The SIA Architecture Awards recognises the achievements of SIA Members in their pursuit of architectural excellence and motivates architects to push the boundaries with innovative solutions. The Awards also aims to heighten the appreciation and patronage of good architectural design from both the architectural fraternity as well as the general public. 
This year, an esteemed jury panel comprises  Ar. Seah Chee Huang (President, SIA),  Ar. Richard Hassell (Founding Director, WOHA Architects Pte Ltd),  Prof. Ho Puay Peng (Head of Department of Architecture, NUS),  Ar. Belinda Huang (Partner, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism Pte Ltd),  Prof. Erwin Viray (Head of Pillar, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD) selected  a total of 20 Design Awards and 11 Merit Awards in the 6 submission categories. In addition, two projects are conferred the “Building Of The Year”.
BUILDING OF THE YEAR AND DESIGN AWARD

The Jewel Changi Airport is an arresting and impactful architecture that has become a distinctive landmark not only in Singapore, it also sets new benchmarks globally in the reimagination of airport terminals as major public attractions. Its central space, a waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, is a design and logistical feat to surmount. This is […]

BUILDING OF THE YEAR AND DESIGN AWARD

Sky Green is as a new high-rise residential typology in Taichung. It stands out from the existing urban fabric as the first sustainable mixed-use residential development in the heart of city. The high-rise greenery on various facades via creepers, sky gardens and balconies create a distinctive biophilic environment which sees a green plot ratio of 320%. It […]

DESIGN AWARD
DESIGN AWARD

The Jury commends the architects for their ability to work creatively and flexibly with concrete as a building material to achieve a spectrum of experiences for a residence. Different expressions are designed for three facades with concrete, which function to filter natural daylight, direct views, as well as to buffer noise and provide privacy. The […]

DESIGN AWARD

Sensible House is a multi-generational house with a strong commitment to natural cross ventilation, both by the owners and the architect, in their concerted effort towards climatic sensitivity. This commitment has led to a clear strategy of porosity and connection between the different levels within the house, most notably by detaching key bedrooms from the […]

DESIGN AWARD

Aman Kyoto was designed on existing clearings and platforms in a beautiful mature garden in the mountains outside of Kyoto, allowing these to determine the placement of buildings in landscape. In so doing, the architects have demonstrated, from beginning to end, a sensitivity towards nature and local culture. The architecture is visually simple, reduced to […]

DESIGN AWARD

Located in a difficult and tight site, the execution of SMU Connexion embodies the spirit of innovation by surmounting specific technical challenges and presents itself as a distinctive, well-resolved design project. As a vital link in a city campus, SMU Connexion has also provided new varied learning venues to complement different teaching styles and pedagogies. […]

DESIGN AWARD

For the all-rounded consideration of site, function, users, and most importantly, for its an unwavering commitment to engage with the neighbours and community, the architects for Pascoe Community Center exemplify the architect as an activist in the community, championing for the social ideals that they believe in. The Jury appreciates the thorough consideration of spaces […]

DESIGN AWARD

Expo Interchange is an underground MRT station situated within the Singapore Expo and Changi Business Park. The jurors commend the team for their perseverance towards design excellence in an infrastructural project that is often technically restrictive and demanding. At the Interchange, there are clear and coherent design strategies to bring together various interfacing entrances and […]

DESIGN AWARD

The Jury recognizes that in restoration and refurbishment work, much of the good efforts are painstaking and often hidden. The restoration of Raffles Hotel sees the paring back of different stages of additional work done over the years and returns the architecture to its original glory while re-interpreting and executing modern day amenities such as […]

DESIGN AWARD

The Great Madras is a good example of adaptive reuse of a conserved building. The Jury appreciates that the quality of the conserved building is not lost, but rather sensitively kept and that the new and old touches worked in tandem to preserve a cohesive experience that is reminiscent of its time. The project demonstrates […]

DESIGN AWARD

The Jury commends the designers for successfully applying an architectural approach to stage set design to widen the agency of architecture. To fulfil conditions such as an expedited overnight set-up, speedy scene changes and structural loading of the cast, the designers were able to build flexibility into an abstract composition of white volumes that met […]

DESIGN AWARD

Pathfinder is a series of pavilions embedded within the historic Fort Canning park grounds, forming an exterior part of Singapore 2019 Bicentennial celebration. The jury commended the designers’ efforts for going beyond the call of the Client’s brief for an exhibition design, by contributing additional layers of content and meaning integrated within the architecture of […]

DESIGN AWARD

The Sukasantai Farmstay project demonstrates and celebrates an authentic simplicity and honesty throughout the design process that the Jury appreciates. From its site planning to its architectural expression of lightly treading on site and construction methods, the team of architects are committed to building sustainably with appropriate use of local materials and simple construction details. […]

