong wowed the judges with its innovative and high-quality engineering solutions, including systems that regulate the temperature of the equipment, and a predictive maintenance software that improves manpower utilisation and minimises equipment downtime. The solutions led the data centre to exceed the target Power Utilisation Efficiency (PUE) rating set by the client.

AsBAA lifetime-achievement honour for Surbana Jurong’s aviation director

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Caspar is part of the Surbana Jurong Aviation team working to win the Changi Airport Terminal 5 design project

Caspar Baum, Surbana Jurong’s Director of Aviation, is the winner of the Mike Davis Award for lifetime achievement, conferred by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). He received his award at the association’s Icons of Aviation charity gala on 10 November in Hong Kong.

The award, one of the few in the world that acknowledge the contributions of individuals in the aviation industry, recognises Caspar’s nearly 30 years of commitment to architecture and specifically to his work in aviation architecture in the past two decades.

Caspar was born in Hannover, Germany, and graduated as an architect from University of Stuttgart. His wife Luisa Makariadi also works in Surbana Jurong, and is a senior aviation consultant like himself. They are part of the Surbana Jurong Aviation team working to secure the hottest project in aviation right now – to design Changi Airport’s Terminal 5.

Surbana Jurong wins landscape architecture award for project in China

Ju River Wetland ecological park
Existing ponds and wetlands are preserved in SJ’s design to allow visitors to experience the original Ju River environment.

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has been recognised for its exemplary landscape design work at the IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture Awards 2017. The team earned an Honourable Mention for its landscape master planning work for the “12km Han Cheng Riverfront with 700Ha Theme Park” project in ShaanXi, China. It is the first cultural-tourism project undertaken by SJ.

IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture Awards 2017
Oliver (right) receiving the award in Bangkok from Pongsak Laomanacharoen, President of the Thai Association of Landscape Architects.

The project team, led by Oliver Ng, Deputy Director of Landscape Planning and Design, had to overcome many challenges to meet project requirements, chief of which is to have a sustainable development that can transform the city’s economy and reduce its reliance on agriculture while preserving the local culture. The team’s winning proposal centres on an innovative Integrated Hub that will connect visitors to a community and sports hub, an agriculture and exposition park, and the Ju River Wetland ecological park. Special care was taken to protect the rich heritage of the historic city while enhancing its surrounding geography and biodiversity along the 12km riverfront.

This includes creating buffer zones and using softscape materials to form a cohesive landscape. The design also features an integrated storm water management and cleansing system which will help cleanse and retain water at the site for future use, especially when the city faces water shortages during the summer.

Double wins for Surbana Jurong Group at BCA BIM Awards 2017

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