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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.

Here are your SIA Architectural Design Awards 2020 winners

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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