The photos submitted during the shortlisting gives little clue to the absolute joy of the place, which the jury panel experienced during the site visit. The project is rhythmic and free-flowing, reflective of its site; a tree-lined stretch of East Coast Park that is teeming with activity.
The judges applaud the project for transforming a utilitarian underpass, into architecture of significance that is fun and joyful. The architect’s carefully composed materials render a distinctive character and spatial atmosphere to a usual infrastructural building.
With this uplifting achievement, the jury panel believes that the project is deserving of its Design Award.