Place Design Group Awarded Gold at Global Design Awards

Place Design Group received three awards at the REARD Global Design Awards 2019, held last week in Shanghai, China.

LCM, a joint project developed by Hong Kong Land and CIFI Group, received the gold award in commercial landscape design category for Place Design Group.  With Jun Xi Gorgeous Mountain, developed by Vanke Real Estate, and Szeyup Palace Display Area, developed by Sunac China, also receiving awards for the group in the residential landscape design category.

Mark Burgess, Place Design Group Managing Director China, said he was thrilled to receive such recognition.

“The REARD awards recognise projects at the forefront of our industry and to take out three awards across the residential and commercial categories is a huge coup for Place Design Group.  We have incredible people who collaborate to achieve outstanding outcomes for not only our clients but the communities they create.  It is fantastic to see their efforts, energy and passion recognised.

“As built environment professionals we have an important role to play, and our teams are committed to ensuring we maintain our focus on ‘people’ and those that work, live and play in the spaces we create.  We constantly strive to add greater value for these communities and understanding not only their needs but the objectives and vision of our clients. We are privileged to work with exceptional clients who provide us with such opportunities and these awards are testament to their ongoing support.”

LCM, the new landmark in Pudong Yangjing region, Shanghai, was praised by judges as a project which incorporated critical planning and design thinking to achieve an outstanding commercial outcome.  Developed by Hong Kong Land it has become a benchmark project in commercial offering.  Place Design Group have built a legacy of commercial projects across Australia and China, including those such as Maroochydore Central Business District, Avic Centre, MixC, and the southern hemisphere’s largest retail redevelopment – Pacific Fair.

Founded in 2015 REARD Global Design Awards has extended its scope from residential and commercial to urban renewal, industrial, culture and tourism. Held annually, the awards are regarded as the leading real estate design awards.

With teams across Australia, China, and South-East Asia, Place Design Group is an awarding-winning leader in planning and design with a reputation for forward thinking, creative and commercial solutions.



LCM – Shanghai

Connects the existing urban fabric. Place Design Group was engaged in the landscape architecture for the precinct, which includes residential, commercial and parkland.


Jun Xi Gorgeous Mountain – Hangzhou Zhejiang

The design naturally evolves the residential community from the surrounding mountains and forest. The landscape expresses our understanding of the historic Liangzhu region and the respect to the surrounding natural mountains and forests


Szeyup Palace – Kaiping Guangdong

Interprets the relationship between people and place.  The design integrates the natural and cultural heritage of the area.