SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins wins prestigious HKILA Landscape Award 2018
- 15 January 2019
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, won the Silver Award for the Gamuda Cove masterplan project, in the Landscape Planning & Master Planning category of the HKILA Landscape Award 2018. The HKILA Awards seek to promote excellence in landscape planning, design, management and research, to recognise outstanding achievements by landscape architects.
Christian Dierckxsens, Senior Associate Director and Head of the landscape architecture practice at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins in Asia Pacific, said: “I’m extremely delighted that our project was recognised by the leading award of the industry. We are proud that the Gamuda Cove masterplan project created a unique world-class destination that addresses our client’s objectives and fully celebrates the natural assets of the site in a responsible and sustainable way.”
The 658 hectares Gamuda Cove masterplan is a new mixed-use development. Located adjacent to the Paya Indah wetland park in Malaysia – an upcoming eco-tourism destination – the unique site location opens various opportunities for an eco-themed development. To emphasise on the concept of “Living with Nature”, Atkins created a landscape masterplan with interconnected open spaces and a selective planting palette of native species. The interfaces of the project boundaries with the wetland are protected to ensure that the existing ecological values are sustained.
Working closely with the client’s team, local water engineers and planners has strengthened the feasibility and facilitated the development throughout the complex planning submissions and statutory requirements of the project.
The first phase of the project is currently under construction and an official launch is expected in early 2019.
About Atkins Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 18, 300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects here.About SNC-LavalinFounded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure, clean power, nuclear and EDPM (engineering design and project management). On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, which has been integrated into our sectors www.snclavalin.com