Raffles City Chongqing, Singapore’s and CapitaLand’s single largest development in China, has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious 2021 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards.
It was named the Overall Category Winner for Best Tall Building Award (300 to 399 metres); and the winner of the Award of Excellence in two other categories: Structural Engineering Award and Fire & Risk Engineering Award. With three accolades, Raffles City Chongqing is one of the most awarded developments from Asia at the event.
Mr Vincent Wong, Managing Director, Chongqing, CapitaLand China, said: “An architectural and engineering marvel destined for the books, Raffles City Chongqing is CapitaLand’s largest and most complex Raffles City development to date. The recognition received by Raffles City Chongqing at the 2021 CTBUH Awards is a testament to CapitaLand’s strong track record in real estate development and the quality of our Raffles City brand of integrated developments.
Completing this megastructure in 2019 after six years of construction, we had relied on CapitaLand’s over three decades of experience in building integrated developments and more than two decades of local knowledge in China to handle the project’s monumental scale, elaborate design and challenging site conditions. We also counted on the intense collaboration among our supportive team of leading local and international consultants, which deployed state-of-the-art technologies and developed new techniques to deliver the bold and unprecedented architecture of Raffles City Chongqing.”
He added: “CapitaLand is honoured to be recognised by industry experts for the contributions of Raffles City Chongqing towards advancing tall buildings and the urban environment. We share these accolades with our talented in-house project development team as well as the over 50 local and international design, construction and engineering firms that worked closely alongside CapitaLand in the development of Raffles City Chongqing.”
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Hoisting of The Crystal at Raffles City Chongqing
News courtesy of CapitaLand