Design of the Year & Design Award

This project is a manifestation of immersive landscaping and biophilia. The success of the interior spaces is many-fold. Firstly, the soaring day-lit banking conservatory is fully contextual and integrates seamlessly within the envelope of the glass house atrium. One would be hard pressed to believe this space was not custom designed for the garden. The […]

Design Award

Category B6: Overseas Commercial Projects Sited on a former golf course, the resort’s low laying blocks are master planned within strict and conceptual grids akin to an abstract artwork. The blocks are strategically located and stepped back to allow for sea views while preserving endemic costal fauna. The contrast between the rectilinear master plan and […]

Design Award

Category B1: Office Buildings The design of the Garden Curtain Wall is an unconventional approach to an office building typology nestled in a shophouse city block: a departure from the usual approach to usable space, GFA and sky terraces. Targeted incisive design gestures interpret office space and green pockets inserted into a façade expressed as […]

Merit Award

Category E5: Overseas Projects for Special Categories The Prototype Sales Gallery and Experience Center projected a vision that is at once futuristic and utopian through the handling of atmospheres, experiences and mood, both in its envelope design and flow of spaces within the interior. The juror commended the project for its choice of materials (anodized […]

Merit Award

Category F1: Interior Architecture – Residential The designers spared no effort at every stage of the project. From the onset, they studied the various elements of the existing renovated Hutong house. They introduced architectural elements using complementary materials that are sympathetic to existing colours, proportions and patterns.  The interior design and curated artworks are modern […]

Merit Award

Category F2: Interior Architecture – Commercial This project challenges the typology of a tile showroom. The various spaces organized around “The Plaza” are whimsically themed to appeal to mass customers. Tiles are used in unexpected way on the floors, walls as well as furniture. Interesting detailing and fixing strategies resulted from these unconventional applications. The […]

Merit Award

Category F4: Overseas Interior Architecture Projects The Jury is impressed with the designer’s intention to bridge the aspirations of both the founding and newer generations of leaders within the company through design. A timeless grandiose aesthetics is used to enhance the visitors’ approach to the lift lobby at the first storey. Pristine white marble with […]

Merit Award

Category A1: Low-Density Housing The House of Gables is a 3-generation house that directly addresses the memory of the family’s former house and heritage through several specific points, such as the reuse of saved family lampshades, highlighting dormer windows and gable roof forms as nostalgic callbacks. Reconstituted in a new house with clear form and […]

Merit Award

Category A1: Low-Density Housing The jury commends the architects’ bold departure: having a house that turns completely inwards to a sanctuary where occupants communicate via an open, private courtyard. The duality of openness and closeness is manifested through a refined play of materiality and textures; contrasting the softness of trellis with the solidity of concrete, […]

Merit Award

Category A2: High-Density Housing Amidst stringent requirements for public housing, the Jury commends [email protected] for its efforts at being able to synergize landscape and views on multiple levels through thoughtful layered composition. The façade treatment is restrained and focused, allowing differentiated stack heights and roof terraces which resulted to foreground open green spaces. This melding […]

Merit Award

Category A3: Overseas Residential Projects The residence at Al Algarrabossa is an intricately detailed addition to an estate adjacent to two existing houses and an olive plantation. Clear articulation of a walled courtyard language is seen through thick perimeter walls and contrasting thin column supporting a slim roof. These design strategies allow for an impressively […]

Merit Award

Category B1: Office Buildings The architects for Wilmar International have demonstrated an understanding of planning and human scale, evidenced through the use of terracing to reduce the perception of building mass, which is commendable. Sound design planning also sees the use of a lightwell strategically placed along the public thoroughfare work alongside an otherwise deep […]

Merit Award

Category C1: Educational and Community Buildings NUS E7 is a research facility nested in the centre of the NUS campus. The jury commended the project for its beautiful façade design. The composition of various elements of the building envelope, such as the choice of materials, colour and the impeccable detailing of its screens and ‘green […]

Merit Award

Category E1: Urban Interventions The East Coast Park Rejuvenation is a master plan of East Coast Park with a strong planning strategy consisting of delightful nodes and paths. The jury particularly appreciated the re-adaptation of old existing structures such as the former Big Splash that has given the new park human-centered and user-friendly spaces that […]

Design Award

Category E1: Urban Interventions The design of the stage for National Day Parade 2018 drew its inspiration from urban plazas with the intent to bring the stage closer to its spectators. A set of monumental projection screens when fully opened resulted in a unique visual relationship between spectators seated facing the stage and those at […]

Design Award

Category F3: Exhibition Design The jury commended the Singapore Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 for being an exhibition design that exhibited multiple layers of ideas surrounding the narrative of architectural practice and living in Singapore, particularly on how to borrow space resourcefully. The design is investigative and inventive in its choice and use of materials. […]