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Consilium Design Wins BALA Gold for Sun Kingdom Community

February 15, 2015

Consilium Design Wins Best International Community Award for Hillside at Sun Kingdom

Consilium Design of Centennial, CO has won the 2014 Best in American Living Award (BALA) – Gold Award for international community design.   The award was presented at the recent National Association of Home Builders Annual International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV.  The award is for
The Hillside Village within the Sun Kingdom master planned community in Chongqing, P R China.

Consilium Design’s concept for the Hillside at Sun Kingdom was inspired by our client’s commitment to create an “essence of lifestyle” built upon highest quality design that has become the finest residential neighborhood in China. We collaborated with the project architect to create an environment reminiscent of a Tuscan hillside village.

  • Designed neighborhood entry that creates a unique “hillside village gateway”

  • Integrated turf pocket parks into the interior of the neighborhood, not a common feature in China

  • Each home site characterizes its individualized orientation, view, and location within the neighborhood

  • Strategically located specific home designs with dramatic architectural features to accentuate the silhouette of the site

  • Attractive edge along golf with varying architectural style and orientation of homes

  • Homes sited to maximize views to greens, clubhouse, landscape features.

  • With a 164 ft. elevation change, home sites are tiered on slopes to create dramatic views

  • Interior open space amenities increase value of interior home sites

  • Each cul-de-sac and intersection is designed to be a distinctive signature space

    Mr. Gao Xiao Dong, the developer eloquently concluded that residents will “fall in love with the community and villas will select the residents. The home will become a part of their life story.”  His words have become reality!

    “We are ecstatic to have been chosen by the peer group of judges to win this prestigious award.  This award is the culmination of thousands of hours of work by our design team.” shares Craig Karn, President and Principal of Consilium Design.

    “The Best in American Living Awards are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovation in residential design,” noted 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore, senior partner – marketing at BSB Design, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa.  “We are proud to have a long history of honoring those who set the bar high by encouraging creativity, originality and imagination in our industry.”

    The Best in American Living Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by builders, developers, and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international, based on the principle that good design is not, and should not be, limited to high-priced and/or custom home product. Even the simplest, most affordable homes can receive an award when they showcase good design.