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. From the bold plan to deploy part of the building in an accelerated construction over a key road in 5 days, to designing an integrated mechanical system, to the use of Mass Engineered Timber in construction, the architects have masterfully considered and persevered in their pursuit to deliver a memorable and innovative learning space. The Jury commends the architects and client for their courage and spirit of innovation in in the design and delivery this project.


MKPL Architects Pte Ltd


Singapore Management University

Civil and Structural Engineer

Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Quantity Surveyor

Rider Levett Bucknall

Landscape Consultant

Sald Pte Ltd

Lighting Consultant

Switch Lighting Design LLP

Main Contractor

Lian Ho Lee Construction Pte Ltd

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