- UEM Sunrise’s upmarket high rise residential property, 28 Mont’Kiara in the Central Region was named the World Silver Winner by FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 May 2016 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, has emerged as the “World Silver Winner” at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2016 in the Residential (High Rise) category.
Commenting on the award, Dato’ Izzaddin Idris, UEM Sunrise’s Executive Director said, “We are very pleased to be receiving the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Silver Award for our 28 Mont’Kiara development. The award, which recognises projects around the world that best encapsulates a balance of societal and property needs, is testament to our commitment to create sustainable and quality communities and developments. We are proud that our developments continue to rank among the top in the world, not only in terms of quality and design, but also in terms of serving the needs of the community”.
28 Mont’Kiara is a residential development that was built on a simple principle – great design for living. According to UEM Sunrise’s Project Director (Central Region), Liong Kok Kit, during the planning period, the enclave of Mont’Kiara – where 28 Mont’Kiara is located, was on its way to becoming known as a ‘Global Village’ due to the large expatriate community living there. It has since matured into a world-class address to live. This has inspired the Company to build an unprecedented living space that surpasses all previous design standards, and push all known conventions to realise this vision.
Liong represented UEM Sunrise at the awards presentation ceremony held at Hotel RIU Plaza Panama, in Panama City, Panama, Central America on 25 May 2016. As a super-modern luxury condominium, 28 Mont’Kiara integrates the philosophies of modern and contemporary functional design with health and wellness. Featuring expansive areas for recreation, therapeutic pampering and greener living; it is a sanctuary for those seeking the best for their overall well-being. Numerous water features include a water playground, a 50-metre lap pool with featured resistance swimming at one end, a hydrotherapy spa as well as a water jet spout massage gives plenty of options to relax and rejuvenate.
28 Mont’Kiara is an ultra-modern abode that offers lavish living spaces. Built on 5.81 acres of freehold land, the development offers a total of 460 units within a pair of twin towers of 40 storeys each, where each tower only has three wings of two units per floor to ensure privacy and tranquility.
The development is also endorsed as a Green Building with BCA Green Mark Gold certification. Every step of the building process was taken with care for the natural environment, from the planning of thermal comfort at home to the use of sustainable materials.
Many aspects of 28 Mont’Kiara’s overall design (such as the water features, the spa nest and the curved edges of the tower block design) mimic naturally-occurring shapes of the wilderness and natural environment. Even its colour palette is rooted in earthly tones to sustain the imagery of being in the midst of nature. Complete with various water elements in 28 Mont’Kiara, the development is designed to enhance the overall serenity for the community.
The safety of residents is also bolstered with high security installations, which also ensures privacy. 28 Mont’Kiara was purposefully built, down to the smallest detail, according to the ideals of human well-being. This attention to detail was what earned it its place as one of the best addresses in the world.
The “World Silver Winner” recognition is the first for UEM Sunrise. Back in May 2012, Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) emerged as a winner in the Master Plan Category at the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards 2012. In October 2011, Iskandar Puteri was named the Best Master Plan at the FIABCI Malaysia Property Award 2011 while UEM Sunrise’s luxurious 10 Mont’Kiara development was a joint winner in the Residential (High Rise) Category.
Previously, the Company won two FIABCI Malaysia Property Award recognitions, having won the Best Master Plan for Puteri Harbour in 2009 as well as Winner for the Public Sector Category for Kota Iskandar (Phase 1) in 2010. Both Puteri Harbour and Kota Iskandar went on to receive runner-up trophies at the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
The FIABCI World Prix d'Excellence Awards recognises projects that best embody excellence and balance in all real estate disciplines involved in their creations and designs. Winning projects are judged based on a set of criteria which include architecture, development, environmental impact, financials and marketing and are selected by an international panel of real estate professionals and experts.