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|The top winners of Asia-Pacific Property Awards 2020-2021 will go on to participate in the International Awards|
This year, there are 628 winners from across the Asia-Pacific in the Architecture, Development, Interior Design, and Real Estate categories. China bagged the most awards (146 awards), followed by Thailand (69 awards). They were followed closely by Singapore (58 awards) and Hong Kong (54 awards). Other important markets including Vietnam (44 awards), India (26 awards), the Philippines (26 awards), and Indonesia (27 awards) also made a mark at this year’s edition.
In these challenging times, the award ceremony was held online with the participation of many renowned names in the architecture and design community. All the top winners for 2020-2021 in the Asia-Pacific region will be part of the International Awards, celebrating their achievements in a virtual ceremony held on September 7, 2020.
The Asia-Pacific Property Awards are one of the biggest and most established awards in the industry, receiving over 900 entries each year from countries across the entire region. The awards provide recognition to the best companies in architecture, interior design, real estate, and property development.
Sponsored by LIXIL Asia through its power brands GROHE and American Standard as part of a three-year partnership as Headline Sponsor from 2019 until 2021, the Asia-Pacific Property Awards are the largest branch of the International Property Awards (IPA).
LIXIL, as a global market leader in the water technology industry, recognises the increasing concern around hygiene globally and is pre-empting consumers’ needs for touchless, IoT-enabled hygiene solutions (technologies and products).
Through its portfolio of power brands, LIXIL offers pioneering technologies that promote health, hygiene, comfort, and sustainability. Each of the power brands have their own star products, including American Standard HygieneClean Technology, award-winning Genie hand shower and Aqua Ceramic; GROHE SmartControl Kitchen Collection and sensor faucets; INAX 3in1Jet Bowl; as well as the SPALET range and the recently launched SATO Tap.
Against the backdrop and uncertainties of the ongoing global pandemic, the awards mark a celebratory milestone for the community and for LIXIL Asia to continue providing consumer-centric products across different price points, designs, and technologies.
“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the winners and hope that this memorable moment will be a reminder that good design will shine even during tough times. At LIXIL, consumer centricity is a big part of who we are and what we do as a purpose-driven company. Our industry leading brands cater to consumers across all lifestyle needs, from affordable to luxury ranges, functional to precision technology, and classic to modern design," Satoshi Konagai, CEO of LIXIL Water Technology Asia-Pacific, said. "By awarding these professionals with this industry honour, we want to empower them to rise to the challenge and provide award-winning designs that address specific consumer needs. This partnership continues to provide us an excellent opportunity to connect with the best developers, architects and designers in the Asia-Pacific and work together to bring LIXIL’s water and housing solutions to more people through our well-loved brands. Especially in the time of this global pandemic we are geared more than ever towards making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere.”
Adele Tao, CEO of LIXIL Water Technology Greater China, said, “The pandemic resulted in unforeseen circumstances and challenges around the world. Despite that, we remain focused and committed towards our goal in delivering safe and comfortable products and services through responsible, sustainable innovations to improve the quality of our consumers’ lives. That said, we also plan to make significant investments to introduce new categories and products to our consumers, and going beyond that we would also dial up service level to our consumers with industrial best-in-class brand and product experience throughout before, during, and after sales. We will work more closely with the developer, designer, and architect community at a strategic cooperation level to achieve the bigger goals.”