Awards for Thailand's top ten architectural firms
|Abstract: BCI Awards were bestowed today to Thailand's top ten architectural firms at an exclusive ceremony in Bangkok. Awards for design were also bestowed by Schindler, Hansgrohe, Nippon Paint and Autodesk.
The top ten architecture companies in Thailand received awards today from BCI Asia, the construction information group, in recognition of their contributions to the built environment in 2005.
In alphabetical order, the top ten companies are A-seven Corporation Co.,Ltd, Architects & Associates Co.,Ltd., Architects One Hundred and Ten Co.,Ltd., Casa Co.,Ltd., Design 103 International Co. (see Nice Square image left), Ltd., K.T.G.Y. Inter Associates Co.,Ltd., Plan Associates Co., Ltd., Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd., The Office of Bangkok Architect Co.,Ltd. and Tandem Architects (2001) Co.,Ltd.
These companies received BCI Asia Top Ten 2005 Awards at an exclusive ceremony at Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok on 2 March. BCI Asia, in conjunction with the prestigious Architecture Asia and Architecture China journals, has bestowed Top Ten 2005 awards to these organizations and to 70 other companies in Asia at awards ceremonies in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Top Ten Awards were conceived by BCI Asia to recognize the market leaders in architecture. To provide an objective ranking, BCI Asia aggregated the value of each architectural organization's projects under design or breaking ground between October 2003 and September 2004. Over this period, BCI Asia's research staff interviewed more than 100,000 architects, developers and engineers in compiling 40,000 detailed reports on US$400 billion worth of future building and construction projects. From this research, the leading providers of architectural and design services were determined.
While compiling the Top Ten index, BCI reported that construction works would start this year on an estimated US$40 billion worth of building projects in Mainland China, US$11 billion in Malaysia, US$9 billion in Indonesia, US$7 billion in Thailand, US$5 billion in Hong Kong, US$5 billion in Vietnam, US$4 billion in the Philippines and US$2 billion in Singapore. These estimates exclude the cost of infrastructure works.
BCI Asia's Chairman, Dr. Matthias Krups, said: "BCI Asia Top Ten 2005 Awards are the market's stamp of approval for architectural firms providing services in Asia. There are today many awards that recognize architecture in its artistic, aesthetic or even economic manifestation. However, when it comes to identifying those firms that most consistently and broadly meet or exceed their clients' expectations, there has been, so far, no reliable measure. The Top Ten 2005 Awards intend to fill that void. They provide an objective measure for the best of the best in architecture in Asia.
"BCI Asia Top Ten 2005 recognizes the greatest architectural firms in eight key markets of Asia. Developers and others procuring architectural services need look no further to ascertain the top players in their market," said Dr Krups.
When the winning 80 architectural organizations received their BCI Asia Top Ten 2005 Awards, Patron's Awards, by world-leading suppliers to the building industry, were also bestowed upon the organizations that excelled in the use of the patron's particular building technology.
At today's ceremony, a Schindler Vertical Transportation in Architecture Award 2005 was bestowed to Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd., an Autodesk Design Excellence Award 2005 was bestowed to Design 103 International Co., Ltd, a Hansgrohe Design Achievement Award 2005 was bestowed to Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd. and a Nippon Paint Colour Design Award 2005 was awarded to Design 103 International Co., Ltd.
Dickon Purvis of Jardine Schindler Group said, "It seemed only right to us at Schindler that a lift and escalator company should be one of the main sponsors of the BCI Top Ten Awards for 2005. We are also especially pleased that this award should be going to Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd., an architectural practice that clearly embodies the highest values of creativity and design in both commercial and residential buildings.
Since our lifts and escalators are not only infrastructure products for the building, but also features that have a considerable aesthetic impact over and above their functionality, we naturally spend a good deal of our time working together with architects such as Palmer & Turnder (Thailand) Ltd. That's why we're more than happy to support a programme that honours excellence in design: because the better the design, the better we can contribute to its success.," Dickon said.
Founded in 1998, BCI Asia is region's leading construction information service. With 300 staff, BCI Asia has offices in Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok, Jakarta, Surabaya, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shanghai, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. BCI Asia reports on all types of future building and construction projects; from inception through various phases of planning, tender and contract award to early construction. BCI Asia's project reports are the leading source of new business and contract opportunities for companies in the construction arena throughout the region. BCI Asia works in close cooperation with design professionals and their institutions such as the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA).
List of Top Ten 2005 award winners
Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guangdong Province
Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University
Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
China Architecture Design & Research Group
China Electronics Engineering Design Institute
China IPPR Engineering Corporation
China Southwest Architectural Design & Research Institute
Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Tianjing Architects & Consulting Engineers
CYS Associates (HK) Ltd
Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd
Hsin Yieh Architects (Int'l) Ltd
Leigh & Orange Ltd
P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd
Rocco Design Ltd
Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd
Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd
Wong Tung & Partners Ltd
Airmas Asri PT
Anggara Architeam PT
Atelier 6 Arsitek
Bias Tekno Art Kreasindo PT
Enviro Tec Indonesia PT
Indomegah Cipta Bangun Citra PT
Megatika International PT
Sekawan DesignInc Arsitek PT
A & A Architects Sdn Bhd
Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd
ATSA Architect Sdn Bhd
BEP Akitek Sdn Bhd
GDP Architects Sdn Bhd
Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn
Mas Othman Associates
Regional Development Consortium Arkitek
SA Architects Sdn Bhd
ASYA Design Partners
Edward Co Tan + Architects
GF & Partners, Architects, Co.
Jonathan O. Gan and Associates
Nestor S. Mangio & Associates
Recio + Casas Associates
RMJM Philippines, Inc.
R. Villarosa Architects
WV Coscolluela & Associates
Architects Team 3 Pte
CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
DP Architects Pte Ltd
JURONG Consultants Pte Ltd
Ong & Ong Architects Pte Ltd
P & T Consultants Pte Ltd
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
Surbana Consultants Pte Ltd
Team Design Architects Pte Ltd
A-seven Corporation Co.,Ltd
Architects & Associates Co.,Ltd.
Architects One Hundred and Ten Co.,Ltd.
Design 103 International Co., Ltd.
K.T.G.Y. Inter Associates Co.,Ltd.
The Office of Bangkok Architect Co.,Ltd.
Plan Associates Co., Ltd.
Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd.
Tandem Architects (2001) Co.,Ltd.
ACSA Co., Ltd.
ARCHETYPE Vietnam Ltd.
DP Consulting Co., Ltd.
Green Architecture Co., Ltd.
Ha Noi Urban Architecture Consulting Corporation
Ho Thieu Tri Architect & Associates Corporation.
MIA Design & Consultant Co., Ltd.
SWA Vietnam Co., Ltd.
For more information about the patrons of this awards program, please visit their websites:
SCHINDLER LIFTS > www.jardineschindler.com
HANSGROHE > www.hansgrohe.com.sg
AUTODESK > www.autodesk.com
NIPPON PAINT > www.nipponpaint.com
PHILIPS > www.lighting.philips.com/apr