PARIS: YTL Land and Development Bhd won the World Gold Award in the Residential (High Rise) Category at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2022 for its project The Fennel at Sentul East in Kuala Lumpur.
The architectural icon stands as a mark of YTL Land’s vision to spearhead the renewal and transformation of the township into a vibrant cosmopolitan hub, while keeping the rich heritage of Sentul’s century old-railway history.
“We are humbled by this internationally renowned mark of excellence for The Fennel, which stood out against outstanding projects by distinguished property developers across the globe,” said managing director Datuk Dr Yeoh Seok Kian, who received the award in Paris on June 9.
“A World Gold Award for The Fennel embodies the pioneering spirit, which is very much a hallmark of YTL Land in creating living environments that are innovative, sustainable and inviting to meet the needs of our growing young urban population,” he said.
The FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards recognise projects that best embody excellence in all real estate disciplines involved in their creation. Each award-winning project captures and epitomises the FIABCI ideal of providing society with the optimal solution to its property needs.
Yeoh added that the journey towards the accomplishment of The Fennel was one of unwavering commitment to achieve excellence across all aspects of design and construction, relentless determination to innovate and overcome design and construction challenges, all of which have now become milestones for the YTL Land team.
“Our sincere gratitude also goes out to all our home buyers and loyal supporters who share our vision for the urban renewal of Sentul. Naturally, we owe this remarkable success of The Fennel to their invaluable support all these years.
“As we embark on upcoming projects, our continuous pursuit of excellence in design and innovation, adoption of digital technology solutions, while upholding sustainability initiatives will be the driving force to push the boundaries of future residential and commercial architecture.
“Leveraging on this, exciting initiatives in the pipeline will continue to build on YTL Land’s legacy of surpassing industry benchmarks in creating unique lifestyle propositions to meet the evolving needs of a new generation of property buyers,” he said.
The four iconic zigzagging towers of The Fennel stand gracefully in the urban township of Sentul East and act as a departure from conventional high-rise residential projects in KL city.
YTL Land’s efforts towards creating inspiring spaces and embracing sustainability has been featured prominently in the development’s lush tropical environment.
With almost 40% of the site area dedicated to open spaces, comprising verdant greens and extensive landscaping, the project is further enhanced by some 1,200 trees that have been planted and nurtured within the development.
The Fennel is no stranger to accolades. In March 2022, it emerged as the winner in the Residential (High Rise) Category of the Malaysia Property Award 2021 by FIABCI Malaysian Chapter.
It also won two awards in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in 2018.
Meanwhile, it also nabbed the Best Condo Development (Klang Valley) category, followed by a second win in the Best Condo Development (Malaysia) category, which is a special award to honour the best condominium development under the Best of Malaysia Awards.
YTL Land’s developments go beyond meeting functional needs; it aims to infuse Sentul with the much-needed new life, zest and energy to stimulate its urban renewal in line with the overarching Sentul masterplan.