Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”), one of Malaysia's leading property developers, recently celebrated two prominent awards for Tropicana Gardens, a vibrant residential and commercial landmark in Tropicana Indah. The Group gained global recognition at the International Property Awards 2022-2023 held at the Sheraton Grand London, United Kingdom, when Tropicana Gardens was awarded the coveted international 5-Star Award in the Best Mixed Use Development Malaysia category.

The recognition represented Tropicana’s 13th victorious year in the Asia Pacific Property Awards, the largest branch of the International Property Awards. To add more good news, Tropicana Gardens Office Tower’s stellar design earned the Silver Award in the Corporate Offices category at the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (“MIID”) REKA Awards.

Joanne Lee, Senior Managing Director, Marketing & Sales of Tropicana (second left); Lord Waverly, Chairman of Judging Panel (first left); Satoshi Konagai, Leader, LWT Asia Pacific of LIXIL (second right); and Stuart Shield, Chairman, International Property Awards (first right). Image from: Tropicana 

Joanne Lee, Senior Managing Director, Marketing & Sales of Tropicana elaborated on the vision driving design and value for purchasers and stakeholders across the Group’s portfolio.

“From the get-go, Tropicana Gardens was designed with people in mind, centred around the Group’s eight unique development DNAs. Towards this end, we always strive to create the best communal living environment, emphasising connectivity, generous open spaces, and innovative concepts and design. For its office tower, Tropicana’s management aimed to foster a conducive working environment, integrating ample amenities and facilities and placing everything within reach for the convenience of employees and visitors. To achieve this, we worked with one of the best interior designers in the industry to create an ideal workspace to live, learn and prosper in, as we continue Redefining the Art of Living,” she said.

Aligned with Tropicana’s approach to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) principles, Tropicana Gardens adopts a sustainable design, as recognised in its Gold Green Building Index (“GBI”) certification for three residential towers and Silver certification for other components, as well as GreenRE Silver certification for Edelweiss SOFO & Serviced Residences, Tropicana Gardens. Other sustainable features include low-emissivity glass in the development’s façade, LED lighting fixtures, rainwater harvesting and regenerative lifts.

The Tropicana Gardens Office Tower also features Greenguard-certified interior fixtures and finishings, including laminates, carpets, flooring and vinyl, promoting a healthier working environment and well-being for tenants and staff through the reduction of volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions.

Also highlighted at the MIID REKA Awards were the Zen garden aesthetic and modern outlook of Tropicana Gardens Office Tower. Designed by the Group’s appointed interior design consultant, SL Group Design, the office tower’s elevated conference room at the Level 12 Experiential Hall garnered particular praise, drawing inspiration from the effortless grace and flowing curves of a waterlily floating on a garden pond.

Tropicana Gardens Office Tower, is also home to Tropicana HQ - seen here, Level 12 Experiential Hall with an elevated conference room feature. Image from: Tropicana 

“Tropicana Gardens Office Tower was a challenging project, whereby we needed to understand the client’s requirements and create a uniform aesthetic across the office tower’s spaces and facilities, suitable for all divisions. This included an open concept enhancing collaboration and natural air circulation, as well as specific requirements such as expanded storage space,” said IDr Ling See Mun, Senior Interior Designer, SL Group Design.

A vibrant commercial destination of Tropicana Indah, Tropicana Gardens comprises 17.6 acres with prime frontage along Persiaran Surian, with proximity to major routes such as the North Klang Valley Expressway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway and Sungai Buloh Highway. Aside from Tropicana Gardens Office Tower, its components include the one million square foot Tropicana Gardens Mall, featuring seven floors and more than 160 stores of curated lifestyle, dining and entertainment brands, as well as high-rise offerings such as Edelweiss SOFO & Serviced Residences. 

(15 July 2022)