The 2020 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence Competition recognises outstanding projects that reflect the highest standards of achievement in real estate development. The programme is today widely recognised by the development community as one of its most prestigious awards. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the adaptive re-use project Mason Bros. mixed-use development in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has been selected as one of its 19 finalists.
Delivering three levels of commercial space, the internationally-awarded Mason Bros. project is recognised as 6 Star Green Star – the highest rated ‘built rating’ achieved in New Zealand of any building.
“A guiding principle of the Urban Land Institute is that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognised and rewarded,” said Nicholas Brooke, ULI Asia Pacific Chairman. “We launched the Asia Pacific Awards programme in 2019 to recognise projects that represent the highest standards of achievement in terms of sustainable development and this year, as before, we have seen some remarkable projects from the region.”
A jury comprising ULI members from across Asia Pacific, has finalised the shortlisted entries and will select the winners at the end of June. The members of the jury are recognised leaders from many areas of real estate development expertise, including finance, architecture, design, land planning and development, public affairs, and professional services.
The awards programme recognises the full development process of a project. The jury will evaluate projects on the extent to which they:
- Achieve marketplace acceptance/financial success
- Achieve a high standard of excellence across a range of disciplines—architecture, design, planning, construction, sustainability, resiliency, economics and management
- Are relevant to their communities’ needs
- Have a positive impact on communities and/or immediate context
- Provide a model, strategy, or technique that can be replicated or adapted elsewhere
“We are very pleased to have been shortlisted at this year’s Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence”, says Warren and Mahoney Managing Director, John Coop. "The judging criteria views nominated projects holistically across a project’s lifecyle, and we are thrilled that Mason Bros. has been recognised for its outstanding performance and contribution to its surrounding community.”