Explore award-winning projects—no travel required.

Join these exclusive virtual tours led by the visionaries who developed each project. Gain behind-the-scenes insights as if you were there in person. All tours are included with your meeting registration.

Victoria Yards

Johannesburg, South Africa
2020 Winner: ULI Europe Awards for Excellence

At Victoria Yards, a visionary developer has brought together a diverse team of like-minded stakeholders to reclaim and transform abandoned brownfields that had been teeming with auto-body chop-shops into a thriving community resource. The long-term goal of Victoria Yards’ patient private investors is to build a profitable multi-faceted operation that will revitalize the surrounding area – one of Johannesburg’s most hard-pressed districts – through urban regeneration that incorporates gentrification without displacement. The still-evolving 200,000-square-foot site contains vegetable and herb gardens, a small wellness clinic, a vibrant school, and other social enterprises, as well as housing artists and artisans – and a gin distillery. 

Foshan Lignan Tiandi Lot 1 Virtual Tour 

Foshan, Guangdong Province, China 
2019 Winner: ULI Global Awards for Excellence 

Following its success in Shanghai and a host of other Chinese cities, Hong Kong-based private developer Shui On Land has brought its respected approach to historic preservation and urban development to the southern city of Foshan. In this ancient city, now a hub of industrial manufacturing and innovation, Shui On Land is building out its massive Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, a 128-acre (52 hectares) combination of contemporary residential, retail and office development. Anchoring this ongoing project is Lot 1, a walkable historic district of ancient alleyways and listed historic buildings. Rather than replace the old houses and buildings with reproductions, Shui On Land has restored classic homes in place and maintained the vernacular streetscape of narrow alleyways and courtyards, even exhuming and cleaning original pavers throughout the district. Shui On Land has introduced new retail and dining to the heritage buildings of Lot 1, and purposefully leased stores to traditional Lingnan-style retailers that had moved overseas.  

Salesforce Tower and Salesforce Park 

San Francisco, California, USA
2020 Finalist: ULI Urban Open Space Award

Completed in 2018, the 1.4-million-square-foot Salesforce Tower, developed by Boston Properties, is San Francisco’s tallest building and an exemplar of green design principles. Salesforce Transit Center is not only San Francisco’s marquee transportation hub, it’s also the basis for Salesforce Park, a 5.4-acre, lushly landscaped rooftop public park, stretching four city blocks south of the city’s Financial District. Linked by a pedestrian bridge, Salesforce Tower is one of two buildings directly connected to the park and together, these structures form the iconic heart of a burgeoning high-density mixed-use neighborhood. 


Amsterdam, Netherlands 
2020 Winner: ULI Europe Awards for Excellence 

Circl is a new pavilion created by ABN AMRO in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, which has been designed and constructed according to sustainable and circular principles. The 3,300-square-meter pavilion has been created to be energy efficient and easy to disassemble, to make as little impact as possible on the planet. Many of the things used to build Circl have already had a previous life. Other raw materials – from the wood used in its construction to the aluminum on its outer walls – can be put to new uses in the future. What’s more, Circl is a living lab – more than 150.000 professionals, students and neighborhood residents have already visited Circl with thousands participating in circular economy trainings, knowledge sharing and community events. Circl is a building that became a movement: we join forces to accelerate the shift to sustainability.