LIXIL continues its recognition of industry excellence in partnership with International Property Awards
LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced the winners of the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021-22 through its sponsor brands American Standard and GROHE. The Asia Pacific Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement in the architecture, interior design, real estate and property development sectors in the region. These prestigious awards attract entries from the best professionals and top industry brands annually.
In this year’s edition, there are 681 winners from across the Asia Pacific in the Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate, and Property Development categories. China swept the maximum number of awards (279) followed by Thailand (86). This was closely followed by Vietnam (45). Other important markets including Singapore (44), Malaysia (43), India (31) and Australia (29), also made a mark at this year’s awards. (Link with the full list of winners https://propertyawards.net/winners/)
The judging panel for this year’s awards consisted of over 100 top industry experts. Luminaries such as Lord Best (Chair of the House of Lords Communications Committee, and Chair of The Property Ombudsman’s Council in the UK), Bill McClintock (Chairman, Guild of Property Professionals UK), and Annie Hampson (Former Chief Planning Officer at the City of London) were part of the illustrious judging panel for the Asia Pacific Property Awards. Each judge was allocated to entries that were of their areas of expertise and knowledge. All entries were meticulously adjudicated on their design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
The Asia Pacific Property Awards are one of the biggest and most recognised awards in the industry, with over 900 entries received each year from countries across the region. Companies that have the honour of receiving the award are accredited for leading the architecture, interior design, real estate and property developer sectors. Sponsored by LIXIL Asia through its power brands American Standard and GROHE for the third year, the Asia Pacific Property Awards are the largest branch of the International Property Awards (IPA). This year’s 2021-22 top winners were announced through the IPA’s bespoke online ‘Red Carpet’ presentation videos. This is part of the IPA’s approach in providing an innovative and popular alternative in place of the annual live awards event, due to Covid restrictions.
LIXIL recently congratulated Thai property developers and Thai architecture companies that confidently chose American Standard and GROHE sanitaryware brands for their projects.
Companies recognised with the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021–2022 in various categories included MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited), which won the award for Residential Development Thailand for The Aspen Tree The Forestias. One.Six Development Corporation Limited was named winner in the category of Residential High Rise Development Thailand for The Strand Thonglor Condominium. Most remarkably, a Thai architecture company, Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd, received a total of four prestigious awards as it was named the winner in the categories of: Office Architecture Thailand for KRONOS SATHORN; Mixed Use Architecture Thailand for MOCHIT COMPLEX; Commercial High Rise Architecture Thailand for TIPCO BUILDING EXTENSION, and; Architecture Multiple Residence Thailand from PITI SUKHUMVIT 101.
As a global market leader in water technology, LIXIL recognises the importance of using technological innovations to address consumers’ ongoing needs and challenges, thereby improving their quality of life with outstanding products and services. Through its portfolio of power brands, LIXIL offers pioneering technologies that promote health, hygiene, comfort and sustainability to meet the ever-growing demands for touchless, IoT-enabled, hygiene solutions.
As an industry leader, American Standard’s HygieneClean System, with its quadruple combination of powerful flushing, advanced rimless design, cutting-edge Aqua Ceramic, and highly effective ComfortClean anti-bacterial technology, is the industry’s benchmark for toilet hygiene safety. GROHE manufactures all of its products to the utmost German quality standards, incorporating exclusive and class-leading technologies across complete bathroom solutions. With sustainability as a core brand value, GROHE is proud to be the first global sanitaryware brand to achieve carbon-neutral production (in April 2020).
Satoshi Konagai, Leader, LIXIL Water Technology, Asia Pacific, expressed, “LIXIL is honoured to be a part of this partnership that continues to provide us with an excellent opportunity to connect with the best developers, architects and designers in the Asia Pacific. Our earnest congratulations to all winners on your well-deserved success. The achievement and attainment of these highly coveted awards further underscores the outstanding capabilities and accomplishments of the winners. The ongoing pandemic has led to a growing demand for better hygiene products and solutions, and with consumers spending more time at home, the demand for ‘home spa’ experiences has also gradually increased. As a purpose-driven company, we will lead the way in introducing innovative and novel products to meet consumer demand. We look forward to working together with the community to bring LIXIL’s water and housing solutions to more people through our well-loved brands.”
Audrey Yeo, Leader, Thailand, LWT APAC, added, “Despite the challenges and disruptions brought about by the global pandemic, LIXIL remains steadfast in its mission to design products that make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Our continued commitment to improving the quality of our consumers’ lives over the years has been pivotal in addressing some of the key challenges consumers face globally. The Asia Pacific Property Awards present us with the opportunity to recognise some of Asia’s most innovative and creative professionals and celebrate their achievements. We will continue to stay engaged with the industry, and will continue fostering stronger collaboration and partnerships with the developer, designer and architect community to achieve even greater things on a global level.”