DESIGN AWARD

The main challenge of the brief for this space was to design an interior that could influence the behavioural and emotional state of its users. For crafting a well thought through design that could meet this brief, the Jury commends the designers for this small but sensitive project that demonstrates a deep understanding of what […]

DESIGN AWARD

This project design complements its ethos of serving youths. The use of simple materials transcends banality; the proportions and spaces carved out for youth engagement are proportional, flexible and the ideation panels and spots are effective in the function that they serve. Within its economic means, the design has generated a successful public space that […]

DESIGN AWARD

This interior project rethinks the approach of repurposing a HDB unit that was built in 1980s, as a home office. The re-design begins at the entrance foyer that opens out to the public corridor and encourages interaction with neighbours on the same floor. Inside, existing false ceilings were removed, exposing high double volume space where […]

DESIGN AWARD

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre services youth programs that advocate recycling, up-cycling and responsible living. The juror commended the designers for their ingenious revamp of what was formerly a single-storey polyclinic. The interior design encourages a behavioural shift upon entering and users are often quietened to a calmness in this space. The designers have demonstrated […]

DESIGN AWARD

Aesop 1 Utama is a store design in a mall for an international brand that has a focus on design and place-specificity while retaining a strong unique brand spirit. The jury enjoyed how the designers had worked with a singular vernacular material; corrugated tin, in a myriad of different ways throughout the interior, to achieve […]

DESIGN AWARD

Aman Kyoto interiors are developed in tandem with the architecture and in so doing, embodies a cohesive sophistication inside and out, that is subtly modern while remaining reverential to cultural references. There is good balance between communal areas where dark stained timber interiors exude luxury, and suites, which are, in contrast, light-filled, highly crafted spaces […]

MERIT AWARD

This project cleverly weaves a green deck that is a semi-basement car park throughout the site, and in so doing, sets up a novel way where an infrastructural idea, can give rise to new form of public space. The Jury appreciates that the car park is topped by a generous communal landscape that is a […]

MERIT AWARD

For reimagining a contemporary and complex retail environment, and for taking on a variety programs and integrating them into an unique experience in the city, the designers for Funan are lauded for bravely addressing the future of retail and test-bedding new ideas. The interweaving of various activities spanning indoor rock climbing, performance theatre, apartments, offices, […]

MERIT AWARD

18 Robinson is an office tower on a podium of retail spaces and sits on an acute V-shaped site at a hectic junction between two streets. The architect’s ability to work within a difficult and challenging site and to successfully achieve a building that has a strong, iconic urban presence was notable. The gesture of […]

MERIT AWARD

399 Little Lonsdale is a 35-storey hotel tower with a podium of retail spaces in the City Center of Melbourne, Australia. The Jury applauds the project, as it is a thoughtful urban intervention that achieves a good ground and podium design with sensitivity to street scale and maintains a connection to and within the city. […]

MERIT AWARD

Based on a master plan conceived out of respecting natural site topography, Alila’s placement of buildings are staggered and terraced to complement natural slopes and rock outcrops without compromising views. The Jury commends the architects for similarly extending their efforts to the engagement of local villagers and craftsmen and to have adopted building materials and […]

MERIT AWARD

Old Dalvey is lauded for its ability to marry old and new in a way that is harmonious and meaningful. There is careful retention of certain features in the old house that bestow new meaning and fabric; that when layered upon the existing, result in an interesting intersection of imprinting memory and active conservation. In […]

MERIT AWARD

The Jury acknowledges that the site is one that is challenging, juggling 2 existing buildings and located within a historically significant park. An impressive key design decision was taken by the Architect in the re-design of an unused area between the 2 buildings into a connecting vertical space instead, thereby creating inter-sectional cohesion between internal spaces. Reimagined by the […]

MERIT AWARD

Through the unusual commission of an architecture for a tombstone, the design for this resting place is one that is sensitive and aesthetically befitting. Unapologetically modern, the white Carrara marble tombstone is a strong and elegant form that floats above a granite plinth. Precisely assembled, the result is a final resting place that is peaceful […]

MERIT AWARD

lyf Funan is a shared co-living space that proposes flexible short-term living, working and other social configurations for millennials and the millennial-minded. Through new ways of re-thinking social and community spaces, lyf upends certain traditional expectations by programming shared public space with communal facilities. These spaces propose how different arrangements and thus dynamics between people […]

MERIT AWARD

This project is a clear design exploration of the grid – both in its faithful implementation as well as the design’s playful deviation from it. This organizing principle, which enabled efficiency and natural way finding, is carried through into its construction, finishes and details. Within this orthogonal design strategy, reference to vibrant architecture movements from […]

MERIT AWARD

88 Armenian is a boutique hotel interior project located within Penang’s heritage core. The project made reference to the history and narrative of the site where the hotel sits; a once bustling copper and brass market place. A consistent and disciplined use of copper and brass throughout the project resulted in an interior that is […]