Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, won the Silver Award for the Gamuda Cove masterplan project, in the Landscape Planning & Master Planning category of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Landscape Award 2018.

The HKILA Awards promote excellence in landscape planning, design, management and research.

Iris Hoi, president of the HKILA, presented the award to Christian Dierckxsens, senior associate director and head of the landscape architecture practice at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins in Asia Pacific.

Speaking about the award, Christian said: “We are proud that the Gamuda Cove masterplan project created a world-class destination that addresses our client’s objectives and fully celebrates the natural assets of the site in a responsible and sustainable way.”

The 658ha Gamuda Cove masterplan is a new mixed-use development. Located next to the Paya Indah wetland park in Malaysia – an upcoming eco-tourism destination. Atkins created a landscape masterplan with interconnected open spaces and a planting palette of native species to emphasise the concept of  ‘Living with Nature’.

Working closely with the client’s team, local water engineers and planners has strengthened the feasibility and facilitated the development throughout the complex planning submissions and statutory requirements of the project.

The first phase of the project is under construction and an official launch is expected in early 2019.