AWARDS: Wing Tai Holdings’ timeless creations

Source: Wing Tai Holdings
Cheng: Wing Tai will be open to all opportunities for prime or suburban sites
Singapore-listed property developer Wing Tai Holdings’ deputy chairman Edmund Cheng believes that architecture should evoke timelessness. “It has to have enduring appeal regardless of changing tastes and fashions,” he says.
Wing Tai not only bagged two awards for The Tembusu (Development Excellence and Innovation) but also the Top Developer Award at the inaugural EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2017 on Oct 23. “The recognition drives us to do better in our new projects,” says Cheng. “We will continue to be forward-looking and innovative, keeping pace with the transformative rhythm of urban cities in Asia, but still retaining our heritage, spirit and all that is meaningful to us.”
What is important is that the projects are customer-centric, he adds. “In Chinese, we describe it as '人文关怀'— caring for the homeowners, the users of the property and for humanity.”
Working with acclaimed architects Wing Tai’s projects are designed in collaboration with like-minded, acclaimed architects, regardless of which market segment the developer is targeting, according to Cheng. “We have established a long-standing relationship with these master architects, and our winning partnerships have become a part of our cherished heritage.”
For The Tembusu, which was completed last year, Wing Tai worked closely with Arc Studio Architecture + Urbanism’s Khoo Peng Beng and Belinda Huang. The duo had also designed two other projects for Wing Tai — the 147-unit L’Viv on Newton Road (completed in 2013) and the 496-unit Foresque Residences on Petir Road, off Chestnut Avenue (2015).
French architect and 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Jean Nouvel designed Wing Tai’s 43-unit ultra-luxury development Le Nouvel Ardmore in Singapore and the 195-unit Le Nouvel KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. Japanese architect Toyo Ito and 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate was behind the design of the developer’s 176-unit Belle Vue Residences on Oxley Walk (2010) and the 469-unit The Crest on Prince Charles Crescent (2017).
Foresque Residences on Petir Road was designed by Arc Studio, the same architectural firm that designed The Tembusu and L’Viv