TAK’s TECC project wins Best Architecture Single Residence and Best Leisure Architecture in the Asia Pacific Region, Best Architecture Single Residence, Best Leisure Architecture, and Best Mixed Use Development in China

TAK Design Consultants, the master planner and designer of the Tianjin Equine Culture City (TECC) project made an impressive impact at the Asia Pacific Property Awards held recently in the luxurious Shangrila Hotel Ballroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when it won five (5) awards – three (3) 5-star awards and two (2) Asia Pacific overall awards – for its Tianjin Equine Culture City project.

“Asia Pacific is the first region to be judged in the International Property Awards’ programme each year and can always be relied upon to set a very high benchmark,” said Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Property & Travel Magazine. She added, “Our judges look over for excellence in every single element of each entry, seeking innovation, sustainability, eco-awareness and an all important cutting edge. I am delighted to report that they have not been disappointed.”

On receiving the awards on behalf of TAK, Architect Hairul Nizar, design director, mentioned “The awards serve as a testimony of TAK’s teamwork and dedication which were inspired by the visionary planning of our Managing Director Teo Ah Khing and helped in fulfilling the challenging planning and design briefs set forth by Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness and Desert Star, the project developer.”

The TECC project was entered by TAK as a unique mixed-use development with horse racing as its core activity. The master plan for the 330-hectare project features the China Horse Club (CHC) Clubhouse, an iconic clubhouse-cum-grandstand, race tracks, training tracks, race barns, an array of fine residential estates with paddocks and stables, horse paths, and a stud farm.

By the nature of its development plan and architecture, TECC project complements the existing agricultural industry, enhances the environmental quality of the community, and improves the socio-economic activities; it also builds upon the architectural heritage and horse racing history of Tianjin and the modern urban fabric.

TAK entered three projects in the TECC – the Mansion, the CHC Clubhouse, and the TECC Master Plan Development – each winning the highly-coveted 5-Star plaques of recognition. The Mansion and CHC Clubhouse architecture projects were also bestowed Best in Single Residence Architecture and Best in Leisure Architecture in the Asia Pacific Region respectively which automatically qualifies the 2 projects to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in these categories.


The gala dinner awarding event was graced by more than 500 guests and professionals from the different property development sectors. The event featured over 450 projects located in 23 Asian-Pacific countries competing for recognition from over 40 judges in the various property development professions. Of these projects, only 43 (including TAK’s CHC Clubhouse and Mansion) projects were qualified for the future World’s Best edition of the property awards (TECC included), 177 projects were chosen as 5-star quality (TECC included), and 252 were highly commended.

The TAK Group of Companies is honored and proud to have its China flagship TECC project as the forerunner in the equine industry development in the world’s largest market. Project implementation has started with the construction of training tracks and quarantine barns. TECC project will bring back horse racing as a sport of kings, promote equine education, and an opportunity to experience the elegant equine lifestyle.