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Here Are The Recipients Of SIA Architectural Design Awards 2019

SIA bestowed six Design Awards and 15 Honourable Mentions across six new categories in this year’s SIA Architectural Design Awards at the Resort World Sentosa.

Here Are The Recipients Of SIA Architectural Design Awards 2019

Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) bestowed a total of 22 accolades at its award programme SIA Architectural Design Awards in July during its annual dinner held at the Resort World Sentosa. 

After skipping 2018, the 2019 edition of the award programme resumed with six new categories that were introduced to streamline building classification, as well as to encourage innovation of material use, construction detailing and building sustainability.

The six new categories are Low-Density Housing, High-Density Housing, Urban Interventions, Innovation: Material and Construction Detailing, Detail for Sustainability, and Exhibition Design. 

The award entries were judged based on their originality and innovation, sensitivity to context, sustainability, response to climate, response to users’ need, and elegance of construction and detail. 

Winner of the Residential – Low-Density Housing category, House Above 44 Kasai Road by ipLi Architects took home the award’s highest accolade, the Building of The Year Award. 

The house is lifted above its undulating landscape, like the olden day’s stilted kampong houses. This strategy has created a delightful spatial experience as one ascends to the house from the entrance. 

“Internally the spaces are well-crafted and well-ventilated with light-well that facilities the discharge of hot air accumulated within the house,” praised the jurors, who unanimously agreed that the building is “a very fine and unpretentious building with spartan materials used to achieve many ‘ends’ and is a masterly handling of tropicality.”



Here is the complete list of winners:


Residential Projects

Design Award

House Above 44 Kasai Road, ipli Architects


House with a Sanctum, RT+Q Architects 


Honourable Mention

Aperture House, Formwerkz Architects


Cloister House, Formwerkz Architects


Grotto House, Formwerkz Architects



M5 @ Jalan Mutiara, ipli Architects


Shorefront, Penang, RT+Q Architects in collaboration with SM Ooi Architect


Commercial Projects

Design Award

Kampung Admiralty, WOHA Architects 


Honourable Mention

Marina One,  Architects 61 in collaboration with Ingenhoven Architects


Amanyangyun, Kerry Hill Architects


Institutional Projects

Design Award

 Sparkletots Preschool By PAP Community Foundation, LAUD Architects



Special Categories

Design Award

Khong Guan Building, META Architecture in collaboration with Lua Architects Associates 


Honourable Mention

The Void Deck Pavilion, Kite Studio Architecture


Singapore Management University – Prinsep Street Residences, MKPL Architects 


Jurong Town Hall, Forum Architects in collaboration with WSP Consultancy 


Camo House, WOW Architects


Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Kiosk & Boardwalk, Genome Architects 


More than just a library, IX Architects 


Interior Architecture Category

Design Award

Amanyangyun, Kerry Hill Architects


Honourable Mention

Gradient Space, METRE Architects


Century of Light, FARM Architects 


Congratulations to all winners!


Images courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects .

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