“Most of the targets we can achieve through our own investments. Several of them, however, will require close collaboration with our tenants, suppliers, and other partners. This is particularly true for the environmental ones like energy, carbon, water, and waste reduction,” says Bradley. “At the end of the day, it is our collective efforts that will determine the quality of our places. As a first step, we must be in close contact with our communities to understand their needs. We do this through a process of ongoing engagement and dialogue. The same is true for our tenants.”
Taikoo Place tenants can experience the holistic approach to placemaking daily as they move from one certified green building to another using elevated walkways, admire interesting art works displayed in lobbies, relax and have a picnic in Taikoo Park, participate in music and theatre activities of the PROJECT AFTER 6 programme, and recycle seven types of waste at The Loop recycling centre.
“The area is lively, with regular activities organised by Swire Properties and offered to our teams,” says Philippe Maillard, chief operating officer Asia Pacific of BNP Paribas, which has been a Taikoo Place tenant since 2010. “Recently our staff took part in the Eskyiu Playkits sports activities at ArtisTree, with positive feedback from the participants. The area is well-organised and constantly changing, with a clear focus on well-being for tenants.”