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Here are your SIA Architectural Design Awards 2020 winners

A whopping 20 Design Awards and 11 Merit Awards were given out across six submission categories for the SIA Architectural Design Awards 2020.



BY Indesignlive

1 December, 2020


Singapore Institute of Architects announced a total of 31 winners for this year’s Architecture Design Awards. Entries were judged based on their originality and innovation, sensitivity to context, sustainability, response to climate and users’ needs, and elegance of construction and detail.

At the same time, the Awards also introduced a new category: Social/Humanitarian Architecture. The intention is to recognise members who are able to tackle human-centric, social issues, overcome tight budgets and limited resources for greater good.

The highest accolade, the Building Of The Year award went to two projects: Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects which was also a winner in the Commercial – Mixed Developments category, and Sky Green by WOHA Architects, which also earned an award under the Commercial – Overseas Commercial Projects category.

On Jewel Changi Airport, the jury shared that it “sets new benchmarks globally in the reimagination of airport terminals as major public attractions.”

“It is a power public and social space where the world meets Singapore. The Jewel has attracted many and offered everyone enjoyment and the marvel of something new. Architecture, landscape and experiential design play integral roles to the success of the communal space as seen by crowds of visitors throughout the day.”

Sky Green is the first sustainable mixed-use residential development in the heart of Taichung city and was recognised as a new high-rise residential typology.

“The high-rise greenery on various facades via creepers, sky gardens and balconies create a distinctive biophilic environment which sees a green plot ratio of 320%. It is also the pioneering development where floor area is dedicated to these communal interaction sky-decks, which terrace up the building.”

“Sky Green has also become an exemplary prototype for high-rise, high-density green living in Taichung and was used as a project reference in the re-conceptualisation and revision of local city planning codes in 2019.”

 

Here is the full list of winners:

Residential projects

Design Award

House of Spice, RT+Q Architects

 

Custom Shades, HYLA Architects

 

The Sensible House, Hyphen Architects

 

Merit Award

Tampines GreenRidges, LAUD Architects

 

Commercial Projects

Design Award

Jewel Changi Airport, Safdie Architects

 

Sky Green, WOHA Architects

 

Aman Kyoto, Kerry Hill Architects

 

Merit Award

18 Robinson, architects 61

 

Funan, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

 

Alila Villas Koh Russey, studiogoto

 

399 Little Lonsdale, K2LD Architects

 

Institutional Projects

Design Award

SMU Connexion, MKPL Architects

 

Pascoe Vale Community Centre, K2LD Architects

 

Industrial, Transport & Infrastructure Projects

Design Award

Expo Interchange, GreenhilLi

 

Special Categories

Design Award

Restoration and Refurbishment of the Raffles Hotel, Aedas

 

The Great Madras, FARM Architects

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Stage Set, RT+Q Architects

 

Pathfinder, Zarch Collaboratives

 

Sukasantai Farmstay, Goy Architects

 

Work, Meet and Dream! Designing Workplaces to Inspire Youth, DP Architects

 

The Quiet Room, Lekker Architects

 

Merit Award

imPAct@Hong Lim Green, Genome Architects

 

Old Dalvey, ipli Architects

 

A ‘Home’ in Choa Chu Kang, RT+Q Architects

 

Interior Architecture

Design Award

Project #13, STUDIO WILLS + Architects

 

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, Kyoob Architects

 

Aesop 1 Utama, FARM Architects

 

Aman Kyoto, Kerry Hills Architects

 

Merit Award

The Work Project — Asia Square, Hassell

 

lyf Funan, FARM Architects

 

88 Armenian, FARM Architects

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Images courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects.


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