Mary Chan of DLN Architects Limited in Hong Kong chosen by World Green Building Council

GLOBAL — The Women In Green Building Leadership Award, a new category at the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, honours its first winner: Mary Chan, Head of Sustainable Building Design and Assistant Director at DLN Architects Limited, Hong Kong. The Award recognises Chan’s integral role in the early development of Green buildings in Hong Kong, and her involvement in industry initiatives like the Green Shop Alliance.

A Resilient Singapore

SINGAPORE — "This publication has utilised the Singapore Liveability Framework, which distils the key principles of Singapore’s urban transformation, and 100 Resilient Cities’ City Resilience Framework, to capture how Singapore has gone about building resilience. The publication has focused on two pertinent resilience challenges of climate change and changing demographics and the ongoing efforts and future actions to address them," noted Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).

Smart cities: How technology can deliver a better quality of life

GLOBAL — As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

HKGBC Director Appointed to Board of Directors of World Green Building Council

HONG KONG — The HKGBC has announced that director Ms Ada Fung Yin-suen, BBS, JP, is appointed to the Board of Directors of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a two-year term from 1 July 2018. An architect by profession, Ms Fung is active in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry. She is also one of the jurors of the FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2016.

GROHE’s first fully-owned Asia flagship store in Singapore

SINGAPORE — The iconic tour in Singapore took place for the relaunch of GROHE’s ATRIO contemporary SPA line in Asia. In April, the Atrio collection was unveiled at Milan Design Week, showcasing innovative architecture and sophisticated designs.

Oasia Downtown Hotel Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2018

CHICAGO — With its significant commitment to communal space, Oasia Hotel Downtown was chosen from among the four regional Best Tall Building winners, including American Copper Buildings, Best Tall Building Americas; Oasia Hotel Downtown, Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia; The Silo, Best Tall Building Europe; and Zeitz MOCAA, Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa.




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Happenings (published in FuturArc)


Nov-Dec 2016

FuturArc is one of the best in Singapore’s publishing industry

The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2016—Singapore’s only independent media award that gives recognition to the publishing industry—was held at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. FuturArc is happy and honoured to win in two categories: Trade Media of the Year and Front Cover of the Year (Trade).

Nov-Dec 2016

Future-proofing the built environment

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia and International Green Building Conference (IGBC) (see Special Focus report) were the anchor events of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). 

Nov-Dec 2016

A Green lifestyle

As part of the Singapore Green Building Week, Green Living 2016 is an eco-friendly lifestyle event that aimed to educate and encourage consumers to embrace a Green lifestyle.

Nov-Dec 2016

A new creative space

Opened in June 2016, the Jarken Group designed FunBox to be a vibrant retail and edutainment space. It offers designers, artists and retailers a new modern environment that fosters imagination and innovation.

Nov-Dec 2016

Integrated Design Application in Green Building Conference

To welcome the World Green Building Week, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) has successfully held the Integrated Design Application in Green Building conference on 20 September 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event attracted more than 160 participants, including architects, engineers, developers and building practitioners from leading companies in the local construction industry.

Sep-Oct 2016

10th Green Architecture Seminar

The 10th Green Architecture Seminar was held on 2 July 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City.
One of the highlights was the book launch and signing of the Vietnamese edition of Greening Asia by Dr Nirmal Kishnani. Moreover, there was also an overview of the Green trend development in the country and with the outlook extending to Asia.

Sep-Oct 2016

WCS, SIWW and CESS integrate dialogues, innovations and talent

Held from 10 to 14 July, the fifth edition of the World Cities Summit (WCS), together with Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit
Singapore (CESS), was attended by more than 21,000 visitors and participants including ministers, mayors, government officials, industry leaders and experts, academics, as well as representatives from international organisations.

Sep-Oct 2016

Winners Announced for Design Capital 21 Competition

On 22 June 2016, winners of the Design Capital 21 competition were announced at a press conference held at the office of Capital City Property Sdn Bhd, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Sep-Oct 2016

FairBuilding Network: Overcoming Poverty One Project at a Time

Two years ago, Dr Matthias Krups, CEO and founder of BCI Media Group, established the FairBuilding Network in the Philippines. After a couple of years, the contributions of the FairBuilding Network are now evident in the society.

Sep-Oct 2016

Best building projects recognised at Quality Building Award 2016

After 18 months of planning, assessing and judging, the Quality Building Award (QBA) grand award winners, merit winners and finalists, as well as the winner of the Quality Excellence Award were revealed at a ceremony on 24 June 2016 at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

Sep-Oct 2016

7th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new groundbreaking project on 28 June 2016, which aims to ensure that all buildings are net zero by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and to tackle climate change.


