As we bid farewell to 2013, we roundup the major events, projects and people that made our headlines this year.
25 December, 2013
Singapore’s design scene was certainly thriving in 2013 if one were to measure it by the major international and regional events that were held
on our shores. REACH by Herman Miller In early August, the highly anticipated REACH exhibition made its way here, offering visitors rare insight into the innovative and colourful world of Herman Miller and Charles & Ray Eames. Singapore Sports Hub won ‘Best Future Projects Leisure-Led Development Building’ at this year’s World Architecture Festival
The World Architecture Festival also returned for its second cycle in Singapore and saw architecture firms from around the world pitting themselves against the best to take home the award’s top prizes. Extended House by Formwerkz Architects – President’s Design Award “Building of the Year” This year, the country’s prestigious President’s Design Award recognised six individuals and nine projects for their contributions to Singapore society and the world at large. Left – Right: 118 Killiney, ip:li Architects & The Winged House, K2LD Architects Pte Ltd – President’s Design Award winners (Residential Projects Category) The Singapore Institute of Architects marked another milestone as it celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. And at the SIA Architectural Design Awards, Extended House by Formwerkz Architects bagged the title of “Building of the Year”. WOHA’s Parkroyal on Pickering Significant projects to make the news included WOHA’s Parkroyal on Pickering, which has already bagged several international awards since it opened its doors; the upcoming Changi Airport Terminal 4 by SAA Architects in collaboration with Benoy; Tanjong Pagar Centre, which is set to take on the title of Singapore’s tallest building when completed in 2016; and SCDA’s New York project debut, Soori High Line. SCDA Architects’ Soori High Line Changi Airport Terminal 4 In the region, we also congratulate Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who has been announced as this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate. And still in the same celebratory mood, we’re happy to recap the special moments at our recent Indesign: The Event in Hong Kong, which made its debut on 30 November. Toyo Ito – 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Hong Kong Indesign: The Event What headlining news will make it onto Indesignlive.sg in the New Year? Follow us, and find out!
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