The architect took on the deep rectangular plan as an opportunity to create a central illuminated atrium.
This house is highly commended for the innovative quality of the space within such a narrow and tight site.
The interior is appropriate for old people in terms of its ambience and the use of colours is effective, refreshing and not overdone.
The amount of research work that the team has done to uncover the material on the original church is commendable.
The jury appreciated the arrangement of the blocks to define a sequence opening up to the view, as well as the use of topography to mediate the scale of what is a large complex.
The project uses a simple strategy that broke away from the typical blockish configuration of local schools.
From the same architects of Faber House, a similar formal strategy was employed, but with a slight increase in scale.
It is memorable and delightful architecture made with simple materials and capitalising on many mundane workings of architectural details.
What is impressive is how the architects worked closely with the clients to achieve a manifestation of their brand and philosophy.
This project demonstrates a high level of provision of public spaces in tropical high-rise living.
It is heartening to note the role that design has played to make this the inclusive environment for the training and employment of people with disabilities.
The architect created a well-crafted civic object that remains open to its surroundings. The sharp detailing has achieved a lightness and screen-like quality to the building.
The planning on the difficult site integrated landscape in between the buildings and made an open and unintimidating environment for the keeping of animals.
The judges appreciated the difficulty of interfacing between two conservation buildings of disparate style and thus lauded the architects’ effort to connect the three buildings together as one continuous showroom.