Architecture Awards 2021

33 2021 Architecture Awards BUILD May21002 Best Luxury Landscape Architecture & Design Firm - Asia Pacific When we think of fine architecture, it’s not just the buildings that make it special, but the environment in which it is found. The team at St Legere Design International Ltd focus on providing landscape services in a variety of situations in order to elevate the buildings that are already there. We take a look at how their incredible service has enhanced properties and led to success in BUILD’s Architecture Awards. ince 1999, St Legere Design International has been a leader when it comes to the creation of glorious landscaping services. The team’s founding values have been the same for the last two decades, revolving around the delivery of unique and appropriate designs that are fully considered solutions. These designs are always in sync with the overall intentions of the client, adopting a holistic perspective to ensure success. The team’s studio-styled office has extensive experience in all aspects of project design, specializing in Site Planning, Project Theming, Master Planning, and Project Concepts as well as full Landscape Architectural Services. This capacity to provide a comprehensive solution has been key to assuring client satisfaction at all times. While looking towards a client’s aesthetic goals, the team at St Legere Design International are always searching for ways of increasing their return on investment too. Designs lend themselves to ‘selfie’ moments, a critical factor in today’s society. A classic example of the team’s work can be seen at the Crown Towers in Sydney, Australia. This grand landmark was opened in December 2020, boasting a luxurious hotel, as well as retail and dining venues, with the casino and Luxury Residences. The team at St Legere Design International were asked to assist with the ground level entry and Porte Cochere, three major pedestrian entrances, and three al fresco dining terraces facing the harbor. A large hotel pool on the second upper terrace hosts private cabanas, public gathering spaces, connecting dining and beverage areas, surrounding a unique horizon edge elevated pool. On the third upper terrace, a private swimming pool garden was created, along with a separate semi-public tennis court that also provides a performance venue with stage and lighting, as well as other opulent areas for various functions. These pools were developed in three dimensions, with various levels, and with dramatic horizon overflow edges visually connecting the pools to the harbor views. The pools are graced with flowering trees and semi-tropical plantings to imbue a resort feel to the very modern architectural tower. It was essential that the St Legere Design International team coordinate closely with Architects and Engineers to ensure there was appropriate support for these gardens above the large open spaces of the Casino and Ballroom. S Of course, this incredibly challenging project was made more difficult by the restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the team provided a great deal of overview through the use of video calls and detailed photographs. In this way, it’s easy to see how the design team and construction contractors could work as effectively as possible. The Asian market has plenty of room for projects such as this, which is where the team at St Legere Design International excel. While the pandemic has slowed many projects, the team have built up good relationships with clients that ensure they are always in high demand. In fact, the impact of the pandemic has inspired a host of new solutions to the team, including more open-air opportunities for dining and more space for entrance lobbies which have been incorporated into current projects. The need to react to the challenges of the day is crucial to success for any design company, and the team at St Legere Design International intends to continue pursuing more health-conscious design options and ideals for the luxurious award-winning hotels and resorts they support. Company: St Legere Design International Limited Name: Dennis K Selinger Email: [email protected] Web Address: