Singapore – Far East Organization’s Woods Square development was announced the World Gold Winner in the Office category of the FIABCI (Fédération Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers) World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2022. The prestigious international award was conferred on Far East Organization at a prize presentation ceremony in Paris, France. This win marks Far East Organization’s 13th award in the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards programme.
Mr Marc Boey, Executive Director, Property Services and Chief Operating Officer, Far East International, said, “Far East Organization is honoured to receive our 13th Gold FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award for Woods Square. Jointly developed by Far East Orchard, Sekisui House and Far East Organization, Woods Square is conceptualised to integrate lifestyle and business, with inclusive and inspiring space for the community to connect and collaborate through its generous communal and recreational areas. The amalgamation of these work-play spaces can also help bring greater accessibility, better time utilisation and add to the social fabric of the community. Winning this award spurs us to continue introducing well-received and relevant real estate products to the market.”
First strata office development in the Woodlands Regional Centre
As an integrated commercial development, Woods Square plays a significant role in the urban transformation of Woodlands Regional Centre, poised to be the next economic hub in Singapore’s north region. It combines thoughtfully designed landscaping and lush greenery that harmonises with its existing natural surroundings – all while serving as a centre that caters to various needs of different businesses.
Serving as a verdant nucleus where people and nature interact seamlessly, Woods Square invokes a feeling of tranquillity while also meeting the demand for compact office spaces and a non-conventional work environment. Woods Square also has a business centre with an auditorium, theatrette and meeting spaces. Recreational facilities for office workers include a gymnasium and swimming pool. Public art pieces exhibited in the development further enrich and revitalise the space, encouraging social interactions and inspiring creativity.
Directly linked to Woodlands Civic Centre and Woodlands MRT Station through Causeway Point, the 66,991 square metres development is at the heart of Woodlands Regional Centre and is well-positioned as the largest economic hub in Singapore’s North region, under the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Master Plan 2019. Woods Square comprises offices, a childcare centre, as well as F&B and retail services.
Woods Square was awarded the Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark GoldPlus Award in 2018, and features green and sustainable installations such as use of energy-efficient air-conditioning and LED lighting. This industry-wide recognition by BCA benchmarking scheme affirms that this development incorporates internationally-recognised best practices in environmental design and performance.
With the future digitally-transformed workplace in mind, Woods Square is equipped with smart technologies and features accessible within a handy one-stop smart mobile application for occupiers and guests. The app allows for real-time wayfinding to office lobbies, amenities and retail shops, and also features a real-time parked car locator. Office workers can enjoy cardless building access and access to e-concierge, circulars and notices, facility bookings, season parking and cardless visitor invitations.