Jul-Aug 2016

7th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference

The seventh edition of the Victorian Major Projects Conference was held from 19 to 20 April 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with an attendance of more than 250 delegates. The conference presented an opportunity for government and construction industry members to review and discuss the different infrastructure developments taking place across the state.

Jul-Aug 2016

2016 Macao International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition

Under the theme Green Economy – Opportunities for Waste Management, the 2016 Macao International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition (2016MIECF) was held from 31 March to 2 April 2016.

Jul-Aug 2016

BuildTech Yangon 2016

BuildTech Yangon 2016 wrapped up this year with an expanded focus, showcasing some 120 exhibiting companies that displayed equipment, machinery and solutions on facilities management, interior finishing and architectural solutions. This was in addition to its range of main exhibits from the construction machinery building materials and mechanical engineering segments.

Jul-Aug 2016

AkzoNobel invests €347 million in its top brands

AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, continues to invest in delivering advanced solutions to cope with global issues such as population growth, urbanisation, climate change and natural resource constraints.


May-Jun 2016

BCI Asia Top Ten 2016

Held in seven different Asian territories; Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards recognises developer and architecture firms with the highest value portfolios of projects during the last full calendar years.


May-Jun 2016

Green Building Index Sustainability hits milestone

Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI) has hit the 150-million-square-foot mark of gross floor area in GBI-certified buildings. This is a 50-percent leap from its 100-million-square-foot milestone achieved two years ago, making it the first and largest gross floor area certified by a single Green certification organisation in Malaysia.

May-Jun 2016

Häfele opens design centre in Kuala Lumpur

Established in Malaysia since 1993, Häfele has opened its first design centre in Kuala Lumpur on 10 March 2016. Built within a two-storey, semi-detached building, the 7,200-square-foot design centre showcases model kitchens and wardrobes that the company offers.

May-Jun 2016

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), a biennial event that gathers leaders and innovators from the global water industry on a single platform, awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 to world-renowned hydrogeologist, Professor John Anthony Cherry on 21 March 2016.

May-Jun 2016

NUS and CDL partner to develop Green living technologies

On 22 March 2016, the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment and City Developments Limited (CDL) announced their partnership in promoting innovations in smart, Green building technologies.

Mar-Apr 2016

Cities for Tomorrow

Titled “How do we turn cities of today into cities for tomorrow?”, the final Arup forum of the Green Initiatives series Building for Tomorrow compared two complementary views—one from science and the other influenced by anthropology, to educate the audience on how one may begin to manage an entire planet’s worth of waste.

Mar-Apr 2016

Urbanisation and sustainability—how to bring them together

On 21 January 2016, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce brought together three perspectives on sustainable buildings, including from an architect, a developer and an end user, sharing the various stages of their life cycles and impact on the environment.

Mar-Apr 2016

Tackling climate change — smart grid, energy codes and biodiesel

Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) organised a seminar on 23 January 2016 to gather speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their work on tackling climate change. The half-day seminar covered topics such as smart grid, biodiesel and the newly launched Building Energy Code 2015. About 100 practitioners attended the said event to keep abreast of Green building industry trends.

Mar-Apr 2016

Waste Management Asia 2016

With over 50 percent of the world’s population predicted to be living in the Asia-Pacific region by 2050, only about 10 percent of solid waste ends up in properly engineered and managed landfill sites. Moreover, most Asian towns and cities use open dumps. Such numbers hint at the inadequacy of existing waste management practices in many Asian countries.

Mar-Apr 2016

Ashui Awards 2015

The Ashui Awards ceremony for architects and buildings has been organised annually since 2012. This year, the awards had two new categories: the Contractor of the Year and the Developer of the Year. The council selected official nominees in a voting process, which was held from 10 to 31 December 2015.

Mar-Apr 2016

Nikken Sekkei announced as master planner for Singapore’s Rail Corridor

After shortlisting five design teams in an open first stage and following a rigorous evaluation process by the 12-member evaluation panel of experts led by Ng Lang, CEO of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Nikken Sekkei-led design team was announced as the master plan winner of the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP) for its second stage concept master plan proposal. 


Jan-Feb 2016

BEAM Society 5th Anniversary Conference

BEAM Society Limited (BSL) hosted its fifth anniversary conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 25 September with an aim to facilitate discussion on sustainable development of existing buildings in the city. Over 400 experts from the government, academia and environmental advocates from local and abroad joined the conference.



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